(1). The Sanctuary of the soul,   (2). Wickedness in high places,
(3). Art thou he that troubleth Israel?,   (4). Who are The True Worshippers of GOD?


by Carron Lake - www.thelightoftheword.org

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high [places]" (Ephesians 6:12).

As a minister, who presented the words of GOD to the churches, The Word through Paul was presented to the church at Ephesus, and in Paul's closing remarks to them of The Counsel of GOD'S Word, he said to them, "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" (Ephesians 6:11-18).

Although it was said through Paul that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high [places], we are to take unto us The Whole Armour of GOD, to stand against the wiles of the devil, and to quench the fiery darts of the wicked by using the shield of faith. And although we have the helmet of salvation, and The Sword of The Spirit, which is The Word of God, and the breastplate of righteousness, we are to have our loins girded about with The Truth, and our feet shod, or bound with the preparation of the gospel of peace and have our feet bound to that platform, or that standing position of Truth, Which gives us The Power to stand against the wiles of the devil in that evil day. For if we do not know who the enemy is, or his weapon, which is used against us, and our feet is not firmly bound in that standing position of Truth, then without our Shield of faith we will fall by the attack of the enemy in that evil day. It is for this reason that the enemy seeks to keep men in the dark, to keep their minds and hearts from knowing The Truth of GOD'S Word. For if men have not The Knowledge of The Truth, then they have no Ammo to defend The Light of Truth on Which they must stand, or to move forward with The Sword of The Spirit to shine The Light of GOD'S Word against the work of the enemy and his works of darkness in this world.

For Paul 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.

"[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. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:1-18).

Notice that Paul makes it clear that those, who were with him, they were given a ministry of manifesting The Truth and commending themselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. They did not partake of the work of handling the word of God deceitfully, for it was declared that they had renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, and they were not walking in craftiness. Notice also that their walk had a lot to do with their stand against the wiles of the devil. And to stand and not faint, or to fall by the attacks of all the fiery darts of the wicked, they were to put on The Whole Armour of GOD, to withstand in the evil day, to remain steadfast in their faith. For by commending The word of Truth to every man's conscience in the sight of God, they were empowered by The Power of GOD'S Word and not of themselves. The word "commending" -means (to place together, to set in the same place, to bring or band together, or to set one with another, by way of presenting or introducing him, to comprehend). The same word "commending" carries with it the same meaning for the words, "approve", "consist", "make", "stand", "stand with".

To the church in Rome, Paul testified of The Word of Truth and said, "For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:11-17).

Esaias, whose name is Isaiah, he raised the question to The Lord, and said, "Lord, who hath believed our report? And speaking also of "our report", Paul and those with him said, "...if our gospel be hid," he was addressing, or focusing our minds on the same gospel that Isaiah presented as the report, which was commended to men through him. In other words, the disciples and Isaiah stood for The Same Report of The Word of Truth, Who was being revealed through them, to every man's conscience in the sight of God. However, Paul testified of The Word of God and said, "...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" (2 Corinthians 4:3,4). To establish, or to make it clear in the minds of all as to Whom their Report is based, Paul presented The Report as "The Light of The Glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is The Image of God"--The Light of Him is to shine unto the minds of all. It was made clear through Paul, who said, "...we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake" (2 Corinthians 4:5).

Because of the god of this world, who blinded the minds of men to The Light of The Report, or The Gospel to men, many are led to believe that Paul was referring to them not preaching of themselves, or about themselves, but of Jesus Christ, and they were being His servants. But this was not his Report to men. To confirm The Truth of his Report, or The Gospel to the minds of men, Paul 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. 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" (1 Corinthians 2:4-8).

Notice that The Spirit and of Power was being demonstrated through Paul, and through this demonstration by The Spirit and of Power in his speech and his preaching, our faith should stand not on the enticing words of man's wisdom, but in the power of God, which GOD ordained before the world unto our glory. But the minds of men were blinded to This Truth, and The Report of The Truth of The Word was hidden from them, who believed not on Him, Who spoke to them through those, who believed, received and served Him.

