Good evening, beloved friends and brethren, ministers and wives, all partners in ministry, in the Age of the Cornerstone and Dispensation of the Kingdom, in the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is His Church.
For this occasion, we read in the book of Ruth, chapter 1, verses 16 to 22, where it says… let’s see here… After they were widowed, notice, these three women were widowed: Naomi, Ruth and Orpah, it says… let’s see… Verse 7 and on, it says:
“Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the Lord deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;
Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me.
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me (For Mara, means what? ‘Bitterness’1).
I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?
So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand It.
It is in the time of barley that the first fruits are taken, and it is from the barley that the sheaf is made.
And now, we can see that this time is very important, because it is the time of the beginning of the harvest. At the beginning of the harvest is that the first fruit or the first fruits are taken, a sheaf is made, the sheaf is prepared, and is presented to God. And that waved sheaf of the first fruits represents Christ.
Now, you see that this story of Ruth’s life, this story of Naomi and Ruth’s life is very important, because it is a story that represents Christ (which is represented in Boaz), represents the Hebrew people (which is represented in Naomi) and represents the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (which is represented in Ruth).
That is why this story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz is so important, because here Christ and His Work is reflected as a Kinsman Redeemer, who redeemed the Hebrew people and His gentile Church; which was represented when Boaz as a kinsman redeemer redeemed Naomi; and therefore, in that work that he carried out there in Israel, he automatically redeemed Ruth.
Because Ruth belonged, to whom?, to Naomi, she was part of Naomi; and that is why, notice, she returned with Naomi, in other words, she went with Naomi to the land of Israel, and lived there until she died; but she became one of the important women in the history of the Hebrew people.
And Boaz had a son through her, named Obed, which means ‘worshipper’ (let’s see: it means ‘worshipper’). And Obed had a son named Jesse, and Jesse had a son named David; and David means ‘beloved’. (Now look…). And from David continued that seed by which the Messiah came, being born through a virgin descendant of king David.
Now look how in the line, from the line by which Christ came (through a virgin from Bethlehem of Judea), in that ascending line from Mary upwards, we find a few gentile women.
We find Ruth. We also find Rahab, who had had a bad life, but then God fixed her from within and her life was changed, and she became an important woman in the midst of the Hebrew people.
We also find Tamar, a gentile; and of this woman…, but in this woman, since Mary didn’t come by that line, from her, we leave her out; in other words, although she came through king David, but the virgin Mary came by another line.
Let’s see, for you to have a clear picture, by the line through which the virgin Mary came; let’s see if it is in Matthew or Luke; it is in one of those two lines; let’s see…
It is in Luke; because through the line of king Solomon came Joseph (Joseph came through the line of David through Solomon); but through the line of another of David’s sons… Let’s see, Luke, it must be there in chapter 3; let’s see here what was the line by which the virgin Mary came; verse 31 and 32 says:
“…the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
Which was the son of Jesse…”
In other words, through David, through the line of David and through the son of David: Nathan, was that the line came through which the virgin Mary came. Here we have a clear picture of the line by which Mary came and by which Jesus was born.
And now, we find that in that line of Mary (or that line of Jesus according to the flesh) upward, we find that upward line mixed with gentiles, gentile women.
What other line of the tribes of Israel is mixed like this with gentiles? That of Joseph, for Joseph married a gentile; and Joseph is the one who has the Birthright Blessing, which passed on to Christ.
And Christ for His Second Coming will be manifesting that Birthright Blessing, because He passed the Birthright Blessing from the Hebrews to the gentiles. Just like Joseph, who represents Christ: being the heir of the Birthright Blessing, we find that when Jacob blessed Joseph, he blessed him by blessing his sons Ephraim and Manasseh.
Manasseh represents the Hebrew people and Ephraim represents the gentile Church, in other words, Manasseh represents the earthly Israel and Ephraim represents the heavenly Israel.
