Good morning or good afternoon, beloved friends and brethren present, ministers and churches in different nations. May the blessings of Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon all of you and upon me as well. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
As you were informed by Reverend Jose Benjamin Perez, yesterday our beloved brother and friend Humberto Perez Ortiz departed, he went to Paradise to rest, to the sixth dimension; God called him, his work on Earth ended. And although we may not see him physically present, he sees us and hears everything that is being spoken, sung and preached here. Therefore, he is happy looking towards us, seeing his family and all the brethren gathered on this occasion and on all other occasions as well.
The apostle Paul wrote in First Thessalonians, chapter 4, about the people believers in Christ, who depart from this Earth, the words of comfort, which say: First Thessalonians, chapter 4, verse 13 and on:
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
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.
Therefore, comfort one another with these words.”
These are the most comforting words that the apostle Paul gives to every person and every family who has a relative that is a believer in Christ and departs from this Earth. He is alive in another dimension in a heavenly body, in a theophanic body, in a spiritual body like the body of the angels. This is why the apostle Paul tells us: “Wherefore comfort (in other words, console) one another with these words.”
From the depth of our souls, we are grateful to God, because He has him resting in Paradise, and from there they can look and see towards here. So our brother Humberto Perez is resting from the earthly labors, there in the sixth dimension, and he will return with Christ in His Second Coming to receive the resurrected body: an eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified body like the one Jesus Christ has. And when we see our beloved relatives who have departed, believers in Christ, when we see them resurrected, then we will be changed and we will go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Those are the words of comfort of Saint Paul for the children, grandchildren, and other relatives, and to this entire congregation, for the departure of our brother and friend Humberto Perez Ortiz. May these words of Saint Paul be of comfort for the soul of each one of us.
And as Reverend Jose Benjamin Perez told you, tomorrow evening… you will be notified tomorrow as to when the wake will be and then the funeral. Let us be attentive to this so that everyone, if possible, can be at the funeral, so we accompany the family of Humberto Perez Ortiz, and we may also be at the wake as well. We all know the important work that he carried out in the Church, which we will explain with more details at the wake.
I want to express my gratitude to the Activists for all the support in the works that the Embassy has been carrying out in different fields. I’m also grateful for your support through the social media: my Twitter account @DrWilliamSoto, my blog williamsotosantiago.com and the website of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace: www.embajadadeactivistasporlapaz.com.
I reiterate the invitation to all my friends to visit my blog and follow me on Twitter, where you will find updated information on the work that is currently being carried out in favor of the well-being of the human family and the integral peace of the human being.
Also, I would like to remind you that these are the only means of communication I have created online, through which we will be in contact.
To those people who have opened accounts on Facebook and other sites in my name, I ask you to refrain from doing this and eliminate those existing websites, because the use of a person’s name without their authorization, just as the publication of messages, images, and videos in someone else’s name (in this case, myself), is a form of impersonation and criminal activity that is punishable by international law and the laws of each country. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
On the other hand, I want to share with you a video on the Forum “Educating to Remember,” that took place in Caracas, Venezuela; and next Sunday we will be seeing the remainder of activities carried out by the Embassy in Venezuela and Chile. We are working and we will continue doing so because we have the desire to do more for building a culture of peace.
On this occasion we read in John, chapter 6, verses 47 to 58, and Deuteronomy, chapter 8, verse 1 to 3. Let us go to Deuteronomy, chapter 8. It says:
“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”
May God bless our souls with His Word and allow us to understand It.
“THE SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR EACH TIME.”
The Lord Jesus Christ, in Matthew, chapter 4, verse 4, says: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Because that which comes out of the mouth of God is the Word of God.
This spiritual food in each time is the promised Word of God for each stage of His people, both for the Old Testament…, which is type and figure of the New Covenant, of the New Testament.
There the manna, which was food for the body, represents the Prince Messiah, and consequently, the Word. This is why the Scripture tells us in John, chapter 6, verse 26 and on:
“Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled (in other words, they followed Him because of material things, for the meat).
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.”
And now, the food that abides unto eternal life, Jesus Christ says that it will be given by the Son of Man.
Then in the same chapter 6, verses 32 and on, says – the Jews said… verse 30 and on:
“They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
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.
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.”
Who will Christ resurrect at the Last day in eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified bodies? His believers, who throughout the different stages of the Church have died with their faith set on Christ.
