Very good morning, kind friends and brethren present, and those who are in different nations connected with this activity via satellite or Internet. May the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you all ministers and your congregations. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
All Peace Activists are invited to participate in the second blood donation campaign: “Life is in the Blood. Donating the sap of life.” During the month of October and part of November we will be holding various donor campaigns in over 16 countries. The goal of the Embassy of Peace Activists is to double the figures obtained in the campaign conducted during the month of April, and in order to achieve this goal it is essential to have the support of each of you who are present here or other countries.
Blood is a vital fluid that cannot be manufactured in any laboratory, each person carries the lab within himself and therefore can donate blood, donating blood is donating life to his neighbour, because life is in the blood.
For that reason, the voluntary donation is critical for saving lives; it is a social responsibility that everyone has with his community, his family and the whole human family.
We thank all the volunteers who have attended blood donations in countries, in different countries where activities were conducted; and to all those Activists in countries where the donation will be conducted in the coming days, we call them up to invite family, friends, co-workers, and jointly promote voluntary and routine blood donation, so that we have a culture of voluntary blood donation.
Congratulations, Miguel Bermudez Marin and all who work with you, because the goal was achieved, the goal has been achieved, the goal that had been proposed, has been achieved, the goal has been reached: Congratulations!
Now we have three videos, three documentaries, two of the Embassy of Peace Activists, these activities were conducted in Mexico and the third video of the construction of the Great Tent-Cathedral, so that we are aware of what is happening, the work that is being carried out, to have you well informed so that everyone is aware of the progress that is in the works; and also that, all who wish for the work to advance more; well, let’s do more for it to advance more as the Rev. Jose Benjamin Perez said, that the more economic finances are available: the more we can push the work of the construction of the project of the Great Tent-Cathedral.
So let’s see these three videos, three documentaries, two of the activities of the Embassy of Peace Activists in Mexico and one from here in Puerto Rico, the construction of the Great Tent-Cathedral. Let’s see them.
[Presentation of documentary videos]
We have been able to see the work of the Embassy of Peace Activists in Mexico and we have also seen the work being carried out in the construction of the project of the Great Tent-Cathedral; and all is well advanced, everything is going very well, and it is a great privilege to be supporting the projects of the Embassy of Peace Activists and also the project of the construction of the Great Tent-Cathedral.
Now we read in Philippians, chapter 4, verse 10 onwards, we will start a little before, verse 8 onwards:
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand It.
Our theme for this occasion is: “I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME,” verse 13 of chapter 4 of Philippians.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.”
The strength for the believer in Christ is Christ, and all things are possible to him who believes in Christ, all things are possible to him who believes; for there is nothing impossible for God, nor is there any thing impossible to him that believes.
The believer in Christ is in a New Covenant, covered with the Blood of the New Covenant, the Blood of Christ.
Who is Jesus Christ? According to the promise of the Coming of the Messiah, the Christ, the Angel of the Covenant: is the Messiah; which is why in Malachi, chapter 3, where we are told of the Coming of the Messiah and His forerunner, which would be preparing the way for Him, it says in Malachi chapter 3:
“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me (this is the forerunner of the first Coming of Christ), and shall suddenly come to his temple the Lord whom ye seek (Who will come? the Lord) even the messenger of the covenant (the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of God, who had appeared to Moses and sent Moses to deliver the Hebrew people; and through Moses the Angel of the Covenant delivered the Hebrew people, which was in slavery in Egypt) … even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. “
The promise of the Coming of the Messiah, the Coming of the Son of David, a descendant of king David, is nothing less than the Coming of the Angel of the Covenant made man, made flesh in the midst of the Jewish people.
The Angel of the Covenant, of which Scripture speaks, which appeared at different times to different people, like Adam, Noah, and Seth, as well as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob; the Angel who wrestled, and Jacob wrestled with him until he received a blessing from the Angel, the Angel who took care of him all the time, which he mentions in Genesis, chapter 48, when he blesses the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, or Ephraim and Manasseh; the Angel who appeared to him in a ladder reaching up to Heaven, He appeared at the top of the ladder and identified Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Angel of the Covenant which appeared to Moses, and said: “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Whenever that Angel appears, those who saw Him said they saw God face to face.
For example, Manoah, when he saw Him in chapter 13 of the book of Judges tells his wife: “We shall die because we have seen God face to face, we have seen God.”
