(1). Light verses Darkness,   (2). Let there be Light,   (3). No Excuse for not knowing,
(4). That they all might be One,   (5). Shining His Light from our Lamps


By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

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Should GOD'S Eternal Power and HIS Godhead
be a Mystery to His Church?

Through the vessel Paul, The Spirit, Who is of GOD made it known to His church in Rome that He had freely revealed The Things of GOD to men, for He spoke the words of GOD to men. And speaking of The Things of GOD, Which he received, Paul testified of The Word in him and said, "...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 1:19,20).

According to The Word through His vessel Paul, The Things, Which may be known of GOD has been manifested, or clearly revealed in men, because GOD has shown The Things of HIM by HIS Word into the hearts of men. For The Word said that The Invisible Things of GOD are clearly seen, yet, some might ask, "How do we see The Things of GOD, if They are invisible to our ability to see them?" The Spirit of The LORD has made it clear that "from the creation of the world, The Things of GOD are understood by the things that are made." And one of the crowning works of GOD'S creation is the creation of man in His Own Image, to Glorify His Name forever. However, the enemy, who sought to establish his own kingdom against The Kingdom of GOD, has sought to recruit the members of GOD'S creation for his own glory, to work by his deception to keep all from being in fellowship with GOD, by not knowing The Truth of GOD and HIS Word. It is to this end that he has worked to employ men to work against their own Creator, to keep their own hearts and mind from receiving GOD'S Word of Light and Life, to remain in darkness and death through their unbelief. But The Word of GOD has revealed to us The Truth and said, "...this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:3).

According to The Testimony of The Word, Which has been revealed to men of The Father; He--The Word has made it clear, saying, "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" (John 17:6-8).

Notice Who it is that manifested The Father's NAME unto us in this world, and WHO it is that has given to us HIS Word to draw us out of the world from among those, who knew HIM not. Jesus has revealed that we are of GOD, because it is The Father, WHO has given to us HIS Word, and we have kept The Father's Word. By receiving The Word, we have known that all Things that The Father has given to HIS Son has come from The Father. To make it clear to us, Jesus said, He has given unto us The Words that The Father has given unto Him, Which means that The Father speaks directly to us by HIS Word, because The Word is HIS means of communication to us, and we to HIM. But many have not received The Word of GOD. And because they have not received The Father's Word, they do not believe that The Son came out from The Father, as He has Testified of The Father. And if men do not believe that He came out from The Father, then they do not believe that The Father has sent Him unto them in HIS NAME. For it was through the vessel John, who received and kept The Word that He--The Word revealed to us The Things of The Father. John said of Him, "...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 3:32-36).

There are only two groups of people in this world.
The saved and the lost. Those that believe, and those,
who do not believe The Word, Who has been sent.

There are many religious groups in this world, with many different views on what they believe to be true about GOD. But there is only One Way out of this world of darkness, and That Way is by The Light and Life of GOD'S Word. For the world is full of different views, which differ from The Image GOD has revealed by HIS word. The Only Way to come to GOD, is to receive and have The Faith of Christ, to believe His Testimony of The IMAGE of The Godhead He has impressed of GOD upon our hearts. For He has revealed to us The Only True GOD, and The Father has revealed to us HIS only begotten Son, Whom HE has sent. It is The Father, WHO draws us to HIS Son, and it is through HIS Son that The Father is made known in the hearts of those, who receive HIS Word. For Jesus said to the Jews, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world" (John 6:44-51).

It is clear that all, who receive The Word of GOD, and believe in The Word, they are drawn to The Father by HIS Word. For HE sent Him to make known HIS Will to the hearts of men. It is The Father, WHO reveals HIMSELF to men through HIS Word. And through the vessel John, The Word of GOD revealed The Father's LOVE for all, who would accept The Gift of HIS Son. John testified of The Father and The Son, and said, "...as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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" (John 3:15-19).

Notice that GOD has given to HIS Son The Light of all Judgment. Why? That all might honor The Son even as The Father is honored. The Light of Judgment given to Him was not for condemnation of men, but that the world through His Judgment might be saved onto Eternal Life in fellowship with The Father through HIS Word. Just believing that Jesus came and dwelt among men, and was mishandled by men, and was crucified and buried, to rise again from the dead, to sit at His Father's side, is not what saves us alone from being condemned. It is in believing and receiving Him, as The Light and Life of man, to walk in The Light and Life of The Father's Will by Him, Whom HE has sent to draw us unto HIMSELF. If we believe in Him, as The Only Way to The Father, then we will follow The Father's Will, as it is revealed to us through The Judgment of HIS Son. Through John it was revealed to us of Christ, that "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as 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 1:10-13).

