By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

A Paradigm Shift that has led to Rebellion

“Hath a nation changed [their] gods, which [are] yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for [that which] doth not profit” (Jeremiah 2:11).

Has spiritual Israel followed in the steps of the nation of Israel, to change our GOD to accept gods that are yet no gods? It is heart breaking to learn that my own brethren have changed their view of GOD, to a view erected in their own minds that are yet no gods, to be of no profit to our movement. Oh, we might use the same words, or the many versions of The Scriptures, but as a church, we do not see The Truth of GOD, WHO made HIS NAME known to us by HIS Word through His servants the prophets. How can we as a church give glory to GOD today, if HE has become a Mystery to our understanding? Are we not open to give the glory of GOD to someone else, because we know not The GOD of the pioneers of our faith?

Through His servant Jeremiah, who wrote of Him, Who spoke GOD’S will, saying, “Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? Neither said they, Where [is] the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt? And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. The priests said not, Where [is] the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after [things that] do not profit.

“Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children will I plead. For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing. Hath a nation changed [their] gods, which [are] yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for [that which] doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:4-13).

I can imagine the responses to these words, which would be given, to miss and redirect the message spoken here, and point the message back to the church in the time when Jeremiah presented The Word of The LORD to the children of Israel, who rebelled against The LORD and HIS Word in his day. But just as the descendants of the children of Israel were not held in bondage by Pharaoh in the land of Egypt, but were brought out into they own land years after of struggle, they in the fullness of time had fallen away from The Faith to reject The Son of GOD, because He did not fit according to their understanding of The Promise Prophet, Who was sent unto them, to make The Father known more fully unto their understanding. In like manner, our church was not established in the time of The Dark Ages when many were held in bondage to the ignorance and darkness of man’s understanding of The Truth, but by GOD’S Word, HE has called us out of the darkness of that time, to shine for HIM, from Light to Greater Light, to shine The Truth of HIS Glory by HIS Word to men.

But even though the pioneers of our faith were given The Treasures of The Word of GOD, to make HIM known to all the world, just as The Son of GOD was given as The Treasure of heaven to His disciples, to spread by His Spirit--The Word of Power into all the world, The Dark Ages came upon men, because the church incorporated pagan ideas into their teachings, which darken their minds against The Truth of GOD and HIS Word. The same thing has taken place within our church among our brethren for many years, because The Truth, Who was made known to our faith, He is now presented in our church as a Mystery, because the leading men of the church had accepted doctrines from outside of The Faith, to incorporate them into the teaching, which as a people, we now hold as part of the fundamental beliefs of the faith. This shift in the thinking of the leaders of our church has for many years been a form of rebellion in falling away from The Truth, Whom GOD has revealed to us by HIS Word. If as a church we do not know The GOD of our pioneers and the founders of our faith, then are we following in their steps to know The LORD and HIS Word, or are we following Israel in their blindness, to reject The LORD by not receiving HIS Word, Whom HE has sent.

The question that GOD has raised by HIS Word, saying, “What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?” Have we as a church found error in The Truth GOD has revealed to us through the pioneers of The Faith? Yet, on August 7 in the year 1904, The Word of The LORD impressed upon Ellen G. White to write a letter bearing a message to those, who would entertain ideas that would lead to a departure from The Faith. In that letter, she said, “The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed.

“The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” (Selected Messages Book 1, Page. 204-205)

According to these words that were impressed upon the heart of Ellen G. white, GOD was warning the leaders of our faith, not to give up the doctrines, which stood as the pillars of our faith for fifty years before 1904, to bring about a great reformation among the Seventh-day Adventists church. This great reformation has brought about a change in the direction of our faith, to go far from our LORD God, by changing our GOD and HIS Son, to gods, which are yet no gods, and change our glory for that, which does not profit, to sweep away the foundation that is now built upon the sand in dependents upon human power, rather than upon The Rock of GOD’S Word, Who should be The Foundation of our faith.

