Monday, June 6, 2011

The Truth is This (Bob Williford)

Our friend, Bob Williford, posts regularly on his Facebook Group called the Fence Post Digest.  His messages are always timely, and always seem to line up exactly with what I'm currently studying.  (Amazing how that happens!)  In keeping with the Truth and Holy Spirit theme I have been thinking upon lately, I hope this post encourages you as it did me.

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6.

"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth..” John 17:15,16 .

"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.” John 16:12-15.

Jesus says of himself, “I am
  1. The Way
  2. The Truth
  3. The Life
  4. NOT of this World
Jesus says of us, “They are not of the world…”
Jesus asks of the Father, “Sanctify them in the truth…..”
Of the Holy Spirit Jesus says,
  1. Is the Spirit of Truth
  2. Will guide in all truth
  3. Will glorify Jesus
  4. Will disclose the heart of Christ to the us
There are 6 most important things to take note of here:
  1. Jesus is not of this world
  2. His disciples (Believers) are not of this world
  3. Jesus is Truth
  4. The Holy Spirit will guide the Believer in ALL Truth
  5. The Holy Spirit will disclose the Heart of Christ to the Believer
  6. The Father will purify (sanctify) the Believer in Truth
Because of Christ, the Believer is not of this world. The Holy Spirit empowers us in the discipline of Christ and to complete the transformation of the change wrought in His Son, the Father purifies us in the Truth. There is absolutely no achievement in holiness that is possible because of attainment of man. We are completely dependent upon the Holy Spirit in these matters.

Jesus is Lord

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