The Whole The Truth
Have you ever had to raise your right hand while your left is placed on a Bible, and solemnly swear to “tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?”
If you have not, just for a moment, take in this very essence as if you have…
Acknowledging individual events like taking an oath of office or for testimony in swearing to the Ultimate Power, up to this point in our country is covered by the Word of Truth which is the Bible. Thank goodness we still use this sacred document for important declarations
A little while ago, I had lunch with 2 good friends at the Asian Buffet on South Main Street. The meals are always wonderful there by the way! After lunch, three fortune cookies arrived on the little black tray that held the chit. Pat passed the cookies around to Dick and I after snatching up the bill. I haven’t eaten one of these, I thought, in a long time. But for some reason, I picked it up, separated the plastic seam with my fingers and broke the cookie in half.
I read to myself as I munched and crunched:
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Lucky # 61, 8, 54, 62, 22, 31
Learn Chinese: Lost, Bu-jian [and the appropriate Chinese characters following]
I looked at that little piece of white paper with red lettering for a moment and chuckled out loud. I said, “Here’s one for you,” and read to my lunch buddies what it said. “Looks like another article,” I exclaimed. Of all the places to get this particular one. God works in mysterious ways, my friends.
If you are Bu-jian, Jesus wants you to find Him. Trusting Him with the truth means everything. When you find Him, your life will never be the same again. Salvation is a free gift, given for all.
Many choose life but countless numbers have chosen death and separation from the one true God. Choose Jesus, if you haven’t already… He already knows you, so why don’t you make the decision to get to know Him?
Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, [a][a and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father[b [b] except through union with me [c].c] To know me is to know my Father too. John 14:6 [The Passion Translation]
I love The Passion Translation!
Do you feel adrift with no real purpose? Do you feel hopeless and helpless? Do you feel as if you are dead inside even while you live? Does the world keep pulling you in so many directions and you feel as if you are Bu-jian with no clear direction? Are you struggling to do life on your own…and you’ve finally realized it’s clearly not working?
The good news is that you don’t have to stay Bu-jian any longer. In paraphrasing Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘Today is the oldest that you have ever been but it is the youngest that you will ever be.’ Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
In Heaven, there is no time. We are bound by time in this life. And maybe, the Lord is keeping you alive so you can make a make decision in the affirmative for Him. Maybe.
One of these days, all of us are going to be face to face with Jesus who is actually Truth Himself. All those who have accepted Jesus in this life and even for a short moment, according to scripture, those who have rejected Him in this life…will all be gathered to a specific place for the final Verdict. This pronouncement will be uttered by none other than Christ Himself. And the Verdict will be proclaimed as Eternal Life for those with Christ and Eternal Death for those without Christ.
The Father is the destination, according to TPT. And Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, is the guide.
What are you waiting for? Rush to Him now while you still can…and be found!