"GOD'S wrath part 2",   "GOD'S Message of Warning",   "To Whom do we seek for Salvation?"

By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

Why would GOD want His people
to give HIS Message of warning to the world?

For what reason would GOD want us to give a message of warning to the world? Well to understand the reason, we must understand the message and its' value to those, who would need to receive HIS Message of warning. To illustrate how important His message might be to those, who need to receive His message of warning, we need only to look at the events surrounding the cause and lost of life and property to fourteen countries bordering the Indian Ocean on Sunday, December 26, 2004.

An earthquake with the magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3 in the Indian Ocean triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of areas bordering the Indian Ocean. This series of devastating tsunamis resulted in killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. And according to the internet free "Wikipedia encyclopedia", it says under the heading of signs and warnings that "Despite a lag of up to several hours between the earthquake and the impact of the tsunami, nearly all of the victims were taken completely by surprise. There were no tsunami warning systems in the Indian Ocean to detect tsunamis or to warn the general populace living around the ocean."

Although there was a tsunami warning system already in place on Friday 11, 2011, to warn the countries surrounding the Indian Ocean of a potential tsunami: an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan was felt in many neighboring countries. And from both the earthquake and the impact of the tsunami that hit the coast in low lying areas across the country of Japan, many suffered devastating results, and lost of life and property damage that day. Just think of how many more people would have lost their lives, if they were unprepared with no tsunami warning systems in place to warn them before that day. Sure, there may have been some, who ignored the warnings and thought that they had lots of time to get out before any destruction would come upon them. And many needed to leave their homes, and their places of work to get to safety before the devastating destruction came upon them, but many were overcome and caught by the destruction of the tsunami, which prevented them from making their escape to higher ground, to overcome the destruction of the tsunami.

Is there a lesson that we can learn from just these two events, on why it might be a good idea to take heed and receive the message of warning from The LORD through HIS Word? HE has given to us HIS Message of warning by HIS Word, Who came to save us from our sin of separation from HIM. But the question we need to answer is this; Are we listening to HIS Voice to respond to HIS call? Many have listened to the voice of the enemy for so long that he has encouraged them to keep pushing the snooze button between hearing and responding to The Voice of GOD'S Word. Will men keep waiting for the next call until there is no more call from The Word of GOD, and The Lord has come and gone, from those, who heeded not His call? The impact of sin and its' devastating results have not been understood by men, who continue to follow the deceptive ways of the enemy of both GOD and man.

Despite the lag, or the delay of six thousand years between the impact of man's sin and the devastating destruction that is coming as the result of man's sin, all, who do not take heed to the warning given by GOD through HIS Word, they will be taken completely by surprise to the coming wrath of GOD. Because, although GOD has provided away of escape through The Gift of HIS Only begotten Son, all, who heed not the warning will be destroyed with the enemy, of both GOD and man. Some are so deceived to the nature of GOD'S Wrath that they believe that they will have life to live in and through it with all their buddies.

In the update on the study of "GOD'S wrath part 2", we saw that GOD gave by HIS Word a message of warning to Adam, instructing him with a command, saying, "...Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Genesis 2:16,17). This was a message of warning given by GOD to Adam, to take heed and obey HIS Voice, which he received and gave also to his wife Eve, who was given to him as his companion. But the enemy deceived Eve into replacing The Bread of Life, Which is The Living Word of GOD in the heart, to receive and digest his fruit of lies, which she took from the enemy and gave also to her husband Adam, and caused them both to loose The Gift of Life abiding in them.

When Eve gave to Adam the fruit of the enemy's lies, and he accepted and ate of the same fruit with her, they both died that day, just as GOD had said by HIS Word. By rejecting and replacing The Word of GOD, to trust and receive the deception of the serpent of old, who was the enemy of both GOD and man; Adam and Eve died both spiritually in loosing their Spiritual connection to GOD, and physically in dying and not being able to live to see even a thousand years of life on the earth, because of the sin of separating from GOD and HIS Word on that day. Through deception by the serpent of old, Adam and Eve broke The Law of Life in Christ, Who met and provided all their Spiritual and physical needs of Life in GOD.

Without any help from man, who was now dead in sin, GOD saved man from the immediate penalty of his sin. In other words, GOD suspended, or delayed the natural law of cause and effect, by providing to man The Gift of HIS Grace through HIS Only begotten Son, that man might know and receive The Truth of GOD, to replace the lie and deception of the enemy, who caused many to sin against GOD in both heaven and earth. Sure men still die, but like a tree that is planted in the earth, some live long in years to a good old age, and some are cut down before their time of bearing good fruit.

The LORD had given to man The Gift of Hope in HIS Son, Who would come as The Redeemer, to save man from the penalty of his eternal death and separation from GOD. If man would learn and receive The Truth of GOD, then he can trust and look to GOD, WHO provided for all of his needs by HIS Word. However, to keep man from receiving The Word of Life, the enemy sought to caused men to reject The Gift of GOD through HIS Son that men might look to the works of their own hands, to save themselves from the natural law of cause and effect, which would be reinstated on all, who reject The Gift of Grace, Which comes only through The Gift of GOD'S OWN Son. This is the result of GOD'S wrath on those, who continue to reject HIS Mercy and HIS Grace in and through HIS Son.

