The Christian world looks for truth in the Bible. Modern-day Christians each have a version and a copy of the Bible of their own preference. Some believe in King James, others in some other versions. What they do not realize is that the Bible that they have is corrupted.
The original scriptures were recorded in Hebrew, translated into Greek, and then re-translated into Latin and from there into all the other languages. Each and every culture and translator added his own flavor, his own point of view to that Bible, and therefore, what you have in your hand is not the truth. But your Bible testifies of the TRUTH, and that truth is Jesus Christ.
And I want to read from the Bible for you today to point you to the truth, so that you can hear the truth, and know the truth, if you seek the truth. I read from John 18:37. Jesus Christ stands before Pilate. “Therefor Pilate said to Him,”So You are a king?” Jesus answered, ” you say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Who are the ones that hear the truth? They are the ones that listen to Jesus, they’re the ones that hear His voice. They are His sheep.
We read in John 10:24 “The Jews then gathered around Him and we’re saying to Him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them: ” I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name these testify of me, but you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me.”
The ones that hear the voice of Jesus Christ, are His sheep. If we do not hear His voice, then we are not of the truth, then we are not His sheep; but if we seek the truth we will hear the truth, because Jesus will reveal Himself to us. If we obey the words of Jesus Christ, He will reveal Himself to us.
Jesus Christ is alive, He is God, He is spirit and He promised His Spirit to come and dwell in and with those who seek the truth, those who believe in Him and who obey Him; those who are born again, because they obey His words, they repent and are baptized, and He fills them with the Holy Spirit that he promised to those who obey Him.
We read in John 16:7, “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go I will send Him to you, and He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me, and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment because the ruler of this world has been judged.”
We know that Jesus Christ is not physically on this earth, but He is spirit and by His Spirit, He teaches and He guides His sheep; they hear His voice.
We read in John 16:12 Jesus said to them, ” I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now, but when He, the Spirit of Truth comes. He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak of His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak, and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.”
John 14:18, He says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will no longer see me but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in Me, and I in you. He who has my Commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he loves Me will be loved by My father and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him. “Lord, what then has happened that you are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world? Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
After Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected and ascended to heaven He sent the Holy Spirit, that was given on the day of Pentecost, and those who believed in Jesus, the disciples, who had followed Him received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ dwelling in them, guiding them, teaching them, God with them,Emmanuel, in and with them, and that is the presence that Jesus Christ promised to His sheep, to each and everyone who believes in Him who obeys Him; who obeys His words, who repents and is baptized. He will give His Holy Spirit in him, to teach him, to guide him. His sheep hear His voice. Jesus Christ did not send us a Bible; but the scriptures point to Jesus. He is the way, He is the life, He is the truth. He is the Good Shepherd and only His sheep hear His voice.
Only those who obey Him, those who are born again, only they can receive the Holy Spirit; because the world, the unbeliever, the Bible student, the Bible believer, cannot receive the Holy Spirit; only those who are born again; only those who obey the words of Jesus, they are His sheep. They hear Him, they come to Him,they listen to Him, and they follow Him, and they know the truth. Do you know the truth?
Do you know Jesus Christ?Do you hear His voice? Do you come to Him,do you follow Him every day? Are you one of His sheep? Are you of the truth? Are you of Jesus Christ, or are you lost?
Come to the truth; come to Jesus, seek Him with all your heart. He will reveal Himself to you. He will speak to you, and you will hear His voice.
May Jesus bless you.