I really believe in my heart that many Christians really don’t know what truth is…
Truth is: The embodiment of Christ. All He stood for and spoke about. He literally is Truth.
When He stood before Pilate, He said in John18:37-38
Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
The word Truth in this verse means, objectively. Objectively means, in a way that is based on facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings…So truth is not relative but absolute…It stands alone.
In Pilates time, there was many religions and philosophies. In Rome there was one on every corner. Much like it is even today. They all proclaim theirs is the way, the truth and the life also. But Christ was the only one who lived it and embodied it for all to see. In Him their is no lies, only truth. He exposed the lies of the leaders in His time and called people out of their lies. Even Peter was exposed for being used by Satan. Jesus said, what Satan’s biggest deception is: Being mindful of the things of Men! Where Truth is being mindful of the things of the Spirit. Truth is a walking out of the words of God. Truth challenges lies, exposes lies, exposes the flesh from the spirit. Where God’s spirit of truth comes to you and shows you what you are mindful of…Things like Selfishness, Fear, Doubt, Lust in all forms, hate, murder, addictions, anything that defiles your body and mind, fleshly corruption and uncontrolled defilement in every way. We read of the fruits of the flesh in Galatians 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Mark 7:20-23 And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication’s, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
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.
It is walking as He walked, doing what He did, Speaking what He spoke. This IS Truth. Wanting to be like Him. If we don’t and say we do, we lie and the truth is not in us.
I know about it first hand. God came to me as a Christian singing songs like: “I want to know You more” He answered me by coming closer to me and showed me the lie I was living. For God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. So when the Judge of the universe came closer to me as I cried out for more of Him, He showed me my sins by shining His light on me. I was terrified..Why? Because I liked my sin, and wanted to keep sinning. I was a hypocrite, like many other Christians..I eventually repented and turned from my ways of sin and turned to walk in truth.
If you are afraid of your sin being exposed then you won’t like to come close to God. You then are exposed as a pretender. A liar, and don’t want the light to expose you!
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
When God shows you these things, the best thing for you to do is judge yourself and fall on the sword and accept and admit you are a sinner and humble yourself and repent to God and turn around and do what He says and follow Him…If you do the same sin again, then you haven’t truly changed and are still wanting to be a friend of the world and keep on sinning.
God is a God of love, but he is also a fire…He knows if you really mean it or not, you can’t play games with God’s grace. For He has given us things that we need to walk in righteousness.
Jump in the Fire!
What happens when fire touches something consumable? It burns it up…Are you going to continue to hold on to your sin and pleasures in your life that have no meaning or will you give them up for the real riches of God’s truth?
In the end all or our life will be cast in the fire. All we have done, so what is true and godly will remain, but the rest will be consumed. It will show what we have loved the most.
Be real with God when He shows you who you really are. The biggest part of becoming a Christian is admitting you can’t be one with out Him. However many Christians would rather be a friend of darkness than light. They say it is too hard to stop sinning and make excuses for it by blaming it on the lie of a sinful nature Adam gave them. No!
How can a Christian live in truth when they have sin hidden in their heart? They can’t…It is impossible
James 4:4 – You are like an unfaithful wife who loves her husband’s enemies. Don’t you realize that making friends with God’s enemies—the evil pleasures of this world—makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy the evil pleasure of the unsaved world, you cannot also be a friend of God.
Truth is accepting what God says about you, that you have sinned, and cannot save yourself. Take no pride in yourself, but realize you need God’s control. God will help you if you ask…First repent and ask Jesus into your heart and for him to help you by asking for his spirit to come be in you and look to please him in all you do by doing what He says. Show your faith by doing…As Faith responds to God truth.