The Terminology of Light and Darkness is very prominent throughout Godís Word.
The discussion of Light and Darkness is very difficult to study because light and darkness cannot really be seen, in their essence.† It is hard to comprehend because it cannot be contained, in a specimen jar, to be exactly dissected.
However such is the reality and importance of light and darkness, that God Himself has given His Definition of Light and Darkness, whether speaking of persons or of realms.† Because whether we are in light or darkness, shall determine our judgment of where we shall spend eternity.
Genesis 1: 1-19††† Isaiah 9: 1-7††† Isaiah 45: 18-19††† Job 18: 18††† 1 Peter 2: 17††† Revelation 20: 11-15
WHAT IS DARKNESS?
Is it just Space - a place Ė a position Ė a person ?† We will see that it speaks of all of these.
There is Ďan Enormous Spiritual Dimensioní which is described as thick darkness, outer darkness and the blackest darkness.
The thick Darkness, Moses speaks of as where God was.
The Outer Darkness is where disobedient believers will be confined for Eternity.
The Blackest Darkness is being reserved for false prophets and false teachers.
The enormous Spiritual Dimension called Darkness is where the Principalities and Powers, Rulers and gods are in.† They are called Darkness because of where they are, because Darkness is a Spiritual Realm which exists on the earth and outside the earth, yet is unseen and is apart from God, who is Light.
Exodus 20: 21††† Matthew 25: 30††† 2 Peter Ch. 2†††† Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Ephesians 5: 8-11††† Romans 6: 23
THE PURPOSE OF THIS MATERIAL IS TO GIVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO ESCAPE
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DARKNESS AND DEATH.
MAN IS DARKNESS :† Ephesians 5: 8-11
A lost man in Godís sight is one who does not give any regard to God.† He is seen as darkness.† He is under the power and Laws of The Realm of Darkness, which produces its own fruit, this convinces us of the existence of The Realm of Death and Darkness as we see that Darkness is a power that can bind those of that mind.
Man is Darkness because he has taken on what the darkness is, to the varying depths and measures of darkness itself which can be seen in mankind today to the same point, as in the days of Noah.
It is man himself who must choose to want to escape from that domain of Spiritual Darkness and all it stands for, or receive the penalty of remaining in that domain, when darkness will consume itself in its own glory of a fierce fireÖ.The Lake of Fire, and will be its own destruction, bound for Eternity.
Genesis 6: 1-8††† Romans 3: 23††† Romans 2: 1-11††† Revelation 20: 11-15
THERE IS AN ESCAPE:† WHICH IS POSSIBLE AS IT IS IMPERATIVE.
While Godís Word establishes that lost man is darkness and a Captive of Spiritual Darkness, he continues to be created, in the image of God.† This is what gives to man the ability to seek and to consider Spiritual Matters.† Man therefore is without excuse in regard to Godís existence and creation, due to being created in the image of God.† And again because Jesus came to show man the way to know God.
Lost man may think on God and gain his own concepts of Him, but unless one comes to know Him through Godís own Way of escape, he will remain lost and receive the Eternal Judgment for those who neglect such a great salvation.
Genesis 9: 5-6††† Genesis 6: 1-8††† John 14: 6-17††† Romans 6: 23††† Galatians 3: 22 & 14††† Revelation 20: 11-15
GOD IS LIGHT AND GOD IS LOVE:
That is the reason why there is an escape from Death and Darkness.
It is God who calls to those in Darkness to come to Him, whosoever will.
We first see God manifesting Himself as Light in The Tabernacle as The Candlestick which displayed His seven Spirits as coming from One Source Ė Himself.
He revealed Himself as THE ONE AND ONLY ONE WHO IS LIGHT WHO DESIRES TO SHOW THE WAY BEFORE US, which is illustrated in Exodus with the setting up of The Candlestick that it must show its light before it.
NO GOD WHO IS LIGHT, MEANS NO LIGHT TO THOSE IN DARKNESS:
There is no one who is Light and produces and manifests Light as does The LORD GOD AlmightyÖ
Godís Presence is Light.† His Light is not His attribute but what He Is.† He is Light, just as Lost Man is Darkness.
Anything that is in the universe apart from Himself which gives light does so because God has made it to be light.
While the sun and the moon give us natural light, while candles and electric light give us artificial light, if they were removed we would Ďseeí the darkness that we are truly in.† The lights that God created, the sun and the moon will keep giving their light as evidence to His promise of maintaining the door of the way out of Darkness.† It is the absence of light which is to bring conviction of manís darkness.
N.B.† It could be said that the sun represents God Himself, while the moon represents The Son of God whose light is the reflection of the sun Ė God The Father.
It is worthy to note that many civilizations have worshipped the sun and the moon believing them to be God.† While they worship what God has created, this did not give them knowledge of God, or entrance into Light.
They must seek to know The Creator Himself to enter Light.
John 3: 16†† †Genesis 1: 1-3††† 1 John Ch. 1††† Exodus 25: 31-39††† Revelation 1: 4-5††† Revelation 4: 5††† John 15: 26††† Ephesians 1: 17††† 1 Peter 4: 14††† Hebrews 10: 29††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Romans 8: 1-2††† Romans 8: 15††† Jeremiah 31: 35††† 2 Corinthians 4: 6
THE LOST MANíS JOURNEY INTO LIGHT:
The participants are God and Christ and the lost believer.† It is a Spiritual Journey, which must be accomplished in this life time, in order to pass from Darkness into Light, Death into Life.
