Friday, 12 February 2016

Commandment? What is the Truth?

My wife asked me to read 2 John 1 during the week and the Holy Spirit just reminded me of the awesome truths tucked away allover in the Word of God ... hidden everywhere in plain sight, just for us to discover.


2 John reminds me so much of another scripture that is close to my heart - "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psa 16:11

... but in 2 John, John is writing to a Christian lady and her children (the body of Christ and its members) and emphasizes the Truth (Jesus).

Let' see. (I've emphasized some words for purposes of this teaching)

For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. Favour be with you, mercy, and peace, from Yahushua the Messiah the Father, and from the Master Yahushua the Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 1:2-3

No uncertainty here. He talks about Jesus!

John goes on to proclaim his gladness that her sons are walking by the Truthby the commandment received from the Father - that Commandment that was from the beginning that is in no ways new!

The Commandment that was from the beginning is not the 10 commandments!

In the beginning was the Word [the Truth, Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

Remember the commandment of the Father on the mount of transfiguration when Peter wanted to build huts for Elijah (the prophets), Moses (the law) and Jesus? Instead and as the others were taken away, Abba said:

This is my beloved Son (His Word, The Truth), in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Mat 17:5 

... and remember our previous post when Jesus said: 

Hearken [akouōunto me every one of you, and understandMar 7:14

So, it is easy to understand that the commandment is to receive (lambano) the Commandment - Jesus! 

Walk in the Commandment - Walk in Jesus. Walk in Truth Himself. Walk in Grace Himself!

What is the Truth, the Commandment the we should join ourselves to?

His Name is Jesus and His whole being is explained in no uncertain terms by John in verse 3 stating : Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Exactly how Abba Abba explained who He is when asked by Moses who He really is: And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth Exo 34:6

John goes on to make a real serious point ... and the law preachers would immediately grab hold of this to show that you should abide by the 10 commandments instead. 

John says in 2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine [didachē - teacher or teaching. The word of is not in the original] of the Messiah, hath not Elohim. He that abideth in the doctrine of the Messiah, he hath both the Father and the Son.

Who is this Teacher?

Jesus is the Teacher, the Messiah!

This is the Good News! This is the Gospel that Truth, Jesus came in the flesh to put and end to the works of the flesh and to purify man so completely that it is now possible for Him to indwell man in the flesh by His Spirit!

WoW!

Truely, in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore!
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