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God’s promise to Abraham

Thank you very much, Reverend Juan. Good morning to everyone present and those in different nations; a very special greeting to Reverend Miguel Bermudez Marin there in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Reverend Joel Lara, minister of the congregation where Reverend Miguel Bermudez Marin is.

Also, special greetings to all the ministers and their congregations in all the countries of Latin America, North America, Canada and other countries. And a very special greeting to Reverend Jose Benjamin Perez and the Church in Puerto Rico, who is connected to this broadcast on this occasion.

Let us read in Genesis, chapter 17, verses 15 and on, and the Scripture says the following:

“And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.”

May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to comprehend It. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

“GOD’S PROMISE TO ABRAHAM,” that is our subject for this occasion.

We find that Abraham and Sarah were stricken in age, but since Abraham and Sarah… Abraham was 75 years old and Sarah… Sarah was 65 years old and Abraham was 75 when God made the promise to them.

Let us read in Genesis, chapter 12, verses 1 and on, which says:

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all (nations) families of the earth be blessed.”

God promises to bless Abraham and to bless all those who bless Abraham and his seed; and to curse those who curse Abraham and his seed.

And in chapter 15, verse 1 and on, it says:

“After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

Here we find more blessings for Abraham and the confirmation of the promise of the promised son.

And in this same chapter 15 of Genesis, when God commands him to carry out a sacrifice, verse 12 and on, says:

“And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram,

saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

Here we can also see that God promises him the land in which those gentiles lived, who sinned against God; and God would take away that land from them and give it to Abraham’s seed. Because the Earth belongs to God, He is the original owner, He is the creator of planet Earth and all Creation, and He gives it to whomsoever He wishes.

Therefore, no one has a title deed before God to claim that the Earth is his. The Title Deed is at the right hand of God, therefore, He has given it to people or nations for a period of time.

Now, we find that all these blessings that God spoke to Abraham pass on to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, they pass on to the physical seed of Abraham and to the spiritual seed of Abraham, those who are of the faith of Abraham.

That is why the Scripture says that the meek shall inherit the Earth. [Psalm 37:11] The seed of Abraham will inherit all the promises of God; and consequently, it is important to know these things in order to believe them as the Bible teaches us, so that they become a reality in the life of the believers.

We have the promise of Abraham’s promised son and we find something very important in the times in which that promise would be fulfilled; because the waiting time of Abraham for the coming of the promised son but he did not know when God would fulfill that promise; therefore, he had to be thinking: “It could be this year,” and live that year waiting for that promise. And if that year passed, he would say: “Then, next year, it might be in this new year of my life.” And thus, wait until the promise would be fulfilled.

In the meantime, he was strengthening himself in faith, waiting for what God had promised him, of which God did not tell him the year that promise would be fulfilled. He had no children through Sarah, and he continued waiting for the fulfillment of that promise.

Sarah had given him Hagar, her maid, to have a child with her, since she was of old age and thought she couldn’t have him. And although a son came through Hagar and Abraham, it was not the son of the promise; therefore, he would not inherit the promises God had given to Abraham regarding his seed, that would inherit the Earth. The promise that he would inherit the Earth extends not only to the territory of Israel, but it also spreads worldwide.

Now, we find that when Abraham reached the age of 99, God came with His Archangels Gabriel and Michael in chapter 17 and 18 of Genesis, God came in a visible and tangible way, in human flesh; and ate with Abraham He and the Angels Gabriel and Michael; and He reconfirmed the promise that he would have the promised son through Sarah; He said to him: “This time next year, according to the time of life, Sarah, thy wife shall have a son”; and He told him the name of his son: Isaac. And when we study, we find that Abraham was 99 years old and Sarah was 89 years old, and He said: “Next year, around this time (in other words, when you are 100 years old and Sarah is 90) your son will come.”

We find that the year 100 is Abraham’s second year of jubilee. On the first year of jubilee, the 50th year, he did not have the son, but he did have the promised son in the 100th year.

Isaac, the promised son, typifies the Lord in His Coming. There we can see in what time, stage and age the Coming of the Lord will be. It was not for the first age, second age, third age, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh; all those ages are reflected in the life and years of Abraham. But when one reaches the stage of the Age of the Cornerstone, which we must locate in the eighth age (and the number eight represents eternity, an everlasting age), we find that the eternal age is the Age of Cornerstone. It is as simple as that.

And now, how do we know that it is for the Age of the Cornerstone? Because it was not fulfilled in the past Church ages. Therefore, the divine cycle of the 100 years of life of Abraham had when his promised son was born is type and figure of the Age of the Cornerstone in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, just as the First Coming of Christ two thousand years ago in the midst of Israel was also in an Age of Cornerstone.