And how could they see God when what they saw was an angel? Because that Angel is the image of the living God, in other words, it is God’s heavenly body, the theophanic body of God, which is also called the Holy Spirit, for a spirit is a body of another dimension.
Thus we find this Angel of God in different occasions, called the Angel of the Lord in versions that use the name Jehovah as God’s Name, and always said: “We have seen God.”
Jacob for example, in chapter 32 of Genesis, when he met the Angel of God, then he named the place, a name related to what he saw: Peniel, because Peniel means “face of God,” and he had seen God face to face when he saw the Angel.
Because when one sees the body of a person, one sees the person dressed in that body of flesh or heavenly body. When it is the heavenly body, the Angel of the Covenant, one is seeing God veiled or clothed with a heavenly body; that’s why they call it a theophanic body or heavenly body, and this is why it is called the Angel of God or Angel of the Covenant: the Angel who gave the Law at Mount Sinai to the Jewish people, the Angel who had made a covenant with Abraham as well, and later told Abraham: “My covenant will be with Isaac thy son.”
And now, watch what He says to Jacob in chapter 32 and verse 25 onwards, of Genesis:
“And when he saw that he prevailed not against him (that is, the Angel realised that He could not prevail against Jacob), he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh (in other words, the Angel says: ‘Let me, let me go, for the day breaketh, He had to go).
And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.”
That which happened back there is type and shadow of what is going to happen in this end time when Israel shall meet the Angel of the Covenant in the Last Day, that is, when it meets the same Angel of the Covenant who delivered them from slavery in Egypt; and the ministries of the Two Olive Trees will be there, the ministries of Moses and Elijah.
“And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”
One has to struggle to obtain the blessing of God. A person sitting doing nothing cannot expect God’s blessing; all who have received the blessing of God have been people who have struggled. Christ Himself was victorious, but notice, He had to struggle.
“And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”
That’s why he called the place Peniel, for he said: “I have seen God face to face and my life is preserved.” And Peniel’s meaning is “the face of God,” he saw God face to face.
And now, that very mysterious Angel that made known the Name only to Moses; but when Jacob did want to know His Name, it was not made known to him; and it also says, He tells Moses, God tells Moses that with the Name He was made known to him, with that Name He was not made known to others. Chapter 6 of Exodus says, verse 1 onwards:
“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”
See? He makes Himself known to Moses with the name Jehovah, which are four consonants: YHWH. How are they pronounced? Moses heard them and therefore, Moses knew how to pronounce God’s Name and used It, and he was using It; that’s why he named Joshua by the Name, his military chief, he called him by the name Joshua, because Joshua’s meaning is Saviour, Redeemer, and Joshua was the one who introduced the people to the Promised Land, crossing Jordan with the people.
Joshua typifies the Holy Spirit, who passes the people to the Promised Land, and represents the Holy Spirit in His final manifestation where He will take the people, the Church, into the Promised Land of transformation and resurrection, and then into the Millennial Kingdom; and He will also take the Jewish people into the Millennial Kingdom of the Messiah.
This Angel of the Covenant is the most mysterious Angel and He is the most important of all, because the Angel of the Covenant is the One that has a Name, the most important Name; let’s see what it is. Exodus, chapter 23 and verses 20 to 23, says:
“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him (the Angel with the Name of God, the Angel of the Covenant. Within a few minutes we will see who that Angel is).
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak (Whose voice does God say we have to hear? The Voice of the Angel, the Voice of that Angel) …
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites: and I will cut them off.”
Now, this Angel, I told you He is the most important of all the angels, because this Angel is none other than the Messiah in His heavenly body, this Angel is the Lord.
See how this Angel, which is the Word that was with God and was God, by which God created all things (there is the origin of Creation), He is the image of the living God; and to understand it better we can look at the words of Jesus when He says in chapter 8, verses 56 to 58, words that are not understandable to the human mind but when we see who this Angel is, then indeed we can understand them:
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Then said the Jews, Thou are not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
How can one understand these words of Jesus who was born in Bethlehem of Judea by the Virgin Mary, and saying that He was before Abraham? It is something that it can not be understood by the human mind, unless one has the revelation, the knowledge of who the Angel of the Covenant is.
