YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH (1)
Phenomenal facticity, deeply stemmed in incontrovertible reality is termed ‘the truth.’ You, most definitely, do not have to believe the prevalent elementality of the subject to enhance its credibility. Whether there is an agreement or not the inalienable toga of the truth cannot be vitiated. There are truths and there is another particular incontrovertible truth. This particular truth is eternal. Biblical couch reads, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” [John 14:6]. The word ‘truth’ is the Greek aletheia (a-lee’-thei-a), defined as ‘verity; figuratively reality.’ Jesus, according to this verse, is the physical reality of the Almighty. His being is the actuality of the Divinity. Everyone who follows Jesus comes to the very essence of eternal righteousness of Jehovah. Amen!
It takes a certain congenial walk with the Lord Jesus before coming to the glorious threshold of Him –the Truth. To the Jews who genuinely believed in the dynamism of Jesus’ word, the Lord spoke the words of John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The active ‘know’ of this verse is the Greek ginōskō (ghin-oce’-ko) which is defined as ‘to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of, perceive, feel, to become known.’ The definition of the verbal ‘shall make’ is, interestingly, an eleutheroō (el-yoo-ther-o’-o), which happens to be the same Greek for the adjectival ‘free’. Eleutheroō means ‘to liberate, that is, (figuratively) to exempt (from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability).’ This word has its root in eleutheros (el-yoo’-ther-os): ‘1) Freeborn 2) in an ethical sense: free from the yoke of the Mosaic Law.’
To be free from Mosaic legalism is tantamount to having assumed a spiritual irreproachability, in the New Testamental economy. At creationism Adam, the female, was lily-white in purity when the LORD God took her to Adam, the male. When the Truth is imbibed by the born again Christian, he assumes the credibility of exemption from moral, ceremonial or mortal liability before the judgment of the Divinity. The Word of God that certifies one’s spiritual inculpability is eternal, God’s pronouncement, ergo, of His oracular afflatus from the seat of His celestial Rainbow Administration is of eternal essence.
Believing the teaching of Jesus is the beginning of the journey into eternal bliss of empyreal purity.
The Psalmist points out in the 119th song verse 45, “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.” ‘Walk’ is hâlak (haw-lak’): ‘to go, walk, come, proceed, to die, live, manner of life i.e. lifestyle (figuratively).’ The next word, ‘liberty’, râchâb (raw-khawb’): ‘broad, wide, roomy, in any (or every) direction, literally or figuratively.’ We have ‘seek’ dârash (daw-rash’) defined as: ‘to resort to, seek with care, enquire, frequent (a place), and (tread a place); to consult, enquire of, seek –of God.’ And what is ‘precepts’? It is piqqûd (pik-kood’) meaning: ‘statute; properly appointed, that is, a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively for the Law).’ The Psalmist couch is a vaticination of a future teaching of our Lord Jesus. His, is a Christian lifestyle, so broad, there are no inhibitions of the law, simply because he rejoices in the very law, which he has no smidgeon of reason to break. Having sought the Lord Jesus, the psalmist, antitypic of the Christian, and having trodden the Living, True Way of everlasting righteousness, it is so easy for him to live by the statutes of the Divinity. Liberty has freed us from the shackles that once held us captive. The Spirit of the Lord is our Teacher. How, therefore, can we go astray? For: in Him we live, move and have our righteous being. Amen.
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” [John 17:17]. It says in the first chapter of the Book of John that the Word of God is Christ who, forsooth, is of the Divinity. If sanctification comes through the truth –Jesus— is it not of incontestable pellucidity that knowing Jesus Christ is the true liberty that man has always sought after?
Jesus reads Isaiah 61:1-2
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” [Isaiah 61:1]. The prophetic office vests in Isaiah, all the words of divine afflatus, no doubt. Going by the understanding of the ultimacy attached to this verse, it is very clear that the ultimate Fulfiller of this vatic reality is none other than the Messiah.
‘Proclaim,’ of this verse (Isaiah 61:1) is qârâ’ (kaw-raw’), meaning: ‘to call, call out, recite, read, cry out.’ That which is being proclaimed: ‘liberty’ is the Hebraic derôr (der-ore’): ‘(to move rapidly); freedom; hence spontaneity of outflow, and so clear.’ Shâbâh (shaw-baw’) is the Hebrew word for ‘captives’ which means: ‘to transport into captivity.’ Let us look at the last word for treatment. ‘Opening of the prison’ is one compound peqach-qôach (pek-akh-ko’-akh): ‘1. opening (of eyes), wide i.e. pâqach (paw-kakh’) redoubled; 2. (of a dungeon), that is, jail; 3. delivery (figuratively salvation from sin).’
Get born again by saying this simple prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
The 2nd part is here