The age or cycle of 50 is always a Messianic Age in which there are great blessings for the people with which God is dealing with under the dispensation in effect. That is how it was at the end of the Dispensation of the Law, and that is also how it will be for the end of the Dispensation of Grace, wherein one dispensation interlaces with another and we enter into the messianic blessings, which pertain to the people who God is dealing with.

Now we can see Abraham’s 100 years of life. When he was 100 years old, the promise of the coming of promised son was fulfilled. And the coming of the promised son also represents the Second Coming of Christ. Therefore, we find that the Coming of the Lord for the end time is on a Year of Jubilee, which is the Age of Cornerstone. The Year of Jubilee is always in an Age of Cornerstone represented in the 100th year of Abraham’s life.

Isaac represents God’s promised Son, the Coming of the Lord to His Church at the Last Day, which will be a blessing to the believers in Christ under the New Covenant; and it will also bring blessings to the Hebrew people, who are also waiting for the Coming of the Lord.

Now you can see why in past times Abraham did not know the time, the year in which the promised son would come, until he was 99 years old, when God told him: “Next year your son will come. Sarah, your wife will have a son, and you will call him Isaac”, which means ‘laughter.’ And whenever there is laughter, it is because there is joy; very few laugh when they are sad; if they laugh it is because they are nervous, some people do this.

Therefore, the Coming of the Promised Son, which is the Coming of the Lord to the believers in Christ and then to the Hebrew people, will be a reason for happiness, laughter and joy from the bottom of the heart of every believer. And when we receive Him, we will say: “Everything was so simple. Look where it was pointed out and we didn’t know it.” But now we know where the Second Coming of the Lord for the Church and the Hebrew people is pointed out: it is in the Age of the Cornerstone, the Age of the Year of Jubilee.

May God allow us to clearly see these mysteries, and when they are opened, they will leave us with nothing to say but: “Amen!” And give thanks to God for the blessing of the fulfillment of His promises; and say: “It was so simple, and we did not understand this before! But now we can understand it.”

Abraham waited 25 years for the coming of the promised son; and the Church has been waiting, the seed of Abraham has been waiting for the Coming of the Lord for about two thousand years; but notice the age for which God had that mystery of the Coming of the Lord: it is for the Age of the Cornerstone.

That is why we find that on one occasion Reverend William Branham said: “Now, look at the age coming now, right up to the Headstone, the Age of the Cornerstone.” [Book of “Quotations,” page 32, paragraph 311]. The Age of Cornerstone. For it is the Age of the Cornerstone, the Coming of the Lord.

When God opens the Scriptures to us and our understanding to comprehend, we find how simple everything is. And which stage or age are we in? I am in the Age of the Cornerstone, and who else?

To understand these things, one must be in the Age of the Cornerstone; that is why those who lived in past ages were not able to comprehend these great mysteries of the Divine Program and the calling to go up to the Age of Cornerstone.

As it was done from age to age: when a new age emerged, the messenger of God with the Message of God for that new age would proclaim the Message, and the elect who were written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life since before the foundation of the world would ascend to that new age; and that is how a new age was formed; until reaching the Age of the Cornerstone, where the calling is: “Come up hither”, and where Christ shows us all the things that must be hereafter and those that took place in the past.

The calling always comes from God through the Message that God gives each messenger of each new age; and the people recognize the Message that is for them and they ascend to the new age that is opening; because God through the messenger, in whom the Spirit of God is, opens the door to that new age.

And now we find ourselves in the Age of the Cornerstone, to which we ascended when we heard the calling from behalf of God, and where we will be seeing the Coming of the promised Son; the Coming of the promised Son, which is the Coming of the Lord for this end time. And we have seen that it is in the cycle of the 50th year, which is the cycle of the Year of Jubilee, the second cycle of the 50th year; because the first cycle was fulfilled in the days of Yeshua or Jesus, as He is called among Christianity. And now, the second cycle corresponds to the Second Coming of the Lord in the Age of the Cornerstone, 50th cycle, the second 50th cycle, which is of the one-hundredth cycle, the second cycle of the Year of Jubilee.

Now, we see the great jubilee Abraham had when the promised son was born. And we can see in the type and figure of the year of jubilee of Abraham’s life, the great jubilee Abraham had when he received the promised son. Likewise, the jubilee is great for the believers in Christ in the Age of Cornerstone in the cycle of and for the Coming of the Lord.

The promised Son is the Coming of the Lord; and He will be born, He will appear. Remember that it is in the midst of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ where the children of the Church relevant to each age are born again.

