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What is the ultimate revelation of God’s Light when He said, “Let there be light,” to show us what and who He is through that which He had made when Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life, that they may know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent”[1]?

There can be no plainer words or expression, that all God says and does, is to reveal Himself to man that they may know Him.  So, all through time, God has tried to make Himself known to man as Creator, Lord, Father and Counsellor, which are some of His many, many different facets.  There are, of course, more than what I have listed, but what is the ultimate revelation that His Light has been leading us to from that first Light of Creation to the full Light of Day?

We are about to witness a once in a creation event… the arrival of Jesus Christ in the flesh with all His holy ones, those who were beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God.[2]  As the arrival is announced with the trumpet call, and the shout of the archangel and the clouds of glory fill the sky for all men to hear and see, what is God showing us?

A thousand years from that, we who are alive will witness another once in a creation event and that is the destruction of this Earth by fire and the rolling away of the Heavens, to be shown a New Earth and a New Heaven.[3]  In the midst of all these incredible, beyond comprehension events, what is God showing us about Himself that can be summed up with a word?  …That He is God?  No, we know that, but what is it about Him He wants us to know beyond all that we all have heard and read, which is written?  For light, all light is given to illuminate that we may see and know and understand.  Surely, many of you now realise that God’s enemies, be they humans or spirits, have draped veil upon veil over the Light of God, just like the Israelites used to cover Moses’ face so that they would not see the glory that was being reflected from it.  Dead works, religious rules of men made up by men to worship God, false religions, false teachings, theories that are based on observing God’s scientific laws at work but deny the existence of God and so on and so on and even well-meaning crusades in the Name of God can be veils over our faces, so that we can only see the light dimly with shadows rather than being able to behold what God wants to show us.  Many would say that we are unable to see the fullness of what God wants to show us until we have died and are separated from our bodies… that is until we are in Heaven.  If that was true, then I say again, God would have created Adam with the ability to die without eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and His Son would not have said these incredible words, “whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”[4]  It should make us realise that God intends to show us all that He desires for us to know of Him without death separating our spirits and souls from our body.  That all which God wants and desires us to know of Him is already right here on Earth for us to see without us having to go to Heaven.  Indeed, God had always, even from the beginning, brought that which He made to see what we would call it and whatever we called it, that was its name, as it is written:  Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air.  He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.

Our God had always wanted to show us what He had made whilst we are in our flesh.  Death is an interruption of that teaching process, not a stepping stone to higher learning.  It is here on Earth that whatever is bound or loosed is bound and loosed and has been bound and loosed in Heaven.[5]  Earth is the release point of the knowledge of God, not Heaven.  That is why Jesus came to Earth in the flesh, rather than sitting back and waiting for us to die and go to Heaven.  Indeed, if the revelation of God to man was intended to take place in Heaven, then Jesus need never to have come to Earth, but only to wait for all men to come to the day of their death and then reveal Himself.  But Jesus Himself has said to the Father, “I have revealed You [Your Name] to those whom You gave Me out of the world.”[6]  It is on Earth and only on Earth that all that God has done and is, is revealed to us, not in Heaven.

Since it is Jesus who reveals God to us and His Name to us, then is it not logical that we listen to Him first and only, and to listen to others only after they have also listened to Jesus?  Let me say this, if you have listened to Jesus yourself, you will quickly know if the person you are listening to has also listened to Jesus and indeed if what they say is worth listening to.  That is why our sister, who was the first to sit and listen intently to Jesus ignoring all else, ignored Judas’ comments that she was wasting the perfume and should have sold it and given it to the poor.[7]  She did not grace Judas’ useless words but let the Lord reply on her behalf with these eternal words, “Leave her alone, why are you bothering her?  She has done a beautiful thing to Me.  The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want.  But you will not always have Me.  She did what she could.  She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial.  I tell you the truth, wherever the Gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will be told, in memory of her.”[8]

So what was Jesus, the Light of the World, trying to show us of God?  What was the Light shining on of God that we may see?  What was the purpose of that dramatic sacrifice so that even His flesh was ripped away to reveal to you and I?  The cruelty of men?  The price of sin?  The cowardice of men?  The courage of Jesus?  Yes, all that and more.  So what is the more?

