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The position the people must have to be raptured

Good evening, beloved friends and brethren present here in Tres Arroyos. It is a great blessing for me to be with you here in Tres Arroyos, Argentina, to share with you a few moments of fellowship around the Word of God and His Program relevant to this time.

For which I want to read in the book or letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians [First], chapter 4, verses 14 to 17, where it says:

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand It.

Our topic for this occasion is: “THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED,” that is, to be caught away to Heaven with Christ, to go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

This prophecy of the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of us who live, to be taken with Christ to Heaven, to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, notice, Saint Paul gives it in this passage of First Thessalonians, chapter 4, verse 14 to 17, and also speaks of this same thing in First Corinthians, chapter 15, verses 49 and on, where it says:

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Behold, I shew you a mystery (remember that it is a mystery of the Kingdom of God)<em>; We shall not all sleep (in other words, not all of us are going to die, not all of us), but we shall all be changed…”

In other words, a transformation is coming for the elect of God, the sons and daughters of God who will be living in the end time, along with those who have died, who will be resurrected in eternal, immortal and incorruptible bodies. It says:

“…In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump…”

At the Last Trumpet, because the Trumpet is the Voice of Christ speaking; and the Last Trumpet is Christ speaking for the last time, through the instrument that He will have in the Last Day.

“…at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

And thus death ends for the sons and daughters of God, because at the Last Trumpet is that Christ will resurrect the dead believers in Him who have departed, and us who are alive will be transformed, if we remain alive until the dead in Christ are resurrected.

And what will those who will be transformed in this end time be doing while alive? They will be listening to the Last Trumpet, that Last Trumpet or Great Voice of Trumpet, which John the apostle in the book of Revelation (in chapter 1, verse 10 to 11) heard, in the Lord’s Day. Notice, he says, John says:

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day (in other words, it was in the Last Day, which is the Lord’s Day)…”

The Last Day before God, for human beings is the last millennium, that is, the seventh millennium; because one day before the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, says Second Peter, chapter 2, verse 8, and Moses in Psalm 90 and verse 4.

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.”

And who is the Alpha and Omega, who is the first and the last? Our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Voice of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ speaking to His Church in the Last Day, as He spoke to John, and identifying Himself as the Alpha and Omega. It is the Voice of Jesus Christ speaking to His people, calling and gathering His people, calling them to come up to where He will be in this end time.

He has been from age to age, in each age, manifested through the messenger of each age, calling and gathering His sheep of each age; for He said in John, chapter 10, verse 14 and on, that He had some sheep, which He would call. It says, John, chapter 10, verse 14 to 16:

“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold (that is, because they are from among the gentiles, not from the Hebrew fold): them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

The fold is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Shepherd is our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, and the sheep are the elect of God from each of the stages of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The last sheep, sons and daughters of God, whom He calls, He calls them in this end time.

And now, just as the elect of God are called and gathered in each age, by the Voice of Christ through the messenger of each age, in this end time the sheep are called and gathered with that Great Voice of Trumpet, where? In the Age of the Cornerstone. That is why in Revelation, chapter 4, verse 1, says:

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

And now, just as every elect in every age went up to the age where Christ was manifested in Holy Spirit in the angel messenger of each age, to hear the Voice of Christ and to be placed in the Mystical Body of Christ: in this end time we are called to go up to the Age of the Cornerstone and take our place, our position there, in the Mystical Body of Christ.

The Age of the Cornerstone is the Golden Age of the Church of Jesus Christ, it is the stage or age that corresponds to this end time. It is there where, just as John heard that Voice of Trumpet telling him: “Come up hither, and I will show you the things which shall be hereafter,” the elect of God of the Last Day, the Church of Jesus Christ in the Last Day will be in the Age of the Cornerstone; she will go up upon hearing the Voice of Christ, that Voice of Trumpet calling her to go up; she will go up to the Age of the Cornerstone to hear the things that must happen soon.

“Come up hither, and I will show thee things which shall be hereafter,” in other words, after those things that have already happened in the different stages or ages of the Church among the gentiles.

And now, how is it that Christ is going to make known to us all these things that will happen?, for we all desire to know the things that will happen. In Revelation, chapter 22, verse 6, tells us how, through whom, Christ will be making known to us all these things that must shortly come to pass. It says, Revelation 22, verse 6:

“And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”

We have seen here how Jesus Christ will make known to us the things that must shortly come to pass: it is through His Angel Messenger, which is the prophet of the Dispensation of the Kingdom, the last prophet of God and messenger of the Age of the Cornerstone.

