Monday, February 07, 2005
The Truth Telling Us the Truth...
The Truth Will Make You Free
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make (set) you free."
If you read this encounter in John chapter 8 you will see the folks Jesus is speaking to trying to cling to a lie that is coming from their father, (not God). It is seen by them as being truth, but the Living Truth is shining through all their smoke and mirrors stuff.
Is it possible for any of us to be so zealously convinced that just because we say, 'we believe something', that, that in fact is the truth?
In the ongoing process of the Father training us to become fully mature sons, no longer being children, I see a very real possibility of us coming to see many things (in the Light of Him being the Truth) that we have accepted as truth, but in fact were mere substitutes for the Truth!
Jesus was not a new spin-doctor trying to flatter fleshly thinking. Instead, He being that Living sword that separates between spirit and soul was clearly exposing the fleshly thinking for what it was.
As long as we are in these tents of flesh, this will be the order of the day...the Truth setting us free, if in fact, that is what we want.