Good evening, beloved brethren and friends present here in San Luis Potosi, in the congregation of our brother and friend Fernando.
It is a great blessing to be with you on this occasion to share some moments of fellowship with you around the Word of God and His Program pertaining to this Last Day; and we will be speaking under the subject: “THE BOOK OPENED IN HEAVEN,”in other words, the Book of the Seven Seals.For whichwe read in Revelation, chapter 5, verse 1 and on, where it says:
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allows us to understand It.
This Book sealed with seven seals, which is found in the right hand of God in Heaven, which is found in Him that sits upon the Throne, who is God.
And now, in this book of Revelation, chapter 5, verse 1 and on, it is asked that a worthy person take that Book - come forward and take that Book; but no man in Heaven, nor on Earth, nor under the Earth was found worthy; and the twenty-four elders were there (who are the twelve patriarchs and the twelve apostles), God’s prophets were there, the archangels were also there. And aren’t those people worthy? Of course they are; but they had all come through the union of a man and of a woman, therefore, they were not worthy to take that Book and open those Seals. It had to be a man who had come through divine creation; and Adam had come through divine creation, but he had fallen, and therefore, he was no longer worthy to take that Book.
This Book is the Title Deed of the Heavens and the Earth; It is also known as the Lamb’s Book of Life, It is also known as the Bible; and this Book contains the names of all of those who Godpredestined since before the foundation of the world.
Now, the content of this Book… Notice that when this Book is opened, we find that these Seals are already fulfilled. And now, notice, there is already history regarding the content of those Seals.
Now, in order for Christ to take that Book and open those Seals, the names of all the elect of God —whose names are written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life— must have already been manifested on Earth in human flesh, all the sons and daughters of God, all the members of the Mystical Body of Christ must already be manifested; as well as the 144.000 Hebrews, whose names are also written there, in the Book of Redemption.
And that Book, which contains the names of all the elect of God, notice, is being manifested, fulfilled from stage to stage, from age to age; even though the Book is sealed, closed in Heaven, the content of that Book is being fulfilled.
If you search in the Book of the Seals when it is opened in Heaven you will also find… you will find the history of God’s elect there, you will find the history of Christianity; and there, you will also find how God’s sons and daughters, the members of the Mystical Body of Christ —whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life—, have had to go through different stages of persecutions; and It shows the persecution that the sons and daughters of God have gone through during the different stages, and how the devil, the enemy of God manifested himself through people through which the devil worked against the children of God.
And now, we can see there, in the opening of the Book of the Seals, we can see the opening of the Book of the Seals as far as the fulfillment of the content of those Seals. And then, through the divine revelation that comes to the elect of God, we find the history of God’s sons and daughters going through their different ages, we find the history of God’s firstborn, written in Heaven since before the foundation of the world; we find the history of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with God’s firstborn who are born in the Kingdom of God by believing in Christ as their Savior, washing away their sins in the Blood of Christ, and receiving His Holy Spirit, and thus, they receive the new birth; and that is how one obtains the theophanic body of the sixth dimension, called the Angel of the Lord that encamps around them that fear Him and delivers them1.
And now, we can see how starting from the First Seal we find the history of the Church of Jesus Christ, since the time of Jesus Christ and the birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost; and notice how the history of the content of those Seals is being carried out from stage to stage, from age to age, during all these stages of the Church of Jesus Christ, from her birth until the end time, when the last elect of God are called and gathered together in the Age of the Cornerstone
Remember that at the end time, in the coming of the bridegroom, all the virgins had slumbered and slept; and as far as the Church of Jesus Christ (all Christians, including the wise and the foolish), we find that at the time of His Coming, the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church have already passed and they have finished, and the call comes to awaken, where all the virgins are called to awaken because the time has come for the Coming of the Bridegroom; and that is the call of Revelation and also of Isaiah, chapter 60, where it says (let’s see)... Isaiah, chapter 60, verse 1 and on tells us:
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come…”
That is the Second Coming of Christ.
This Scripture was also fulfilled in the First Coming of Christ, and it is fulfilled in His Second Coming; just as Isaiah, chapter 61, was fulfilled there, and then it is also fulfilled here at this end time.
And the part Jesus left unread, where it says: “...and to proclaim the year of vengeance of our God,” that is,“the day of vengeance of our God,”which Jesus did not read, at this end time, that part will be fulfilled through the Anointed One of God, the One anointed with the Holy Spirit at the Last Day, who will be proclaiming the day of vengeance of our God; He will be anointed with the Spirit of God, with the Angel of the Covenant, which is Jesus Christ in Holy Spirit.
And now, notice this passage: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee,”this passage refers to the Coming of the Lord, who is our Light.
He was the Light in His First Coming; He said2: “I am the Light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.” And in His Second Coming, He continues to be the Light of the world.
