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Out of Darkness - Into the Light // Charts see link at the end of .doc

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Out of Darkness - Into the Light.
Understanding the Kingdom of God.

I, Jesus Christ, am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. But to the sincere and contrite of heart: To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

David D. Neal - 2005
Out of Darkness - Into the Light.
Understanding the Kingdom of God.

I, Jesus Christ, am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. But to the sincere and contrite of heart: To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

David D. Neal - 2005

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Christ’s humble servant,
David Neal
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. Give unto the LORD, yekindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due untohis name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Fear  before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. Let the heavens be glad,and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. Let the sea roar, andthe fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. Then shall the trees of the wood sing outat the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather ustogether, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
January, 2005
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I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide indarkness. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loveddarkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
But to the sincere and contrite of heart:
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among themwhich are sanctified by faith that is in me.
A Comprehensive Study
Blind to the world, led about by the Holy Ghost
 
Introduction
M
any ask, “what is the meaning of life?” They are perplexed (
 puzzled, confused,confounded, baffled, mystified, bewildered 
) because they seem to find no answers. Thecause for this is due to (
by reason of,
 
rationale
) their fallen nature; they are focused uponthe meaning of life as pertaining to “self” and the “creation” (
with regard to
) rather thanthe Creator. The meaning of life can only be understood from the perspective of theCreator – who is the Giver of life. Perspective is crucial to understanding life and howyou fit into God’s eternal purpose. Pilate asked Jesus, “what is truth?,” but was of nomind to really hear, even though he was looking the very embodiment of the truth in theeyes (
 Jn 18:38
). Dear reader, are you of the mind to hear the truth or do you just ask thequestion?
J
esus came as a bright light in this dark world and brought “the truth” to those living in agreat lie in the shadow of death
 
(
the condemnation, a false reality
). Like a fool whocannot receive correction (
 Pv 9:7-8, 12:15, 15:10, 12, 17:10, 23:9
), those living in thedarkness and bound under the devil’s lie, lashed out in fury when confronted with thetruth. The light exposed great wickedness. Proverbs 18:2, “A fool hath no delight inunderstanding, but that his heart may discover itself (
 seek his own way
).” God’s Son wasmade flesh and dwelt among men (
 Jn 1:14
). John 1:10-11, “He was in the world, and theworld was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and hisown received him not.” The darkness is opposite of the light (
as is Satan’s lie from God’struth
) and at great enmity with it. Men love the darkness (
the nature of the lie
) and willnot come to the light (
the truth, Jn 3:19
). The darkness responded to the light by puttingout the light - killing God’s Son. The prophets of old had met the similar fate as theywere imprisoned, mistreated and killed (
hated 
) by rebellious mankind who wascomfortable in the darkness (
 Js 5:10
). However, many lights were lit (
those coming out of the darkness and grasping God’s truth
) as they now abide in “The Lord” (
 Jesus, theWord 
) and have come forth from the darkness into the light to proclaim the eternal truth(
 Php 2:15
). The darkness hates the light and always seeks to put it out (
 Pv 29:27, Jn8:40, Gal 4:29
). Wherever there is light, the darkness is overcome (
 Jn 1:5
). This book  proclaims the truth (
light 
) that Jesus Christ brought. Do you have the courage to hear thetruth? A wise man receives correction and becomes all the wiser (
 Pv 1:5, 8:33, 9:8-9,10:8, 17, 14:6, 15:31, 18:15, 19:20, 22:17 
). A wise man will consider his ways andembrace that which is of God. Psalms 119:59, “I thought on my ways, and turned my feetunto thy testimonies.Those who have a heart to embrace the truth will not bedisappointed (
1 Cor 2:9
). Proverbs 3:35, “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall bethe promotion of fools.”
T
he author’s background is irrelevant (
neither here nor there
), for I do not come in myown name nor seek my own glory, but rather come in the name of my Lord Jesus andgive Christ all the glory (
 Ps 115:1, Jn 7:18
). The author desires: 1 Timothy 4:16 Takeheed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” The merit of this work will have to be judgedsolely by the Spirit and the Word. This book may come as a great shock to you if you areliving in the flesh – the fallen nature and darkness. Perhaps you too will cast this light216
 
aside? Christ’s message has always been met with great resistance by those whose eyesare on self. On many occasions man sought or plotted to kill Christ after hearing God’smessage or witnessing God’s works (
Mt 27:1, Mk 3:6, Lk 4:29, 22:2, Jn 5:16, 18, 7:1,8:59, 10:31, 11:53, 18:14
). Will you consider the truth that most could not bear totolerate? Perhaps you will be one of the few who deny self, take up your cross (
death to your will 
) and follow Jesus right out of the darkness into the Father’s glorious light (
1Tim 6:15-16 
)?
T
he message of this book is quite simple. You must come out of the darkness (
Satan’s lie
)and into the light (
God’s eternal immutable truth
) - meaning that you must forsake your self-centered life (
 your way, seeking of self 
) and fully surrender (
dying to self 
) to God byliving lovingly and obediently in His truth – Word (
known as faith
). The purpose of this book is to provide full understanding of man’s fallen condition and God’s merciful offer for reconciliation. This is a message for whosoever will, particularly the religious manwho self-righteously believes he needs no such message, and will be more relevant toyour eternal future than anything this world has to offer. This book will take a scripturallook at God’s purposes for man and how the Lord intends (
determines with the ability toexecute
) to reap an acceptable harvest from the earth and reconcile a “portion” of man back to Himself. God the Father speaks of filling His house (
 Lk 14:23
). How will this beaccomplished and who will be worthy to enter in? When Jesus came, He often spokeabout the kingdom of God. Christ was referring to a literal kingdom that now exists.Many are called to populate this kingdom, but few are chosen (
Mt 20:16, 22:14
). Let usexamine why…Ecclesiastes 3:14, “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that menshould fear before him.” Whose word will ultimately stand (
 Jer 44:28
) –God’s or man’s?
T
his book will reveal how God’s truth and Satan’s lie are opposites. Therefore, those whofollow God will demonstrate an opposite nature than those who follow Satan(
acknowledged or not 
). Since the world is mostly in darkness, those who follow God willseem quite odd and not be understood by those who walk in darkness. To sincerely followChrist will almost always require you to do the opposite of what is being done in theworld. You cannot be found in the truth if you are walking in the lie.
T
he time is now: 2 Corinthians 6:17, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be yeseparate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”
 
 
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January 2005This book is freely given and may be reproduced in its entirety and freely distributed (without charge). No permission is given to change the contents in any way.This book makes no judgments and just presents the truth. You must decide whether or not your daily practices/lifestyle or religious observances are found within the truth – light. You must work out your ownsalvation (Php 2:12) – but make sure it is found in truth!Scriptural references are from the Authorized King James Version Bible.
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