Saturday, February 19, 2011

Who Will Stand For Truth?

Psalm 119:160

"The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever."

John 17:17-19
 
"Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth."

The entirety of the word of God is truth, written and spoken. From Genesis to Revelation we can know beyond a doubt that what we read is truth. Those in Christ should live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God whether written or spoken, but sadly that is not the case today. Many hear from God but do not know His commands or obey His words, the above scriptures in John tell us that we are made holy or sanctified by the truth!

Jesus said in John 8:31-32

"Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Jesus spoke these words to Jews who had come to believe in Him after He was teaching them in the temple. He made it clear to them that IF they abode in His word then they were His disciples and they would know the truth and the truth would make them free. The truth is what sets us free from the bondage of Satan, the truth being taught to us by the Holy Spirit is able to wash us and cleanse our hearts and minds from false teachings, and vain imaginations.

The Spirit is saying to us today that we must also abide in the words of Jesus, DO what He says and follow Him.

Luke 6:46

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?"

John 14:6

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Many today are prophesying and saying the Lord says this and the Lord says that, and they very well may be hearing from the Lord, but all of us still need to know and walk in His truth! The Lord can use a donkey to speak a word to His people if He wanted to! On the day of judgment it's not going to matter how many prophecies you or I spoke in the name of the Lord, or how many miracles we performed. If the fruits of the Spirit have not been birthed in our hearts and we are not sanctified by His truth, or conformed into His image, Jesus will tell us away from me I never knew you!

Matthew 7:21-23

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"

Matthew 7:15-20

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Many like to hear a soothing prophetic word of peace and prosperity or a nice feel good message, but when one comes speaking the truth by the anointing of the Spirit to challenge and correct error then the same thing the religious Pharisees and Jews said to Jesus will be heard today; crucify Him!

John 4:23-24

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Jesus said those who worship the Father MUST worship Him in spirit AND truth! We need BOTH, there is no true worship of the Father in spirit without truth, or vice versa. Anybody can pick up a bible and read it, but without the Spirit to bring life and revelation to the written words of God they remain just words written on the page!

Deuteronomy 32:1-4

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of the LORD: Ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He."

Who will stand for truth in these last days of gross darkness, deception, and false teachings? Who will stand for the gospel of the kingdom and proclaim the truth from the rooftops? Who will stand for the name of Jesus and His words? Who will lay down their life to save one soul from the pits of Hell?

I will Lord! Here I am, send me!!!

Abiding In His Word,
Tyrone