Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word – it re-arranges your thoughts, it calibrates your mind to what is true. The plumb-line of Gods truth. It distinguishes truth from what seems like truth. The Bible has some shocking accounts, that you would never think could happen. John 18:28 – Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace; they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. Oh, this is just too rich, they are willing to murder an innocent man, but don’t want to set foot into the governors palace so as not to prevent them from eating the Passover. Could there be a greater irony ever? They don’t want to miss the Passover – but are about to kill the very Passover Lamb, that the Passover represents. (The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world) that the Passover has been foretelling for generations. Because of Jesus’ death for our sins, in our place, (the Passover Lamb) the angel of death that was the wages of sin – will Pass Over forever for those who put their full trust in Him – and His sacrifice to be their Savior. Jesus the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. He is the Passover Lamb that they wanted to go and celebrates after they killed him. It’s almost too hard to read. So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.” What a joke. We handed him over because he’s a criminal, and he’s a criminal because we handed him over. The textbook definition of tautology, they can’t even pass Logic 101. Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” “But we have no right to execute anyone,” the Jews objected. (So now we get to it. They want this guy killed. It doesn’t matter that he’s innocent, that he never broke any law, they hated him, and the end of hatred is always murder.) That’s why Jesus said, if you hate someone in your heart – it’s just like murder. Jesus brings a higher standard than even the ten commandments and the law.) This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled. Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. My kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked. What did he say? Didn’t he just hear what Jesus said? Can you imagine? Jesus just told him why he came – to testify to truth. That means you can know what truth is… and who it is. And every person on the side of truth listens to him. Truth always forms sides. Because evil hates truth. You’re either on the side of truth, or you’re not. You either listen to what Jesus says, or you don’t. Have you ever noticed that some people cannot see truth, even if it’s standing right in front of them? Pilate could have just asked, Tell me about this truth that you have come to testify to. And perhaps Jesus have told him, just as He told His disciples. I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one gets to the Father (in Heaven) except through me. Truth has a side. And every person needs to choose. Why is truth so important? Because it determines your eternity. But also your life here, even the length of it. God said, my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Praying that you will know the truth, so the truth will set you free. If you know the WORD of God, by the Holy Spirit of the Living God, then you will know truth. You’ll be able to recognize it, and it will set you free. You will never be destroyed because you lack knowledge. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me. Praying that you will be in PRISM every day – to hear Him speak, so you will know what truth is - by the Holy Spirit whom He has sent. Some people don’t know what truth is? Especially today. But Jesus said, if you listen to me, he’s saying - if my Word is in you, discernment will come easy to you. Those who don’t recognize truth, become enslaved by lies. Those who hear God’s Voice, who know His Word – are on the side of truth, and remain free. Those who do not know God’s Word, do not know truth, and are easily deceived, they end up on the other side, opposed to truth, enslaved by deception. People who claim they speak and know the truth, are often lying. They deceive others as they themselves have been deceived. God loves truth, because He is truth. He hates lies, that come from the father of lies and oppose truth. Have you noticed that liars call the truth a lie? They don’t listen to God’s Word – so they don’t know truth, they oppose it. Praying that your PRISM time in His Word, has you always hearing truth, so discernment becomes easy, and truth becomes obvious. So the freedom that Christ died for remains the freedom that you walk in. Praying that you will always be on the side of truth – because you listen to what the LORD says.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!