TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
ALL OF US,
C. W. Wood December 2006
The following letter
will be excerpts from a much longer letter, the Holy Bible that God has recorded
for all man-kind. The words herein penned will be a love letter, and although
they are to all man-kind, they are no less spoken to each person individually.
One of our great mistakes is not realizing the Bible’s personal intent. It is
written to me as though you did not exist, and written to you as though I did
not exist. It is a love letter, intended to stir the hearts of millions of
people, but on an individual basis. Those of us who have children know that we
speak to them as individuals, love them as individuals, and meet their
individual needs. How much more does the Creator have the ability to single us
out as individuals, love us as individuals, and meet our individual needs?
There is a revelation coming forth in these last hours that is totally
changing our thinking toward our Heavenly Bridegroom. Whereas in times past we
have considered ourselves AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE called His Bride, now He is
opening a chapter in His Book that has been a secret until now. We will compare
this revelation with a groom and his Bride in the natural world. As the time for
the wedding approaches, there are not thoughts of MANY WOMEN in the mind of the
groom. No! His thoughts are only for the one he has chosen out of the many. He
thinks of her only, and of her individual character and her beauty. He thinks of
how she has accepted his invitation to be his Bride.
Perhaps before they became engaged they had other relationships, but now
those had ended. Between the two of them there had been a decision made. They
committed themselves to each other. In many respects, that commitment excluded
all others. From now on it would be as though they were the only two. No other
person could enter into, nor interfere with that relationship. Oh friends, this
is only an earthly shadow of the relationship you and I now have with our
Heavenly Bridegroom. The earthly couple still has friends and family on both
sides, but no other person can share what the two of them now have together. It
is that one plus one equals two and the two have become one again, as we were
first created (Gen. 1:27).
Can we get the picture? The Heavenly Bridegroom is one person and He has
searched over the earth and chosen His Bride. They, as individuals, have
accepted His invitation to be wed. The wedding is now in progress. Now, here is
the great mystery, and we must take this part by faith! Our Heavenly Bridegroom
has the supernatural ability to exclude all others from the wedding that is
taking place between you and Him. It is as though you and He were the only two.
His great mind is filled only with thoughts of you. He sees your heart’s
desire to be with Him and be like Him. He has watched your desire to end your
relationship with others in order to be His first.
Now, I say that is how it is between you and Him at this very moment. In
His great Mind you are the only two. His love for you as His individual Bride
fills His mind. There is only the two of you. His love is toward you and for you
only, even as an earthly bridegroom’s mind is only toward one woman, his
bride. But now here is the mighty, supernatural miracle, and here is where He
asks us to use our faith and accept this powerful revelation. While His
relationship with YOU is exactly as we have described it, so is His relationship
with ME. He has the ability to have such a relationship with every individual
Do not try to understand this ability; just believe what He says about
it. Jerm. 31:3, “…..Yea, I
have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness have I
drawn thee.” Notice the pronoun “Thee.” It is a personal word,
personal to me and personal to you, a personal love relationship with each Bride
member. The need for this personal love letter to each Bride member is great
indeed, for modern man has grossly failed in understanding God’s love for him.
Because of our failures, we have shut ourselves off from the blessings and
privileges that God’s love yearns to shower upon us.
Our Bridegroom would have us to receive every word in His love letter as
to us personally, for only then is the door opened for Him to bless us
personally. Do you know He has called you, and have you heard and answered His
call? Did He take the sin load from your shoulders, and can you tell the place
and the time? If not, all you have to do is desire such an experience and you
shall have it. He loves even you. He created you didn’t He? If you have
answered that call and believe that your sins are gone, did you then get before
Him and lay your life on the altar, promising to serve Him all the days of your
life? If not, then you can do so today. To make Him such a promise will make you
a candidate to receive the Holy Ghost Baptism.
Do you have the Holy Ghost?
If not, you don’t have to wait until you reach a certain place in holiness or
righteousness, for He will give you the Holy Ghost to help you attain to these
places. A very wrong conception is that God waits until we have matured then
sends His Spirit. This is the enemy’s doctrine, and has fooled many. Do you
wonder whether or not you have the Holy Ghost? Many are asking this question in
these desperate days! Did you take the Holy Ghost by faith alone, receiving Him
on the grounds that God promised Him to all He has called? Did you then, after
this step of faith, have an actual experience wherein you KNOW He came into your
If you cannot answer yes to these questions, then you must take these
scriptural steps at once. The time God has allotted for this world as we know it
is almost over, yet He waits for that last one to come in. In order to have the
revelation of His supernatural love for you, you must have His Spirit in you to
teach you. We stress the importance of the revelation of His love for us because
it is the answer to all our needs being met. Many Believers in the End-Time
Message still need this revelation.
When it strikes our hearts, we will no longer doubt His willingness to
take care of us. We will not wonder whether or not He wants to heal all our
diseases. We will know without question that Ps. 34:19 is meant for us, “Many
are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT THE LORD DELIVERETH HIM FROM THEM
ALL.” It is true that He allows afflictions to come on us, and for
different reasons. At times to correct us, at times to build our faith, and at
other times to give us compassion for those who are sick and needy. In order to
effectively pray, we must have compassion for those in need! Therefore, we must
share in their suffering at times. But know this, never are we afflicted without
it being in God’s plan for us. If He Himself declares that He heals us from
every affliction, then we are to understand that when they come, they are only
temporary. Believe it and live.