Colossians, Chapter 1, here is the answer. Chapter 1, verse 12 onwards, says:
“… Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son …”
He translates us to the Kingdom of His dear Son when we receive Him as Saviour, are baptized in water in His Name and He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit and Fire, and produces in us the new birth; we are born of Heaven and therefore born in the Kingdom of God. Just as Christ said to Nicodemus in chapter 3, verse 1 to 6, of St. John: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of Water and the Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.”
It is required to be born again to enter the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, just as to be born into this earthly realm, we had to be born through our earthly parents, and to be born into the Kingdom of God we must be born through Christ by His Spirit, born of the water (the Gospel) and of the Holy Spirit, which takes place in the midst of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ; for the Church of Jesus Christ is the second Eve and Christ is the second Adam, who reproduces Himself in sons and daughters of God, from stage to stage, in the midst of Christianity.
“… In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Who is the image of the invisible God … “
See? The image of the invisible God, whom they saw and they called Him the Angel of God or the Angel of the Covenant or Angel of God, is Christ, who said, “Before Abraham was, I am”.
How was He before Abraham? He was the Angel of the Covenant. Before He appeared on Earth in human flesh born of the Virgin Mary, He was the Angel of the Covenant who accompanied the prophets, and therefore the Hebrew people; the One who spoke to the prophets, who anointed the prophets and spoke through them; in plainer words, is the One entering into the prophets and spoke through them, and showed visions of things that would happen, “for the Lord God shall do nothing but He first reveals His secrets to His servants His prophets.” Amos, Chapter 3, Verse 7.
“Who is the image of the invisible God (in other words, the heavenly body, which is the image of God), the firstborn of every creature.
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist …”
See? Christ is before all things, He is the One who gives origin to all creation, for He is the Word that was with God, and through the Word that was with God (the Angel of the Covenant, God’s heavenly body) God spoke all things into existence.
“And he is before all things …”
In Him were all things, it says:
“For by him were all things created …”
In Him, and therefore, the Creation emerges from Him.
Science is looking for the origin of creation, look, it is simple: It is Christ that gives origin to all creation, everything was potentially in Him. Just as you see a mango tree, tangerine or orange, or any other fruit, and you say, you ask yourself: “Where did it come from?, where was it? Before appearing as a tree, where was it? ” It was in the seed, that tree was potentially there with all branches, all leaves and all the fruit that it would bear in all it’s life time, as simple as that, but you could not see it until it was manifested as a tree, but farmers do know about that.
Now Christ, which is the original Seed; in Him was everything God would create, all Creation was in Christ, and consequently, from Christ would emerge all the Creation, by means of God speaking through Christ, through the heavenly body of Christ, speaking all things into existence, speaking the creative Word; that’s why in John, chapter 1 verse 1 onwards, says:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (the Word is Christ in His heavenly body).
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him (By whom were made all things, all Creation? By Him, by Christ), and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
That is, the Creation, nothing that was made, was made, except by Christ; that’s why He spoke many things into existence for them to be created and they came into existence; He could bless or curse also, He spoke into existence or out of existence (as the need was at the time).
“In him was life (See? And therefore Creation comes to life, comes forth to life, from Christ or by Christ, for Life came from Him, in Him was Life), and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John (that is, John the Baptist).
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness to that Light.
That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”
And that true Light that enlightens every man, who was He? Was Christ, the Angel of the Covenant. Remember He said, in St. John, chapter 8, verse 12: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (which is, the light of eternal Life).”
“That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not (by whom was the world made? By Christ the Light of the world, the Word, the Angel of the Covenant).
He came to his own (that is, the Jews, the Hebrews), and his own received him not.
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.”
And now, all who have received Him and believed in His Name, He gave them power to become children of God, sons and daughters of God; He produces the new birth in them and thus they are born, consequently, from Heaven, because the new birth is not earthly but heavenly. And verse 14 tells us:
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
The Word, the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of God, where the Name of God is, became flesh, He created Himself a body of flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, a blood cell, of life, was placed there, was created there by the Angel of the Covenant, the Holy Spirit; and it multiplied cell upon cell and so it was formed, was created, the body of Jesus, in which God dwelt in all His fullness, that’s why He said, “The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works,” and that’s why He also said:” I and the Father are one. “
To understand it better: man was made in the image and likeness of God, and therefore he has soul, spirit and body, and most importantly is the soul, that is the greater, that is what the person in reality is.