That is why in Matthew, chapter 17, on Mount Transfiguration, where He is showing the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels coming in the Kingdom of God, His face shone as the sun, because He is the Light of the world, He is the Sun of Righteousness; and He comes with His Angels, which are the ministries of Moses and Elijah, to fulfill His promise of Malachi, chapter 4, verse 2, where it says:
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…”
His wings are the ministries of Moses and Elijah and the Sun is the Coming of Christ, Christ in His Second Coming as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work.
And now, notice, that is also why Saint Paul, taking this passage of Isaiah 60, verse 1 and on, taking that passage, he spoke in Ephesians, chapter 5, verse 14, saying:
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
And now, at the Last Day, all seven ages have already slept and now comes the call to awaken.
And now, how will that awakening of God come to the sons and daughters of God? An awakening is a revival. The seven stages or ages of the gentile Church already died spiritually, their stages died, those ages no longer have revivals; the elect who had received the revival at the time in which they lived already died, and they are in Paradise; and if there are some left from the seventh age of the gentile Church, they are not in a revival, why? Because the revival already ended in the seventh stage or age and there is no longer a revival for those who are in the seventh age of the gentile Church.
And not only that. Let’s see something very important here. In the book of The Ages, page 390, look at what the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ says here, who was born, lived and had his ministry in North America; notice what he says here, something very tremendous (let’s see)... Referring to the age of Laodicea, he says3:
“‘They are poor.’ Now of course that means Spiritually poor. The sign of this age as it closes, is bigger and better churches, with more and more people, with more and more manifestation of what is supposed to be demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. But the filled altars, the gifts of the Spirit in operation, the remarkable attendance (it says here), is not the answer from God (in other words, that does not mean it’s from God), for those who come to the altars very seldom stay to go on with God, and after the great campaigns are finished (he is referring to the great evangelistic campaigns), where are all those who came down the aisles? They heard a man (that is, they listened to a man), they listened to an appeal, they came into the net, but they were not fish, and turtle-like they crawled back to their own waters.
Then there is all this talk about the glossalalia — it is supposed to be the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and people are thinking that we are in the midst of a great revival. The revival is over. America had her last chance in 1957. Now the tongues are God’s sign of impending disaster, even as they were when they appeared upon the wall at Belshazzar’s feast.”
North America had her last chance in nineteen, what? Fifty-seven (1957).
And now, let’s see what he says on page 212 of the book of The Sealsin Spanish,let’s see what we find here; about revivals, he says4:
“Now that’s what’s the reason today, that, the—the revivals that we’re supposed to have, we have denominational revivals. We haven’t had a real stirring. No, no, no. No, sir. Don’t think we got revivals. We haven’t. Oh, they’ve got millions and millions and millions of church members, but not a revival nowhere. No. No. The—the Bride hasn’t had a revival yet. See? There’s been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We’re looking for it now. It’ll take those seven unknown Thunders back there, to wake Her up again, see. Yeah. He’ll send it. He promised it.”
What is going to wake up the Bride-Church of Jesus Christ to a true revival? The seven thunders of Revelation, chapter 10. That is what will wake up the wise virgins, the Bride of Jesus Christ, to go in with Christ (where?) to the Marriage; and then, the door will be shut.
And where does the Church of Jesus Christ awaken at the Last Day to go in with Him to the Marriage? Since the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church have slept, have finished, where does she have to awaken? Let’s see. Logically, when do you wake up every day? In the morning. There must be a morning promised in the Scripture; and therefore, that is the fourth watch, where the Coming of the Son of Man is manifested.
Notice what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself tellsus, speaking; let’s see what He tells us in Mark, verse… Chapter 13, verse 34 and on, He says:
“For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch ye therefore (Watch what? Watch for what? For the Second Coming of Christ): for ye know not when the master of the house cometh…”
Of which house? The House of God, which is the Church of Jesus Christ, and Christ as a Son has been put over this House5; and He has made faithful and wise servants rulers over His Household to give the Foodin due season in each age to God’s sons and daughters who come to the Mystical Body of Christ, who are born in the Mystical Body of Christ.
“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.”
“At even”we have the first age or first ages of the Church, then“at midnight” we have the dark ages, then“at the cockcrowing”we have the stages of Luther, Wesley and William Branham, mainly the last phase.
But notice, each watch is 3 hours long, and there, at the time of the cockcrowing, we have: Luther, Wesley and William Branham; there we have the 3 hours of the third watch. And our brother Branham got the last hour of the third watch, which was from 5 to 6 in the morning.
That is why he was looking at the Light of the East, which is the Light that Christ brings in His Second Coming, which is the Light of the Sun of Righteousness rising and giving us… enlightening us, giving us Light at this end time; the same Light which the Hebrew people will receive.
Notice, when the sun rises in the morning, in the East (there in Japan and then in Israel), that light that rises there, where was it before it was there? It was in the West, in the American continent; it was there first, and then, it travelled that way.
