by Carron Lake -

What does The Scriptures teach us of The Godhead?
And is it safe to have a different view from The Word of God?

Although we may have many different views on how man came into being, or what men may hold as their belief in GOD, or of God, or no god at all; we can not come to GOD or have a correct view of GOD unless HE has revealed HIMSELF to us. As Zophar the Naamathite said to Job, "Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?" (Job 11:7) Although many prominent men have used their influence and position to promote certain popular views of GOD, or no view of GOD; we cannot settle our differences in view, by our most popular opinion. For if the popular opinion is based on man's lack of evidence in not seeing GOD, or hearing from HIM to conclude, as evidence that HE does exist, or does not exist; then there could be evidence, or a reason why men can not see HIM, or hear HIM?

To men every where with different views of GOD in their hearts, or no views at all, John has testified of Him, Who came from GOD saying, "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 3:31-36).

We can see from this statement above that, if GOD has sent HIS OWN Son to reveal to us The TRUTH of HIS Nature, and we choose to receive His Testimony, Which many have not received, then we will be blessed of GOD to receive HIS Gift of Everlasting life. However, if men choose to debate over their own views and beliefs of GOD, or no GOD at all, and choose to ignore, and reject The Testimony of Him, Who came from above to reveal to us The Truth of HIM, WHO sent Him, then by choosing to rely on their own views, and ignore and receive not His Testimony, or reject What He has seen and heard of GOD, WHO sent Him, then John has testified, saying, "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 3:36).

It is written by His servant Isaiah, through whom The Word of The LORD came and Testified, to give a reason why men can not see, or hear The LORD our GOD. The Word Testified of The LORD through His servant Isaiah and said, "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works [are] works of iniquity, and the act of violence [is] in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths.

"The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, [but] we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men]. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but [there is] none; for salvation, [but] it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions [are] with us; and [as for] our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

"Yea, truth faileth; and he [that] departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw [it], and it displeased him that [there was] no judgment. And he saw that [there was] no man, and wondered that [there was] no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. According to [their] deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD" (Isaiah 59:1-20).

Notice that the problem is not with GOD, WHO can see and hear us where we are; for it is written, "...the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 4:12,13).

The Word of The LORD has revealed to us the problem that our sins have weaved like a spider's web of lies, creating a covering of darkness, which have separated between us and our GOD. And although this separation of darkness in our hearts have kept us from seeing GOD, or hearing HIS VOICE to know The Truth of HIS NATURE and Glory, HE has that ability to know our thoughts, and can see our every move in the darkness, or in the light. We are like those men in Chile, who are trapped hundreds of feet deep in the earth, with the treasures of darkness separating between them and their family above upon the earth. And with millions of miles of darkness between us and our Divine family in heaven, our Father's Glory in heaven shines brighter than our noon day sun to this darken world, and yet many walk around in this world in pursuit of the treasures of this world, trapped in this web of sin, with our broken homes and crumbling buildings, acting as if we don't know HIM, or hear HIS Voice calling by HIS Word to reconnect to HIM.

How long do you think these men in Chile would have lived, if they never received hope from the connection made from above? And what if some among them should choose not to believe that there was a connection made from above, to share that hope of being saved with each other? Would the family above have the hope of seeing them alive, if they should choose to loose faith and the hope of being saved from above? If some should choose to reject the truth of the connection made from above, and cast all judgment and equity aside into darkness, to stop caring for each other, would the rejection of the truth of making the connection give them the right to reject the laws of their own government, which can not get them out, to begin fighting and killing each other to maintain a way of self preservation in darkness and separation from their own family above and below?

But this is what sin has done in the hearts and minds of the family of man in this world of darkness and death. Some have chosen to reject The Saving Connection of Life GOD has given to man through The Gift of HIS Son. They have chosen not to believe in The Hope of being saved at His coming, which is very near. And they by their influence and position have sought to cut off, and prevent the flow of GOD'S Gift of Faith and Hope from reaching the hearts and minds of men, who know not The Truth through the hearts and minds of those, who do believe. And because some have chosen to reject The Saving Connection of Life, they have cast aside into darkness all Judgment and equity, to reject GOD'S law of Love, to begin fighting and killing each other that they might maintain their way of self preservation to remain separated in darkness, from receiving The Hope and The Gift of Eternal Life in HIS Son.

