There is a stillness in knowing and believing in the Son of God. There is a comfort in receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and there is an abundance of love when sitting at the feet of the Father. To serve is to submit and to believe is to yield trust to the commander. Every King has a throne, and every King has a Kingdom where people serve, worship and adore. But my King is indescribable. I cannot conjure up words to describe Him.
There was a truth before this truth. The truth was, I didn’t know and believe in Jesus. I had heard of his Gospel, and I rejected it. Why? Well, why will I receive a doctrine, a truth, a life style taught by a priest, other men who are as sinful as I am? Why will I want to put my trust in a book that claims to be the precise word of God. Blasphemy, right? I mean I believed that there was or at least is a creator somewhere in the universe, but to say that this book called the Bible is God’s word? Nope, no way I was going to believe. So, I did what any “rational” and “educated” person would do, I cursed the church and segregated them as hypocritical bigots who are stuck in the timelessness of judging other people. I, yes, I, took it upon myself to forge my own destiny, taking and making steps to delude and dissolve this thinking called faith. Instead of having faith in a godless God, I will put my faith in me, I will be the God of my God, I will be God. So yes, I didn’t know Him because I hadn’t received the Spirit of truth to enlighten me about the Father’s love for me.
Quick thought. Holy is a word that is not used much these days, but it means, to be set apart, separated, consecrated, sacred. The root of Holiness is to be kept, chosen and tucked away for God’s use or purpose.
Yes, so I didn’t believe. I walked in the rationality and carnality of man, I looked at the fruit of good and evil, and made the decision to eat it. I became the ruler of my life, after that, the darkness started to cloud. Have you realised that when darkness is present, light is still present? A mother told her son this revelation. She said, “son, look around the room, though I have turned on the lamp and light is now in the room, darkness is still present, right?”, “yes mama, I guess so” uttered quietly by the son. “son, if I turn the light off darkness is present but how comes when the light is turned on, you cannot see a glimmer of darkness?”. The son thought and laughed within his heart and answered “well I don’t know why I am saying this, but I guess darkness cannot comprehend light, so it has to hide or move for the light to take over”. The mother smiled and held her son’s hands and said, “rightly spoken my son, your Father in Heaven is your light, He will never stop being your light, so listen when I say this, there is no darkness in you or around you though darkness may be present”.
The truth is, I heard the truth of light which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I rejected it preferring the truth of darkness, which is rationality, self-determinism and self. The truth of darkness says, trust in yourself and you will be happy and successful, but the truth of light says, trust in God for he has already purged your darkness if you believe (trust, adhere, cling) to His Son (Word) Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the Son of God, meaning he is the begotten Word of God, He is the wisdom and knowledge of God, he is the abstract and definitive image of God, He is God. As the word that escapes out of my mouth cannot be separated from me so is Jesus to God. God’s word was, is and always will be Jesus. Now, now, don’t get trapped into the genealogies, mythologies and the endless traditions of men. I am saying don’t get entangled with arguments. God is Spirit and must be worshipped in Spirit and in truth. Therefore, do not look unto an image of a white or black Jesus and worship that as God. Please we have a dark. dark, dark enemy here, Satan, the father of all liars and he has managed to twist and turn the Gospel to deceive many, including me till a moment in my life.
So, how did I find the light after my trip down the rabbit hole. As I said, there is comfort in receiving the Holy Spirit as a gift. Jesus said, he will send a comforter after him, that his disciples should rejoice because the Spirit of truth will come upon them to testify of Jesus and to speak truth in us when we can’t find it. You see, the Son, the Word of God came so my soul could know it’s saviour. That mystery which was hidden from the world and from generations, the mystery in the knowledge of God, which was held so close to His heart, even hidden from His Prophets and the men of old, was revealed in His Son. That, the Son of God, God’s word clothed in righteousness became flesh and dwelt among us. The Creator himself dwelt among us. He came to speak, heal, free, bind and lose all systems, all false thinking and release life where death ruled.
