Sunday Oct 17, 2021
Sunday Oct 17, 2021
Sunday Oct 17, 2021
John 18:36-38 Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate said to Jesus, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly I am a King!] For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to TESTIFY to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice. And Pilate said to Him, WHAT IS TRUTH?
Here We Are. America has pulled the pin from the grenade, and I hope we haven’t tossed away the pin yet.
When I was a kid and thought of the 21st Century I envisioned The Jetsons. When I became a Christian I envisioned the apocalyptic world of the Last Days. But now Here We Are. And the Apocalyptic Seeds we’ve been sowing, have broken the ground, sprung up, and are producing its fruit of chaos. And finally many people are waking up to the realization of where we are. Yet many more are diving into the deep sleep of deception. Conflict is in the air, as all the moral, political, and religious skirmishes of the past 100 years are now consolidating into WAR Against THE TRUTH.
The 2 Streams
In November of 2019 GOD gave me a vision which I preached on that Dec. 15th called, The 2 Streams…
(From The 2 Streams) This emerging obstruction is made up of all the lusts, deceptions, and lies of the world that capture and divert Christian’s lives away from THE TRUTH of GOD’s Word. It’s arising to become the great Rock Of Division, that will produce the Great Falling Away, and split the River into 2 STREAMS… The LEFT Stream will divert out into the wilderness and evaporate into the world. They are losing their appetite for THE TRUTH, and their increasing diet on the things of the world is killing their faith. As they increasingly convert to the Sinful Trends of Society, they’re becoming bored with the Bible, and ashamed of THE TRUTH they were once a part of. But the world will love and embrace them.
Paul writes, warning us of this day…
2Tim. 4:3-4 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject THE TRUTH and chase after myths.
2Thess. 2:10-12 (Antichrist) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept THE TRUTH that would save them. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing THE TRUTH.
When churches, called to be the Salt of the earth and Light of the world, abandon THE TRUTH, TRUTH falls in the streets of society….
Is. 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for TRUTH is fallen in the street, and equity (straightforwardness, uprightness) cannot enter.
Loudoun County VA School Board mandates Transgender bathrooms, covers up resulting sodomy rape of girl by dress-wearing boy. Then denies it when confronted by angry father, and has him arrested at school board meeting, while rapist remains in school and sexually assaults another girl.
Psa. 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
We are the stewards of THE TRUTH….
1Tim. 3:14-15 I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon, so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of THE TRUTH.
Back To Pilates Question…
The 2 Popular modern definitions of TRUTH…
1. The perspective of an individual’s experience & opinion: Your Truth…My Truth.
2. The collective judgment of cultural consensus: America is evil…There are many genders
These popular definitions of Truth are corrupt because they are limited to the trending state and desires of the fallen world.
For Truth to be REAL it must flow from REALITY.
- Experience doesn’t define THE TRUTH.
- THE TRUTH judges Experience.
- THE TRUTH Answers all questions.
A Real Definition of TRUTH…
The Reality of GOD, His Purpose and Creation.
Psa. 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD GOD of TRUTH.
THE TRUTH is Light. It illuminates, uplifts, exposes lies, and corrects error.
THE TRUTH is Moral. It inspires, guides, loves, redeems, and judges.
THE TRUTH is more than one’s Experience & Perspective. It’s the PURPOSE for Reality. When Jesus told Pilate that He came to TESTIFY to the Truth He was saying…
I AM the THE TRUTH manifest in its highest form, revealing the Father’s Purpose, Love, Grace, and Judgment, in perfect balance.
THE TRUTH Speaks For Itself!
I have come into the world, to bear witness to THE TRUTH.
I AM declares What IS. For how can people, who can’t change one hair on their head by Thinking, be the source of Truth?
John 14:6 Jesus said….I am THE TRUTH…
John 8:32 And you will know THE TRUTH, and THE TRUTH will set you free.
Because submitting to THE TRUTH produces Alignment with Reality, without THE TRUTH there can be No Freedom. Only the anarchy of one’s will over another.
If Knowing THE TRUTH leads to salvation, and people no longer believe THE TRUTH exists, then we need to get busy and repair that error.
People who realize they’re living in a world of lies, become hungry for freedom, and thus hungry for THE TRUTH.
2Cor. 13:8 For we cannot do anything against THE TRUTH, but only for the truth.
The Unassailable TRUTH! What you do against THE TRUTH only damages yourself and others.
Pilate is the Modern Man. He lives without THE TRUTH like a pinball in a moral vacuum. With all his decisions being guided by the forces of circumstance, he exists in a state of Vertigo.
In contrast David writes, “I have chosen the way of TRUTH and faithfulness; Your ordinances have I set before me. (Psa. 119:30)
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in TRUTH. (Psa. 145:18)
Jesus in His prayer for us said…
John 17:17 Sanctify them (free them from bondage to the futility of lies) in THE TRUTH; your word is TRUTH.
Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.