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Basic XIV – Truth

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If Jesus Christ is not the Truth as He said He is, then even the Kingdom of Heaven is pointless and fruitless, much less anything to do with the Kingdom of Israel, and above all else, the church.  For, if Jesus Christ is not the Truth that He is, then there is no guarantee, and never will be any guarantee, even for those who are in Heaven now, much less for those who hope to go there, that Heaven has any permanence or endurance beyond that of life on Earth.  There is no guarantee that those who make it to have life in Heaven would not lose it all again— just like they did with their life on Earth through death.

The Kingdom of God not only has to be the Kingdom of Power, but it must also be the Kingdom of Truth, if any other kingdom is to have a hope or future, even the Kingdom of Heaven, because the kingdom that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to establish on Earth is not the Kingdom of Heaven but the Kingdom of God.  Jesus did not say, “If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of Heaven has come upon you,” but rather, He said, “If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.”[1]  Then, as elect of the Holy Spirit, your focus must be entirely on the business, the righteousness, of the Kingdom of God, and not of the Kingdom of Heaven.  For Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth, and if the Holy Spirit is not the Spirit of Truth, but just another Spirit with power, then what the Holy Spirit is telling us cannot come to pass either, for only the Truth can endure when all things are tested and proved.

Thus, if the Holy Spirit is not the Spirit of Truth, then His languages are just any other spiritual language amongst millions of languages, and they would have no more the ability to endure beyond Heaven and Earth than any other person’s words.  However, because He is the Spirit of Truth, then His languages are truth as well.  Nevertheless, just because your language and your words are truth, does not mean that they will endure when Heaven and Earth disappear.  No, not at all, for there are truths in this world and Heaven that have been discovered and professed by men and even by spirits, yet those truths do not outlast this present age and Earth.

It is time for you to understand that there are two types of truth:  The Truth that created the Heavens and the Earth, and as such pre-existed before the foundation of Heaven and Earth, so that before Heaven and Earth were, this pre-existent Truth was.  As such, the disappearance of Heaven and Earth does not affect the pre-existent Truth from which came Heaven and Earth.

Then there are the truths that came after the existence of Heaven and Earth, such as day is followed by night and the seasons follow one after another.  Such truths came into being with the creation, and when Heaven and Earth disappear, all these truths that came with its creation will disappear.

Thus, before there was Heaven and Earth, it is written:  In the beginning God created the Heaven and Earth,[2] and at that beginning, there was also the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.[3]

Thus, before there were the Kingdoms of Darkness, Light, Heaven and Man, there was the Kingdom of God, for in the beginning there was God.  Thus the truths of the Kingdom of Heaven are truths that came with its creation and therefore will disappear with its destruction, but the truths of the Kingdom of God, the pre-existent Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of God that was, is and will be, do not disappear when Heaven and Earth disappear.  The Kingdom of God and its truths can only die and disappear if God ever disappeared.

As such, if anyone, any “teacher of the law who has been instructed about the Kingdom of Heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old,”[4] then what can be said about anyone who has been fully instructed about the Kingdom of God?  He too is like the owner of a house, but the Owner of a house that has always been before time began, and as such, the treasures of His storeroom are neither new nor old, but are eternal and timeless.  Treasures that exist outside the premise of time, and treasures from which time began but that are not governed by time.  Thus, the Kingdom of God does not have what is old or new, but just what has always been and always will be.

Wipe away everything you see and hear now of the Kingdom of Darkness, Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of Man and Kingdom of Heaven, and what is left is the Kingdom of God, and from its eternal pre-existence and eternal persistence will come new Heavens and a new Earth, which will endure forever.  Because these new Heavens and Earth are not kingdoms of their own right, but are parts of the Kingdom of God itself, which extends beyond the limits of even the new Heavens and Earth.

Since such is the Kingdom of God, then should it surprise you that its languages know no limits or boundaries in their variety or vocabulary, and that they are neither new nor old, ancient or modern, but eternal, and eternally now?  Thus, the phenomenon of the manifestation of the Kingdom of God now should surprise no one, for it has always been there before creation began.  And since it is the underlying foundation, for it is the basis upon which all other kingdoms have their existence, then it is the kingdom that can exalt the other kingdoms, lifting them up to glory, and it is also the kingdom that can shatter all other kingdoms to pieces.  Thus, you must understand that you are not called to be citizens of kingdoms that can and will pass away at the whim of time and destiny, but rather, you are citizens of a kingdom whose whims and decisions affect the destiny of all other kingdoms. 