To further show that God’s Bride is made up of individuals, and that as
far as His love and care for them is concerned, it is as they were the only one.
We offer the following scriptures. The Holy Ghost spoke through James and asks, “Is
ANY sick among you? (James 5:14) The word “any” is to us as individuals.
It is personally to me, as well as to you, if we are sick. We do not say that
God is not concerned about His Bride collectively, only that this concern
manifests itself in individual fashion. You are His individual Bride, you are
His individual responsibility. He is handling your case as a newlywed earthly
groom would for his bride.
, we read “AS MANY as looked at
the brazen serpent lived.” Every single one was invited to look, and to
look was to be healed. If they were not in a position to see the pole with its
serpent, then if they took the steps to be brought in sight of it, they lived!
It was a step of faith. Still today, as many who look at Jesus the Word, will be
healed, for scripture says, “He sent
His Word and healed them.” (Ps. 107:20)
In I Peter
, the Holy Ghost said, “…..by
whose stripes “ye” were healed.” Who does “ye” mean? It means you
and it means me. He is speaking to us personally. In Ex. 15: 26 the Lord
says, “I am the Lord that heals
“YOU”. Who does “you” mean? It means you and me as individuals. In Ex.
23:25-26, God said, “I will take
sickness away from “you,” the number of “YOUR” days I will fulfill.” Do
you see how personal He has made His promises to His Bride? You are the apple of
When Jesus stood on the ridge of Olivet and looked down on the sacred
Although rewarded with evil for His good, He continued His mission of
mercy. Never were those turned away that sought for His Grace. His life’s
purpose was to minister to the needs of the people, and lighten their load by
forgiving sin and healing their sicknesses. Here we see that great, undying love
of Christ, of which we speak, in full operation. Although His waves of love and
mercy were refused by the stubborn hearts of the leaders, His warnings ridiculed
and His council spurned, He stood on the mountain that day and shed tears of
terrible grief over their plight. His love for them would not die, and they are
a type of His Bride.
The hour of hope and pardon was fast passing for
On the mountain over
Today, in our great land of America, although the masses have despised
the last day Prophet that God sent, and they mocked the Messenger of God, Jesus
has remained faithful in Love with His arms wide open to receive any and all who
will come to Him. His mercy continues its pleadings, His warnings still going
forth. The great point is this: if
our God has so far continued His love for the unrepentant and hard-hearted in
our land (And this is evident in that He has not yet destroyed it), then how
much more is His love, mercy and healing power poured out on the repentant and
obedient? Will we, who believe His Prophet and the Message He sent by him, again
break the Heart of God by not reaching out with a hand of faith to receive all
that He desires us to have?
Today, it is as it was 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ is looking down on
this great land of America and the people that He planted on this soil by His
own Hand. We cannot know how much we owe to Christ for the peace and protection
we have enjoyed. It has been the restraining Hand of God that has, so far, kept
us from passing fully under the control of Satan. Once again, the Lord Jesus is
looking into the future as He watches
He sees those who would remain true to Him being killed for their refusal
to worship the Beast (refusing to join in worship with the great World Council
of Churches). He sees the great masses of people who will be forced to join this
evil church so that they may continue to “buy and sell.” The masses will
join because they do not have the God-given faith to trust God for their needs.
They will join Satan’s church and be forever lost. He sees
To those who have had
a revelation of His powerful, undying love, they see Him once again weeping with
a broken heart! The disobedient and unthankful have great reason for gratitude
for God’s long suffering in holding back the cruel power of the evil one. But
finally, when men have rejected God’s love and mercy for the last time, and
have passed the limits of Divine Forgiveness, then that restraint is removed!
God has no choice but to leave the rejecters of mercy to themselves! They must
reap what they have sown.
A Prophet taught us that God does not send people to Hell; they choose
that road for themselves and will only end up there after they have rejected
God’s every effort to save them. Every ray of light rejected, every warning
despised or rejected, every evil passion indulged in and held to, is a seed sown
and it must yield its harvest. The Spirit of God continually resisted is at last
withdrawn from the sinner, then there is no power left to control the evil
passions of his soul. The destruction of
We have stated that this sermon is a love letter to God’s needy people.
His people are dying for “Lack of
knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) Not a lack of worldly knowledge, but a lack of
revealed knowledge concerning His mighty, powerful love for His Creatures. We
have said that this letter will be excerpts from a longer letter, the Holy
Bible. May we now read His own words, telling what He has accomplished on the
deadly Cross because of that love? His love has REDEEMED us while we were still
His enemies! “No greater love has any
man than this, that he would give his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
We will let Him explain to the lost what He has done to save them, and what we
are all to believe once we have truly repented of our sins!
We are to remember that His Body, His flesh and blood Body, was given for
us on the Cross. What did He actually accomplish by dying on the Cross?
Col. 1:20-23, “And having
made peace through the blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto
Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled
22 In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and
unblameable and unreproveable in His sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved
away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to
every creature which is under Heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.”
Shedding His Blood is love demonstrated!
Col. 2:12-14, “Buried
with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the
operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the un-circumcision of your
flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which
was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross.”
His love forgives all our trespasses!
Rom. 6:6-7, “Knowing
this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be
destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is
risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, not things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Remember, this is His sworn oath!
Rom. 3:26, “To declare, I
say, at this time His righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of
him which believeth in Jesus.
Do we believe He has justified us?
John 8:36, “If the son
therefore shall make you free (of sin) you
are free indeed.”
This is love that cannot be understood, only believed!