By His testimony of Judgment through His vessel John, it was made clear that GOD so loved the world, that HE gave The Power of The Light and Life of HIS Son into the hearts of all, who would believe and receive Him as The Gift HE has sent, that all, who received Him might become children of GOD. Jesus also made it clear that He is The Bread of Life, Which came down from heaven that all, who partake of Him, He might dwell in them, and by HIS Grace, He will raise them up on the last day that we will not perish, but shall have Everlasting Life with Him. Eating of Him, is receiving, believing and living out in our lives What The Father has revealed to us through The Power of HIS Word. For it was through the vessel Matthew that The Word of Judgment revealed The Light through him and said, "...It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).

If we believe that The Father speaks to us by HIS Word, then we will believe that The Word speaks to us by the vessels He sent in His Name, to reveal The Things, Which may be known of God, and has been manifested in men, who believe and received Him. If the prophets believed GOD by receiving HIS Word, and HIS Word has manifest and revealed The Things of GOD in them, then we need to digest more carefully What The Father has revealed to us by HIS Word in and through the prophets, who received HIS Word of Judgment on HIS Eternal Power and Godhead. As we digest, or assimilate The Word into our hearts, HE--The Father will reveal by HIS Word The Things that reveals HIS Eternal Power and Godhead, Which has become a Mystery to so many within the church, because men have not known Him, Who has come to His Own Tabernacle of vessels. In this last age of the Christian church before the end of the world, we see Jesus--The Word of GOD on the outside of the tabernacle of His people, whom He has created for His Glory. He--The Light and Life of man is revealed to us by His vessel John, as One knocking at the doors of the hearts of men, who are naked in darkness and death without Him. He is calling to men to receive Him, as The Word of Judgment, or The Counselor of GOD'S Will to our hearts.

Through His vessel John, GOD'S Word of Judgment spoke to His church for these last days, and John said of Him, "...These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 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 3:14-22).

Many within the church have received an image of the godhead, which rules with power over the hearts and minds of the tabernacle of GOD'S vessels; the power of which came not from The Father in heaven, or from HIS Word, Whom HE has sent, or from those, who received The Word, as The Power and Authority of GOD in both heaven and earth. If we are to walk in fellowship with The Father and The Son, Whom HE has sent, then we must walk in The Light of HIS Word, in Spirit and in Truth, Who knocks upon the hearts of men, to receive Him, Who is The Light and Life of men, rather than walk in darkness and error with the enemy, who leads men into darkness and death forever. The Faithful and True Witness of GOD has made it clear to our hearts, that if we should hear His Voice, and open our hearts to Him, He The Word and Spirit of GOD, Who proceeds from The Father will come in to our hearts, and He will sup with us and we with Him. This is an open invitation to all, who will believe and receive Him within, that we might overcome as He overcame.

To overcome as He overcame,
we need to buy of His Gold, and to anoint our eyes
with eyesalve, to see What GOD has revealed to us,
by HIS Word--The Faithful and True Witness of GOD.

From His Own Testimony, The Word has revealed to us that He is The Faithful and True Witness of GOD. He is The Only Witness to us of The Things GOD has revealed to us through Him. For He has Testified that He is The Beginning of the creation of God. He is not saying by this statement that GOD created Him, as some have concluded. No, What He is revealing to us by this statement is that all things originated by GOD through Him, for He is The Origin of all things that The Father has revealed through His Judgment. How do we know this to be True, and not false? It is written of Him by His vessel John, who said, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John testified of Him and said, "In him was life, and the life was the light of men." For "...the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made." For "that which may be known of God is manifest in them by His Light and Life in them.

If we are to receive a clear understanding of What GOD has revealed to us, of HIS Eternal Power and Godhead, then we are to look carefully at the substance of The Things we hope for, to see and receive in the evidence revealed by The Word, of The Invisible Things of GOD'S Eternal Power and Godhead, Which men have not seen, or heard; nor have received into their hearts, because they have been led to conclude in their minds and hearts that GOD'S Eternal Power and HIS Godhead is a Mystery. Yet, GOD has revealed These Things to us by HIS SPIRIT in HIS Word, that HIS Glory might be seen and revealed in and through us to HIS Glory by HIS Word. As we look at GOD'S Eternal Power and HIS Godhead, Which spans time and eternity, we will understand The Everlasting Gospel of HIS Eternal Power and HIS Godhead by The Light and Judgment of HIS Word, Who is The Light and Life of men. But if men do not trust and walk in The Light of GOD'S Word, then That, Which HE has revealed by HIS Word to the hearts of men will be mysterious to those, who believe not, or receive HIS Word.

