The Truth has a Name ~ Part 2

April 22, 2013 at 1:41 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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John 9:39-41 ~ Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…

Yeshua said, “It is to judge that I came into the world, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.” Some of the P’rushim (Pharisees) nearby heard this and said to Him, “So we’re blind too, are we?” Yeshua answered, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin. But since you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.

John 3:33-36

Whoever does accept what He (Yeshua) says puts his seal on the fact that God is true, because the One whom God sent speaks God’s words. For God does not give Him the Spirit in limited degree – the Father loves the Son and has put everything in His hands. Whoever trusts in the Son has eternal life. But whoever disobeys the Son will not see that life but remains subject to God’s wrath.

The Truth – Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is addressed by so many other names; Wonderful, Counselor, Savior, Lamb of God, Redeemer, Shepherd
But there is one other name that becomes the descriptively physical verb of Truth…the Light.

So the Light – that is the Truth – shines down inside where a decision to stay in it, ready for exposure and trusting the Source of the Light to protect, defend, provide and promote; as we move our will towards the action(s) the Light exposes as correct. We become willing to deny or tune out feelings and thoughts of our own rationale – if you will. Ignoring any and everything else but that which the Light shines brightest on as our direction.

Self-preservation will dim this Light so fast we question whether we “saw” light there in the first place. What is self-preservation?

Where telling or living a truth becomes “risky” for various reasons.

1. That our guilt will be exposed.
2. That in our own assessment of our circumstances, we believe the truth will hurt rather than help – either ourselves or someone we love.
3. The obvious – “I don’t want to say or do the “mood dampening” thing; people may not like me”. Or any number of turnings away from truth because of what anyone else will think or how it may call into question the “image” of the self we want to project.

How can these be considered in the Light of Truth? Where our belief/trust is exposed.

1. Our exposed guilt is nothing to fear when we stay, by our wills, in the Light; because Yeshua (Jesus) is convincing us that His Blood has rendered it powerless! The more we stay in the Light, the more His Voice convinces – the less we act on the self-preserving behavior to deny, write-off, and avoid our erroneous ways in the Light of the Truth and His direction in it.

John 3:19-21 ~ Yeshua speaking…

“Now this is judgement: the Light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the Light. Why? Because their actions were wicked. For everyone who does evil things hates the Light and avoids it, so that his actions won’t be exposed. But everyone who does what is true comes to the Light, so that all may see his actions are accomplished through God.”

Consider a pound of frozen meat. Left in the Light and its heat – it begins to soften. Left in it for an extended period of time it hardens. Warning: the longer we have been exposed to the Truth and prove not to trust it in our actions or practices; left instead for the whims of our comfort zones, our own methods of deducting what’s best for us or anyone else – the harder the heart and blinder our sight becomes to the Truth. The Light serves to blind rather than give sight. The Truth always honors the one thing we’ve been given as a means of life…our wills…our choices to not heed the Light and Truth but make room for more lies.
Self-preservation will produce the “fruit” of self-righteousness.
Knowledge of the Truth but totally unknown by the Truth.

So if by the choice to move into the Light/Truth with an action; trusting completely in Yeshua who will defend, protect, and provide our most desired friendship and approval – our sin then comes under His Lordship and when we look, we can not see guilt there…it does not remain. The fruits of the Spirit start to pop out on our “tree”; humility, honesty, right actions, love and courage.

But, if the choice to move away from the Light/Truth with actions of self-rationale. Then we call Yeshua a liar – our actions then say His protection, defense, and provision will not suffice as well as our own. Then when again, the Light dawns upon us – our guilt remains.

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the message which we have heard from Him and proclaim to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him – none!
If we claim to have fellowship with Him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the Truth. But if we are walking in the Light, as He is in the Light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of His Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.

2. In light of our specific circumstances the test is always…
Will you see yourself as an exception to the Truth because the situation is unique?” Our circumstances never change the fundamental truth when the Light calls us to the floor of acting in the Truth. A lie is a lie, no matter the circumstance. The choice to self-govern and self-protect is not excused by any perception of extreme circumstances. We have heard it said;
“But you are not me, in this situation, so you can not say what you would do.” I. E. I am an exception. Comparison is the first sign of unwillingness to change.
Or how about this one;
“I am not God, so I am not able to act just and so. Jesus will stand for me – right or wrong. I must do as I see fit.
Again, note the comparison – now to God. The spirit of exceptionalism. Yet this one goes further, so as to say, “Either Jesus will save me or He won’t – no matter what I do.” In other words, ‘Not Your will be done God, but may Your will see the “truth” of my will.”

1 John 2:3-6

The way we can be sure we know Him is if we are obeying His commands. Anyone who says, “I know Him” but isn’t obeying His commands is a liar – the Truth is not in him. But if someone keeps doing what He says, then truly love for God has been brought to its goal in him. This is how we are sure we are united with Him. A person who claims to be continuing in union with Him ought to conduct his life the way He did.

It is quite a crossroad we come to when we become aware that God acts and makes no exception in how He does so. The pivot point of me or Him becomes very clear in the only Light that cures or causes blindness, softens or hardens a heart. Its the action of will – inside where He focuses and this is the birthplace of obedience. An obedience inside to God for Him alone. Not so we can “see” or anyone else – we chose Him. But so He can! An obedience that says, “Come what may Lord, I will trust You.”

3. This third one gets revealed in the first two. No one else’s opinions matter over God’s – not even our own. How we “look” to others or even ourselves takes a flying leap on the wings of our trust in Him. We live for His assurance and approval, and nothing else satisfies.

The Truth has a Name – Yeshua the Messiah. The Light shines in His person and character into the world; to give or take away sight, make soft or harden the place He came to dwell. Do you know Him? You have likely stood in His Light many times. If some sense of conviction assails you within at this moment by the words you’ve just read – you are in His Light. He is inviting you to see, to let your guilt be removed. He is longing to protect, defend, lead and guide you by His Love that won’t let you become a liar; like His enemy. Speak His Name, bend your choice-maker/will into His power and see by the Light and Truth, which is foundational and final.

John 8:12 ~ Yeshua speaking…

Yeshua spoke to them again, “I am the Light of the world: whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the Light which is Life.

John 12:36 ~ Yeshua speaking…

While you have the Light, put your trust in the Light, so that you may become people of Light.

Isaiah 60:19-20

“No more will the sun be your light by day, nor will moonlight shine on you; instead Adonai will be your Light forever and God your glory. No longer will your sun go down; your moon will no longer wane; for Adonai will be your Light forever; your days of mourning will end.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of Adonai Elohim (the Lord God) is upon me, because Adonai has anointed me to announce good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom to the captives, and to let out into Light those bound in the dark…

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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