Good evening, beloved friends and brethren present for this farewell of the year, to welcome the year 2000; and thus enter the new year to serve Christ in the new year, and work in His Work every day of the new year that God allows us to live on this Earth.
Welcome also all visitors; and may God bless you greatly and allow you to understand the time we are living in.
Tonight, I would like to read in Matthew, chapter 24, verse 3 and on, where it says:
“And as he (Jesus) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
“THE THINGS THAT ARE PROPHESIED FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.” That is our subject for this occasion.
When the human race has always arrived at the last years of a century, the soul, the heart, the spirit of human beings, has always had a spiritual shaking and they have asked themselves: “Will this be the end of the world which Jesus Christ our Savior spoke of? Will this be the end of the world in which Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, will send His Angels with a Great Voice of Trumpet and they will call and gather His elect?”
There was always, at the end of the past centuries, that restlessness and that question in the soul of all human beings who have read the Bible and believe what the Bible contains, and believe in our beloved Lord Jesus Christ and know that His prophecies must be fulfilled.
Of the things that will happen at the end of that century of which Christ spoke, the prophets of the Old Testament also spoke and the apostles of Jesus Christ also spoke; and at the end of some century those prophecies must be fulfilled.
Now, in order to understand the fulfillment of those prophecies we need to know which are the prophecies relevant to the end of the century; end of the world of which Jesus Christ our Savior spoke.
When Jesus Christ spoke of the end of the world, He pointed out that for that time the wheat and the tares will have reached maturity. In the parable of the wheat and the tares, Jesus Christ our Savior says in chapter 13 of Matthew, when in the parable the servants saw that tares were born in the field…, in the field where the Son of Man, the Sower, sowed the good seed, in other words, sowed the wheat…
This parable of the wheat and the tares is a parable that contains mysteries not understood by the human race; mysteries that from the Garden of Eden until now have been fulfilled, and the human race hasn’t yet realized those mysteries contained in that parable.
Let us remember that Jesus taught us, in this parable, that there is wheat in the field, but there are also tares. In this parable, notice, the workers say to their master: “Why are there tares in the field, did you not sow good seed? He said, “An enemy man came and sowed tares in the field.” And now, the workers say to him… Here in chapter 13, verse 27 and on, it says:
“So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Then, when they ask Christ the meaning of this parable, notice what Christ answers His disciples: In the same chapter 13, verse 34 and on, He says:
“All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”1
In these parables there are things that are hidden since the foundation of the world for the understanding of human beings; but these things are placed in these parables spoken by our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
For example, in this parable we have the wheat and the tares; and there He shows us the origin of the wheat and the origin of the tares. And this is a mystery that even the human being through science hasn’t yet understood; and the human being is still searching for the origin of life, but he hasn’t yet understood the origin of the human being.
And now, we continue reading where it then says:
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the devil (in other words, the one who sowed the tares); the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
In this parable of the wheat and the tares, we have the children of the evil one represented in the tares, and we have the children of God represented in the wheat, the children of the Kingdom.
And now, this parable testifies that there are children of God and there are children of the devil; a painful truth on the one hand, but a glorious truth on the other hand; a painful truth to know that there are children of the evil one here on Earth; but a glorious truth to know that there are sons and daughters of God on this planet Earth. Therefore, there is good and evil on this planet Earth; there are the children of Light, who are the children of the Kingdom, and there are the children of darkness, who are the children of the evil one.
Christ, speaking of the children of the evil one, in Matthew, chapter 15, verse 13, said:
“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.”
That is, the tares, He will remove the tares from the Earth; for who sowed the tares? The devil; who sowed the wheat? The Son of Man. Therefore, the tares weren’t sown by the Son of Man, they weren’t sown by God, but by the devil; therefore, the tares will be removed from the field. These are biblical truths that we can’t ignore.
Now, the important thing is for each person to know that all those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, wash their sins in the Blood of Christ and receive His Holy Spirit: They obtain the new birth, and are born as sons and daughters of God. That is the wheat of which Christ spoke.
And now notice, in chapter 3 of Matthew, Jesus Himself says, verse 10 and on:
“And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Notice how the promise is that the fan is in the hand of Christ, who will purge His floor and gather His wheat into the barn. And for this end time in which we live, it is the time when the wheat harvest, gathering of the wheat and the tares, must be carried out; that harvest must be carried out in this end time.