To accomplish this there is The Vital Work which must be carried out as so described in, †Romans 12: 1-2,††† Galatians 2: 20,††† Colossians 2: 9-13,††† Romans 2: 29,††† Romans 8: 1-2.
There is a Dark Valley one must cross, going through spiritual realms which have Entrances and Exits.† These must be known, to go from Darkness to Light.† God has said so.†††††† Ezekiel 44: 5-6†††† Ezekiel 43: 10-11**
Colossians 1: 13-14††† Matthew 13: 37-42† to Matthew 13: 47-50††† Ephesians 2: 6††† Hebrews 12: 22-24††† Revelation Ch.22
Godís Purpose and Plan, of Exits and Entrances must be emphatically known, if you would enter Light, gaining complete reconciliation to God.†
To be told that when one comes to the cross, that one is Born Again, gaining immediate entrance into the inner Sanctuary where Godís Throne is, is error, because it overthrows Godís plan of Entrances and Exits and as to their purpose.
In Ezekielís Spiritual Temple plan as well as by the words of Jesus in The Gospels, we can see the Entrances and Exits, from the world, to The Throne of God.
THE STEPS:† Exits from The World and Entrance into The Courts.
1.† The lost man is to †believe that he is a sinner and repents towards God and believes Jesus as The Sacrifice for sins.† As they desire to be free from Darkness and its Powers and to long for Light, God will see this and draw him to Jesus, who died as Godís Lamb for manís Redemption.
Romans 3: 23††† Acts 20: 21††† Matthew 6: 31-34††† John 6: 44††† John 1: 29
2.† He is Given Entrance Into Christís Kingdom, that is The Courts, where Christ is The Prince.† (It must be understood that Christís Kingdom is not The Body of Christ, i.e. In Christ, which is only entered after Baptism with Holy Spirit.)
Matthew 13: 37-42 speaks of the believer coming out of the World and as a good seed and is said to be put in Christís Kingdom.† This is not speaking of those in a Spiritual Heaven, whereas those in Matthew 13: 47-50 is speaking of those who are in the heavens, according to Jesusí Word, therefore they are Baptised Believers because they are in The Heavens.
The believer receives the Spirit of Christ, given by God, making their spirit alive.† They are freed from The DOMINION of Darkness in the kingdom of Christ Ė but they are still in The Spiritual Realm of Darkness, the place of condemnation, as THEIR BODIES ARE STILL IN DEATH AND UNDER ITS CONTROL.† IT IS ONLY THOSE IN CHRIST WHO ARE FREE FROM CONDEMNATION.
Those NOT In Christ, by Baptism need to get out of Darkness and its judgments.† In order to do this the believers, in the kingdom of Christ, are to love Jesus and do as he commands, i.e. Love one another, Forgive one another and be Baptised with Holy Spirit.
Colossians 1: 13-14††† Matthew 13: 37-38††† Ezekiel 40: 13-17††† Ezekiel 44: 3††† Acts 5: 31††† Colossians 1: 27† not† 28††† Galatians 4: 6††† Romans 8: 10† not† 11††† Romans 8: 1-2††† Mark 16: 14-16††† John 14: 13-15††† John 13: 34 †††Acts 1: 4-5††† John 20: 23
3.† To get out of Darkness into Light, the believer must first with purpose and faith, gain entrance to The Inner Court, where they give themselves as a living sacrifice on the spiritual Alter of Burnt Offering.
This is where they will know the INSTANTANEOUS SPIRITUAL PROCESS.
It must not be presumed that by believing on Jesus as Saviour that at that moment one is Born Again.
This error is prevalent and gives evidence of manís Darkness which he is in under The Power of Death and Darkness.† When God, who is all powerful, raised Jesus out of Death, He had to exert His Power to do so.† So for us to be raised out of Death, as believers in the work of the cross, one must go through a Spiritual Work for one to be raised out of Death, to be severed and circumcised from it †by God Himself.
It is not to be presumed that because Jesus died and was raised THAT THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC COVER WHEN ONE COMES TO THE CROSS.† It calls for us to know the act of dying spiritually ourselves and being raised out of Death by God, to say that we are ĎBorn AgainĒ.
Ezekiel 40: 23-46††† Ezekiel 43: 5-17††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Romans 12: 1-2††† Ephesians 1: 19-20
UNTIL THE WORK OF THE INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS IS DONE, ONE CANNOT BE BAPTISED WITH HOLY SPIRIT BY CHRIST AND SO SHALL NOT BE BAPTISED INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST, i.e. IN CHRIST, BY GOD.
1. Baptised into Death, (into its depths) by Christ and raised out of it by God.
2. Baptised with Godís Spirit by Christ.
3. Baptised by God into the Body of Christ i.e. ĎIn Christí.† (This is not the person of Jesus but where all Baptised believers are place into by God.)
Ephesians 4: 5-6††† Matthew 15: 13**
These are three separate works of an Instantaneous Nature and what we are to know.
It is because of the Instantaneous (that is what it is), Potent (that is what it is), Spiritual Process (a work that is done in order), which is essential to do, that one is able to be Baptised By Godís Spirit.† Who is the only One who can put us In Christ.
This work is not done by the work of the cross Ė but after and because of it.† People are redeemed Ďin order to be able toí ask for Baptism.
