Good morning, beloved friends and brethren. It is a great privilege and blessing to be with you on this occasion, to share with you a few moments of fellowship around the Word of God and His Program relevant to this end time.
For which I want to read in Romans, chapter 8, verses 28 and on, this letter of the apostle Saint Paul: Romans, chapter 8, verses 28 and on, where he tells us:
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.”
According to the teaching of Saint Paul, all things work together for good.
The fact that we are on this planet Earth living in mortal bodies, all that also works together for good. By being in these mortal, corruptible and temporary bodies, God’s attribute of Savior is manifested. Therefore, there are things that God allows, and gives place to the manifestation of the divine attributes.
Therefore, the situation of the human being in the Garden of Eden and his fall, in all, notice, has worked together for good, because the divine attributes have been manifested; although problems are momentarily bad, but notice, for God’s children everything works together for good.
The problem of the fall of the human being has worked together for good for us, although we are in these mortal, corruptible and temporary bodies, going through a difficult stage, going through a unique experience, where what is within our soul exits, emerges and expresses our love for Christ, for God; and Christ expresses His love for us.
Now, we can see how God’s love has been expressed towards His children. For example, we have in John, chapter 3, verse 14 and on; it says:
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:…”
For Moses’ time, when the people acted wrongly before God, divine judgment came, and poisonous snakes bit the children of the Hebrew people, the Hebrews, and they died; but God said to Moses1: “Prepare a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole (that is, on a rod); and every person who is bitten by a poisonous serpent and looks toward that bronze serpent lifted up, shall not die.”
And why? What power did that bronze serpent lifted up in the field have, and people looked at that serpent when they were bitten by poisonous serpents, and their venom was annulled? Because that bronze serpent, being of bronze, represents divine judgment.
And now, notice, the divine judgment was there, in that bronze serpent; in other words, the divine judgment was placed in the bronze serpent. Therefore, the person who looked at the bronze serpent: The sin and divine judgment that was upon the person passed on to the bronze serpent; because bronze and the bronze serpent speak to us of the divine judgment, of the sin already judged; and the sin of the Hebrew people, in type and figure, was already judged in the bronze serpent.
And now notice how a person was freed from death and poison, from venom and death, by looking at the bronze serpent. Some didn’t look, and died; others looked, and lived.
And the bronze serpent represents Christ dying on Calvary’s Cross; and since it is a bronze serpent that Moses lifted up, that shows the divine judgment already judged in Jesus Christ our Savior; therefore, sin already judged in Christ: Our sin was judged in Christ.
And thank God. If God judges it in us, we are condemned and we are cast into the fire, into hell, and then into the lake of fire; but, notice, God judged our sin in Christ, because He took our sins.
He became sin for us by taking our sins, and therefore the divine judgment came upon Jesus Christ, and He had to die; and then He had to go to hell, where we had to go: He went down to hell in His theophanic body, in Spirit, and there He preached to the imprisoned souls who were in hell, those who were disobedient in Noah’s time, Saint Peter tells us in one of his letters. Let’s see in which of the letters of the apostle Saint Peter tells us these things, which… First Peter, chapter 3, verse 18 and on, says:
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit…”
Now, notice, He died for us by taking our sins. And now, He died in the flesh, but in the Spirit He didn’t die; in Spirit, that is the theophanic body of the sixth dimension, “…by which…,” it says:
“…By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison (to the people who were there in hell in their bodies, in their spirits of that fifth dimension)<em>;
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah…”
In other words, they were the people who lived in Noah’s time and were disobedient, they didn’t listen to the Voice of God through the prophet Noah.
“Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
Notice, Noah preached and continued building the ark and announcing that a flood would come. It was apparently something impossible; but God said that a flood would come: And that flood would come. They could say: “But Noah has been preaching the same thing for 20 years, and it doesn’t happen.” God’s patience extended, and that is why it wouldn’t come; but God’s patience was extended because of whom? Because of Noah.
