In Truth

A couple of weeks ago, Holy Spirit expanded upon the precept He highlighted to me earlier, which is 3 John 1:4 TPT. It says, “It is the greatest joy of my life to hear that my children are consistently living their lives in the ways of truth!” 

The key here is to constantly choose truth, which is life. We know Jesus is our Source of life and that we are a wheel within a wheel with Him.

Therefore, we are to walk about occupied by Him in divine ability and purpose, full of life and growing in His truth as our reality. We are to follow Jesus and walk ethically and comprehensively in full circle, right into His rainbow promises fulfilled.

To live like this, we must focus on Him and grow in Word and Spirit, gaining revelation-light that delivers us into more of Him as truth.

In John 16:13-15 NLT, Jesus tells us that “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.” 

So, are we listening to Him? Because He desires to turn our sadness to joy.

Holy Spirit revealed to me that He is powerfully delivering hearts into all truth right now. He’s causing them to ascend by getting them unstuck from “con-descending” issues, especially roots of unforgiveness.

He revealed to me that there are people who have new mantles waiting for them. But to fit into them, roots of bitter unforgiveness must first be plucked out and strongholds dismantled. 

He showed me that condemnation through evil speaking has interfered with their identity, value and purpose. And for some, it has been going on for years, even decades. He also showed me a Word-vision of “Enough-enough!” So, He is putting an end to their longstanding suffering and restoring them to His truth.

This deliverance includes repentance and forgiving perpetrators at a root level, where there has been blame and bitterness for a long time. Holy Spirit showed me that there are some who have spoken words of “I forgive you” but continue to walk in a root of bitter unforgiveness, while continuing to be actively wounded and feeling that nothing they do has worked.

He revealed that they haven’t experienced deliverance from the spiritual torture of unforgiveness because they have not submitted to His ways. Instead, they have held onto a deep sense of someone owes them and have tried to change people and relationships in their own strength and way, not knowing any better. In this way, they have become their own worst enemy.

Holy Spirit led me to the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:30-35, which says:

…the one who had his debt forgiven stubbornly refused to forgive what was owed him. He had his fellow servant thrown into prison and demanded he remain there until he repaid the debt in full. When his associates saw what was going on, they were outraged and went to the king and told him the whole story. The king said to him, ‘You scoundrel! Is this the way you respond to my mercy? Because you begged me, I forgave you the massive debt that you owed me. Why didn’t you show the same mercy to your fellow servant that I showed to you?’ In a fury of anger, the king turned him over to the prison guards to be tortured until all his debt was repaid. In this same way, my heavenly Father will deal with any of you if you do not release forgiveness from your heart toward your fellow believer.

Friends, releasing forgiveness toward someone must involve the power of Holy Spirit. For this to happen, we must know Him, choose to trust Him, invite Him to search our hearts for blind spots. Ask Him to pluck up any root of bitter un-forgiveness. Then repent and follow up on His instructions. Because, only Holy Spirit knows the whole truth. And when we submit to Him, we get safely delivered.

If you have been tormented by unforgiveness, I pray you receive a revelation of this freeing truth, which is that God’s power of forgiveness releases the enemy’s grip on you that worked through perpetrators. When you receive this truth at the root, all of the anger in your heart will dissipate in an instant, and you will be free to fit into your new mantle. This is how the shift will happen for some. 

I challenge you to refrain from a cycle of torture and come more fully into God’s powerful abundance of truth and glory (Ja 1:25; 1 Jn 2:20, 27). Guard your heart from people who speak death through condemnation. And ask Him how to best do this. Don’t let the enemy of your soul prevent you from living in the fullness of life God has for you. 

Arise from among dead things and receive new life. 

In John 5:24 TPT Jesus says, “I speak to you an eternal truth: if you embrace my message and believe in the One who sent me, you will never face condemnation. In me, you have already passed from the realm of death into eternal life!”

So, for all who are willing, pray and declare these affirmations, taken from the books of John and Psalms: 

“Your Word is truth! So make me holy by the truth” (Jn 17:17 TPT) (emphasis mine).

“Escort me into your truth; take me by the hand and teach me. For you are the God of my salvation; I have wrapped my heart into yours all day long” (Ps 25:5 TPT)!

“I’ve chosen to obey your truth and walk in the splendor-light of all that you teach me” (Ps 119:30 TPT).

“… those who love the truth will come into the Light, for the Light will reveal that it was God who produced their fruitful works” (Jn 3:21 TPT).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, 


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