For the believer to come to the Instantaneous Process they are to come to Christ in The Inner Court to where Christ is seated, outside the closed door of The Outer Sanctuary.† He is The only One who can open that door, fulfilling his work as The Way to The Father, in his heavenly work as Christ and Lord.† This is The Life that Jesus spoke of giving; The Baptism with Holy Spirit and Fire.
However, before that door can be opened, the believer must know the work of the Altar of Burnt Offering, which stands in front of the door.
The work of The Altar of Burnt Offering is the equivalent to The Instantaneous Process, which work is the means of escaping Darkness and entering Light.
The Instantaneous Process occurs before Baptism.† It occurs at the time of asking.
The Instantaneous Process work is done, then one is Baptised with Holy Spirit.† The works go hand in hand.
The Instantaneous Process is a Spiritual Work, during which the believer most possibly is not aware of what Spiritual Work is happening when as the sacrifice, he is being crucified with Christ, Baptised into Death and being raised and severed out of death by God The Father.† It will be as this work is completed when the Believer is Baptised with Holy Spirit, that the evidence of this work will manifest itself by God through the believer confessing ĎJesus is Lordí.
Romans 12: 1-2††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13††† Romans 2: 29††† Romans 8: 1-2††† Leviticus Ch. 1††† Leviticus 6: 8-13††† Matthew 3: 11-12††† Malachi 3: 1-4†† John 4: 13-17††† Acts 2: 31-36††† 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18††† Ephesians 4: 5-6††† John 15: 26††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3††† Romans 10: 9
4.† THEY ARE IN LIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE IN GODíS SPIRIT.† Then God The Father Baptises them into the Body of Christ, where all those so Baptised are placed by God, just where He would have them be placed, Spiritually.
It is only by Godís Plan and Way that man can escape from Death and Darkness and its judgement.
Ephesians 4: 5-6††† Colossians 1: 27 now 28††† John 14: 23††† 1 Corinthians 12: 13-18
THEY ARE NOW IN CHRIST AND HAVE GAINED ENTRANCE TO THE OUTER SANCTUARY, where we see carvings in the walls.† The carvings, prophetic to Ezekiel as was the Spiritual Temple, that is now in existence.† The carvings are very significant in that God Himself is strongly against imagery of any kind.† However His purpose can be seen in the carvings, as they tell the story of Christ as The Angel of The Lord, The Son of Man and the Coming King of Israel.† These represent the full work of Christ, past and future and to enter into where they are is the confirmation of The Full Work of Jesus, as Lamb and Baptiser with Holy Spirit, which is his present work, as Christ and Lord.
To the believer on reaching this Spiritual point, God Himself testifies to this fact of entering Light by Himself declaring, ĎJesus is Lordí, through the mouth of the believer, in tongues.
LET US BE AWARE.† GOD WOULD HAVE US COME TO WHERE HIS THRONE IS.† NOT TO, IS TO HAVE CHRISTíS WORK FAIL AS THE WAY TO GOD FOR THAT BELIEVER.
Although the believer has gained entrance into The Outer Sanctuary, they shall not gain entrance into the Inner Sanctuary while believing Jesus to be God, sharing deity with His Father.
God has said, they can serve in the Temple, but they cannot come near to Him nor allow them to serve Him nor come near to any of His Holy things nor His most Holy offerings.† As a result they will not grown in the Truth of God, because God as The Spirit of Truth, will not teach the knowledge of Himself or His Son.
The lack of the knowledge of Godís Will, will cause that believer to be disinherited, because he must do Godís Will to inherit Eternal Life.
Ezekiel 41: 17-20††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 15: 26††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3††† Romans 10:9††† Ezekiel 44: 10-16††† John 16: 13-15 & 23-28††† Matthew 7: 21-23
5.† THE JOURNEY CONTINUES:† GODíS PURPOSE IN US BEING HIS LAMPS.
God would have His Lamps, to shine HIS LIGHT, as Sons of Light, who are expected to walk as Sons of God in the midst of those who are Darkness, under the control of the powers of Darkness.† As those who are in The Light, we are to walk in it, in order to bring conviction to those in Darkness by The Spirit of God in us, also to those in The Light who still practice The Deeds of Darkness, who need to want to overcome The Darkness.† For those who fail to be over-comers, they will not inherit the promises of God.
This is love for God, to obey His commands.† For failing to do The Fatherís Will, judgement will be made by Christ.
Matthew 5: 14-16††† John 12: 36††† 2 Corinthians 2: 14-16††† 2 Corinthians 4: 6††† Ephesians 5: 8-21††† Revelation 2: 7, 11, 17, 26-29††† Revelation 3: 5, 11-12, 21† ††John 3: 19-21††† Ephesians 6: 10††† Hebrews 10: 29-31††† Matthew 7: 21-23††† 1 John 5: 3-12
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS:
Matthew 25: 1-13††† Ephesians 5: 1-21††† Ephesians 2: 6
The issue of this Parable is the oil/Spirit as to its strength and amount.
IT IS A WARNING TO THOSE IN CHRIST: who are Sons of God and Light, because they are Baptised believers and so they have the Oil/The Spirit of God in them.
It is prophetic as Jesus speaks of those being in heaven, whereas at his time of living, heaven was closed.† It is only those who are Baptised with Holy Spirit who are in The Heavens Now.† It also confirms that those in this position are not to be falsely assured that their position is secure.† They will be judged by Christ as to whether they inherit Eternal Life and sit at the feast of The Lamb/Bridegroom.
