by Carron Lake - www.thelightoftheword.org

The Gift of GOD to Man

Like a full moon, which has no light of its own, reflecting the light of the sun to a world in darkness, John was sent to bear witness of The Testimony of The Son of God, Who is The True Light of this darken world. It was John's understanding that The Son of God is The True Light, Who gives Light and Life to every man and woman born into this world. It is His Testimony that flows, as The Gift of Life through all, who are made partakers with Him, that He, as our Head might shine and reflect The Same Mind and Judgment through the whole body of believers, to all, who are yet in darkness to The Truth of GOD.

It was through John that The Word Testified of The Father and said, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God" (John 3:16-21).

Could it be that the wrath of GOD is still abiding upon men and women, who receive not The Light of Truth, or believe in The Testimony of The Son of GOD?

In testifying of The Witness and Power of GOD, Who works The Father's Will of good deeds through those, who are made partakers with Him, Paul 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).

Because of the wrath of GOD against darkness and death, which is not of GOD; The Father, with LOVE in HIS Heart for sinful man, has sent The Gift of HIS Son into this world to give Himself, as The Gift of Light and Life. HE sent Him not in jars of clay, as some translations would say, but in the same form of earthen vessels, or the package of flesh of men. HIS Son is a Living Example of The Treasure and Gift of GOD abiding in the form of Flesh. By HIS Word abiding in the flesh of men, HE The Father has deliver in men HIS Gift of Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and Temperance to all, who would believe in HIM by HIS Son. If The Treasures of GOD in Christ, abide in us, then we will live by Him forever. If we do not receive Him, or believe in HIS Witness, Who shines through those, who are made partakers with Him, then we would be among those, who are yet in darkness and death without The Father's Gift of Light and Life abiding in us.

To make The Message clear to the world, Jesus revealed to His disciples, that The Father has given Him POWER over all flesh, that He should give Eternal Life to as many as The Father would give unto Him. For He Testified of The Father and revealed to His disciples, saying, "...whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me..." (Luke 9:48), and "...He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak" (John 12:44-50)."

The Message was clear to His disciples that the world needs to receive and believe in The Word of GOD, Whom The Father has sent. For He is The Living Word and Power of GOD, Who came from The Father to men, to reveal to men the exact words that The Father has given unto Him, that The Father through Him might speak directly to the hearts of men. If we believe in The Testimony of The Son of God, Who comes to us from The Father above, then we believe also in The Father, WHO sent Him, as The Gift of God into the hearts and hands of men. By the hand of one, who received Him, John wrote of Him, saying, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him]" (John 1:18).

To those, who received not HIS Witness, Jesus testified and said to them, "...I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:36-39).

If men believe not His testimony, Which The Father has given unto Him to speak to the hearts men, then their unbelief in HIS Testimony is the same as a rejection of HIS Word, Whom HE has sent. As The Father spoke to the disciples by HIS Word, likewise Jesus has spoken to the church through His disciples, and has testified of having a greater witness than that of John, who bore Witness of the works that He had done through him. The greater witness is the work He has done through those, who have received Him in every generation, to uplift man from his condition of darkness and death. The work of Christ is witnessed through out The Scripture, because He works The Will of GOD in the hearts of men. The same work that He has done through John; The Father has given Him to finish through those, who have become partakers with Him in His profession. Not only have both men and angels bore witness of Him, but The Father HIMSELF bears WITNESS to us of HIS Son.

At no time through the testimony of Scripture did The Word open a door through His sayings, of there being a Third Divine Heavenly Witness, Who is co-eternal with Himself and The Father, and through Whom He works The Father's Will in man. As The Father spoke all things into existence by The Work and Power of HIS Word, Who was there with HIM before all things, likewise, HE, The Father has spoken directly to His disciples through HIS Word, Who had veiled The consuming Light of His glory in the same form and flesh of men, that He might safely dwell among men, to reveal The Father's Glory through Himself to those, who were yet in darkness to The Truth of GOD.

However, it was to eclipse The Gift of GOD from reaching the hearts of men, that the enemy of both GOD and man has worked to deceive man, to keep the hearts of men from receiving The Gift of GOD, that he through the blindness of men might crucify The One in Whom The Father has given all POWER. To this day the enemy has kept much of the world in darkness to The Truth about Christ, and The Gift men have received by joining with Christ. By presenting the enticing words of manís wisdom through men, who received not The Testimony of GOD through HIS Word, men formulated in their own minds, an image based on their own understanding, which have prevented The Power and Gift of GOD from reaching and taking root in the hearts of men. Although many may hear and read The word of GOD, the image already planted and accepted in their minds have kept their hearts from receiving The Gift of GOD.

It is the blindness that has eclipsed the minds and darkened the hearts of men to The Truth, Which Paul, with The Light shining through him has Testified, saying, "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." It is in receiving the glorious gospel of Christ, Who shines HIS Light in our hearts that through us, His Image might be witnessed in our flesh.

