Monday, February 8, 2010
God Desires Us To Know Truth
In my quiet time recently, I spent time meditating on John 16:12-13 which reads:
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, 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 declare to you the things that are to come."
These verses make me hungry. Imagine you have Jesus physically in front of you and He tells you that there is much more to say, but He's withholding because you can't bear what He has to say. You can't handle what He has to say. I can't tell whether this is Jesus' kindness to not overwhelm His disciples or if it's a sign of weakness on the disciples part that they are unable to hold anymore truth. I've been asking God today what is my truth-bearing capacity? If Jesus has truth He wants to share with me, I want to have the strength to bear it. God, increase my ability to bear truth and revelation!
Jesus then drops this amazing gift into our laps by saying that the Holy Spirit is coming...and He's coming to lead us into ALL truth. Not some truth. ALL truth. 1 Corinthians 2:10 says that "the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God." He is still doing this today...running to and fro discovering the thoughts, emotions, secrets and desires of God. This is the truth that He's come to lead us into - the very depths of God, His character, His heartbeat, His passion, His righteousness.
Paul goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 2:12 that "we have not received the spirt of this world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God." So, this Spirit who searches the very depths, the inner-core workings of God, resides within me. How much truth does your Holy Spirit have access to??? A few verses earlier Paul writes that "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor the heart of man imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him." The Spirit searches the deep things of God. Is it possible that you are found in the depths of God, that you're on His mind, in His heart? He has thoughts and plans for you and the Holy Spirit, who searches everything, lives within you. It seems to me that God is passionate about revealing these things to us.
What has God prepared for you? If you can think of it, it's too small. If you can imagine it, your dreams are too minute in comparison for what God has prepared for you. Dream big. Think big. You have the Holy Spirit, who searches everything of God, dwelling within you and He's a horrible secret-keeper! He wants us to know. Your life is not small, but rather, you're a walking tabernacle of the Holy Spirit. What a job! What a purpose! What a holy calling! God desires us to know truth.