by Carron Lake www.thelightoftheword.org

After studying the message presented by the angel to fear God, it is clear to our hearts that we must acknowledge the LORD by hearing HIS Vioce. We must seek for HIS Guidence in understanding HIS Thoughts that we might follow HIS Way. We must turn and repent from our thoughts and our ways, which leads to darkness and death and respond to HIS will, which leads to Life.

The angel continued in his message by saying, "...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).

The message being presented by the angel is so important; that John recorded that he presented his message to the world in a loud voice that all might hear. If the message is essential for True Worship, then it means that we must not rely on man's wisdom to interpret the message. For in doing this, we would be following our own ideas in defining True Worship, and the thoughts would be of man and not of God.

By relying on human wisdom to interpret the words of God, we will lead ourselves into darkness and death, thereby failing to understand how we might give God glory. As a result, we will have ears to hear, but will not understand. We will have eyes to see, but will not perceive of the Truth. We will therefore fail to worship the LORD in SPIRIT and in Truth.

So how do we begin to understand and comprehend
this important message that we might give glory to God?

Click to find out how we ought to"give glory to God".

As the angel said in his loud voice to the world, we must fear God. i.e. We must acknowledge the LORD with all our heart and lean not, nor worship man's interpretation of God's Word, but respond to the LORD by receiving and following HIS Word, and HE will direct our path to True Worship of God's Way. Although we have forsaken the LORD by relying on our own reasoning ability, rather than placing our trust and faith in the LORD through HIS Word; the LORD has made it clear by HIS Word that HE is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, if we will open our eyes, ears and hearts to the Truth and acknowledge the error of our ways.

As a believer in Christ, Peter was adamant in his promise that he would not deny the Lord, but would lay down even his life for His sake. Although the Word knew that he would deny Him in His time of need, the Word prayed for Peter and said unto him, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

"Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him" (John 14:1-7).

Are we responding to the Word of God
Click to see if we are following the LORD
by HIS Word

The Word of God reached out to Comfort the heart of Peter, for He knew that he was going to deny Him three times before the rooster crowed. We cannot condemn Peter for his sin against the Lord; neither can we throw stones at him for denying the Lord in His time of need. For we have all denied Him by following our own ways. In fact, if the servants of the Word were to stand before the high priest's Caiaphas on behalf of the Word of Truth, those who follow their own ways would have continue to deny the Truth of the Word and follow the fables of men.

However, if we have repented of our ways by receiving the Word of Truth in our hearts that we might be established on the Rock of Truth, then HE would make the Way clear to our hearts that we might worship and give glory to God. For He said, "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour" (John 12:26).

How do we serve the Word of God
that we might give glory to God?

If we have forsaken man's interpretation of the doctrine of God, and have turned and built our faith upon the Rock of Faith, Which is the Supporting Stone of the living Church, Christ Jesus the Son of the Living God; if we have joined with Him by receiving the same Mind in the things of God, choosing rather to deny ourselves for His sake by taking heed to the Father's VOICE through HIS Word, in Whom HE is well pleased and by Whom also HE will restore all things; if we are willing to suffer at the hands or the mouth of those who hate to receive the Word of Truth through us, then if we believe in Him as we believe in the Father, we shall be with Him where He is on HIS Holy Mountain with the Father our God.

In testifying of the Word of Truth to Timothy, on how he should serve the Lord, Paul said, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

"For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" (1 Timothy 2:1-8).

Intercessory Prayer

Notice that it was Paul's will that Timothy should intercede on the behalf of all men in giving supplications, prayers and the giving of thanks to God, that those who serve God might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For it is God's will that all men might be saved and come unto the knowledge of the Truth.

What is the Truth that Paul is focusing his attention on?

His understanding of the Truth is this, "that there is One God, and One Mediator between God and men. And this Mediator is the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all men to be saved, and to be testified in due time. Paul did not indicate in his writings that there were two Mediators between God and men. However, he did make it clear that the Mediator between God and men, would be testified in due time.

That time to testify of Him is now

Paul also called on Timothy to pray to God that men everywhere might lift up holy hands without wrath and doubting the Truth. The purpose for seeking supplication to God is given in his request, that men having reasoned amoung themselves for so long, accepting their own interpretation of the Word of God as truth, they might doubt and reject with wrath the Word of Truth spoken through His servants. They would do this because, they do not trust in the LORD with all their heart, but have leaned on their own understanding without acknowledging the Lord. As a result, they have follow and worship their own ways apart from the LORD.

Even the LORD said that HIS watchmen were blind and that they were all ignorant. They were as dumb dogs that cannot bark, sleeping, lying down and loving to slumber. They are as greedy dogs which never have enough. They are shepherds that cannot understand, because they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain. The Word of God has made it clear to our hearts that there are only two Persons in Whom we are asked to believe. For the Word said, "ye believe in God, believe also in me." To confirm this truth, the Word said, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you" (John 14:2).

Notice that the Lord did not say that He would send someone to tell us the truth. He clearly stated that He will be the One to reveal to us if what is said is not as He has said. The Father has already made it clear that we must hear Him in Whom HE is well pleased. HE did not reveal to HIS disciples to hear another mediator. It was the doctrine of men, or man's interpretation of God's Word that lead men to reason among themselves in there own minds, and worship a third divine being which they could not comprehend. The Word made it clear that if we believe in God, we must also believe in Him. The word "also" means (furthermore, moreover, both, even, likewise and therefore), in other words the meaning points to something or someone in addition to that which is there.

The Father (The HUSBANDMAN) purges the True Vine of the dead branches and purges those that are bearing fruit that they might bear more fruit by the Word of Truth.

The Word Himself testified and said, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

The false servants are purged from the True Vine based on the Example of the True Vine. Click to view

"Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

The True servants are those who worship the LORD and give HIM glory by following the Example of the True Vine (HIS Son).

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit , and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord.

As you go, remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his Lord; neither He that is sent greater than HE that sent Him.

"If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

The True worshipers are those who worship the LORD and give HIM glory, but false worshipers are those who persecute those who seek to serve the Lord by presenting HIS Word.

"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning" (John 15:1-27).

Only those who have received the Bread of heaven will understand this mystery of the Spirit. They will not believe in or accept the image of the beast.

By becoming servants of the LORD and worshiping God in following HIS Example, we give glory to God by acknowledging HIS Truth, that their is only One God, and One mediator between God and man, and that Mediator is the Word of God, through Whom all men come to the Knowledge of the Truth that they might have the Judgment, which has come.


Notice: To fully understand the concept of True Worship, read each section in the order presented.

1. Introduction   2. Fear God   3. Give Him Glory  
4. His Judgement   5. Worship God   6. True Worship  

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