Let us continue with this series about my vindication, and we are doing this following the orders of the Lord Jesus.
In this Bible study we will continue talking about what we mentioned in our previous article in this series regarding the power of God, His power of realization, (avowed by all creeds) which, without a doubt, allows God to do anything He needs to do on behalf of His Truth. This is what we call the power of realization of God.
In order to stop anyone from querying about if my vindication is possible or not, understand this:
If God can do all things, if He can resurrect people; why can’t He vindicate someone? (That is, to grant some qualities or restore what sin has impaired: Physical faculty and looks).
In our past biblical study we also mentioned that my vindication is a sign, just as the prophet Jonah was a sign when he was in the belly of a fish for three days. Jonah became the sign prior to the real sign which is the Calvary. The Son of Man (Jesus) spent three days in the heart of the earth. As I told you previously, this servant of yours, by God’s determination, will become a posterior figure of the Calvary. The intent of this event is to call the attention to the most basic teaching of the Scripture tell, that is, the history of Christ and his crucifixion, because this is the foundation of Christianity. His life, death and resurrection are the corner stone, the foundation of all the theological framework found in Scripture. What is about to happen with me is a sort of commemoration. This method has been chosen by the Lord and not by man.
The Firstfruits in Scripture
After establishing my vindication as an eschatological sign, let us consider two things: In first place let us see what is meant as the firstfruits in Scripture. The Scripture makes an interesting statement in 1 Corinthians 15:20:
and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep”.
Notice this: Christ has become the firstfruits of those “who have fallen asleep”
The word “firstfruits” speaks of “first”, which implies a high rank. The Scriptures speak about Christ as the “firstfruits”, title given pre-eminently to Him. Christ is the one with the highest hierarchical rank, the Principal of all princes, though He is not the only prince. Christ constitutes the first fruits of God’s purpose. God’s purpose is to make us come back to life, to the resurrection, which is the main foundation of the Christian faith. He (Christ) is the Firstfruit. The firsfruits, as mentioned in Exodus are manifested with the resurrection of our lord Jesus Christ.
The point I want to establish here is a middle-point on regards of two realities. These two realities are the following:
a- In reality, the dead know nothing at all, the dead are sleeping. This is true and I agree with this fact: The dead know nothing.
b- On the other hand, this truth we just mentioned about the dead does not exclude another fact; God gives specific privileges to some men that will not see death.
Christ projects all through his chosen people. In Scriptures it is written, in Acts chapter 2, in reference to Christ, “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (Psalms 16:10).
Therefore, Christ chooses some people that, in the context of this teaching, are firstfruits—who even when being dead are spoken of as alive. Let us read Matthew 22:32,
“I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living”
Notice that God does not say, “I will be the God of Abraham” but “I am”, (that is, now, in present progressive tense):
I am the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob. God is really saying that these men “are His servants, that they are alive, and that they are the firstfruits of those who sleep”.
There is so much biblical evidence on regards to the firstfruits: For example Moses was a firstfruit—his body was never found when he died. Moses is a case of a firstfruit prior to Christ; who constitutes the firstfruits and the One who has the highest rank; the One who is the foundation for the resurrection of all men.
General Resurrection and Partial Resurrection
When we look into the Scriptures we can clearly understand the process of resurrection. There is a general resurrection. In 1 Thessalonians 4, the apostle Paul speaks about this common or general resurrection. Nevertheless you must agree with me that there have been partial resurrections, which are the firsfruits. What I want to firmly establish is that there are firsfruits, who are a selected group of men that have received in advance the great blessing of eternal life: They have been already raised from the dead. There are no doubts about it.
It is imperative to acknowledge, as the Seventh-day Adventists say, that “the dead know nothing”; “For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten”(Ecclesiastes 9:5). However, notice that the biblical passage clearly refers to “the dead”, and is not making reference to those who are not dead. Those who are alive “do know” and these have become beings like the angels that can see and have knowledge of everything around them. Let us be clear: This does not mean they are ever-knowing or ever-present as God the Lord of all hosts is but they know and see everything in the sense that they are allowed to travel.
So, we are standing before a great truth that just a few have knowledge of. The Voice of the Third Angel and I, this servant of yours, are the ones who have re-discovered many things that had been dormant in Scripture but that now have been awaken and brought out to light through me, this servant of yours. Those who know me are well aware of this. Of course, one thing is to be aware of this fact and another is to acknowledge it.
I am firmly bringing to you this unrefutable doctrine about the firstfruits, which I define as those persons who already have an advance of their participation into the New Kingdom. This is an undeniable truth.
