Why the Truth Matters

“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:14-17

You hear people talk a lot now about “your truth” and “my truth”. So let me be clear. There is no “your truth” and “my truth”. There is only “the truth”, and anything else is a lie.

However! There IS “my agreement” and “your agreement” with either “THE truth” or “the lie.”

The truth is influenced and brought to you by the Spirit of God who is the truth the way and the life. He brings you “the truth” knowing that it will set you free from the influence of the one who is lying to you!

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” – John 16:13-14

“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 4:6

John 14:6 Tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life: no man can get to God… or to the truth, except through Him… He is the one who brought the truth to us in what He taught us at the cost of His own life, because the lie cannot fight the truth. So all it can do is try to silence it. That is why the devil, who is the father of lies tried to kill Him and the stains that came after Him. That is why evil still pushes to this end.

The truth that Jesus brought is “the truth”, the only truth that can save and set you free. The spirit of truth rested upon Him and every word that He spoke was straight from God. The truth made available to us! No more searching or assuming. We have the words of heaven made available to us! Now it is up to us… to “by faith” receive it! Or reject it..

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:31-32

Now understand this. That what you agree with you make yourself sub-servant to. What you obey is what you allow to rules you! Rather it be the spirit of truth (the Holy Spirit of God) or the spirit of error (the spirit of antichrist, or Satan, or pride)

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” – Romans 6:16

The devil knows this… Why do you think he tries so hard to get the whole world in agreement with sin? With lies and deception? With anything that opposes God’s teachings?

Because He knows that when you do, you chose to let him rule you. You welcome the spirit of error and reject the spirit of truth, which is the very spirit of Jesus.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” – ‭‭John‬ ‭8:44-47‬ ‭

In the end, it comes down to this. You cannot be saved without the Holy Spirit. You can’t have the Holy Spirit while rejecting the truth that it was sent to bring you. You can’t agree with the devil and be filled with God. The Holy Spirit will not serve satan or his agendas. You choose to put your faith in one or the other. The truth or the error.

That’s why truth matters.

Be careful what you agree with. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. Only the truth can set you free. Only submission to it will grant you a place in eternity with the Spirit and master of it. The truth matters, believing it matters, and speaking it matters.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” – Romans 10:10-11

Keep Pursuing, Your Miracle is Coming

“And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.” – Luke 8:41-49

A woman who had been dying for 12 years now lived. A girl who had been living for 12 years was now dead.

A woman who had been rejected and forgotten for those 12 years. A girl who had been loved and celebrated.

A woman who risked her life to get to Jesus. A girl who was so far gone that she could no longer even believe for herself anymore.

The woman “touched” Jesus (not just His garment, but His very heart) with her single minded pursuit of Him, and got healed first! The girl got healed too, though. Because there were those who were willing to pursue for her. The relentless faith and faithfulness of her father, brought Jesus’s touch to her.

Two extremely opposite situations happening simultaneously. Showing us the scope of God’s compassion. That He cares deeply about all of us. That God’s love and mercy’s are new every morning. While He does honor faith and brokenness. While He is moved by compassion for the despised and rejected. He is also moved to compassion by intercession. So keep praying for your children, for your healing, for those dead hopeless situations; and never stop believing! He is still the God of compassion and of resurrection, and absolutely “nothing” is too hard for Him.

“But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they that had been there laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.” – Luke 8:50-54

The Truth

“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.”- Galatians 5:7-8

I’m sorry too offend but the truth offends arrogance, and there is nothing that the lie fears more than the truth, so it will stop at nothing to silence you. Yet through history they’re has always been the few that loved others enough to lay aside their own comforts to speak the truth to those who need to hear it. Even when those they spoke it too, threw stones at them for it. You know… people like Paul, Stephen, the prophets, and Jesus.

So having said that… here we go… the truth… because I love you, and only the truth can make you free…

So put simply, celebrating transgenderism and preferred pronouns is celebrating possession. Agreeing with something other than what was created by God at conception, is agreeing with a body that has been overtaken by Satan and is flaunting it in pride. There was a man in the Bible who would have had the pronouns “they/them” as well, except that Jesus didn’t placate “them”. He commanded that “they” be more specific and “they” said “their” name was Legion. So stop encouraging a generation to embrace possession, church stop being afraid to offend satan, walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, do deliverance, and bring the truth that brings true freedom!