And the Light that was in the land of Israel two thousand years ago (there in the East), the Light of the First Coming of Christ, travelled from the East towards the West, going through Asia Minor, Europe, North America and Latin America and the Caribbean; and then, to return there,It becomes like the Light of a new day for the Hebrew people.
Remember that in the evening, when it’s time for the sun to set, the light from that point on belongs to a new day.
That is why for the Hebrew people, days end in the evening and a new day also begins there in the evening; that is why in the evening time there is light, light for a new dispensational day, just as there is light in the evening for the new day that is beginning. And now, that is also how it is from age to age, from one day as an age to another day as another age; and it’s also the same way with years: the light of a new year begins (where?) in the evening, when the light of the year that has ended comes to an end.
And now, notice how Luther came in the first hour of the third watch, Wesley in the second hour of the third watch and then our brother Branham… Luther came in the first hour of the third watch, Wesley in the second hour of the third watch andour brother Branham in the third hour of the third watch, in the hour of the cockcrowing. Even though roosters crow at night on some - at different times, but after 3 in the morning, you will find that you hear more rooster crows; and when it is the last hour, from 5 to 6 in the morning, you will find the roosters crowing.
Do you also remember when Jesus told him6: “The cock shall not crow three times before you have denied Me, Peter”?So, Peter must know a lot about what the cockcrowing is, what Christ is speaking about here.
Now notice, the cockcrowing pertains to this third watch, and our brother Branham lived in that stage of the cockcrowing; but if it was not in the first, second or third watch, then by process of elimination we must know that the Second Coming of Christ is in the fourth watch; because that is how it is prophesied when Malachi says in chapter 4, verse 2:
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…”
When does the sun rise? Well, it rises in the fourth watch. This is in countries where the day begins at 6 in the morning, the daylight (in other words, when the sun rises at 6 in the morning); there are countries that set their clocks ahead or behind,depending on whether itis summer or winter. But as far as God’s Program, 6 in the morning is set as the beginning of the fourth watch; and the fourth watch is three hours long, just as the other previous watches are also three hours long; and the fourth watch is from 6 to 9 in the morning.
Christ resurrected, the Sun of Righteousness rose victorious in the fourth watch, that is, on the morning of Resurrection Sunday;meaning, on a new day of a new week, on that new day of that new week, Christ rose victorious.
And now, notice, we have had this week of seven days as ages under the Dispensation of Grace; and now, the Age of the Cornerstone is a new day, that is why it is the eighth day; but there is no such thing as an eighth day of the week. The eighth day is Sunday and Sunday is the first day of the week; but we can also say it’s the eighth day, because in the Scripture It also talks about the eighth day, when the sheaf was waved before the presence of God, the sheaf of the firstfruits.
And now, notice, Christ resurrected on the first day of the week, which is also the eighth day.
Christ resurrected (when?) in the morning; therefore, the dead in Christ will resurrecton the morning of the Last Day, meaning, in the first years of the seventh millennium; and the first years are 125 years, which pertain to one watch.In those 125 years of the seventh millennium, at some point, the dead in Christ will resurrectin eternal bodies and we who are alive will be changed. That is represented in the resurrection of Christ in the fourth watch.
Also, when Christ walked on the waters of the raging sea, where the disciples’ ship was in danger, notice, it was also in the fourth watch7.
We find that when He resurrected Lazarus, He resurrected him on the fourth day, in other words, on the fourth day after he died, Christ resurrected Lazarus. Martha told Him8: “By this time, he stinks, for it’s the fourth day, he has been dead four days”; but notice, the resurrection was on the fourth day.
Now, we have also had the Lutheran Age as the first day, the Wesleyan Age as the second day, the Pentecostal Age as the third day, and now, the Age of the Cornerstone as the fourth day. That there is the fourth day, in the Program of Restoration, for the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation for us who are alive; it is for everyone whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life to obtain the eternal body; they have their names written in this Book,which is in the right hand of God sealed with seven seals, which Christ takes, opens It in Heaven and then brings It to Earth.
Once Christ has all the elect, they have already been manifested on Earth in human flesh at the time in which they would be given to live, once that has taken place, Christ finishes His Work of Intercession and takes the Book, opens It in Heaven and claims everything He has redeemed with His Blood.
But remember that first the people have to be manifested, the names…, the people whose names are written there, in that Book, in that Book of the Seven Seals, which is the Lamb’s Book of Life and which is also the Bible.
That is why the content of that Book, notice, has become the content of the Bible; what that Book of the Seven Seals speaks about, you can find it in the Bible.
And now, notice how the Archangel Gabriel also tells the prophet Daniel… Let’s see in which chapter he talks to the prophet Daniel about that Book. In chapter 12, he tells him that those whose names are written in the Book, he says they will be resurrected. Daniel, chapter 12, verse 1 and on, says:
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people (meaning, who stands for the Hebrew people), and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life (those are both God’s elect from the Hebrew people and God’s elect from among the gentiles, who resurrect before the great tribulation)...”
