Speaking to the church at Corinth, Paul testified and said, "I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of manís wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power" (1 Corinthians 2:3,4).

Notice that Paul did not use the enticing words of manís wisdom, as a means of preaching to the church at Corinth The Wisdom of GOD. For in knowing The Gift that The Father had given to him, he was willing to testify that he was in weakness and fear and in much trembling, both in his speech and in his preaching, "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God" (1 Corinthians 2:5).

To digest these words carefully that we might understand the meaning being presented to us, we must ask some questions that will help to focus our minds on what is being revealed to us in these words.

In what, or in whom should we base our
faith on receiving The Things of GOD, or
the revelation of The Holy Spirit?

In whom should we trust for the Answer?

Do we diligently seek the LORD for HIS revelation to us by our faith in Him, or do we contemplate and worship our own conceptions and interpretations of HIS Word? As we look at the words presented to us by The Word of God through His servant Paul, we will receive and discern by faith the answer to the question, on whom we should Trust for The Truth by Which we might live. We know from our study thus far that the answer must come to us by The Power of GOD, and not of men. For by diligently placing our faith in The Power of God, and not in the wisdom of men, including Carron Lake, The Power of GOD will be the means by which That, Which is being revealed to us is from GOD through us and not of us. For it is He, Who called and inspired Paul to speak and preach to the church at Corinth and not Paul of himself.

Now Paul testified and said, "I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling..." If Paul were saying these words to us today, how would we discern the meaning of what he is saying to us by them? Or, Why would we be with him in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling? Let us look diligently at a few verses of Scripture to see if we could understand from The Word what is being revealed to us by these words.

It is written in The Word, Saying, "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are" (Luke 13:23-25).

Would the hearing of these words cause the person, who hears them to fear and tremble? Would you also fear and tremble like Paul for your brothers and sisters, who might be seeking to enter the Kingdom and are not able to enter, because of the wisdom of men?

In revealing the answer to the question of His disciples and all, who seek to enter His Kingdom, Jesus said that we must strive to enter in at the strait gate, for many will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. The question is this, "Why would they not be able to enter in, when they are seeking to enter in? Is the desire to enter in not enough to enter in? According to The Word, if we ask, it shall be given. If we seek, we shall find. If we knock, it shall be opened. Yet, many will be found without asking to enter in, but they will not receive That, Which The Father has delivered to them. They will seek, but they will not find. They will knock for The Door to open, but they will not enter in. For, Jesus said, "many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." He also said of those, who seek to enter in that they will stand at the door without saying "Lord, Lord, open unto us,"

What is it that will make the difference for
those to whom The Kingdom shall be opened,
and those, who stand without calling to The Lord
to give them entrance to The Kingdom?

The Lord has opened to His disciples the answer that makes the difference for those, who enter in and those, who will stand without. To those, who stand without, He says, "I know you not whence ye are."   From the seven other versions in the Eight New Testament Versions of the Bible, it is interpreted and recorded that The Lord said unto them, "I donít know you, or where you come from".   In seeking to understand and receive the right interpretation of this verse from the many versions available, The LORD has opened to us The True understanding of this verse from the other versions that limits our understanding of the interpretation of this verse. By inspiring the transcribers of the translation to use the English word "whence" in the writing of the King James Version of The Bible, The LORD has revealed something more to the understanding for those, who seek to receive from the original that, which the other versions have overlooked.

In looking at the three definitions in the Greek that brings out the meaning of the word, "whence", they present to us a meaning that points not only to the place of origin, but to the source from which one would drink, either literally, or figuratively. An example of this word being used is found in John 3:5-8, when Jesus said, "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."

Based on The Word of GOD, those, who stand on the outside seeking to enter in by their understanding of The Kingdom will not be able to enter in, because they are not born of The Spirit to see The Things of The Spirit. And if they are not born of The Same Origin of The Spirit, then they are born only of the flesh of men, which cannot see The Things of The Kingdom of GOD. For without The Gift of Faith, they cannot know Him, Who reveals to us The Things of The Kingdom of GOD. And if they know not The Spirit of GOD, then The Invisible Things of The Kingdom will remain sealed to their understanding. For Jesus makes it clear that it is The Source, or The Origin from Which one is born that makes the difference for those to whom The Things of The Kingdom shall be opened. And because many will come to Him on that day seeking to enter, they will be like those in the days of Noah who were shut out of The Ark, because they answered not the call to enter in. To those, who stand without on that last day, The Lord will say, "I know you not whence ye are."