God’s patience waited in Noah’s days while he built the ark; for if he sent the flood without Noah finishing the ark, then Noah and his family would also die. In other words, God’s patience and God’s mercy was extended to Noah; and therefore, the flood couldn’t come until Noah finished the building of the ark and entered the ark; and God would close the door, as it then happened. When he had finished the ark, God said to him: “Seven days from now I will bring the flood. Enter you and your family and the animals and the birds into the ark”; and they all entered, and God closed the door, and the flood came; on the seventh day, the flood came.
But the people didn’t know; they were listening to Noah’s preaching for 100 or 120 years, and notice, with 100 years (let’s say) of preaching, none of them were converted. God’s patience was waiting for Noah, for Noah to finish the construction of the ark.
And now, since the days of Jesus and the apostles, it is being preached that the end of the world is coming, that the Final Judgment is coming, that the great tribulation is coming, that all these divine judgments are coming; it is being preached that the judgments of the great tribulation will come for the human race; and it has been about two thousand years, more or less, approximately, and it has not happened yet.
And some people say: “But if that is being preached since back then, since the time of the apostles; and Jesus Himself spoke, and it has not come yet.” Why? Because Christ is building His Church, His spiritual Temple; and He can’t bring the divine judgment upon the human race until He completes His Church, which is composed of those redeemed by the Blood of Christ, whose names are written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
And notice, everything works together for good; and thank God that the divine judgment has not come upon the human race; the great tribulation has not come upon the human race yet, and we are still here alive working in the Work of Christ and taking the Message everywhere, and receiving His revealed Word, and enjoying that revealed Word; but someday the Door will be closed, as the ark’s door was closed.
Let’s see here in Genesis, where it tells us that God closed the ark’s door… let’s see… chapter 7, verse 4 and on, it says:
“For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.”
And now, let’s see, verse… verse 13 and on, it says:
“In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.”
See how God closed the door there?
“…and the Lord shut him in.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.”
And now, notice, in Luke, chapter 13, verse 22 and on, it says:
“And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are.”
You see? Here Christ shows that the Door is going to be closed, the Door of Mercy, the Door of Grace; and Christ is the Door. Therefore, Christ, the Door of the Dispensation of Grace to enter and obtain salvation, that Door will be closed. And Christ will no longer be as the High Priest in Heaven making intercession with His own Blood, because He will leave the Throne of Intercession when the Mystical Body of Christ is completed.
When every last one of the elect has been called and gathered, and has been placed in the Mystical Body of Christ, then the construction of the Church of Jesus Christ, of that spiritual Temple will already be finished; and then the Door to enter into that House, the House of God, the Church of Jesus Christ, will be closed; and the parable of the ten virgins will be fulfilled.
Notice, in chapter 25, verse 10 and on (to not read too much), it says, speaking of the foolish virgins and the wise virgins; of the foolish it says [Matthew]:
“And while they went to buy (oil), the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage…”
Who entered with Christ into the Marriage with the Bridegroom? Those who were prepared, who are the wise virgins.
The wise virgins and the foolish virgins represent all of Christianity. One part is wise, because it receives the Holy Spirit and thus obtains the new birth. Another part doesn’t obtain the Holy Spirit, therefore doesn’t obtain the new birth; therefore they don’t have the Holy Spirit, they don’t have oil in their lamps: they don’t have the oil, the Holy Spirit, within them.
“Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord…”
Let’s see… verse 10:
“And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”
There we have again, by the words of Jesus Himself, that the Door will be closed, the Door of entrance to the House of God, to the Church of Jesus Christ.
“Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
There we have again the same situation of Noah’s time: That the Door will be shut when the construction of the spiritual Temple of Christ is concluded; just as when the construction of the ark was concluded the door was shut. And now, it will be as in the days of Noah, where the door was closed when the ark was already built.