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

Taking the Land!

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:10-12

God promised Israel the land, but they still had to fight for it. So then, what He really promised them was “victory” if they were willing to stand for Him against this enemy. If they were willing to relay His messages, to proclaim His name, to stand against the wickedness in the land, and to trust Him to do the miraculous in order to enforce the decrees of heaven that He had given through them!

These battles were won in unconventional ways. They were won by God Himself, as He began to break down the peoples faith in the god’s they served at each place that He sent His people to take territory. Because the truth is this, that they were not taking it from men, but from the demons that influenced them.

Jericho was the first battle fought after crossing over the river Jordan. What did they worship? Moloch. The demon god of child sacrifice. The ashes of these babies that had been burned alive were placed in the wall around Jericho as a Memorial to Moloch.

God told them not to touch the wall, not to fight at all, to simply pray, stand in faith, and keep marching day after day. Then to shout and rejoice and praise! Then He Himself knocked down that wicked wall, that evil memorial to Moloch, and gave the land to His children to possess it. (That means to keep those evil influences from retaking it) A victory by God’s own hand. Faith broken in that demon gods of Canaan and faith built in God to overcome them! All at the same time! Praise God!

God is truly amazing and does nothing for no reason. Dear soldier of God, keep seeking, He is still teaching and doing the same things. He is still the God of victory, and He is still calling you to keep fighting. Not in the flesh, but in the spirit. He is giving new orders, instructions, and promises for those with ears to hear them. Get in the prayer closet, and get them!

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend (fight) for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 1:3

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)” – 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” – 2 Timothy 2:3-4

It Came to Pass

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:11

A common phrase through scripture is “and it came to pass”, because without fail, what God says happens. The faithfulness of God is unfailing, amazing, unmatched, perfect. Everything He has ever told me has come to past or is in the process of it. He has told me some very impossible things over the years and they have all come to pass… and that frightens me.

Shouldn’t that encourage you and build your faith?” You might say. Yes. It does. It builds my faith in every single word He has spoken. They do not return void, they do what they say they will. They will all be 100% fulfilled. That gives us hope but also it should give us reverence and a measure of fear that causes us to walk in the wisdom of repentance, if you know what all He has truly spoken.

The fact that He warns us that there will be an irreversible judgment for sin, eternal damnation. That there will be no changing it or getting around what He has spoken. If you don’t forgive, if you don’t repent, if you don’t turn away and flee from sin, if you don’t forsake your own will and follow Him.

Yes, the faithfulness of God builds my faith in the miraculous, in His goodness, and in the steadfastness of His promises, but also in His righteous judgments and in the consequences for not heeding His faithful words. He has proven Himself to not be a lier in the rewards, know that He will be just as faithful to honor His words concerning the consequences of sin, pride, and rebellion. He will keep His promises, He will keep all of them. The ones we like, “and” the ones we don’t. What God speaks is no joke.

God is real and His word is true. It will not return void, not ever, not on any matter. It will accomplish what it set out to do. It is unwavering, a firm place to stand, a blessed assurance, and an unmovable judgment. Yes, He keeps His promises, every one of them. Learn them all, not just the pleasant ones. Believe them all, and walk in righteousness.

“Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” – Romans 11:20-22

Children of God

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” – Galatians 3:24-29

God promised in the Old Testament that there would come a time when He would put His laws inside our hearts. No longer would we rely on stone to teach us what was right and wrong, but on God directly. This teaching would come from within. This law would be written on our hearts.

Of course this was fulfilled through the releasing of the Holy Ghost! Jesus said that the Father would send Him (the Holy Spirit of Jesus) to teach us and to lead us into all truth. Jesus also told us continually that we needed to be thirsty for this great river of life, we had to ask for it in order for it to flow.

He told us also not to be afraid to ask, that God desires to give good gifts to His children. Including revelation and understanding. Only don’t ask amidst, for selfish reasons. He is not obligated to answer our demands, but is delighted to answer our questions.