Jesus said to His disciples, “You are the light of the world,”[9] as well as He is, so what were the disciples to show the world?  I will have you note that Jesus said to the disciples, “You are the light of the world,” but not to believers.  Little wonder, with so little discipleship happening in the church, that the world cannot see Jesus for who He truly is.  Using believers to show the world Jesus is like asking a blind man to paint a portrait.  You may get a likeness at best, but not a true picture.  The lack of emphasis in churches for people to know their Scriptures and… that’s right… and the power of God ensures the genesis of errors, for Jesus said to the Sadducees, “You are in error for you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.”[10]  If you observe the denominations, so many were started because their founders went back to the Scriptures and experienced the power of God with miraculous signs and wonders, which always had their founders excluded from the established churches of their day, then those same movements a few generations later become just like those who had excluded their founders.  Why?  Because as the movement grew, administration of the movement took over from discipleship and men and women were appointed for administration and not discipleship.  When the disciples died, the administrators took over.  People were taught but not discipled.  Jesus taught many people and many came to listen to His teaching, but only a few were discipled, that is, received the discipline necessary to be authorized for and delegated power.  You can be taught a subject.  You can be taught to be a doctor, but discipleship needs mentoring, which means you need someone to show you how to put into practice what you have learned.  The Holy Spirit was sent to be our Counsellor for the specific purpose to mentor us and to teach us.  So important is the Holy Spirit’s mentoring that without Him, even apostles make mistakes!!  But who disciples now to practise listening to the Holy Spirit?  Remember, Jesus said to those of whom He said, “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with You, and You taught in our streets,’ ” these bone-crushing words, ‘Away from Me, all you evildoers!’”[11]  

It is only through discipleship that you are the light of the world, not through faith.  By faith you are saved, but you cannot show the way by faith.  Jesus came to show us the way because He knew the Father, not because He believed in the Father.  It is through discipleship which is a disciplined practice of that which you have heard to make you fit as a son or a daughter to whom authority and power can be delegated, that you also become the light of the world and the salt of the Earth to show the world and to preserve the world.  Remember, if Lot never left Sodom, the angels could not do anything for the angel said, “But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.”[12]  Lot was found righteous enough to be saved by God, but he did not have in him that which would permit him to survive the fire of God.

If the righteous in the Lord all fled the Earth because of tribulation, no one would be left to preserve the Earth until the Lord arrives.  But if you remain, then this world is preserved and there will always be some to show the way.

So, what is the ultimate of what God wanted to show us with His Light in all its different colours and brilliance?  What would be birthed of the darkness of the day of the Lord and the darkness of death that could eclipse the Light of Love even?  Was it not the resurrection of the Lord, that one single act, the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead by the Holy Spirit?  Have not all of God’s acts and deeds been leading to the confirmation of these words of Jesus, “I am The Resurrection”[13]?  Is this not what Jesus was trying to show us of God who answered Moses, “I am who I am.  [I will be who I will be]”[14]?  That He is The Resurrection… Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Lord God Almighty, who is One, is The Resurrection as well as the Creator, the Lord, God, the Life, The Truth, The Way and everything else that He is… that He is The Resurrection.

Without the resurrection, God could only have restored only to have the restoration fall again.  Without the resurrection, God could only destroy and start all over again after sin contaminated us, but being The Resurrection, God did not have to destroy us forever and start all over again, nor work to restore us only to have us fall again as He did with Israel in the Book of Judges, but by The Resurrection that He is, creation is salvaged, raised up again, never to ever fall again, having all that it was meant to have originally, but now eternalized so that it could never be ruined again, once for all.  It meant Jesus would never have to suffer again, the Father would never have to be humiliated again, and the Holy Spirit would never be ignored again.

The fullness of the Light of Love shone through the darkness of the bowels of the Earth and after three days, broke through to reveal The Resurrection of God, the Son who is the exact representation of God’s Glory.  The resurrection of Jesus is The Resurrection of God and all that is of God, and it was the Holy Spirit whose power accomplished it.  The death of Jesus Christ on the cross for us at God’s will, caused The Resurrection who has always been God to be revealed.  And even since that first morning when a woman would testify, “I have seen the Lord!”[15] the Light of the Resurrection has been moving on to show us all that had been prepared beforehand, even the New Earth and the New Heaven from which New Jerusalem would come down to New Earth.  All is indeed made new.  From that newness, God would then reveal what He meant when He said to Moses, “I will be what I will be.”  Amen.