Now, for the end of the world Christ promises to send His Angels with a Great Voice of Trumpet to call and gather all His elect; in other words, to call and gather all the wheat to be placed in the Barn of God.
Now, the calendar has been changed; today we don’t have the same calendar that we had in the days of Jesus; and therefore, for the human race, the calendar doesn’t give exactly the time in which we live before God. But all this works together for good, so that we are all always waiting for the fulfillment of the prophecies of the end of time, of the end of the world.
And now, according to the Gregorian calendar we are on December 31, 1999; but the calendar was moved back by 7 years to place the time when Jesus was born, to place it as the first year of the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, the calendar that is used among the gentiles, mainly among the gentiles who believe in Jesus Christ, that calendar currently has 1999 years from Christ until now; that calendar consists of 365 days and a quarter [365¼]; and according to that calendar, from the birth of Christ until now, 1999 years have already passed.
Christ was born 4 to 7 years before the beginning of the fifth millennium, in other words, Christ was born 4 to 7 years before the end of the fourth millennium; in other words, Christ was born at the end of the century and end of the fourth millennium, in other words, He was born in the last decade of the fourth millennium; therefore, Christ being born at the end of that century appears as a very great sign in the midst of the Hebrew people.
But look, at the end of that century [of the fourth millennium], in the last decade a sign appeared in the sky called the Star of Bethlehem, which was seen by some wise men —which are called sages— who came from the East2; and they, upon noticing that Star… They were living there in Babylon, where Abraham had lived; and from there they look towards the land of Israel, they see that Star in the sky, that sign in the sky, and they recognize that that is the sign of the First Coming of Christ, the sign in the sky of which the prophet Balaam3 had spoken (although he was a false prophet, but he had the anointing of God, and God spoke to him).
And now, a Star would come out of Bethlehem, out of Israel, a Star would come out of Israel; and there was a Star in the sky as a sign of the First Coming of Christ; the sign of the Son of Man was seen in the sky, in the last decade of the fourth millennium. And in the last…, the last decade of the last century of the fourth millennium, there was the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, signaling that the Son of Man was already on Earth. But if you were going to look for the Son of Man on Earth, it was a baby being born in Bethlehem of Judea.
That sign of the Son of Man was in heaven for two years being seen. See how long that sign was being seen in heaven; and yet, the Council of the Hebrew religion, the Sanhedrin Council (composed of 70 Hebrew wise men in religious matters, in other words, 70 theologians, doctors of divinity), headed that religious council of the Hebrew religion, the Sanhedrin Council; headed that religious council of the Hebrew people by the high priest), you see, these people could see that in the sky there was that Star, but they didn’t know the meaning of that Star, they didn’t know that it was the sign of the First Coming of the Son of Man to Earth.
But there were some wise men who knew, for they were Hebrew descendants, of those who were taken captive to Babylon; therefore, they knew the Scriptures; and there the prophet Daniel had left his writings, his visions, his prophecies, which they believed.
But notice how those religious wise men of the Hebrew people; that is, the official religion of the Hebrew people, Judaism, with the Law of Moses established, missed the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, which was testifying that the Messiah was already on Earth.
And according to the prophecies for that time: The Messiah had to be born in Bethlehem of Judea,4 and had to be born through a virgin,5 who would be a descendant of King David, in whom the Coming would be fulfilled, the birth of “the seed of the woman,” who would bruise the devil in the head, although the devil would bruise him in the heel6 (that is, in the heels). That was the crucifixion of Christ, being crucified and His hands and feet nailed to the Calvary’s Cross.
Now, how could such a great sign as that have escaped the theologians of the Hebrew religion at that time? Because God blinded the eyes of the wise and the knowledgeable.
Notice how the sign of the Son of Man escaped them, that sign of the Son of Man testifying that the Messiah was on Earth, who was fulfilling the promise of being born in Bethlehem of Judea.
And now, with the First Coming of Christ to Earth, not everything ended, but a dispensation would end, because a new dispensation would begin. The Dispensation of the Law would come to an end and a new dispensation would begin, the Dispensation of Grace, which is the sixth dispensation. With the coming of the Messiah, notice, a dispensational intertwining would take place.