And now, we can also see in the book of Daniel; let’s see another passage where God speaks to him through the Archangel Gabriel, let’s find the place; it’s in chapter 10, verse 21. He tells him:
“But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.”
Now notice, everything the Archangel Gabriel revealed to the prophet Daniel is in the Scripture of Truth.
And now, in the book of Revelation, we find the same things being revealed by the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the apostle Saint John. Why? Where does the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ get them from? From the Book of Truth.
And now, we can see that there is a book, the Book of Truth, the Lamb’s Book of Life, the Book of the Seven Seals, where all the divine revelation frombehalf of God comes. We also have a book called theBook of Memories, where everything people do here on Earth is written.
We have the section of the Book of Life and we have another section called the Lamb’s Book of Life. In the section of the Book of Life are the names of all the human beings that are born on this planet Earth;although there are people whose names are not written in the Book of Life, in that section, nor in the section called the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The book of Revelation talks about that in chapter 13, verse 8, it talks about those people whose names are not written there, which are the people who will be worshipping the beast and its image. It says, chapter 13, verse 8 of Revelation:
“...shall worship him…”
Who do they worship? The beast, they worship the dragon. Now, it says… Let’s read a bit before that to get the whole picture. From verse 1 of Revelation chapter 13 it says:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy (or “blasphemous names” as it says in other versions, other translations of the Bible).
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (that is the great tribulation, the 42 months).
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
And now, in chapter 17, verse 8, it also tells us about people whose names are not written in the Book of Life, and it says:
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”
Now, you can see here that there are people who do not have their names written in the Book of Life. There are others whose names are written in the Book of Life; not in the section of the Lamb’s Book of Life, but in the section of the Book of Life, where the names of the people who are born on Earth are written; and those people can be blotted out of the Book of Life, out of that section of the Book of Life. That is why in the Scripture it talks about blotting the name out of the Book of Life.
That is what we are going to see, where it says that the name can be blotted out, the name of a person. Revelation, chapter 3, verse 5, let’s see what it says there; it says:
“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”
And in Revelation, chapter 20, verse 12, it says:
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell (that is, death and hell), were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
We find in the parable of the king judging the nations, in Matthew, chapter 25, that Christ will set the lambs on His right hand, but the goats on the left; and He will send the goats to hell, to the fire, and He will place the sheep in the Kingdom of God, prepared since before the foundation of the world for the sheep, for those whose names are written in the section of the Book of Life and their names are not blotted out; and also for those whose names are written in the section of the Lamb’s Book of Life, which are God’s firstborn written in Heavensince before the foundation of the world.
In Revelation, chapter 22, verse 19, it says (verse 18 and 19 says):
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
We have seen that there are people who do not have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life or in the other section of the Book of Life.
There are others whose names are written in the section of the Book of Life, but their names can be blotted out if they become people who persecute the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ or the Hebrew people.
And there are others whose names are written in that section, which are not blotted out because they are people who have stood in favor of the Church of Jesus Christ and have helped her in some way; and there we also have the group of the foolish virgins, who have been of help and blessing throughout the different ages of the Church of the Lord.
Christianity has the wise virgins and the foolish virgins.
The part of Christianity represented in the foolish virgins are the Christians who have not received the Holy Spirit and therefore, they have not been born again; and they are referred to as the foolish virgins because they took no oil in their lamps (the foolish virgins); and the oil represents the Holy Spirit. And since the foolish virgins did not take the Holy Spirit to thus obtain the new birth, instead, they were only professing Christians…; they professed Christ as their Savior, but they did not obtain the new birth because they did not receive the Holy Spirit.
And now, notice, those people have worked in the Work of Christ throughout the ages, and they have been a blessing to the elect whose names are written in the section of the Lamb’s Book of Life and who obtained the new birth in the time in which they were given to live.
Now, remember, those people receive a blessing from God in the Last Judgment. At the end time, the enemy will persecute them during the great tribulation and he will kill them, but they willresurrect after the Millennial Kingdom and go into eternal life; because the things they have done in favor of Christ and His Work and in favor of His Church, everything is written in the Book of Life; and there is also a Book there called the Book of Memories, where people’s works are written.
Now, we also have God’s firstborn, God’s elect, which is the group whose names have been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life since before the foundation of the world, who Christ said are the sheep that the Father gave Him and who He says that no man can pluck out of His hand, of whom He also said: “My sheep hear my voice and they follow me.”
He also said: “Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring.9” They are the elect, the firstborn among the gentiles, who would be called and gathered together throughout the different ages of the Church, through the manifestation of Jesus Christ in Holy Spirit through the different messengers of each age.
And this Last Day is when the last elect of God, the last sheep of the Lord’s Fold are called and gathered together. And where are they placed? In the Lord’s Fold, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. In which part of the Fold? In the Age of the Cornerstone, which is the most important age of all ages.