And now, just as Jacob passed the blessing that was for the firstborn, to Manasseh, he passed it to the younger one, to Ephraim, he passed that Birthright Blessing… And notice, Joseph’s sons were half gentile on the mother’s side, and on the father’s side they were Hebrews. And now, the Birthright Blessing fell upon Ephraim.
And now look at one very important thing, for that Birthright Blessing, as it fell upon Ephraim and Ephraim represent the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ…
Moses was from the tribe of Levi, who brought the Hebrew people out of Egypt; but Joshua was the one who brought the Hebrew people into the promised land. And from which tribe is Joshua? From the tribe of Ephraim.
And he bears the name by which the Hebrew people could get into the promised land, because he bears the name of Joshua, whom Moses appointed unto him2Joshua means ‘Savior’ or ‘Redeemer’, he had the name of the Redeemer.
And to redeem means ‘to return to the place of origin.’ And God was returning the Hebrew people, the twelve tribes of Israel, He was returning them to the land where they had lived and from which they had come out at the time of that famine that was manifested in Joseph’s time.
They went to Egypt in search of food; and then —at last— Joseph, when he revealed himself to them, told them to go and live in Egypt.
And while Joseph was there alive, it was a place of blessing for the Hebrews; but then when Joseph died, and then when a king also appeared, a pharaoh who didn’t know Joseph, the bad time began for the Hebrews, which were multiplying and were forming into a great people; and the pharaoh was afraid of the Hebrews, himself and his advisors thinking that if that group of Hebrews, which was already greater than the Egyptians and were strong…; because by working hard their muscles became strong.
They enslaved them more and more every day; they said: “If these people join the enemy in a war, they will defeat us,” and so they enslaved them; and by enslaving them, they became physically stronger; but they were slaves there. And their freedoms had been lost, because slaves don’t have any freedom.
And now, that is why God had to deliver them, because slaves don’t have freedom; and God told Abraham, in chapter 15 of Genesis, that He would deliver them.
Now we can see that with the one who delivered the Hebrew people he could not later take them to the promised land. Moses means ‘taken out of the waters’; and that was what God would do with the Hebrew people: He would take them out of the waters, in other words, of the Hebrew nation; because waters represent nations.
But to bring them into the promised land it had to be through a messenger, a prophet, who had the name that pertains to redemption; and Joshua means ‘redeem’ or ‘Savior’; therefore, with that name the Hebrew people were going to enter the promised land, with that person who bore that name.
And look, he had been trained by God, for it was he who served Moses in the temple and was also the one who went out before the army of the Hebrew people. In other words, he was being well trained: he was being trained in the spiritual field (there in the temple), and he was also being trained in the political field and in the military field.
And when he needed the sun or the day to be longer, he didn’t ask God if that could be done; he said to the sun: “Stop!” and to the moon he said to…: “You also stop!,” and they stopped; and the day became so long that it was like another day3
And now, notice, when the First Coming of Christ was fulfilled, it had the same name. Jesus had the same name; because Jesus in Hebrew is Joshua or Yeshua, which means ‘Savior’ or ‘Redeemer’.
And now, you see how a man took the name of the Messiah hundreds or thousands of years before, and restored the Hebrew people to the promised land; which Christ as our Redeemer has been doing: He has already restored us to the promised land of the theophanic body of the sixth dimension.
For when the human being is born on Earth, he obtains a spirit of the world and a mortal, corruptible and temporal body; but Jesus Christ our Savior is our Kinsman Redeemer, represented in Boaz, and we also have Him represented in Joshua.
And now, you see how Christ our Savior has already restored us to a theophanic body or theophanic spirit, of the sixth dimension, by calling us and gathering us together, and we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, wash away our sins in the Blood of Christ and receive His Holy Spirit; and thus obtain the new birth, and consequently obtain the theophanic body of the sixth dimension.
And the only thing we are missing is the redemption of the physical body, which is the transformation of our body; and that is the adoption for all the sons and daughters of God who have lived in past ages and those who live in this end time.
For those who have already departed, they will be resurrected in eternal bodies, and we who are alive will be transformed; and thus we will be restored to eternal life physically as well.