In the dispensational intertwinings there are great spiritual struggles; in other words, a war, a spiritual battle, takes place.
And now, the person in whom the coming of the dispensational messenger for a new dispensation is fulfilled, has great struggles, a great spiritual war takes place, and they try to destroy that dispensational messenger.
Notice, the dispensational messengers, like Adam, the devil tried to destroy him; Seth, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and for the Last Day the Angel of Jesus Christ, who is the seventh dispensational prophet for the seventh dispensation, the Dispensation of the Kingdom.
Just as there was a battle, a struggle, a spiritual war: when an age came to an end and a new age was intertwined, and God sent a new messenger for a new age, a war, a spiritual battle took place; a religious or spiritual war took place. And those who remained in an age that had already come to an end, persecuted those who had begun a new age with a new messenger.
So it is also when a new dispensation intertwines with the dispensation that has come to its end: those of the dispensation that is coming to its end or that has come to its end, see as a danger that man that God sends, they don’t recognize him as the Messenger of God, and they make war on him; and a spiritual war takes place.
That is what we saw in the First Coming of Christ, that spiritual war that took place there, in which they persecuted Christ and even called Him Beelzebub; they rejected Him, they didn’t want to receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the children of God.7
And in the new dispensation, the Dispensation of Grace, all who receive Him as their Savior and wash their sins in His Blood and receive His Holy Spirit: they are born as children of God in the Kingdom of God. But this will end at some point, when the last of God’s elect enters into the Mystical Body of Christ, for the last of God’s elect will have been born into the Kingdom of God; and then the Door of Mercy will be closed, as the door of the ark was closed in Noah’s time. And from then on there will be no more opportunity to believe in Christ, to wash away the sins in the Blood of Christ and receive His Holy Spirit, and obtain the new birth; and God will finish dealing with the gentiles because He will have completed His Church.
And then He will come out from the Throne of Intercession in Heaven, He will take the Title Deed, the Book of the Seven Seals, the Book sealed in the right hand of Him who sits on the Throne, in Revelation, chapter 5, verse 1 and on; He will take that Book sealed with seven seals, which is the Title Deed of the Heavens and the Earth.
That means that after Adam fell, to whom God had given the Title Deed, then God took the Title Deed and has kept it in His right hand; and has been working on Earth according to the content of that Title Deed.
And when the Divine Program contained in that Title Deed has been completed, then Christ will have finished His Work of Intercession in Heaven; for He is making intercession in Heaven, at the Throne of God, in the Most Holy Place of the spiritual or heavenly Temple of God; because Jesus Christ is the High Priest Melchizedek, who had appeared to the prophet and patriarch Abraham in chapter 14 of Genesis, and had given bread and wine to Abraham, when Abraham returned from the victory obtained against those kings who had taken Lot and his family captive.8
Then, on another occasion, He also appeared to him as Elohim, the day before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; and there appeared with Elohim the Archangels Gabriel and Michael; they were all materialized, therefore, they could eat with Abraham.9
And now, notice why Christ could say in John, chapter 8, verse 56 to 58, it says (Jesus says):
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
And how was Jesus before Abraham? And what was Jesus like before He came to Earth in human flesh? What was Jesus like before He was in the midst of the Hebrew people in that veil of flesh that was born through the virgin Mary?
Jesus is none other than the Elohim who appeared to Abraham and ate with Abraham; and He is the Melchizedek who appeared to Abraham and gave Abraham bread and wine; and He is the Angel of the Lord, the Angel of the Covenant, who appeared to Moses and said: “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
In Exodus, chapter 3, verse 1 to 16, we find the conversation that God has, that the Angel of the Lord has with Moses. And Moses wanted to know the Name of God, because the Name of God is in His Angel, the Angel of the Covenant, the Angel of the Lord, which is a body of the sixth dimension in which God was manifested in all His fullness. Therefore, the Angel of the Lord is the same God, the same Jehovah, manifested in a theophanic body of the sixth dimension.