As was demonstrated of Christ through him, Paul testified and said, "...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 2:9-16)

In the English language, there is a list of alphabetical characters that can be called upon from a to z to form words. And these words when called upon and placed, or made to stand together in an arranged order, according to the one, who is seeking to convey a thought, they--the characters of letters standing together in an arranged order bring to light, or they by their arrangement by the author of the thoughts, bring out and reveal to all, who would receive them, words to receive the thoughts from the mind of the author. It is a most difficult thing to do, to write ones biography with just one character from the alphabet, using the same letter I on every page. There is not much that one can say by presenting a three hundred-page book, using only one character to reveal who you are on every page.

Now if all the characters of the alphabet, which formed words to convey the thoughts of the author, were thrown together without some form of an appeared arranged order, then although the same characters are there, they cannot convey the thoughts correctly to all, who would receive them, because they appear to be a mystery, or encrypted. And without the key to unlock the mystery, or the cipher to discern the encryption, all cannot receive the message from the author of the thoughts to their minds. The message would therefore be mysterious to all, who never receive the key to receive the message. In the words through the character of Paul, who was one of the characters called upon to reveal GOD'S Thoughts by HIS Word, it was made clear that, "...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..." (1 Corinthians 2:9, 10). To many, who read the words of The Word of GOD, they without HIS Gift of Faith to discern HIS Word, will receive them as a mystery, or words that are encrypted to their understanding. And they have not received The Key to open to their hearts The Message freely given to them from The Heart of GOD through HIS Word. Although it is written that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither entered into the heart of man the things of GOD, yet, through Paul it is made clear that GOD has revealed them unto us by HIS Spirit.

Even through His servant David, who was called upon to stand for HIS Word, and through whom The Word of GOD spoke; HE through him by HIS Word said, "The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God. They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD" (Psalms 14:1-4).

In His teachings to those, who received HIS Word, Jesus revealed that there is a difference between those who have walked not according to HIS Word, and those, who followed GOD by HIS Word. Through Mark, who was called to stand for HIS Word, Jesus said to us through him, "...Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and [their] sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts" (Mark 4:11-15).

Through The Word by David, The LORD revealed that those, who were corrupt by their abominable works, there were none that did understand, because they were all gone aside, and together they became filthy. By The Word, Who was sown in the heart of Mark, He revealed that they, who were by the wayside and had received The Word in their hearts, the enemy of man's soul came immediately to take away The Word of GOD, Who was Sown in their hearts. This wicked work of the enemy of souls is done to day, and was done by those, who rejected Christ and crucified Him on a cross, because of the blindness of their heart to receive The Truth of GOD Word. Through Paul, The Word Wisdom made it clear that "...had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." They fed their hearts on the enticing words of man's wisdom, rather than The Wisdom, Who is Given freely of GOD.

For Jesus Himself has revealed to us through His servant John and 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. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you" (John 15:15, 16).

Which wisdom are you receiving and believing
in your heart?
The wisdom of the world?, or The Wisdom of GOD?

With The Free Gift given of GOD to those, who would receive The Wisdom of HIS Word, Paul testified of Him, Whom he had received and said, "Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: But I beseech [you], that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's. For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: . . ." (2 Corinthians 10:1-8).

By connecting and placing these words of thought to the words of thought given by The Word through Paul to the church at Ephesus, we see that we are all called to do our apart in shining The Light of Truth to those, who are in darkness to The Truth of GOD and HIS Word. GOD will ordained by HIS Word those, who receive HIS Word. For The Wisdom of GOD has been ordained of GOD from before the world unto our glory. For it was revealed by The Word through Paul, who said, "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 4:6,7).

But if men are filling the hearts of the people with the wisdom of the world, and not The Wisdom of GOD, then they are not taking a stand with GOD and HIS Word in presenting The Truth, Which the enemy of their soul is seeking to keep this world in darkness from receiving The Truth to their souls. They are without GOD'S Amour of protection against what is soon to come upon this world, against those, who continue to reject GOD and The Truth of HIS Word. For it was revealed by Wisdom through His servant David, saying, "Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish" (Psalms 1:1-6).

