THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY
Rev. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, June 16th, 2013. Cayey, Puerto Rico
Thank you very much, Miguel. Very good morning, kind friends and brethren present.
Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers that are present and also to those in other countries: May the blessings of Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon you and may He help to raise your children according to the Word of God.
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Be attentive in all the countries, be everyone connected, so that all brothers can see the progress of the construction of the Great Tent-Cathedral, to see for you yourselves, and to thank God, and to continue being hand in hand working on that project, which is for the glory of God. I leave with you the Rev. Jose Benjamin Perez.
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You could see how far ahead the whole project of the Great Tent-Cathedral is, and also all the work that the Embassy of Peace Activists is carrying out for comprehensive peace in the human family.
Pray much for all such work that is being carried out, which is in favor of the human family.
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And now we read in Hebrews, Chapter 1 and Chapter 3. Over to chapter 3, verses 1 to 6, where it says:
“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
For this man was counted of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house.
For every house is builded by some man, but He that built all things is God.
And Moses verily was faithful in all his; as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were going to be spoken after;
But Christ as a son over his own house, whose house are we, if we hold fast till the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”
"THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY."
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand.
Throughout biblical history, contained in Genesis to Revelation, we find that all people have wanted to visit God in the house of God, that is, visit the House of God where God dwells. And because there is this longing in the soul of each person, there is also the opportunity for each person to visit God in His House.
In Genesis, chapter 28, it speaks of the dream that Jacob had when he was on his way to Haran, but stopped at Bethel at sleeping time in the evening, and he had a very important prophetic dream, which has been fulfilled over time. It goes like this dream: Chapter 28, verse 10 onwards, of Genesis:
“And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
That place, since he had that dream and saw a ladder coming down to that place, and he saw God on top of the ladder, and angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder, Jacob said: "This is none other but the House of God and Gate of Heaven. "
That’s why he called that place Bethel, which means "House of God." It was first called “Luz” [Light]’, that place, and he called it: Bethel, which means "House of God." So he said: “This place is none other but the House of God and Gate of Heaven.” A heavenly Gate.
In St. John, chapter 1, Jesus takes that vision or dream Jacob had, and says, speaking to Nathanael: Verse 49 to 51:
“Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
Here we see the promise that Heaven would open for the sons and daughters of God, believers in Christ, as it was opened to Jacob in that vision, in the dream of that ladder, and angels ascending up descending on those stairs, and God in the top of the ladder, who was identified as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is none other but House of God and Gate of Heaven.
We find that the House of God and Gate of Heaven is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We also find that under the covenant that was given by God through the prophet Moses, the House of God as a people, was Israel: the Church of the Old Testament, the ones taken out of Egypt and brought into the Promised Land.
And we find that the House of God as a temple or tabernacle was the tabernacle built by Moses in his days out there in the wilderness, and then the temple built by King Solomon.
The Name of God will always be in the House of God, because God has promised to put His Name in His House.
We also find that, as an individual, each human being is a temple, a house, and God created man, the human being in His image and likeness, to be a temple for God, for God to dwell in the human soul , which is the holy of holiest of the human temple.
That’s why Jesus once said, before the temple, in chapter 2, verses 17 to 23 of the Gospel of John, when people asked a sign from Heaven, He said: "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
They say: "In 46 years was built this temple, and you say that in three days you will raise it up?" But He was speaking of the human temple, that is, His body as a human temple in which the fullness of God dwelt, the presence of God.
And each believer as individual, every believer in Christ, is also a human temple in which God dwells by His Holy Spirit.
St. Paul said: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
Therefore, since the human being is God's temple, God's Name is on the person through the Messiah the Prince, through Christ, in whom the Name of God was and which has been believed by all who have received Him as only and sufficient Savior, and therefore, the Name of Christ is in the heart of every believer in Him
We also find that under the New Covenant, the House of God, Paul says which is. It says First Timothy, chapter 3, verse 14 onwards, says:
“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
And now, under the New Covenant, the House of God is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as Moses was faithful in all of God's house, both the Jewish people as House of God, and also the tabernacle built by Moses as literal temple where God's presence dwelt, Moses was faithful.
And now under the New Covenant, Christ is faithful in all the House of God: the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the family of God, the House of God, God's family, the descendants of God.
Ephesians chapter 2 tells us from verse 12 onwards ... says:
“That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God (members of God's family as sons and daughters of God; for the House of God as the Mystical Body of believers is the Church of Lord Jesus Christ, that is the family of God, that is the family of faith, as Galatians says, chapter 6, verse 10);
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord.”