That is why it is inevitable, unalterable and undeniable, as truth is inevitable, unalterable and undeniable.  That is the presence and manifestation of the Kingdom of God and its endurance beyond the eternity that can be measured by time.  Indeed, even time has no power over the Kingdom of God, for the Kingdom of God gave rise to time, and it was not time that gave rise to the Kingdom of God, unlike other kingdoms which depend on time.

Every known kingdom from Satan’s to all of men’s[5] and Heaven, depend on time to rise, exist and fall.  The Kingdom of God does not rise with time, does not exist with time and does not fall with time.  It just is and has always been and always will be, just ever enduring and increasing from creation to creation.

When John wrote:  The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us,[6] it meant that God the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us, and in so doing, the Son of God, God the Son, only begotten of God the Father, dwelt amongst us.  But before He became flesh, He was always the Word, Word who was and is, Truth and Word who pre-existed before light, Heaven, Earth and darkness.  Of all of Word that He is, it was “Light” that was first spoken into manifestation for the flesh of Heaven and Earth to perceive.  When God said, “Let there be light,”[7] God the Word manifested the light and became flesh, in that when Jesus transfigured so that His face shone with the light of the sun, He was not doing something new or different, not even something old, but rather, something that always was, is and will be eternal.  So, when God spoke and commanded us to “Listen to Him,” He was not telling us to listen to someone who was governed by time, but Someone who created time!  And so His kingdom is the same, the kingdom not governed by time, the only kingdom not governed by time and whose truths are timeless, the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.

The Kingdom of Darkness came into existence after Heaven and Earth were created, for it is written:  Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep…[8]  The word “surface” means that darkness has its limits and boundaries.  It is not eternal nor pre-existent as God is, and its kingdoms are similarly limited with boundaries.  The greatest limit to the Kingdom of Darkness is time.  Even its prince, the Devil, “is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”[9]  The Kingdom of Man came into existence on the sixth day after God created Adam and gave him dominion over the Earth, this Earth, and it ends with the destruction of this Earth.

Israel came much later, and it was a kingdom that traded in its timelessness for a limited existence when it chose its own king over the King God had appointed for them.  It is the kindness of God that He will leave a memorial for Israel by calling His city Jerusalem and naming the twelve gates after the twelve tribes of Israel.[10]  But a city and its gates does not a kingdom make.  No, it is its king and citizens who define the kingdom.  And the eternal kingdom was, is and will be the Kingdom of God, and its citizens are those who are the citizens of the Kingdom of God.

Citizens of all other kingdoms are aliens and foreigners, not citizens whose existence, whose continued existence, depends on the graces of the citizens of the Kingdom of God and its King.  So too, the Kingdom of Heaven, for angels were created and were not pre-existent as God the Father is, God the Word was and God the Holy Spirit, and now God the Son is, for the Son is the Word become flesh, and under that flesh is the eternal pre-existent Word from whom even light draws its existence.  So, when you eat His flesh, consider afresh what you are really eating.  It is the flesh of a Man, yes, but it is the flesh of the Word who became flesh, flesh that contains pre-existent Word, Word who gave rise to all that now exists, including bread and wine.  That is why by faith in His words, in Jesus’ words, anyone who eats the bread and wine in keeping with His words, eats His flesh and drinks His blood, which was, is and will always be the Word pre-existent, the Word eternal, the Word who sustains all things, for all things came from this God who is the Word.

Thus, the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of the Word, and whether the Word is the Truth is all important.  For this kingdom, unlike all other kingdoms, does not depend on its existence by the passage of time, works, conquest, or war, but rather on the truth of its W/word.  All because in the beginning God created, and at that same beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  All things were made by Him, the Word, and all things are sustained by His word.

Thus, more than any other kingdom, the Kingdom of God depends entirely on words first, words that are truth.  And as such, language is far more important in the Kingdom of God than it is in any other kingdom, for words form languages, and languages categorise words and multiply words from one form into a multitude of forms, yet all holding to the same truth.

