There’s this dark glass that we are all looking through. We only know a part.
God has given bits of truth and revelation to all those who have His Holy Spirit. There is a lot to the truth; if we only tell part of the story, and leave out some, we will likely have a half-truth.
As it was written, the Holy Ghost is the truth; He’s the Spirit of Truth. We must look again, at the fact that if we are not truly seeking to follow the Spirit, moving as He would lead, then we are not following truth. Then what, are we following?
Oftentimes, we don’t like the truth; especially if it is something we do not want to hear. The Word of God, actually teaches that we are to be honest with one another.
In a certain recovery program. It is suggested that you have to be completely honest, with somebody; some other person. If you hide or keep back certain things, then your chances of recovery are very slim.
It really is a shame that most of us could not find that kind of trust within our own religious circles. It seems, that many times, we must seek out others who have made the same mistakes we have. Who else, understands?
Our doctrine, is not always the truth. It may encompass good things and much that is desired, but even yet contain things which are not true. We do not all have perfect understanding.
If we have not kept our eyes and ears on the Spirit, we likely know much less of God and his ways, than we should. If we can tell you what the apostle’s doctrine was, and cannot relate what the doctrine of Jesus Christ is, we only have part of the truth.
There is much more to truth, than a set of rules and regulations. Yes, there are paths we must follow; but they must be the paths that Christ walked; not men’s doctrine.
One of the apostolic writers wrote that we should be obeying the truth, through the Spirit. Following that guide, we should come to “unfeigned love” of the brethren.
Another suggestion says that we are to love one another, with a pure heart fervently. If we do not love the Lord and also our brethren, we have missed the entire point of what being a Christian is all about.
Those words spoken by Jesus Christ, ring clear and true today: “By this, will men know that ye are my disciples; that ye love one another.” He actually gave another commandment: “Love one another, as I have loved you.”
Paul spoke of some truth that many do not want to hear; he said even if you could know all things, and speak with the voice of angels, give everything to the poor, you can still be nothing. If we want to know the truth about whether someone actually has the Holy Ghost as they say they do, we look for the fruit that goes with it.
Isn’t it amazing, that the first fruit mentioned, is love. There are all kinds of tongues, but that is not the first fruit. Unless we are deep in the Spirit or possess one of His gifts, we might not know what we hear; or perceive that something is amiss. It is really that close.
Our knowledge of when Christ will return, and when the church is taken out of here, may not have been the most correct. There is too much scripture that tells us differently. In not allowing the Spirit to teach us, we may not be prepared for what is to come.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first. And that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
I believe we are in that time; there is a falling away in full process; perhaps it even started some time back. Many of us have never seen it in this manner; it’s even hard to conceive it all.
What is the truth about the great tribulation?
If we were not here, why would we need to hear this?
Has the church as we know it, reached that fullness it was intended to have?
Have the genuine offices of the ministry and the full operation of the gifts of the Spirit, been restored?
What will it take for us to return to these truths; the same truths that were set in the Church to begin with?
If we are not studying what is going on around this world; even in our own land, on just how quickly things could change, we couldn’t know the truth. We’re on a brink. The soul cries; “Won’t someone, tell us the truth?”
~ Robert Blackburn