My kingdom is not of this world (kosmos). If My kingdom were of this world, my subjects would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders, but My kingdom is not from here.
The reason I was born and have come into this world (kosmos) is to testify to (share, highlight, reveal) TRUTH. Everyone who seeks truth, who is on the side of truth, will hear (pay attention, understand, obey, accept) my voice. spoken by Jesus, recorded by John 18:36-37, Becky’s paraphrase
The extent of evil
Oozing in every sphere of life
Forces me to seek the LIGHT.
Not on my terms or conditions
For how can I impact or dictate
To the LIGHT?
I seek the totality of the pure LIGHT.
The LIGHT of truth.
The truth that brings healing; wholeness.
The truth that seeks good;
The truth that fully accepts.
The truth that does not conform
To my ideals or expectations.
I must conform and align
I am fascinated by the topic of truth. In the information age in which we live, truth seems to have become more and more elusive. So much conflicting information is available. We are exposed to theories and arguments on every side, with multiple issues. How do we discern truth?
When the Spirit of TRUTH comes, he will guide you into all TRUTH. Jesus, John 16:13
Jesus prayed to God, the Father for us, this is what he said, “Make them holy by Your TRUTH; teach them your word, which is TRUTH.” John 17:17
I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, no man comes to the Father, but by Me. Jesus, John 14:6
“I am the LIGHT of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the LIGHT that leads to LIFE.” Jesus, John 8:12
“But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going. Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve told you. But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of TRUTH comes, he will guide you into all TRUTH. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” Jesus, John 16:5-13
Becky Hastings, a forgiven, cleansed sinner who seeks to walk closely to the LIGHT of Jesus Christ every day. Also, a wife, mom, grandmother, health promoter, breastfeeding counsellor helping moms for 22+ years, and someone who seeks to research, understand and share truth so people can make wise choices in our crazy mixed up, deceived world!