The Bible does not teach that ignorance is bliss. God does say “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee…”Hosea 4:6 And Proverbs, 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

The baptism of light.

The first baptism of light took place when God said, “let there be light.” Some people think that that was the first thing God created, but that is not true. The Bible says, Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Then came the baptism of light, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” As I have written in several other places, a very strange thing was revealed to me at the end of a three day fast at the end of 2006. We know that the invisible things of God are understood by the things which can be seen. Romans 1:20. And what God showed me was that His Word can exist like the three different states that elements exist in. These three states are gas, liquid, and solid. Just like steam, water, and ice, so does God’s Word exist as Divine Light, Holy Spirit, and Christ. What is a spoken word, but a vibrational manifestation of someone’s thoughts? When I speak, sound is transmitted through the air as vibrations. When God speaks, it is the vibrational manifestation of His thoughts traveling through His Spirit. I believe that God’s word exists as three different vibrational manifestations. There is radiant vibration, Divine light, fluid vibration, Holy Spirit, and static vibration, Christ, or image of God. I believe that all of God’s creation is also some form of vibration set in motion by God’s Word. We have our natural light, radiant vibration, electricity, fluid vibration, and matter, static vibration. Everything that exists is some type of vibration set in motion by God’s Word.

There are many different spatial planes within which these vibrations exists, whether it be one of the heavens, or our universe, or hell. The Bible speaks of at least seven of these spatial planes. The very substance of God inside the Ark of the Covenant. The Holy of Holies where the Ark is located. The Holy place, where is the golden candlestick and the shewbread, the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle, the area outside the fence of skins where the tribes of Israel dwelt, death, hell, and the lake of fire. All of these spatial planes have their various creatures and life forms with their various types of light and life, or lack thereof. Getting back to God’s various vibrational manifestations, the visible image of God in the Old Testament was Christ, but not the Son of God. The Son of Man, the symbolic term for God’s Word, better describes the Old Testament Christ. The only begotten Son of God, better describes his human existence. God spoke the light into existence so that his creation could be seen. God’s Word which proceeds out of Him in spirit form is the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit of Truth. This was a revelation to me, because I always thought that God’s Spirit and the Holy Spirit were one and the same. But apparently they are not. Also, many people believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, but this is absolutely not true. The Holy Spirit is the nervous system of the Body of Christ, that is, The Church. It is God’s Word in spirit form. It unites us to our head, Jesus Christ. It allows us to have intimate communion with God and Christ, but itself is not a person. My spinal chord allows for me to tell my fingers what to do and it allows me to feel my fingers as they type these words, but my spinal chord is certainly not a person. We can understand the invisible things of God by the visible things of His creation.

What then occurred to me was that just as there is a baptism of this flesh in water, and there is a baptism of our spirit with the Holy Ghost, so must there be a baptism of light. Immediately I thought of Moses whose face shined with the Glory of God’s light when he came down from the mountain. And Saul, when he was blinded by the light that knocked him to the ground when he was on his way to Damascus. There was the transfiguration of Christ on the mountain before Peter, James, and John. There was even the tongues of fire on the Day of Pentecost. I believe that if ever there was a time that someone needed a baptism of light it is now. What will bring it to pass, I don’t know but I sure hope it happens. It will probably take prayer and fasting, extra consecration, or perhaps simply when the fullness of time comes. Samson’s mother was not fasting or praying or consecrating herself in any special manner when an angel appeared to her and told her of Samson’s birth and Nazarite life. Neither had she begun her Nazarite consecration for Samson’s birth when the angel danced in the fire and ascended up to heaven. This being a type of baptism of light. Several years ago when fasting I read the end of the third epistle of John. I was struck by what John wrote, IJohn, 1:13-14, “I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face.” I felt that God was saying that he would appear to me, or someone in these last days, and speak face to face. I had forgotten about this and a year later when fasting I read the end of the second epistle of John. Much to my surprise, it said the same thing. 2John 1:12, “Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.” This definitely shook me up and persuaded me that God will send His Angel to speak to one or more persons in these last days to prepare us for the rapture of the Church. Praise God. As it is written, Amos 3:7, “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

Modern Day Prophets. Revelation 10:11, “And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

Some people believe in modern day apostles but I don’t. The apostles themselves defined the qualifications for being an apostle. One had to be an eye witness of Lord Jesus before and after his resurrection and chosen beforehand to be his witness. ICor 15: 4-7, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” I know that the word apostle means a messenger according to Webster’s, but the Bible definition means an eye witness of Jesus before his death and after his resurrection. The apostle Peter gave us the requirements for being an apostle in Acts 1:20-22. “For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.” That’s why Paul said that he was an apostle born out of due season because he didn’t see the resurrected Lord Jesus until He knocked him to the ground with a blinding light and appeared to him from heaven. This was a baptism of light. Even today, if we saw the Lord from heaven, we couldn’t truly be called apostles because we never saw him before His death. Acts 10:38-42, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.” A lot of people think that they are witnesses for Jesus Christ, but in fact they have never seen the Lord. They have a testimony of what God has done for them but they are not true witnesses. We walk by faith, not by sight. Ours is more a testimony of faith, not a witness of sight. We didn’t see Jesus feed the five thousand men. But I am hoping that God will change that, at least for a few prophets. We need a burning bush, someone’s eyes put out, a mountain top experience, a baptism of light. Please God, speak to us face to face.

When fasting in the fall of 1995, I felt it was revealed to me that God would raise up Seven end time Prophets. They would have apostolic power, maybe even greater power. They would be used by God to restore the unity of the faith and prepare the church for the rapture. There would be one prophet for each of the major cultural types around the world. These would be the seven stars of the seven end-time churches of the world. These would be the European, Arabian, African, Oriental, Indian, American Indian, and the English speaking countries of the world. That God would reap the firstfruits of the world, one tenth, or the tithe of the world’s population, when the world’s population reached Seven Billion. The number might actually be 7,777,777,777. “The tithe is mine saith the Lord,” was spoken to me while walking and praying in the fall of 2002. Leviticus 27:30. Suddenly I realized that the raptured church was the tithe, the firstfruits unto God. Those saints saved during the tribulation period would be the gleanings. I have searched the scriptures for these seven prophets ever since. The seven stars in the right had of the Lord was the first example. The seven angels before the Lord must be manifest as people on the earth. As far as I can tell, this has not happened yet. Pr 9:1, “Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:” The house is the church, the seven pillars are the end time prophets. David’s seven mighty men 2Sam 23:8-22, that are discussed at the end of his life. King David and his life, wives, children, and mighty men represent the New Testament Church. Job’s latter end, God gave him seven more sons. Job’s life is also an example of the Church. Amos speaks of the Seven Stars and so Does Job, and I would not be surprised if seven new stars appeared in the heavens at the time that the Seven Prophets are revealed. I had asked God a question point blank about whether I should speak or hold my peace back in Nov. of 1995. My first answer was, “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” I read the entire chapter ten of Revelations and was struck by the seven thunders. I was struck not by what they might have said but by who they could be? Seven angels no doubt, but could there also be seven sons of thunder, the seven last Prophets before the rapture? We will see. By Charles Marlowe, Director of Apostolic Fellowship. 3-10-09