Easter message: What is truth?

| March 27, 2013

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FINDING THE PROMISED LAND
By The Rev. Arsben D. Jennings

“PILATE SAITH UNTO HIM, ‘WHAT IS TRUTH?’ AND WHEN HE HAD SAID THIS, HE WENT OUT AGAIN UNTO THE JEWS AND SAITH UNTO THEM, ‘I FIND IN HIM NO FAULT AT ALL.’”—ST. JOHN 18: 38

The verse before that states, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a King, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.”

I like the definition of the word “truth” in the Greek lexicon, it states that truth is the unveiled reality lying at the basis of and agreeing with an appearance; the manifested; the veritable essence of matter; the reality pertaining to an appearance; the reality clearly lying before our eyes; the opposite of falsehood, error and insincerity; integrity; and the rectitude of nature.

The Bible states, “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God. And the WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us… But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” As many as looked at the WORD the unveiled manifested reality of God himself, and recognized and was cognizant or aware, and comprehended, and understood, and digested, and embraced what his natural and spiritual eyes were perceiving; the WORD gave them the power and authority to become the sons of God. But folks, look at the definition. Once you look at and see reality you must agree and accept the fact that it is reality. It is not a ghost or imitation or a figment of your imagination or variance, but the real true essence and substance and essential nature of what you are looking at. It is the fundamental structure and principles and characteristics and qualities and vital basic primary parts, and the very heart or nucleus and backbone and soul and bottom line and life of what you are looking at.

You must totally completely agree that what you are looking at is reality the complete essence of life and nature and put your faith in it, believe it, be convinced by it, be assured by it, be fully persuaded by it, fully embrace it, fully trust it, be fully confident in it, fully digest and comprehend it, and be fully convicted by it then the reality that you are looking at will give you the power and authority and right to become a son of God. Then the reality that you are looking at and has excepted and believed will become reality in your own personal life and you can become the very essence and nature and embodiment of what you looked at which is TRUTH and become a real true son of God. It is verified as truth because we have become the very essence and reality of what we were looking at because we totally agreed with and believed or put our faith in the fact that it was reality.

Pilate was looking dead in the eyes of truth and didn’t recognize it because he failed to believe and accept and agree that what was standing right in front of him was the very reality and essence and nature of the truth. We as Christians must believe that when we pick up our Bibles and open them up we are looking at the true reality and essence of the pure, unctionized, unadulterated, divine, righteous, holy, anointed WORD OF GOD; and if we agree with it, embrace it, be fully persuaded by it, be convicted by it, fully trust it, believe it, have faith in it, we will become the reality and truth and essence and sons of God, and the very appearance of what we read and see on those pages.

Preachers, stop lying and compromising with the devil and his kingdom and preach and believe the reality of God’s word and the people will become living epistles, a holy righteous nation, witnesses of the embodiment of Jesus Christ, a ambassador, a reconciliater, the very light and salt of the earth, a tower of strength and stability and steadfast faith in Christ Jesus. The reason why our churches are full of sin and powerless and have no manifestation or unveiling of the power and ministry and personality and character and attributes and nature of Jesus Christ is because preachers have failed to preach and believe the very reality and essence of the word of God.

Today preachers have become entertainers, speaking voluptuous beautiful vivacious words in order to stimulant responses like shouting and screaming and hollaring and people passing out and going into spells and trances but the peoples lives never do change or experience a metamorphosis or transformation. Because the word is not spoken in faith and the Bible says whatsoever is not of faith is sin. The word says what it says and means what it says and will do what it says that’s all God wants is someone who will look at it and agree or believe it and it will become reality and truth in our lives. We become an expression and manifestation and verification of what we have seen in the WORD AND HEARD IN THE WORD AND READ IN THE WORD.

In closing, the WORD who was Jesus Christ gave men and women boys and girls the power or authority to become the sons of God because they agreed or believed and embraced and was convicted and was fully persuaded by the reality and essence of the WORD which is truth. In other words they became the very thing they saw and read and heard in the word of God, which was a verification that what they saw and read and heard was reality or the truth. It is truth and reality when the appearance becomes apart of your life and you become what your eyes have seen and your ears have heard and your hearts and minds have perceived by faith. Truth is when you look at the appearance and agree or believe that it is the real essence and nature and you become a manifestation and verification of that real essence and nature because of your agreement and belief.

God Bless and HAPPY EASTER!

Listen to the Rev. Jennings teach the Bible at blogtalkradio.com/arsben/ .

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