On page 379 and 380 of the book of The Ages, the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ, Reverend William Branham, says (referring to the Church)10:“Lo, a Body hast Thou (Father) prepared for Me…”
That is in First Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 45, he talks about how Jesus is the second Adam; and then he says:
“Of Him it was said, ‘Lo, a body hast Thou (Father) prepared for Me.’ God (not Mary) provided that body(that is, the body that was born of the virgin Mary). Mary was the human incubator and she carried that Holy Child and brought Him to birth. It was a God-man. He was the Son of God. He was of the NEW creation. Man and God met and joined; He was the first of this new race. He is the head of this new race.
Colossians 1:18, ‘And He is the head of the body, the church: Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.’
II Corinthians 5:17, ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new.’
There you can see that though man was of the OLD ORDER or creation, now in UNION WITH CHRIST, he has become the NEW CREATION of God.
Ephesians 2:10, ‘For we are His workmanship, CREATED IN UNION WITH CHRIST JESUS unto good works.’
Ephesians 4:24, ‘And that ye put on the NEW MAN, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.’
This New Creation is not the old creation made over (this new creation is a New Creation; it is not the old creation made over, rather, it is a New Creation), or, (meaning, if it were the old creation), it could not be called a new creation. This is exactly what it says it is, ‘NEW CREATION.’ It is another creation, distinct from the old one. No longer is He dealing by ways of the flesh. That was how He dealt with Israel,(that is, by ways of the flesh), He chose Abraham, and of Abraham’s issue through the godly Isaac line. But now out of every kindred, tribe and nation He has purposed a new creation. He is the first of that creation.”
And out of all the nations He is calling and gathering together a people for His Name, in other words, a New Creation; because when a person hears the preaching of the Gospel and believes in Christ as his Savior and washes away his sins in the Blood of Christ and receives the Spirit of Christ, he has been born again and he belongs to a New Creation, of which Christ is the head, He is the first.
“But now out of every kindred, tribe and nation He has purposed a new creation (in other words, out of every people, tongue, and nation). He is the first of that creation. He was God created in the form of man. Now by His Spirit He is creating many Sons unto Himself.”
See? Through His Spirit, when we receive the Spirit of Christ, that is when we obtain the new birth in that New Creation and become part of that New Creation; and that is why we obtain a theophanic body of the sixth dimension that belongs to the New Creation; we have obtained a body of the sixth dimension created by God, by Christ.
“This is the true revelation of God. This was His purpose. This purpose took form through election. That is why He could look right down to the last age when all would be over and see Himself still in the midst of the church, as author of this New Creation of God. His Sovereign power brought it to pass. By His own decree He elected the members of this New Creation.”
In other words, a person cannot say: “I want to be a member of that New Creation,” God already elected who would be the members of that New Creation, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ; and where did He put their names? In the Lamb’s Book of Life, which contains the names of the members of that New Creation:
“By His own decree He elected the members of this New Creation. He predestinated them to the adoption of children according to the good pleasure of His will. By His omniscience and omnipotence He brought it to pass. How else could He know that He would be standing in the midst of the church receiving glory from His brethren if He did not make sure? All things He knew, and all things He worked out according to what He knew in order that His purpose and good pleasure be brought to pass.
Ephesians 1:11. ‘In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.’”
Here we have the revelation that those who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ —who are being born from age to age in the Mystical Body of Christ by believing in Christ as their Savior and washing away their sins in the Blood of Christ and receiving His Holy Spirit— were already predestined since before the foundation of the world to be part of the Church of Jesus Christ. He says:
“Hallelujah! Aren’t you glad that you belong to Him!” (Amen).
Now, notice that we are not on this Earth by mere coincidence, and we have not received Christ as our Savior by mere coincidence: we were predestined,foreordained by God, elected by God to be part of that Mystical Body of believers called the Church of Jesus Christ.
We have been foreordained by God, predestined by God, elected by God, since before the foundation of the world; and He put our name in the Lamb’s Book of Life, in that section where the names of God’s elect who would form the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ are.
And now, our names are written in that Book sealed with seven seals. And when the last person whose name is written there is manifested on this Earth in human flesh, Christ will finish making intercession for that person, and then, He will be able to leave the Throne of Intercession to claim everything He redeemed with His precious Blood; then, He will be able to take the Book sealed with seven seals and open It in Heaven and make His claim, and then, here on Earth,resurrect the dead in Christ and change the elect who are living at this end time.
Christ is still on the Throne of Intercession making intercession for His last elect who are coming into His Mystical Body of believers in the Age of the Cornerstone; because that is the only age which is in effect before God and is receiving God’s sons and daughters of this end time. And all the elect of God are being called and gathered together according to the prophecy of Jesus Christ that said: “And He shall send His angels, and they shall gather together His elect, from one end of heaven to the other.”