The First five are believers who failed in revealing Godís Spirit, who must be free to move through and out and in the believer, so that when His work through the believer is accomplished, He continues to fill up what has gone out.† So the call for the Baptised believer to be continually filled with Godís Spirit is because of ongoing ministry and service to, for and by God.† These 5 believerís lamps reveal the quenching of the Spirit of God by the lack of ministry in Spiritual gifts, or faith in God for His help in daily situations.† Those who are In Christ and found not to be ready, due to a lack of consistent walk, shall be judged by Jesus (The Bridegroom) and shall not inherit Eternal Life in The Kingdom of God.
God has made us to be Lamps, that is His Spirit must burn brightly, because He dwells permanently in us by His Spirit.† Believers who fail to do Godís Will, are of the First Adam and like him they shall not inherit.
The other five virgins, in contrast DID NOT NEGLECT TO BE WHAT GOD WOULD HAVE THEM TO BE AND DO AS SONS OF GOD.† THEY ARE WHAT GOD EXPECTS OF SONS OF LIGHT.
They maintained and added to what they had been given by God, overcoming the powers of Darkness, by the Power of God, confessing any defilements and gaining cleansing of their garments by The Blood, because of confidence in the full work of the Blood.
They continue to be Filled with The Spirit of God because of being obedient to the commands of God, trusting in Him as God alone, with NO Idolatry, as this is the only way that The Father will operate FULLY, because they are free to enter the Inner Sanctuary where Godís Throne is.† Ephesians 3: 10-12
Remember, that at all times God The Father, who by His Spirit is in us, over us and through us, is The Light in us, will not be able to shine if there are any hindrances to His working.
It is for those In Christ that Christ comes, to judge all as to who will inherit and sit at his feast.† He will judge them all.† Both will receive their just reward.
The third group is conspicuous by its absence of being mentioned.† ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN THEM, THEY ARE A LAMP WITH NO OIL BECAUSE THEY ARE UNBAPTISED WITH HOLY SPIRIT.
They are a lamp with no power or authority of God.† Because of neglecting Baptism with Holy Spirit of God by Christ, they have no power to overcome the powers of Death and Darkness.† The Bridegroom does not come for them, because they are not In Christ.† They will wait till the very end for judgement by God unless they go NOW and know Christís Heavenly Work as Baptiser with Holy Spirit, or they will know the judgement which is for those who are in Christís KingdomÖUnbaptised with Holy Spirit.
Because of this they will remain in Darkness.
1.† Matthew 13: 47-50††† 1 John Ch. 1††† Colossians 1: 28††† John 14: 23††† Ephesians 4: 4-6††† Matthew 25: 14-30††† Mark 4: 21-25††† Ephesians 5: 18††† Hebrews 10: 29-31††† Hebrews 6: 1-3††† Job 18: 5-21††† Colossians 1: 23†† †Luke 12: 25-40††† Mark 15: 32-36
1 John 1: 7-10††† John 12: 35††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 2 Corinthians 5: 10††† Matthew 7: 21-23
2.† Romans 8: 17††† John 12: 36††† Galatians 5: 22-26††† John 14: 10-12††† John 10: 38††† Matthew 25: 14-28††† 1 John 1: 7-10††† 2 Peter 1: 3††† Ephesians 4: 5-6††† Ephesians 5: 18††† Ephesians 3: 14-19††† Ezekiel 44: 10-14††† Revelation 19: 6-9††† 2 Corinthians 5: 10††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 2 Timothy 4: 8
Revelation 2: 7, 11, 17, 26-29††† Revelation 3: 5, 11-12, 21
3.† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Galatians 4: 6††† Romans 8: 10 not 11††† Colossians 1: 27 not 28††† Revelation 3: 14-21††† Revelation 20: 11-12††† Mark 16: 15-18**
6.† AS SONS OF LIGHT Ė The Journey is not finished yet!
††††††††† THE LIGHT OF GOD BRINGS US GOOD THINGS.†††† GOD WHO IS LIGHT SAYS
Proverbs 3:† Keep my commands in your heart.
†††††††††††††††††† The love for God is to keep His Commandments.
†††††††††††††††††† RESULT:† They will prolong your life many years and bring prosperity.
†††††††††††††††††† Let love and faithfulness (to God) never leave you.
†††††††††††††††††† RESULT:† Then you will win favour of God and man.
Trust in The Lord God with all your heart, donít lean to your own understanding (darkness).
RESULT: †He will make straight your paths.
Fear the Lord and shun evil (darkness).
RESULT:† This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Galatians 6: 7-10† Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked.† A man reaps what he sows.† Please his sinful nature, he reaps destruction.† Please The Spirit, he will reap Eternal Life.
1 John 2: 21-25††† Isaiah 61: 10
LIGHTS IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS:
It is to understand who is ĎOF LIGHTí.† It is to understand who is ĎLIGHTí.
From the time of The Fall until about 250 years later men began to call upon the name of The Lord.† God credited them with righteousness because they believed Him and did as He said.
As they called to Him, God revealed Himself giving them words which to them was Light as David said ďThe Word of The Lord is a Light to My PathĒ.† They were men who lived in Darkness but were Ďof lightí but not a light, as God by His Spirit did not yet live in them.
These righteous men, when they died, were place in Paradise, as Heaven was closed.† At the time of the death of Jesus they were raised up and went with Christ when he returned to heaven : Light at last, into an open Heaven.
Paradise became empty at the resurrection of The Holy Ones.† The thief on the cross who repented and believed in Jesus was the first to enter it now and where those who have come believing to the cross but fail to be Baptised with Holy Spirit, will go when they die and will wait judgement by God for failing to receive their inheritance promised by God.† They were to enter heaven spiritually, in their lifetime.