From that theophanic body of the sixth dimension, similar to our body, but of another dimension, God created the entire universe: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That is why in Genesis, chapter 1, verse 1, it says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; and then in John, chapter 1, verse 1 onwards, it says:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life;…”
There we have the origin of life; an origin that scientists are searching for but haven’t yet come to know the origin of life.
“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness;…”
But what happened? The darkness didn’t understand it, didn’t understand that Light. Let’s see how it says it here, so that we have it as it is:
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.”
John was saying that the Messiah would come after him, the Christ, to whom he was preparing the way; and he was announcing that it would be a man who would come after him.
A man, a male, a prophet, who would come after John, would be the Messiah, to whom he would be preparing the way. And notice who that man would be. He says:
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…”
The true Light that enlightens every man, the Word that was with God and was God, came to this world. In other words, the Angel of the Lord, the Angel of the Covenant, that man of the sixth dimension, who is God Himself in an angelic body, came to this world; He came to this world to be in the midst of the human race as a man in the midst of men.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not (the Hebrew people didn’t receive Him).
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Now, notice that by being born on this Earth through our earthly parents, we are not born as sons and daughters of God. When we believe in Jesus Christ our Savior and wash our sins in His Blood, and receive His Spirit, then we obtain the new birth; and thus we are born as sons and daughters of God in the Kingdom of God; and thus we are identified with the wheat.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
In other words, it is not by natural birth through our earthly parents that we are born as children of God, but when we believe in Christ and receive His Spirit; that is when we are born as sons and daughters of God in the Kingdom of God.
That is why Christ spoke to Nicodemus about a new birth; He told him: “Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one is born again, he can’t see the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven (that is, he can’t understand it).”10
Nicodemus was interested in the Kingdom of God and asked: “How can this be done? (For he was already old. And he says to Him): Can a man when he is old enter his mother’s womb and be born?” Christ says to him: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, he can’t enter in the Kingdom of God (or into the Kingdom of God)”; he can’t enter, because it requires that new birth by believing in Christ and receiving His Holy Spirit, to be able to enter the Kingdom of God; and thus to be manifested, born, in the Kingdom of God, as a son or daughter of God.
And now, we continue the reading here, in verse 14 of this same chapter 1 of John, where it says:
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
The Word, who was with God and was God and created the whole universe, became flesh and dwelt in the midst of the Hebrew people. And when the Word became flesh, the Angel of the Lord, the Angel of the Covenant, when He became flesh: He became man in the midst of the Hebrew people and was known by the name of Jesus.
Notice who our beloved Lord Jesus Christ is. He is the Word who was with God and was God, and created the whole universe, who became flesh, became man, in the midst of the human race, to carry out the Work of Redemption on Calvary’s Cross.
But before carrying out that Work on Calvary’s Cross, He had to be born on Earth, in Bethlehem of Judea, according to the prophecy. A prophecy that was fulfilled at the end of the last century of the fourth millennium. And He grew up in the midst of Israel, although He spent some time in Egypt, but He grew up in the midst of the Hebrew people in Nazareth, although He was born in Bethlehem of Judea.
He was living in the midst of the Hebrew people and very few knew that the First Coming of the Messiah was already fulfilled. And this is a great mystery: that the fulfillment of the First Coming of the Messiah was in the midst of the Hebrew people, and the doctors of theology, of the Hebrew religion, didn’t know that the First Coming of Christ was already fulfilled in their midst.
And the Messiah in their midst, working as a carpenter in Nazareth, also receiving pay for the work…; in other words, living as one of the human beings. And everything was like that until it was His time to begin His messianic ministry, which would last three and a half years, and which would fulfill the first three and a half years of the seventieth week; and would leave three and a half years to be fulfilled in the end time, after He finishes dealing with His Church, to deal again with the Hebrew people during those three and a half final years of the seventieth week; and thus complete the seventieth week; because they are seventy weeks of years that God would be dealing with the Hebrew people, to then begin the Millennial Kingdom.11
But notice, in the middle of the seventieth week a gap would open for God to deal with the gentiles as individuals and call a people for His Name12; and thus to have born again sons and daughters of God, born in the Kingdom of God; to give them in the Last Day, which is the seventh millennium, an eternal, immortal and glorified body, equal to the glorified body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
In other words, God closes His dealings with the gentiles or among the gentiles when every last one of God’s elect enters into the Mystical Body of Christ, and Christ then comes out of the Throne of Intercession, takes the Title Deed, opens it and claims all that He has redeemed with His precious Blood, and resurrects the dead in Christ in eternal bodies and transforms us who are alive; and we all have an eternal, immortal and glorified body equal to the body of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.