And now, the first part was carried out with the First Coming of Christ, with the Work that He carried out. And the part of the redemption of the body, which is the transformation of our body and the resurrection of the dead in Christ, with the Second Coming of Christ in His Reclaiming Work, He will give us the new body: physical, eternal and glorified, just like the body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the one that has the sons and daughters of God in her bosom, in her midst, we find that the Church of Jesus Christ was born on the Day of Pentecost; and from stage to stage the elect of God have been called and gathered together, and have been born again, and have been born in the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ: by believing in Christ as our Savior, washing our sins in the Blood of Christ and receiving His Holy Spirit.
And now notice how the Church of Jesus Christ has been growing, and has been forming that Mystical Body of Christ, which is His Church, in the form of a high mountain, a great kingdom.
There are already millions that make up the Church of Jesus Christ. And where are those millions? There are millions of them who are already in Paradise and will return in the eternal body when Christ calls them. And we who are alive are present at this time hearing His Voice.
And now, Ruth (who represents the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ), being redeemed by Boaz, when Boaz redeemed Naomi, being that in the midst of the Hebrew people the substitution was accepted…, where a kinsman redeemer could redeem some of their relatives and the properties of their relatives.
For example, a person had lost his property (his farm, his land, his inheritance) because of a debt, where his property was seized, or because he had sold his property; and that person’s brother came, and brought the money for which they had taken that property or for which they had sold that property, and said to the person who had that property: “Here is the money for the property,” and the property had to be restored. The person couldn’t say: “I’m not going to sell the property,” no, he had to turn it in, because the price for the redemption of the property was being paid. And if no one showed up, then in the year of the jubilee the property went free.
Now, Christ is the one who has paid the price for our redemption. And Boaz there, we find him carrying out that work, which is type and figure of the Work of Redemption of Jesus Christ our Savior.
And just as Boaz we find that he was interested in and fell in love with Ruth, that young Moabite, that young gentile, so Christ has been in love with His gentile Church. We can see that He died there on Calvary’s Cross both for the Hebrew people and for His gentile Church.
Now, who would Boaz marry? Naomi herself said: “I am already old”; but Naomi said to them and said to Ruth: “You are young.” And Boaz married the young gentile, and through her he had a son named Obed (which means ‘worshipper’).
And now, you see, for Ruth to get to that stage where Boaz would marry her, we find that she first had to have made the right decision, to go with Naomi and become part of the Hebrew people.
And the God of the Hebrew people is the God of Ruth; and the God of the Hebrew people is the God of the Church of Jesus Christ, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
And now, we find there was a blessing in Ruth’s decision, because with that decision, God’s blessing had to be directed towards Ruth, and then all the steps she would take with Naomi would be in order to be rewarded.
After she arrived in Bethlehem… And now look, all the members of the Church of Jesus Christ, where do they arrive? To Bethlehem, because Bethlehem is Christ. And all the born again believers in Christ have been born in Bethlehem, have arrived in Bethlehem, because Bethlehem is the House of the Bread of God and Water of God.
That is why Bethlehem also represents Christ, and He said4: “I am the living Bread that came down from Heaven.” See? There is the House of the Bread of God, the human house of the Bread of God: Christ.
He once said5: “Destroy this temple (in other words, this house), and in three days I will raise it up.” They thought He was talking about the house of God there in Jerusalem, in other words, the temple, but He was talking about that human temple.
He also said6: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” See? That House, which is our spiritual Bethlehem, is the House of the Bread of God and the Water of God, the Water of eternal life.
And now, when Ruth arrives with Naomi, then she goes to the field to work, to glean, and begins to work there in Bethlehem; and in the field, she begins to work, to glean, for the support of herself and her mother-in-law… Look who it is that works; it is not Naomi, she is already advanced in age; it is the young gentile, who represents the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And now, during the different ages of the gentile Church, who has been working? It is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, because in the business of Jesus Christ it is convenient for the Church of Jesus Christ to work; but Israel has not been working there.