The Mystical Body of Christ grows, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, as a temple, as a spiritual house. As more construction material is being added to a building, more blocks, more construction material, is being built, is growing from one level to another level, until it reaches the maximum appointed level.
And likewise the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ as a spiritual Temple has grown from stage to stage, from age to age, as those who were to be saved have been being added to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, as Scripture says in the book of Acts, that God added to His Church those who were to be saved. It is the same Lord who added to His church such as should be saved. Book of Acts, chapter 2, verse 47.
Therefore, it is important to be aware that those who are being saved, are written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life, from before the foundation of the world, and they had to be manifested on this Earth in mortal, temporal and perishable bodies, to make contact with Christ and obtain the new birth when they receive Him as our Saviour, obtain the forgiveness of our sins, being cleansed by His Blood, from all sin, being baptized in water in His Name and being baptized by Him with the Holy Spirit and Fire, and to produce the new birth in us.
That’s why He says to Nicodemus: "Verily, verily, I say to you, except a man is born again, except a man is born of Water and the Spirit he can not enter the Kingdom of God." St. John, chapter 3, verses 1 to 6.
In other words, we need a new birth, because birth we got physically, through our parents, places us as descendants of Adam and Eve; and since they sinned they lost eternal life, and they only left us as legacy, temporary life, which for some gets finished at hundred years of age, some a little more, and most much less.
But that life that we have obtained is for us to hear the preaching of the Gospel of Christ, for the faith in Christ to be born in our hearts, to receive Him as our Savior, to be sprinkled with the Blood of Christ and be cleansed from all sin, and be baptized in water in His Name, and He baptizes us with Holy Ghost and Fire, and produces the new birth.
This is how one is born of Water and the Spirit. Of the Water: the Gospel of Christ, and the Spirit: the Holy Spirit.
That's how it was established that one would enter the Kingdom of God through the new birth, just as to live in this earthly realm one had to be born; and in order to live in the Kingdom of Christ, the heavenly Kingdom, we must be born again.
See, this was spoken in John, chapter 1, verses 12 onwards. He says:
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
In other words, due to the birth through our earthly fathers, we are not born as children of God, but by being born again, being born of Water and of the Spirit; to be born of God through Christ, who is the second Adam, all believers in Christ are children of God through the second Adam, and consequently, the life they have received in the new birth is eternal Life and the soul of every believer in Christ has already eternal Life. And we are only short of the adoption, which is the redemption of the body, where we shall obtain physical immortality, which will be, for those who died: the resurrection in eternal, immortal, glorified bodies, as the glorified body of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is as young as when He ascended into Heaven, and to those who are alive: it will be the transformation.
And Christ said that the resurrection and the transformation will be for the Last Day, and the Last Day is the seventh millennium from Adam to the present time or third millennium from Christ until now, because "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one Day." Second Peter, chapter 3, verse 8 and Psalm 90, verse 4.
Therefore, there is a promise for the Last Day of a resurrection in eternal, young, glorified bodies, of all believers in Christ, the whole family of God, the whole House of God upon which God has placed Jesus Christ.
The House of God: God's family, which is composed of all believers in Christ is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, that spiritual temple which has been growing from stage to stage, and that spiritual temple is already in the stage of the Most Holy Place, which is the stage that corresponds to the Last Day, and that is the stage that corresponds to the Second Coming of Christ for believers in Christ, that is, for Christianity.
The First Coming of Christ was for the Jews and among the Jews, to redeem Israel and that redemption has also redeemed all who form His Church, His spiritual House. And the Second Coming of Christ is being awaited by the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ for the Last Day, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ; and it will be for the transformation of those who will be alive in this end time, and the resurrection of believers in Christ who have physically died.
That is what St. Paul spoke when he said in Philippians, chapter 3, verses 20 to 21:
"For our conversation is in heaven ..."
The born again believers in Christ, are born of Heaven, for the new birth is not earthly. The earthly birth was the one which we got through our earthly parents, but the birth we have obtained from our heavenly Father is heavenly, and consequently, our citizenship as believers in Christ who make up the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, is heavenly. Our citizenship is heavenly although after the flesh we hold an earthly citizenship, of the country where we were born, and any other citizenship you may have additionally obtained..
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ ..."
As heavenly citizens we have all the rights of Heaven, as citizens of Heaven, as sons and daughters of God; even God's inheritance as heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus our Lord: To all that Christ is heir, so are all believers in Him.
"... Who shall change our vile body ..."