Thus Christ will close His work among the gentiles, and then He will begin to deal with the Hebrew people. He will call and gather His elect of the Hebrew people with the same Great Trumpet Voice of the Gospel of the Kingdom, which 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.
And when that call is seen, and the Hebrews begin to receive the Message, it will be a sign that the Mystical Body of Christ will have been completed.
And now, for that call God will adopt His Angel Messenger; and when He adopts Him, then the signs and wonders that were seen, which God showed to the Reverend William Branham in the Tent Vision, will be being fully fulfilled under the ministry of that Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ when he is adopted.
Now, notice, Christ in order to carry out the Work of Redemption on Calvary’s Cross first had to be born, grow, begin His ministry; and when He had already about three years of ministry, He went to Mount Transfiguration with Peter, James and John, and His face shone like the sun, His garments shone as the light, and there appeared, on each side of Jesus, Moses and Elijah.13 There He showed them the order of His Second Coming, and there He showed them the order of His Second Coming.
Now, since we are in the end time, we know that for this end time the ministries of the Angels of the Son of Man must be manifested on Earth, calling and gathering with the Great Voice of Trumpet of the Gospel of the Kingdom all the elect of God, first of all of the Church of Jesus Christ, in other words, of Christianity, being called and gathered in the Golden Age, the Age of the Cornerstone, in the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And then those same ministries of the Angels of the Son of Man (which are the ministries of the Two Olive Trees of Revelation, chapter 11, and Zechariah, chapter 4; those same ministries of the Two Olive Trees, which are the ministries of Moses for the second time and Elijah for the fifth time) will call and gather 144,000 Hebrews. And my desire, therefore, is that it will be in this year 2000.
It has always been my desire that it would be in the present year in which I am living. Therefore, on my part I will do my part so that the Mystical Body of Christ may continue to be completed; because after the Mystical Body of Christ is completed, then God will call and gather 144,000 Hebrews.
So I will continue working among the gentiles, in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, until the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is completed. In other words, I will not leave the midst of the Church of Jesus Christ for the Hebrew people until the last of the elect of God in the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ is completed. Until the elect of the Church of Jesus Christ are completed I will be with you working in the Work of Jesus Christ in the midst of His Church, in the Age of the Cornerstone.
And it is in the midst of the Church of Jesus Christ, in the Age of the Cornerstone, that I will also be adopted, I will be transformed, and I will have an eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified body. And who else? You too. And our desire, then, is that it will be in this year 2000. But who decides it? Our God. Our beloved Lord Jesus Christ is the one who decides the moment. And it will be when the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ is complete.
So let us work in the Work of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us work for the completion of the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ; let us work in all the works and for the Mystical Body of Christ to remain united, to remain in the same mind, the same understanding; and all united in divine love. Never pulling some to one side and others to another side, but united in divine love, and working together in the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Christ will continue to make known to us all things that we need to know. In the same way He has always done it, has been doing it in our time and will continue to do it; therefore, let no one try to get ahead of the revelation He is giving us. What we haven’t understood so far, we will understand later, as He continues to speak directly to our soul.
Let us always be united in divine love, always meeting in the congregation where Christ has placed us; both you in Puerto Rico and all of you who are through the internet or through the telephone line, or through television, or through the satellite that is transmitting on this occasion. And continue working and opening more congregations to be fed with the Word of God, and God continues adding to His Church those who are to be saved, as it is in the Scripture.
And as God continues to work, the glorious moment of our transformation (which we hope and need to be soon, because our bodies can’t last many years, because they are mortal, corruptible and temporary) will come closer and closer.
If someone needs the transformation, if someone needs the new body, I am the first one; and I want to soon receive the new body, in which I will also be working in the Work of the Lord.
And we would say that our new bodies will be debuted when we receive them in those 30 or 40 days that we will be here on Earth, when the dead in Christ will be resurrected and we will be transformed.