Ruth was working in Boaz’s field (and Boaz represents Christ, our Kinsman Redeemer), but Naomi was not working in that field. But you see, Ruth working there gets what she needs for herself and for her mother-in-law.
And the Church of Jesus Christ gets everything she needs for herself and for the Hebrew people as well: all the Food to survive. (And now…). That is for the preservation of life.
And now, we see her working and Boaz asks7: “And that young woman, where is she from?” They tell him: “She’s Naomi’s daughter-in-law, who came from Moab”, and they tell him the story; and when they tell him: “From Naomi? Well, she is family member!” And then he begins (as we say) to keep an eye on her, because he was alone; and he planned to get married and have, to form a proper home, according to the Word of God.
And look from where God sends him a young girl to be his bride and then his wife: from among the gentiles. And the Bride of the Redeemer, of Jesus Christ, is His gentile Church: His Bride and then she becomes His Wife.
Now, first you have to work; and His Church is working since the Day of Pentecost until this end time.
And then also, when Boaz says to her8: “Glean not in another field (another field, for, there is danger), and keep on gleaning in this field.” And God gave her grace before Boaz, who was a very rich man and of Naomi’s family.
The only one…, or there were two who could redeem: he and another, but the other said9: “I am not going to redeem; it damages my inheritance.” Rather, from a gentile… There he says: “No, it harms my inheritance to put Naomi in my inheritance (and to put her inheritance with mine and to put a gentile here).”
And now, Boaz, knowing that he is going to do that work of redemption, says to Ruth: “Rest until the morning10.”
And now, we find that the Church has been going through different stages: it has been working in the field of Jesus Christ, in the field of our Boaz, of our Kinsman Redeemer; and then, when one reaches the time of the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ and does his last work, Ruth, the Church (as to the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church), then it enters a stage of rest, of repose, and Boaz says to her: “Rest (until what?) until the morning”; because he was going to appear in the morning before the elders, which are the judges that are at the gate of the city, at the entrance of the city.
Thus it was established in the midst of the Hebrew people, because that typifies what is in Heaven. There are the apostles and the patriarchs, twelve thrones for twelve apostles and twelve thrones for the twelve patriarchs.
And now, Christ has been interceding for two thousand years for each member of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. And for the end time, Christ, when He finishes making intercession for the very last of the elect, then He leaves the Throne of the Father, takes the Title Deed, the Book of the Seals, opens It in Heaven and makes His claim, there where they are, you see, where those twenty-four elders are: twelve apostles and twelve patriarchs.
It was there in Heaven that John saw the Lamb, which is the Lion, taking the Book; and there were all of them: there were the twenty-four elders, which are the twelve apostles and the twelve patriarchs11.
Christ said to His apostles, when they wanted to know what they would have in the Kingdom of Christ, Christ told them12: “You will sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.” In other words, they will be judges, as the judges were placed there at the gate of the entrance of the city; so will it be in the Millennial Kingdom and thereafter in eternity for the twelve apostles: they will be placed there to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
They will be at the bottom of the City, at the entrance, because the City will have three gates on each side; and as there are four sides, so 3 x 4 are 12, for twelve apostles.
Now, we can see that both in the Jerusalem city for the Millennial Kingdom and in the New Jerusalem for eternity, the Work of God will be reflected, both that which He has carried out in the Old Testament and that which He has carried out in the New Testament; and there will be the representatives of the Work of God of the Old Testament and New Testament as well.
And now, Ruth, after she is rested, the other stage is being rewarded. And let’s see what the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ told us that will be the reward for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and what that reward entails for the Church of Jesus Christ. On page 40 of the book of Quotations, verse 323, it says13:
“Then Ruth was rewarded, by getting Christ… or getting Boaz for her husband. Which, the Church is rewarded, by when the Coming of the Lord shall come, on that bright and cloudless morning.”
Now, the Coming of the Lord is for what? It says:
“We’re resting, waiting now.”
Waiting for who? For our Boaz, waiting for our Kinsman Redeemer, who at His Second Coming brings great blessings to His Church, represented in Ruth, the gentile.