It was because of The Saving Connection of Life in the heart of Paul that he testified of GOD to the hearts and minds of men in Athens, saying, " I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

"Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this [matter]. So Paul departed from among them. Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which [was] Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them" (Acts 17:23-34).

In the same way that these thirty three men have been reached, with both the physical connection of the hope of being saved, and The Spiritual connection of The Word of GOD, to receive Eternal Salvation at Christ coming, GOD is seeking to reach the hearts and minds of men and women, who are yet in this world of Spiritual darkness, and do not know HIM, or the relationship we have with HIM, because many are failing to make the connection to HIM by having faith in HIS Word. By rejecting HIS Word and The Light He has revealed, they replace HIS Word with the spiritual light, and wisdom of men, which leads to darkness and death.

It was to reveal The Truth that Paul reached out, as an offspring of The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace, to the church in Rome, to testify to men in his report, of The Spiritual Connection to GOD through HIS Word. He testified and said, "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [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 1:14-20).

Notice that Paul, as an offspring of The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace, has sought to give to the full spectrum of men That, Which was being revealed, or flowing to them through him, in the preaching of The Gospel, or The Testimony of Christ--The Saving Connection from GOD, Who does HIS Work upon the heart through those, who extends HIS Word to those, who would believe. HE has made this world and everything on it, and in it, to reveal HIS Glory, Which is Invisible to the natural man, but can be seen clearly by the spiritual man, who understands The Things of GOD by faith. For it is written, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

In other words, our faith is not the act of believing in faith, which lacks substance, but it is the substance that is seen by faith through the Word of God, Who has provided supporting evidence, as the foundation by which we have hope, to see The Spiritual Things of God, which no human eyes have seen, or can see, or it is hard to be seen. To make this clear, or to open the eyes of the church in Corinth, The LORD by HIS Word through Paul said, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).

In other words, while we may look and see with our eyes at that, which is seen, our focus is not at the thirty three men, who are temporarily being trapped in the grip of the earth in physical darkness, but our focus is to see their physical darkness, as a foundation and spiritual lens to see through and reveal, not just the men in the grip of darkness in the earth, but the world in the grip of spiritual darkness, which is hard to reveal to those, who are blind to their spiritual condition, and how GOD is spiritually seeking to reach them, to reveal to them their spiritual need to connect to HIM before it is to late. Because, with all these drastic events taking place in and around the world, the time will come when all means of communicating The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace will come to an end. Some, who hear and read The Word of GOD are led to reject The Saving Connection of GOD'S Word, to believe and promote the words and wisdom of men. And according to The Word of GOD from above, these men believe that they are ready for the soon coming of The Lord, but they are not.

As an offspring of The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace, Paul testified of The Extended outreach of The Gift of GOD from above, and said, "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 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 4:1-7).

Here again we see a perfect example of Paul seeking to reveal The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace to a world, which is deep in the grip of spiritual darkness, which the enemy of both GOD and man has been seeking to keep from the hearts and minds of men, who were blinded from making the connection to GOD by HIS Word. The hope of the enemy is that men might not see and receive The Gospel of Christ, Who is The Image of GOD, WHO has revealed to men The Knowledge of The Glory of GOD. For The Light of GOD'S Glory has been clearly revealed by GOD, through The Saving Connection of HIS Word through Paul, who has revealed The Truth that we preach not ourselves, but GOD through The Saving Connection of HIS Word in us, to those, who would believe on HIM by HIS Word, Whom HE has sent. But the enemy has led men, who seem to know better, to change the wording in the text to say that we preach not about ourselves, but about Jesus Christ. This view has cause many to miss the focus in receiving The Point, or The Manifestation of The Truth, Which is being revealed by The Outreach of GOD by HIS Word to men through men.