Due to neglect of Baptism, they will never enter heaven, nor The Eternal Kingdom of God.† While they had gained Light by The Spirit of Christ in their spirit and they had been set free from The Dominion of Darkness, they are still in the Realm of Darkness, but are without excuse because of Christ in them.
Genesis 4: 26††† Matthew 27: 51-53†† John 3: 13††† Hebrews 9: 15-16††† Ephesians 4: 7-10††† Ephesians 2: 18-20††† Hebrews 9: 24††† Luke 23: 43††† Ephesians 2: 6††† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Galatians 3: 14
Revelation 20: 11-12††† Galatians 4: 6††† Colossians 1: 13-14††† Romans 8: 10 not 11††† Mark 16: 14-16
THESE RIGHTEOUS MEN WHO LIVED IN DARKNESS BUT WERE ĎOF LIGHTí ARE GREAT TO BEHOLD.
When God spoke to Abraham, that was light and wisdom.† When God spoke to Moses, this was light and wisdom.† Godís Light was manifested when Moses spoke continually with God that his face shone so much that he wore a veil.
Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel and Zechariah are but a few examples who were lamps but not lights themselves, even while they spoke for God, because He did not dwell in them permanently, as He would in men from the time of the giving of His Promise Spirit at Pentecost.† People who became Lights because Godís Spirit was in them.
Exodus 34: 29-35††† 2 Corinthians 3: 12-18††† Hebrews Ch. 11††† †Acts 2: 4††† Acts 2: 31-36
Galatians 3: 14††† John 14: 23
THE PATHMAKER FOR LIGHT:
John the Baptist was not The Light but was a Lamp who burned Light as it was given him, Jesus said this.
He was the prophetic picture of Elijah, Jesus said this.
He was given light and wisdom about Jesus from God, but it appears that he did not understand as to the full meaning of Jesus as Lamb of God and Baptiser, when he prematurely asked for Baptism before it was given.† He knew Jesus was Godís Light in order that men could become Sons of God.† He would have gone to Paradise at his death and have been raised at Jesusí death : a quick stay.
Malachi 3: 1††† Luke 3: 1-19††† John 1: 29-34††† Matthew 3: 1-17††† John 5: 35††† John 1: 6-8††† Matthew 27: 51-53††† Hebrews 9: 24† ††Ephesians 4: 7-10††† Ephesians 2: 18-22
THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS IN THE DARK.
The disciples of Jesus such as John, Peter and James the only light given to them would have been by adhering to The Law of God as taught in The Temple.† It was at their Baptism into the Spirit of God, at Pentecost that they became Sons of God as Sons of Light.
John, The Divine Ė when he became a light, was used by God to write A Gospel and Epistles and The Book Revelation, which gave light to The End Times, when The War between Darkness and Light will climax.
He understood what Light and Darkness was, as God gave him Light with His Truth.
Peter before his Baptism Ė he in John 13: 6-10, when telling Jesus that he was not to die, Jesus rightly rebuked Peter saying ďI rebuke you SatanĒ, for Peterís comment was complete Darkness of which Satan is a Prince.
John 12: 35-46††† Matthew 16: 21-23
It can be noted that Peter thought he was saying what was good rather than evil, because he had received before this, revelation from God Himself (Light) that Jesus was Christ The Son of The Living God.† Jesus said that only the Father could have shown him that Truth, which at that stage of Jesusí ministry, would have been an amazing statement to make.† It was this experience of Light that may have given him a misplaced, presumptuous authority to speak out, instead of waiting for Light on the matter.† This is what all Sons of Light are to learn, to discern what is of God and what is of self, as Jesus did.
It is without doubt that because of Baptism, becoming A Lamp a Light of God, Peter grew quickly into Spiritual maturity, learning to make his ideas to be tested as to whether they were of God or of himself.
Acts 2: 4††† Romans 8: 17††† Revelation Chps. 17-19††† 1 John 1: 6-9††† John 16: 23-28††† John 16: 13-15††† 1 Corinthians 2: 10††† 1 John 1: 1-3††† John 12: 36††† John 16: 23-25††† John 12: 49-50
JESUS AS GODíS LIGHT:††† John 5: 31-47†††† John 8: 12
Jesus grew from infancy to boyhood in the knowledge and wisdom of God.† That is, he grew in The Light of what God told him, learning the difference between good and evil.
The Light of God to Jesus, would have gradually given him understanding, of where he had come from and of what he was to do.† The only Light that Jesus had during the course of his ministry as The Son of Man was what God gave to him.
He fought strongly against the principles of darkness that sought to destroy him, which intensified after his Baptism with Holy Spirit of God Himself when he became Immanuel, a Light to The World as God by His Spirit, dwelt in him.† It was God in Jesus who performed the miracles, healings and deliverances, during his ministry as The Son of Man.† God continued to be in Jesus, by His Spirit and as Jesus died on the cross God by His Spirit in Jesus was reconciling the world to Himself.
God by His Spirit, made Jesus alive and Jesus spent three days in the underworld, till raised by God The Father out of Death.
The power of Death and Darkness was overcome by The Power of God as He exerted His Power in order to raise Jesus out of Death.† Victorious, Jesus finally went Home to Heaven to His God and Father, seeing each other face to face again, and took up his heavenly position as Christ and Lord.
