Into the Light Overview
If you look back in history, you will see what different men of God went through as they were raised up by God. It was certainly not a cakewalk. It was filled with a great deal of warfare, turmoil, and discovery, as they began to find themselves progressively unwrapped. Of course, the enemy contended greatly against every level of the restoration of God’s moving in the earth. This is how it has been over the last several hundred years, as we have seen God progressively restore one level after another.
Here we are at the final lap, and for the first time, we can see the tape and actually get the sense that we are going to break that tape. We have been in this race for some time, but this race has been going on for a very long time; hundreds of years, to say the least. However, we are the first people to actually see the end of the race and see the tape that needs to be broken. We are that close.
Let’s take a moment to review the other books which we have published, for the goal has always been to pave the way for others to follow.
The first book, “The Manifestation of The Sons of God”,is focused upon bringing the believer up to a point where they would begin to understand more clearly the path that they have been on, and be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together in their own lives.
So often experiences come, but there is not a framework to understand those experiences. The first book comes to lay a foundation or framework so that you can begin to understand those experiences which are happening to you, and what you should be anticipating, as you move quickly down the path of sonship.
The end goal is going to be the seal of our sonship. Romans 8 talks about that. What is the seal of your calling? It is the redemption of your physical body. That has always been the goal. That has always been the end point, or end game if you will, to see the redemption of the physical body. To see the transition from life, as we know it, into life — call it resurrection life, or call it immortality, but that is the end goal and the “seal” of our sonship.
The first book is focused on building a foundation, or framework, that empowers each one to understand what they have been experiencing, what is happening, and what God is requiring.
Book 2, “The Front Line”,really focuses on the fact that you are on the front line of God’s moving in the earth. The sons that God has brought into the earth at this time have been put on point, to bring in the kingdom. It does not take much to understand what the frontline is. You could say, well in technology it would be the cutting edge. Someone who is out there just beyond the pack, breaking new ground in technology that has never been touched before. The front line is that positioning in God, where you are the ones to go in and take new ground.
God has brought the sons into the earth to stand as the progenitors of a new age. The sons are progressively put into the place where they have to begin to bring forth the kingdom, and that first happens within their own heart.
The first half of the book focuses on the unwrapping of God’s sons. Because everything that is happening to you, has been to unwrap you … to bring you into a point of revealing, so that you begin to see and know who you are. Realize, you have been known, but you have not yet known yourself for who you are. What is happening is more than a “manifestation” of the sons of God, but a “revealing” of the sons of God.
“For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing (or manifesting)of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19)
To whom are the sons of God first revealed? To themselves. That is more important than we understand, because what God has been doing within the sons has been a very hidden work. Hidden even from their own eyes. The sons have not been able to really understand the scope of what they have been going through. Sometimes you get so close to what is happening in your life, that you are not able to see the largerpicture.
What happens to those whom God brings forth, from generation to generation, to bring forth the next stage in the restoration? They go through the progressive work of the cross. And they go through what we would call an unwrapping where God begins to take off the grave clothes. And they begin to see more and more who they are.
The teaching in Book 2 has come to help us understand what the process is of this unwrapping. How do you get unwrapped? What do you need to do? How do you execute it? You say, “Lord I want this. I want to be unwrapped. I want to come alive. How do we do it?”
Book 2 continues to delve into bonds and contacts and the deeper work of the cross. This goes hand in hand with the second half of the book, which is focused on spiritual warfare. You might think, “Well we are talking about two different topics.” Not really. Spiritual warfare is just a different slice of the pie.
The sons have been on a path and that path has been to see the restoration of the kingdom. This has been the prophecy in the New Testament about the restoration of all things that must happen. However, it has been a progressive restoration over the last several hundred years. And that restoration has not come lightly. The enemy is not just lying down and saying, “Well here, I’ll give yo
No. The sons have had to go in, take dominion, learn about spiritual warfare, understand what they are dealing with and begin to become the administrators of the kingdom. That is Book 2.
Concerning Book 3, “2017, The Final Preparation of the Kings and Priests”;this book deals with the final stages of the preparation of God’s sons. The final preparation for what? For your manifestation. For the deep revealing of what you have become and what He has become in you; God’s Kings and Priests, who are destined to rule and reign.
The preparation of the kings and priests probes more deeply. We are dealing with the parable of the wise and foolish virgins. The sons have had to separate, within themselves, that which is of God and that which has been of the soul. Choices and decisions have been made. “Okay what do we do, Lord? Am I really given to You? Am I really committed to You? Or is it just a saying?”