Resurrection order and the firstfruits of 1Corinthians 15
Let us sum up this introduction with the following analysis: Let us read 1 Corinthians 15:20-21 to see the whole context so the reader can clearly understand that the topic here is the order or sequence of the resurrection.
“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.”
(1 Corinthians 15:20-21)
First we see Adam as a representative, with his death all men also die. However, there is a different case with Christ. In Christ all men live we are all restored back to life; we are all resurrected because of Christ’s resurrection. Representation is synonym to the Gospel for it is one acting on behalf of the many. Let us continue reading,
“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive”
(1 Corinthians 15:22)
Adam acted in place of many, of his descendant but failed; Christ acted in place of many through his feat (his earthly pilgrimage), but triumphed and his triumph now belongs to us. Because of Christ we all have been given life. But pay attention to this key biblical passage, which will lead you to the specific point I want you to acknowledge and understand.
This key passage is:
“But each one in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming” (1 Corinthians 15:23)
These words are more than clear: “each one in his own order”. The main topic in this context is the order of resurrection, and this is the right order: Christ, then, the firstfruits; and then, those who are of Christ at His Coming.
There is a general resurrection in which all the believers will come back to life. However, this great truth does not deny this other truth, that there are also people who have been resurrected in advance or the firstfruits.
This is the true biblical order of the resurrection: Christ (the first and the One with the highest rank), the firstfruits (the second group composed of the privileged ones who are granted the blessing of life in heaven immediately after their decease), and “those who are Christ’s” (the large number of people who will be resurrected in the Second Coming of Christ—those who in the mean time they are resting, waiting to be awaken).
But there are still some of us who will not remain in the heart of the earth because God has appointed us to as belonging to his entourage or royal court. Therefore, we will not remain in a state of sleep or death.
Priviledges that God gives to Men
There are many things that can be inferred from all of this, which are as bright as sunlight and of which we will have a lot to say.
The Second Coming of Christ has been planned from long time ago. This is not an unplanned and disorganized enterprise but a well-structured and organized event. When Christ descend from heaven, he will come down with his angels along with his firstfruits, which will carry out their respective tasks during Christ’s return. This is something well planned: This is the total gathering and lifting of the Church.
Those men whom God appointed to carry out important or transcendental assignments—as it was the case of the 12 apostles—will also come to take their part during the Second Coming as they will complete their respective duties in the New Kingdom. Or, didn’t Christ say to them “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” Mathew 19:28? Weren’t these his words?
Therefore, there are privileges God grants to men. This is clear, biblically speaking. Do you recall the scene when the mother of John and James asked Christ, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom” (Mathew 20:21). Christ did not refer to these positions as nonexistent but He simply declared that the people assigned to those seats will be determined by the Father, which confirms the fact that these seats do exist and it is the Lord who will determine, to whom they will be assigned.
The 144,000 privileged ones of Revelations 14
Let us read on the first four verses of Revelations 14 to bring something unto your attention:
“Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb”. (Revelation 14: 1-4)
This is clear! This is simple to understand. The 144,000 is not an exact literal number, but a square number, an ideal number. So it should not be counted as exactly 144,000. These are those “who were redeemed from earth”, but who have been constituted as ones who can learn the song, for they have privileges. That’s the right order, and when we speak of order we mean positional ranking, and there are no doubts that in the coming New Age there will be a format organized by positional ranking. This is the reason why the Scriptures so emphatically teaches that “no one should think of himself more highly than he ought to think”. Are you a wise master builder the way Paul is? If you are not, don’t be a pretender… Paul did have the right to be so as an apostle and theologian. You don’t have the right to consider yourself as Paul. We must acknowledge what we are and what we are here for — this is order. Satan did not acknowledge this and was lost. Christ is the Firstfruits, Christ is the First, Christ is the Highest Prince. Satan pretended to be like him but ended up drowned in the quicksand of eternal death.
We have concluded this part. It is imperative for you to understand that firstfruits do exist, and you must also understand that because they exist, I am not insane when I tell you that I have been appointed as a post-figure of Christ—as the Master himself has declared to me. I have continuously declared that my intent is not to gather followers; I am asking people to become eyewitness. This is my call to the people: Be aware of this reality because this is about to occur so when things do happen as foretold you can also be able to understand that this eloquent homiletical teaching that I will bring to you when I return vindicated is legitimate, comes from heaven and it is God’s last outcry to a world in chaos that is about to end.