And now, Matthew, chapter 24, verses 36 and on, it says… Even a little before: Verse 34 and on, of Matthew, chapter 24, it says:
“Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Do you see how He compares our days, the days of the Coming of the Son of Man for this end time? He compares them with the days of Noah. Let’s properly see the days of Noah, how they were; it says:
“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
(and they didn’t know) And knew not…”
What did they not understand? God’s Program for the time in which they were living; and they didn’t understand that those judgments that Noah said would come, that flood, that was the true Word of God. But they didn’t understand how a man who had been preaching for about 100 years, that what he was preaching was the truth: They didn’t understand that God’s mercy was extended because Noah had not finished the construction of the ark; and if the flood came before Noah finished the ark, Noah would also die, the dispensational prophet who was announcing that judgment.
And now, we can see why for this time the judgment of God has not yet come, the great tribulation, where the divine judgments are going to fall upon the human race, although since the times of Jesus and the apostles, it is being announced that the judgment of God is coming upon the human race: It is because Christ is building His Church, His spiritual Temple; and if He sends the divine judgment upon the human race before His Church, His spiritual Body, His spiritual Temple is completed, He would destroy us too.
He goes on to say:
“And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
There we can see this mystery of the Coming of the Son of Man.
Verse 44 also tells us:
“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
Now we can see how important it is to be prepared, listening to the Voice of Christ, the Voice of God, for the time we have been allotted to live in. Like the people who lived in Noah’s time: Before the flood came, people had to be listening to the Voice of God through the prophet Noah, because that was the prophet for that time, and he was a dispensational prophet. He was the one who had the Message of God, the revelation of God for the people, although he was a simple man; and although they had many religions at that time and many great religious leaders, the man of God was Noah.
There were many ministers, but there was one true prophet of God; and that was the one the people had to be listening to. And all the ministers of that time, with all their congregations, were called to be listening to that prophet; because that was the living Voice of God, the Voice of God speaking to them the things that were going to happen at that time.
And now, we have arrived to the most glorious time of all times, a time parallel to Noah’s time; for which Christ says in Revelation, chapter 22, verse 16:
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.”
And thus, in this end time, the sons and daughters of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, will be hearing the Voice of Christ through His Angel Messenger testifying of all these things that must happen soon, in this end time; and thus being prepared to be transformed at this time, and go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; and so we will avoid going through the judgments of the great tribulation.
Revelation, chapter 22, verse 6, also tells us, of this Angel:
“And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”
What has He sent him for? To show His servants the things which must shortly come to pass.
Through this Angel Messenger, the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ, is that the sons and daughters of God will be hearing the revelation of all things that must happen soon, in this end time; and will thus be called, gathered and prepared to be transformed and escape the divine judgment that is to come upon the human race.
And how are we going to escape? By being transformed, then we will go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, to the House of our heavenly Father; where they are waiting for us in a great feast that God has prepared there, in Heaven, in that heavenly dimension.
So the judgments of the great tribulation will not reach there. They will only be here on Earth, where the judgments will be falling upon the human race; but not in the heavenly dimension, not in the seventh dimension, where our heavenly Father is waiting for us for that great feast, that Great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Now, we have seen why the divine judgments of the great tribulation have not yet fallen; they have not fallen; what we only see are “birth pains,” as it is said. Birth pains are signs, earthquakes in different places, and wars, and so forth; but the judgments of the great tribulation, that is going to be the divine judgment in all its fullness, the day of vengeance of our God2.
And if only with these beginnings of pains, of wars in different places and earthquakes in different places, it is a terrible thing…; for when an earthquake strikes in the nation where one lives, that is terrible for that nation, or a war. And what will the great tribulation be like then? It will be the most terrible thing.
Now, that will be the day of vengeance of our God.
But don’t worry, we will not be here: We will be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with Christ in Heaven, enjoying that great feast and receiving the rewards for all that we have worked for in the Work of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Everything works together for good for us.
When it is said that the divine judgments are going to fall upon Earth: “And what good does that work for us?” Well, Christ is going to take us away from here, so that we are not here receiving the divine judgments: He is going to take us to Heaven, to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Does it not work together for good, or does it work together for good? It will work together for good, because He will take us to a safe place: To the House of our heavenly Father.