It doesn’t matter who you are, Jew or gentile, male or female, rich or poor. He has made Himself available to us all. Do not neglect or take lightly this great gift that was given us at the cost of the blood of Jesus. The law was given to teach us to recognize Jesus that we not be deceived, so know that it is so very important to know what the word of God says, lest you listen to an other spirit or a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but don’t stop their! While the word of God is a tutor to get you to Jesus and into the family, the Voice of God was given to converse His sons and His daughters for now and eternity!

It is good to know the word of God, or else you will be deceived. It is even better to know the God of the word, or you’ll always be empty. Be filled today with the Holy Spirit of Jesus and ask Him to speak to you, to teach you, and to lead you into all truth. Faith comes by hearing, you need to hear from Him personally and then you need to believe what He says. You need to put your faith in the teachings of Jesus and the leading of the person of the Holy Spirit. Logos and Rhema. Word and spirit. Death and resurrection. Correction and the solutions. Law and grace. Truth and the way.

“Forasmuch as ye (your lives/testimonies) are manifestly declared to be the epistle (litters/writings) of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth (shows us the need for the old us to die), but the spirit giveth life (leads us into a new resurrected life). But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? (So don’t forsake it take lightly prayer and personal communion time with Jesus.) For if the ministration of condemnation be glory (the law has its place and purpose to expose sin), much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory (fellowship with the indwelling spirit of Jesus brings you beyond that, into a place of righteousness, overcoming power, and obedience!). For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:” – 2 Corinthians 3:3-12

Come to Jesus. Sit, sup, and visit. Open the door of your heart and invite in the Holy Spirit. He is worthy, He is wanting, He is waiting. Move up from mere tutors, become a child and heir to the Kingdom.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” – John 10:27

It’s not wrong to sit in the classroom with the Holy Spirit and learn from the textbook. Just don’t forget to also sit in the living room with the Father and visit. And also be willing to get up and follow Him out into the fields to learn to do the work of His Kingdom. He is raising up sons and daughters for a reason.

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” – Revelation 5:9-10

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” – Revelation 20:6

“And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” – Daniel 7:27

“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:” – 2 Timothy 2:11-12

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die (go to hell): but if ye through the Holy Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live (eternally). For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together with Him. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” – Romans 8:11-19


“Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:” – 3 John 1:5-6

Scripture tells us that fleshly men think of success in the context of being seen as a leader of many. Someone looked up too as a master over them, or celebrity. Someone who exercises control or authority over, and is served by those under him. Yet Jesus said that this was actually the evil ways of the heathen, and would not be so with those who follow Him. His followers would be ministers, which literally means “servants”.

“But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” – Matthew 23:11-12

Jesus taught by example and expects us to do the same. To love, to protect, to teach with all due diligence, to pursue, to fight for, to mother and to father. True fathers are selfless servants. They sacrifice and fight for the welfare of their children. They take the time to teach and to disciple them. They never give up on their assignment!

That is what we are called to be as true Christians and followers of Jesus. In our opening passage John commends these believers for the love an commission they show toward others. For the tender way they care and tend to their sisters and brothers. For the way they serve one and other. He then tells them that they do well and are commended by heaven if they continue to raise others up in the Lord and help them to stay the course in devotion, determination, and selflessness.

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20

This is what being a minister really is. When the great commission was given God did not tell us to go and get church members, or to find good tithers, or gather lots of followers. He said, “go and make disciples.” We are called to raise up and establish others on their journey of faith. To take the time to teach and guide and instruct in righteousness in loving kindness with the diligence of a parent. A true leader in God’s eyes, is not one who is served and obeyed by the masses, he is one who is a servant to the masses, even when it is thankless (like a parent), even when he is despised and rejected (like Jesus).

Jesus Himself counted His earthly ministry a success, not in the masses, but in His faithfulness to complete His assignments. To stick it out to establish the ones that God had given him. Yes he spoke to the multitudes, but He only discipled a few. Teaching, correcting, retrieving, protecting, pruning, molding the character, building the faith of those few followers. This was His mission and He counted His work on the earth a success in that He kept them. He established them on their journey, He brought them up so they could then in turn, do the same for others. Paul, also was no different, spending several sacrificial years at each location until spiritual children were establish, disciples raised up, and churches planted.