It is the call to God’s elect with that Great Voice of Trumpet or Last Trumpet, which is the Voice of Christ through His Angel Messenger at the Last Day, calling and gathering together His elect with that Message of the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom, which revolves around the Second Coming of Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work.
Now, we find that the Seventh Seal (the Seventh Seal, which is the Coming of the Lord)… Notice, before that Seal is opened in Heaven and before the Book of the Seven Seals is taken by Christ and opened in Heaven, that Seventh Seal must be fulfilled here on Earth; in other words, It must be in the relevant stage here on Earth, so that afterwards, Christ leaves the Throne of Intercession and then comes manifested in the instrument or veil of flesh where the Word is incarnate at the Last Day; because that is where the Seventh Seal will be in fulfillment, that is where the Angel who was different from the rest will be, who appeared in thiscloud (thisAngel who appeared in thiscloud), who is the Angel with the Seventh Seal, according to what the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ said on page 469 of the book of The Sealsin Spanish, where he said11:
“And did you notice? ‘That one Angel,’ I said, ‘in there, was a strange Angel.’ He looked more to me than any of the rest of Them. You remember that? [Congregation says, ‘Amen.’—Ed.] They were in a constellation; three on a side, and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would have been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of Them. You remember? I said, ‘He had His chest out, like that, and was flying eastward’ (you remember) ‘like that.’ I said, ‘It picked me up; lifted me up.’ You remember that? [‘Amen.’]
Here It is, the one with the Seventh Seal, the thing that I’ve wondered all my life. Amen! Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but, oh, you don’t know what This has meant.”
Now, who is the one with the Seventh Seal? The Angel who was different from the rest. And in order for the Seventh Seal to be manifested on Earth, to be fulfilled on Earth…
Just like in order for the ministry of each angel messenger of each age to be manifested on Earth, each angel messenger who is here, in thiscloud, in his theophanic body, had to come in human flesh and have his ministry in the age in which Christ sent him…; and through that ministry and that messenger, Christ was speaking to His people and calling and gathering together His elect.
And at the Last Day, the ministry that pertains to the Age of the Cornerstone is the ministry of the Angel who was different from the rest being manifested in human flesh and through human flesh, through the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ; and there, the Seventh Seal will be in fulfillment on Earth; and it will be going through its different phases or stages until the number of God’s elect is completed.
Because the Seventh Seal, which is the Coming of the Angel who was different from the rest in human flesh, that is the Coming of the Word in human flesh, that is the Coming of the white horse Rider of Revelation 19, coming in human flesh at the Last Day, coming in His Angel Messenger at the Last Day.
That is why the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ said, quoting Revelation 19, he said:
“But when our Lord appears here on earth, He’ll be riding on a snow-white horse. And He’ll be completely, fully, the Emmanuel, the Word of God incarnate in a Man.”
That is the Coming of the white horse Rider of Revelation 19: the Word of God incarnate in a man; that is the Coming of the Angel who was different from the rest, coming in human flesh, in a man of this end time.
Just as He was manifested in a man of each age (called the messenger of each age) in the portion relevant to each age, likewise, at the Last Day He will be manifested in the Angel Messenger of Jesus Christ in the Word promised for the Age of the Cornerstone, for the last age; in other words, for the Eternal Age of the Church of Christ, for this time in which we are living.
And every promise made for His Church for this end time will be fulfilled in the Age of the Cornerstone through the manifestation of the Angel who was different from the rest through His Angel Messenger.
But that Angel Messenger of Jesus Christ is not the Lord Jesus Christ; he is only the instrument of Christ through which the Angel who was different from the rest, who is Christ, will be manifested at the Last Day, in the fulfillment of the Seventh Seal; and then, after He calls and gathers together all His elect with the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom, which revolves around the Second Coming of Christ, He will then make His claim: He will take the Book of Life, the Book, the Title Deed; He will make His claim, and the dead in Christ will then resurrect in eternal bodies and we who are alive will be changed.
We are in a very important stage in which Christ is calling and gathering together His elect with the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom. Where? In the Age of the Cornerstone. In which territory? In Latin America and the Caribbean.
And now, all of that is under the Seventh Seal of the Book sealed with seven seals, which is in the right hand of the one who sits on the Throne; which then, in Revelation, chapter 5, was taken by the Lamb; and then, in Revelation, chapter 6, was opened by the Lamb, from the first Seal to the sixth Seal; and then, in Revelation, chapter 8, the Seventh Seal was opened.
Now we can see that everything shown there, in those Seals, is fulfilled here on Earth throughout that entire timeof the different stages of the Church of Jesus Christ, since her birth until this end time.
