light spectrumUp to this point, through the last three lessons, we have established much in relation to the Light which God is and that when we receive the Spirit of God we in turn receive Light and thus have a power (Acts 1:8) which darkness can neither penetrate nor overcome which is why we are admonished to put on the whole armor of God which Romans 13:12 declares as Light and makes equivalent with Christ.

How then can the rulers and principalities of this world and darkness possible attack those that are in the Light? How can they possible have a chance? I was in prayer asking God this very question when it was suddenly impressed into my spirit the answer.

The same way God did it from the beginning…DIVISION!

Herein now comes the primary theme of everything that we have thus lead up to. Unity and the church.

When God placed His Spirit (Light) into the world on the first day it immediately caused a division of Light and Darkness which in turn created a Night and Day. We are told to be the children of the day if we have the Spirit of God and thus we manifest and reflect LIGHT. Now the question that God began to impress on me continued in the train of thought:

Is it possible to DIVIDE light?

The first answer that will come is an emphatic “NO!” and yet the more you begin to look at the physical qualities and attributes of light you begin to realize that in a technical understanding light can be divided! The warning that must be presented though is that the moment you divide light it ceases to be true (white) light! 

Physics deals with something that is called “white light.” White light is the uniform presence of all colors. Pure white light is impossible unless their is a perfect uniformity of all the colors of what we call the spectrum of light. The human eye is able to discern and pick up white light because each color or frequency of the spectrum is being produced. In technical terms the “power spectral density” (energy as a function of frequency) is uniform across the visible light spectrum. This literally means that each of the cones of the eye are stimulated in an equal fashion. Therefore when I turn on a light bulb, the filament of that bulb is putting out energies uniformly across the visible light spectrum. Simply stated, pure white light is not possible unless there is a uniformity of all colors.

I have come to realize that the Bible speaks directly of this phenomenon and it is upon this that I feel God has begun to direct my attention in relation to unity and the church. We are the children of Light because Light is in us and we are a part of a the Kingdom of Light. We were brought OUT of darkness into HIS marvelous Light!

Luke 11:34   34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Suddenly I have come to realize that unless their is a uniformity of colors or rather a UNITY of difference colors I cannot have a singleness of light. The answer that has begun to come into my spirit which I am still doing my best to wrap my mind around is that Satan has begun to learn how to divide the light! He understands that when Light functions in a uniformity of its myriad of differences (colors) that he cannot penetrate and attack the Light. That is why Holiness is so adamantly demanded in the word of God!

1 Peter 1:15-16   15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;  16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

When God declared that we be holy He was practically stating that we be Him! There is none righteous neither any holy except God! What is so profound is that our required Holiness is a direct correlation with our being SEPARATED from the world (darkness.) That is why no man can serve two masters! That is why it was PURE GOLD which the words were engraved “Holiness unto the Lord!” Jesus proclaimed that He had come for division but it was a separation from darkness which is nothing more than the total ABSENCE of LIGHT!

Herein lies our problem today. Many of us feel that we can have varying degrees of Light and still be the church! That is absolutely and entirely impossible and the devil understands that! That is why one of the greatest devices of the devil in our movement today is the DISUNITY of the BODY! Remember that scriptures speaks clearly of the body and its many members.

1 Corinthians 12:12-21   12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.  13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.   14 For the body is not one member, but many.  15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?  18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.  19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?  20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.  21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

The body is ONE whose head is Christ. The body is the CHURCH and we all clearly understand that the church is meant to REFLECT and MANIFEST Light (God.) We are to walk in the Light as He is in the Light. It is a kingdom of Light and we are the children of Light because He is the FATHER OF LIGHTS!

James 1:17   17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

And suddenly in all makes sense! The flow of the Spirit (Light) cannot and will not happen when UNITY is not presence. Pure white light is not possible without the uniformity of the colors (all difference.) That is why there is a scripture which declares a light that can actually be darkness!

Luke 11:34-36   34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.  35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.  36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

Light within that is darkness is a divided light which ceases to function as pure white light! Any VARIANCE or difference in the light becomes darkness because God is only PURE AND HOLY LIGHT!

