The House of God gives
glory to the Word of God.

There are many churches in the world which hold to the claim of being the church of God. And as Christ said, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you" (John 14:2). Although there are many mansions in the house of God, it is not the name of the church that makes it a mansion in God's house. For it was the Word, Who preached to the church in His sermon on the mount, "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 7:13-27).

The House that Glorifies the Word

We give glory to the Word of God when we hear the Word. And through receiving the Word, we do the will of the Father, WHO sent the Word. The Word said to His disciples, "I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also" (John 14:2, 3).

All who receive the Word to live and do the will of the Father will be received by the Word. And by receiving the Word, He will guide us to where He is. As He said to them before, "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour" (John 12:26). Through Timothy the Word revealed to the church and said, "These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:14-16). "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house.

"For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God. And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

"Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

"For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? [was it] not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief" (Hebrews 3:1-19).

It was the Holy Ghost that said that the fathers of the Jews tempted Him in the wilderness, to prove Him. And they saw His works during those forty years. He said that He was grieved with that generation, because of the error in their hearts. They had not known His ways. For this reason, they could not enter into His rest, because of their unbelief.

Many of the children of Israel did not receive the promise that was given to them because of their unbelief. But if we hold steadfast to the beginning of our confidence unto the end, then the promise given to us by the Word will come to those who believe and follow Him by faith.

After revealing to His seventy disciples WHO it was that give them Power to tread on the serpents and all the power of the enemy, Jesus rejoiced in Spirit, 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]. And 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 10:21-24).

After receiving the Truth from the Father through HIS Word, Paul presented the same concept to the church at Corinth, that they might receive the Truth through him. He said. "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" (1 Corinthians 1:11-13).

In other words, Paul was revealing to them the Truth by saying; No man knows the things of a man, except the Spirit of the man which is in him. Even so the things of God (the Father) no man knows, but the Spirit which is of God.

The Spirit of God in man

Jesus rejoiced and gave glory to the Father for revealing the Knowledge of the Word to those who are babes in Christ. For He said, "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" (John 6:44-47).

It is clearly revealed through the Word that there is no one other than the Father, WHO can reveal to us the Knowledge of HIS Son; and there is no one other than the Son of God, Who can reveal to us the KNOWLEDGE of the Father. It is for this reason that the Word said, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him." But how can we know and receive the revelation of the Son without first coming to the Father, that we might know the person of HIS Son? For The Word said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).

The Word of God revealed that we can not come to Him, except the Father, WHO has sent Him to us, draws us unto HIMSELF that HE might reveal to us Knowledge of HIS Son. And in coming to know the Son, He the Son will reveal to us the KNOWLEDGE of the Father that we might also become children of God to reveal both the Father and the Son. It is for this reason that the Word of God revealed through the prophets that they shall all be taught of God. Every man that has heard and has learned of the Father has come to the Word of God.

It is the Father, WHO revealed HIMSELF to us through HIS Word, HIS Messenger
and the Word revealed Himself to His servants through signs and symbols.

We are blessed if we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear the things of God. It was for this reason that John wrote, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand" (Revelation 1:1-3).

Without the Word of God abiding in the heart, no man on earth can know the nature of God. No matter how educated the person might be, without the revelation of the Father through HIS only begotten Son, we will never come to the Knowledge of God. For we see the evidence of this already in the world, in those who believe not the Truth. And because of their unbelief as He said, they shall not enter into HIS Rest.

Today, there are many Christians, who will testify that they know the Way, but because of their unbelief, they deny the Power of God. If in their hearts, they are saying that there is a third divine being, Who can reveal to us the Father, or the Son, then, they are saying that the Father has not revealed to us HIS Truth. For Jesus said, "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".

It was the Son, Who revealed the Father unto His servant Paul, and Paul testified and said, "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. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:6-16).

It was Paul, who also testified and said, "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17). And Jesus Himself said, "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you" (John 15:15).

After revealing this concept to His disciples, the Father turned HIS Word 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). But God has revealed them unto us by HIS Spirit.

David, a servant of the Word testified of the Word and said, "Thy way, O God, [is] in the sanctuary: who [is so] great a God as [our] God?" (Psalms 77:13)

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