Many in this world have accepted the image that have been erected by the enemy in the minds and hearts of men, because they have received the wisdom of men, which states that "The Truth of The GODHEAD cannot be understood by men". And because of this view in their thinking, many are preventing themselves from receiving The Truth in their own hearts, and are giving the glory of the works being done through them, to the image, which the god of this world has set up in their minds. With The True Witness of GOD available to men, to reveal The Truth of GOD in their own hearts, men, who choose to remain in darkness, after seeing the evidence by The Light of God to build their faith in The Truth, they are abiding under the wrath of GOD. For it is written, "...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: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things." (Romans 1:18-23).

By not receiving in their hearts The True Image of GOD through the gospel, or The Testimony of The Son of GOD, many will remain in darkness to The Revelation and WITNESS The Father has revealed to us in The Gift of HIS Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. But through all, who are made partakers with HIS Word, The Father says by HIS Word, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:7-9). As HE said before by HIS Word through Moses, "...Let there be light: and there was light" (Genesis 1:3).

What is The Truth, or Eternal Life?

With his mind open to the condition of darkness to both men and angels, John wept, because "no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book" in the hand of HIM, WHO sat upon the throne. For there is no one, but One in all of heaven and earth Who has prevailed to open The book and loose the seals, to reveal to men and to angels The deep Thoughts and The Heart of GOD. Jesus has Testified and said, "...this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:1-3).

From this definition of Eternal Life, Jesus has revealed to us The Truth of The Gospel, that The Father is The Only True GOD, WHO is GOD of all, and He is The Only Anointed One through Whom The Father of all has revealed HIMSELF to men. For Jesus is The Word of GOD and The True Witness of GOD, Who has Testified 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]" (Luke 10:21,22).

Notice that The Book was in The Hand, of The Father, WHO sat upon the throne. And although some would say that The Book is still sealed today; Jesus, The Hand and Power of GOD, Who has prevailed to open The Book, has made it clear to His disciples that The Father, as it seems good in HIS sight, has delivered all things into His hand, that the deep and hidden things of HIS Heart might be revealed through Him to those, who are born from above by Him. Jesus is able to make this claim, because The Father has delivered to Him all things in heaven and earth. And if all things have been delivered unto Him, then it is in His Power alone to reveal, or to conceal The Things of The Father in Himself from men. However, because The Father's SPIRIT of Love is expressed in The Gift of HIS Son, Jesus chose to glorify The Father NAME in Himself and said, "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 Gift of Eternal Life is in receiving The Revelation of The Son of GOD from The Father, WHO sent Him, that The Son of GOD might reveal and make known The Revelation of The Father through those, who receive Him, that The Father through HIS Son in those, who are made partakers of The Word, might reveal and glorify HIS Son, Whom The Father has sent. We cannot receive The Father's Revelation of HIS Son, except we receive first HIS Son, Whom HE has sent. And we cannot know and receive The Son except The Father reveals to us HIS Son that we might receive The Father's Revelation through Him.

Through out the history of this world, The Father has been giving to us HIS Word, Whom HE has sent. It was through HIS Word, Who came to the prophets that The Son revealed to men That Which The Father commanded Him to speak, that when The Son was revealed in the flesh of men, they might know Him and receive Him, Whom HE has sent. For His Testimony and His Witness of The Father would have already been written and confirmed by The Law and the Prophets. It was to confirm and reveal HIMSELF through HIS Son to the hearts of His disciples that "...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 10:23,24).

Up to the time of This Revelation, no man had received a clear Revelation of The Father or perceived the day of HIS dwelling among men. It was to reveal The Truth of The Father and The Son, of Whom the world was in darkness that Paul and the other disciples testified 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. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all" (1John 1:1-5).

If men are presenting a message different from That, Which The Father has revealed to us through HIS Son, then the enemy is still at work in blinding the hearts of men from receiving in their hearts HIS Word of Truth. For out of the Eight Translation New Testament of The Bible, only one translation of The Word was able to manifest and blessed the receivers of The Word, to see and receive That, Which The Father has revealed to His disciples through HIS Word. Because men were blinded, and kept from receiving The Truth of GOD, to see WHO The Word has revealed to men in and through Himself, the other seven translations came short of manifesting, or handling and delivering The Truth, Which the prophets and kings have desired to see.

This is evidence that if we trust in our own understanding, or follow the thoughts of men to guide us, without confirming our thought with The Word of GOD, we will mishandle The Word of Life, Who is given of GOD to Guide us into all Truth. If we do not trust in The Word, We can lead others to follow us down the wrong path into darkness and death. But if we trust in GOD by HIS Word through the evidence of faith, then HE will lead us to The Truth by HIS Word, Whom HE has sent. For It is revealed from Genesis to Revelation, that The Father has given to us a Revelation of HIMSELF through HIS Son, and This Revelation is given to those, who have become partakers of HIS Word, that The Word in us might reveal through us The Revelation of The Father in Himself. No where in The Record of HIS Word did The Father reveal to His prophets and the disciples that there is a Third Divine Spiritual Being, through Whom HE would reveal to men The Thoughts of GOD. To present this as part of the gospel and Testimony of Christ is to reject The Revelation The Father has revealed to men of HIS Son, and The IMAGE and Revelation that The Son has revealed to men of The Father, WHO sent Him.

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