In Matthew, chapter 25, verse 10 to 13, it says:
“And while they (that is, the foolish virgins) went to buy (to buy what? To buy oil), the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
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.”
In other words, “you don’t know the day or hour when the Bridegroom, our Kinsman Redeemer, our Boaz, is to come.”
The Coming of the Son of Man is the Coming of our Boaz, the Coming of our Kinsman Redeemer. The Coming of the Son of Man is the Coming of Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, the Angel who was different from the rest, coming to His Church on the Last Day to reward His Church. That is why He says: “Rest until morning,” says Boaz to Ruth.
And now, look, the fourth watch is the watch that pertains to the time of the morning, from 6 to 9 in the morning. “Rest until the fourth watch. Rest until morning.”
And now, it is in the morning time where Christ for the Last Day would be carrying out the relevant work to marry His Church-Bride in the Last Day, in the morning of a new millennial day and in the morning of a new dispensational day.
And we are living in the greatest and most glorious time, because we are living in the time when the bright and Morning Star is shining, which is Christ shining in the Age of the Cornerstone, a new age. And that is why for this end time we will find that the Church-Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is going to marry Jesus Christ in the Marriage of the Lamb, in the Marriage of Christ with His Church, is a young Church represented in the young Ruth.
And now, notice, it is that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Last Day, as Mystical Body of believers, is rejuvenated by being brought to a new age. And therefore, when a person is rejuvenated, he has been brought to a new age: to a young age. And so it will be also in the literal sense with every son and daughter of God: he will be placed in an eternal, glorified and immortal, young body, which will represent 18 to 21 years of age.
And now, you see how for this end time Christ in His Coming, why does He come? He comes for the Marriage with His Church, with His Bride; which entails the call and gathering of God’s elect to be prepared, to be transformed and obtain the eternal body, and the dead in Christ to be resurrected; and thus to become in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, and to become physically one flesh also.
The same flesh or same body that Jesus Christ has will be the same kind of body that we will have.
And that is why for this end time, with the Coming of the Son of Man, with the Coming of the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the Angel who is different from the rest, who appeared on February 28, 1963 in that cloud formed by angels, comes for this end time. It is the Coming of our Boaz, the Coming of the Kinsman Redeemer, the Coming of the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, who came two thousand years ago in human flesh and was known by the name of Jesus.
And for this end time the Angel of the Covenant returns, the Angel of the Lord, manifested in the midst of His Church in human flesh, to call and gather His elect and to prepare us to be changed and raptured; because He comes for that union of Christ with His Church and His Church with Christ.
And the union of Christ with His Church and of His Church with Christ is called the Marriage of the Lamb, the Marriage of Christ with His Church; as the union of a man and a woman, in the ceremony of holy matrimony it is called “the marriage.”
Now, we can see that this is where the young bride becomes a wife and gets the name of the husband, and therefore comes to be an heir with him. And so it is with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ: that is where the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Second Coming of Christ is united with Christ; that union is the Marriage of Christ with His Church; and that is where His Church obtains the Eternal Name of God and New Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because the promise is that He will write a new name upon the Overcomer. That name is the Eternal Name of God and Name of the City of our God and New Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And that is the name with which the Stone not cut out of hands, which is the same Stone not cut out of hands that the prophet Daniel saw in the interpretation he gave to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, that white Stone is the same Stone not cut out of hands of the book of the prophet Daniel, and it is the Second Coming of Christ with a new name.
Now, look at all the things that are involved in the Coming of the Son of Man for the Last Day, to reward, the Son of Man, our Boaz, our Kinsman Redeemer, to reward His Ruth, in other words, His Church.
Now we have seen what the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ told us. He says:
“Then Ruth was rewarded, by getting Christ… or getting Boaz for her husband. Which, the Church is rewarded, by when the Coming of the Lord shall come, on that bright and cloudless morning.”
And that is where, in the Program of the Second Coming of Christ, we who are alive will obtain the new body; and the dead in Christ will also receive the new body, because they will be resurrected in a new eternal and glorified body.