It is a great privilege that I have been called — I am Puertorrican, from the small town of Hatillo (which may seem a meaningless place within a small, poor island). So, if Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Judea, would it be so strange that a man from Hatillo has been chosen to carry out this type of work?—It is also a privilege for Puerto Rico that its National Coat of Arms foretells this in advance: The Coat of Arms presents the Book of Revelations with its seven seals and a Lamb sitting on it with a motto that reads, “John is his name”. I told you beforehand that John is not properly a name but the essence of prophetism, just as Elijah is also the essence of prophetism. Therefore, you must rejoice and pray to the Lord (instead of speaking ill against me) so this can occur and you can have a safe and secure anchor when the time to preach God’s last message to the world comes. God help me.
Notice this before going on with the topic: We have already mentioned that God’s power of realization can do whatever He pleases; and in this article I have clearly established that this group of people known as the firstfruits, are the ones who will be restored in advance. You have to acknowledge that some men have already been restored this way in the past: Enoch, Elijah, Moses. The only difference between them and me is that I will be restored and return back to Earth to preach the Lord’s final message.
What is an Angel?
Let us now speak about the concept of the word “angel”—in Scripture. What is an angel? You may recall the scene when Christ said that in the resurrection we (mankind) will be like angels of God (Matthew 22:30). In reality, there’s no difference between a man and an angel, no difference at all. The only difference is that man’s abilities are less than those of an angel due to sin, which has corroded mankind. But in terms of physical body form we are basically the same.
Tradition has lead us astray from the Bible’s truth, and you hear about angels with wings as if they had any use at all. Try to make a bird fly in space and try to propel it as far as you can and it will end up lost in outer space. Wings are not functional in empty space—you all know that. Neverthless, tradition has taught us that angels have wings and that they fly—but this has no biblical support. The Scriptures are very clear when they say angels are “men” for example, in Daniel 9:21 reads, “the man Gabriel”, and Daniel never makes mention of seeing any wings.
Paul, in Hebrews 13 says: “let brotherly love continue” and advices us to not neglect to open up our homes to guests, because by doing this some have hosts to angels without knowing it.
“Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers,
for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels”
No doubts about it, why didn’t they know they were angels? Because they looked like them. The angels who entered Sodom and Gomorrah were angels who had incredible beauty to such an extent that Sodomites, who were so perverted as to preferring men instead of women, fell in love at first sight.
Tradition vs. Revelation
It is imperative for you—who have been mislead by so many deceptions product of the Hellenistic, Catholic philosophical tradition—to come out quickly. The Voice of the Third Angel is vindicating the truth through the Scriptures, which is the only reliable source of information. Tradition may have some use but only if it does not interfere with the Bible’s principles. Every time tradition intends to overpower the Bible there’s an interposition of values and it is evident that people rather take heed to man’s voice instead of God’s. Therefore, keep fundamental truths in the right place where Christ has placed them and learn them from the Scriptures. For if God does not reveal Himself to man, man will never be able to know Him.
So what is really important here is the revelation, not religion, for it is not man looking for God by tying up his own conceptions, but God revealing Himself to man and establishing the true biblical concepts. That is why Rome is in chaos, for Romanism is pure tradition and tradition is never reliable.
It has been proven through science that whenever you start communicating any news and such news passes from person to person—let’s say to nine other people, adding up to 10—at the end the message has been totally distorted. Therefore, for your faith to stand on firm ground, it is imperative to rely on that which is objective, precise, clear as it is the Scriptures. The Written Word is the one that tells you that angels are men, not winged creatures. Wings have their symbolic meaning in Scripture, but not intended to give flying capabilities to man. For it does not have scientific use neither biblical support.
Angel, and Appointed Man
What, then, is really an angel? A man just like you and me —of course, more powerful, much taller, equipped with excelling beauty, superior sight, audition and movement. Capable of performing things that a normal man can’t do. Neverthless, the Bible speaks also of angels when referring to the preaching for messengers are also called angels. It is good for you to understand that in this case it is making reference to men (chosen men) and not to the angels of heaven.
