Good evening, friends and brethren present, and youth on this great Meeting of Youth Leaders “The Seventh Seal and the Eternal Youth.”
It is a great privilege for me to be with you tonight to share with you some moments of fellowship around the Word of God and His Program, under the topic: “THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
For which I want to read in John, chapter 11, verses 17 and on… This was when Lazarus, Jesus’ friend and the brother of Martha and Mary, died in regard to his physical body. Verse 17 and on, of John, chapter 11, says:
“Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand our subject: “THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
In order to physically obtain eternal youth, we have the promise of the Coming of Christ, the Second Coming of Christ, which is the Coming of the Seventh Seal, the fulfillment of the Seventh Seal, being fulfilled, being opened here on Earth, where the Son of Man with His Angels is manifested in human flesh, the Son of Man coming, the Word, the Word incarnate in a man of this end time, which will be the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ, that veil of flesh, that messenger of Christ; and with His Coming, He will bring the blessings from Heaven for His Church at the Last Day, to give us the faith to be changed and raptured at this end time; faith that revolves around 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 this passage that we have read, of Jesus visiting Bethany to resurrect His friend Lazarus…, notice that He went to resurrect His friend Lazarus, and when Christ spoke about His disciples, says1: “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you (or has revealed to me).”
So notice how here Christ compares His children, His believers, and says that they are His friends. Why? Because they are the descendants of Abraham by the faith in Christ, they are descendants of Abraham through the Seed of Abraham, which is Christ; and if God called Abraham His friend, then Christ calls the children of Abraham His friends, because they are the heavenly descendants of Abraham.
And now, just as God revealed to Abraham the things that He was going to do: He gave him the prophetic Message of the fourth dispensation, the Dispensation of the Promise, now we find that God also, the day before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, also revealed to Abraham the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah that was going to be carried out, He revealed to him the things that were going to happen.
Whom did He reveal them to? To a dispensational prophet messenger; and He also revealed to him the coming of the promised son, which would be the promised son of Abraham through his wife Sarah, who would have that promised son the following year.
And now, notice, in order for Abraham and Sarah to have the promised son, they have to be rejuvenated; and they were rejuvenated by God in order to obtain the promised son, who would be named Isaac.
We find that in order for us to have the new body, the eternal body, we must be transformed; and in order to be transformed, we must have the Word of the Creator, that creative Word in us, so that around that the new body comes around that creative Word, the new body be created for each one of us who are alive at this end time.
And now, Isaac was the promised son for Abraham, type and figure of Christ the promised Son for Abraham, for the Hebrew people and for every son and daughter of God; it is Christ, the promised Son in His First Coming and Christ in His Second Coming.
Christ in His First Coming is the promised Son to Abraham and the seed of Abraham: the Hebrew people, the earthly Israel; and Christ in His Second Coming is the promised Son for the seed of Abraham from Heaven, the heavenly seed of Abraham, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The revelation, the faith to be changed and raptured at this end time for us who are alive and the dead in Christ to be resurrected comes with the Second Coming of Christ.
Christ appearing there to Martha and Mary, for the resurrection of Lazarus on the fourth day, shows us that it is in the fourth watch that Christ will resurrect the dead in Christ and will transform those who are alive in Christ at this end time, of the time of the fourth day, the fourth watch, in which we are already living.
The dead in Christ are not dead, but rather only their physical body, but they are living in Paradise in spirit and soul, which is the sixth dimension; and the only thing that they lack is to receive the physical eternal body to return and be with us once again, in a young body and with eternal life, a glorified body, which Christ promised for all His believers.
Christ said [John 11:25]:
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”
In other words, even if their physical body dies, it will not be like that for all eternity, in other words, their body will not be dead for all eternity, because God will give him a new body, which will be eternal, and then he will live in that body for all eternity.