In the same way that these thirty three men have been trapped alive in the grip of darkness deep within the earth; not just for three days, but for over a month and still counting. Their situation can be a spiritual lens to us if they believe in The Gift of GOD, to be used by HIM, to reveal to us both the physical and the spiritual condition of those, who have believed in HIS Saving Connection of Grace, and are currently physically resting in the grip of the earth for the last six thousand years, awaiting The Call of GOD'S Word to give HIS Promise of The Gift of Eternal Life to all, who believe in Him.

For even if these men were to escape the grip of darkness deep within the earth, to be restored to their families upon the earth, they are still in a world of spiritual darkness, with men and women, who have yet to make The Spiritual Connection to GOD, WHO will save those, who are connected to The Vine of The Spiritual Branches of HIS Living Word. It was to reveal The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace to men that Jesus Testified and said, "...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matthew 28:18-20).

Even though we are in this world gripped in both physical and spiritual darkness, we all need to choose today to connect to The Light, Who shines The Way of Salvation through us to those, who shall make the connection of faith to Live by Him. And although the light of the sun, and The Son of Righteousness have been shining to us for about six thousand years, only The True Light That is connected to GOD will save those, who are connected to Him, when time shall come to an end. For we are The lesson book of GOD'S Grace, written upon our hearts, to testify and give Glorify to HIS NAME, WHOSE Glory has been distorted by the enemy of both GOD and man, to both the earth and the family in heaven, long before the earth was created.

Through Paul, GOD had revealed by HIS Word that this world, and the creation of man were made, as a spiritual lens, to reveal to the family of heaven The Things of GOD, Which no eyes had seen, or no ears had heard. For it is written, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light" (Genesis 1:2,3). HE has shined The Light of HIS Glory through The Saving Connection of HIS Word into our hearts, that we by His Word might give and reflect The Light of The Knowledge of HIS GLORY, Which is revealed to us when we behold The Face of HIS Son Jesus Christ, Who is The Image and Glory of GOD. But darkness was upon the face of the deep, and GOD has sought to reflect HIS Glory in and from HIS creation to the family in the heavens above.

Although the family of heaven stood in The LIGHT of GOD'S Glory, WHICH shines brighter in heaven than the sunshine upon the earth, there were Things about GOD that they did not understand. For it is written by The Word through Paul to the church at Ephesus, saying, "If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

"Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen" (Ephesians 3:2-21).

As an offspring of The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace, John testified of The Light in him and said, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1John 1:1-3). As an offspring of GOD by HIS Word, John testified and said, " many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" (John 1:12,13).

It is The Only Begotten Son of GOD, Who has made us alive to GOD, not by a right you have earned, or the blood of men, but by His Own Blood--The Words of Life He has spoken unto us. He has Testified in His prayer to The Father, thanking HIM for what HE has given to Him, saying, "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

"Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are]" (John 17:2-11).

The True Fellowship is with
The Father and with HIS Son Jesus Christ--"The Word of Life".

Who is This One Fellowship with GOD? He has revealed in His prayer and said, "...for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me" (John 17:19-23).

As The Saving Connection and The Holy Offspring of Power from GOD, to those, who will believe in Him, Jesus says to all, who will receive Him, saying, "...I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus 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 10:18-24).

The True Fellowship with The Father and The Son Jesus Christ
is in reaching men for and with "The Word of Life".

As an offspring of The Saving Connection of GOD'S Grace, I also join with Paul to speak the same thing to you, saying, "For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, of every creature:

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

"If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily" (Colossians 1:9-29).

Are we building our faith on The Faith of Christ from faith to Faith, to have hope in GOD, WHO gave to us HIS Word? If we are to be saved from the world of both physical and the spiritual darkness, we must take heed to hear the call of The Word of GOD. But WHO is GOD? and how do we come to know GOD The Father, WHO is not seen by man?

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