by Carron Lake

With a desire to restore the divided hearts of those in Corinth to The One Fellowship of believers, who are partakers of The Spirit of Christ, Paul testified and said, "...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" (1 Corinthians 2:4,5). According to The Word delivered to us through Paul, he demonstrated to the church at Corinth, that it was The Spirit and Power of GOD, Who was working in and through him, to build the faith of the church, not on the enticing words of man's wisdom, but on Him, Who is The Foundation of The Temple of GOD, which is built without hands. Paul testified to this Truth and said, "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:17-31).

From Paul's testimony to the church, we understand clearly that it was Christ The Spirit and Power of GOD, Who was with him, and sent him to preach His Message to those, who would be saved by HIS Power and Wisdom. This is why Paul could testify with the other disciples and say to the church, "...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.

"[We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you. For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God" (2 Corinthians 1:5-15).

The Gift and Treasure of GOD is The Spirit, The Power, The Wisdom, The Knowledge, The Light and Life, all of Which The Father has given to us in The Package of HIS Son Jesus Christ our Lord. By receiving The Word of GOD, He imparts to us His fruit to Work in us and through us, for the building of His Temple, which is made for the indwelling of HIS Treasure. Having received in his hands and his heart The Same Mind and The Same Judgment of The Word, Peter testified and said, "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 4:10-19).

With the world in darkness and so many in the church divided on knowing The Truth, Who is The Light and Life of man, all who are made partakers in The Fellowship of Christ must receive in the soil of their heart The Same Mind and Judgment of Christ, that through us He might shine forth The Light of HIS Saving Power to reach into every dark area of this world, to cast out of His dwelling the power that has kept many in darkness to The Light of His Glory. For we are the Temple of GOD, which HE has built for the receiving of HIS Gift, Which He will manifest in us according to His own will, if we hold fast to the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end, that He might glorify The Fatherís NAME in us and through us, with HIS Message of Salvation to a darken World.

It was The Same Mind and Judgment in the vessel of John that enabled him to receive a vision of those, who are made Partakers with Christ. He testified and said, "...I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

"These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. And 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 14:1-7).

Notice that it is only by having The Same Mind and Judgment in those, who are made partakes of The Lamb that we can speak as One Spirit with Christ, to sing the song, which is taught only by Him, because the world is singing a song, which they have learned from the wisdom of men. As Christ give glory to The Father, Who sent Him, likewise, all, who are made partakers with Christ will give glory to Him by allowing Him to shine The Light of The Father's Glory through us, that those, who are yet in darkness might join in His Holy Fellowship by following The Father's Judgment as revealed and expressed to us in HIS Son.

To accomplish The Father's Will, we are instructed by The Father's Word, Who came to His servant Solomon and through him said to us, "My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:1-6).

If we trust in The Word of The LORD to do as HE says, we will keep HIS Commandments that we might be at peace with both GOD and man. And With His yoke of Love around our necks, we will lean not to our own understanding, but will acknowledge HIS Word, Who guides us by HIS Judgment that through us He might extend to others HIS Mercy and Truth through the hearts that are joined together in One Fellowship with His. However, by following the broad ways of the world, many, who study HIS Word lean to their own understanding and remain divided from His Holy Fellowship, because they trust not in The Word, Whom The Father has sent. For this reason The Word said, "...For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And [some] of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth" (John 9:39-41).

If we each follow our own reasoning and our own understanding, it would seem that we would prefer to be known with the world as being able to see what they see, and to reason with the same reasoning with them, but according to The Word of Truth, this would be known as being blinded to The Truth. And according to those, who see only with their eyes and not with their hearts through the eyes of faith, they will conclude by their own reasoning that because the majority is believing and following another way, they must be following The Truth.

Through His servant Isaiah, who being a partaker of GOD'S Word to us, The LORD revealed The Only One in Whom HE has sent and has glorified, saying, "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

"Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

"Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing unto the LORD a new song, [and] his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up [their voice], the villages [that] Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands. The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

"I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, [and] refrained myself: [now] will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye [are] our gods.

"Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who [is] blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger [that] I sent? who [is] blind as [he that is] perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant? Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make [it] honourable" (Isaiah 42:1-21).

The LORD has revealed how HIS Word, as HIS Servant, Whom HE has sent has chosen not to see with His eyes the evil that men have done. HE testified by HIS Word through His servant who was made partaker with Him, saying, "...there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

"But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins" (Isaiah 11:1-5 ).

The LORD has revealed how HIS Word chose not to see the evil of men with His eyes, but by His example, He righteously judge the poor and reprove the meek of the earth through the things He has revealed to be The Truth. Could it be that The Truth, Whom The Father has revealed and have delivered into the hands of men will be the means by Which the wicked, who received not The Spirit of Truth will be slain?

Through His servant John, who was a partaker with The Same Mind an Judgment, The Word testified of The Father and said, "...Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

"For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 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. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me"(John 5:19-30).

Could it be that those, who become partakers with Christ will seek not their own will, but with The Same Mind and Judgment of Christ, seek to honor The Father, WHO does HIS Will by HIS Word through those, who are partakers with Him?

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).

Through John, in whom The Fountain of Waters flow, The Word of Life said, "...If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)" (John 7:37-39).

It is with The Same Mind and Judgment, Who exercise Loving kindness and righteousness through us that we might give glory and honor in our worship to The Father, WHO sent HIS Word, that out of our hearts might flow HIS Word of Life into this world of darkness and death. We are to give HIM honor by representing to others What HE has revealed through us by HIS Son. For HIS Son has not presented to us from His own mind a third divine image with Himself and The Father, but has clearly testified and said, "...this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was" (John 17:3-5).

Is the church today representing The Same Mind and Judgment as given to us from The Father, Who sent HIS Word? or are there many within the church representing to the world the wisdom that is given of men?

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