Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Spirit of Truth

God is truth and holiness. The spirit of a liar is unholy and ungodly.  
John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John 16:14  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 16:15  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Jesus is showing that he is God the Son from heaven, saying that all things that the Father has, are his. They share all things. He has all the glory of the father. Absolute truth, love, all powerful, the creator and much more. He differed from the Father in one way, he took on the form of a human and was born of a woman so that he would make the way to God the Father  through faith in Jesus being our sacrifice and savior from our sins. Before Jesus came no one could stand in the presence of God.
1Ki 8:10  And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
1Ki 8:11  So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

John 1:17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

A skeptic will say if Jesus were equal with God then why did he say that only the Father knows the end time?
Mar 13:31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Mar 13:32  But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Jesus as a man put aside all the perfection of God to become a man.
Phil 2:6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself. (NIV)
As a man he showed us how we hear from the Father; through scriptures and by prayer. God the Father did not want us to know the exact time of the end. Jesus only spoke what the Father said through him. I believe that Jesus knows all things now because he has returned to be one Spirit with God. The Holy Spirit remains here on earth to bring truth, through those who are born again of the Spirit of truth. As humans we know in part, as we seek his will and his way. 
The Holy Spirit gives to us from Jesus and God the Father the truth that is to be revealed and the power of God that is to be released. We could not grasp all that God is in our human understanding. Truth is given to us in ways that we can understand. We are still sheep and children to the Most Holy God. We are growing into his likeness through Holiness and truth.

1Jn 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Unbelievers believed the lie and crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. This was his purpose to come and to pay the price for our sins. Now we who believe in Jesus have access to his truth. The enemies of God are still with us but they cannot defeat God's plans. We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. This life is only to prepare us for eternity. Jesus is the only way to God. He is the truth of God and he loves you. amen.

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