Those people who have believed in Christ have been baptized in water in His Name and Christ has baptized them with the Holy Spirit: they have been born in the Kingdom of God; and therefore, although those people have died physically, they go to Paradise, they continue living in their heavenly bodies; and when Christ passes through Paradise, after ending His Work of Intercession in Heaven, He will bring them.
At the present, Christ is in Heaven, in the House of our heavenly Father, in the seventh dimension, as High Priest making intercession for all those who will receive Him as their only and sufficient Savior.
When He completes His Church, when He completes His work, He will come out of the Throne of Intercession, and He will become the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and He will take the Title Deed, which is the Book sealed with the seven seals (of Revelation, chapter 5), He will open It in Heaven, and He will come with It to reclaim all those who have received Him as Savior (who have died), and He will resurrect them in glorified bodies; and to those of us who are alive, He will change us. That is the promise for every believer in Christ, of all the stages of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It continues saying: Verse 47 and on of chapter 6 of John:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am that bread of life.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, how can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.”
To eat the flesh and to drink the Blood of the Son of Man, of Christ, is to believe in Christ, in His Sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross and in His Blood shed on Calvary’s Cross; to believe in that Sacrifice that He carried out with His physical body and believe in the Blood of Christ. By believing, the person is eating the body, the flesh, and is drinking the Blood. That is why at the last Supper that Christ had with His disciples in Matthew, chapter 26, verses 26 and on, says:
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body (He is representing His physical body in the bread).
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
And He is representing His Blood in the wine; just as in representation of the body of Christ that would be crucified and the representation of the Blood of Christ, which would be shed on Calvary’s Cross, we take the Holy Supper, where one eats the bread of the Holy Supper in remembrance of Christ as a type and figure of the body of Christ, which was crucified, and one drinks the wine in remembrance as type and figure of the Blood of Christ, which was shed on Calvary’s Cross, in remembrance, in memory of Christ and His Sacrifice for us on Calvary’s Cross. The Holy Supper is a memorial.
Just as the washing of the feet is also a memorial in which we continue reminding ourselves that Christ as the High Priest, with His Blood keeps us clean from all sin; because when we commit an error, fault or sin we confess it to Christ, and Christ forgives us and He cleanses us with His Blood from all sin; and thus He keeps us clean before God.
This is why the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Church without blemish and without wrinkles, because Christ keeps Her clean with His Blood ⏤and consequently⏤ every member of the Mystical Body of Christ is too.
Through the different stages of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Message of Christ, the Gospel of Christ, has been proclaimed; and the Message that comes for each stage of His Church is the Word of the Lord being revealed to the believers in each age, in the fulfillment of what God has promised for each stage of the Church. And that which is promised for each stage is preached, and Christ fulfills it, and that is the spiritual food for the soul of every believer.
Because Christ is the Word; and when that part of the Word is fulfilled, that part of Christ is being fulfilled; and he who hears and receives the revelation of the Word of God for the time in which he lives, by receiving and by believing it, he is eating the spiritual food for the time in which he was chosen to live.
As in other times… How is the spiritual food represented? In the manna. In Revelation, chapter 2, verse 17, where it tells us:
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (in other words, that it is Christ in Holy Spirit speaking to His Church, from age to age). To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna (the hidden Manna, the Word revealed for each time), and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
Notice how many blessings Christ promises for His believers who make up His Church!
Here we find that Christ is the Manna, the Bread that descended from Heaven; and consequently, Christ being the Word, the Word that was made flesh and dwelt in the midst of the human beings (according to John, chapter 1, verse 14), the Word of God is Christ in the form of a letter, in written Word form, and in the form of the spoken Word.
And when His promises have been fulfilled, it is still Christ in the form of fulfilled Word. And he who eats of that Bread ⏤in other words, he who believes⏤, is spiritually eating that spiritual food for the time in which he is called upon to live.
The spiritual food for the time in which the person is chosen to live is what God has promised to do and He does so; and that is Christ, the Word made a reality in the midst of the people.
Therefore, from stage to stage, there is spiritual food that brings a spiritual awakening, a spiritual revival for the soul of the human being; that is why Christ says1: “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
It is important to know which has been the promised Word of God for each time, and above of all, the Word that corresponds to our time, the Message of God for our time, which is promised in the promises that have to be fulfilled in this end time.
That spiritual food feeds us spiritually, it strengthens us, it makes us strong so that we can continue onward serving Christ every day of our lives, until we reach our transformation, our glorification, in the Second Coming of Christ; because He comes to resurrect the dead believers in Him and to transform those of us who will be alive at that time.
“THE SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR EACH TIME.”