Jesus knew that he must die and why, so that judgements would be carried out by man as Sons of God upon the Powers of Darkness.†††† Ephesians 6: 10-18
He knew what the price of redemption meant to God and himself and the purpose of it, so that believers could receive the Promised Spirit of God.
He knew Godís love for himself and The Holy Ones and His determination by His Word to bring them to The City He had promised them.
He knew of The Spiritual Temple, in which those called His Body (Sons of God) should live in!
N.B.† There were things Jesus did not know, because God had not given Light on the matter.
When would he be returning for the church, those In Christ?† When shall Jerusalem be restored?† Where shall we all sit when around The Throne of God?† He did not really know the glory that God had planned for him after his ascension.
Isaiah 7: 14-16††† Luke 2: 52††† John 17: 5††† Luke Ch. 4††† Hebrews 5: 7-10††† John 12: 49-50††† Colossians 1: 19-20††† Hebrews 9: 14-15††† 1 Peter 3: 18††† Romans 1: 3-4††† Acts 2: 31-36††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6††† John 12: 20-25††† John 9: 39††† John Chps. 14-17††† Hebrews 11: 39-40††† Hebrews 11: 16††† John 2: 19-25††† Ezekiel Chps. 41-47††† John 5: 17
THE CHURCH Ė THOSE IN LIGHT† -† WHO ARE LIGHTS
because they are Baptised with Holy Spirit, who fail to do Godís Will, shall not inherit what was promised.
Because they are In Christ, they will be raised first to be judged by Christ and not by God.
Matthew 7: 21-23††† Matthew 13: 47-50††† Colossians 1: 28††† Ephesians 4: 4-6††† 2 Corinthians 5: 10††† 1 Thessalonians 4: 16††† 2 Corinthians 3: 7-18††† Luke 8: 16-18††† 2 Corinthians 1: 21
THOSE NOT IN LIGHT† -† WHO SHOULD BE:
Those who have been to the cross and have received the Spirit of Christ.† They are Sons of The Gospel of The Kingdom, potential Sons of God, but not In Christ.
They know the work of the Blood but not that of The Spirit of God.
They are condemned, because they remain in Darkness, which is condemned already.† When they die they shall wait in Paradise to be raised for Judgement by God.† They will not be raised when Christ comes as he comes for those In Christ.
Their judgement will be either, The Fiery Furnace or Outer Darkness.
Not to obey God is Darkness.
John 1: 29††† Galatians 4: 6††† Matthew 13: 37-42††† Colossians 1: 27 not 28††† 1 Peter 1:2 not The Spirit.††† Matthew 25: 30††† Mark 16: 14-16††† 1 Corinthians 6: 11††† Matthew 15: 13††† Romans 3: 25††† Revelation 20: 11-12
THE PRESENT WORK OF THE REALM OF DARKNESS:
The lords and gods of The Realm of Darkness, are Godís enemies and they are taking mankind into days like those of Noah by their own Gospel of their Kingdom.† All Gospels are not Good News and must be tested.
Matthew 24: 9-14
Since the creation of The Gospel of the Trinity, its false Prophets have caused those who are Baptised with Holy Spirit to be robbed, from serving The Father, who is The One True God, because of the guilt of idolatry, of Jesus as God.
It is required of the Christian to read Godís Word, to have men who are Lights to teach them until they too become Lights when Baptised with Holy Spirit.† This is when they can ask God Himself to teach them.
Because of The Trinity Darkness, this is generally not being carried out as God intended.† We require Godís Light so that His Truths are open to us and understand such writings as Daniel and Revelation.† Godís Wisdom is His Light that can show and reveal from the most mysterious, to the understanding of the common place, as to the doing of His Will, as we know the reality of His spoken Word as one walks in fellowship with Him.
The False Prophets, the disciples of the Gospel of the Trinity are like The Pharisees, in that they have prevented many who have been to the cross from being Baptised with Holy Spirit.† They claim that the work of the cross is all sufficient, and it is; but only for the work that God has designated it to doÖ..
The False Prophets have given potent centralisation of sin, in the work of the cross.† It is true that it was because of sin, which was Adamís disobedience to God that created the need of the cross.†
But God was demonstrating by His Son, a life that was totally submitted to Godís Will and Purposes.
This is the emphasis which must be the message of the cross to those who would know God, that we are to submit ourselves to Him in that we sin not.† It is those who are not submitted to God who will continue in sin.† The centralisation of Sin is that man has been concentrating on that issue rather than coming to God through Jesus which is essential in order to know Godís Will and submitting oneís total life to Him as Jesus did.† While Jesus is seen as God, they will look no further.† All that can be seen is their SIN.
The false prophets have perverted the work of Godís Spirit by claiming that for one to speak in tongues is to be speaking by demons.
False prophets of every generation, since Pentecost have prevented believers from entering where they themselves would not go.† They shall spend eternity in the Blackest Darkness.
The work of The Church today, calls Sons of Light to fight against all the enemies of God who are in The Realm of Darkness.† The church is to be the manifold wisdom of God to deal with these enemies.† But the lack of the power of God has hindered their ability to do so.† It is required to have on the full armour of God, beginning with the belt of Truth.† However, because of Idolatry, Truth as to who is God and as to whose armour we are to have on, has hindered Godís purposes for the church, and will be the reason why the Realm of Darkness will appear to be in control, at the time of Jesusí coming, of not only the world but also of The Church.