For that reason also, God, we find Him with a heavenly body, which is the Angel of the Covenant, called the Holy Spirit, and He is also found with a body of flesh called Jesus. In this body of flesh the Holy Spirit dwelt and dwells, and therefore God dwells in all His fullness in Jesus Christ, and in plain words, that is Immanuel, God with us.
And now let’s see a little bit more, because this is the mystery of God the Father, and of Christ, which St. Paul mentions in Colossians, chapter 2, verse 2 to 3. It says:
“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
So, to get the full understanding of what?
“… To the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ”
It’s like the human being, which is a mystery to the human beings themselves, and some do not know they are soul, spirit and body, and believe they are the body of flesh and that’s man, but man is living soul.
That’s why the Scripture says, Christ says: “The soul who sins shall die” and also says: “What will a man profit if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” For the soul is what in reality the person is. You can lose your body but your soul may live forever, but if you lose your soul, your body will also be lost, because the earthly body is temporary.
Now, continuing with Colossians, Chapter 1, where we had stopped, verse 17 says:
“And he is before all things (Christ is before all things), and by him all things consist (in other words, it is Him who gives life; without Christ the Creation would not exist);
And he is the head of the body, the church.”
The head of the Church is Christ. Christ is the Bridegroom or Husband of the Church. The Church is the Bride or Wife of Christ, for Christ through Her, to reproduce Himself in many sons and daughters of God; and therefore, by being born in the Mystical Body of Christ, through the union of love between Christ and His Church, those born in the Kingdom of Christ are heavenly, for the new birth is heavenly, and that’s why Paul says in Philippians, chapter 3, verse 20 to 21:
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ;
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
Therefore, our citizenship as sons and daughters of God is heavenly.
“… Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence;
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell …”
In Jesus Christ dwelt all the fullness of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that’s why Christ said: “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” “The Father and I are one.”
“…And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.”
Here we see that Jesus Christ is nothing less than the Word made flesh, Immanuel, God with us. Let us see somewhere else where we may obtain more light on this mystery of Christ. Philippians, chapter 2, verse 5 onwards, says:
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Jesus Christ is Lord, the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob. In First Timothy it says, chapter 3, verse 14 onwards:
“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 House of God under the New Covenant is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why Paul says: “Do not you know you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” First Corinthians, Chapter 2, speaks about it and teaches us (and Chapter 3), and it says that whoever destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; therefore, whoever blesses or helps one of these little ones and gives him a cup of fresh water, he will not lose his reward, says Christ, and He is talking about believers in Him
And no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ is gounded on the revelation of Jesus Christ; therefore, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ being the Temple of God, Christ, God, dwells in the midst of Her in Holy Spirit. He said: “I am with you always, until the end of the world.” Matthew, chapter 28, verse 20.
And He once also said: “I am there where two or three are gathered in my Name;” so the Name is very important.
Notice here, Chapter 3 of First Corinthians, verse 17, says:
“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall destroy God; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
See, the Temple of God is made up by the believers in Christ, because they are a spiritual Temple, a Temple or Mystical Body of believers, where the Lord dwells in Holy Spirit.
And now we keep reading in First Timothy, we read “to …”:
“…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 without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh…”
How was God manifest in the flesh? In the body of Jesus. God took on a body of flesh called Jesus, That’s why Jesus said: “I am come in my Father’s Name,” because He is the Angel of the Covenant. God said that His Name was in the Angel of the Covenant, the Name of God.
“Provoke him not, for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” Exodus, chapter 23, verse 20 to 23.
That Angel of the Covenant is Jesus Christ in His heavenly body, who then created Himself a body of flesh in the womb of Mary; and when He was born, there dwelt the fullness of God; that is, that God with His heavenly body entered into that body of flesh and dwelt in It. This is why Jesus could say: “I and the Father are one,” and could say: “The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works,” it was God in Christ.
Now, many said in the past they had seen God; and we do not deny that they saw God, but when we look carefully, what they saw was the heavenly body of God, in other words, they saw Christ in His heavenly body in Whom was God, Who gave them the Law on Mount Sinai, for He is the Angel of the Covenant, who also made a Covenant with Abraham.
And this is why at the last supper of Christ with His disciples, He took bread gave, gave unto them, giving thanks to the Father, and said: “Eat it all, for this is my body.” And taking – typifying in the bread His body, which was to be offered in a Sacrifice.
