Thou art love and Thou art light, Lord

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Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Love bespeaks Thy very being.


Anonymous

Thou art love, Thou art life!!!


Endy

Bratislava, Slovakia

Great hymn! Our Dear Father is Love and Light! This is His nature! Aleluja! When He comes to us He comes as Grace and Reality and than leads us back to the source, to the Father who is Love and Light! Abba Father!

Concerning the Father Dying in the Son in Stanza 4 of Hymn #6 in Chinese

The first two lines of stanza 4 in hymn #6 in Chinese read, "Love has caused Thee to die in the Son / That through Him I may receive life." In the earlier section concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, it was pointed out that Isaiah 9:6 proves that the Son is the Father. Furthermore, in John 14:10 the Lord said, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works." This is because the Lord and the Father are one (10:30). If the Lord's speaking to the disciples was the Father who abides in Him doing His works, why can it not be said that the Lord's dying on the cross was the Father's dying in the Son? In 1932 I personally heard Brother Nee speak in a gospel message, "Truly, the Father loves us, and He came and died for us in the Son." If we accept the revelation from the plain words in the Bible that the Son is the Father, we will not think that this is wrong.

The criticizers ask, "If the Father died in the Son, why did the Lord cry on the cross, 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? ' And if the Father died in the Son when the Son died, who raised the Son from the dead?" This deduction seems logical, but we must remember that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are three yet one and one yet three. From the perspective of three yet one, the Father died in the Son, but from the perspective of one yet three, the Father raised the Son from the dead. Similarly, from the perspective of the Father being one with the Son, the Father died in the Son. From the perspective of the Father being the Father and the Son being the Son, the Father raised the Son from the dead. What a glorious mystery this is! And what a glorious fact! How can it be disputed?