Jesus Christ will be in Holy Spirit manifested in that Angel Messenger of the Lord Jesus Christ, speaking to His people all these things that must happen soon, and thus we will be called and gathered and prepared to be transformed, and obtain the eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified body, and be taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

We have to be in the Age of the Cornerstone, in the Golden Age of the Church of Jesus Christ, which is the stage relevant to this end time, which was represented in the tabernacle built by Moses and the temple built by Solomon, it was represented in the most holy place of those temples. God was in the most holy place, and He spoke to Moses there, and from there He spoke to Moses the things that Moses had to speak to the Hebrew people.

And now, Christ will be speaking to His Angel Messenger in the Age of the Cornerstone, in whom the Holy Spirit manifested will be operating the ministry of Moses; therefore, in the Most Holy Place is where Christ, the Holy Spirit, speaks to Moses. And He will also be operating the ministry of Elijah in that Angel Messenger, and He will also be operating the ministry of Jesus. Therefore, these three great ministries promised for this end time will be being manifested in the Church of Jesus Christ, in the Age of the Cornerstone; and that will be Christ in Holy Spirit manifested in His Angel Messenger operating these ministries.

Now, the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ is not the Lord Jesus Christ, he is only a redeemed one by the Blood of Christ, who has been sent by Christ to His Church in the Last Day, to make known all these things that must happen soon; and thus to be called, gathered and prepared to be transformed in this end time.

This is how we receive the faith, the revelation, to be transformed and raptured. The revelation of the Second Coming of Christ: that is the revelation that every son and daughter of God needs to be transformed and to be taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven.

No person can be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, without having the revelation of the Second Coming of Christ, and without seeing Christ in the fulfillment of His Second Coming.

That is why Saint Paul says: “We which are left until the coming of the Lord shall not be foremost, we shall not prevent them which are asleep.”

Now, let’s see what Reverend William Branham said in relation to this Trumpet. He says… page 47, paragraph or verse 402, he says [Quotations]:1

“‘For we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, down here, shall not prevent or hinder those which are asleep.’ Them precious ones that sealed their blood… sealed their testimony with their blood. ‘Not prevent or hinder those that are asleep, for the trumpet will sound.’ Something will take place, ‘the Gospel something will sound,’ the announcing of His coming.”

That “gospel something”: the Gospel of the Kingdom. It will sound what? The announcement of His Coming; that is, it will reveal the mystery of the Second Coming of Christ; and that is the Last Trumpet or Great Voice of Trumpet sounding, and calling and gathering the elect of God in the Last Day, in the Age of the Cornerstone.

“‘And the dead in Christ shall rise first. And we which are alive and remain shall be changed.’ Standing, and feel a change come on: the gray hair go out, the wrinkles fall away, be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. And we shall meet our loved ones first.”

We will meet our departed loved ones, because they will be resurrected in eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified bodies, young bodies representing 18 to 21 years of age; thus our departed loved ones, who were believers in Christ, will be resurrected.

And us who are alive: we will be transformed, and we will have a glorified body, just like the body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; and it will be a young body, representing 18 to 21 years of age, to live in and with that eternal body for all eternity.

And it is in that eternal and glorified body that we will go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; it is in that body and with that body that we will be caught away and taken with Christ to the House of our heavenly Father.

Just as Christ when He died, resurrected and ascended to Heaven in that glorified body, and went to the House of our heavenly Father, to the seventh dimension, He sat at the right hand of God in Heaven, in the Throne of God, and has been there making intercession for all those whose names are written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

When every last one of those who have their names written in Heaven, in the Lamb’s Book of Life enters, then Christ will finish His Work of Intercession in Heaven, will leave the Throne of Intercession, and will reclaim all those He has redeemed with His precious Blood; and will resurrect those who have already departed, and will transform us who are alive.