Now look at all that the reward entails for Ruth, who represents the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, in order for the Church of Jesus Christ to reign with Christ during the Millennial Kingdom; but before that, we will go with Christ, when we are already changed, we will go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Because Christ has everything prepared, not only the Marriage but also the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which is the reception of the Marriage. And in the reception, always, the one who receives more gifts is the bride. And so it will be in the reception, in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, where the rewards will come for all the work that we have done in the Work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now see how all these blessings that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ receives for the Last Day, it has been because she was chosen since before the foundation of the world to be the Wife of the Lamb; and that is why she made the right choice, the right decision.
She made the right decision, and received Christ as her Savior, washed away her sins in the Blood of Christ, received His Holy Spirit and obtained the new birth; and she has been working in His Work all the time; and then, at the end, resting until receiving all these other blessings that He has for us in His Coming, preparing us in this end time to be changed and raptured before the great tribulation begins.
We have seen what is THE FRUIT OF A correct SPIRITUAL DECISION.
We have seen the such great blessing that was before Ruth and Orpah; and Orpah didn’t realize the such great blessing that was before her, but Ruth did and she loved Naomi very much.
There was no other person who loved Naomi as much as Ruth. And there is no one who loves the Hebrew people as much as the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Hebrew people will benefit with the blessing that our Boaz will give to His Ruth.
What time do we have, Miguel? Already… the rest I will tell you some other time, but notice, all this is what is in the Program of God with His Church, Christ and His Church; and for this end time is that we are rewarded by Christ and with Christ in His Coming.
That is why the Church of Jesus Christ has been waiting for His coming for two thousand years.
And for this end time, His Coming, the Coming of the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, the Angel who was different from the rest, of Jesus Christ coming in the Last Day according to the order of His Coming: with His Angels, the Angel of the Covenant coming, the Angel who was different from the rest, and manifesting Himself in the midst of His Church in the Last Day in human flesh, He will be bringing us all His blessings; because with the union of His Church with Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, in the Last Day, in the morning of a new dispensational day…
And what does the morning of a new dispensational day and the morning of a new millennial day mean? For one day before the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day14, one hour is (according to that divine order of one day before the Lord: a thousand years for human beings), one hour is 41 years and 8 months.
And the fourth watch, which are the first 3 hours of the morning of each day, counting from 6 to 9 in the morning, are the first 125 years in the millennial day.
During those 125 first years of the seventh millennium, all that Christ has to do, and for our transformation and resurrection of the dead in Christ and the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God in eternal bodies to take place, and for Christ with His children to have a manifestation here on Earth from 30 to 40 days…; and then He will take us to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and we will be with Him three and half years there, and then we will return to Earth to begin the glorious Millennial Kingdom of Christ.
Now, all the things that Christ will be doing in this end time, He will be doing them in the morning of the Last Day before God (in other words, of that Last Day, of that Millennium, of that millennial day), in the fourth watch, in other words, in the first 125 years of the seventh millennium. And now, if we add to the calendar the years it is behind, the time of the fourth watch of the Last Day, of the last millennium, has already begun.
So, while we are in the most glorious stage of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where every promised reward for the Church of Jesus Christ has to be materialized in this end time, let’s be awake, because dawn is already breaking; let’s be awake, because we are already living in the fourth watch of the Last Day. We are living in the most glorious time of all times.
Now see how it was promised that for morning: “Rest until morning.” And then the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ tells us that it will be in the morning that He will come, one of these mornings.
And now, when it comes to days before God, one morning in the days before God, and the fourth watch in the days before God, the fourth watch entails 125 years; in other words, in the first 125 years of the seventh millennium, all those prophecies that speak of the Second Coming of Christ must be fulfilled; and they speak of the union of Christ with His Church, of the Marriage of the Lamb; and also of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; and also of the resurrection of the dead in Christ and of us who are alive.
Now, you see how a morning before God, in a day before God, is not a morning of a literal day, but it is a morning of a millennial day.