And now, the Book opened in Heaven is the Title Deed, it is the Lamb’s Book of Life, it is the Title Deed or Book of Redemption, for which Christ has made intercession in Heaven, because He has made intercession for the people whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
When He has finished His Work as Intercessor, He will take the Book, He will open that Book in Heaven, make His claim in Heaven and then, the resurrection of the dead in Christ will come and the transformation for us who are alive; and from that point on, there will be a full manifestation where great wonders, miracles and signs will be seen through the instrument through which the Word will be manifested in human flesh at this Last Day.
It will be a new phase or stage of the ministry of Christ, of the Angel who was different from the rest, through His Angel Messenger; and with that manifestation, the elect among the Hebrew people will be called and gathered together.
Let’s see something here, to conclude, let’s see if we have it here. On page 303 (let’s see here) of the book of The Ages…let’s see if we have something here. Referring to the 144.000 Hebrews, it says12:
“This is not to suggest that there will be no more names from the tribes of Israel remaining in the Book of Life, for many of these (but not multitudes) through the principle of election will be in the Gentile church age and come into the body of Jesus Christ, showing that their names did indeed remain in the Book of Life. Also, as we will show, according to the fifth seal multitudes of martyred Jews will be given white robes and eternal life by the Lord. Also the hundred and forty-four thousand will be sealed at His coming, proving that their names were not deleted either. But it is even as most accurately set forth in Psalms 69 that it is the wicked or unrighteous rejecters of Christ and the destroyers of His people whose names are removed.
As Israel (chosen people of God) in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile church will also come into condemnation with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into…”
And he continues enumerate the different things they will enter into, that will cause them the grave problem of having their names removed from the Book of Life; because they will join the beast and his image, the antichrist.
And now, we have seen this mystery. And now, notice, let’s read a bit here on page 30 (let’s see) in the book of The Ages; it says the following, referring to the Hebrew people13:
“Now, when is the Gospel returning to the Jews? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews. We’re ready for it. Everything is in order. As the Jews brought the message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews, and the Rapture will come.”
In other words, before the rapture comes, the Gospel will go to the Jews through the ministries of Moses and Elijah; because these ministries will be in the midst of the gentiles, in the midst of the gentile Church, so that the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom can then go to the Hebrew people.
We have seen that before the Church of Jesus Christ leaves, something great is going to happen, that will get the attention of the Hebrews, 144.000 Hebrews. We find all of this promised in the Scriptures to be fulfilled at this Last Day according to the divine promises.
And now, notice, the Hebrew people will receive that blessing from God; and along with that blessing that the Hebrew people will receive, which will be through the ministries of Moses and Elijah, notice, on pages 359 of the book of The Seals in Spanish, it says14:
“That Esau didn’t need his money; neither does Rome. She’s got the wealth of the world in her hand. See? But it didn’t work. But we find out now, that Israel, in that time of trouble, when he was Jacob, he wrestled with the… that got a hold of Something that was real. There was a Man come down. Jacob got his arms around Him, and he stayed there. And the—and the—the Fellow said, ‘I must be going now. It’s coming daylight.’ Oh, that breaking-of-the-day! See? It was fixing to come day.”
It is about to what? About to daybreak.What day? The millennial day, meaning, the seventh millennium and the seventh dispensation, in other words, the seventh dispensational day as well.
“But Jacob said, ‘I—I’m not going to leave You. You, You can’t go. I’m going to stay right with You.’ See? ‘I want things changed here.’ That’s that hundred and forty-four thousand, that money-scheming bunch, and things like that, when they see the true, genuine thing to get a hold of. There stands Moses, and there stands Elijah (because through the ministries of Moses and Elijah, these 144.000 will be converted to Christ, to God). Amen! They’ll wrestle with God until one hundred and forty-four thousand of the tribes of Israel are called out right there.
That’s just before the Tribulation period (and then, notice, it says)see, (oh how wonderful) also, ‘Jacob’s trouble.’ Here is when the hundred and forty-four thousand is called out. They, the—the preachers, them two prophets, they preach like John the Baptist. ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Repent, Israel!’ Repent what? ‘Repent from your sins, your unbelief, and turn back to God!’”
And we will stop here.
Now, notice that there will be something happening before the tribulation beginsthat will get the attention of the Hebrew people.
And for the resurrection of the dead in Christ, something will also be happening. And when the dead in Christ are resurrected and all of us are changed (and we are transformed), something very great will be happening worldwide; and there will be great wonders and miracles there, because the Church of Jesus Christ will already be in her eternal body, and we will be here for 30 to 40yo days after the resurrection.
And during that time, great things will be happening, just like when Christ resurrected the saints of the Old Testament and He was here on Earth for 40 days, appearing to His disciples on different occasions, and preaching to them, speaking to them about the Kingdom, and performing great wonders as well; He also performed great signs and miracles.
Well, we have seen that all of this is contained in the Book of the Seven Seals; the Hebrews also appear there and the gentile Church appears there as well.
And now, we can see the mystery of this Bookopened in Heaven: It is the Book of Redemption, the Title Deed of the Heavens and the Earth, It is the Lamb’s Book of Life and It is also called the Bible; because notice, the Bible is the content of that Book of the Seven Seals.
