The Holy Spirit will NEVER contradict the WORD HE gave. He leads us into “all truth” and Jesus says “Thy WORD is truth.” (John 14:26; 16:13; 17:17). Knowing that God is true and EVERY mere man a liar, we do not get impressed when someone says “The Lord showed Me ….” Such is subjective but the Bible is divine truth and the bedrock of our faith!
The PREACHING of the Word manifests who is truly “of God” and who is “not of God” – John 8:47 and 1 Corinthians 11:19.
It does us no good at all to attack or find fault with the human messengers of divine truth. Better just to repent.
—- IN fulfillment of what was foretold about this last hour before Christ’s soon return, so many who claim to be saved refuse to humble themselves and be honest and therefore to “endure (hold themselves accountable to) sound doctrine.” Listen to the Almighty …
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure (hold oneself accountable to) sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:2-4
IF you desire the truth, take it in, and obey it, you are going to get blessed! If you don’t, you will be convicted and scorned of your own conscience. Your life will go upward if you take in the truth and heed it, and downward if you don’t (2 Timothy 4:2-4).
NO-THING is true because WE say it. Quote holy Scripture and yet Never take it personally when someone rejects God’s truth that you speak. They are not rejecting you but rather Him.
“Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.” Romans 3:4
—- His Word has “ALL” of HIS answers! 2 Peter 1:3-4 reveals, “According as his divine power hath given unto us ALL ALL ALL things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
They will become highly offended when their fruit and unbibilical beliefs are exposed by Holy Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16) and then go on the attack.
Any person who is speaking against / contrary to God’s Word, is certainly not hearing from God. Such is a non-negotiable reality. – “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20)
God’s Word instructs us to “reject” those who do not receive His truth. After we have given them biblical truth (quoting actual Scripture) and they still reject it and want to argue to defend a falsehood, we are mandated to “reject” them and must obey (Titus 3:9-11). What did Jesus tells us to do when His Gospel that we preach is not received?
“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.” Matthew 10:14
Recently I was accused by one lady of being “immature” because I didn’t agree with her obviously unbiblical belief. In other words, instead of being one who was honest with the truth, she basically accused me of being “immature” for not seeing something HER way (even though her way was not the Bible way).
“Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.” (Romans 3:4) The only thing that matters is that one agrees with God who has given us His written Word by which we shall be judged on that Day (John 12:48; Romans 2:16; Revelation 20:11-15).
Are you “valiant for the truth”? (Jeremiah 9:3)
“fellowhelpers to the truth” – “We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.” (3 John 8) … Grab this saints. “fellowhelpers to the truth.” We His children are standing on the non-negiotable, final, divine authority of His blessed written Word. We are “fellowhelpers to the truth.” (3 John 8) What brought Christ’s apostle John to the heights of heavenly joy? Just a few sentences earlier, John the apostle wrote:
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 4
HOW many pulpit pastors today can you name who rejoice when God’s people embrace HIS truth?
Is God’s Word truth? OR Did Jesus lie to us? John 17:17
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17
Can we read? Yes or no?
Did God give us eyes to read His Word with?
Did God give us HIS truth in HIS Word? Yes or no? Or, did He lie to us?
Who can hear and understand His truth?
“He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” John 8:47
Did the LORD tell us that His Word is or is not “A lamp into our feet and a light unto our path”? (Psalms 119:105)
Listen to the voice of the divine Person of the Holy Spirit through Moses:
“For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” Deuteronomy 30:11-14
There is no need to go running around searching this world for truth because God has already given it to you in His written Word. We must “lie not against the truth” because the LORD has given us His tangible, written Word.
“Lie not against the truth.” James 3:14
If we do not know God’s Word, that’s our fault. Further, when we don’t have HIS answer from His Word, should we manipulate, whitewash, or polarize, or repent and search the Scriptures for His truth?
Jesus says: “Search the scriptures.” (John 5:39)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6
“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” Proverbs 22:17-21
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
— THERE are DEVILS (demons) behind all false notions and philosophies and doctrines.
Do devils have doctrines?
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (here comes the false doctrines) 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3
Watch this … Test the spirits which always speak contrary to God’s written Word. They have “the SPIRIT OF ERROR”:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test against the Word) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:1-6
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