by Carron Lake -

Today, many are placing their trust in their own hearts, and leaning on their own understanding. And because of this, they are failing to acknowledge GOD in all of their ways that HE might direct their paths to long Life and Peace. Some are so blinded by the god of this world that they cannot see that he causing them to seek to remove from their line of sight everything that might bring to mind the evidence that they are rejecting The Wisdom and Instruction of GOD, WHO Loves them and have died to save them. They do not realize that it was our rebellion and rejection of Life that caused the death of Christ in us. And if He died by us, then we also are dead without Him.

If men were to remove everything from the general public that would bring to mind, and would point to The Authority of GOD over them, then that, which would remain would still be pointing men to The Authority of GOD in this world. For even man himself was made in The Image of GOD to reflect HIS Image, Which is Christ. To reject GOD in Christ as being in Authority over man is to be in alignment with the one, who rejected the Authority of GOD in Christ from the beginning, and have sought to gain the worship of the whole world through his deceptions. As a result of his deceptions, many are in darkness, seeking the answers to the questions deep within their hearts. Some are even asking the question, "What's the point?" Because they do not get "The Point", they are not able to see or hear The Truth of God and consider all The Points revealed by the Word of God to their hearts. Points like...

Choosing not to remain in darkness
to the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which
God gave unto Him, to show unto all
who will serve Him.

They can choose not to remain in the dark
to the things, which must shortly
come to pass.

They can choose to bare record of
the Word of God, and the Testimony of
Jesus Christ, and of all the things He saw.

They can choose to be blessed by reading,
and hearing the words of the prophecy,
and by bearing witness to all the things,
which are written therein.

They can choose to become knowledgeable
of the time, which is now at hand.

They can choose to awake out of sleep,
and cast off all the works of darkness.

But many choose to remain in darkness
to hold on to the works of darkness.

Paul makes the point clear that, "[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

"For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness" (Romans 8: 1-10).

Now if The Spirit of Christ is in us, we would desire to walk in The Spirit of Righteousness, to not do our own will, but The Will of The Father through Him, Whom HE has sent that the righteousness of The Father's Law of Life might be fulfilled in us, who walk, not after our own will, but after The Will of Christ, Who dwells in us. However, if after seeking forgiveness of our sins, we turn again to continue in our sins, have we really allowed The Spirit of Christ to reveal to us the sin or sins that have been leading us astray from Him, Who is Life and Peace? Although The Promise has been given that HE will cleanse us from all unrighteousness, many will fail to receive the Promise of forgiveness of sin, because they fail to recognize the sin or sins that they are committing against The Lord and themselves.

For it is written, "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us" (1 John 1:6-10).

By receiving The Spirit of GOD in our hearts, He reveals to us the things that need to be purged out of our hearts that are in conflict with The Father's Perfect Law of Liberty. If after HE has shined The Light on The Path we are to walk, and we choose to follow another path into darkness, away from The Light HE has shined to lead us, unto HIMSELF, then are we truly seeking HIS forgiveness of sin? If we confess that we have sinned in order to be restored to fellowship with Him, the question then is this, "Have we addressed or examined why we have failed to walk with HIM in The Light of HIS Word?

If we are restored to Him by His forgiveness of sin, would we continue to follow The Father, by following the path that leads away from Him into darkness and death? If The LORD reveals to us our sins in The Light of HIS Word that we might repent and be cleansed of them, and we choose not to examine ourselves in The Light of HIS Word to be forgiven by HIS Blood, would HE force HIS Spirit of Life and Light on those, who choose to remain in darkness and death? According to The Word by Paul, there is no condemnation to those, who are in Christ Jesus, who walking in HIS Light, but if men and women choose to follow their own will to walk in darkness to HIS Will, they are choosing to condemn themselves.

And because many are in a state of drunkenness, rejecting The Law of The Spirit of Christ upon the heart, they then choose to remain under the law of sin and death without understanding. They therefore choose not to consider The Point of putting on "The Armor of Light-The Lord Jesus Christ". For if they do not receive The Light to comprehend The Truth, then they will not have The Wisdom and Understanding of GOD in them, which many are now rejecting. By remaining in darkness, they will fail... know the God, WHO created man, know what HE is like, know we can trust HIM, know the other Comforter, know why GOD created man, know the purpose for being here, know that HE cares about us, know Him, Who is Peace in a
world of turmoil and fear,

and to know why we are being
kept in darkness from knowing
the Truth.

But those, who will receive The Law of The Spirit of Christ upon the heart to walk in The Light of the Word of GOD, (by putting on The Armor of Light--The Lord Jesus Christ), they will testify of What they have seen and heard, as revealed to them, by The Light of Christ. If The Spirit of Christ has revealed to you that you are resisting His saving Power and Grace, my prayer for you is that you might choose The Law that will add to you Everlasting Life and Peace, rather than the law of sin and death. Amen.

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