The Hidden Truth

 

At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 

and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

 thank you for hiding these things from those 

who think themselves wise and clever,

 and for revealing them to the childlike. 

Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.  

“My Father has entrusted everything to me.

 No one truly knows the Son except the Father,

 and no one truly knows the Father except the Son, 

and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately,

 “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; 

 for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired

 to see what you see, and have not seen it, 

and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”

Luke 19:21-24

Jesus claims that He is the Truth, therefore is the beginning of all things. The root source of Truth is Jesus Christ. He is the wisdom of God, the mind of God and the Logos of God. What we read in the Bible is just a glimpse of what He is. There is no book big enough to contain and tell who Jesus really is. There is no perfect book in this world and this is not to demean or down grade the Bible. The Bible is a good book because it has something to tell about our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no reason to abuse and hate the Bible. However, we don’t worship our Bibles and other religious books. Christ existed before we got the Bible published.

Our Father needs to reveal His Son to us. The Holy Spirit of Truth is teaching us about the Truth who is the Christ. He is the Bread of Life from heaven as He claimed to be the food for our thoughts and minds. Jesus Christ originated from above before He became a man. His tenure as man on earth lasted for only about thirty-three years. The man Christ Jesus is just a drop in a bucket, a short advent of God’s revelation of the Truth.

Every believer has a spiritual or mystical encounter with Christ through His Words. Where can we find His words? Are we sure that words of Jesus Christ written in the Bible are His? How do we know? Remember, the Bible is a compilation of many books written by unknown pseudo scribes. Many have reservation on the authenticity of the translation of the oral gospel to the written form. We don’t reject or accept Christ because we doubt the Bible or other religious books. 

The Sheep knows His voice. The Spirit bear witness within us that the words of Jesus are spirit and life. We are childlike at this point, having a simple faith in what He said in the gospel. Our personal encounter with the living Christ is essential to our faith. Individually, we must have a fresh experience of being born into the kingdom of God. The letter kills but the Spirit gives life.

We just close our eyes and believe that what read were coming from Him. Jesus has challenged us to believe on Him and His words. We can not go wrong if we believe the Truth. Our faith is anchored on Him and we can not be moved by lies in the absent of the Truth. The facts we know now may not be true tomorrow; they changes every now and then after new discoveries but the Truth is ever constant and endures forever. Our mind is at rest for we learn from our Master and Lord. His lessons are easy and His burden is light.

We went out seeking for the hidden treasure, and found it in the person of Jesus Christ. We search the scriptures and we follow what He teaches in the gospel. Love God and our neighbors, deny ourselves and carry crosses are things we do daily. We are lost without Christ because He is our reference point to start and arrive on our desired goal. His word is a lamp and light to our path. We live by faith obeying His words of life while others live by sight.

 We talk to our Father. We thank Him for revealing the hidden truth to us. Prayer is a mystical way of connecting to the supernatural. It is like entering the unknown zone, braking the thin barrier that separates heaven and earth. We shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make us free.

How to love God?

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God

 with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind, 

and with all thy strength

Mark 12:30

What does it mean to love God? It is a deep inner passion to know the Higher Being, a hunger to get closer to the unknown mystery of the Divine. We can’t fully understand why we love Him even before we really know Him. We accepted Him as a true and living Spiritual Being who is far and yet close to your heart. No one knows God except the Son, Jesus Christ because God is His Father.  The only way to know God and be closed to Him is through Jesus Christ. If we have seen the Son, we have seen the Father in some way or another.

We are not worshipping the unknown god. We know our God who is our Father also. We worship our Father not because we know Him well, it takes eternity to know everything about Him. He is incomprehensible in nature, our minds won’t contain all in His Godliness. We worship Him for He is awesome beyond our comprehension. We are always in His mind. We love and worship our Father like babes in Christ, simple loving people.  Loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength without literally seeing Him as He is, a great invisible Spirit.

If a man love me, 

he will keep my words:

and my Father will love him, 

and we will come unto him, 

and make our abode with him.

 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:

and the word which ye hear is not mine, 

but the Father’s which sent me

John 14:23-24

The skeptics and agnostics would never understand why we believe in God. They will try to argue the existence of God. To them, God is dead or never existed at all. They are demanding a proof or evidence that there is God. We are not convincing anyone to believe in the existence of God. To have a God of your own is a personal matter. No one should question your personal encounter with God how weird it may be. It is your personal experience and not their hallow experiences. How could somebody disapprove another person’s experience when he does not have the same experience as the other person does?

We stand by the words of Jesus Christ about the nature of God. The closest person in God’s heart is His Son Jesus Christ. God said when Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”  and also during His transfiguration, God said publicly the same thing with an announcement to hear or take heed to what Jesus would say.

The voice of God from heaven gave a lovingly endorsement to our Lord Jesus Christ, indirectly saying, “ I love you, Son. I am well pleased the way you are”. We love God our Father because He gave His only beloved Son to us.

 

Therefore doth my Father love me,

 because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

 No man taketh it from me, 

but I lay it down of myself.

 I have power to lay it down,

 and I have power to take it again. 

John 10:17-18

Finally, we can show our love to God by loving our neighbors, fellowmen, all human beings regardless of race and nationality. How can we say we love God and not love our neighbors who are visible and reachable from where we are? We ought to love one another. Jesus is a good example of this when He gave His life for us.

 

NOAH

For as were the days of Noah, 

so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

For as in those days before the flood 

they were eating and drinking, 

marrying and giving in marriage, 

until the day when Noah entered the ark, 

and they were unaware until the flood came 

and swept them all away, 

so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

 Matt 24:35-39

The story of Noah is true. It did happen many years ago. Why we believe Noah had existed? Jesus mentioned about him and most possibly He saw the universal flood that came upon the earth. Jesus claimed that before Abraham He was.

                                    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day:

and he saw it, and was glad.Then said the Jews unto him, 

Thou art not yet fifty years old, 

and hast thou seen Abraham? 

Jesus said unto them, 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

Before Abraham was, I am.

John 8:56-58

There are many proofs and archaeological findings that support the story of the Noah’s Ark. However, the strongest point that gives credence to the existence of Noah was when Jesus made a remark about him. In fact, Jesus tied the coming of the Son of Man to that event of when Noah entered the Ark. We believe the words of Jesus about Noah more than the biblical historians who wrote about it. In short, Jesus validated the story of Noah’s episode.

Jesus is coming soon. The signs of His coming are clear and simple. When people are mindful of their own welfare, eating and drinking and marrying, nothing abnormal, then the coming of the Lord is at hand. That’s the tragedy of His coming. He comes when we are unaware of it. The Lord is coming back to take His own people. It is His promise to fulfill and not our concern who will be taken or who will be left behind. We should not be afraid, preparing, making extra effort for His coming for He may not come when you are aware, ready and “prepared” for His coming. The key word to remember is “UNAWARE”.

Live normally by His words every hour of the day. He may come today or tomorrow. It is His call to make and not ours. The timing of His coming belongs to our Father. The story of Noah points to the coming of Christ.