Now that GOD has been removed, and has been replaced by gods, who are kept in place by the term “Mystery”, we have a church that is run by The General Conference, which places their dependence upon human power, to steer the church in the direction that they think it should go. And although every year we pray for revival and reformation, does anyone ask the question, Where is The LORD, WHO led our pioneers in the past with great Power in The Faith? Do those, who handle the law of The LORD know HIM and HIS Word, Whom HE has sent? Are the pastors transgressing against The LORD and HIS Word, by teaching the doctrines of Babylon, to walk after false gods, which cannot profit the movement of this church?

We have been given the message by GOD through HIS Word, to say, “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). We are to “…Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:7), because “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (Revelation 14:8). But our leaders have forsaken The LORD and The Fountain of Living Waters, to drink from broken cisterns that can hold no water.

As a people, we are to come out of Babylon, out of the false systems of worship, by receiving and believing The Truth of GOD’S Word, Who is The Light and Life of men. But how can we come out, if we as a church like Israel continue to reject The Truth that sustained the work of the pioneers for fifty years before 1904? If The Truth of GOD is accounted as error today by our leaders, who have accepted the spread of false doctrine into our church, to believe the claim that GOD is a Mystery, then how can we return to The Knowledge of The Truth, if our leaders cannot see the doctrine of GOD, because HE is to them a Mystery?

In the time of Paul, he spoke to the church in his day, 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 man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:3-10).

In these words, Paul makes a distinction between the enticing words of man's wisdom, which is of the world, and the demonstration of The Spirit and of Power, to speak Wisdom among those that are perfect in The Faith. Those, who are of The Faith, they speak The Wisdom of GOD in a mystery, even The Hidden Wisdom, Whom GOD has ordained before the world unto our glory. But the princes, or the leading men of this world, who follow the wisdom of this world, this wisdom comes to no profit to them, because it amounts to nothing. And although Paul makes reference to a verse of Scripture that says, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”, he makes it clear that GOD has revealed Those Things of GOD unto us by HIS Spirit; for The Spirit of Power searches all things, yes, even The Deep Things of GOD and has made them known to those, who love HIS Word.

Jesus Himself said to His disciples that, “…it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men] 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]” (Matthew 13:11-17).

Notice that those, who close their eyes and ears to The Truth, to them The Things of GOD are a Mystery. Yet, many would read the words by Paul to the church at Corinth, and say that The Wisdom of GOD remains a mystery, because their eyes of faith do not see, neither do their ears of understanding hear, to have The Hidden Wisdom of GOD enter into their hearts, to know The Deep Things, Which GOD has ordained before the world unto the glory of all, who love HIS Word. But according to Paul’s testimony, GOD has clearly revealed The Hidden Wisdom of HIS Word among those, who were perfect. Those, who were able to speak The Hidden Wisdom of GOD, they were demonstrating The Power of The Spirit, Whom GOD has ordained unto our glory from before the world was created. But if the church does not know The Gift of GOD, Who has been ordained unto our hearts from before the world was, then how can we comprehend The Hidden Things of GOD, when our leaders have accounted The Truth as error, to walk far from GOD by forsaking HIS Word?

Have we as a people changed our gods, which are yet no gods? Have we changed Christ glory, which was ordained unto us from before the world was? Have our leading men accepted the enticing words of man's wisdom, to deny The Spirit of Power demonstrated by the founders of The Faith? Yes, no matter how long we as a church have accepted the enticing words of man's wisdom, as part of the foundation of our faith, this teaching will profit no one, if GOD and HIS Word have been removed as The Foundation of our faith, and our church has turn to Babylon to receive darkness instead of turning to GOD to receive Light from HIS Word.

When Abraham accepted The Covenant Word of GOD, to be perfect by obeying The Voice of HIS Word, it was revealed that his descendents would be held in bondage for four hundred years. And when GOD by HIS Word called Moses to lead them out of bondage, to be free from the reign of Pharaoh over them, they came out of Egypt still holding to the gods of Egypt, which were not taught by Abraham in his household. Even after the leaders of Israel promised to do all that The LORD had spoken by HIS Word, and while Moses was upon the mount forty days and forty nights, receiving the hard copy of The Covenant Word made with the children of Israel, they urged upon Aaron to make for them gods, to go before them, because they knew not what had become of Moses, who was their visible head that brought them up out of Egypt. But they were rejecting their Invisible HEAD, WHO was leading them by HIS Covenant Word through His servant Moses.