This is also prophesied in the Old Testament, there in Isaiah, chapter 26, where it says: Chapter 26, verse 20 to 21, of Isaiah, it says:
“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (that is, the great tribulation) be overpast.
For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”
That is the judgment of the great tribulation, which will last three and a half years; but He tells us:
“…my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast (that is, for three and a half years).”
So we can see that all this is already appointed by God; and He shows us how we are going to escape from here, exit from here, from this earthly dimension: We are going to exit in a glorified, eternal, immortal body, a body equal to the glorified body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
All these things are so for us, why? Because all things work together for good for all of us.
“EVERYTHING WORKS TOGETHER FOR GOOD.”
So onward serving our beloved Lord Jesus Christ all the days of your life; and in the difficult moments of life cry out to Christ, He will help you; but don’t complain against Christ; rather ask Christ to even make the troubles of life work for the good of each one of you.
This is what I do in my life; and even life’s troubles work together for good in my life because Christ turns them for good; and thus you will always be receiving the blessings of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
Onward always serving Christ; your faults, errors and sins confessed to Christ, and cast into the Blood of Christ, and thus they are taken away from you and you are justified before God. What does it mean to be justified? To be as if you had never sinned in your life.
Notice the power of the Blood of Christ: It cleanses us from all sin3</sup>; and we are justified, because it disintegrates sin; it doesn’t cover it, but disintegrates it, it disappears, and not even God can find it. Why? Because that is why the Blood of Christ was shed: To remove sin from all the sons and daughters of God.
Even Jesus Christ’s death, notice, worked together for good: For our good and for His good! But why for His good, if He died? But He said4: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone.” If He had not died, He would be on this Earth walking: Walking from Jerusalem, walking through Europe – walking through Asia Minor, Europe, North America and Latin America, and all places, and He wouldn’t find a person to talk to. Why? He said: “If the grain of wheat does not fall into the ground and die, it remains alone.” He would remain alone living on this planet Earth.
And Christ doesn’t want to be alone: He wants to be with all of His children; He doesn’t want us to die: He wants us to live eternally. And the only one who could prevent our death was Jesus Christ: By Him dying for us, our sins being placed on Him. He took them, and died for our sins so that we may live; that we don’t have to die, but may live eternally with Him.
Now: “If a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it bears much fruit,” that is, many sons and daughters of God equal to our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; sons and daughters of God in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, with a theophanic body of the sixth eternal dimension, and with an immortal, incorruptible and glorified, eternal physical body, equal to the body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
That we will be equal to Jesus Christ? Of course we will. A grain of wheat, when it is sown in the ground, when the wheat plant is born and bears fruit, how does it bear fruit? Just like the grain of wheat that was sown in the ground. And so it is for every person, for every son and daughter of God: He will be equal to Jesus Christ, with an eternal physical and glorified body, and with an eternal theophanic body as well.
Now notice how everything works together for good. Even Jesus Christ’s death worked together for good for all of us. For those who love God, all things work together for good.
It has been a great privilege for me to be with you on this occasion testifying to you that all things work together for good for the sons and daughters of God.
Now, don’t get into trouble and then go and say: “This is going to work for good.” Rather, if problems come, face the problems in life, try to get out of them; but never try to get into problems. And when a problem comes, face the problems: Pray to Christ; and Christ will help you to solve the problem and to turn everything into a blessing, that is, to make it work for good. Not because you want to get into trouble, but they arise in life sometimes; but then, present them to Christ for the solution, and wait on Christ, and wait for Christ to make everything work together for good, that He makes it work together for good.
May the blessings of Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon you all and upon me also, and may we all soon be transformed; may those who are yet to come: Be called and gathered, and thus the number of Mystical Body of Christ be completed; and may the dead in Christ be resurrected in eternal bodies, and may we be transformed, and all be taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
“ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.”
1 Numbers 21:8
2 Isaiah 61:2
3 First John 1:7
4 John 12:24