So then, it should be no surprise to you that in the gift of tongues of the Holy Spirit, you encounter such an abundance of endless varieties of languages and words, which sound so different, but yet it carries within all its multiplicity of its manifold wisdom that which is eternal and undeniable, Truth, that pre-existed before Heaven and Earth were created.

Thus, the proving of the words of Jesus to be true, reveals nothing new or old, but merely peels away that which is hidden by the flesh to reveal that which has always been and always will be.  So that to become witnesses of incredible words of Jesus like John 11:26 and John 14:12 does not take new revelations or doctrines, but just a dogged application of that which always pre-existed, an unceasing, continuous practise of His word.  Yet, because it is also the proving of His words that peels off the flesh that is governed by time, then it is only by true constancy of our practice and faithfulness that will cause that which has always been to be revealed so that our prayer, “Thy kingdom come,” will be revealed.

For the Kingdom of God is not the kingdom where prayer is answered, but the kingdom where prayer is revealed.  For in all other kingdoms, including the Kingdom of Heaven, it is men who pray and God who answers and acts, but in the Kingdom of God, it was God who first spoke in the beginning, and God who first prayed in the beginning when He said, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire but a body You prepared for Me… Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about Me in the scroll— I have come to do Your will, O God.”[11]

For even before the body of flesh was prepared, a body more enduring than His flesh was already prepared— each part, each line, each particle, every word, sound, vowel and consonant, their frequencies and amplitudes— a body of word written on the scroll that forever made solid that which was thought, dreamt and envisioned, for it became word that was written.  In the same way as the scroll suffered the lashes of the pen to have the perfect will of God fully delineated on its skin, so the Son of God had the imperfect will of men written on His skin with the forty lashes, the nails, the thorns of the crown and the multitude of its finer points of contention in the splinters from that wooden cross.

Thus it was God who wrote and decreed, and God who prayed, and it was a Man who answered that prayer saying, “Here I am— I have come to do Your will, O God,” to reveal the prayer of God in all its glorious intent and facets for all of creation to witness the manifold wisdom of God in choosing man to be in His Image, so that through men, His prayer is revealed and His will is done.

That is why Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘there it is,’ because the Kingdom of God is within you.”[12]  Thus, the Kingdom of God does not come because we have observed the rules we have made about the correct way to worship God, or because of what we have said or prayed, but because we acknowledge it has always been here within us, and we choose to reveal it with our lives rather than use our lives to raise up our own kingdoms.

Since it is the Word who became flesh, who was, is and will be responsible for the Kingdom of God in all its manifestations, then it is no wonder that if Jesus Christ is not the Truth, then it is pointless and fruitless for all other kingdoms, even the Kingdom of Heaven, which is so desired by devils and men under their own terms.

Just as Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God to the eleven after His resurrection, and the last survivor of the elect spoke of the Kingdom of God in the last chapter of the Acts of the apostles, it is no wonder that now suddenly the Kingdom of God is being spoken of again, being taught again, and above all else, being revealed again.  For, as the parables taught, the seed that was planted may have died to reveal the harvest at a later time, the very essence of that seed was always there sustaining the stalk, the leaf and the head until the full kernel bearing the seed is revealed again.

And since the Kingdom of God was, is and will always be based on the pre-existent truth of the Word, who is God, then it is no surprise that its citizens must now manifest its language so that whatever has been planned and purposed may be revealed and be clothed with flesh, not the flesh that perishes with time, for it was raised by time, but flesh that time has no power over— flesh eternal as God is Word eternal, invincible and invisible— now revealed.

The truth is:  Jesus Christ is the Word who became flesh, the Word who was with God in the beginning and the Word who was God, and whose kingdom is not a kingdom that is coming because of the succession and passage of time, but whose kingdom has always been here, is here, and will be here even when Heaven and Earth disappear.  Amen, Amen and Amen!


 

[1] Matthew 12:28

[2] Genesis 1:1

[3] John 1:1-2

[4] Matthew 13:52

[5] these include the church and national kingdoms such as the USA, England, France, etc

[6] John 1:14

[7] Genesis 1:3

[8] Genesis 1:2

[9] Revelation 12:12

[10] Revelation 21:12

[11] Hebrews 10:5,7; Psalm 40:6-8 Septuagint

[12] Luke 17:20-21

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