John 17: 3††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6††† Ezekiel 44: 10-14††† Luke 11: 52††† Matthew 13: 52††† John 16: 13-15† &† 23-28††† 2 Peter Ch 2† ††Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Ephesians 3: 10-12††† 2 Peter 1: 3-4††† Mark 13: 3-31††† Matthew 24: 4-14
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE LIGHT:
They are the power of God in us and through us and for us to do what God did through Jesus as The Son of Man.††† John 14: 10-12
Those who come to the cross are given Christís gifts, which are not spiritual, but speak of positions of service rather than work.† These gifts are either prophet, apostle, evangelist or pastor teacher, all of which do the work of the named gift.
The Spiritual Gifts, are given by God, to those at the time of being Baptised with Holy Spirit by Christ and are therefore called Spiritual.† They are chosen by God who gives to whom He wills, placing them in The Body according to the gift.† It is Godís plan that Christís gifts and the spiritual gifts, given by God, work together.
The gifts and spiritual gifts are Godís Light to the church, which relate to Light being wisdom and that of knowledge which is to be effective with Power for whatever needs are to be fulfilled to any believer.† e.g. Healing, Deliverance etcÖ.† This work is done, by The Spirit of God Himself, just as He did in and through Jesus during the ministry of Jesus as The Son of Man.
The prophetís gift is given by Christ, not to be a prophet but to receive a prophetís word, which is only operative by God Himself, as God is the Spirit of the Prophets.† It is necessary for the believer to be Baptised with Holy Spirit for the gift and message given by God, to operate.† For God is the Spirit of the prophet.
The Spiritual Gift of Prophecy is empowered by God, but is a message from Christ, as Head of The Church.† Christ is The Spirit of prophecy.† To have only the Spirit of Christ, is not sufficient for this to operate because the gift of prophecy is a Spiritual gift which is given at Baptism with Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4: 7-12††† 1 Corinthians 12: 3-11††† 1 Corinthians 12: 18††† 1 Corinthians 12: 27-30††† John 14: 10-12††† Revelation 22: 6††† Revelation 19: 10
ARE YOU GUILTY OF IDOLATRY?
With the Gift of Tongues, interpretation is required, so that Godís Word and the purpose of the Tongues is made clear.† With healing and deliverance there is the requirement of knowledge as to how to pray effectively by The Spirit, asking of The Father to heal or to deliver whatever may be the need.
The Spiritual Gifts are not to be the only expression of Godís Light.† It is to be seriously considered that while one may operate fluently in Spiritual Gifts, this does not mean that all is well while there is the Spirit of Idolatry of Jesus as God.
N.B.† It is to be understood that the greatest sense of indwelling in Godís Spirit is when He or Christ by their Spirit in us speaks through us into all situations where it is required.† To pray without ceasing is when you do pray it is by The Spirit of God or Christ.† This is Light.† This is not a gift, but a language of The Kingdom of God, by which God would have all in whom He dwells speak.
In our personal walk with God Himself which is to be paramount, to excel in The Spiritual gifts in oneís ministry and not to be in full fellowship with God and Christ is to be wanting Ďlightí Ė and will be found wanting when Christ judges the church as to doing the Fatherís Will.† It is a requirement to be in fellowship to know and to do what is Godís Will.
The reason for the lack of fellowship with God, will be due to the idolatry of Jesus as God.† For God has said to His Priests (we are priests because of Baptism), that they may serve in his Temple, serve the people, but cannot come near to serve Him or any of His Holy Things or His Most Holy Offerings.
They will bear their shame, if they neglect Godís warning.
1 Corinthians 12: 10††† Ezekiel 44: 10-14††† Ephesians 5: 20††† 1 John 1: 3††† Romans 8: 26-27††† Ephesians 6: 18††† 1 Corinthians 14: 1-4††† Jude 1: 20
THE WISDOM OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT:
While Manís Wisdom is derived from our Laws and customs doing as they would dictate correctly, it is Darkness.
Anything that is not of God is Darkness.† Let us be careful how much of the realm of Darkness we look at, think about and give attention to.
Ephesians 4: 17-32
Walking in The Light of Godís Spirit is to walk in His Light.† This will bring us into a thinking and attitude that is like Him, just as those who walk in Darkness think and have the attitudes of the inhabitants of that world.† It is His will that we know His solutions, His knowledge, in order to know and understand in depth all matters that may come to hand in our daily lives, both spiritual and the commonplace.
As Sons of God, as one grows in Light we gain wisdom and revelation from God and comprehend it.† As this occurs we are transformed and changed. We can delight in that we know God.
This is Godís Wisdom which is ancient in its depths enlarging the glimmers of Light that we already have through the facts of The Gospel, correcting any error held through assumptions and incorrect interpretation of Godís Written Word before coming to know His Truth, that He is God alone.
No other One can teach us His Wisdom resulting in revelation.
God Himself is The Spirit of Truth, He is The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation.† He teaches us of His Hidden treasures by factual knowledge, digging deep into that knowledge, giving us comprehensive understanding and appreciation, whether this is about Himself or His Son.† Revealing the difference in their positions and works, which are carried out in oneness of mind and purpose.
Godís Wisdom of His Light is from Himself and it is good.
He seeks for us to know His Wisdom which manifests Himself and His Greatness, existence and power.
That we know Him, love and honour Him as Jesus did.† It is His command that He is worshipped as The One True God, because He knows that there is no other to compare with Himself.† It is His Will that He is our Father and be all that ĎFatherí means.