If we have been born of The Spirit, then we have been born again to live by The Spirit not only in this present world, but also in the world to come. For through Paul, The Word has revealed and said, "...it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption" (1 Corinthians 15:45-50).

From the Word of GOD through His servant Paul, we understand that if we live by the words of men, who are not born of The Spirit, we would be reaping corruption to stand with them outside of the kingdom. But if we live by The Word of GOD, Who is born of GOD, then He will quicken us to Life, to live by Him for HIM. But of those, who stand without in that day, Jesus said, "Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity" (Luke 13:26,27).

Notice that the people on the outside in that day will declare that they have eaten and drank in His very Presence, and that He had taught them in their streets, yet, they could not enter in by The Straight Gate. If this is the case, then how is it that they were not able to enter in? To answer this question, Jesus revealed another view of those, who will find themselves on the outside. He said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:21-23).

Notice that all, who will enter into the kingdom will be doing the Will of The Father, but those, who do not The Father's Will, they will be called by Him "workers of iniquity". For Jesus said, "...why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great" (Luke 6:46-49).

Could you see why Paul has chosen not to use the enticing words of manís wisdom, as a the means to proclaim The Deep Things of GOD?

Would the words of The Lord cause you to
question if the source from which we
have been eating and drinking is of GOD?

Do we Search The Scriptures to see if what
is being presented to us is from GOD,
or from men?

Could the wisdom of men be the means by which
many are trying to open to their understanding
The Invisible, or The Sealed Things of God?

Would there be many standing without knocking at,
The Door saying ďLord, Lord, open unto us?Ē
Would they be feeding on The Word of Life,
or on the words of men?

Looking at another verse of Scripture, as we seek The Word, we receive from The Lord the understanding of Why we might want to be with Paul in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. Speaking to those, who desired to be filled with the loaves of bread, or The Living Bread of The Things of GOD, Jesus said to them, "Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent" (John 6:27-29).

The Father has sealed HIS Word for those, who will receive and do The Sayings of HIS Word, that whosoever will keep His sayings, he or she might endure by HIS Word unto everlasting Life. For by diligently laboring to hear and receive His sayings and doing them, we will endure to enter into the kingdom of heaven by believing on Him, Who opens to us The Things that are sealed for those, who will do as He says. Having received His sayings that were opened to him, John testified and said, "He must increase, but I [must] decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him]. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:30-36).

Is it important then for us to believe on Him that He might accomplish the works of GOD through us? Revealing the answer to His disciples, Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it" (John 14:12-14).

Notice what Jesus is saying to us in this verse. Whatever we shall ask of The Father in His Name, He will do it that He might glorify The Father in Himself. Yet many will stand without saying that they have preached, and have cast out devils, they have done many wonderful things in His Name, and He will say to them, "I know you not whence ye are". Could it be that the works that were being done were bringing glory to them and not to The Father by HIS Word, Who knew them not? or the origin from which they came?

With the wrath of GOD abiding on those, who will stand without, Jesus opened and revealed to His disciples more on why many will not enter into The Things GOD. He said of those standing without, "[Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

"Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are [the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man" (Matthew 15:7-20).

With The Spirit and Power of GOD working in and through His servant Paul, The LORD by HIS Word to the church at Ephesus, said, "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Ephesians 4:29-32).

If that which is planted in the heart originate not from The Father, but is of the world, then it will not bear good fruit and will not endure unto Everlasting Life. For if it is not of Life, then there is no Light in it. The Source from Which The Meat of The Word is given, must originate from The Father, that all, who receive The Testimony of HIS Word might endure by HIS Word unto Everlasting Life. If we are to strive and labor to enter in at the Strait Gate, then according to The Word of GOD, we must "labor", or Work not for the meat, which shall perish, which men shall give unto us, but to labor for that Meat, Which shall endure unto Everlasting Life, Which only He The Son of Man can give to us, for it is He, Whom the Father has sealed for those, who shall receive and believe on Him.

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