Become The Bride of Christ.
Being a Christian for 37 years + being baptized as child, for 56 years ago, I should know, but NO!
This I learned yesterday. on October 1. 007
Once I saw a minister prophesying. As he was prophesying, God opened up my eyes to see an angel over his head. The angel was pouring on him, what looked like oil mingled with fire, out of a horn.
Then I saw the man's heart in a vision. It was full of the Bible, the Word of God. The Word seemed to come up from his heart, into his throat, and out his mouth. I could see the Word as it came out of his mouth. As it hit the air, it seemed to become a two - edged sword.
. . . This is taken from chapter 11 in: "A divine revelation of Heaven" by: Mary K. Baxter
November 02. 008. Now a year later I heard about becoming the salt and the light in Matthew 5:13-16. (I'll talk about this now) and my thoughts went to the wise virgins, who was able to make light, - I can see a connection - even an astonishing connection for some maybe.
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his Saviour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
"Salt" is strong and powerful, and "Light" is seen, like Witnesses. In other words this message is about at "Strong witnesses"
Ye are light = At the time spoken "Ye" were his disciples
5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
to day this group, reading His words are the congregation, big or small, spiritual or physically.
There are 3 words in Matthew 5:13-16 coming up in our mind:
Salt, Light and good works. - / - Power, witnesses and doings
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
It is obviously that the words alone are not enough, God has tried that on everyone, since Adam and Eve, Adam received the words from God with power and everything (plain)
Genesis 2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
But Eve received the words from Adam, and was able to receive contradicting words from the serpent.
To do our works properly, we must bring people to Jesus, from Him they can receive life etc. (all their needs). From the very first day, since Adam and Eve, we had to communicate, and bring people to the door, on the road, to the waters, to Jesus.
With His spirit, with the Holly Spirit, we speak the truth, and we'll therefore speak with power. We become like Him, when we act like Him.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
But now I shall reveal a secret for you as promised in the beginning:
This life: Being powerful, (Salt) is because of the Holy Ghost. Being witnesses, (Light), is because of the Light we received from Jesus. His work with us, is to fill us with truth, make us wise, being able to chose between good and evil, when we choose right, we can shine, and become safe. Because darkness do not understand the Light (the truth).
But this power coming from Jesus, is more than words.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The words are followed by good works, just like a candle or like the sun, we can work and grow in the light.
The disciples heard: "the bridegroom cometh"
Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
They were separated in two groups, One group were able to shine, because they had bought oil.
How do we buy oil? By work, in the last hour, (When you are living your last hour) Or when you are converted, having a full or half life to live.
Finding out what oil, light etc. are, is what I have tried to explain, in this letter.
God bless you, to do good works.