And now we understand how the Spirit of God fell and Light was introduced into DARKNESS on the day of Pentecost! Because a UNITY was present.

Acts 2:1  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:46  46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple

Acts 5:12  12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

Acts 15:25   25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord,

It is because of this that Paul and other New Testament writers consistently dealt with the subject of unity and division and strife among the brethren!

Philippians 2:2-4   2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

For the sake of the body which is the church and the sake of effectiveness and revival BE IN ONE ACCORD! Don’t do anything through strife and personal motivation and ambition but rather look at each other and serve each other! Get your mind of yourself and focus on others in a good way because that will cause a uniformity in the body which in effect enables the pure and bright powerful Light of God to be manifest in the church and in you!

James deals directly with what is produced from purity and singleness and unity!

James 3:12-18   Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.  13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.   16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. {partiality: or, wrangling}  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Did not the Psalmist declare the power and good of unity among the brethren? I don’t have to even make the connection of unity with its likeness to the OIL which flows DOWN…

Psalm 133:1-3  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!   2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;  3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

How can men proclaim the Light if they have ought against their brother and are the mouthpieces of dissent and strife? Strife is a work of the flesh and is manifest! In other words instead of manifesting the apparent Spirit of God it becomes a manifestation of the carnal mind which is an enemy of Christ!

Galatians 5:19-20  9 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,  20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

I will not say anything of the next scripture for it alone will interpret itself in our modern day strife and contentious wranglings!

1 Corinthians 3:3-4   For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? {divisions: or, factions} {as men: Gr. according to man?}  4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Hell understands that to attack the light is to divide what makes up the Light. The moment he causes division in that spectrum it ceases to be light and the moment it ceases to be light it becomes a tool that he can use. Strife becomes provision for the flesh which we know elsewhere is a PLACE FOR THE DEVIL.

Romans 13:13-14   13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.  14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

I was wronged one man cries! Another is upset because his personal conviction is not upheld by another, although there is no clear Biblical stance upon it, but rather tradition and more tradition, that he will no longer speak to or fellowship with such a man.

Proverbs 29:22   22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

And so borne out of personal misgivings, frustration and anger at my brother I begin to spread the word that my circle to associate with his circle and suddenly we are thrust into sides being taken and war being declared and the sin of gossip begins on all sides!

Proverbs 26:21-22   21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.  22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly

The lack of wood causes a fire to die and yet each day more wood is added to the fire and even precious saints are dragged into the contentious quarreling and wrangling of men who proclaim to be the Church of the Living God! It is a Light that is become darkness and Satan laughs in derision at the brokenness and the fighting that occurs. I am not saying that we should not FIGHT FOR THE DOCTRINE and that we should not STAND FOR THE TRUTH but was it not that we were sheep sent among wolves and that we must be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves?

Proverbs 26:17-18   17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.   18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death…

Proverbs 20:3   3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 17:14   14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with

But sir I pray night and day, I reach the lost more than my neighboring brethren! I live separate and pure and holy! My house is full of sacrifice! Surely God is pleased!

Proverbs 17:1   Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

The Preacher also declared:

Proverbs 16:28   28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

The travesty and the tragedy of this hour that has come upon the Church of the Living God is that the “ENEMY of MY ENEMY has become MY ENEMY.” Oh that men would repent EVERYWHERE and seek His face. Where is the message preached of Gossip and Slander that is born of strife? Now it has become the dinner table and those that spread the slander the preachers. Now it is splashed across the world wide web on social media sites for all to see. The laughable attempts at hidden slander of words spoken without a name but all that read apply the name in heart and chip after chip after chip the foundation of love and peace is destroyed. Good names are now being ripped and slashed apart and our defense of such tactics has become our doctrine and our convictions.

Matthew 5:23-25   23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.  25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Oh what a fearful thing it is to fall into the hands of an angry God! Agree QUICKLY! Mend the nets quickly for regardless of the sacrifice in the house there will be no favor nor response.