In other words, transform these physical bodies, from mortal to immortal, from corruptible bodies into glorified bodies, incorruptible bodies (I Corinthians, chapter 15, verses 49 to 58), and it says it will be at the Final Trumpet: "for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who remain and are alive shall be changed. "
The Final Trumpet is the Final Message of God, the message that precedes the Coming of the Lord, to the resurrection of the dead and the transformation of the living, the message that will give them faith to be changed and brought with Christ to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
Then we will no longer be in bodies wherein we have gone through a period of humiliation; being kings, priests and judges, sons and daughters of God, we have lived on this Earth just as anyone else, and sometimes the believers in Christ have been persecuted to death, even martyrdom.
"... Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body (in other words, to be equal to His glorified body; that will be the redemption of the body, the adoption, the transformation of the living in order to have young, eternal, immortal bodies, for all eternity, and with these bodies is that we will physically be as kings, priests and judges in the Kingdom of the Messiah), according to the working where he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
He has the power to transform the believers in Him which are alive and to raise the dead that are resting in spiritual bodies in Paradise. And that's for the Last Day, according to the words of Jesus Himself in John, chapter 6, verses 39 to 40. He says:
“And this is the will of him that sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.”
When will the resurrection be? Christ says: "For the Last Day," which is the seventh millennium from Adam to the present time or third millennium from Christ until now.
What year of the Last Day?, What year the seventh millennium? We do not know; but it will be on the seventh millennium, that is the Last Day before God or third millennium from Christ until now. Because the last days are the fifth millennium, sixth millennium and seventh millennium. The latter is the last: the seventh millennium.
Verse 40 says, in this same chapter 6 of John:
"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."
It is Christ who says what day before God the resurrection will be. The Last Day before God, which is, as I said, the third millennium of Christ to the present time or seventh millennium from Adam until now.
It is important to know these things and be aware that according to the Gregorian calendar we are in the seventh millennium from Adam to the present or third millennium from Christ until now.
Therefore, we must be ready waiting for the Coming of the Lord for our transformation, because it is for that, says the apostle Paul in Philippians, chapter 3, verse 20 to 21, that the Coming of the Lord will be for that. And Christ Himself says that He will raise the believers in Him at the Last Day.
Therefore, there is no doubt as to the time, as the Last Day, and in that there will be a resurrection of believers in Him and transformation of those who are alive, believers in Christ; which are members of the House of God, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As Jacob cried, after having the dream, cried saying, "How dreadful is this place! It is none but the House of God and Gate of Heaven. And I knew it not! "Some day Israel will cry in the same way in relation to the Church of Jesus Christ, Christianity.
It will cry: "How dreadful is this place! It is none but the House of God and Gate of Heave. And I knew it not! "
She does not know it yet. Someday she will know it: when God completes His Church and then He will open the eyes to Israel. Therefore, we have to allow God be the one to open their eyes at the appointed time for them to see.
Meanwhile, God is dealing with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the House of God, the family of God under the New Covenant.
And we pray for Israel that God will help them in all difficult times and bless them, protect them; may they never be exterminated again, may never happen another Holocaust as it happened many years ago.
It is important to pray for Israel, it is important to pray for Jerusalem, which is the city of God and is also called the Throne of God, because that's where the Throne of David will inherit the Throne or to which the Messiah is heir to, and the which He will use, He will sit on the Throne of David, and reign over Israel and all nations. At that time Israel will be the head of all nations.
The global stock market will be in Jerusalem, because all nations bring their wealth to Jerusalem, and if all the wealth will be there, then the stock market will be there, consequently. That will be the safe place for all the wealth, because the Throne of the Messiah will be there, and from there the Kingdom of the Messiah for all nations will be managed.
From there will peace flow like a river, not only to Israel and not only for the Middle East, but for all nations, for the Prince of Peace Messiah will sit on the throne of David, and reign over Israel and all the nations. Therefore, Israel has a great blessing, and therefore: "He who blesses Israel will be blessed, and he that curses Israel will be cursed." The only people as a nation, of which the Scripture says that he that blesses it is blessed, and whoever curses it is cursed. And spiritual people, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ: who curses her is cursed, and he who blesses the Church, will be blessed.
Even he, who gives a cup of cold water to one of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ, will not lose his reward: he will have a blessing.
Therefore, seeing God's House today, in our time, it is none other than the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is in the spiritual realm; but when they shall have their eternal, immortal, glorified bodies, then they will reign with the Messiah the Prince on Earth in that kingdom of peace, love, prosperity, respect for Human Rights of every individual, and knowledge of God, knowledge of the glory of God, for the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk, chapter 2, verse 14, and Isaiah, chapter 11, verse 9.