Now, we have seen where we have to be to be raptured, caught away with Christ in the clouds, to receive the Lord in the air and to always be with the Lord, to go with Him to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb: we have to be in the Age of the Cornerstone, hearing the Voice of Christ, that Great Voice of Trumpet making known to us all these things that must happen soon; which through His Angel Messenger He will be speaking them, because His Angel Messenger will be the messenger of the Last Day, of the last millennium, of the seventh millennium, with the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom. That is the last dispensational prophet of God, and therefore is the last of all prophets.

And now, through that Angel Messenger is that all these things that must happen soon, in this end time, in the Age of the Cornerstone, are made known.

Also Jesus Christ, in Revelation, chapter 22, verse 16, says:

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.”

One Angel Messenger sent by Jesus Christ to all the churches, to all Christianity, to testify of these things that must happen soon. One Message through only one messenger for all Christianity, and then for the Hebrew people. That is the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ sent by Jesus Christ in the Last Day, just as He sent seven angel messengers in the seven stages or ages of the Church among the gentiles.

Now, THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED is the position of the Age of the Cornerstone, hearing the Voice of Christ through His Angel Messenger making known to us all these things that must happen soon; and having received Christ as our Savior, and having washed away our sins in His Blood, and received His Holy Spirit; and thus having received, therefore, the new birth, and having received the theophanic body of the sixth dimension or angelic body, which is the image of God; to then, at the Last Day, in addition, receive the physical, eternal, immortal and incorruptible and glorified body.

Only those who will have been born again and will be in the Age of the Cornerstone will be those who, being alive, will be transformed.

Now, if one departs from our time, there is no problem, because he will be resurrected in an eternal body; either he will have the eternal body that Christ has promised.

Now, we have to be in the age relevant to this end time —of the Church of Jesus Christ—, which is the Age of the Cornerstone.

Just as each age was fulfilled in the past, in each territory appointed by God (the first in Asia Minor; the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth in Europe, in different European nations; and the seventh in North America): the Age of the Cornerstone is fulfilled in Latin America and the Caribbean; therefore, the great blessing is for Latin America and the Caribbean with its inhabitants, where Christ will be calling and gathering His elect of the Last Day.

Therefore, the blessing of Christ will be in Latin America and the Caribbean; and, therefore, we will be praying so that God has mercy on Latin America and the Caribbean. We desire that Latin America and the Caribbean enter the glorious Millennial Kingdom of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

And now, the call is in Latin America and the Caribbean, calling and gathering the elect of God of the Last Day in the Age of the Cornerstone, with the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom, making known to the sons and daughters of God all these things that must happen soon, and thus revealing to them the mystery of the Seventh Seal, the mystery of the Second Coming of Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work.

We have seen what is the mystery that the Great Voice of Trumpet or Last Trumpet reveals: it is the mystery of the Seventh Seal, the mystery of the Second Coming of Christ. And we have seen the age in which we have to be in this end time: the Age of the Cornerstone. And we have seen in which territory that age would be fulfilled, that stage of the Church: Latin America and the Caribbean; therefore, that age is full of Latin American and Caribbean people; and in the Divine Program the best part has been given to Latin American and Caribbean people: they have been allotted, in the spiritual Temple of Christ, the part of the Most Holy Place.

The most holy place in the temple built by Moses and the tabernacle built by King Solomon – or the prophet Moses… tabernacle built by the prophet Moses and temple built by King Solomon, the most holy place was in the west, in the west of the temple.

And now, in the West of the spiritual Temple of Christ, which is Latin America and the Caribbean, is the most important part of His Church: that place being built (the Most Holy Place of the spiritual Temple of Christ) with human beings; just as the rest of the Mystical Body of Christ, of that spiritual Temple, has been built with human beings. “Do you not know that you are temples of God, temples of the Holy Spirit?”2 Saint Paul says.

Now, notice how Christ is building a Temple, which is His Church, with human beings.

Notice, Saint Paul speaking to us of this mystery, tells us in Ephesians: chapter 2, verse 19 and on, he says:

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

You see? A Temple built with human beings, for God to dwell in Holy Spirit in that spiritual Temple, which is the Church of Jesus Christ, and in each member of the Church of Jesus Christ as an individual, who also as an individual is a temple of God; and God dwells in the soul of each member of the Church of Jesus Christ, because the soul is the most holy place of the individual, for God to dwell there, in the soul, in the heart, of the person.

Saint Paul also, writing to the Hebrews, in chapter 3, verses 5 to 6, says:

“And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”

Now notice, that House of God is us, that House of God is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, upon which Christ is.