As Christ when He resurrected: the saints of the Old Testament resurrected with Him, as the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter 27, verses 51 to 53 tells us, and appeared to many in the city; and Jesus Himself appeared resurrected to His disciples; and He was on Earth already resurrected for about 40 days, appearing to His disciples on different occasions (no less than eight occasions) and speaking to them of the Kingdom of God, and also doing signs and wonders in their midst.
So it will also be when the dead in Christ are resurrected and we are transformed. In other words, Christ will continue to work; and that is where the fullness of God will be in each one of us as individuals; and we will all be in the image and likeness of Christ: perfect persons with perfect and eternal bodies.
Now, all those blessings, we would like to receive all of them in this year 2000. I am the first one who would like them to come in this year 2000; but remember that it is decided by our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, I will be working in the Work of Christ in the missionary field, taking the Message to reach the last of God’s elect. And you too: all of you who wish that soon our transformation may come, let us work so that the Mystical Body of Christ may be completed; because when it is completed, is that those of us who are alive will be transformed, together with the dead in Christ who will resurrect.
Let us therefore be at work, and with our lives fixed before God, and with our hearts and souls believing all that Christ has promised and that which Christ has revealed; and so be prepared to be changed soon; though we know not in what year it shall be.
I have never told you the year in which the dead in Christ will resurrect and in which we will be changed, because He hasn’t revealed it to me. And even if He revealed it to me and He told me not to tell you, I will not be able to tell you either; but He hasn’t revealed it to me so far. He only showed me the millennium, He showed me that it is the Last Day, which is the last millennium; that is why we would enter the next millennium (now, notice…), which is the seventh millennium.
According to the prophetic calendar we are already in the seventh millennium, from Adam until now, for years. According to the prophetic calendar we are around the year 2020 to the year 2030 and something; but we don’t know. Even with the prophetic calendar we wouldn’t know the exact year in which we will be transformed.
But when the Mystical Body of Christ is completed we will be transformed and the dead in Christ resurrected; and we will be ready, prepared, for that transformation. Therefore, we have to be ready waiting for our transformation all the days of our life.
And remember that for a person to be adopted… The adoption of a child of God took place when that child had been trained, taught by the Tutor; and that child had followed the teachings of the Tutor, and had learned the Business of his Lord, and had worked in them; and showed that he was interested in the Business of his Father.
Christ at the age of 12 said: “It is expedient for me to be about my Father’s business.”14 And how was He? Working in the Business of His heavenly Father.
And so it is also convenient for us to be working in the Business of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ; and to be, in this year 2000, in the entrance to this year 2000 where we are entering, entering the year 2000, what for? To stand before the Son of Man.
To stand before the Son of Man, we are entering the year 2000, to receive from Christ, the Son of Man, the blessings that He has for us in this year 2000.
We expect great blessings from Jesus Christ. But now the question is: And what can Jesus Christ expect from each one of you and from me? It is good that we propose in our hearts all that we want Him to receive from us in this year 2000.
We want Him to receive from us the best. We want Him to receive from us our whole being and use it in His Work all this year 2000.
We also want Him to receive our praise and our worship in this year 2000. We want Him to receive all our labor that we do for Him in His Work in this year 2000, and may it be a greater labor than we have done in previous years.
And may He receive from us a life totally consecrated to Him, in soul, spirit and body, to serve Him all the days of our life with fear, with trembling, with reverence and with divine love.
This year 2000 is a very important year for the human race, and in the Divine Program it is a very important year. I desire to be ready; and not only myself, but with the Age in which He has placed me in the midst of His Church.
I want all of us to be ready, prepared, for our transformation. Therefore, I will be giving you all that He will give me for all of you, things that will help you to be ready, prepared, to be transformed. And I will be asking Christ to give me everything I need to be transformed, and I will share it with all of you.
Pray much for me, I will pray for you; and I will be with you here every time I come to Puerto Rico; and I will be with you also in the different countries, in the occasions that I will be visiting your countries; this is for those who are through the Internet, television, or through the satellite or telephone line.
We have entered the year 2000 to stand before the Son of Man. The sign of the Son of Man was already manifested in heaven, was seen, on February 28, 1963; and already next February, on February 28, it will be… How many years? 37 years.
