The Truth Can You Handle It
The truth can you handle it, that's the question, truth to me is where nothing spoken can be made up, it did happen.
When we go into court we are to swear on the bible that what we are going to say is the truth, have you ever thought that many do just that say they will tell the truth, but do they really speak it, or do they only say what others want to hear.
To speak the truth it can do damage to the other party, but to speak a little white lie well that's better as it won't hurt anyone.
When we were a young child, how many times did we get into some sort of trouble, and we would be asked "Did you do that, or say that," what was your answer as you knew what kind of punishment would be on you if you told the truth.
We never worried about telling a little lie as we knew then we could get out of the punishment and let another take it.
But did we think about the consequences by speaking that way it would bring onto our friendship with the other child.
Even now as we are grown up to speak a lie most don't think twice about it, they just say what they like, a big lie or a little white lie, its all the same to them.
There is not one person in this world today who has not spoken a lie of some sort, no not one.
No one can say honestly that they have not spoken a lie during their life time, if they did say they have not spoken a lie well that is a lie, as no one is perfect in any way.
There was only one person who was perfect and walked on this earth, and He never ever told a lie.
Every word that He spoke was the truth, and by speaking the truth it did upset many, because they were not able to handle the truth, all they wanted was a false word so that they could understand, they did not want to hear the truth, are we like that we don't want to hear the truth when it is spoken to us.
The newspapers when they print about the world afairs do they print the truth or just what people want to hear so that they can sell the papers.
Did you know that there is a printed book only one that tells nothing but the truth, this book is the number one best seller in the world for every year since it first started to be printed.
This book is like a manual it tells us how to live our lifes, it has all the records in it about the first and last events that has and will happen in the world.
There are many promises in it and we do know that they are the truth, nothing fiction about any promise.
John 16:17. Some of Jesus' followers said to one another,"What is the meaning of what he told us: 'In a little while, you will not see me anymore, but then, after a little while, you will see me,' and I am going to the Father'?
What great truth this is, the followers were told the truth but they did not understand.
So when we speak the truth how many do not understand, is this why many tell lies as then others will understand what you are talking about.
in verse 20 Jesus did say to them "I am telling you the truth" then he said that they would be sad and cry , but the people of the world will be glad, but your sorrow will change into joy, and no one can take that joy away from you, so we see that the truth can hurt but joy will come, and we see that the people of the world don't care about the truth.
John 17 Jesus' Prayer
"Father, the time has come, bring glory to Your Son, so that Your Son may bring glory to You, You have given him authority over all mankind, to each one that you have given the son you will give eternal life, this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one whom you sent. I have brought you glory on earth, I finished the work which you gave me to do, now Father, give me glory - the glory I had with you when I was with you before the world existed."
"I have revealed your name to men, you gave these men to me from the world they were your people and you gave them to me, they obeyed your teaching, they now know that everything you have given me comes from you,......they have received your words and believe them, they believe that you had sent me,...(this is the truth that Jesus is speaking back to the Father, as from those times the truth has been still spoken and many now believe, but, yes many in the world do not believe as all they want to hear is lies, and the father of all lies is the devil, and even he knows the truth)..."I am not in the world anymore, but my apostles are in the world, I am coming to you Holy Father keep them in Your name, the name which you gave me, when I was with them I was keeping them in your name, I have protected them, not one was lost - only the child of destruction, the scripture must come true,.........your message is the truth. may the truth make them holy!"