Our God has been very merciful and patient with us in this time of great compromise, deception and fear.
Today, I am thinking and pondering it in light of where I am, and where I observe others in their walk with The LORD.
In some of my notes I recently saw this statement that I had read somewhere. It impacted me so much I wrote it down. It simply says,
“It is possible to know the truth, yet not walk in it, and the truth is really in us and we are in it… only to the degree that we actually walk in it.
Paul talks about this in Ephesians 4:15.”
“But instead, we will remain strong and always sincere in our love as we express the Truth. All our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into him, the anointed Head of his body, the church.” Ephesians 4:15 TPT
Looking at the same scripture in the Amplified Bible, I was taken by the words that talk about growing up in all things and our speech and lives both expressing truth.
It truly is not enough to speak the truth if we are not walking it out or as many say walking in truth.
“But speaking the truth in love [in all things — both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head — Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 AMP
I love the scripture that says, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free!”
“For if you embrace the truth, it will release true freedom into your lives.” John 8:32 TPT
“So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”” John 8:31-32 AMP
So, beloved, truth becomes truth in us one step at a time as we walk it out in our lives.
As I pondered this powerful Truth, The LORD spoke clearly, “Many who have been taught The Truth, and once accepted The Truth, have fallen away and compromised The Truth that was once sown in their hearts.
I desire to rekindle the Love of Truth that has is the only thing that will save them from perishing.
Deception has birthed compromise in the hearts of many in this dark hour of self serving corruption and vying for power says the one who is the Spirit of Truth.
I desire My Church to be known as a Pillar of Truth that will fight to the end to be more than what they say — but to allow truth to be who they are as they are an expression of Truth in all things.”
I believe the greatest tests of Truth is always right at our doorstep, right there among those who know us us, who know our weakness and who are watching us walk out our faith every day.
It is easier to be deceived and deceive others who do not know us. Pause, and think about this.
Again, we do not know our own heart!
“If you have the true revelation that you are The House of The LORD and I AM in you, you must come to the understanding,” says The Creator, “that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
So a man or woman divided with themselves cannot stand, and certainly cannot walk either.
As the inner and outer life of a man or woman come into Unity, it will be shown in their actions as they walk in Love and Truth.”
So that takes me back to a picture of the heart!
Beloved, when we are walking in The Spirit of Truth, the words that we speak — and even our thoughts — will not be in opposition to our heart.
Again, we must keep our heart with all diligence for what flows out of it (all issues) must be an expression of the Spirit of Truth.
As watchmen and prayer warriors, we must be discerners, and be able to spot pretense on all levels as we are seeing deception manifested in manipulation as well as insincerity fed by the desire for control and power.
The LORD continues to say this, “I AM bringing My People to the end of their self. I AM revealing every concealed motive in The Church and in The World.
It is reveal the hidden things of darkness time and spill the beans of rejection and insurrection,” says The LORD of all.
“The insurrection against the nation of America and other Nations are bringing revolution.
Mark My Words,” says the ruler of the world, “a radical change is coming to the political system, and true authority will be established by My Hand in My Timing.
The Spirit of True Love is lacking all over the world. Love is a word thrown around in conversation — but it is lacking in the actions of many when they fail to understand love in relation to truth.
My Word in John 13:35 says, by this shall all men know you are my disciples — if you have love for one another. Actually, the masses are looking for Love in all the wrong places.
The world is not expressing Love, because it is operating in deception and not Truth.
I say to you, do not be deceived, Love and Truth work together — they are indivisible.
Again, The Truth will set you free. More Truth, cannot produce more Love.
So, I remind you today, Truth must penetrate the heart, and then Love can begin to flow out of a heart that has been purified,” says the Spirit of Truth.
“Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly seeking the best for one another],” I Peter 1:22 AMP
“Now, because of your obedience to the truth, you have purified your very souls, and this empowers you to be full of love for your fellow believers. So express this sincere love toward one another passionately and with a pure heart.” 1 Peter 1:22 TPT
The LORD is releasing The Fire of His Love to burn out the temporary state of the world and The Church.
I hear His voice whisper, “I AM purifying hearts and preserving what is lasting and what is True, for I AM the beginning and I AM the end.
I AM rescuing the perishing and preserving the faithful.
I AM eliminating and birthing.
I AM bringing justice and unity.
I AM redeeming and I AM returning all that has been lost in these end-times.
I AM destroying the false leaven of hypocrisy with awareness of truth.
The knowledge of The Truth shall flow like a river bringing Life and Love to all who receive it,” says The Messenger — Who is TRUTH!
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 4 NIV
“It is the greatest joy of my life to hear that my children are consistently living their lives in the ways of truth!” 3 John 1:4 TPT
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.