by Carron Lake - www.thelightoftheword.org

Did Jesus leave any room for doubt as to WHO it was and how it was that men were drawn unto Him? This understanding becomes even clearer when we look at the next verse, which says, "It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me" (John 6:45).

How is it possible for all, who might be in search of GOD to come unto Christ? Let us look at this passage more closely. This verse in The Word says, "It is written in the prophets". The question then to ask is this, "If no man in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth could interpret for us, or open to us the Thoughts and Ways of GOD, how then could the prophets hear and learn of The Father, WHOM they saw not that all might be drawn unto The Son of GOD?"

It is written, saying, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him]" (John 1:18). So all, who are taught of GOD The Father including the prophets have already received The Son of GOD, Who has proceeded forth from The Father, to reveal to the prophets The Thoughts and Ways of GOD, that all men might hear and learn of The Father, through the receiving of HIS Word, Whom HE has sent to men.

To confirm this revelation to our hearts, The Word Himself said, "...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him" (John 14:6,7).

Could Jesus make this claim if there was another way through whom the Father could make HIMSELF known to men? And if He, The Word of GOD is the only Way to The Father, would those, who follow Him, proclaim that The Truth of GOD in their speech and their preaching is made known to men through another divine way? The Word has revealed that, "It is written in the prophets". The question then is this, What is it that is written in the prophets?

The phrase "the word of the LORD" is
written 255 times in the Bible.

Of the 255 times in the Bible,
The Same Phrase is written 92 times
by the prophet to say, "the word
of the LORD came".

And of the 92 times, The Phrase is
written 42 times by the prophet to
say, "the word of the LORD came
unto me saying".

Notice first of all that the prophets did not go in search of The LORD, but that HE made HIMSELF known to them by sending HIS Word. One example of how the prophet came to hear and learn of the Father, and yet not see HIM at any time is revealed by The Word saying, "And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision" (1Samuel 3:1).

It is written that the child Samuel ministered unto The LORD. The question then to us is this, "If he ministered unto The LORD before Eli, did he know The LORD?" For it is also written that The Word of the LORD was precious in those days and there was no open vision, or the unveiling of That, Which was sealed from their understanding. For in the same chapter, it is written, "Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him" (1Samuel 3:7).

It is clear from the reading of The word and by the use of the word "neither" being used in this verse that there is a clear distinction between a person knowing "The LORD" and the receiving of "The Word of the LORD". For in the next selected verse, The Word reveals to us how it was that the prophet Samuel came see and hear the LORD. It is written, "And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD" (1Samuel 3:21).

One prophet was inspired by GOD to testify and say, "I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?

"Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two [things] have I required of thee; deny me [them] not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain]" (Proverbs 30: 3-9).

Throughout the writings of the prophets, the Father has revealed HIMSELF to the prophets by HIS Word, Whom HE has sent. This is why Jesus could make the claim that no man has seen GOD at any time, or "...that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 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 for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world" (John 6:46-51).

It is through Him that the Father has made HIMSELF known and is seen by the faith of men. It was not open, or revealed to the understanding of men that it was throught The Son of GOD that The Father has revealed HIMSELF to men. For Jesus said in His prayer to The Father, saying, "...this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

"I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me" (John 17:3-8).

The Word makes it clear that He came to manifest and to make known to men The Knowledge and The Will of The Father in Himself, Who was sent of GOD to men, to reveal HIS Will. He also made it clear that it was The Father, WHO gave to Him all those, whom The Father has called out of the world. And those, who have answered HIS call, they have received HIS Word, and have kept HIS Word by believing on Him, Whom HE has sent. By presenting to man The Will, The Character and The Knowledge of The Father in Himself, Jesus has glorified The Father in Himself. For it has always been and will always be His Joy to glorify and manifest The Father's NAME in Himself, that HE might be glorified in Him.

It is also written that, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth" (Psalm 33:6). Another example of the revealing of the Word is written by Isaiah, saying, "But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken" (Isaiah 28:13).

In other words, there are many today, who still see The Word of the LORD only as precept upon precept, and not as The Son through, Whom the Father has made HIMSELF known to men. For Isaiah testified and said, "Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves" (Isaiah 28:14,15).

Could it be that many of our Church leaders in the Christian Church are today leading their brothers and sisters to make a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell by making lies and falsehood a place of refuge to hide themselves?

Isaiah testified of the Word and said, "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

"And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report" (Isaiah 28:16-19).

Could it be that GOD has established a Foundation of Judgment and Righteousness upon, Which to build HIS Church, which will sweep away the refuge of lies, and shall overflow the hiding places? Could it be that the report which is given by GOD through HIS Word will be hard to understand, because men have trusted not in The Word of The LORD, but have made lies their refuges and have hid themselves under falsehood?

It is written "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" (Hebrews 1:1,2).

Is it clear that The Father has spoken unto the fathers by the prophets, who also testified that they have received HIS Word, but the question we need to have answered in these times, as we confirm the answer on how Jesus became known to man as the Son of GOD is this, "If GOD The Father has spoken unto the fathers by HIS Word through the prophets, who heard and learned of HIM through Him, then, is HE The Father still speaking to us in these last days by HIS Word, or by someone else?

If the disciples knew not The Son of GOD through Whom The Father has made HIMSELF known to men by the prophets, could they have receive the revelation of The Son of GOD to their hearts by someone else? Some might be quick to say yes, that there is a third divine being involve. It is to clarify and make clear to our understanding of The Truth that this study is being presented. However, if there is a third divine being, would this not deny the claim that Jesus made of being The only Way to The Father?

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