And He took the cup of wine thanking the Father said to His disciples, said: “Drink it all, for this is my blood of the New Testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew, chapter 26, verse 26 to 29, and Luke, chapter 22.
And now, St. John, chapter 1, verse 18, apparently it contradicts everything other people who said they had seen God, but it does not contradict it. It says:
“No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
Nobody saw the Father but they saw God. They saw God as they saw God’s heavenly body, by seeing the Angel of the Covenant, by seeing the Holy Spirit, who is the Angel of the Covenant; a spirit is a body of another dimension, an angelic body. And no one has ever seen God: “the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father (in other words, Christ, the Angel of the Covenant), has made Him known.” In other words, God was made known through the Angel of the Covenant, through Christ, who said: “Before Abraham was, I am.”
In other words, what they saw in the Old Testament, from Genesis onwards, when they saw the Angel of the Covenant or saw God or spoke with God, they were seeing Christ in His heavenly body, in Whom was God, which is the heavenly or theophany body of God; so He also called Himself: “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” and when He spoke with people, He said: “And the Lord said to Moses, and said to such a person, such a thing. “And it was the Angel of the Covenant the one who was speaking, or in plainer words: God through that heavenly body.
And now, First John, chapter 5, verse 20, says:
“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
Jesus Christ, is it what? The true God and eternal Life.
“This is the true God, and eternal life.”
This is why He would say His sheep would hear His Voice and would follow Him, and He would give them eternal Life.
This same chapter 5 of First John, verse 11 onwards, says:
“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
No one can obtain eternal Life unless it is through the Son of God, Jesus Christ, through believing and receiving Him as our only and sufficient Saviour.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
And verse 12 says:
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
It is not about the person being good, but by believing in Jesus Christ, by believing in His Name and His Work of Redemption.
Jesus Christ is the Word that was with God and was God, the Angel of the Covenant. Jesus Christ is the Angel who delivered the Hebrew people through the prophet Moses; He is the Angel of the Covenant, and therefore; and that’s why He came in human flesh to establish the New Covenant that He promised in Jeremiah, chapter 31, verse 31 to 36.
And now, under the New Covenant we have all the blessings of the New Covenant; and we obtain them, they materialize, by believing in them with all our soul, with all our heart, for these blessings are for us.
Jesus Christ is the Angel of the Covenant, Jesus Christ is the Angel of the Lord, Jesus Christ is the Word that was with God and was God, who became flesh and dwelt among the human race, which said in Matthew, chapter 28, verses 16 to 20: “All power is given unto me in Heaven and on Earth.”
Therefore, if He has all the power, then: I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.
His power is in the midst of His Church manifest from stage to stage, from age to age, through the centuries; and with this power is that He brings about the new birth in those who believe in Him, and He protects us with that power, with this power is that He cares for us, with this power is that He guides us, with this power is that He keeps us in His Church, close to Himself, and for the end time He shall adopt Her, for the end time the Wedding of the Lamb, of Christ and His Church will be carried out; for which, He will rise the dead believers in Him, and He will transform them that are alive and will take them with Him to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, to the house of our Heavenly Father.
Therefore, I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME. He has the power to do what He has promised. It is the power of Christ who strengthens us, is the power of Christ who cares for us, is the power of Christ that produces the new birth in the midst of His Church, where sons and daughters of God are born.
Every person who is born again, is born in the midst of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore belongs to the family of God, is a descendant of God through the second Adam, Jesus Christ our Saviour.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN CHRIST WHICH STRENTHENETH ME.” For those who believe everything is possible.
Christ says to Nicodemus: “Verily, verily, I say to you, except a man is born again he can not see the kingdom of God (he can not understand).” Therefore, the new birth is required, for which the person hears the preaching of the Gospel of Christ, which shows the work of Redemption that Christ accomplished on the Cross of Calvary, so that the person has the opportunity for the faith of Christ to be born in his soul and receives Him as Saviour, in order to obtain his salvation which Christ has already won on the Cross of Calvary.
Therefore, if there is any person who has not yet received Christ as Saviour, you can do it right now, and we will be praying for you, for Christ to receive you in His Kingdom, forgive you and cleanse you with His Blood from all sin, baptize you in water in His Name, and Christ will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire and produce in you the new birth.
