Sunday, July 25, 2021

BIBLE STUDY #119 – SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021

TITLE: A DESCRIPTION OF THE SON OF MAN

IN THE MIDST OF THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Wednesday, October 28, 1998

(Second activity)

Talcahuano, Biobio, Chile

Source Scripture: Revelation 1:10-20

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Pages 53-54

Rev. William M. Branham

How deeply moving and inspiring was the appearing of Jesus to John, who was in exile for the cause of the Word, and behold, the Living WORD now stands before him. What an illuminating vision, for every descriptive attribute has a significance. What a revelation of His glorious Being.

1. His Hair as White as Snow

John first notices and mentions the whiteness of His hair. It was white, and as bright as snow. This was not because of His age. Oh, no. The brilliantly white hair does not signify age but experience, maturity, and wisdom. The Eternal One does not age. What is time to God? Time means little to God, but wisdom means much. It is as when Solomon called to God for wisdom to judge the people of Israel. Now He is coming, the Judge of all the earth. He will be crowned with wisdom. That is what the white and glistening hair signifies. See this in Daniel 7:9-14… (…) There it is. Daniel saw Him with that white hair. He was the Judge opening the books and judging out of them. Daniel saw Him coming in clouds. That is exactly what John saw. They both saw Him exactly the same. They saw the Judge with His judgment girdle over His shoulders, standing pure and holy, full of wisdom, fully qualified to judge the world in righteousness. Hallelujah. Even the world understands this symbology, for in ancient times the judge would appear and convene court, dressed in a white wig and a long robe that signified his complete authority (head to foot robe) to mete out justice.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Pages 54-55

Rev. William M. Branham

2. His Eyes as Fire

Think of it. Those eyes that were once dimmed with tears of sorrow and pity. Those eyes that wept with compassion at the grave of Lazarus. Those eyes that saw not the evil of the murderers who hanged Him on a cross but in sorrow cried, “Father forgive them.” Now those eyes are a flame of fire, the eyes of the Judge Who will recompence those who rejected Him.

Of all the human emotions He manifested the most when He appeared as the Son of Man was this one, He wept often. Yet behind that weeping and that sorrow there was still God.

Those same eyes saw visions. They looked deep within the hearts of men and read their very thoughts and knew all their various ways. Blazing out of mortal eyes was God, Who cried to those who knew Him not for what He was, “If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins,” John 8:24. “If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not. But if I do (the works of My Father), though ye believe not Me, believe the works,” John 10:37-38. Like Jeremiah of old, He was the weeping prophet, for men received not the Word of God and thrust aside the revelation.

Those fiery flaming eyes of the Judge are even now recording the lives of all flesh. Running to and fro throughout the earth, there is nothing He does not know. He knows the desires of the heart and what each one intends to do. There is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed, for all things are naked before Him with Whom we have to do. Think of it, He knows even now what you are thinking.

Yes, there He stands as Judge with flaming eyes to mete out judgment. The day of mercy is over. Oh, that men might repent and seek His face in righteousness while there is yet time. That they might make His bosom their pillow ere the world dissolves in fire.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 55

Rev. William M. Branham

3. The Feet of Brass

“And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace.” Brass is noted for its remarkable hardness. There is nothing that is known that you can put with it to temper it. But this brass that describes His feet is more remarkable yet in that it has stood the test of the fiery furnace, a test that no other one has gone through. And that is exactly right. For brass signifies Divine Judgment: a judgment that God decreed and brought to pass.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 57

Rev. William M. Branham

4. His Voice Was as the Sound of Many Waters

Now what do the waters represent? Hear it in Revelation 17:15, “The waters which thou sawest,…are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” His voice was as the sound of multitudes speaking. What is it? It is the judgment. For these are the voices of the multitudes of witnesses, who by the Holy Spirit all through the ages have testified to Christ and preached His Gospel. It will be the voice of every man rising in judgment against the sinner who would not take warning. The voices of the seven messengers will be heard loud and clear. Those faithful preachers who preached the saving power of Jesus, who preached water baptism in Jesus’ Name, who preached the infilling and power of the Holy Ghost, who stood with the Word more than they stood with their own lives; all of them were the voice of Jesus Christ by the Holy Ghost down through the ages.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 58

Rev. William M. Branham

5. In His Right Hand Were Seven Stars

“And He had in His right hand seven stars.” Now of course we already know from verse 20 what the seven stars actually are. “And the mystery of the seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches.” Now we couldn’t make a mistake here on any account, as He interprets it for us. These seven stars are the messengers to the seven successive church ages. They are not called by name. They are just set forth as seven, one to each age.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 60

Rev. William M. Branham

6. The Two-edged Sword

[Reading of Revelation, 1:16, Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 19:11-16 and John 1:48].