He is the head of His House, He is the first of that Family, He is the beginning of the Creation of God,3 of that New Creation, of that new race, which is His Church; because Christ is creating a new race with eternal life.

That is why Christ says: “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” (John, chapter 5, verse 24).

And also in John, chapter 3, the Scripture tells us there as follows: it says, verse 14 and on:

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up (this was the crucifixion of Christ, he was lifted up on Calvary’s Cross):

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We can only obtain eternal life through our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; otherwise, the soul of the person will be lost. And the person is body, spirit and soul, and what the person really is is living soul; that is what the human being is, but he has a mortal, corruptible, temporary physical body, and he has a spirit as well.

He goes on to say:

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

In John, chapter 6, verses 39 to 40, Christ also speaks to us, telling us:

“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”

For when does Christ establish the resurrection of the believers in Him who have died physically? He establishes that resurrection for the Last Day, which is the seventh millennium; but we don’t know in what year of the seventh millennium He will carry out that resurrection.

“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”

Again Christ repeats the words: “…and I will raise him up at the last day.” This is a promise for the believers in Christ who die before the resurrection of the dead in Christ and transformation of us who live; for they will be resurrected in immortal bodies in the Last Day, and we who live will be transformed on the Last Day; and we will then have the eternal, immortal and incorruptible body.

Now, we have seen: “THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED.”

The position is the position of the Age of the Cornerstone; hearing the Voice of Christ, that Great Voice of Trumpet, making known to us all these things that must shortly come to pass through His Angel Messenger; and thus obtaining the revelation, the faith to be transformed and raptured, in other words, caught away to Heaven, to go to the House of our heavenly Father to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Christ spoke of this catching away or rapture for the believers in Him, when in John, chapter 14, verse 1 and on, He said:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again (there is His Second Coming), and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

And there we have the calling and gathering of the elect, and the catching away or rapture of the elect. He will take us to the House of our heavenly Father in immortal bodies, in glorified bodies; and thus we will be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

“THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED,” that is, to be caught away to Heaven, and go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; for which there is an invitation, and only those who are invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will go. Revelation, chapter 19, verse 7 and on, says:

“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”

The Lamb is Christ, and the Bride is His Church; and the Marriage is the union of Christ with His Church.

“And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.”

Blessed are those who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Those are the ones who have the invitation to go to the House of our heavenly Father, to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which is the reception of the Marriage.

We have seen this mystery of the position that the people must have, the people of God, the believers in Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ, to be raptured, each person as an individual, and the Mystical Body of Christ of the end time as a group, in other words, as the Mystical Body of believers.

They have to be occupying the position relevant to this end time, which is the Age of the Cornerstone; hearing the Voice of Christ, that Great Voice of Trumpet, making known to us all these things that must shortly come to pass, and revealing to us the mystery of the Seventh Seal, the mystery of the Second Coming of Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work.

Just as to receive the Holy Spirit (and thus receive the new birth, and receive the theophanic body) we need to have the revelation of the First Coming of Christ as the Lamb of God carrying out His Work of Redemption on Calvary’s Cross.

And to receive the new, eternal and glorified body, we need to have the revelation of the Second Coming of Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work, in order to be in the position relevant to this end time to be raptured, in other words, to be caught away to Heaven with Christ, to go to the House of our heavenly Father, to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

“THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED.”

First he has to be called and gathered in that Age of the Cornerstone, and he has to be prepared to be transformed; then he has to be transformed to then be raptured, that is, caught away to Heaven with the dead in Christ, who will also be on Earth, to go all together to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven, to the House of our heavenly Father, to God’s dimension.

“THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED.”

It has been a great privilege for me to be with you tonight, testifying to you of: “THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED.”

May the blessings of Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon all of you and upon me also; and may Christ soon complete His Mystical Body of believers, and soon resurrect the dead in Christ, and transform us who are alive, and take us with Him to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven, to the House of our heavenly Father. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.

Thank you very much for your kind attention, beloved friends and brethren present here, in Tres Arroyos, Argentina; and may you all have a good evening.

“THE POSITION THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE TO BE RAPTURED.”

1 The ten virgins, and the hundred and forty-four thousand Jews – December 11, 1960

2 First Corinthians 3:16, 6:19

3 Colossians 1:18

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