The best thing about this is, The Word (Jesus) established a new government which rests on His shoulders, a government which is and will reign forever. Now, one can say, here goes the fibs of storytelling again, but where there is light, there is no darkness. The Holy Spirit knows the deep things of God because He is God. For what man knows the thoughts and motives of a man, except the man’s spirit which is in him? So also no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Therefore, we have received, not the spirit of the world (YOLO, Enlightenment, Darwinism, Mindfulness and the like), but the Holy Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the wonderful things freely given to us by God. Life and life abundantly.
I was sick, diseased, confused, clouded with so many foolish, deceptive and deadly words that my soul was afflicted. I was a lost sheep, a lost son deep in the valley of darkness and I thought I was walking in my new-found truth. What a deception? But God is faithful in His mercy, even to those who are not faithful. The truth is God doesn’t need me or you. Because even if we don’t praise Him, the stones on the ground will gladly praise him. Jesus came to pour out every drop of his precious blood because His Father is faithful. God made a covenant with us, and though we have rejected it many a times by worshipping various idols and gods (ourselves, materialism, creation), Jesus was God’s deliverance for us. A lamb prepared for the slaughter. The Lion, The King, came in a form of a poor servant to be despised, humiliated, spat upon, accused and slaughtered, so that when you decided and decide to sin against your neighbour and most importantly, your Heavenly Father, God holds back on His wrath and forgives you. It didn’t stop there, the Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead so that life will be in the place of death.
“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father”
I cannot boast in this new man, God has given me. I cannot say, I am the one overcoming my sins, my trials and tribulations in life. I cannot stand up in front of a congregation and speak as if I have acquired the knowledge. I cannot boast, because every word, work or love that I must give has been given to me by God. By the shear truth, and fact that it pleased Him to send his Son down to be slaughtered. It pleased God, to see His Son, though blameless and without a spot of sin, God gladly waited and watched as brute beasts scourged and ripped his body apart. It pleased the Father because, now when he looks down upon me, He see His Son.
Know and understand that from the disobedience of one man (Adam), SIN came to dwell in the heart of man. Therefore, through the obedience of one man (Jesus), LIFE was given to all men on the earth. Therefore, my obedience in life is not my obedience, it is the Spirit of Christ working in me that empowers me to obey. My willingness to forgive, is not my own will, but the love of God empowering me to forgive. I cannot rave and boast in my good works because it is the Holy Spirit that has equipped me and led me to finish these things, so that all glory will be given to our Father in Heaven. My life is no longer “I” that live, but Christ Jesus who lives in me. For to live is Christ and to die is gain because I go back into my Father’s arms.
Do not fear, don’t be afraid, don’t be scared to walk in the valley, for he has said, I will NEVER leave you, nor forsake you. So, that we may BOLDLY say, The Lord Is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Know this truth, if you are in (trust, hope and completely rely on) Jesus Christ, God is on your side. A lot of people get this truth mistaken. “Does this mean anyone who doesn’t believe in Jesus is not loved by God or is going to hell?” the answer is no and yes.
- Behold, I have set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore, choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).
- For there is no respect of persons with God (Romans 2:11) He loves all people, for they are all the work of His hands.
- THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND (John 3: 16-21)
- 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
- 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- 19 And this is the condemnation, that light (truth) is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
- 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
- 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
- Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:38).
- So, we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief (Read Hebrews 3).
- THE WRATH OF GOD IS COMING (Read the Holy Bible, tip, Isaiah 24)
- A son prematurely received his father’s inheritance, left his father’s house and wasted all his inheritance. Broke, hungry and tirelessly working, he realised that even his father’s servants are living better than he is now. Swallowing his pride, he decides to set a course back to his father’s house to ask for forgiveness. On his way, far from the house, the father missing his child was waiting at the top of a hill, and seeing his son from afar, ran to welcome his son. KNOW that God is patiently waiting, and HE IS FAITHFUL to FORGIVE you when you REPENT. TURN and COME back to your FATHER’S HOUSE.
The true truth is JESUS, the SON of the LIVING GOD.