HIS Eternal Power and Godhead
Spaning Time and Eternity

(1). "Before The Beginning"   
(2). "The creation of The Heavens"   
(3). "The creation of The Earth"   
(4). "Making known GOD to men"   
(5). "In The Fullness of Time"   
(6). "Manifest in The Churches"   
(7). "Everlasting Fellowship"   

Having received in his heart by faith The Word and The Testimony of God, Paul has set to his seal that GOD is True. And because of his faith in GOD through and by HIS Word, Paul wanted the church in Rome not to be ignorant of The Truth GOD has revealed to us by HIS Word. For what may be known of GOD has been manifested by HIS Son, and have been made known unto our understanding through the things that have been made, including man, who was made in The Image of The Son of God, Who was sent in the form of man, to reveal The GLORY of GOD to men and through men. Through John’s Testimony of The Word he received, Jesus said to us, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him" (John 14:18-21). “...If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me" (John 14:23,24).

If more than one person shows love to The LORD and HIS Word by keeping HIS Law of Love, which is a sign of fellowship between GOD and The Body of His Word, then, will The Father and The Son dwell in one person, or in the many indivisuals, who receive The Word to be The Tabernacle of GOD and HIS Word?

Having kept the commandments of The Word of GOD, Paul said to the church in Corinth, “...my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:4-14).

Notice that The One to Whom The Father has given all things without measure of HIS SPIRIT, is HIS Son--The Christ--The Anoited One. He, The Power of God came to earth in the form of flesh, to demonstrate and speak (not His Words), but The Father’s Words to and through men, to make The Will of GOD known to men. He demonstrated through Paul, and revealed to men The Hidden Wisdom, Which is of GOD, WHO has ordained This Hidden Wisdom unto our glory from before the foundation of the world. But men, not being perfect in The Faith, to comprehend The Power of GOD working through them; they by the enticing words of man's wisdom saw as a mystery The working of The Power of GOD through Paul. Paul testified and said, “we speak The Wisdom of God in a mystery, even The Hidden Wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory”. John, who also received of The Hidden Wisdom of God; 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” (1 John 1:1-5).

John has confirmed, as did Paul that they have received The Word of Life, or The Spirit, Who is of GOD, Who came from The Father with a message to declare What He has seen and heard unto all, who would receive Him. And although the disciples have seen and heard, and handled with their hands The Word of Life; they have written unto us What they have received of GOD, that we also might have fellowship with them in The Light of The Knowledge of the Glory of The Father and HIS Son Jesus Christ. As The Father give without measure all things into The Hand of HIS Son, and John testified that they have handled The Word of Life; Paul also testified 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).

The vessel Matthew testified of The Power of GOD, Who spoke to them and through their vessels to us. He said, "...Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, 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).

If men today have not The Treasures of The Word of Life in their vessels, to believe and shine The Light of What The Word of Life has Testified of The Knowledge of The Glory of GOD, then according to The Word through His vessel Paul, they are lost, because the god of this world has blinded their minds from receiving The Hidden Wisdom, Which is of GOD; that they might not have fellowship and work as One with The Father and HIS Son, Whom HE has sent with HIS Power, to be implemented in and through those, who receive Him as The Word of Life. John testified and said of Him, 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).

Notice again that the word “he” is not speaking of one particular person, or one certain individual, but all, who would received, or reject The Word, Whom The Father has sent with HIS SPIRIT, or HIS PRESENCE in those, who receive HIS Word. And if men choose to reject The Word of Life through the vessels sent to speak as One in The Name of Christ, then they are rejecting also The Father, WHO comes to us in and by HIS Word of Power, Who demonstrated HIS Power through the vessels sent with The Power of HIS Word. So The Holy Spirit, Which men rejects is not just The Father, or The Son, Who is sent in HIS NAME, but he, or anyone who is sent and is commanded by The Power of GOD'S Word to teach whatsoever he was commanded by The Power of GOD to speak in His Name. Luke made it clear to us when The Word of Life said through him, saying, "He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name" (Luke 10:16,17).

Through the vessels sent in The Name of Christ, The Father said, "...I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands" (Jeremiah 1:15,16).

It was made clear, that there are only two groups of people dwelling on the earth, those, who believe on The Son has Everlasting Life: and those, who believe not on The Son shall not see Life; but the wrath of GOD abides on them. For HE--The Father will call to HIS Kingdom all those, who will answer The call of HIS Word, to believed on HIM by HIS Word, to come and enter His Kingdom of Glory. And HE--The Father will utter HIS Judgments against those, who believed not HIS Word, and have rejected HIS call by HIS Word through those, who were sent in His Name, to call them to The Eternal Fellowship with HIS Son. HE will utter HIS Judgments against all, who have forsaken HIM by rejecting HIS Son, to burned incense unto other gods, and to worship them and the works of their own hands.

I pray that all, who receive GOD'S Word through these studies, will anwser HIS call to receive HIS Word, Who is The Light and Life of man. For by receiving Him, we are born of GOD by receiving HIS Word--The Gift and Power of GOD to become sons and daughters of GOD to HIS Glory. Amen.