And if the person has been living in this body many years, and has passed from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, or 80s, or 90s, or 100s, they have no problem: that person before God, although their physical body is already advanced in age, they are a young person, according to how God sees them since before the foundation of the world; because God saw him since before the foundation of the world with a young theophanic body and with a young physical body as well, which is the physical body that God thought of giving him since before the foundation of the world, and the eternal theophanic body that God also thought of and designated to give to that child of God, to that soul of God who would come to live on this planet Earth.
We have come to live on this planet Earth while the human race is fallen, and that is why we are temporarily in this mortal body and with a spirit of the world, which is also temporary; but Christ promised to give us a new spirit, a new interior body (which is the theophanic body) and also a new exterior physical body, to live with Him eternally, and reign with Him for one thousand years and then throughout eternity.
He said that that eternal body He will give to the dead in Christ and we which are alive, will be for what time? Let Christ say it Himself: Chapter 6, verse 39 to 40, of the gospel according to John, says:
“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 (When? At the Last Day).
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day (When? At the Last Day).”
And if we continue reading we will find two more passages in this same chapter 6 where He says: “…and I will raise him up at the Last Day.”
And in John, chapter 5, verses 24 and on, says:
“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.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life (that is the first resurrection).”
Now notice how they will hear His Voice. Being in Paradise, those who have departed have no problem, because they will hear the Voice of Christ, the Voice of Christ in His Coming; because they can look this way from Paradise and they can hear what Christ will be saying to us at this end time with that Great Voice Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
That Great Voice of Trumpet, which is the Voice of Christ speaking to His people, to His Church at this end time, notice what He will be speaking to us and what that Great Voice of Trumpet or Final Trumpet is: Page 47 of the book of Quotations in Spanish (which contains excerpts from different messages of the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ, Reverend William Branham), page 47 says, verse 4022:
“‘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”, which is the Gospel of the Kingdom, what does it sound? What does it proclaim? The announcing of His Coming; that is, it will proclaim the Second Coming of Christ. Because the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom revolves around the Second Coming of Christ, just like the Message of the Grace revolves around the First Coming of Christ.
“‘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…”
So, when you see me changed, remember: I will no longer have gray hair, but rather I will have the color that belongs to me for all eternity; and it is also the same way for you.
We will all have the hair, the physique, the entire body, the way in which God saw it since before the foundation of the world and predestined it for each one of you and for me as well; and that will be a perfect body: it will have no defects, it will have no faults, it will have no problems, and it is immortal and it is incorruptible, and it is a body that does not get old. All the problems that we have in the physical body while we live in these physical bodies will end there. In the other body, we will no longer need the things that we need nowadays.
So the new body is what we need in order to obtain the solution to all our problems; and in order to obtain the new body, what we need is the Coming of Christ with the Great Voice of Trumpet calling and gathering together His elect and revealing to us the mystery of His Coming. That is how He gives us the faith, the revelation for the rapture, which is the revelation of His Coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords in His Reclaiming Work.
On page 130 of this same book of Quotations, let us also see what he tells us here; it says on verse 1164, which is an excerpt from the message “Broken Cisterns” (which is found on page 33 to page 35), says3:
“Remember, that, ‘They which are alive and remain shall not hinder those which are sleeping, for the Trump of God, that last Trumpet…’ The sixth one has just sounded. And that last Trumpet, like the last Seal, will be the Coming of the Lord. ‘It shall sound (sound), and the dead in Christ shall rise first.’”
What will sound? The Final Trumpet or Seventh Trumpet, which is also the Seventh Seal.
The Seventh Seal and the Seventh Trumpet is, what? The Coming of the Lord, the Coming of the Angel who was different from the rest, the Coming of the Mighty Angel, the Coming of the white horse Rider of Revelation 19; it is the Coming of the Word incarnate in a man.
