As Paul wrote near the end of his epistle to the Galatians, in 6:11: "Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand." Indeed, this revelation of TRUTH is much longer in length than that very letter of Paul's!
Truly, there is much more I could write unto you, but the matter should suffice unto you for now. By love, I have cast off any fear that I would have in bringing forth this revelation of TRUTH. In love, the TRUTH has been proven by Scripture, and by Scripture, and by yet more Scriptures. Have I not followed the standard of love and Scripture?
But who will and who will not receive the TRUTH? Jesus explained in John 14:16-17: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of TRUTH; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye ((the TRUE Children of the LORD)) know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." Alleluia!
But, beloved, beware still. Even though you have now been armed with the TRUTH of Scripture, be ever watchful and sober. The Great Deceiver will rage against what you have now been given and have thus received, both by the Holy Ghost. He will certainly send many false prophets who will do whatever and say whatever they can to steal this revelation of TRUTH from your very heart, if that were possible. Yet our Lord Jesus forewarned us of them too.
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. ...A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. ...Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:15,18,20.)
If they come without following the standard of love and Scripture, thus are they of the LORD? No, indeed! Beware all who follow not after the standard of love and Scripture.
As Paul wrote in Galatians 1:7b-12: "...there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
"FOR DO I NOW PERSUADE MEN, OR GOD? OR DO I SEEK TO PLEASE MEN? FOR IF I YET PLEASED MEN, I SHOULD NOT BE THE SERVANT OF CHRIST.
"But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ."
Indeed, have I not, rather than please men, sought to persuade men? Yet to the wicked, I say as Jesus said in John 8:45-46,47b-c: "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? ...ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."
But to the TRUE Children of the LORD, I again say, in the words of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, in John 8:47a: "He that is of God heareth God's words". And God's words are revealed and received, by the Holy Ghost, in love and Scripture.
Indeed, let those that think they are spiritual confirm that none of this revelation of TRUTH has been of my opinion; being true in love, let them confirm that this has all been Scripture and Scripture has proven it all. Yes, Scripture is revealing...
"Speaking TRUTH in love", may you have that LIGHT, speaking "according to THIS word", the Written Word of God, the Scriptures, so as to be "prepared/'ready'" when the Bridegroom Jesus comes to marry his "five virgins". Having victory over the Great Deceiver's wicked paradox, may you speak only according to the TRUTH, the very Word of God.
And as our Lord Jesus proclaimed, in John 8:31-32, unto us: "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." Amen. Alleluia! Praise ye the LORD!!
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