JESUS SAID: KNOW THE TRUTH; AND BE COMPLETELY FREE!
John 8:30-32, 36
Jesus; our Creator and Savior, desires and wants all of His followers to know the truth. He said to all those Jews, Hebrews who believed Him; “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed.” “And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free indeed.” Shall: plan to, or intend to. Shall in time, finish or complete in being steadfast. So, as we grow, continue in Jesus and His word, and we will truly and indeed know Truth and be completely free in Truth! Jesus said; “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life!” The only way to the Father! John 14:6 In Jesus is all things of life, and that pertains to life and godliness. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Jesus told us Himself; “That when the Comforter, the Advocate, the Intercessor is come, whom I will send from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. John 15:26
Let’s look at the Creator’s Word of how this all came about. 1 Tim. 3:16 without controversy, contention, strife, and argument, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. This is the Body, the Son, the Flesh Who is the image of the invisible God, the Spirit! Col. 1:15 the manifestation of the only almighty God and Creator! In John 14:21-23 Jesus told His disciples that He would manifest Himself again. His disciples didn’t understand; but Jesus told them, “If anyone loves Me and keeps My Word, My Father will love him, and We, We will come to him and make our abode, or home in him.”
Notice: Jesus said, “We will come.” Speaking of Himself and His Father. And Paul said it this way, Rom. 8:9 speaking to Spirit filled believers; “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. God is Spirit, Holy Spirit! The essence of the departed One, Ghost; Holy Ghost! The Father is Holy Spirit! The Son is Holy Ghost! The We Who came to dwell in His believers, is the one and same Spirit! There are not two different spirits!! His Word declares this in 1 Cor. 12:4-13 there are different gifts, but the one and same Spirit. The Spirit of Truth!! John 16:13-15 Jesus is saying, “However, when He the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears he will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are mine. Therefore I said that He will take of mine and declare it to you.” Jesus wants us to know all His truth! Truth that is from above! Truth that will set us free, truly free!! Truth and freedom that is only in His kingdom!!
This world does not know Truth and Wisdom that is from above! The world has taken its knowledge and understanding, from the fallen fruit of good and evil that Satan offered them. It was not from the fruit that was for the natural body, as an apple or pear as I hear people say. But it was fruit for the soul, the mind. The knowledge of good and evil! It was, “worldly wisdom.” After Satan fell he went out conquering and to conquer. Before I go any further, since I am teaching; let me teach this. The word Lucifer is not Satan’s name. The word there in Isaiah 14:12 in Hebrew is: light bringer, day star, or morning star. The word Lucifer is a Latin word that means shining one, (the same meaning,) but in Latin. It is from the Latin Vulgate Bible of 400 AD. The King James writers used the word in their translation and used it as a name; the name of Satan before he fell. I have several Bibles, and the only ones that use this word is the King James, the New King James, and the Living Bible. All the others do not use this word. One is a Jewish Bible! Look what Adam Clarke says about this. One thing he says is “why would anyone want to call Satan a son of the morning??” This is referring to Nebuchadnezzar like a natural morning star of Jupiter or Venus in all that he had accomplished in his kingdom reign. Dan. 5 and 6. He was the great tree cut down! This is referring to the king of Babylon. Adam Clarke says of Isa. 14:13 “This chapter speaks not of the ambition and fall of Satan, but of the pride, arrogance, and fall of Nebuchadnezzar. Going back; after Satan fell he went out conquering and to conquer. He is the white horse and rider in Rev. 6:1-2 And the only way that he could do this is by deceiving and lying. He went in a false peace. His first subject was Eve. And after he got mankind to fall he went to work with his bow and arrows, or fiery darts. Eph. 6:16
The next; red horse and rider, killing one another, and war. Cain killed Abel, then his 3th great grandson, Lamech, killed a man. Then all kinds of wars and killing all through time.
Then the third, a black horse and rider, with a pair of scales in his hand; which was famine to a measure. All this happened a while after the beginning and all through time. A time of famine to a measure was in 849 BC; 2 Kings 6:4-30 The king of Syria, Ben-Hadad; got all of his armies and besieged Samaria; and caused a great famine. The famine got so bad that a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one fourth of a kab; a kab is, (2 quarts) which would be 1 pint of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver. And some people were eating their own children.
Another time famine was to a measure was in 587 BC; when Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. 2 Kings 25:1-3 In the ninth year of the reign of Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his armies came against Jerusalem and encamped against it. So the city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. Around a year and two months. Ezekiel prophesied of this in Ezek. 4:10-11 And your food which you eat shall be by weight or measure, twenty shekels a day; from time to time you shall eat it. You shall also drink water by measure, one sixth of a hin; from time to time you shall drink.