Just as the spiritual food is typified in the manna, and it is also typified in other symbols, the Reverend William Branham represented the spiritual food of past ages ⏤for example⏤ in rabbits to feed the believers spiritually.
In other words, the spiritual food of the Word of God for past times, and especially for the seventh stage of the Church, was represented in little animals; and for our time it is represented in squirrels, which represents the revelation of of Revelation, the revelation of the Seven Seals of the book of Revelation as a spiritual food for our soul, to strengthen us and to keep us steadfast in the Gospel of Christ, serving Him all the days of our lives, and awaiting our transformation and rapture.
That is how they have also been waiting in other times. The believers in Christ have been awaiting the Second Coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of the believers who are alive.
And now, it is our turn to await the Second Coming of Christ in this time, the resurrection of the dead believers in Christ and our transformation, because these are promises that have to be fulfilled; and those who lived in each time have been expecting it, and we still continue to wait for those promises because at some point in time He will fulfill each one of them, at the right time.
And the spiritual food that gives us faith always comes, and it increases our faith, to believe and await the fulfillment of those promises; because what God is going to do, is already prophesied, it is already in the written Word; and what God does is to make a reality what He promised and is written.
And that is the spiritual food, which is given to us, the Message from behalf of God that is given to us so that our faith is based on Christ and His Word; because He is the Word.
Just as there is food for the physical body, there is food for the soul. He who does not feed his body: becomes weak and dies physically; and he that does not feed his soul with the Word of God: gets weak and dies spiritually; but he who feeds his soul with the Word of God: remains strong, in good spiritual health, and lives, and is alive spiritually, and expects the promises of God for the time in which he has been chosen to live.
It has been like that from age to age, from stage to stage in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that is how it is today for those of us who are alive in this time. Always keep a good spiritual diet, the diet relevant to our time.
Since we live in the West, in the American Continent, where the sun sets (and the sun sets in the afternoon), the spiritual food for this time is a spiritual Supper of the Word of God for the Church to feed our soul.
Do not be careless with your spiritual diet. Keep up with your spiritual diet in order to keep your spiritual health with God: eating of Christ, the Word, and being strengthened by His Spirit.
Remember that just like the physical food is converted into life, living cells for our body; the Word of God, which is our spiritual food for the soul, becomes spiritual cells for our soul, to grow.
Remember that faith comes by hearing the Word of the Lord; and just as faith is born by hearing the Word, faith increases by continuing to hear and receive the Word of the Lord, which is: by eating the spiritual food for our time.
God wants sons and daughters who are spiritually healthy, well-fed; and since dinner is the strongest meal that a greater part of families usually have, the food for our time is the strongest; it is the spiritual food of the revelation of the Book sealed with seven seals, the revelation contained in that Book of the Seven Seals of Revelation, chapter 5, verse 1 and on, which the Mighty Angel who descends from Heaven brings in Revelation, chapter 10, and then gives It to apostle John the to eat, so that he may prophesy with and of that which he ate.
It was sweet in his mouth but bitter in his belly. Sweet when eating it up and speaking it; but afterwards, due to the persecutions, it tasted bitter, bitterness, because of all the persecutions that he would suffer; and he is type and figure of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and His messengers from stage to stage, eating the Word for the time in which they are called upon to live.
It is mainly for this time, where that which happened with John ascending to Heaven and seeing everything that was shown to him, and then seeing the Mighty Angel coming down from Heaven with the Little Book open in His hand and giving It to him, represents what God will do in this end time with His Church, bringing the Title Deed and thus revealing the mystery contained in those Seals of Revelation, chapter 5, which were opened in Heaven, except for the Seventh Seal, which is the Second Coming of Christ, the Coming of the Mighty Angel with the Little Book opened in His hand; a mystery that will be revealed to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in this end time to receive the faith to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
That is why just as Christ spoke in each stage to His Church and spoke to His Church through different messengers, for this end time He will speak to Her consecutively; and that is the Voice of Christ crying out as when a lion roars, and seven thunders uttering their voices; and the content of what those Seven Thunders reveal is the mystery of the Second Coming of Christ, which was not revealed to the Church in past times, but it will be revealed in this end time to obtain faith to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. The Seven Thunders of the Mighty Angel that descends from Heaven, of Christ, will give us faith to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Therefore, that spiritual food, which we will be eating in this time, will give us faith to be transformed. It is around that revealed Word that our transformation will be materialized. This is why the spiritual food for the soul is so important for the time in which the person is chosen to live.
“THE SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR EACH TIME.”