When GOD gave The Promise of HIS Word to Adam and Eve, The Gift of Hope made connection to their hearts, and revealed to them what GOD would do in and through them by HIS Word. To Adam and Eve and to the serpent, who caused their separation from Life, The LORD spoke by HIS Word and said unto them, "...I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel" (Genesis 3:15). Through HIS Word, The LORD revealed to Adam and Eve how The Seed of the woman would overcome the enemy, and receive the means to pass from death unto Life. For He said, "...whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death" (Proverbs 8:35,36).

We can choose to hate sin and what it does to our fellowship of Light and Life with GOD and man, or we can choose to hate The Gift of GOD in Christ Jesus our Lord, and receive the immediate penalty of our own separation from His Gift of Life in GOD, to return to dust and remain in darkness and death with the enemy and those, who deceived us into turning from Life to death.

However, through His servant John, who bore The Fruit of HIS Word of Life to the hearts of men, The LORD by HIS Word said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

"For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation" (John 5:24-29).

That day and that hour of Judgment is come to every man living by HIS Grace. It is a day of Judgment for those, who have heard The Voice of GOD'S Word, and have done good in receiving HIS Word to past from death unto Life. And those, who have slept in their graves awaiting that day of The Lord, and have received HIS Word of Life to do good when they lived, they will come forth in that day of Christ return, to the resurrection of life forever more with Him. But those, who have rejected GOD'S call to receive HIS Word of Life, to live by HIS Word, they will receive their reward to remain asleep in their condition of death in the coming of that day of His appearing. And all who have done evil, and are sleeping in their graves, they will remain in their graves until the resurrection of damnation.

There was one, who sought to find The LORD, to live by HIS Word. He sung a song and said, "I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

"Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. And I said, This [is] my infirmity: [but I will remember] the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, [is] in the sanctuary: who [is so] great a God as [our] God?

"Thou [art] the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. Thou hast with [thine] arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. The voice of thy thunder [was] in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron" (Psalms 77:1-20).

Notice that this person remembered The Works of The LORD, which were done by HIS Arm, Who redeemed HIS people back to GOD. He remembered that The Way of The LORD is revealed in The Sanctuary of The LORD, WHO led HIS people by HIS Arm and by the hands of Moses and Aaron, who served HIM by HIS Word. And through His servant Moses, The LORD by HIS Word said to the children of Israel, "...it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call [them] to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

"That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If [any] of thine be driven out unto the outmost [parts] of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

"And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day. And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, [and] if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it [is] not hidden from thee, neither [is] it far off.

"It [is] not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither [is] it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

"But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, [and that] ye shall not prolong [your] days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them" (Deuteronomy 30:1-20).

When Jesus, Who is The Light and Life of man, came to dwell among men, He as The Seed of the woman came and dwelt in the same form and flesh of men, to show us The Way back to The Father. He made The Promise and Will of The Father even more clear to His disciples when He said through the prophets, "...I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.

"And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this [man] all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief" (Matthew 13:35-58).

From The Word through the prophets and His disciples, GOD has revealed to us what HE will do by HIS Word in and through those, who would believe on HIS Son, Whom HE has sent. But many of the leaders of the people were offended in Him, because of The Wisdom GOD was revealing to them through Him. And because of this lack of understanding, they became unfruitful in not doing the same work by Him through them, to bless the people in His Sanctuary, because of their unbelief in Him, Whom HE had sent. They failed to comprehend The Pattern of The Spiritual Sanctuary, or the house of GOD through which GOD dwells and works HIS Will among HIS people. Because the leaders of the church did not understand the work of The Spiritual Sanctuary, The LORD could not bless them with HIS Word to do HIS Will. Is there a warning here that should be of great concern for His people today?

Jesus Testify of The Father and said, "I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

"They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: [but] the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

"But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

"He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

"Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by" (John 8:26-59).

The day is coming when all, who are the servants of sin, men and women, who hate to receive and take heed to The Word of GOD, men and women, who are blindly following the ways of the enemy, to choose not to repent of his work in and through them; they will be cast out with the enemy from the Kingdom of GOD, because they receive not The Sanctuary of GOD in HIS Word, WHO cleanses His people to receive and believe in The Living and Holy Word of GOD.

By deception, the enemy of GOD and man has worked to deceive the whole world into believing that GOD is a Trinity of Three Co-Eternal Beings, Who has always existed together. By this teaching, those, who believe in One GOD, they have to reject the belief that GOD has a Son through Whom HE has done all things to HIS Glory, because they only see One GOD of The Bible. And those, who know and read about The Spirit of GOD, they must reject The Father and The Son only, because they see evidence of The Spirit of GOD at work in the lives of His people. They therefore must conclude that there must be a Third Divine Being, Who works The Father's Will in and through the people of GOD. But this belief blinds their understanding to the work that The Father is able to do by HIS Word in and through those, who have received and believed in The Power of HIS Word.