Remember that a sign is a sign. A sign was seen in heaven, formed by angels: the angel messengers of the seven ages of the Church and an Angel that was different from the others, an Angel of whom the Reverend William Branham said that he was the one that had the Seventh Seal15; therefore, that Angel has to fulfill the Seventh Seal here on Earth.
And when it is fulfilled, then Christ will have finished His Work of Redemption, of Intercession in Heaven; because already under the fulfillment of that Seventh Seal the Work of the Seventh Seal will have been carried out in the Last Day.
And now, that mysterious Angel is the one that will be in the midst of the Church of Jesus Christ fulfilling the Seventh Seal, carrying out the Work pertaining to the Seventh Seal.
The Church of Jesus Christ has always had angels of God, sent by God, to minister the Word and to bring great blessings from God.
The Church of Jesus Christ is the greatest thing that God has on Earth, and then the Hebrew people; because the Church of Jesus Christ is the heavenly Israel and the Hebrew people is the earthly Israel. Both peoples are very important before God; one typifies the other; therefore, there are great blessings for both peoples in this end time.
And in this year 2000, which we have entered to stand before the Son of Man, we expect great blessings for the Church of Jesus Christ and also for the Hebrew people.
May in this year 2000 the blessings of Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, be upon all of you and upon me also; and may soon the number of God’s elect be completed, and may we all soon be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. 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; and may you have a new year filled with the blessings of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Have a prosperous year 2000, full of spiritual and material prosperity. In the Eternal Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prosperous year 2000 to all of you!
I leave with us…
Before ending: I thank all those who have worked in the Work of Christ together with me, or me together with them; those who have worked here in Puerto Rico and in every country; all the ministers, their collaborators, and also all those who have worked in the different forms of work in the Work of Christ.
Also to those who have worked in the cameras, also in the offices, in Puerto Rico and in other countries. To Miguel and his wife. To Julio and all those who have been working with him in the offices; and in all the other places here in Puerto Rico, other dependencies. And to each one of you also, who as individuals have worked in the Work of Jesus Christ our Savior.
And I also thank all those who have collaborated with us for the purchase and payment of the land that has been acquired here in Puerto Rico for the Work of Christ: May God bless the ministers and their congregations that have collaborated so that we can meet these commitments that we have acquired.
I thank you, ministers, for your collaboration, and also your congregations, and each person in your congregations who as individuals have done it wholeheartedly for the Work of Jesus Christ here in Puerto Rico.
We have had our goals here; and God has been giving us blessing in abundance, spiritually and also materially.
And if He has given us more land is that He has something to carry out; which we will understand later, when He is carrying out what He has to carry out; for at some point He will adopt His elect of this Last Day, and He will also adopt the messenger of the Last Day.
And we are blessed in this Last Day, to be living in the most glorious age, the Golden Age, and working together with the messenger of Christ of the Last Day. It is truly a blessing to work in the Work of Christ in this end time.
I thank you all who have worked in the Work of Christ, all that you have done in the Work of Christ. And Christ will reward you at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, where He will distribute the rewards; and He will reward you also when He transforms us; and there we will have a very great reward: the crown of life.
Well, we will see each other next Sunday, at the same time as always in the morning, and then in the afternoon activity.
Pray much for me, so that He may give me all that He wants me to speak to you on Sunday morning and afternoon. And for the ministers who are here (and collaborators too, Miguel?): tomorrow at 2:00 in the afternoon Miguel and I will be with you in the meeting of ministers and collaborators, evangelists, collaborators, pastors and collaborators, in order to have the first meeting of ministers of this new year 2000.
Well, may God bless you greatly, may God keep you; and with us again Reverend Miguel Bermudez Marin.
Happy New Year 2000!
“THE THINGS THAT ARE PROPHESIED FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.”
1 Psalms 78:2
2 Matthew 2:1-5
3 Numbers 24:17
4 Matthew 2:3-6; Micah 5:2
5 Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:26-27
6 Genesis 3:15
7 John 1:12
8 Genesis 14:18-20
9 Genesis 18:1-8
10 John 3:1-7
11 Daniel 9:24-27
12 Acts 15:14
13 Matthew 17:1-6, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36
14 Luke 2:49
15 The Seals, page 558, paragraphs 275-276