FEAST OF LIGHT REVEALS CHRIST
Show The House To The House
To show the house to the house simply means: The Church of God set-up according to the Pattern of the House being revealed to the Jews, the Old House. Note that the prophet, Ezekiel, said when writing this prophecy, "Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the patter (Ezekiel 43:10)."
This month of the year, the date of December 25 is the day when all the people of the earth’s attention is called to the birth of Christ; however, the true purpose of what Christmas should mean is not supported, throughout the World, in hallowing its glory. Santa Claus is the main figure and carries all the glory. Jesus is more or less a sideline, second to Santa Claus. This should not be! However, we (in America) are in the land of the free and have our choice. This is something for which to be thankful.
The Jewish people note the last of December and the first of January to be the Feast of Light. This is not just a tradition of the Jewish people, it is an order of God; Christ being that light not only for the Jews but also to the Gentiles. It is recognized in Zechariah and in the fifth chapter of the book of Revelation as the candlestick with his seven lamps or with his seven eyes and seven horns. Again, it is noted to be the stone with the seven eyes upon it which candlestick or stone The Church of God has formed in Revelation in these last days.
With this marvelous light, Paul has declared when the fullness of the Gentiles be come in, the Jews shall be provoked to jealousy and a remnant of them shall be grafted in. Also, Ezekiel stated in the third chapter that the Son of Man was to eat a roll of a book. This roll of a book is identified by honey. This prophecy pointed down to the end of time of when Israel was to be redeemed, for after the Son of Man had eaten the honey, He was immediately hastened to Old Israel. He was to carry a revelation or pattern of God’s House.
Another great move in this great light that we have is that we find the prophecy of Ezekiel concerns the roll of the book that corresponds to the tenth and eleventh chapters of Revelation which is also a prophecy of the end time and I quote, “And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophecy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings (Revelation 10:10-11)."
Again, it was honey to identify this roll of a book. John tasted honey for sweetness and as soon as he had eaten it he became sick to his stomach. Jesus according to prophecy ate butter and honey that He may discern right and wrong. John, the Baptist, ate locust and wild honey for the identity of being the authority of his day, meat in due season. John, the Revelator, is to be identified by the eleventh chapter and verse one by being given a reed like unto a rod. Honey is the sign that goes with eating the roll and a reed is the sign of authority with the meat and message to Israel and the sign of the rebuilding of the temple (The Church of God) in the last days. What greater time could such a light be sent forth than to make a mighty move with this marvelous light to the Old House of Israel.
It is a season of light, the light of Christ, the Revelation of God’s Word again to Israel. What will Israel do with this light when it arrives? Only the visit to Jerusalem will tell the story. What will we do to get this great light to Israel? Jesus sits in the mercy seat in these last days to carry this glorious vision back to them. This I confess, in spite of all who have fought me and many who have made fun of me for my great efforts to the Jews; they who told me there was no chance for them; some leaders of organizations said they would never be any good to Christianity; in spite of all this, I began a program in 1948.
Christmas! Let this be a Feast of Light! Let us pray and share, as a gift this great light to others throughout the world. Not only to the Jews, but also the Gentile world.
Can we find some gifts such as sending the message to someone else? A subscription to The Vision Speaks for one year would be great gift to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in the light of the Church, or many other things we can do to make this Christmas to shed forth the purpose of what it is really to mean. Light to all--the world! Joy, peace and goodwill to all--the world.
Article Written By: The Late Grady R. Kent, St. John II, Chief Bishop of The Church of God, 1957-1964. This sermon was taken from The Vision Speaks, Volume 4 : Number 7 : December 1961.
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