And the Word comes incarnate in a man sounding the Great Voice of Trumpet or Final Trumpet, which is opening the Seventh Seal; he comes sounding the Final Trumpet, he comes sounding the Second Coming of Christ, proclaiming, revealing the Second Coming of Christ with His Angels at this end time; and that is the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Because just as the Message of the Gospel of the Grace proclaims the First Coming of Christ as the Lamb of God in His Work of Redemption on Calvary’s Cross, the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom for the seventh dispensation, the Dispensation of the Kingdom, reveals and proclaims 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 the book of Quotations, page 149, verse 1333, says4:
“Remember, that, ‘They which are alive and remain shall not hinder those which are sleeping, for the Trump of God, that last Trumpet…’ The sixth one has just sounded. And that last Trumpet, like the last Seal, will be the Coming of the Lord (What is the last Seal? The Coming of the Lord. What is the last Trumpet? The Coming of the Lord). ‘It shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first.’ Just resting till that time.”
Now, we which are alive will be changed, and then we will have a new body, which will be the body that God designed since before the foundation of the world for each one of you and also for me.
And if those who have passed from 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 years old or more, when they were young, from 15 to 25 years old, they looked strong and were seen in the flower of youth, how will we all be in the new body resembling 18 to 21 years of age? Would you like to see yourself, those who have passed 40, see yourselves as you were when you were 15 to 25 years old? Well if you did not take photographs when you were that age, you will not be able to see yourself, at least in photo.
Now, do you want to see what I looked like when I was around 19 years old? Benjie can show you; let us see if Benjie shows you. (Can you see something there?).
And if the transformation of we which are alive (you can leave it there, Benjie, until it is done)… If the transformation of we which are alive and the resurrection of the dead in Christ will be in an eternal, glorified and young body, which will resemble 18 to 21 years…
And when we were in the young body, notice, I looked like that when I was 19 years old, so how will I look when I have the new body? Don’t expect to see me the way you currently see me here, but rather in an age that resembles or with an appearance that resembles 18 to 21 years of age; that is, with an appearance like this, but in a new eternal, glorified and perfect body, in which we don’t know how tall we will be or we don’t know some details, but we know that it will be much better than our stay in the physical body we currently have.
It will be a perfect body, in the flower of the youth for all eternity; that is for each one of you and for me as well, and we will be young for all eternity in that new body. And all of that comes with the Seventh Seal for all of us.
The Seventh Seal has to do with the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of we which are alive, because with the Seventh Seal (which is the Coming of the Lord) comes the Great Voice of Trumpet, which is the Voice of Christ crying out as when a lion roars and seven thunders uttering their voices, which is the same Great Voice of Trumpet or Trumpet of God, which is the Voice of Christ speaking to us at the Last Day and making known to us all these things that must happen soon on this planet Earth in the midst of His Church and in the lives of each one of us.
So we can see the great blessing that God has for each of us at this end time under the Seventh Seal, to give us the eternal youth that He promised for each one of us.
That is why He speaks to us with that Great Voice of Trumpet, He calls us, gathers us and places us in the Age of the Cornerstone, which is the Eternal Age. For what? For us to return to eternity in the Eternal Age, and thus obtain the eternal body and live with Christ throughout eternity in a young body, which will resemble 18 to 21 years old.
That is for all the sons and daughters of God who have been redeemed with the Blood of Christ on Calvary’s Cross and have received the new birth. It does not matter if they have departed: They will return in an eternal body; and it does not matter if we are still here: We will be changed; and then we will all have the eternal body.
“THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
Notice how all of this was represented in Lazarus’ resurrection; but since it was a type and figure, that is why Lazarus later died when he fulfilled his time here in the physical body.
Lazarus, if he had not resurrected on that occasion, he would have belonged to the Hebrew people under the Law; and therefore, he would have resurrected with the saints that resurrected with Christ but did not belong to the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the greatest privilege a human being can have; because that is the heavenly people, the heavenly Israel, those are the sons and daughters of God from Heaven.
Now we can see the great blessing that God has under the Seventh Seal for each one of us: to give us the eternal youth, to give us the immortality with an eternal and glorious body that Christ has promised, for whom? For each one of you and for me as well.
