Friday, July 2, 2021

BIBLE STUDY #112 – FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021

TITLE: BORN TO OVERCOME

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

Source Scripture: Romans 8:35-39

Hebrews 2:9-18

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Smyrnaean Church Age – Page 117

Rev. William M. Branham

Unless we suffer with Him we cannot reign with Him. You have to suffer to reign. The reason for this is that character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a VICTORY, not a gift. A man without character can’t reign because power apart from character is Satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the same basis that He overcame and is set down in His Father’s throne, then we have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. Oh, what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter into His kingdom through much tribulation.

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Laodicean Church Age – Page 359-360

Rev. William M. Branham

Oh elect of God, beware. Study closely. Be careful. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Rely upon God and be strong in His might. Your adversary, the devil, is even now going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Watch unto prayer and be steadfast. This is the end time. Both the true and false vine are coming into maturity, but before the wheat matures, those ripened tares must be bound for the burning. See, they are all joining the World Council Of Churches. That is the binding. Soon the garnering of the wheat will come. But right now the two spirits are at work in two vines. Come out from among the tares. Start to overcome that you may be considered praiseworthy for your Lord, and fit to reign and rule with Him.

THE OVERCOMER’S THRONE

Revelation 3:21, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.”

Now what are we to overcome? That is the normal question to ask here. But that is not the actual thought of this verse for it is not so much WHAT we are to overcome but HOW we are to overcome. Now this is logical, for does it matter much WHAT we are to overcome as long as we know HOW we can overcome?

A quick look at those Scriptures which involve the Lord Jesus overcoming will bring out the truth of this proposition. In Matthew 4, wherein Jesus is tempted of the devil, He overcame the personal temptations of Satan by the Word, and by the Word only. In each of the three major trials that corresponded exactly to the temptation of the Garden of Eden, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, Jesus overcame by the Word. Eve fell to the personal temptation of Satan by failing to use the Word. Adam fell in direct disobedience to the Word. But Jesus overcame by the Word. And right now, let me say that this is the only way to be an overcomer, also it is the only way that you can know if you are overcoming, because that Word CAN’T fail.

 

THE SECRET OF PROSPERITY,

BECAUSE WE WERE BORN TO OVERCOME

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

San Salvador, El Salvador

(…) Remember that the Angel of the Covenant is the one who opens the way, opens the way where there is no path: He opened the path in the Red Sea, He opened the way through the desert, and so on; and He led them to the promised land, the land of blessing.

THE SECRET OF PROSPERITY. That is for me, and who else? For each one of you as well. Why? Because we are born to overcome: To overcome in all fields, in all spheres.

Therefore, always have your goals and examine them according to the Scripture, and as we say: Keep moving forward! Without getting discouraged. Even if the road is hard and rough, as it was to reach the promised land: 40 years (and they were many because the people were not obedient; they were very close but then 40 years more were added; 40 years, because they didn’t abide by Moses and the direction of God through Moses).

We are going to reach the promised land as well, the promised land of the transformation of the new body, the transformation to have the new body; and the promised land of the heavenly Father’s House, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We are going to conquer all these promises by faith, because they are for this time and they are for us.

 

PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, October 30, 1994

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Now, we can see that the divine rewards are for the brave, for the overcomers. That is why never be afraid, never walk backwards in the Divine Program, but always forward: Always striving!, always walking forward!, because Christ is with us. And He will always give us the victory, because He is our General!

So never turn away from God and His Program. He who turns away is the one who loses. He who stands firm, even if he has problems, even if he has trials: He will obtain the victory, because Christ has promised it. And with the victory he will obtain all the blessings He has promised. It is to the overcomers that He has promised those great rewards, those great rewards.

 

IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Thursday, December 24, 1992

Cayey, Puerto Rico

He is visiting us. He has seen the affliction of the Latin American people, He has seen the suffering of all of us: Latin American and Caribbean people; and He has come down and is with us visiting us in His last manifestation, before the great tribulation begins and then the Millennial Kingdom.

Him in His infinite love is with us to enlighten His people, to shine in the Most Holy Place of His spiritual Temple, so that all those who are there —because they belong to that place— may receive the revelation of His Light, the revelation of His Coming to the Most Holy Place, as Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords, and Judge of all the Earth; and thus they receive the faith to be transformed and then raptured; and may they also eat of the hidden Manna which He promised to give to the overcomers.

 

THE CHOSEN ARMY FIGHTING FOR VICTORY

FOR THE THRONE OF GOD

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cayey, Puerto Rico

It is important to know that there will be a struggle before our transformation, but when that struggle comes (which may start gently and then become difficult)… and something has to cause that squeeze or persecution that will come, something has to produce it. But all things work together for good, for unto him that overcometh are promises made; and to overcome there must be a struggle. Therefore, we hope that the coming struggle will be the last one before the transformation.

And when that struggle comes, that squeeze, the Third Pull (which will be a powerful manifestation of God, of the Holy Spirit, as it was on the Day of Pentecost and in other times, and in the days of Jesus), Reverend William Branham says that the Third Pull will be in a Great Tent Cathedral; so somewhere in the midst of Christianity there will be a Great Tent Cathedral.

And there are many tents on planet Earth, but one of them will be where God will be manifested, where the power of God will be manifested and where that Third Pull will be of great blessing for the believers in Christ; from there the blessing will also go out to all nations.

It will be for the time when the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be in the golden stage, the Age of the Cornerstone, the Age of the Throne of God.

Any person who is rising against that divine project and that stage, of that age of the Church, will be rising against the Throne of God as Amalek rose; and the consequences will be the same or worse: God will have war against such groups or individuals who rise against that stage, which is the Age of the Cornerstone, the Age of the Throne.

Therefore, there will be a fight, a war, as there was in the time of Moses and Joshua, back in Rephidim.1

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1 Exodus 17:8-16