So, who was it who listened enough to the Lord to see that He needed preparation for His burial?  Who was it who listened enough to ignore what another disciple was saying?  Who was it who listened enough to be the first to see The Resurrection Himself?  She followed the way shown by the Light of Love and beheld the Light of The Resurrection coming to her.  Bathed in that light, she delivered her message and was no more, never made mention of again in any of the authorized epistles or chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, even though the Lord had said, “I tell you the truth, wherever the Gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”[16]  As surely as the command, “Listen to Him,”[17] was never mentioned again, neither was she.

As the truth of the Lord removes the veils from our eyes and we adjust our eyes to the ever increasing brilliance of His light, we will, if we stay the course and not waiver, see for ourselves the Light of The Resurrection arrive on His clouds of glory over Jerusalem with His elect and be made witness of the T/truth, “I am The Resurrection… whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”[18]  This will happen because it is not by our power or our might, but by the same Spirit who raised our Lord from the dead, declaring Him by His power to be the Son of God.

As the apostle John wrote:  Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.  But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.[19]  And when will we and can we see Him with all our senses that God first gave to Adam to see Him with body, soul and spirit as one?  Is it not at the resurrection for all who have died except for those who are left and remain alive as He arrives over Jerusalem?  Saints in Heaven do not see Him fully for they see only as spirits see.  Saints on Earth without discipleship do not see Him, for they see as ones with eyes untrained to a strange new light, but those who have lived and died, and live again, see Him in the fullness of the Light of His Love and of His Resurrection.

If the Light of Love can change your perspective of viewing this fallen creation, what will the Light of The Resurrection reveal that Love died to expose?  So, do not see as the world sees, and you will not fear as the world fears.  Do not see as those who believe see, and you will not be in error, but continue to learn from Him who is the Light and you will also see what Mary saw in Him and more.  She was the first and we are the last, but the Lord did say, “But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.”[20]  In saying this, He also told us when this will happen.  “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne…”[21]  When He sits on the throne as the Son of Man in Jerusalem, we who are the last will be the first to see on Earth the fullness of the Light of The Resurrection.

So be encouraged because of hardship and difficulties, slander and curses, persecutions, opposition and even failures, for you are not being encouraged to practise error, which is ignorance of the Scriptures or the power of God, but to practise that which by the Lord’s own word is to eliminate error, which is sin.  You are practising to know the voice of Him whom the Father said, “Listen to Him,” and you believe Him when He said, “I am The Resurrection and The Life, whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”  As you hold fast to that which you have heard, that which you have seen and know to strengthen that which hope has birthed in you, run with the Holy Spirit as Mary ran to the grave, and by and by, you too will behold Him, The Resurrection, in the fullness of His Glory and Light and share with her that experience and testimony to know what it feels to say, “I have seen the Lord!” and to have your mind renewed, conforming no longer to the way of the world, but being transformed for you have tasted God’s good, pleasing and perfect will. 

The Resurrection Himself will raise all who look to and believe in Him on the last day to eternal life.  With your mind renewed, that what you see will be seen in the Light of The Resurrection of Love.

When we fill our eyes with the Light of The Resurrection, then our eyes are filled with the ultimate goodness of God, and that Light will shine forth to reveal to this dying world The Resurrection who is God.  Amen.

[1] John 17:3

[2] Revelation 20:4

[3] Revelation 20:7,11; 21:1

[4] John 11:26

[5] Matthew 16:19

[6] John 17:6

[7] John 12:4-5

[8] Mark 14:6-9

[9] Matthew 5:14

[10] Matthew 22:29

[11] Luke 13:26-27

[12] Genesis 19:22

[13] John 11:25

[14] Exodus 3:14

[15] John 20:18

[16] Mark 14:9

[17] Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35

[18] John 11:25-26

[19] 1 John 3:2

[20] Matthew 19:30

[21] Matthew 19:28


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