Therefore, in the midst of Christianity, in the Age of the Cornerstone, the Coming of the Lord will emerge as the Coming of the promised Son, the Coming of the Isaac promised to all believers in Christ, to the seed of Abraham according to faith, and then to the Hebrew people as well. Because He Himself will be the Coming of the Lord for His Church, as well as for the Hebrew people; and it will be in a Year of Jubilee, reflected in the one hundredth year of Abraham’s life.

Now we can see those important types and figures that were not able to be understood before, but now they can be understood, because these divine mysteries are being opened in this end time, and our understanding is also opened so that we comprehend.

Christ is gathering His elect at this end time. While they are alive they will be transformed and raptured, those who will be in the Year of Jubilee of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the Age of the Cornerstone reflected in the one hundredth year of Abraham’s life, which was the second year of jubilee in his life.

As far as those who lived in past ages… their time has already passed, but each age had its elect, who formed the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the age in which they lived.

What does this mean? That at the time of an age, if it happened in that age, those who would be transformed would be the ones who were in that age, not those who were alive and belonged to an age that had passed. Those of an age that has passed will be resurrected to be with those in the age in effect, who will also be transformed.

In other words, in order to be transformed in this end time in which we are living, when the Lord comes for those who departed and resurrects them in glorified bodies (those belonging to each age and some who have departed from the Age of the Cornerstone), the ones who will be transformed will be those who are in the right age, the age in effect, receiving the Message and working in the Divine Program; because the other ages ended their time, they died. In other words, this tells us where we must be to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

God is still adding to His Church, in the age corresponding to the Year of Jubilee, the people who would become part of that age in this end time. For which, if there is someone who has not yet received Christ, you may do so; and we will be praying for you, presenting you before the Lord so that He receives you in His Kingdom in the effective age that corresponds to our time.

Therefore, let us wait a few minutes while people who have wholeheartedly believed in Christ and now have the opportunity to receive Him as only and sufficient Savior may come to the front. Therefore, you may come to the front and we will be praying for you.

Those in other countries may also come to the front so you may be included in the prayer we will be making for all those who are receiving Christ as their only and sufficient Savior.

God has many people in this end time in and for the Age of the Cornerstone, and He is calling them to place them in the age relevant to this time in His Church.

Let us stand to pray for the people who are receiving Christ as their only and sufficient Savior.

With our heads bowed and our eyes closed:

Heavenly Father who art in Heaven, I come to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ with all these people who are receiving Christ as their only and sufficient Savior. I pray that You receive them in Your Kingdom. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray to You, to whom be the honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Now, repeat after me this prayer that we will be making for each one of you:

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 soul. I believe in Your First Coming.  I believe in Your Name as the only name under Heaven, given unto men, whereby we must be saved. And I believe in Your death on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for our sins.

I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I need a Savior, a Redeemer. I believe in You with all my soul, and I receive You as my only and sufficient Savior.

I pray may You forgive my sins, and with Your Blood may You cleanse me from all sin and baptize me with the Holy Spirit and Fire after I am baptized in water in Your Name; and may You bring forth the new birth in me.

In Your Eternal and glorious Name I pray, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Now, those who have received Christ as their Savior will ask: “When can you baptize me?”

Since you have believed in Christ wholeheartedly, you may be baptized; and may Christ baptize you with Holy Spirit and Fire, and bring forth the new birth in you. Then we will see each other eternally in the Kingdom of Christ our Savior.

Baptism in water does not take away sins, it is the Blood of Christ what cleanses us from all sin; but water baptism was a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ, because in water baptism we identify ourselves with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.

We were in Him eternally. Just as our physical body was in our earthly father, we were eternally in Christ.

Therefore, you may be baptized; and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire, and bring forth the new birth in you. And we will continue to see each other eternally in the Kingdom of Christ our Savior.

I leave Reverend Juan Ramos with you so he can inform you what to do to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in each country I leave each minister to do the same, and so that everyone who has believed and received Christ as their Savior at this time may be baptized.

May God bless you and keep you, and we will see each other eternally in the Kingdom of Christ our Savior. And where will we see one another next week? Here, again, God willing, to hear the Word of the Lord relevant to our age.

And where will we meet next Friday? So, I will be with you on Friday and Sunday, God willing. I will be with you. Pray a lot for the services that will take place here on Friday and Sunday.

May God bless you and keep you, and continue having a happy afternoon filled with the blessings of Christ, those of you here and in different nations.

May God bless you and keep you, protect you and accompany you at all times. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

With us now Reverend Juan Ramos, and in each country I leave each minister.

“GOD’S PROMISE TO ABRAHAM.”

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