Therefore, you may come forward, those who are here present, and those in other countries may come forward in the church or auditorium or wherever they are, so that you may be included in the prayer that we will be doing for those who are receiving Christ as only and sufficient Saviour.
God has many people in Puerto Rico, throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and in all countries, and is calling them in this end time, because in this end time the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be completed.
He said He would call His sheep by name (in St. John, chapter 10, verses 1 to 30), and that His sheep would hear His Voice, and that He would give His life for the sheep, to give us eternal Life.
He said: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go and find pasture.” St. John, chapter 10, verse 9.
While we are on Earth, we have the opportunity to obtain eternal Life by receiving Christ as only and sufficient Saviour; and it is an opportunity that ends when the person dies. If the person dies without receiving Christ as Saviour, he will no longer have an opportunity to receive Him, because where the person goes to, the Gospel is not preached. It is here on Earth, among the living, that the Gospel is being preached to have the opportunity to obtain salvation and eternal Life.
Let stand to pray for the people who have come to the Feet of Christ on this occasion. With our hands raised to Christ, to Heaven, and our eyes closed:
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 Saviour. Welcome them into Your Kingdom. I pray in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now repeat after me:
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 first Coming and believe in Your Name as the only Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
I acknowledge that I am a sinner and need a Saviour. And I recognize Your death on the Cross of Calvary as the Sacrifice of Atonement for our sins.
I give public testimony of my faith in You and I receive You as my only and sufficient Saviour. I beg You to forgive my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood from all sin, and baptize me with the Holy Spirit and Fire after I am baptized in water in Your Name, and produce in me the new birth. I pray in Your eternal and glorious Name, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
And now with our hands raised to Christ, to Heaven, we all say: THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS CLEANSED ME FROM ALL SIN! THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS CLEANSED ME FROM ALL SIN! THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS CLEANSED ME FROM ALL SIN! AMEN.
Christ has received you in His Kingdom, has forgiven your sins and with His Blood has cleansed you from all sin, because you have received Him as your only and sufficient Saviour, and you will say to me: “I want to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, for He said: ‘He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned.’ Mark, chapter 16, verses 15 to 16. When can I be baptized?” It is the question from the depths of your heart.
Inasmuch as you believed in Christ with all your heart, you may be baptized, and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire and produce in you the new birth.
Water in baptism 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. And if Christ had need to be baptized to fulfil all righteousness, how much more should we!
When a person receives Christ as Saviour, he dies to the world, and when the minister immerses him in the baptismal waters, typologically, symbolically, is being buried, and when he is lifted from the waters of baptism, he is being resurrected to eternal Life. That is the symbolism, typology; that is the type and figure of what happens in the spiritual realm in the life of the person.
So when a person is baptized in water in the Name of the Lord, he is being identified with Christ in His death, Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, because we were with Him all the time, from Him we come and to Him we return, to live forever in His Kingdom.
It’s like our physical body, it is a mystery how it came about, but the thing is that it is a reality, and there are realities that cannot be fully understood. And the fact that we were with Christ is incomprehensible to some people; but is easier to understand where was our physical body.
Therefore, to know that all creation was in Christ and that from Christ potentially all Creation came forth … St. Paul tells us in Hebrews chapter 1:
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds … “
Through Christ, God made the universe. In Him, Him being the Seed or being the original Seed: in Him was placed all that God was going to create, and through Him God brought all things into existence.
“… Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his substance …”
Look, who is the express image of the Divine substance? Christ, Christ in His angelic body. What about the physical likeness of God? Christ in His physical body, who died and rose glorified, and is seated at the right hand of God.
Or, in plainer words, God in His heavenly body is within the physical body of Jesus Christ, for Christ says that He is the Almighty, and says He was given all power in Heaven and on Earth.
And now, you, who have received Christ as Savior that are present can be baptized at this time, and those in other nations, and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire and produce in you the new birth, and we will continue to see each other for all eternity in the Kingdom of Christ our Saviour.
And until next Sunday, God willing, where we will once again be sharing the Word of God, spiritual food for our soul, in this place, and from this place for all locations via satellite and internet.
May God continue to bless you all and continue having a happy evening full of the blessings of Christ our Saviour.
I leave with you the Rev. Jose Benjamin Perez, to let you know how to be baptized those who have received Christ, and in every country I leave the minister concerned.
May God bless and keep you all.
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.”