I shared in the previous post stating that even though many people in the world are asking “What is the truth?” They were still unable to find it. Many claims to believe in Jesus, we will find that their faith is different from what the scriptures preached

Indeed, there will be many who hear the word of God but yet they cannot understand. Having lots of knowledge doesn’t guaranty understanding of the scriptures.

I have shared that the word of God is the truth, and now here are the other 2 points.

Jesus Is The Truth

John once describes the Lord Jesus himself as the truth. He called him, “The Word Becoming Flesh”  and he called that word God.

Jesus testify of these words as he said the famous verse

“I am the way the truth and the life,
  no one go to the father except through me.” – Jesus (Jn 14:6)

Indeed, on his life on earth, Jesus manifested God to the people, and he manifested the power of God before the world

The Lord Jesus himself is the truth. Elder John wrote that Jesus was the word becoming flesh. He performed many miracles, healed the sick, brought the dead to life. He also turned 5 loaves and 2 fishes to feed 5000 man, healed the blind and walked on water. 

Most importantly, he forgave man of their sins. Many had witness his miracles, but not all believe. Today we know that Jesus is true because of our experiences in faith. There are times when we pray, and God answered our prayers directly. There are time we hear Gods reply through the words of the scriptures through the sermons we hear.   These are all testimonies of how Jesus had indeed resurrected and is now interceding for us in heaven.

That is why the Author of Hebrews  reminds us

“ Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has
   passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let 
   us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High
   Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but 
   was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
   
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
   that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in 
   time of need.” –Author Of Hebrews (Heb 4:16-16)

Indeed, we thank God for his grace, but we need to ask ourslves, do we believe that Jesus is the truth? If yes, are we willing to receive him as our savior? Are we willing to be obedient to all that he had commanded?  

 The Holy Spirit Is The Truth

Elder John once said this

“But the anointing which you have
  received from Him abides in you, 
  and you do not need that anyone
  teach you; but as the same anointing
  teaches you concerning all things, 
  and is true, and is not a lie, and just as
  it has taught you, you will abide in
  Him.” – John (1 Jn 2:27)

He talk of the anointing, he is talking about the Holy Spirit of the Lord, which God has granted to all his believers. He is our counselor and he dwells with us. He guides us to the knowledge of the truth and there is no lie in him.

Believers can experience his presence and feel him working in them. If one choose to disobey, we will grieve the spirit. That is what most Christian call “Quenching the work of the spirit”.

John continues to tell us saying

Now he who keeps His commandments
  abides in Him, and He in him. And by
  this we know that He abides in us, by
  the Spirit whom He has given us.” – John (1 Jn 3:24)

Here it reminds us that God abides with us through his spirit.  It bear witness to God that we are his. John continues to explain saying

“This is He who came by water and
  blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water,
  but by water and blood. And it is the
  Spirit who bears witness, because the
  Spirit is truth.” – John (1 Jn 5:6)

He reminds us that it is the Holy Spirit that bear witness for us. We often esteem the witness of man, especially when they testify that we are good people. But the witness from God is far greater. This witness is given to testify of his son,and whoever who believes will have a witness for himself.

When the Holy Spirit abides in us, he bears witness that we are indeed the children of God

In Acts 10 we read of a man called Cornelius, he is a centurion of the Italian Regiment. He is a devote man, and once in his praters, an angel appeared to him. The angel said

“Your prayers and your alms have
  come up for a memorial before God” – angel (Acts 10:4)

God knew that he is a devote man, that is why he sent his angel to him. God knew that Cornelius did not believe in Jesus and he did not have salvation. Therefore God instructed Cornelius to send man to Joppa to get Apostle Peter

Peter usually does not enter the house of a non Jew to preach and eat, but when he spoke to Cornelius and when he told Peter his experiences. Peter understood the vision he received from God in Acts 10:9-16. He knew that God has sent him to preach the gospel to them. Therefore Peter began preaching the gospel.

As they listened, the Holy Spirit came upon them and they spoke in tongues and praised God. The Jews who are with Peter were amazed that the gentiles received the Holy Spirit.  This resulted to Peter baptizing Cornelius and his household. 

When Peter return to Jerusalem, he was questioned by the church regarding why he entered the house of a gentile and ate with them. That is when Peter testify of Cornelius’s vision as well as his vision . He told them how the Holy Spirit instructed him to enter the house, and how they all received the Holy Spirit.

There were some Jews who initially opposed to Peter entering Cornelius house, but eventually they too praised God, for God has given his salvation grace to the gentiles as well.

When the Holy Spirit descended on them, it became a testimony that they are accepted by God.  When Peter recalled this incident in the council of Jerusalem he said

“So God, who knows the heart,
  acknowledged them by giving
  them the Holy Spirit, just as
  He did to us,   and made no
  distinction between us and them,
  purifying  their hearts by faith.”- Peter (Acts 15:8-9)

God knew the heart of the people, and he acknowledged them, when the Holy Spirit was given to them, there is no more distinction between Jews and gentiles. For God has purified their heart by faith.

Today if our faith is true, if we believe with a pure heart, if we allow our lives to live according to the word of God and the truth, The Holy Spirit will gladly testify for us as well.

For he is the truth, he dwells in mans heart and he confirms the words of God. He confirms that there are salvation for those who believe in the Lord. That is an important testimony and the reason why we believe that our faith in Christ is true. For it has the witness of the Holy spirit

Conclusion

For this article, I have shared about 3 truths, the fact that Jesus, the word of God and the Holy Spirit they are all true. They are all graces given to us by God.

God has prepared them a long time ago, for the salvation of mankind.

So what must we do after receiving this truth? We must learn to bear fruits worthy of salvation. Just like what Paul said

But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality;  but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath,” –Paul.  (Rom 2:6-8)

He is talking about how people reacts upon hearing the truth.  He warns us not to be hard and impenitent. For by so doing we are storing up wrath for ourselves. for God will render to us according to our deed.

At the same time God will grant eternal life to those who try hard to do good and to seek immortality.

But to those who disobey the truth, and does unrighteousness, there will be punishment waiting.

Therefore let us respond positively to the love of God and let us allow the Holy Spirit to work within us to complete the work of salvation. But if Christians continue to be hard and unrepentant. Or we will be like people who did not know Christ, for in the last days we would be excluded from the kingdom of God.

Knowing the truth is important and bearing fruit in faith is necessary and a natural result. May we all have the strength to do so.

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