In other words, there will be a spiritual teaching of God and about the God of Israel, about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God creator of Heaven and Earth, in which nations and their citizens will be filled with the knowledge of the true God, then there will be only one teaching about God, for everyone will come to the knowledge of God the Creator of Heaven and Earth, to the knowledge of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
That is, that all religions become, then, one thing. Zechariah, chapter 14, verse 9 says: "And in that day the Lord will be one and His Name one." So, theological arguments will end, religious arguments, because everyone will know the God creator Heaven and Earth, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and abandon their religious ideas, they will drop everything they see that is not right, and will stay with the truth of God the Creator of the Heavens and the earth.
They may say, if they want say, "We have come to the knowledge of the Creator of Heaven and Earth," and then it will be a single teaching about God.
And that's what we need: that the Earth is full of the knowledge of the glory of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that will end religious arguments and eventually these religious problems will end, and any risk of religious persecution that may arise will end, because everyone will think and believe in the same way.
"THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY."
Under the New Covenant is the Church of the living God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Psalmist said: "I was glad and was glad when they said unto me let’s go unto the House of the Lord." And in our time, to go to the House of the Lord, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which gathers in different places, in different temples, in different auditoriums: To go there to serve the true God through Christ, is the greatest blessing a person can have, and the greatest relationship you can have to praise God and hear His Word.
It is always important to attend Church activities, the Church which the person attends, to praise God, to glorify God and receive His Word, and feel His presence here in the soul, and receive His blessings.
THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY. It has become clear that it is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. And as every house has a door, the Door is Christ, who said: "I am the door: by me if any man enters will be saved, and shall go in and find pasture," says the Lord.
To enter the house of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we must walk through the Door, which is Christ, receiving Him as only and sufficient Savior.
He is also our Passover. John the Baptist when he saw Him, in chapter 1, verses 29 to 36 in John, when he saw Jesus said: "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." To take it away He had to die for the people, for the humans beings.
Just as for the preservation of life of the firstborn there in Egypt, the Hebrew firstborn, a Passover lamb, every head of the family had to sacrifice, a one year old lamb, without blemish, without faults, without defect, and put its blood on the door, on the lintel and doorposts, and to eat it roasted inside the house.
Christ being the Lamb of God who died, and Him being the door (the Gate) the Blood is applied; and he that comes through that Door (which is Christ), to the House: is protected from spiritual death.
Spiritual death has been going around the planet Earth and killing millions of people spiritually, taking away the opportunity of eternal Life to millions of people; to those who have entered this door and remained inside, it has not been able to kill them; they are safe within the House of God, as they were safe in the homes where the blood was applied and were inside eating the Passover lamb.
Christ said: "He who eats not my flesh and drinks my blood has no life in itself," that is, he does not have eternal Life. You have to be in the house of God, the Church, eating the flesh of the Son of Man, Christ, believing. It is eating by faith: believing. To believe is to eat in spiritual terms.
And they are safe, eating the flesh of the Son of Man, Christ. That's what they did not understand: "How is He going to give us His body, His flesh?" It is in that spiritual sense, because He gave His body as a sacrifice for us, and as we are believing we are eating His flesh and drinking His Blood. And all that in the house of God, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Second Coming of Christ will be to His House. Just as Israel was His house, two thousand years ago, the First Coming of Christ (the Coming of the Messiah, the Anointed: Anointed with the Spirit of God), the Second Coming of Christ will be in the House of God of the New Covenant, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
When the Jews see Him coming for His Church, they will say: 'This is the One we are waiting for! "Because they'll be seeing the Angel of the Covenant who appeared to Moses and delivered Israel through Moses in Exodus, Chapter 3 in forward.
In Malachi, chapter 3, says: "And He shall come to His temple, the Lord, the Messenger of the Covenant, in whom you delight."
Therefore, the Angel of the Covenant coming in the Last Day will be the Coming of the Messiah, as the Coming of the Angel of the Covenant two thousand years in human flesh was, in the veil of flesh called Jesus. It had to be so.
Therefore, we do not discriminate against Israel, but we love them and they did what the prophecy said they would do so that the Redemption Program could be accomplished.
God willed it so, and therefore, Christ said: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." That forgiveness will be accepted, and when is accepted, forgiveness for Israel will materialize, and the redemption of Israel as a nation will be carried out, and Israel will become the capital or head, or Federal District of all nations, and Jerusalem the capital of the world.
See the great blessing there for Israel. And for all who love Israel, bless Israel and help Israel, there are great blessings too.