It is necessary to ask yourself, whom did God command to preach the Gospel, the angels of heaven or man? It is easily proven in the Scriptures that God gave this commission of preaching the Gospel to man and not to the angels of heaven. He said to the Church, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). It is also imperative for you to remember that salvation is by faith, which is contrary to a salvation by sight. It is logical to say that if you see a literal angel from heaven you will believe, who can deny that? Let me bring to you the following example: No one argues that a light bulb can shine, who will argue against that? No matter how narrow-minded a person can be, when he sees that a light bulb turns on and allows him to see better, he can say: “the lightbulb shines” because he can see it. Now in terms of faith, which is in terms of believing in God’s Words, sight is excluded. If you see a literal angel from heaven flying with his wings—the way tradition depicts them— flying across the sky, shouting, Look! Believe! Judgment Day is about to come! If you see something like that you will quickly believe. But the Scriptures say that salvation is by faith not by sight. Paul the apostle wrote:
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”
(2 Corinthians 5:7)
Therefore, never think that the angelic messages in Revelations are brought by literal angels from heaven. These messages are brought to you by angels who are men chosen by heaven to preach. Do not forget that the Scriptures frequently name angels those men who preach. We can clearly prove this to you with Revelations 2:1:
“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand,who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:”
Take notice to this: “to the angel of the Church in Ephesus write”: Do you think that there was a literal angel from heaven who had to have knowledge of all things before the ministers in Ephesus could make them public? “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write” is the same as saying “write to the ministry of the Church of Ephesus; that is, to the pastor, to the elders, to the bishop. The message is to be written to the minister, who is called “angel”. In Revelations 7, there is also an angel (a man who is a messenger) who cries from the earth to the literal angels of heaven who are holding the four winds, in order to not harm the earth till the believers have been sealed (or till the preaching is completed and they have accepted this message, sealing this way the servants of God on their foreheads).
The Three Angelic Messages of Revelations 14
Let us take into consideration Revelations 14. In Revelations 14 there are three angelic messages, and according to the clear biblical evidence it is not making reference to three literal angels that will come flying amid the sky so you can believe. These are three movements in history led by three chosen men.
1- The first movement of the time of the end (which is from the time of Christ to the present) was led by Paul the apostle (Revelations 14:6). This is the angel who, speaking in ministerial terms, taught the Church that salvation is through the preaching of the eternal gospel. And, of course, within the context of the eternal gospel he also preaches judgment. This is the extensive and extraordinary work that Paul carried out.
2- Afterwards, the second angel (Revelations 14:8). This prophecy is fulfilled by a man called Martin Luther who escaped from Romanism, which was in opposition to the righteousness which is by faith; that is, through the dependency in Christ. Rome preaches an inward righteousness pretending to say that when a believer becomes righteous then God will justify him. The Bible does not teach that. The Bible teaches that when you depend of the Righteous One, who is Christ, then the Heavenly Court will declare you justified (investigate). Martin Lutherwas the one who inflicted the deadly wound to Rome (Revelations 13:3), and that wound is called deadly because, even when it appears to be seemingly healed, it is still there, and it is through this reality that Rome will be destroyed when God uncovers before everyone that this power has never been established by Him.
3- And finally, the third angel (Revelations 14:9)—who is also the angel of Revelations 18:1:
“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory” I saw an angel coming down from heaven with great homiletic authority, and the whole earth receive the benefits of this glorious truth he brings. It is not a literal angel from heaven but according to the teachings we have presented here to you, a vindicated human being. It’s a human being who has been taken up to heaven and will come back down to earth with the last message of truth that God brings to this world that is coming to an end.
I understand that the Biblical truths are hard difficult to believe. That is why Christ once said; for the unbelievers,“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven”(Matthew 18:3), for children believe all. Men are full of prejudice, of wrong preconceptions product of misleading scientific conclusions, and such—for this reason they refuse to believe in God. This has been the pattern throughout history. The people of God are poor and few: 12 apostles had the Lord, 12 men of ordinary lifestyles were chosen an it was to them that the revelation was given. These men were not as prejudiced as the Pharisees and members of the Sanhedrin.
Time after time we see the same pattern— here is the truth, believe it or not. I will not, lest under a false concept of humility, deny that this is the truth. On the contrary, I will say as Paul: God has called me to be the wise master builder that edifies the church— This is what I am in reality. I tell you: About this mission, the angel who comes down was taken up first, Christ has told me, in literal words, with clarity and full of love:
“You are that angel. I will bring you up here, I will vindicate you and you will return to preach the final message of warning to the world so those who will be saved can hear My words coming out of your mouth”.
He did not mention dates. He told me that My Vindication will occur very soon. He did not give me a specific waiting time—like saying within a month or two—but simply that I have a task to carry out and that He will wait for me to complete this task and when I say this, I repeat, I am inviting you to stay tuned with us, do not follow me like a blind proselyte. I don’t need no one to follow me for God has equipped me with everything I need to carry out my work—and He will continue to do so. I only tell you this: watch, if you don’t believe my words, then believe the facts. Whether you believe my words or my actions you still could be saved if you take heed to the voice of God in this end of age. The world is about to end.
Therefore, “on the meantime, may God protect you with his divine love”