When Saint Paul spoke about those who would see His Coming and would remain until His Coming, which would be changed, who was he speaking about? He was speaking about us, which we live at this end time and we would be seeing the Seventh Seal fulfilled, opened, which is the Coming of the Lord with His Angels at the Last Day, which is the Coming of the Word incarnate in a man; although that man, the Angel of Jesus Christ, is not Jesus Christ nor Moses nor Elijah, but the ministries of Moses, Elijah and Jesus will be manifested in him on Earth at this end time, in the opening of the Seventh Seal, in the Coming of the Angel who was different from the rest, who is the one who has the Seventh Seal to manifest it here on Earth, to manifest the Seventh Seal, that is, to manifest the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels at this end time.
So, we which are alive have the promise to be transformed. If one of us, from our age, has left, there is no problem: he will return soon, and he will return in an eternal body and will be with us once again; and then we will know that the resurrection has happened when we see him, in other words, our brethren, who we know.
If Saint Paul appears and Saint Paul’s group, you did not know Saint Paul nor his group, but when our loved ones that have departed appear and return in the eternal body, we will know them; and then we will be changed and we will have the new body, the eternal body, and thus we will have the eternal youth, for how long? Throughout all eternity.
“THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
And then we will all be young, and what we will have in those 30 to 40 days here on Earth will be 30 to 40 days of a youth congress; and then we will go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb to all be there, in that Supper, with Christ, in which He will be also be in His eternal body, young.
Notice, Mary and the women, when Christ resurrected in the body, they did now recognize Him. Why? Because they will not know the dead in Christ when they resurrect if they were around 90 years old, and a young person resembling 18 to 21 years old appears: “I am so and so.” Whoever does not know, does not know this secret of the resurrection in eternal, young bodies resembling 18 to 21 years of age, will say: “You cannot be so and so, because I knew him and they were 90 years old, they were an elder; and now you are young. How do you say to me you are so and so?”
But he who has the knowledge of the resurrection, which will be in an eternal body, in a young body, will say: “I am happy to see you know in that young body that Christ gave you according to how He promised it”; and he will receive him with affection and love, because he knows that that brother or beloved friend has returned in an eternal body, in a young body, and so he has the eternal youth; it will never get old, on the first day we will see it as we will see it for all eternity.
This is: “THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.” That is what the Seventh Seal is for, for the Last Day: to bring the faith to be changed and raptured, and to bring the resurrection of the dead in Christ, after He left us the entire Message with that Great Voice of Trumpet and reveals to us all these things that must happen at this end time, and completely gives us His Message, and the Seventh Seal comes to its end, the Second Coming of Christ comes to its final stage and fulfills the final part of His Coming; just as in His First Coming, He was here on Earth for 33 years, and at the end of the 33 years, He fulfilled the final part of His Program, which was His death on Calvary’s Cross to carry our sins and redeem all the sons and daughters of God with His death and Blood.
In other words, the culminating part of His First Coming was His death on Calvary’s Cross, that was at the end of the First Coming of Christ; and then He resurrected and ascended to Heaven and sat at the right hand of God. And now, at the end of the Seventh Seal, the dead in Christ will resurrect in eternal bodies and we which are alive will be changed.
“THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
May God bless you, may God keep you, youth, in this encounter, in this Great Encounter of Youth Leaders.
It has been a great blessing to be with you on this occasion testifying to you about “THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”
May you all have a good evening; and may soon all of you and me too, receive the new body, the eternal body, with eternal youth, to live with Christ throughout all eternity.
Who will receive that eternal body? Well here we are in this Last Day awaiting that eternal body, because that promise is for all of us.
May God bless you and keep you, and I leave Reverend Miguel Bermudez Marin with us again to continue and conclude our part on this occasion; and we will see each other soon, in the next activities we will have here in Monterrey, here in the Auditorio Moises, when we return in the next travel.
May God bless you and keep you, and use you greatly in His Work, and may we all soon be prepared and receive that eternal body that Christ has promised, in which we will have eternal youth.
“THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE ETERNAL YOUTH.”