By walking in the counsel of the ungodly, Which is of the wisdom of this world, those, who followed this counsel, their feet are not leading the hearts of men to received the gospel of Peace in the sanctuary of their souls, because they do not have faith in GOD'S Word, to hear What GOD is revealing to their hearts by The Wisdom of HIS Word. And if they are not hearing HIS Word, then they are not obeying HIS Word, to receive the glad tidings of good things, which GOD has ordained to our hearts from before the world unto our glory. And if the hearts of men are not presenting the glad tidings of the good things of The Kingdom of GOD, which GOD has searched to see if any did understand, then their feet is seen by HIM as not being beautiful, but are the feet that have "gone aside", or "by the way side" to lead the hearts of men in the counsel and the way of the ungodly. Although The Word of GOD has revealed The Truth to the hearts of men, the enemy of their souls have come, and have immediately taken away The Word of Truth sown in their hearts, because they did not see The Treasure of Wisdom, Who fills us with all The Fullness of GOD, or The Whole Amour of GOD, to stand against the wiles of the devil. The counsel that have led the hearts of men out of The Way of Truth is seen by GOD as spiritual wickedness in high places, our the minds of men. And this high place is the command center of the soul in every man, which the enemy seeks to control, to do his will that men might not do GOD'S Will by The Power of HIS Word. It is this purpose behind blinding the hearts and minds of men that they might not believe and receive The Truth of GOD in HIS Word.

This is why it was said through Paul, "...we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]" (Ephesians 6:12). It is for this reason that Paul said, "...the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:4,5).

Isaiah testified of The Mighty Power of GOD'S Word, and said, "For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all [them to] whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them" (Isaiah 8:11-20).

The LORD by HIS Word of Wisdom gave Instruction to bind up The Testimony, Which is His testimony through all, who were called and stand against the wiles of the devil in proclaiming GOD'S Word of Truth. He had sealed HIS law among His disciples that they with their feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, and taking the shield of faith, were able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Yet, many with their blindness, and lack of faith in GOD and HIS Word, they being controled by the enemy of their souls, are leading thousands who trust them to guide them in the path of Truth, but they are leading them out of The Way of Truth into the ways of error to destruction. For it is written, "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" (Matthew 7:13-24).

Are we standing with The Whole Armour of God against the wiles of the devil, to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked? Broad is the way that leads to destruction, because the broad way can accomodate everyway of error that leads to destruction. But narrow is The Way that leads to Eternal Life, because there is Only One Way, Who can lead us to Eternal Life. He is The Stone of stumbling whereon men must fall from their wicked ways to receive The Truth of GOD, and A Rock whereon they must build their faith in Him, for He is The Sanctuary of the souls of all, who will live by Him.

For it was through His servant Isaiah, who stood for The Truth that The Word of Wisdom said, "I am sought of [them that] asked not [for me]; I am found of [them that] sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation [that] was not called by my name. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way [that was] not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable [things is in] their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These [are] a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day. Behold, [it is] written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom. Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and [one] saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing [is] in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me. But ye [are] they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose [that] wherein I delighted not.

"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner [being] an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree [are] the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD" (Isaiah 65:1-25).

In his testimony to all who would receive GOD'S Word of Life, John testified of Him 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. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us" (1John 1:1-10).

With The Same humbleness of heart, we must, as The Word has said through James, "...pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins" (James 5:16-20).

And as it is written of The LORD by HIS Word through Isaiah, it is said, "I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him. But the wicked [are] like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. [There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked" (Isaiah 57:19-21).

Because we believe GOD by HIS Word, Paul testified of HIM and said, "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" (2Corinthians 4:13). By binding up The Testimony of GOD'S Word, and sealing HIS Law among His disciples, all who stand together against the enemy of our souls, will take The Shield of Faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Let us chose today Whom we will serve, and learn of Him that we might go for Him with The Whole Armour of GOD, and our feet secure in HIS Word in preaching the gospel of peace, and bringing glad tidings of good things from GOD through The Truth of HIS Word to the hearts of men. Amen.

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