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The uncreated Light

    In 1 John 1.5 he begins his message. Where does he start? With this great fact that “God is Light” and not, as we might expected, with the fact that God is love. All the emphasis would no doubt have been on His love had the manifestation been made in regions of unsullied purity and light. As however the manifestation has been made in this world, so filthy with sin and full of darkness, the first emphasis must be laid on light.

    As to light – who can define it? Men have formulated theories to account for the light of creation, but they cannot really explain it. Who then shall explain the uncreated Light? We know that light is necessary if life is to exist in any but its lowest forms. We know that it is healthful, that it illuminates and exposes all things, and that if it enters darkness flees. In God there is no darkness at all, for darkness stands for that which is removed from the action of light, that which is hidden and sinful.

    Not only is God Himself light but, as verse 7 tells us, He is “in the light.” Once the Lord had said, “that He would dwell in the tick darkness” (2 Chron. 6.1); and the fact that Solomon built Him an house did not alter it, for His presence was still found in the Holy of Holies, where all was dark. This was altered by the coming of the Lord Jesus, for God stepped into the light in Him. The God who is light is now in the light F. B. Hole

Lumina necreata
    In 1 Ioan 1.5 el incepe mesajul. Cu ce incepe? Cu faptul extrem de impotant ca “Dumnezeu este Lumina’  si nu, cum ar fi fost de asteptat, ca Dumnezeu este dragoste. S-ar fi pus accent numai pe dragostea Lui, daca manifestarea ar fi fost acolo unde nu ar fi nimic intinat si totul in lumina. Dar, cum aceasta manifestare este in lumea atat de mult intinata prin pacat si plina de intuneric, se pune accent in primul rand pe lumina.
    Si, daca este vorba de lumina, cine o poate defini? Oamenii au formulat teorii cu privire la lumina din creatie, dar nu prea o pot explica.Cine ar putea atunci explica Lumina necreata? Stim ca lumina este necesara pentru existenta vietii, cu exceptia celor mai inferioare forme de viata. Stim ca lumina este sanatoasa, ca ea face vizibile toate lucrurile si ca ea risipeste intunericul. In Dumnezeu nu este pic de intuneric, deoarece intunericul este ceea ce lumina inlatura, prin prezenta ei, ceea ce este scuns si pacatos.
    Nu numai ca Dumnezeu Insusi este lumina, ci, dupa cum ne spune versetul 7, El este “in lumina.” Odinioara Domnul a spus ca “va locui in intuneric gros” (2 Cron. 6.1) si faptul ca Solomon I-a construit o casa nu schimba acel lucru, deoarece prezenta Lui se afla in Sfanta Sfintelor, unde era intuneric. Aceasta s-a schimbat la venirea Domnului Isus, deoarece Dumnezeu a venit in lumina prin El. Dumnezeu care este Lumina este acum in lumina.
                                                             F. B. Hole
 Received from  brother Horia Azimioara

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   Although I have posted this material several times, I continually meet folks who either hold the view that the Rapture of the Church is a myth, or they believe it will occur sometime after the Tribulation begins. So, I will state again my reasons for holding to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture position. In other words, born again believers will be removed, and the Lord will gather Israel for seven years of chastisement.

1. This period is described as a time of: Wrath: Rev. 6:16-17; 11:18; 14:19; 15:1,7; 16:1,19; 1 Th. 1:9-10, 5:9; Zeph. 1:15,18. Judgment: Rev. 14:7; 15:4; 16:5-7; 19:2. Indignation: Isa. 26:20-21, 34:1-3. Punishment: Isa. 24:20-21. The Hour of Trial: Rev. 3:10. Destruction: Joel 1;15. Darkness: Joel 2:2; Zeph. 1;14-18; Amos 5:18.

2. The seventieth week of Daniel 9:24-27, has to do with Israel.

3. The Doctrine of Imminence requires that no prophetic events can occur before the Rapture (see www.plymouthbrethren.org/article/1625).

4. The Restrainer of 2 Th. 2:7-8 prevents Satan from beginning his diabolical work. The Church is the light of the world; darkness cannot go where there is light (Phil. 2:15).

5. There are many proofs that there is a difference between the Rapture and Christ’s second coming (see www,middletownbiblechurch.org/dispensa/dispch13.htm).

6. The message of the two witnesses of Revelation 11:1-11 (see www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_revelation11.php).

7. The Church at Philadelphia (possessors of Christ) will be spared the wrath to come, while the Church at Laodicea (professing Christians) will not be spared (Rev. 3:7-22).

8. The Lord’s dealing with Israel will begin at the end of the “times of the Gentiles.” In Luke 21:24, we are told that the Gentile control of Jerusalem is a key to when He will again deal with Israel.

9. The 144,000 of Israel, sealed during the tribulation, are saved Jews and are not said to be part of the church (Rev. 7:4; 14:1-5).

10. The chronology of the book of Revelation speaks of the Church in the second and third chapters, but not in chapters six through nineteen, which describe the Tribulation.

11. God has not appointed the church to wrath (1 Th. 1:9-10; 5:2-11).

12. The Church Age is described as an age of GRACE. We don’t deserve to be exempt, but thanks be to God, we are.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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