We are to commit ourselves to Him as provider, healer, deliverer, counsellor, comforter and as our God and Father, loving Him as Jesus said, with all our heart, soul and mind Ė His Will being the uppermost intention of our lives.† Then we shall know Him, to be our WISDOM AND LIGHT, to know what is good, to do it and to walk in it.
It is as Sons of God, as Sons of Light that we are to learn to discern the difference between Good/Light and Evil/Darkness.† We are to do that which is good and abhor that which is evil.† We are to condemn evil and to see it as useless.† We are able to eat of The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil with the wisdom of God.† The eating of this tree that was not permitted to Adam and Eve was because they had not grown in The Wisdom of God.† As Sons of God, by the Wisdom of God, we are to eat of it, in order that we grow in righteousness.
It is only Godís Wisdom, being our Light, that we can know faith to know that His Will is good, and by this faith, by our determination our minds are renewed and our bodies transformed, because we are in Godís Light.
Ephesians 3: 14-18††† 1 Corinthians 13: 12††† Jeremiah 9: 24††† 2 Corinthians 4: 6††† John 16: 13-15††† John 17: 3††† 1 Corinthians 8: 6††† Isaiah 45: 1-12 †††Isaiah 40: 25††† Exodus Ch. 20††† Mark 12: 28-34††† Ephesians 6: 10-18††† Psalm Ch.103††† 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18††† Hebrews 5: 13-14††† Ephesians 1: 17††† 1 Corinthians 2: 10††† John 8: 15††† John 10: 38††† Genesis 2: 15-17††† 1 Timothy 4: 1-10
THE SCENARIO OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS, LIFE AND DEATH.
What we must do to strengthen and to deepen Light and to Produce its Fruit, 1 John 2: 17,
Is to ďLove not the worldĒ, and to gain the Fruit of God.† Galatians 5: 22-25.
LIGHT AND DARKNESS PRODUCE FRUIT
BY DOING LIGHT, righteousness Ė THE EVIDENCE OF LIGHT IS SEEN.
BY DOING DARKNESS, unrighteousness Ė THE EVIDENCE IS TO BE SEEN.
BOTH PRODUCE FRUIT, AS EVIDENCE OF IT BEING DONE.
IT IS ABSENT DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF IT.
THAT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO PRODUCTION OF IT.† IT IS SEEN AS NOT BEING DONE.†
If you are in light and there is no evidence of it Ė then??
If you are in light and there is evidence of darkness then??
If you are in light and there is the absence of darkness, then you are doing well.
If one is in darkness and does appear to be good, there will be no fruit unless you are in light.
For not to be in light creates the absence of it.
Not to do darkness creates the absence of it.† It is seen as not being done.
This is how Light and Darkness is produced in us and is to be accountable to God.
This is how we are being seen as Light or Darkness.
The absence of its fruit produces its absence, just as the doing of it produces the fruit and so the presence of it.
The fruit of Light or Darkness is the evidence of its presence and the production of being produced.
The fruit of Light and Darkness will not be present as evidence, if it has not been produced because of doing it.† It is the fruit that is the evidence of fruit, that is the presence of it, or the absence of it.
NO LIGHT††††††††††††††††††††† PRODUCES FRUIT OF DARKNESS
NO DARKNESS††††††††††††† PRODUCES FRUIT OF LIGHT.† The absence of Fruit, is the evidence of having no fruit, of either Light or Darkness.
No fruit of darkness means production of Light.† No fruit of Light means production of darkness, and that is what we are!!!!
Light is of Godís Righteousness ; related to His Goodness, and not manís idea of it.
Darkness is of the Kingdom of Darkness, that is evil because of unrighteousness.
When we were in Darkness, we did Darkness.† We continually produced fruit of Darkness, by doing Darkness.
Now in Light we have the power to do Light and to continually produce fruit of Light.† This is how we grow as a tree of righteousness, by Godís Spirit.
This is our transformation and how it takes place, affecting our mind, souls and bodies.
Those in Darkness have no power to produce anything than the fruit of Darkness.
Now in Light, it will only be by doing Light that will produce the fruit of righteousness of Light. †Only this will override the production of Darkness (some of which still lies in us) and the fruit of Darkness.
The absence of the fruit of Darkness confirms the lack of doing it, i.e. of the person that is in Light and is to do righteousness.
Seen by God as Lights, because we are in His Spirit, through Baptism into His Spirit by ChristÖ.into God who is Light, we must willingly go on to produce Light, the fruit of Light, to gain the absence of the darkness of the World and to be stronger in the presence of The Light in us.††† Ephesians 4: 5-6
Eve produced fruit in herself before eating of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, by doubting God and His goodness to them and by disobeying His command.† WATCH THE SEED THOUGHTS.
She went further, by taking the fruit which took her further into the production of darkness.† The power of the production of the fruit of Darkness carried her forward into disobedience to God which is the essence of darkness.
By Adam agreeing with her, it would appear that Adam just did not think.† He simply, took her reasoning, rather than standing still and thinking first what God had told him would happen if he even thought about that : †which takes one into the fruit of darkness, giving it presence.† So they fell into Darkness
The power of their creation sought to be greater than their Creator.† This is Darkness.
The power of The Creator is greater by far than the creation.†† This is Light.
GOD IS LIGHT.† IF YOU ARE NOT IN HIS SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT IN LIGHT, BUT DARKNESS.
LOVE NOT THE WORLD NOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR IT IS DARKNESS.
THE MAN WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD WILL LIVE FOREVER.