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

By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

Are we depending upon the flesh of men to save
us, or upon The LORD our GOD by HIS Word?
And upon whom will the wrath of GOD fall
in these last days of earths' history?

It is said by many "There are many ways, paths, or roads that leads to GOD". And from this statement in the minds of so many men and women, who hold to this belief, they see no need to be corrected by One, Who has knowledge of The Way to GOD, because in their minds, everyone has their own way to get to GOD. With this understanding in their minds; what they are really saying to us is, that you should not correct me, and The Person, Who has Knowledge of GOD should not correct them, because we each have our own path to walk in getting to GOD. This would be true if we were all looking at the same central point of view or the same central location, which could be seen by all, who seek to get to that same location from different directions. However, this is not the case for all, who are seeking to get to The ONE, Who has created all things and can recreate all things anew.

Today we have many different kinds of religions in the world. And most or all of these religions proclaim to have some kind of connection to a Supreme Being or to something, or to someone to Whom they give and return worship of themselves. This by its' self does not make the religion or the worship in that religion correct or incorrect. For many religions of the world fulfill a deep desire to show their respect and honor to The Supreme Being or to the thing, or to that person to Whom they give honor, praise and worship of themselves. If there is a problem with the different kinds of religions in the world, it is not in having a desire to express worship, which is a desire given to all created things that produce offspring after its' kind. The problem is not with having the desire to worship, but it is in the way our worship is conducted, or not conducted, which affects the way we bring honor or dishonor to the Supreme Being, or that thing or that person to whom we give of ourselves in worship.

If there are many different ways, paths or roads that leads to GOD, then if a person or a group of people do things to each other or to us that we do not like, then we should not get upset when we are hurt by what he or they do to us. If there are many different ways to God, then they could be doing the things that would please and give honor to their god. And who are we to correct them if they are doing what they believe their god has revealed to them to do in worship to him? With this as the belief of so many men and women, they should not get upset or be in a state of unrest, because one government choose to run their country different from another. They are running their country based on the way they see and worship their god, to give him honor and praise.

However, The Word of GOD has Testified to and through His servant John and said, "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). Now according to our previous study in "GOD'S Message of warning", The Word of GOD declared and 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).

If we believed the statement, which is held by so many educated men and women, who believe that there are many ways to get to GOD, then all, who follow this belief will never come to know The True GOD for themselves, because they will wait until that finial day of Judgment, to find that those, who believed in many ways to GOD never really knew The True GOD of The Word for themselves. For if it is possible for men and women to have a wrong view of GOD, then everyone, who follow after his/her own view of GOD, he/she will never come to The True GOD, because the false view of GOD has blinded his/her eyes from seeing and beholding The True Image of GOD by HIS Word. For it was The Word of GOD, Who made it clear that "no man has seen GOD at any time", and because He is The Only One, Who has declared and made The Father known to men throughout the whole history of man, then He is The Only One, Who could reveal to us HIM, WHOM no man has seen or heard. If His view is the only True view and revelation of GOD, then how is it that we have so many different ways to get to GOD?

If we have found Him, Who alone has The Knowledge of GOD, then by HIS Grace, we have found The Holy One through Whom The Father reveals and makes HIMSELF known to sinful men that we might be drawn back to GOD, not in our sin, but from our sin. If we have received The Only Begotten Son of GOD, then we have received The Favor of The LORD in and through HIS Son, Whom HE has sent. However, if we sin against HIS Son, Whom HE has sent to lead us back to HIM, and we follow after someone, whom we have put on His throne of our hearts, then even if we follow our own selves and our own ways, then we are doing wrong to our own souls. For GOD has declared by HIS Word through His servant Solomon saying, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12).

Notice that if our hearts are not set aright in Him, Whom GOD has sent to lead us back to HIM, WHO has sent Him, then whosoever we put on the throne of our hearts to replace Him, Who leads our hearts to HIM; that thing, or that person that sits upon His throne of our hearts will lead us away from GOD to an unwelcome end. When GOD instructed Adam with the command by HIS Word, 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), HE had given to man an abundance from which to choose from and eat. The only restriction given to man was for him to not eat of the one tree, which had knowledge of good, but chose to bear the fruit of evil to those, who knew no work of deception after his kind.

To whom do we give honor and praise?
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From the evidence presented from the link and the statements above, the world may conclude that there are many ways to get to GOD, but as we have seen from those, who had the written word of GOD in their hands, they never made The Spiritual Connection to GOD by HIS Word in their hearts. The Way of GOD was right there sitting before them in the physical temple of the congregation, to Guide and lead the spiritual temple back to GOD by HIS Word, but they would not open their hearts to receive and take heed to GOD by HIS Word, Who was their with them.