And now, recognizing the time in which we were chosen to live, we receive the spiritual food for our soul; so that our transformation materializes around that Word, that food, and then the rapture or catching away to go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
If there is anyone who has not yet received Christ as Savior, you may do so at this time and we will be praying for you so that Christ may receive you and forgive you and give you eternal life.
There is no other Savior; there is only one, and His Name is: Lord Jesus Christ. Christ said: “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life.” He also said: “Except ye eat my flesh and drink my blood, ye have no life in you, (in other words, he does not have eternal life).2”
Therefore, eternal life is linked to Christ, who is the One who has eternal life, and the exclusivity of eternal life to give to those who receive Him as only and sufficient Savior.
Those in different nations who have not come to the Feet of Christ, you too may come so that Christ may receive you and give you eternal life.
Christ said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.” John, chapter 10, verses 27 to 30.
And He also said: “He that is of God heareth God’s words.” He who is of God hears the Voice of God. There is no other way of receiving – to receive eternal life.
“He that is of God heareth God’s words…”
And those who do not want to hear It, notice what Christ says:
“…ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God (those who didn’t want to hear the Voice of God speaking through Jesus).”
That is what He says. And He always spoke the truth.
And He also said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John, chapter 14, verse 16. And the verse I had quoted to you all before, is John, chapter 8, verse 47.
It is a great blessing and privilege for us to have received Christ as our Savior, for having heard His Voice, His Word, His Message, His Gospel; and to continue hearing His Voice, and thus feeding our soul. Which identifies us as people who have heard His Voice, and continue hearing His Voice, and we are eating the flesh of the Son of Man and drinking His Blood, in spiritual terms.
By receiving the Holy Spirit we are receiving the Life of the Blood, we are drinking the Life of the Blood, which is the Holy Spirit; and this is how we have the Blood of Christ applied within our hearts.
Let us stand up to pray for the people who are in different nations who have come to the Feet of Christ at this time. With our eyes shut and our hands raised to Christ, to Heaven:
Our Father who art in Heaven, I come to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ with all these people who are receiving Christ as Savior in different countries, different churches, different congregations and in different nations. Lord, receive them in Your Kingdom, I pray to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Now repeat this prayer after me, those of you who have come to the Feet of Christ at this time:
Lord Jesus Christ, I heard the preaching of Your Gospel and Your faith was born in my heart.
I believe in You with all my soul, I believe in Your First Coming and I believe in Your Name as the only name under Heaven given unto men whereby we may be saved. I believe in Your death on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for our sins.
I recognize that I am a sinner and that I need a Savior. I give public testimony of Your faith in me and of my faith in You, and I receive You as my only and sufficient Savior. I pray You forgive my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood of all sin, and may You baptize me with Holy Spirit and Fire after I have been baptized in water in Your Name; and may You produce in me the new birth.
I want to be born in Your Kingdom, I want to live eternally with You in Your Kingdom. Make a reality in me the salvation you purchased for me on Calvary’s Cross. I pray to You in Your Eternal and glorious Name, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen and amen.
Those who are receiving Christ as Savior on this occasion will ask from the bottom of your hearts: “When can you baptize me? I want to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord as soon as possible, because He said3: ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.’ When can you baptize me?”
You may be baptized; and may Christ baptize you with Holy Spirit and Fire, and produce the new birth in you.
The baptism in water does not take away sin, it is typological; it is the Blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin.
Christ Himself was baptized by John the Baptist. John did not want to baptize Him and Jesus told him: “For thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness,” and then he baptized Him. And if Jesus had the need to be baptized by John, how much more do we have the need to be baptized! although it is typological.
In the baptism in water, the person identifies with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. That is the symbolism of the baptism in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ; for which, it is also a memorial, like the Holy Supper and also the washing of feet.
When the person receives Christ, he dies to the world; when the ministers submerges him into the baptismal waters, he is typologically being buried; and when he is risen from the baptismal waters, he is resurrecting to a new life: to the eternal life with Christ in His eternal Kingdom. The typology, the symbolism of the baptism in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ is as simple as that.
You may be baptized; and may Christ baptize you with Holy Spirit and Fire, and produce the new birth in you. And we will continue seeing each other for all eternity in the Kingdom of Christ our Savior.
We will continue to see each other these days and also next Sunday.
May God bless you and keep you all.
I leave Reverend Jose Benjamin Perez with you here, and in each country I leave each minister to tell those who have received Christ what they must do to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May God bless you and keep you all.
“THE SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR EACH TIME.”