There it is. When He comes, that Word will come against all nations and all men. And none will be able to stand against it. It will reveal what was in every heart as He did with Nathanael. The Word of God will show who did the will of God and who didn’t. It will make known the secret works of every man and why he did them. It will divide asunder.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 62

Rev. William M. Branham

7. His Face Like The Sun

[Reading of Revelation 1:16, Matthew 17:1-13 and 16:28].

And the three apostles did see just that — the order of His second coming. They saw Him transfigured there on the mountain top. His raiment was blazing white and His face shone like the sun at its zenith. And there as He appeared, stood Moses and Elijah on either side. That is exactly how He is coming again. Truly Elijah will first come and turn the hearts of the children (bride) back to the fathers’ Apostolic Word Doctrine.

 

THE TIME TO HEAR

THE WORDS OF THE APOCALYPTIC PROPHECY

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Friday, September 18, 1992

Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru

Sometimes we desire and ask God for His blessings, but we don’t know where they are.

Tonight I want to read the Scripture in Revelation, to see where God’s blessings are for us.

(…) Now, you see, the words of the prophecy of this book are the Word of God, the Word of God for every age and for every dispensation; and that is where the person finds the blessing, where the person finds the great secret of eternal life.

Without the Word, no person could know that the Lord Jesus Christ died on Calvary’s Cross and there He paid the price for sin and redeemed us with His precious Blood.

Now, the words of the prophecy of this book, we find that they correspond to the people of God, they correspond to the Work of God; we find that the words of the prophecy of this book cover the Dispensation of Grace, they cover the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church, where the Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself in each age and brought His Message for each age; and He carried out all this to the messenger and through the messenger of each age.

(…) It is required to listen to the words of the apocalyptic prophecy that correspond to our time in order to receive our transformation.

Remember that in this apocalyptic revelation there is the Word of God for every age and for every dispensation, for the Dispensation of Grace and for the Dispensation of the Kingdom.

For that reason you find that here the revelation given to John, the beloved disciple, on the island of Patmos, during a time span of two years, speaks of the ages of the gentile Church and also speaks of the glorious Millennial Kingdom, and also speaks of the Final Judgment and the entrance into eternity.

(…) Now, Word of the Lord Jesus Christ came to His people in every age of the gentile Church; and these words were apocalyptic words.

Jesus Christ revealed Himself in every age, He was walking in the midst of the golden candlesticks; and this shows that He was walking in the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church, and giving Word for each age through the messenger of each age, to whom first came the Word of God for that age, and then he preached it; and in preaching it, those who were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life responded to that call: They said: “This was what I was waiting for!” That was from the inside out.

And they were blessed to hear the words of the messenger of their age; and there they were listening to the words of the prophecy of this book.

Now, for the end of time we have the Final Message; it is the apocalyptic Message, last, for all the children of God; and blessed is he who reads and hears the words of the prophecy of this book.

(…) The apocalyptic things that were not fulfilled in the seven ages of the gentile Church, during the Dispensation of Grace, will be fulfilled in the Dispensation of the Kingdom, in the Age of the Cornerstone; and the things that are not fulfilled during this time in which we live, will be fulfilled during the Millennial Kingdom; and those that are yet to be fulfilled, will be fulfilled after the end of the Millennial Kingdom.

Then the Final Judgment will be fulfilled, and then the manifestation of that great city, the New Jerusalem, will also be fulfilled.

(…) We have to understand that we have to overcome. It is not to start in the Kingdom of God and then withdraw; because the Lord Jesus Christ says: “He who puts his hand to the plow and looks back, is not fit, he is not worthy of the Kingdom.”1

So you have to always walk forward; because we have to obtain the victory, to obtain the materialization of each one of these promises.

They are promises, blessings, for each one of us, and they are in the words of apocalyptic prophecy. And this, for us, this is THE TIME TO HEAR THE WORDS OF APOCALYPTIC PROPHECY.

(…) This is the time to hear the words of the apocalyptic prophecy; and in hearing these words and keeping these words, believing them with all their heart, blessed are those who read and those who hear and keep the words of this prophecy, of this apocalyptic prophecy; and we are in the time appointed by God to hear these apocalyptic words.

This is THE TIME TO HEAR THE WORDS OF THE APOCALYPTIC PROPHECY, remember that well; where all the blessings that we can desire are there; and those that we still can’t desire because we don’t understand them, are also there; all the blessings of God are there, that with His divine love He pointed out, He chose for all of us.

 

THE UNLIMITED GOD

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, September 1, 2002

Cayey, Puerto Rico

And it will be for the Bride, the Church-Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ.

For the Bride, that Third Pull will bring great blessings, wherein is included the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of all of us who live; it is also included – the divine healing for many people is included, under the fulfillment of the Tent Vision, under the ministry of the Two Olive Trees; the Two Olive Trees, which are the two golden candlesticks that stand before the presence of God, which are the Two Anointed Ones; those are the ministries of Moses and Elijah being operated by Christ in Holy Spirit through the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

And therefore God will be through Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the Holy Spirit, operating His unlimited power.

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1 Luke 9:62