May the blessings of Christ the Angel of the Covenant, be upon you and me too. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
If there is someone who has not yet entered into the House of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and want to live forever, you can enter the House of God through the Gate, Christ, receiving Him as only and sufficient Savior, remembering that Christ said: "I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by me." St. John, chapter 14, verse 6. And John, chapter 10, verse 9, which says: "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved."
Let's wait for a few minutes while here and in other countries, people receive Christ as Savior, all who have not yet done it so, to be safe in the house of God, knowing, aware, being aware that spiritual death is surrounding all nations, and even physical death also, because all nations are full of violence, as it was in the days of Noah.
We are like the days of Noah and as in the days of Lot also, therefore, is the time to be watching and waiting for the Coming of the Lord, preparing for the coming of the Lord, lifting our heads to Heaven, to the things of God, to heavenly things, for our redemption, the redemption of the body, for our transformation is near.
Christ Himself said that when we see these things happen, we should lift our heads to Heaven; lift up our heads, for our redemption draws nigh. Luke, chapter 21, verses 27 onwards, especially verse 28:
"When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
And then verse 34 onwards, at 36 (while people are coming forward in different countries, people who are receiving Christ) says:
"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunknes, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Watch ye therefore (Watch why? Watch for the Coming of the Lord) ...
Watch therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass (in other words, escape the judgments that will come during the great tribulation), and to stand before the Son of Man."
It is important to be with our minds and our hearts set on heavenly things, in the things of God, in the Program of God for the time we live in, this program related to the House of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest thing that Christ has, and that’s why He put His Holy Spirit in His Church; therefore, it is important to enter the House of God as soon as possible, those who have not come in yet, to be safe, with eternal Life. And when Christ comes, if the person is alive: to be changed, and if he died: to be resurrected in a glorified body.
We will stand up to pray for the people who have come to the Feet of Christ on this occasion:
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come and Thy will be done, as in heaven also on earth, and give us our daily bread today, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Heavenly Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I come to you with all these people who are receiving Christ as only and sufficient Savior. I pray You receive them in Your kingdom, and Lord, keep them in Your House, the House of Yours, Your Church, always; may they never leave it, but remain in Your House, Your Church, Your Family, and live forever. I pray in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Those who have come to the Feet of Christ at this time, repeat after me this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, I heard the preaching of Your Gospel and Your faith was born in my heart.
I believe in you with all my heart. I believe in Your Name as the only Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and need a Savior. I give public testimony of my faith in You and Your faith in me, and receive You as my only and sufficient Savior.
I beg You to forgive my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood from all sin and produce in me the new birth.
I want to be born again, I want enter into Your Kingdom, I want to live forever. Make the salvation You purchased for me on the Cross of Calvary a reality.
I pray in Your eternal and glorious Name, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
Those who have received Christ as Savior right now, they will say to me: "I want to be baptized as soon as possible in the Name of the Lord, because He said in Mark, chapter 16, verses 15 to 16: 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned." You will say to me:" I heard the Gospel of Christ, I believed, and I received Him as my Savior, I want to be baptized as soon as possible in the Name of the Lord, when can I be baptized? "
Inasmuch as you have believed in Christ as Savior, you can be baptized and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire and produce in you the new birth.
Water baptism is typological; water does not remove sin, it is the Blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin, but water baptism is a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ; Christ Himself was baptized by John the Baptist.
Therefore, water baptism is very important for every believer in Christ. He said: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." We cannot ignore this divine truth.
Now, in water baptism a person is identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. We were in Christ eternally, and when He was on Earth, we were in Him, as when Abraham met Melchizedek in chapter 14 of Genesis and tithed to God, Melchizedek, and Melchizedek gave him bread and wine: Paul says in Hebrews chapter 7, Levi tithed to Melchizedek, which was in the loins of Abraham; and Abraham did not have his son Isaac yet, therefore, Jacob had not been born either, neither Levi was born because Levi is the great grandson of Abraham: but the Scripture says he was in the loins of Abraham.
We were, all of us, in the loins of Christ, so He is the second Adam and belong to the descent of the second Adam, Christ, which produces the new birth in the spiritual realm: new birth, and then He will produce the physical part, which is our transformation, where we will obtain the physical, eternal, glorified and young body for eternity, and we will be like Christ, the second Adam.
We will hand over to the Rev. Jose Benjamin Perez to continue and finish, and in each country the minister concerned, so that he tells those who have received Christ as Savior at this time, how to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Continue everyone, having a happy evening full of the blessings of Christ, and we will meet next Sunday, God willing.
God bless and keep you all.
"THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY."
Carretera No.1 Km 54.5
Barrio Monte Llano
Cayey, Puerto Rico