And because the leaders were blind to GOD’S Leading by HIS Word, for forty years in the wilderness, the children of Israel were in their encampment with The LORD by HIS Word, to learn of HIM by HIS Word. But their mediator between them and GOD’S Word was growing old, and his time with them was coming to an end. And Moses said to them, “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

“Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so [to do]. The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. And the LORD said unto me, They have well [spoken that] which they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him” (Deuteronomy 18:9-19).

The Promised Prophet, Who spoke to Moses as The Spirit and Presence of The LORD, He had revealed to Moses The Will of The LORD that He would also come to men in the flesh of men, because they could not look upon Him as The Great Fire of The PRESENCE of GOD. And like Moses, who veil his glory to be among the children of Israel, Jesus has ascended to The Presence of The LORD, to return again to fulfill His Promise to His church. But have we like the children of Israel constructed a false image of GOD, to be our gods, because we know not what has become of Christ Jesus--The visible Head of the church? Are we following leaders within the church, who believe doctrines that originated from Rome, which is spiritual Babylon?

Like Abraham, who saw in vision before hand the bondage of the children of Israel being held as slaves for four hundred years, Ellen G. White saw in vision that her church would be in serious trouble, because of a deception that if possible could deceive even the very elect. And like the Jews, who were the elected nation, to proclaim The Promise Messiah to the world, they as a nation rejected The Promised One, Who was among them, to choose instead one, who was called Barabbas, whose name means “son of a father, or master”.

Is our church today doing the same thing, to reject The Invisible One, Whom the world could not receive, because they knew Him not, even though He by His Invisible nature walks among the candlesticks of His church unknown to them?

When Kellogg began to present The Alpha of Deadly Heresies in his book “Living Temple” Ellen G. White in 1904 wrote and said, “When I first left the State of Maine, it was to go through Vermont and Massachusetts, to bear a testimony against these sentiments. Living Temple contains the alpha of these theories. I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people. I knew that I must warn our brethren and sisters not to enter into controversy over the presence and personality of God. The statements made in Living Temple in regard to this point are incorrect. The scripture used to substantiate the doctrine there set forth, is scripture misapplied.

“I am compelled to speak in denial of the claim that the teachings of Living Temple can be sustained by statements from my writings. There may be in this book expressions and sentiments that are in harmony with my writings. And there may be in my writings many statements which, taken from their connection, and interpreted according to the mind of the writer of Living Temple, would seem to be in harmony with the teachings of this book. This may give apparent support to the assertion that the sentiments in Living Temple are in harmony with my writings. But God forbid that this sentiment should prevail.

“Few can discern the result of entertaining the sophistries advocated by some at this time. But the Lord has lifted the curtain, and has shown me the result that would follow. The spiritualistic theories regarding the personality of God, followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy. They estimate as nothing the light that Christ came from heaven to give John to give to His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to be given special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science.” (Selected Messages, Book 1, Page 203, 204)

Notice that it was The Lord--Christ Jesus, Who lifted the curtain, and has shown to Ellen G. White the results that would follow The Alpha of Deadly Heresies. She made it clear that the effects of The Omega would follow in a little while. And because of these effects that would take place, she wrote and said, “I trembled for our people.” She knew that she must warn our brethren and sisters not to enter into controversy over the presence and personality of God, because this is the issue that deals with The Omega of Deadly Heresies, which she said would follow in a little while.

The fulfillment of taking statements from Ellen G. White’s writings, which were taken from their connection, and interpreted according to the mind of the writer, they have been written in books to support this Deadly Heresies, which has been accepted within the church. One of these books is called “Evangelism”. It was written with the purpose in mind to change the view of the leaders of the church, to accept the updated writings of one of the leading men in the medical field. The book Evangelism presents writings taken from their connection, to support and sustain the statements by Ellen G. White writings, as being in full support of The Omega of Deadly Heresies, which has to do with The Presence and Personality of God.