Notice, the Bible comes from the Book of Truth,which is in Heaven; the Archangel Gabriel brought that revelation to the prophet Daniel, the divine revelations come to God’s prophets from there. And notice how the Book has been materializing Itself on Earth in human beings and has also been made word in the midst of human beings.
Now, we can see that what is in the Bible, once the Seals are open, then it also appears there in the Seals.
We have seen: “THE BOOK OPENED IN HEAVEN.”
That Book is not yet open in Heaven, but It is being fulfilled on Earth from stage to stage, from age to age. Since the days of Jesus or since the days when the Church of Jesus Christ was being born on the Day of Pentecost, we find that what is in that Book of the Seven Seals has been in fulfillment.
That is why in the Old Testament, God spoke through the prophets and He spoke about the Church that would be born, He spoke about that Mystical Body of Christ, about that New Creation; He spoke about the First Coming of Christ and the birth of the Church, and all these stages which the Church of the Lord would go through.
That is why in the Old Testament we can find prophecies that talk about these days in which we are living and the fulfillment of these things that God iscarrying out at this end time; we can see that the things that are happening at this time are prophesied both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.
We have seen: “THE BOOK OPENED IN HEAVEN.”
We have seen that Christ has not left the Throne of Intercession yet, and thank God. Thank God for that, because there is still mercy for those who have yet to receive Christ as their Savior, wash their sins in the Blood of Christ and receive His Holy Spirit, and be born again at this end time, and placed in the stage pertaining to this time, which is the stage of the Age of the Cornerstone; until the number of God’s elect is completed, which is completed where? In the Age of the Cornerstone; and then, the door will be shut, and there will be no more mercy.
But there will be the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation for us who are alive, and then, we will be physically immortal as well; and we will escape the great tribulation that will come because we will go with our Lord Jesus Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Now, we have seen that it is not a matter of human struggle and of saying: “I want to be a chosen one, I want to have a new body,” no; it is something that has already been predestinedby God, foreordained by God, elected by God, since before the foundation of the world, so that the divine purpose with God’s elect is manifested from age to age.
We are here believing His Word and persevering in It because we have been elected by God since before the foundation of the world and our names have been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life since before the foundation of the world; they are written in that sealed Book in the right hand of Him who sits upon the Throne, which is opened in Revelation, chapter 6, verse 1 to 17, and Revelation, chapter 8, verse 1.
And now, we have seen where we are, where our names are written and who we are, and where we have come from, where we are and where we are going in God’s Program. We have seen that we belong to a New Creation.
By receiving Christ as our Savior and washing away our sins in the Blood of Christ and receiving His Spirit, we obtained eternal life. Because first, we came in a fallen race, without life, but instead, with death; but now we receive eternal life through Christ and we receive a theophanic body with eternal life; and now, at the Last Day, we will receive a glorified physical body with eternal life as well, so that we can be in an immortal, incorruptible and young body throughout eternity.
Do you know something? There will be no children or elderly people in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb of the Church of Jesus Christ; there will be no rapture for children or for elderly people, only for young people. And what will happen to the children and the elderly people among us nowadays? Don’t worry about them, the promise is that they will be changed and they will have an eternal and young body.
And we will all be young; therefore, the rapture will be for young people, it will not be for elderly people or for children, but for young people, because we will all be in young bodies.
Our children will be changed and have a young body, representing 18 to 21 years of age; and our elderly people will also have a young and eternal body; and those who are young, well, they will also be changed and obtain an immortal body and they will also have a young body throughout eternity.
See? There will be no elderly people or children in the rapture, rather, everyone will be young because we will all have a new body. The children will receive a young body, a new and eternal body, a body of a young person, who is 18 to 21 years old.
That is what God has for our children and for our elderly people and for our youth as well; for each one of you and also for me; and everything is according to theBook of Truth, to the Lamb’s Book of Life, to the Book of Redemption that is in Heaven.
It has been a great blessing to be with you, testifying to you about:“THE BOOK OPENED IN HEAVEN.”
May God bless you greatly, may God keep you; and onward serving Christ, persevering in His Word and waiting for the new body He has promised for each one of us soon.
May God continue to bless all of you, and soon, may we all be changed and have the new body, and go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven, to the House of our heavenly Father. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
With us again, Miguel Bermudez Marin to continue and conclude our participation on this occasion.
May God bless you, and may you all have a wonderful evening.
“THE BOOK OPENED IN HEAVEN.”
3The Ages in English, page 347
4The Seals in English, page 250 and 251
6Matthew 26:34; Mark 14:30; Luke 22:34; John 13:38
10The Ages in English, page 336 to 338
11The Sealsin English, page 558
12The Ages in English, page 274
13The Ages in English, page 36
14The Seals in English, page 423 and 424
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