Through His servant Matthew, The Word Testified to us of what He said to them on the mount, saying, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it" (Matthew 7:7-27).

Notice that it is our heavenly Father's desire to give Good Things to all, who would ask of HIM. However, if we don't know HIM, how can we ask HIM to bless us with Good Thing? And if we have our own gods, and don't seek for The True GOD, how and when will we find The True GOD, if we never knock for The Truth to be opened unto us? Is it The Will of GOD that HIS NAME remains a Mystery to so many within the church, which is called by His Name? Is it GOD'S Will that so many in these last days are entering into and following the broad road that leads to destruction? Is it HIS Will that only a few are asking, seeking, and knocking to find The Strait Gate that opens The Door to HIS House to receive The Good Gift of Eternal Life?

The broad road is broad, because it can accommodate many different ways according to the many ways of men, who follow after their own hearts, to become false prophets in leading the blind to follow the ways of men into destruction. Like the enemy of both GOD and man, those, who follow the broad road that leads to destruction become the seed of the wicked one, to have knowledge of both good and evil, to become false prophets, who go to men not as serpents, but as ravening wolves dressed in sheep's clothing. Like Satan, they lead men and women to follow their father to not bear good fruit towards GOD. As corrupt branches from his tree, they bring forth from the treasures of his heart, the fruit of evil to entice and deceive those, who seek to do GOD'S Will. As a result, we have a field full of tares among the wheat growing together. And when both are fully grown, they produce a harvest, which will cause some to be cast with the devil into the burning flame, and the rest to be covered and stored in the house of the good sower to last forever.

The Strait Gate is strait and narrow, because the few, who ask The Heavenly Father, and sought for HIS Guidance, they will receive The Good Gift of GOD when they knock on The Strait Gate of HIS Word, Who opens to their hearts The Treasures of HIS Way, Who leads the seeker to receive HIS Gift of Eternal Life. Those, who receive The Treasure of GOD'S Word, they become like Him, to bear His fruit through them, to point men and women to Him and not to themselves. For He is The Strait Gate, Who open His heart to reveal to us The TREASURES of GOD'S Goodness, Mercy and HIS Grace. As trees of Christ Righteousness, by The Fruit of GOD'S Word abiding in us, we bear The Fruit of GOD'S Word in and through us to HIS Glory by HIS Word.

With a world full of wheat and tares, The Word of GOD said that not everyone, who says unto Him, "LORD, Lord shall enter The Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does The Will of The Father which is in heaven". But the tares also will profess to Him in that day of judgment, saying, "Lord, Lord, Have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils?" They will profess with their mouth saying, "Have we not in Your Name done many wonderful works?" How then will The Lord know the difference between the wheat from the tares, who both do works in HIS NAME? 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" (Revelation 16:13,14). It is to them, who have joined with enemy to do his work of deception that The LORD by HIS Word will say, "...I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:23).

Why would HE say to them that He did not know them,
and that they worked iniquity in HIS NAME?

When David instructed his son Solomon with The Words of Wisdom from on High, it was GOD, WHO instructed and guided Solomon by HIS Word of Wisdom in and through His servant David. And when Solomon instructed his son, with The Same Foundation of Wisdom from GOD, it was by The Word of The LORD in him and by Him that he said, "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. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:1-7).

When Solomon built the temple for the dwelling place of The House of LORD, he sought by GOD'S Word to lay the foundation for his own household with GOD'S Law of Life that HIS length of days and long life and peace might be added to his offspring after HIS Kind. Solomon's offspring were to bind The Law of GOD about his neck and upon the table of his heart that he might find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. By trusting in The LORD, and not in the wisdom of men or in his own understanding, he were to acknowledge the leading of The LORD by HIS Word, Who led The Way that departs from evil by HIS Mercy and Truth, which is written and imprinted upon the heart.

By The Word of The LORD, Solomon said to his son, "My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman" (Proverbs 6:20-24).

Are we taking heed to build our household on The Solid Rock of firm foundation? Through Solomon, The Word of The LORD said, "Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard. Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly. A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health. Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured" (Proverbs 13:13-18).

We are not to forget HIS Law of Life
Which binds our hearts to GOD and man.

