by Carron Lake @ www. thelightoftheword.org

As we have seen in our study thus far, that the reasoning of man is far different from that which the LORD has been seeking to reveal to us through HIS Word. In the study of the "fear of God" we have found that through human understanding, many have failed to comprehend the Good News of the Gospel, which is revealed by the LORD through HIS Word. Men have interpreted the teachings of God based on their reasonings, and are presenting their vain words as the Word of God. With a spirit of error, they have rejected the Truth, Who desired to lead the hearts of men to worship God through serving HIS Word. With their mouth, they have proclaimed to preach HIS Word, but their hearts were far from HIM, because they abode not in the Truth. And because they failed to abide in the Truth, they understood not how they might give glory to God.

For by the Truth, the Father has made all things known unto us, and has revealed that in Him, HE is well pleased. Yet many deny the Power of God through HIS Word, because they rely more on their interpretation and versions of HIS Word. Those who abide in the Truth, they will give glory to Him. For He said as He prayed to the Father, "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" (John 17:6-10).

The Spirit of Truth has made Himself clear to the hearts of men. He has revealed the Father's name to those, whom the Father has given to Him out of the world. And because they are no longer of the world, the Father has given to them HIS Word, and they have kept the Father's Word. All that the Father has given by HIS Word, they have received and know the Truth, Who has come from the Father. In them, the Word is glorified. But some have rejected the Father's Word, Whom He has sent.

Is the Judgment which is come a bad thing?

Many have been mislead by a spirit of error in receiving the wrong fear of God and the wrong way to give HIM glory, and therefore the wrong way to worship HIM is proclaimed in the earth. Because of the spirit of error within the hearts of men, the church of God have misunderstood why the hour of HIS Judgment is come.

The spirit of Truth testified of the angel and said, "...I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, 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 14:6,7).

The message to be proclaimed to the whole world, is linked to this phrase, "For HIS Judgment is come". In other words, because HIS Judgment is come, it is possible for the whole world to fear God in the correct Way, and give glory to HIM, by worshiping HIM, WHO made the heaven, the earth, the sea and the fountains of waters.

Looking again at this passage of Scripture, it is clear that the message given by the angel to the whole world is one that presents good news to man and not bad news, for it is part of that news, which is good. The focus of the message is given to instruct the world in worshiping HIM, WHO made heaven and earth and the fountains of waters. This ability to worship God is made possible only by receiving the Judgment, Which has come that all might fear God and give glory to HIM. By receiving HIS Judgment, they are lead to fountains of living waters.

Through HIS servant Jeremiah, the Word testified of the LORD and said, "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD" (Jeremiah 9:23-24).

Notice that according to the Word of the LORD through His servant Jeremiah, there is a Way by Which men might glorify the LORD in all the earth. The only Way for us to glorify the LORD, is in allowing HIM to exercise through us HIS Fruit of Lovingkindness, Judgment, and Righteousness in every nation, kindred, tongue and people, that all might reflect HIS glory in the earth. For it is HIS delight that the world might know and see HIM through these things. But how can HE exercise HIS Fruit of Judgment through us, when our hearts are full of darkness and fear of HIM?

In answering this question, the Spirit of Truth testified of the Gift of God that is given to all men, and the problem that man have in receiving this Gift. He said, "...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).

It is the Father WHO reveals to us HIS Light of Truth and Judgment by HIS Word in His Earthen Vessels.

Notice that the promise of the Father did come to pass. The One, Whom HE promised to send did bring forth Judgment unto the Gentiles. He did bring forth Judgment unto Truth and set Judgment in the earth. "...When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4).

Notice also Who it was that gave the disciples utterance to speak with other tongues. The Treasure of Heaven was poured out to men as a Gift from the Father that all men might reflect the glory of the Father by HIS Spirit of Truth. But some chose to mishandled this Gift of God and proclaimed that this gift is given by another divine being, which they could not identify. Yet, the Spirit of Truth, testified and said, "Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in] all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (1 Corinthians 1:3-10).

According to the Spirit of Truth, we do not have to wait for a future day of the coming of the Lord to understand all things, because all Knowledge and all Utterance, (the Word) have already been given to us of God as HIS Spirit of Judgment, Who shall confirm us unto Himself, or right up to the day of His coming. In other words, we do not need to wait for that day when our Lord shall come in the air to find an answer on which day to worship the Lord, or to know His will, for we have already been given all knowledge and utterance of God by Him. He is our Judgment.

The Spirit of Truth said, "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,

Those who love the Truth, they will glorify the Word in the same Way as He glorified the Father, WHO sent Him.

and receive you unto myself; that where I am,
[there] ye may be also" (John 14:3).

Those who love the Truth of the Word, they will be comforted by the COMFORTER of all through His servants that are sent to comfort by HIS Comforter, that all might come unto HIM by Him

Understanding the importance of receiving God's Judgment, the Spirit of Truth said, "Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

"If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

"But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or [as] a thief, or [as] an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator" (1 Peter 4:5-19).

It is by receiving the Judgment of God that the house of God is able to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.


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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