“While I (Jesus) was with them (His disciples) in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” – John 17:12-13

The failure of the modern church is that, instead of being the humble difference, it has justified it’s selfishness. It has adopted the concepts of the pagans that it was meant to influence. Many among it desire to be worshiped, they are selfish, envious, controlling, jealous, hard hearted, contentious, compassionless, prideful, and desirous of vain glory. They may not even realize it, but they are listening to the wrong spirits. They encourage their disfunction with self righteous judgments not spoken to them from the heart of Jesus, but rather from their own ambitions and from demons. Be careful of how you see yourself, because the least will be the greatest, but those who think they are always right and others always wrong or lower will be abased. Because that is not how disciples are made, and Jesus will not endorse this being done in His Name.

Rather this is how we are to approach men. This is what we aught to teach them. This is how we are in-trusted, tend to, maintain, and bring forward our assignments on their journeys. This is how we bare much fruit and glorify the Father that is in heaven. This is how we continue to abide in the teachings of Jesus. This is how we love the brethren. This is how we minister to them. This is how we tend to their needs. This is how we bring them into the family. This is how we seek after the least of these. This is how God is pleased. (Read the closing passage)

“Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation (anger/hatred/jealousy) against the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:20-28

Pride Will Be Punished

“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” – ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭

No pride goes unpunished. Doesn’t matter how many people agree with it. So break agreement with pride, even if you have to stand alone to do it. Better to be found standing on Jesus’s side with the few when judgment comes, than against Him with the many, the wicked, the prideful, and rebellious.

God is patient, not desiring judgment, He gives space for repentance. Yet most will take that undeserved gift for granted and heap upon themselves an even greater judgment for doing it. God has shown more mercy than we deserve, yet does that day finally come like a thief in the night when the spiritually blind least except it. Are you ready for what’s coming? Are you ready for judgment? Are you ready for a humbling? Because no pride goes unpunished…

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” – 2 Peter‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭

Faith Tested

“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” – Philippians 3:9

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Both Logos (past written / in the bible) and Rhema (present spoken / in the prayer closet). Righteousness is doing what God says is right; obeying God’s voice. We are saved by faith when we keep trusting what He has spoken. Faith will be tested, but when the testings of faith are passed, then comes the grace to make the impossible happen! Faith tested, is grace proven. What good is armor, if you’ve never use it?

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.” – Hebrews 11:17-19

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” – Romans 4:3

Jesus is Waiting

“These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.” – 1 John 2:26-29

This passage is very telling. It speaks of the anointing as a person, a teacher, the one who abides, working in us and us in Him, and the one who is coming again!

It warns us not to be deceived by following after men and their teachings when we have been given access to this present presence of Jesus! You see the word “Christ” means “Anointing” or “The Anointed One”! Jesus the Christ is the anointing! It is His Spirit that was released to us as the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, and it is that presence that teaches us to obey His word!

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee for doing so.” – Titus 2:11-15

Grace is the power of a person. Anointing is the presence of a person. The Holy Spirit is the voice of a person. Salvation is the name of a person. This person is Jesus! We have been given access to commune with Him in the spirit, to be taught and empowered to continue His work in the earth until He returns in the physical. If you forsake this personal time with Him, you will be deceived and led astray by other men, deceptions, arrogance, distractions, offenses, good intentions, the plots and plans of the enemy, and doctrines of demons.

If someone comes to you an offers you a “special” anointing that you must go to them to receive, a secret truth that they must reveal to you in only their meetings, anything other than instruction in righteousness and a push for you to seek the personal presence of Jesus until He Himself is revealed to you, then what they are really offering you is another Jesus.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received (at salvation), or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well fall for them” – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

There is one truth, there is one anointing, there is one savior, there is one Jesus whom you should be fallowing. Everything else that is meant to distract you from His presence is a trap straight from Satan. Because as long as you stay in the classroom of the Holy Spirit, nothing the devil ever tries to do will ever succeed to overtake you. His deceptions will be exposed, his lies brought to light, his plans thwarted, because he cannot win a fight against the truth. But if you remove yourself from the presence of the truth, then I assure you, the enemies snares will entrap you.

Beware distraction, beware business, beware entertainment, beware dependence on teachers, sermons, and doctrines. Beware of anything that takes the place of your time with Jesus. We need Him daily to teach us. We need His anointing to break us. We need His Spirit to lead us. We need His teachings to convict us. We need His grace to equip us. We need His truth to free us. We need Jesus.

“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

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” – John 15:5