My Dear Bros. & Sisters:
The other night as I was reading the Word and studying, I came across a teaching that I’d studied well over a year ago. The title is “THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH”. What struck me about this writing is that it answered a question that often stirs in my spirit…. “Why don’t we (God’s children) love as God commands us to?” Of course there are many dear brothers & sisters who obviously walk in love, but many of us waiver and fail in this area time and time again. It’s as if we cannot steadfastly walk in love as we should.
So, I’d like to share the following excerpt from “The Spirit Of Truth” which was written by the late Art Katz and Paul Volker.
Excerpt from “The Spirit Of Truth”
We know that the world cannot receive the Spirit of Truth. This is the very Spirit by which the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. It is the very nature of the world to seek love apart from and at the cost of truth. It fervently seeks after love but cannot and will not receive truth; therefore, it finds neither truth nor love. The world forfeits love when it turns away from truth. What then happens in the Church? Are we any more likely to find genuine love than those outside of the Church when we seek it apart from the Spirit of Truth?
2 John 1
1 The elder,
To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
In other words….WE DON’T HAVE LOVE BECAUSE WE DON’T WALK IN TRUTH!
I have a renewed commitment to seeking Truth and walking in Love. I urge each of you to do the same, because as you can see, the world becomes more chaotic and disastrous day by day; the time will come when many in the world will seek us (the Church) out; they will turn to us for refuge, comfort, stability, Truth and Love…..what will they find? Ephesians 2 calls the Church “the ground and pillar of Truth”. We must be prepared and that means walking in Truth and Love and clothed in Righteousness.
Father Yahweh, you are Almighty God, Creator of all things and I honor and praise you for who you are. I ask today in the precious and Holy Name of Yeshua HaMashiach that your Spirit of Truth dwell in us so that we can walk in Truth and Love among men. We need so badly to be the light of Truth and Love in this dark world. Help us Lord in our humanity to seek after your Spirit of Truth so that we can receive and give Love to this dying world. Amen.