Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
There is a place that Joshua was to stand in that he had to be prepared for so that he would come into it. Joshua was to be brought into a realm in the Spirit and it was needed that he keeps the charge. This place is actually the realm of the walk of love. The church is both ‘koinonia and ecclesia’; it is a body of people and an influential organism. Every dispensation and economy of God has a measure and kind of the expression of life to communicate. Adam had a level of dominion and government in God as a living soul. Many ministers preach from this aspect not knowing that there are higher dispensations. There is the dispensation of angels in their cadres and the dispensation of the quickening Spirit which is the dispensation of Christ
The dominion of Christ is higher, so also the life He brought. Christ is made higher because of the law of the New Testament which is the law of Truth. This is the programme of the life that is in Christ-the law of eternal life. We cannot access the law of eternal life without being schooled in truth. It is as we learn truth and obey it that we come to the end of the faith.
Christ is the embodiment of truth. Believing the truth is the communication of knowledge that brings conviction- coming into a place where our hearts stand in conviction of the truth no matter the situation. Anything that is corruptible is made from the materials of that which is corruptible. If anything of this realm is taken outside this realm without any change in its form, it will not survive. Likewise the realm of Life, it has lively things in it and these lively things have become one with God. We are supposed to find help and mercy into the dimensions of this existence and begin to speak those things. Those things which are eternal things are what made Christ the head of all things. These eternal things are truth. Anything that is not eternal is not truth, but a lie, no matter how religious it looks like.
Lie can be a hiding place, and it is a formula of a kind of life. Lie is not just not being straight-forward, it is a life that souls engage in. And Satan has so crafted these lies that they look legal. When a dimension of truth comes, we will see the lie surrounding us. We need to stop loving lies, desiring them and living a life of lie to growing up into truth. There are things that we accommodate our hearts as pursuits of life. We need to start seeing everything now as lie so that we can migrate into truth quickly like the scriptures say concerning marriage that he that is married should behave as if he is not; it is in preparation of a realm of truth where there is no marriage.
There are certain things that we are allowed to do now because we cannot help it. In no time at all, truth will demand of them and we will be brought into all truth. We will not, by our scheming, arrangement or zeal come into truth. If we do these, we are being presumptuous and we will pay dearly for it. It will get to a point that the things we have or we do not have will no longer matter to us due to the freedom that truth will bring to us. So, we are supposed to grow up unto him in all things because all things are eternal and when we grow up in to all things, we will no longer be tossed to and fro by ways of men.
What Christ was teaching when He was upon the Earth was Truth. Jesus carried something in the days of His Flesh; that was Truth, and no creature has or knows this truth as Jesus. The head has truth but the body needs to measure up to truth. They will not be His friends if He does not raise them by Himself. There are things that even Christ wants to communicate to us, but we cannot yet fellowship with them because we lack the stature. It is the truth that is in Jesus that makes Him Holy. I cannot be Holy without Truth. Any love we profess and express that is not truth is a lie because it does not spring up from the fountain of truth. Anything that is not from the realm of the eternal is not truth. It is possible for someone to be informed by truth. Anything birthed of truth is registered in the eternal, because it has eternal value. We therefore must hear truth and be called by truth.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
1 John 5
All things are substances and materials of the eternal. Jesus Christ came into truth by hearing from the Father and at the age of twelve, he had heard so much that he could argue with the lawyer of the gospel. You must have heard before you can be taught, you must have sat under a man that has been led. That is why Christ has been placed to communicate the truth. You need to hear truth for a long time to be able to follow the truth, no man can teach you all truth, but you must be opened up to follow truth. You must be able to sit down to follow all truth. Christ heard the Father for years, until they gave him the Spirit without measure. So, we must hear truth until a season when the truth begins to teach us and we started applying it in our day to day life.
Hearing of truth activates and cultures the heart. The operation of hearing comes from regular hearing. The truth is in Jesus and he that the Son raises will become a follower of the truth. The nature and the standard of truth is meek. We grow by hearing and teaching of truth. The Spirit of truth brings instruction of righteousness to us, as we hear, we obey and by obeying it, we can say we are walking in the truth. Each time we obey instructions of truth, we are walking in truth. Instructions given to each of us are diverse; in obeying your particular instruction is where your salvation is and as you obey it, more truth will come to you and more grace is brought to you to obey more. Any character that is not cultured by God is a lie. Before anything becomes truth, it must be cultured by truth, if it is not the walking of truth, it is a lie. True brokenness is the obedience of truth, in obeying truth you acquire divine nature. Truth does not change; the character of God is as a result of truth. The more we hear truth and instruction of truth, grace comes. So, when truth is coming, there is a grace accompanying it. The more we obey, the more we journey into truth and break off the lies that hold our souls captive.
The fruit of truth are the grace, peace and joy of God. As we trust heaven to find grace in this season, there is something that God will begin to open us into. The reagent of cleansing is truth; it is truth that makes free and cleansing is to make us priests. The law in Christ Jesus is truth, truth is a law. The law of truth makes us free from the law of sin and death. Without hearing the truth, you cannot be made free; the law of sin and death are called lies. It is as we come into hearing of truth by the Spirit of truth that we find freedom from the law of sin and death. Without hearing truth, we will not be free and without being free, we cannot be priests. The end of truth is priesthood. As we walk in the truth, we are arriving to the state of priesthood. The freedom is truth.
The greatest battle is our mind. It is the brain behind every religion. Every form of godliness is in the mind, and it’s all being processed in the mind. When truth comes to our mind, those formations in our mind will disengage. We will begin to have true freedom and liberty.
As the Lord brings more instruction, may we find grace to obey from our inner minds and may the tempo of truth be increased in us. Amen.