In the study on "Discerning the Truth by faith in the Word", the Word made His will known to men in His prayer to the Father, that we might be sanctified through the Truth. He then made it known that the Father's Word is Truth. By receiving Him, Who is the Truth, we are sanctified by HIM through Him. He also gave an example of how we are sanctified by Him when He said, "As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth" (John 17:18,19).

He clearly revealed Himself to us as the Truth of God, but how do we receive Him in our hearts that we might be sanctified by Him?

He revealed to the woman at the well and said, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14). He further testified and said, "...If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37,38).

It is clear that the Water flowing from Him will be in us as a well of Living Water springing up into Everlasting Life. Not only do we receive from Him the Water of Life, but flowing through His servant Paul, the Word said to the church at Corinth, "...I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)

For as with the newborn babes in Christ, those who are new in the faith are fed with the Milk of the Word until they are of full age, but those who are of full age are fed with the Meat of the Word. However, many in the church have been feeding only on the Milk of the Word for years, without growing into mature adults in the receiving of the Word. It was for this reason that the Spiritual things of the Word of God could not be given to them, because they could not digest what the Father was saying to them through HIS Word.

And like Nicodemus, there are many, who hold a position of leadership in the church to feed their members the Milk of the Word, Which they themselves have received, but many find it hard to digest the Meat of the Word, Which the Father would feed unto them as their daily Bread. To them, the Word would say as He said to him, "...Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things?" (John 3:10-12)

In this study on the "Light of Faith", we are studying the section on how we "receive by faith the Word in the heart", but in the previous study, we have looked at "Discerning the Truth by faith in the Word." In that study, the Word took us deeper, in discerning the Truth that He might sanctify us by Himself. He revealed Himself as the Bread of Life to those who heard Him, and said, "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" (John 6:32-40).

Notice that after revealing to them that He is the Bread of Life, Which came down from heaven, they said unto Him, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." Yet, after reading their hearts, the Word knew that even though they have seen Him, yet they believed not in Him, nor received the Water of Life flowing from Him that they might understand and be sanctified by the Truth.

Even the Jews murmured at Him, because He said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. But the Word said unto them, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 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. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father" (John 6:44-46).

In these words, the Word was revealing Himself as the Bread of Life to the hearts of those who would receive Him, that they might grow deeper in the Knowledge of Him. He said, that no man could come to Him, except the Father, WHO has sent Him, draw him.

It is clear that in order for us to come to Christ, or to receive Him in our hearts, we must first be drawn to Him by the Father, WHO has sent Him unto us. But as He said to the Jews, "...Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me" (John 6:45).

The Word made it clear to His disciples, when He said, "...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).

These are hard saying, or words that are hard to digest for many who are young in the faith. But the Word makes Himself clear to those who desire to understand by receiving Him in the heart. He said as He, "...rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

"All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him]. And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard [them]" (Luke 10:22-24).

As revealed by the Word, no one can come to the Father, except by the only Way to the Father, yet it is the Father, WHO draws us to HIMSELF by HIS Word that He the Word might reveal to us the Father and the Father might reveal to us HIS Son. In a simple explanation, the Word reveals to us the Father and the Father reveals to us His Word. It is important that we as servants of the Word understand this concept, because the Father seeks to reveal through us deeper things of HIS Word, for it is HE that reveals the deep things by HIS Word to us. Yet, there are many, who have sort to feed the world with the Bread of God and have misinterpreted the Father's revealing of HIS Word to men. As HIS Word said, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5,6).

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