BIBLE STUDY #135 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
TITLE: WORKING WHILE THE FATHER WORKS
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Monday, November 23, 1998
Franca, San Pablo, Brazil
Source Scripture: John 5:17-32
BOOK OF THE AGES
The Laodicean Church Age – Page 326
Rev. William M. Branham
Though he will not be popular, he will be vindicated by God. As Jesus authenticated John, and the Holy Ghost authenticated Jesus, we can well expect this man will be first of all authenticated by the Spirit working in his life in acts of power that are indisputable and found nowhere else; and Jesus Himself, in returning, will authenticate him, even as He authenticated John. John witnessed that Jesus was coming, — and so will this man, like John, witness that Jesus is coming. And the very return of Christ will prove that this man indeed was the forerunner of His second coming. This is the final evidence that this indeed is the prophet of Malachi 4, for the end of the Gentile period will be Jesus, Himself, appearing. Then it will be too late for those who have rejected him.
BOOK OF QUOTATIONS – Page 119
Look away to Jesus
Jeffersonville, IN, 12-29-63
Rev. William M. Branham
1058 – “I may be building a platform for somebody else to step on. I may be taken before that time. / But I do believe, that we are so close, that I would never die with old age. Yet, at fifty-four years old, I’ll never die with old age, until He’s here. See? Unless I’m shot, killed, or something other, some way killed, just old age wouldn’t kill me, until He’s come. And I believe that. / I may not do it, but this Message will introduce Jesus Christ to the world. For, ‘As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming, so is the Message to forerun the second Coming.’ And John said, ‘Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.’ See? So, it’s, it paralleled it in every way. And I know it will, the Message will go on.”
BOOK OF QUOTATIONS – Page 71
Taking sides with Jesus
Jeffersonville, IN, 6-1-62
Rev. William M. Branham
615 – “There’s three things could happen to me. It’s either the end of my road, and let this other one come on; I’ve opened up the road for him to take over, ’cause, remember, the one that comes to preach, will be on the Word, ‘Restoring the Faith of the children back to the fathers.’ It could be the end of my road. It could be that He’s changing my ministry back into evangelism, for overseas. Or, it could be that He’s not going to call me anymore for an evangelist, and He’s taking me into the wilderness somewhere, to anoint me, to send me forth like the promised one is to come, I think. / I believe that the Lord has used me, in little special things, to help maybe lay a foundation for a prophet that will come. But a prophet doesn’t operate the way I operate. Now, you know that. A prophet isn’t an evangelist, and an evangelist isn’t a prophet. A pastor isn’t an evangelist, and an evangelist isn’t a pastor. ‘But God has set in the Church, first apostles, then prophets, then teachers, then pastors,’ and so forth. God set them in the Church, and God gave them an office.”
WHAT IS NECESSARY TO KNOW AT THE LAST DAY
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Tuesday, March 4, 1997
San Jose de los Campos, Brazil
Now, we can see that Jesus didn’t deny that John the Baptist was His forerunner, He placed him in the biblical position in which God had placed him.
Jesus Christ pointed to the Scriptures that spoke of the messenger who would come before Jesus, He identified him with the Scripture —as also for the Last Day will be happening—; because just as Jesus identified John, John identified Jesus.
And now, we find that the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ identifies with his Message the promise of the Second Coming of Christ, and the way in which the Second Coming of Christ will be fulfilled in the Last Day.
And the fulfillment of the Second Coming of Christ is the final identification or final confirmation that the Reverend William Marrion Branham is the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ.
In other words, the fulfillment of what he foreran is the greater identification that William Marrion Branham is the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ; just as the greater identification that John the Baptist was the forerunner of the First Coming of Christ, was the fulfillment of the First Coming of Christ.
(…) Now, just as in order to receive the first fruits, it was not enough to have received the forerunner: it was necessary to receive the foreran; and for the end time, for the Last Day, for the seventh millennium, it is not enough to have received the forerunner to be filled with the fullness of God: it is required to also receive the foreran; because those will be the ones who will receive the fullness of God, they will be transformed in the Last Day: all those who will be alive and will have received the foreran.
The foreran will also tell you about the forerunner, he will give testimony of who His forerunner was; and that will be the final vindication or confirmation that Reverend William Marrion Branham was the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ.
We are now in the most important time of all times.
The forerunner is gone. For the time of the forerunner the people were called to be looking for the forerunner, a man, a prophet who would be preparing the people, a prophet who would come with the spirit and power of Elijah. And after the forerunner has done his work and has gone to rest in the sixth dimension —in Paradise— it is necessary to seek, to find and to follow the foreran.
Because what is the reason for God to send a forerunner and to be announcing that after him comes the foreran, and that the people don’t look for the forerunner afterwards? And how are they going to look for him? With the Message of the forerunner. According to what the forerunner said, so must the foreran appear.
