Into All Truth.



To many believers naming the name of Christ have settled for truth as religion sees it and are missing out on TRUTH that the Spirit, (God's appointed Teacher) desires to lead us into.

In 1 Corinthians 13:9 Paul writes; "We know in part".  He himself is included in the "we" therefore, everything he knew and wrote was partial spiritual truth when compared to all spiritual truth. However spiritual the things we know may be, it is still only partial because our spiritual knowing is incomplete and is subject to further enlightenment, or abandoned altogether because the spirit of which it is of is not the Spirit of Christ, the "All Truth of God". Spiritual revelational truth that may be shed on the partial truth we now know may render that partial truth incomplete or obsolete. We are on a spiritual journey where we know in part, but the journey gets spiritually brighter as we are open to the Spirits teaching and what the Reveal-er of spiritual truth reveals to us. The partial will be then done away with.

John 14:26, informs us that God's appointed Teacher the Holy Spirit, that Father God sent in Jesus' name, will teach us all things spiritual and will endow us with everything that relates  to Jesus. 

God's appointed Teacher has come to lead believers into the full realization of every thing Jesus is and desires to endow us with all truth that is resident IN Christ within us.

As much as yo may believe that the bible contains "all truth", the bible itself does not make that claim. Certainly everything that Jesus taught His disciples was and is truth. "the word's that I SPEAK unto you, they are spirit and they are life." (John 6:63). Though what He taught them was truth it was NOT ALL the TRUTH that He knew. There were many things He wanted to teach them, but they were not up to receiving it at that time as per John 16:13.

Following Jesus is a spiritual journey leading to higher spiritual revelation given by the Spirit of Christ...not a performance journey of religious do's and don'ts ordained by religion as a means of being spiritual.

It is one thing to read the truths of scripture, but becoming obsessed by believing because we have read the bible we are fulling living in the reality of all the truth of the Spirit is a contradiction to the bible itself. The Spirit knows the mind of Christ, the written word about Christ without being made alive by the Spirit has no power to give life. If we only read the written record of what Jesus said in the past, or what the saints have said about the past, we will miss the present voice of the Spirit of what Christ is doing in the now and what He will be doing in the future...remember Jesus did not teach "all the truth" that he wanted man to know to His disciples. Christ has not wrapped up all he spiritual revelation between the two covers of a book that man has put together about Him. To do so removes His sovereignty from Him and insinuates that man has receive all the spiritual knowledge that Jesus Himself knows...how absurd! 

As spiritual revealing as the written word may be, it does not contain "All Spiritual Truth". Only the Spirit of God can lead us into the full experiential knowledge of all truth contained in the risen Christ. Paul wrote, "But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one "INDIVIDUALLY" as "HE WILLS" (1Cor. 12:11). The Spirit works in each of us as HE WILLS, not as some trained denominated religionists wills. This is true spiritual life. As a religionists you may not believe it, but Jesus said it Himself, "I have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now. However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come. HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH." 

So, can religious, man appointed denominated leaders bring God's people into all truth? Not according to Paul.

William Law wrote, "But as Christ's teaching was only preparatory to His future vital teaching by the Spirit. so the teaching of scripture by words written with ink and paper is only preparatory, or introductory to all inward essential teaching of God, which is by His Spirit and truth within us.  Every other opinion, of the holy scripture, but that of an outward teacher and guide to God's inward teaching and illumination in our souls, is but making an idol-god of it." End quote.

Though Jesus did lead people into Truth, He did not lead them into ALL TRUTH, the Comforter, God the Father sent in the place of Jesus would.

The great need of the Community of the Redeemed  is not more denominated Bible teaching, it is not more denominational preaching, it is not more pray-less prayer meetings, nor is it reading the bible to gain more bible knowledge. What is needed is a understanding of what took place because of the death and resurrection of Christ, to understand the breath, length, height and depth of His accomplishment, and to understand the gospel message given to Paul by Christ. That will only happen by a working of the Spirit of Christ in the inner man because of Christ living in us. We need to shut out the musings of the intellect of religious entities and open up to the Spirit of Christ within. Paul prays in Ephesians 3:14-21 that the inward virtue of God's Spirit would provide the ability to grasp the vastness or entire dimension of this truth, not just parts of it.

Without the inner working of God's Spirit we are powerless to know spiritual things in the dimension that we ought to know. See Philippians 3:11-14. Though The Lord taught Paul for fourteen years in the Damascus wilderness, he realized that he did not know all truth. There is much more to know about the workings of God therefore, we are on a journey of spiritual learning that can only be taught by the Spirit. In order to hear the voice of the Spirit, we as Paul did, should count the things of our religious past as "mere dung", and reach forth unto those things which were before, he pressed toward the mark. We, as Paul, need to realize that all wisdom, knowledge and truth is found in Christ and not in fallible religious religions nor their fallible leaders.

Most people within Christendom, gladly hear what Jesus, Paul and others wrote in the past (the scripture), but refuse to allow the Spirit lead and teach them in the present. We serve a God that is active in the present and wants to reveal His eternal plan for humanity as per His workings for the future. Instead God's people are dull of hearing because they are deafened by the loudness of religious rhetoric.

Why not allow the Spirit of the Living Christ lead you into all TRUTH.

 

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