After Ellen G. White died in 1915, one of the leading men within the medical field directed one man in the leadership of the church, to direct another man, to loosen the Pillars of The Faith, to bring about a change within The Adventist church. That man in 1930 was given an assignment, to undertake a thorough survey of the entire plan of redemption, to work with a long-range goal in mind; working until certain individuals had drop out of action, in order that the objectives of the man in the high medical position, could accomplish his goal through him. Although there were many roadblocks, the man that received the assignment persisted until the objectives were met. Today, our church has accepted the replacement of certain fundamental Pillars, as part of the principles of the faith. But no one in the leadership now question these doctrines, because they have been presented, as being supported by The Spirit of Prophecy. And because they cannot understand these principles that have been accepted, they blanket The Hidden Wisdom of GOD unto our glory as being a Mystery.

Are the effects of rejecting The Truth of heavenly origin to prevail in our church, to sweep away the whole Christian economy of the entire plan of redemption, which the pioneers of our faith worked to establish to be the people of GOD in these times? By accepting these teachings, The Omega of Deadly Heresies have been accepted as part of the principles of the faith.

In speaking to HIS people by HIS Word through Isaiah in his day, The Word said, “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt [your] confusion. For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes. They were all ashamed of a people [that] could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profit [them].

“For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength [is] to sit still. Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

“Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water [withal] out of the pit.

“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. One thousand [shall flee] at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill. And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed [are] all they that wait for him.

“For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And [though] the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

“Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers [and] streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall” (Isaiah 30:1-25).

When the children of Israel turned from following GOD and HIS Word, HE said to them, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: [therefore] will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused [them] to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof [is] good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery. I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people [that] doth not understand shall fall. Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, [yet] let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth. For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place” (Hosea 4:6-16).

Notice that The LORD has made it clear by HIS Word, saying, “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15). Let us not walk in the steps of Israel, to say by our rebellion no to The LORD and HIS Word, for He is our Light and Life.

It was through the darkness, of not knowing The Truth of GOD and HIS Son that the enemy spread his darkness from one heart to the next, to cut off The Source of Light and Life from His angels. And it was to reveal HIS Word of Truth through Whom HE created all things that GOD said, “Let there be Light”, even though there was Light. The Spirit of GOD’S Word moved from HIS Heart by HIS Word shining out to all, who would believe and receive HIS Word of Life and Truth, to bring to Light HIS Word of Understanding to all, who would receive Him. GOD by HIS Word made this earth, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:19, 20). “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:6, 7); “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). He is The Light and Life of men.

Christ Jesus is The Light and Life of both men and angels. He is both The Angel of The LORD and The Son of Man. He is both The Root and The Offspring of David. He is both The Arm and The Hand of GOD, Who brought GOD’S Kingdom within the reach of man, to all, who will reach out and receive Him, to become one with Him forever. For Christ Jesus is both The First and The Last. He is The Author and The Finisher, The beginning and The End, The Alpha and The Omega, our Lord and our Savior. He is The Divine Son of GOD, Who gave of Himself to become Human, The Man Christ Jesus, Who is one with GOD and one with man. And it was to bring Life to Light that John shared Christ prayer to His Father, when He said, “…this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).

As we pray with and for our leaders for revival and reformation, I pray also that we turn from our sin of rebellion against The Covenant Word of Life in GOD, to be saved by HIS Mercy and Grace in HIS Word of Promise. Will it profit our church to continue to follow the enticing words of man's wisdom like Israel of old? Are we blessed by losing our focus on our Destiny in Christ, to miss the demonstration of His Spirit and Power working GOD’S Will through all, who love HIS Word, Whom HE has sent? Are we not to turn from our wicked ways and seek HIS Face and pray that The Light of HIS Word might shine again upon us? As it is written, “…the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:17, 18).

I pray that our leaders will open their spiritual eyes of discernment, to see from where we have fallen and turn again to where The LORD is leading by The Spirit of HIS Word before it is forever to late, Amen.

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