And now we are living in the morning of the seventh millennium, where the bright and Morning Star is already shining. Christ is shining in a new dispensational day, in the morning of a new dispensational day, where the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is clothed with the sun, no longer of the moon.
The Church of Jesus Christ in the seventh millennium can no longer be represented on the moon, but on the sun, clothed with the sun, because that is where she unites with Christ; and that is where the Church already lives by day and not by night, as she lived in the seven ages of the gentile Church, which was living during the night. And that is why the Church was represented on the moon, and that is why her messengers were represented in those seven stars, and the Church was also represented in the candlestick with seven lamps lit.
But now, for the end time, notice, Christ being the bright and Morning Star —which was reflected through the seven angel messengers— in the Age of the Cornerstone will be manifested and reflected through His Angel Messenger as the bright and Morning Star.
So there are not only seven stars: Seven angel messengers for the seven ages and the bright and Morning Star, which is the greatest, and that is why it represents Christ.
And to the Overcomer is that Christ says: “He that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; even as I received of my Father; and I will give him the Morning Star.” That is in Revelation, chapter 2, verse 26 to 28.
And if Christ is going to give the Overcomer the bright and Morning Star, and that Star is Christ, where are we going to find the bright and Morning Star? In the Overcomer. Christ will be manifested in the Overcomer as the bright and Morning Star and as the Sun of Righteousness shining in a new dispensational day.
And now, we have to stop there, because if we continue, we will already be entering into the message or the messages for tomorrow; we will leave something for tomorrow. With what we have eaten spiritually I think that is already enough; although we have more space here in the soul, to receive more; but digest what you have heard today; during the repose, meditate on what you have heard, because that is the way it is digested.
The same thing that you ate and tasted, then it’s the same thing that your digestive system moves in there and processes it, and turns it into vitamins and cells for your body; and it becomes flesh, everything you ate becomes flesh that way.
And thus the Word of Christ spoken for us in our time becomes flesh in each of you and me. As we receive the Word, here in the soul, it becomes flesh in us; and the Word becomes flesh and the flesh becomes Word, until we are transformed.
Well, see “THE FRUIT OF A SPIRITUAL DECISION.” That is the fruit of a good decision.
And the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with all Her members of past ages and of our time, have made a correct spiritual decision; and that is why everyone will be rewarded in this end time, both as the Mystical Body of Christ and also rewarded as individuals; and we will be transformed and we will be like Jesus Christ our Savior.
And then we can be by Jesus Christ, because we will already have the theophanic body and the physical and eternal body; the two bodies: the sixth dimensional body and the glorified and eternal body, like the body of Jesus Christ; and then anyone can (if He allows it) compare: place his hand next to the hand of Jesus and touch and say, or you or Christ, say: “This is flesh of my flesh, and this is bone of my bones, and this is blood of my blood”; and say: “We are one flesh.”
That is the blessing for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with all the members of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, with all the redeemed by the Blood of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, our Boaz, our Redeemer.
We leave Ephraim for another time, since we would be talking about Ephraim another time.
May the blessings of Christ our Savior be upon all of you and upon me too, and soon the dead in Christ resurrect and we who are alive be changed, and all of us taken to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
May God bless you, ministers and ministers’ wives, and may He use you greatly in His Work in this Last Day.
We can say with certainty, aware that we are telling the truth, that this is the greatest and most glorious time for all of us. This is the greatest and most glorious time for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, because this is the time when the Church of Jesus Christ is rewarded, according to the divine promise.
“THE FRUIT OF A SPIRITUAL DECISION.”
1 Exodus 15:23
2 Numbers 13:16
3 Joshua 10:12-13
4 John 6:51
5 John 2:19
6 John 7:37
7 Ruth 2:5-7
8 Ruth 2:8
9 Ruth 4:3-6
10 Ruth 3:13
11 Revelation 5:8
12 Matthew 19-27-18, Luke 22:29-30
13 The Kinsman Redeemer – October 2, 1960 – Rev. William Branham
14 Second Peter 3:8, Psalm 90:4