“And this is the record (evidence, testimony), that God hath given unto us Eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son . . . !”
I John 5:11-12
The science of Redemption is the science of all sciences; the science that is the study of the angels and of all the intelligences of the unfallen worlds; the science that engages the attention of our Lord and Saviour; the science that enters into the purpose brooded in the Mind of the Infinite –“kept in silence through times eternal” (Romans 16:25); the science that will be the study of God’s redeemed throughout endless ages.
This is the highest study in which it is possible for man to engage. As no other study can, it will quicken the mind and uplift the soul. “The excellency of knowledge is, that Wisdom giveth Life to them that have it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12
“The Words that I speak unto you,” said Jesus, “they are Spirit, and they are Life.” “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us . . . !” John 6:63 & John 1:14
“And this is the record (evidence, testimony), that God hath given unto us Eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son . . . !” I John 5:11-12
“This is Life Eternal, that they should know Thee the Only True God, and Him Whom Thou didst send.” John 17:3
The creative energy that called the worlds into existence is in the Word of God. This Word imparts power; it begets Life. Every command is a Promise; accepted by the will, received into the soul, it brings with it the Life of the Infinite One. It transforms the nature and re-creates the soul in the image of God !
The life thus imparted is in like manner sustained. “By every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4) shall man live.
The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed. It is within the power of everyone to choose the topics that shall occupy the thoughts and shape the character. Of every human being privileged with access to the Scriptures, God says, “I have written to him the great things of My law.” “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Hosea 8:12; Jeremiah 33:3.
With the Word of God in his hands, every human being, wherever his lot in life may be cast, may have such companionship as he shall choose. In its pages he may hold converse with the noblest and best of the human race, and may listen to the Voice of the Eternal as He speaks with men.
As he studies and meditates upon the themes into which “the angels desire to look” (1 Peter 1:12), he may have their companionship. He may follow the steps of the Heavenly Teacher, and listen to His Words as when He taught on mountain and plain and sea. He may dwell in this world in the atmosphere of heaven, imparting to earth’s sorrowing and tempted ones thoughts of hope and longings for holiness; himself coming closer and still closer into fellowship with the Unseen; like him of old (Enoch) who walked with God, drawing nearer and nearer the threshold of the eternal world, until the portals shall open, and he shall enter there. He will find himself no stranger.
The voices that will greet him are the voices of the holy ones, who, unseen, were on earth his companions –voices that here he learned to distinguish and to love. He who through the Word of God has lived in fellowship with heaven, will find himself at home in heaven’s companionship.
– Education p.126-127
Scripture references added in italics.
May the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) Bless and fill you with His power and Living Word today !
your brother and sister,
Eric & Sarah Wilson – Isaiah Ministries