Good afternoon, young people here in Xalapa. It is a great privilege for me to be with you on this occasion, to share a few moments of fellowship around the Word of God and His Program, relevant to this end time.
On this occasion we are going to read in Revelation, chapter 21, verse 6 to 7… Let’s start a little before that, because this is a very important passage: Chapter 21, verse 1 and on, it says:
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
Taking the words from verse 6, where it says: “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
And we read in John, chapter 7, verses 37 and on, where it says:
“In the last day, that great day of the feast (that is, it was in the feast of the tabernacles), Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”
“THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
In order to obtain eternal youth, which leads to eternal life, this leads to finding the fountain of youth, which is the Fountain of the Water of eternal life, which is our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
And when we believe in Christ as our Savior, and wash our sins in His Blood and we receive His Holy Spirit, we are receiving the Water of eternal life, for here the Water that Christ offers in John, chapter 7, verse 37 to 39, when He says: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink”… For He also says: “He who believes in me, as the Scripture says, streams of living water will flow through his belly, through his innermost being,” speaking of what? Of the Spirit they were to receive.
That River of Water of Life, you see, is the Holy Spirit; and when the person receives it, he has received a River of Water of Life; and it comes from where? From the Fountain of the Water of Life, from the Spirit of God.
And now, see how the Spirit of God flows within us, that River of the Water of Life; and that is why we receive eternal life: because we receive the River of the Water of eternal life; and thus, what He said: “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely”: in other words, He will give us of the Holy Spirit, which is the Fountain of the Water of Life.
Now, notice, in John, chapter 1, verses 1 and on, it says:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
Where was the Life? In the Word, who was with God and was God, and created all things.
And now, where is the eternal life? In the Word, which is God Himself in His theophanic body. And therefore, that theophanic body of God —which is the Angel of the Covenant— is the Holy Spirit manifested in the different ages and dispensations; Life was in Him, the eternal life, and from Him came life for the entire Creation.
And now, when He gives us eternal life, where does this eternal life come from? From Him, from the Word who was with God and was God and is God, and became flesh and dwelt among human beings, in the midst of the Hebrew people; and being in human flesh He said: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He that believes in me, as the Scripture says, Rivers of living Water shall flow in his belly (that is, in his inner being),” speaking of the Holy Spirit that they would receive: That River of the Water of Life, which is the Holy Spirit, which gives us eternal life when we drink from that River of eternal life.
When we drink from that River of eternal life is when we receive Christ as our Savior, we wash our sins in the Blood of Christ and we receive His Holy Spirit, that River of Water of Life; and He gives us eternal life.
He that believes, Jesus Christ says in John chapter 5, verse 24:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Now see how we take from the Fountain of the Water of Life freely. The richest man can take from it, the middle class man can take from it, the poorest man, who doesn’t have a single penny, can also take from it, because it is free.
It also speaks to us in Isaiah, in chapter 55, verse 1 and on, and it says:
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Here we can see how the invitation from God is to come and drink of the Waters of eternal life.
And in Revelation, chapter 22, verse 16 to 17, it says:
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Here we can also see, again, the invitation and the opportunity for every person to come and drink of the Water of eternal life, to have eternal youth, because this River or Fountain of the Water of eternal life is the fountain of youth.
And the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, Jesus Christ our Savior, the Holy Spirit, is the Fountain of the Water of eternal life; and he who drinks from the Fountain of the Water of eternal life, by believing in Christ as our Savior and washing our sins in the Blood of Christ, and receiving His Holy Spirit, has eternal life and has eternal youth, because he has drunk from the Fountain of youth.
Although our physical body dies, because it is temporary, corruptible and mortal: We have eternal life, because we have drunk from the Fountain of the Water of eternal life, from the Fountain of youth, and we have a theophanic body in which we will live if our physical body dies.
And for the Last Day, for the seventh millennium, in a certain year of that seventh millennium, He will resurrect the dead in Christ, and then He will give them the eternal body, with eternal physical youth as well. And to us who are alive, if we remain alive until the dead in Christ are resurrected, then we will be transformed, and then we will have eternal physical youth also. And we shall be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. And this is because we have drunk (from what?) from the Fountain of the Water of eternal life, we have drank from the Fountain of youth.
You see, all people want to live forever and they want to live young, but look, they haven’t realized that there is a Fountain of youth.
There were conquerors from the times of Spain, where they were conquering the New World (which they call the American continent, including North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean), and they were looking for the Fountain of youth; but they didn’t find it, and they died; because they thought that the fountain of youth was some spring or some river, and that was what they were looking for. And the Fountain of youth is our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the Holy Spirit; and the one who takes from that Fountain is the one who takes from His Holy Spirit and obtains the new birth.