It can be challenging to give yourself to the Lord, unless you see Him. A relationship with God is about just that; a relationship. Book 3 deals with a great deal of opening the sight and vision of the sons. The time we are in is all about a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and with the Heavenly Father. And, to a degree, everyone who is on this path, has that: but only in a measure. God is looking for something more; He’s looking to bring the sons into the fullness; the fullness of the Spirit, and the fullness of the indwelling of the godhead within the sons. That is Book 3.
If someone were to come and say, “What must I do to become a son? How does it work?” Our goal has been to give them these four books. Number 1, “The Manifestation of the Sons of God”. Number 2, “The Front Line”. Number 3, “2017, The Final Preparation of the Kings and Priests”, and Number 4, “Into the Light”.
Book 4, “Into the Light”, goes through the last stages of God’s dealings as the sons are brought to the point of transformation. They are brought to a point and a positioning in God, where they can change and go from this level of life into the next level of life, bypassing the agency of death, as we have known it. Everyone has to die at some point, and for the sons whom God has raised up, that “death” is through the deep work of the cross in their lives. As the sons have experienced a death, so they will experience a resurrection.
Book 4 deals with the final process as we begin to enter into this change, or metamorphosis, of life. The Greek literal for this word, “changed”, is metamorphoo. A new order of creation is coming forth, and it has your name on it.
“Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.” (1 Cor. 15:50-51)
Have you ever wondered what the experience was like for Elijah, when he was caught up in the chariotsof fire and taken to heaven? Or, for Elisha, who followed after Elijah intently, because he wanted to see. The promise to Elisha was, “Well if you see me, you will have a double portion.”
What did Elijah, or Elisha, experience in the last days, before Elijah’s ascension; I would love to know. What were you going through, Elijah? What was the experience? There is no book that we are aware of that documents that.
What about Enoch? It says God took him(Hebrews 11:5)for he was not, because he pleased God. Well, Enoch, can you tell us a little bit more? We have all seen some of the writings of Enoch. Very, very mystical in how they are portrayed in what he saw and experienced. A lot of this is really outside the box because we are trying to grasp the imagery and really just determine, “Okay what are you seeing here?” I would be curious to know more about what he experienced.
In the New Testament, it talks about Elijah being a man of like passions (James 5:17). Elijah was a very down to earth person, yet he experienced this transformation. The word says of the Lord Jesus Christ that He learned obedience through the things He suffered; and that we do not have a high priest who has not gone through these things. Exactly what was the experience for the Lord Jesus Christ?
At what point did the reality of His oneness with the Father happen? You remember what He said to the disciples, “Have you been with me so long that you don’t know me? If you have seen me, you have seen the Father, for I and the Father are one.” We do not understand that experience, but I can say this is what is beginning to happen now…an awareness of the indwelling of the godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
After the first breakthroughs into resurrection life, or into immortality, there will be wave after wave of those who will follow. This has been spoken of several times by the Holy Spirit, because God is preparing His sons. They are at different stages and different levels, but they will experience this change, and we will see wave after wave of prepared sons enter into this change of life.
"Who is this coming up out of the wilderness, leaning on the arms of their beloved?" (Song of Soloman 8:) A whole new creation; the sons of God.
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.” (1 Cor. 15:50-51)
In the book of 1 Corinthians, it says that flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom. So, what is going to happen here? We also know the word talks about God doing something new, in the book of Isaiah 43, verse 19. The word has come many times that what God is bringing forth has not been brought forth before, for it will be a new creation. Joel saw this coming as well;
As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations.” (Joel 2:2)
In the New Testament, the word talks about a transformation that is going to come (Philippians 3:21). When you look that word up in the Greek literal, you realize what this is talking about is a change from one order of creation into another order of creation. God is raising the sons up, that through the process of the death of the cross, that they would by-pass a physical death… going from life into life.
Ephesians 3:19 speaks about being filled with the fullness of God; the full indwelling of the Lord and the Father and the Holy Spirit within you. That has always been the promise that God would save you to the uttermost: spirit, soul, and body.
Is resurrection life going to come apart from being filled with the fullness of God? I don’t think so. It all goes hand in hand.
At some point the Lord Jesus Christ must have had an epiphany, or an experience, where He realized that the Father and He were one. He became aware of that oneness. How does it go? “I only do those things I see the Father doing and speak those things I hear the Father speaking.” That level of oneness, the infilling of the Father and the Son, is an experience that is here, and it is beginning to happen.
The door of transformation has come.
Edward & Anne