The fourth, a pale horse with its rider of death. And Hades followed with him. Power was given to them over a fourth of the earth or world; to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beast of the earth. This is what happened when mankind sinned, which let Satan have some control on the earth. All through time, one fourth of this earth’s population has been killed through these ways. These are the four horse-men of Rev. 6:1-8
Jesus told all of His followers of His kingdom, who abide in His Word, to know the truth and be completely free, altogether free in this world. There are so many false religions, false ways, false teachings, and cults in this world today; and they just keep multiplying. All these false ways and teachings began with Babel, and Babylon, which means: “confusion.” The tower, (emblem) and city of what I call; the religion of Satan. These people were in such confusion by listen to the Devil, and doing it all their way, that God just when down and confused their languages and scattered them throughout the world. This false religion of, “Mystery Babylon The Great” is still in power today. The last great nation is beginning to fall now, because it is accepting the complete confusion of all these teachings. This being, America! This is recorded in Rev. 18 But in all of this mess of falsehood and uncertainty today; there is certainty and truth!! The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit of all truth is ever present. So that we can know the truth and be completely free! WHEN WE KNOW AND HAVE THE TRUTH AND THE COMPLETE FREEDOM OF HIS WORD: THEN WE WILL KNOW AND HAVE THE TRUTH AND FREEDOM OF THIS WORLD; AND NOT BE OF THIS WORLD!!!
Let me say here; I am getting on thin ice, way out on a very small limb as I am going with this of what Jesus said about all this. God’s Holy Word is so very true, and forever settled in heaven!! AMEN! Of over 25,000 denominational groups, and that most have come by way of the “Mystery Babylon” of Catholicism; every one of these see and teach this “Precious Truth” in all their different ways. And most of these do not believe in having the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost as His Word tells us to. The beloved John tells us, “It is the last hour, time, instant; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and even now many are here, by which we know that it is the last hour. There were those that went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been, they would be still with us.” “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. The anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and not a lie, and as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” John is not saying that you do not need to be taught by others. God has put preachers and teachers over us. But that when they teach us; the true anointing Spirit in us from Him lets us know if they are teaching and preaching Truth and not a lie! John went on to say, “I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ;” Joshua (Yeshua) is the Messiah! 1 John 2:18-27
There is very, very little natural truth in this world today. It has mostly been corrupted. As the Word of the Lord says; 2 Thes. 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one, or wicked one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders; and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will give them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be damned, or condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Today we can see and hear that just about all things that this world does and says are just lies. And it has been this way for many, many years. Most of this world does not know what truth is! All that are of truth, and know of truth, know full well that the last seven or so years these leaders of our country have done nothing but lie and deceive. It all is in plain sight, in front of the whole world. I keep seeing and hearing people on Facebook that just can’t believe what Obama, the lawless one, and all the leaders in Washington has done next. When the Word of God tells us plainly of all that is going to happen in these last days. 2 Tim. 3:1-9, 13 That evil, wicked men and seducers would grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. Judgment is coming on every sinful nation of this world!
Jesus said, for us to know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will deliver you or make you FREE!! I want to speak truth about this nation of America. This nation, like the countries it came from; England, France, Spain: the main three; made this a nation by taking the land and killing the nation that was here; the Turtle Island Nation. Which they called the Indian Nations. The British, France, and Spain; these Europeans did these same acts around the world. These were war like people that just took what they wanted. These were religious people who were, Quakers, Puritans, the Church of England, Catholic, and later on all the denominations that came from them. They called themselves “civilized” but they didn’t have the Spirit of Jesus. They wanted independence from the country that they came from. So they set up a man made government and drew up a declaration of independence. It started out good as it read: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” But on down in this declaration as they accuse their mother country of England of all that she was doing to them, and wanting independence from her; let’s read. This government here accused England; “for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.” The very same way they were doing the people here!! They accused England of; “sending hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out our substance.” The very thing they were doing to the people here!! They said; England “has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws.” The very same thing they were doing here!! ”And for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.” All this they did here!! “For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.” As they were doing here!! “He; (England) has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” They did all this to the people here!! “He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.” Their same actions done here!! “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.” When what these people were doing was trying to protect their families, their homes, their lands, their freedoms, and their lives from a genocide, extermination!!!!
As I want all to see and realize, I am speaking truth as a “born again man of God!” Not of my Indian side. Not of my Irish side, or of my Scottish side. I am not speaking this in anger or revenge. TRUTH IS TRUTH!!! And as Jesus said; truth, Spiritual or natural will deliver you and make you free! Satan is our, and our Creator’s enemy. When mankind fell from his place in God, this fall gave Satan room to work on mankind his only way; by deceiving and lying. And he has done a good job. Much of history and things that took place through time is just plain lies. But “truth” is always there and has been revealed as it is, all through time. There are many books that have come out with the truth that was kept out of history
TIME FOR TRUTH MINISTRIES
Rev. Curtis Petty