See how simple it is; simpler than they imagined it to be. They thought they had to walk a long way to get to a certain spring or river, and to find that river or spring as the fountain of youth. From how many rivers did they drink and from how many springs did they drink?, thinking: “One of them is going to be the fountain of youth.” And maybe, by drinking from one of them, they were killed by the natives or the Indians, and they didn’t find eternal youth and eternal life, but they found (what?) death.
Because the Fountain of youth, the Fountain of eternal life is our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; and it is received by believing in Christ as our Savior, washing our sins in the Blood of Christ and receiving His Holy Spirit. And by receiving Him: we have obtained eternal youth. Although physically our body is not eternal, but He will transform us; and then we will have a glorified, eternal physical body, equal to that of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
“THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
If you look at your parents, they passed through the age you are and were young; but later, as the years have passed, they have become more adult; and some have already reached a more advanced age, and some perhaps are old, some of your parents; because physical youth is temporary, it lasts very few years.
That is why the preacher, the proverbist, says (proverbist and also the one who composes other writings), says that youth is vanity, because it is fleeting:1 a person has it for a certain number of years and then it goes out of his hands.
But he who drinks from the Fountain of the Water of eternal life will have it for all eternity; he will have eternal youth, both in the theophanic body and in the immortal, incorruptible and glorified physical body that Jesus Christ will give us in the Last Day.
But first we must drink from what? From the Fountain of Youth, which is the Fountain of the Water of eternal life. We must take from the Holy Spirit by receiving Christ as our Savior, and washing our sins in the Blood of Christ, and receiving His Holy Spirit; and thus receiving the new birth.
Eternal life is a mystery; but notice how this mystery is open to all the children of God; and it is so simple that some people, and mainly scientists or very intellectual people, say: “I don’t understand this… That a person can receive eternal life, like this, receiving Jesus Christ as his Savior? And how can that be?”
Well, He said He would do it; it is up to us to believe it, to receive Him with all our soul and to receive His Holy Spirit; and the granting of eternal life is up to Him, because He is the One who has it.
And when He gives us His Holy Spirit: He is giving us eternal life, He is giving us an eternal theophanic body; and in the Last Day or seventh millennium He will give us the eternal and glorified physical body: He will transform our body and resurrect the dead in Christ in eternal bodies; so that, also, the eternal youth will also be physical, as we already have it in the sixth dimension, in that theophanic body; now we are only missing eternal youth, and youth for all our life, we lack the physical one, which we will receive in this end time.
According to Leviticus, chapter 25, verse 8 to 13, in the year of jubilee the slaves went free and also the properties that had been taken (either by some debt or by some sale), were also free, and each person returned to his family and to his inheritance.
And that will also be so for the sons and daughters of God, who have come to this planet Earth and have been enslaved; but we will also be physically liberated, as we have already been spiritually liberated: in our soul, in our spirit, we have been liberated, and we already have an eternal theophanic body of the sixth dimension, and now we only need the physical liberation, that is, the transformation of our bodies, in order to have the adoption, which is the transformation of our bodies, and which is also the liberation or glorious freedom of the children of God, where we will be free to receive our inheritance, to return to our inheritance, our inheritance, and to our heavenly Family, because we are from Heaven.
Just as Jesus said: “I have come down from Heaven,”2 now, see where the sons and daughters of God, the souls of the children of God have come from: from Heaven too; for if our elder brother came from Heaven, then where are we going to come from? From Heaven too.
Well, see why we are here on Earth: to make contact with Jesus Christ, the Eternal Life, and receive His Holy Spirit; and thus receive the new birth and receive that theophanic body of the sixth dimension, and already be with eternal life, be restored to eternal life in the sixth dimension; and then, in the Last Day, be restored to eternal physical life, and have a body equal to that of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, and go with that eternal body to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
And after the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which will last three and a half years, while the great tribulation will be taking place here on Earth and the divine judgments falling on Earth, we will be in Heaven, with Christ, at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, in the House of our heavenly Father; but then we will return to Earth for the glorious Millennial Kingdom.
And we shall return in the glorified and eternal body, with the theophanic spirit also within that body; and us, who are a living soul: our soul to return within that body, that theophanic body and within that glorified body. And thus be restored to eternal life, both in our spirit and in our body also, and reign with Christ as kings and priests for a thousand years, and then for all eternity. And to be working with Him, and inheriting with Him all things, for we are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus our Lord. And we will thus be enjoying the glorious Millennial Kingdom, and then all eternity, with eternal youth.
So don’t worry, young people, even if you go through that stage of youth, and then the years make some of you leave that stage (although there is not much time left to be transformed; we don’t know how much, but there is not much time left), but we are going to say: for those who have already gone through that stage and have said goodbye to it: don’t worry, that stage will come back but in an eternal body.
And for you also, young people, even if the resurrection and transformation takes place while you are young, don’t worry, then you will pass to a young and eternal body that will never get old; and then you will not reach what your parents reached: to go through youth and then say goodbye to youth and be in a more mature body.