By holding to this belief, they must reject The Truth and His definition of Eternal Life, Which is knowing The Only True GOD and Jesus Christ, Whom HE has sent. For Jesus did not proceed forth and came from Himself, and neither did He come to honor Himself, but we do dishonor Him by not acknowledging that it is He, Who came to do The Will of The Father in and through all, who would receive to honor and glorify His Name, as He works in and through us to honor and Glorify The Father's HOLY NAME. If we are not giving the glory to Him, Who does The Will of GOD in and through us, then to whom are we giving the glory in these last days?

John testify of The Word in him and said, "...I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" (Revelation 16:13-15).

To warn the people of GOD, not to be found naked, without The Righteousness of Christ, Who does The Will of The Father in and through us, John testified also of The Word and said, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error" (1 John 4:1-6).

It is a serious condition for a Christian to look forward to the second coming of Christ, and not know that he, or she has joined in fellowship with the antichrist. To hear and read The Words of God in many versions and not understand and receive His instructions for Life, is a great dishonor to The Holy One, Who comes to us through those, whom HE has sent with HIS Word of Life. If men receive not The Word of Life through those, whom HE has sent with HIS Word, then they have not just rejected The Word of GOD, Who is sent in and through those of flesh, who have confessed His Name, but they have rejected The Most HOLY ONE, WHOM The Son has made known to men through Himself and His prophets and disciples, whom He has sent to His church.

Like the children of Israel, who trusted in The Word by Moses, to put the blood of the lamb over the doors of their dwellings, likewise, if GOD'S Word of Light and Life is not received in the vessels of flesh, then it is because the temples for HIS Treasure in men has become desolate, or The Word of GOD has found no dwelling place there. The vessels that should be of Light and Life to shine in this darken world, they have become a habitation for the seed of the enemy, to do his bidding. By the enemy's deception, which reads like a banner over the hearts of men, many join with the world to glorify him as god, because they have given honor to him by obeying his representative as the christ, who reigns on earth over the hearts of men, to follow and worship him, in the spirit of error.

The LORD has given to us HIS Word of warning that we might not be found on the wrong side with the enemy in darkness and death. HE has revealed by HIS Word the condition the world was found at the first coming of HIS Son, which was a time of darkness that covered the whole earth. The Jews, who were to be a light to the Gentiles, did not know that the time of His visitation to His Own people had come. The leaders rejected GOD'S Expressed Image revealed in HIS Son, and replaced Him with the Caesar's of Rome, which represented the power that reign over the whole world. In the last days of earths' history, the church again is found in darkness not shinning The Light of GOD'S Word to the world. Have men rejected The Expressed Image, of GOD as revealed in HIS Word, to receive the spirit and power of the enemy, who works his spirit of error in the hearts of men? Do the members of the church continue to rebel against GOD, while still seeking to receive HIS Grace of Life to live? At the second coming of Christ, will the church be found ready to receive The Holy One, Whom she has been looking for these many years? Is she aware of her condition at His appearing, and will she be shining His Light from the heart in this darken earth and through out His dwelling?

The LORD said by HIS Word through His servant John, that the church has a belief that she is rich and increased with goods, and she has need of nothing. Yet she does not know that she is wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. It is the enemy's plan that the church remains in this condition when the battle of that great day of God Almighty shall come upon men. But The LORD by HIS Word has warned His church. And HE through His servant John has revealed and said, "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches" (Revelation 3:18-22).

Because the church was in darkness to The Truth at the first coming of GOD'S Word, The LORD spoke by HIS Word to His servant Ezekiel, and said, "...Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat [it]; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

"For thou [art] not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, [but] to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel [are] impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they [be] a rebellious house. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear" (Ezekiel 3:1-11).

Notice the reason why GOD wants His people, who know HIM and HIS Word to warn the world of their condition with out Him, because they can never overcome the deceptions of the enemy without HIS Word abiding in them. As Paul said, "...they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by [them that are] no people, [and] by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people" (Romans 10:16-21).

As sons and daughters of GOD by The Arm of HIS Word, we are the hands through which The Father by HIS Word are reaching out to the hearts of men and women, who are lost in darkness without The Light and Life of HIS Word. If we have found The Lord, then we have found Life and will receive The Favor of The LORD, to hear and have faith in HIM, WHO will save by HIS Word, Whom HE will send. But if men will forbear to trust in the work of their own hands, then they will wrong their own souls, to reject HIS Gift of Life to men.

For Paul testified and said, "...they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

"And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father" (Romans 8:5-15).

To the skeptics, who are blind to The Grace of GOD, has any of the fish, the birds, the crabs and the antelopes that have died in large numbers in the last few months have within them the power to raise themselves from the dead? GOD, by HIS Grace is giving this world valuable time to choose Life that men and women might be blessed of GOD, WHO Will to good to those, who do HIS Will. With The Hands of The LORD stretched out still, to Whom do we seek for Salvation in these last days of earth's history?