And to be progressively fulfilling the things that have been said that the foreran will be doing; in order to be prepared to be transformed and receive our eternal body.
THE TRAJECTORY OF THE MINISTRIES OF MOSES AND ELIJAH
Eighth Central American Youth Congress “God Extends His Tabernacle”
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, April 26, 1997
San Bartolome Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
And the Archangel Gabriel told the priest Zechariah (who would become the father of John the Baptist), he told him that he would have a son through his wife Elizabeth, and that he would be a prophet of God, and that he would come with the spirit and power of Elijah (Luke, chapter 1, verse 17), to convert the hearts of the fathers to the children; that is, the heart of the Old Testament to the Christian faith, to the faith of the children, under the Dispensation of Grace.
In other words, he would prepare the way for Christ so that they would welcome Christ.
Although not all of John’s followers did, and therefore, they missed out on the blessing of the Holy Spirit that came upon the believers in Jesus Christ. For the blessings that God gives for those who will be following the foreran are greater than for those who follow the forerunner. Because the blessings for those who follow the forerunner go up to a certain limit, and then the rest of the blessings belong to the believers in the foreran, to those who receive him as it was prophesied he would come.
(…) And now, the ministry of Elijah for the fifth time is promised to be manifested. The veil of flesh where Elijah’s ministry was for the fourth time manifested (where?) in the Tabernacle of God, in the Temple of God, has already left.
Now we can see that the ministry of Elijah has not left the Temple of God: It has remained in the Temple of God all the time; and it goes from age to age, from stage to stage, from dispensation to dispensation, because that ministry will be adopted.
In the adoption of the children of God we find that this ministry will be manifested in the Last Day; now, it will be manifested for the fifth time, where the adoption of this ministry will be in effect in the Dispensation of the Kingdom.
And we also find that the ministry of the prophet Moses has been in the Temple of God. He was in the Outer Court, under the Law; but then we find that he appears again in the Last Day in the Temple of God, in the Most Holy Place.
(…) And since the House of God enters into the Dispensation of the Kingdom in the Last Day, those ministries would be manifested in that dispensation.
That is why the ministries of Moses for the second time and of Elijah for the fifth time don’t correspond to the Dispensation of Grace; because the ministry of Elijah pertaining to the Dispensation of Grace was already manifested for the fourth time; that is, it was manifested in the messenger of the seventh age of the gentile Church. And for his fifth manifestation he would be outside the Dispensation of Grace, and would be outside the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church.
That is why the miracles that Christianity is waiting for to be manifested within the Dispensation of Grace, correspond to the ministry of Moses for the second time and of Elijah for the fifth time; for the miracles corresponding to the ministry of Christ through His angel messenger of the seventh age of the gentile Church, where the ministry of Elijah was, were already fulfilled; and we saw them fulfilled in the Reverend William Marrion Branham.
(…) We find that the holy place and the most holy place were very close to each other; but they were different places.
And now, the part of the final Holy Place was in North America; and now the part of the Most Holy Place is next to North America. Because after the Holy Place is the Most Holy Place; in other words, what borders with the Most Holy Place is the Holy Place.
That is why, you see, those of the seventh age of the gentile Church came to the border, to the borderline, but they have to move to the new land of the Most Holy Place, and to the new land of the new dispensation, the Dispensation of the Kingdom, which is the one that corresponds to the Most Holy Place.
And now, we can see which are the ministries that will be in the Most Holy Place manifested in the Last Day, in the Tabernacle of God, which has been extended to Latin America and the Caribbean. And the part that has been extended to Latin America and the Caribbean is the most important part: The part of the Most Holy Place.
Up to Latin America and the Caribbean, Christ has extended the ropes and has placed the stakes of His Tent, of His Tabernacle, of His Temple; and “the lines have fallen for us in delightful places, and great is the inheritance that is ours.”
(…) In clearer words, first those who will be in the territory where Christ would be building the Most Holy Place of His spiritual Temple receive it. In other words, the Latin American and Caribbean people are the first to hear the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom and they are the first to receive it, those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life; and those who are in the other section will also receive it, at a certain time.
And then, notice, the relics that have remained of the different messengers and different ages, those that are written in the section of the Book of Life, will also receive it. And also those who are left of the seventh angel messenger, of the forerunner, who are written in the section of the Lamb’s Book of Life, they will receive it, even if it is the last; but many have already received it, and have entered into the Dispensation of the Kingdom. As when Jesus was on Earth and John said: “Behold the Lamb of God”; and John the apostle and Andrew, when they heard John the Baptist say this, what did they do? Well, they followed Jesus; they did what they had to do; and they became apostles of Jesus Christ. They were not apostles of John the Baptist, but they were apostles of Jesus Christ, which is something greater.
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