Now, it is very important to know that the stage or time of youth is the most beautiful of life, it is the stage where the person feels free, where the person feels with all his strength and courage, and feels with all his potential to use it; and he should take advantage of that stage to serve God; and always cleaning his way with the Word of God.
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”3
By keeping the Word of God. By keeping the Word of God, His commandments, the young man or woman will thus cleanse his way; and he will walk in his life serving our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, and will always please God; for what we want is to serve Christ and please Him in everything, and that has to be according to His Word. It is by doing according to His will that we please our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
It has been a privilege for me, young people, to be with you on this occasion, giving you testimony of: “THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
So at this stage of your life: serve Christ with all your soul, work in His Work, carry the Message everywhere, making known that there is eternal youth for those who love and serve our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. And for that, it is by drinking from the Fountain of youth, which is the Fountain of the Water of eternal life, which is Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the Holy Spirit; and by drinking from Him, He gives us His Holy Spirit, and thus gives us eternal life.
May the blessings of the Fountain of Youth, the Fountain of the Water of Eternal Life, our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon all of you and upon me also; and may soon the number of God’s elect be completed, and may we all be transformed soon, and also have the eternal and glorified body, equal to that of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; and to be in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ; and then go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
Well, let’s give Benjie an opportunity over here, if he hasn’t sung. He sang? Well then, Benjie… this way, if you can come over here.
(If you explain there, which button to press and the number, when you tell him). If he knows then… then come this way, Benjie, so we can have some hymn. (Here I am Benjie’s helper, so as to accompany him here).
Our desire is to be like Christ, to be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, with eternal life in our theophanic body and eternal life in the physical body also; that is to be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. And that is what He has promised for each one of you and for me as well. And I believe it with all my soul: that is a promise of Christ and it is going to materialize in me. And whom else? In each one of you too.
And now, our desire, and also that of Jesus Christ, is to be like Him. Look, it is like in a family: we have an older brother, and he sees his little siblings and he says: “I want them to be like me, so that I can share with him, because here I don’t have a person of my age in the house. I want them to become like me.” And the children, you see them, they put on their older brother’s shirt, shoes and even pants, because they want (what?) to be like their older brother too.
And our older brother, Jesus Christ, wants us to be like Him; and He also wants that, and we also want to, to be like Him; we want to be clothed like Him: with a glorified and eternal physical body. That is already a young man’s garment, to live young for all eternity; it is not a baby’s garment, but a young man’s garment, that is the one He has.
Now, we want to be like Christ; and it is the same thing that He desires: that we become like Him; and then we will have more broad fellowship with Him in the whole Program of God.
To be like Christ, that is the goal.
And soon we will be like Him, it is very close; because the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of us who live is for the seventh millennium. And if we add to the calendar the years of delay that it has, we are already in the seventh millennium; and if we don’t add to the calendar the years of delay that it has, there are only two and a half years left for the sixth millennium to finish and the seventh millennium to begin.
Now, in what year of the seventh millennium? Let us wait for the dead in Christ to be resurrected, and then we will know in what year God was going to carry out the resurrection. It is up to us to be ready.
And now, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, except in His physical body. Jesus Christ is the same. Therefore, He, as He blessed His people, His elect of every age, in past dispensations and ages, He also blesses us in this end time; because Jesus Christ is the same.
And to reach eternal physical youth, He shepherds us, He feeds our souls; and we will become like our elder brother; because He is feeding us since we were born, like little sheep in the Kingdom of God, and we are growing up being well fed. Psalm 23 says:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (it also tells us).
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul…”
And what else does it say there?
“…he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (that is in this planet Earth, that is a valley of the shadow of death), I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…”
Who is “you”? Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, who is with each of us in our time, as He has been with each of His children in past ages. Therefore:
“…I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies…”
Both the spiritual Table as well as the physical part. It always provides us with food for our body, as it also provides us mainly with the Food for our soul, which is the Word of God for the age and dispensation in which we live, as it was provided for the elect of God in past ages and dispensations. “For man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”4
“…thou anointest my head with oil (that is the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the oil is the Holy Spirit); my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever (in other words, for all eternity).”
And now, “my cup runneth over” with the revelation of the Wine of His Word; and He is giving us the stimulus that the Wine gives, to those who use it. Now, He gives the stimulus to us, the stimulus through the revelation of His Word. And all that is done by the Lord, who is the Jesus of the New Testament, because He is our Shepherd; and He shepherds us, the Lord, in other words, Jesus shepherds us, or shepherds me.
I go with Him to the end, and whom else? You too.
And “he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”5: he shall be adopted, he shall be transformed: and if he departed, he shall be resurrected; but if he is alive, he shall be transformed, and then he shall have the eternal body, and shall have eternal youth.
Well, God bless you; and I leave again Benjamin, Jose Benjamin Perez, to continue.
God bless you.
“THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
1 Ecclesiastes 11:9-10
2 John 6:38
3 Psalm 119:9
4 Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3
5 Matthew 24:13