When Adam and Eve heeded the counsel of the ungodly and wicked messenger, they were deceived into despising The Word of GOD, Who is the end of The Law, or the focus of The Way of Life to the wise, and a Fountain of life to those, who would depart from the snares of death. But when man sinned against GOD and HIS Word, the result of separating from GOD to join with the enemy brought about death to every living thing under his dominion upon the earth. However, the penalty for sin, which is destruction, was delayed by The Grace of GOD through HIS Word that man might be saved from sin through HIS Seed, Who would come and show us The Way to depart from the snares of death.

Through receiving The Word of GOD in his heart, Paul testified and gave praise and honor to The LORD by HIS Word and said, "Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as [it was] by one that sinned, [so is] the gift: for the judgment [was] by one to condemnation, but the free gift [is] of many offences unto justification.

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Romans 5:14-19).

Notice that it was through the offence of one man that separation from GOD and death by disobedience came upon all men, but by the obedience of One, Who revealed to us The Way to depart from the snares of death, all, who believe on Him, they are made righteous to follow and do HIS Will by His Power in them that no man can boast. For He revealed through His servant Paul, saying, "For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

"For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 8:4-12).

Notice that those, who keep HIS New Covenant with HIS Word, HE will write The Same Law by HIS Word upon their hearts, and they will know HIM by HIS Word, and HE will know them and be Merciful to them, and remember our sins no more. To those, who follow HIS Word as The Pattern and The Corner Stone of The Temple of The LIVING GOD, and received HIS Word of Eternal Life in them, Jesus--The Word said to them, "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 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. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, 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 14:15-24).

As The Treasures of GOD'S Word flow in us and through us, many will be blessed by The Fruit of HIS Word abiding in the hearts of all those, who represent GOD, not as a serpent or a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing, but as ambassadors representing GOD by HIS Word in and through us with the law and the prophets testifying of GOD by HIS Word in them and through them. If our spiritual leaders speak not according to The Fruit of HIS Word to them, then there is no Light of Life in their vessels to give Light to our feet to be led back to GOD. If they are in darkness to The Truth, then they could be blind to the working of the enemy in and through them.

We are not to forget HIS Law of Life
Which binds our hearts to GOD and man.

But the tares never heeded GOD'S Word through His prophets, or those through whom GOD sent with HIS Word that they might build their temples after The Pattern of HIS Word. If they kept not The Word, Who was sent to them, then they will not keep The HOLY ONE, WHO sent Him that He and The Father might make Their abode with them. And because they have not kept HIS Word they don't know The True GOD and The Holy One, Whom HE has sent to Guide them to HIM. They built their temples, not upon The foundation of HIS Law of Life in HIS Word, but upon the snares and deceptions of the enemy, who has deceived them into doing his will. Because they never believe on The Word of GOD to keep The Father's Commandments as a Lamp and a Light in their vessels, to depart from the snares of death; HIS length of days and long life and peace are not added to them, because they forsook, abandon, deserted, disowned, renounced, relinquished, given up, and turn their backs on HIS Mercy and Truth, Who bound their hearts with Him in the New Covenant of His Law that they might find favor and good understanding in the sight GOD and man. By not trusting in The LORD with their whole heart, the tares of the field leaned upon their own understanding and the wisdom of men to build their temples for the enemy's dwelling upon sinking sand.

And because we dwell among wheat and tares, which are ripening in the world today, The LORD by HIS Word through His servant John 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).

And because many are in a condition of being totally separated from The Word of Life, The Word of The LORD spoke through Paul to the church at Rome, and said, "For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

"I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For 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:

We are not to forget HIS Law of Life
Which binds our hearts to GOD and man.

"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. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them" (Romans 1:9-32).

It was The Word through His servant Solomon, Who said, "...he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death" (Proverbs 8:35,36). Like the people in Noah's day who kept putting off the call to respond to The SPIRIT'S call by HIS Word through His servant Noah, to get on board The Ark for their salvation, today HE is still calling to men, who keep shutting and rejecting HIS Voice by HIS Word to their hearts. The day will come when The Grace of GOD will be rejected for the last time, and those, who kept shutting the door of their hearts to HIS Word, they will be forever shut out from The Door, Who is The Way The Truth and Eternal Life.

To make it clear to those, who believe not, The LORD by HIS Word spoke through Paul and said, " This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare" (2 Corinthians 13:1,2).

Then Paul wanted those, who received The Word through him to believe The Truth of Who it was that spoke to them through him that he said, "Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you. For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

"For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you" (2 Corinthians 13:3-11).

I pray that we will all take heed to The Word of The LORD, and by The Power of HIS Word to do what HE by HIS Word has called us to do. To open the eyes of the blind that they may receive The Spirit of Truth and live. Amen.