Also see: Letter: Reluctantly
First, I apologize for yet another post about Timothy Williams.
This post started out to discuss how to know the truth, but morphed into what is here. In some ways this is a better way to illustrate how to know the truth – by letting The Truth get to know us.
Lord willing, we will now move onto other issues of righteousness, self-discipline, and the judgment to come. As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” (Acts 24:25)
Truth About Timothy Williams
If you read to the end of this it will be abundantly clear why brainwashing is impossible on my part. For now the charge of myself brainwashing others is absurd and this post will discuss how to know the truth.
Paul puts it this way:
Jesus puts it this way:
Instead of applying our weak and miserable religious principles of logic or secular deductive reasonings we should surrender to The Truth and let that Truth know us. This is how any person or church has The Truth about a truth on anything worldly or spiritual. To have truth on any matter requires the surrender and listening to The Counselor or The Truth Jesus promised. Do not be confused by those who are religious mockers claiming to be seeking the truth. Because The Truth comes with a painful cross to first crucify and put to death all our religious opinions, thoughts, and judgment. A painful process. Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. (1 Peter 4:1)
The reason the vast sea of humanity would rather label others something derogatory is that in order for The Truth to know them, they would have to allow The Truth to first remove the planks in their lives. As Jesus flatly declared, before one can see another clearly the plank must first be removed.
To know the Truth from The Truth about anything of need of truth we all must do what I have, will, and will do. Allow The Truth, The Counselor of all truths to remove the planks from my own eyes.
Now you know why most individuals will in all desperation grasp onto and hold with all their might lies about Timothy Williams. Fact is, most everyone will not even take the time to read this post let alone give up enough of their time for The Truth to make clear a truth about Timothy Williams. For those few who will I endure all the slander, lies, and hatred that you might rejoice in what found me, namely, The Truth. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. (2 Timothy 2:10)
One does not know the truth unless The Truth knows them.
Knowing the truth requires letting The Truth know you.
You will never know what the truth is concerning a person, a supposed crime, or due punishment unless the Truth knows you.
Many claim to know God but it is only the man who God claims to know, who knows Him. Consider, the demons know the truth of who Jesus is but they certainly are not claimed by God. You can claim till you are blue in the face that Jesus is your Lord and Savior but until God claims you, it is not the truth.
As Paul writes, it is not that man or woman who claims to know God but only the ones who are “known by God” who have The Truth.
All who have not been given the Spirit of Truth, The Counselor who will enlighten and counsel them through all of life’s events, are left to their logical reasonings and deductions. They are at the mercy of their weak and miserable principles. Be they religious principles or secular deductive reasoning both are weak and miserable. Indeed, Amen to all the misery that is within the religious and secular world because men think they have the truth through weak principles of their logic!
You will never know what the truth is about any situation, small or large, secular or religious, unless the Truth knows you. This is why the spiritual man can make judgments about all things because it is not him determining what is false and truth. The spiritual man waits for the counsel of The Counselor, which is The Spirit of Truth. Those who have the mind of Christ know that I am pursuing God’s holiness because they have the Spirit of Truth. The Devil is the father of lies and those who are trapped by him or idolize him hear his ugly hiss. It is the sound that soothes their itching ears. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! (John 8:44-45) How to know the truth about Timothy Williams is the same how one knows The Truth in the Living God concerning anything. Put another way to make some folks mad, live what I live, believe what I believe, walk as I walk following Jesus, and you will come to understand very quickly what I am in Jesus Christ. Or better put, known by God.
You will never know the truth about the message of the cross, no matter your Bible study, unless the Truth knows you.
You will never know the truth about Timothy Williams unless the Truth knows you.
You do not know the truth about anything unless the Truth knows you. Even when you are correct you do not have the truth unless the Truth has you.
Do not fool yourself, the Truth does not know you unless you are giving up all, that God may crucify your life day after day.
What Is Truth?
You have heard it said, “There are two sides to every story.” Yet, nothing could be further from the truth.
There are many things in life where there are not two sides to every story yet gossipers, prosecutors, and journalists treasure this nasty lie.
There are not two sides to the Nazis and the Holocaust.
There are not two sides to the Salem Witch Hunt Trials and as I told the “reporter” there are not two sides to the WinePress, Sound Doctrine, Timothy Williams’ story.
When I spoke to the “Christian” reporter and said: “You know there are not two sides to this story. Just as the Salem Witch Hunt did not have two sides to that story.”
Her response: “Yea, well. Did you….” as she set out to prove her assumed lies factual.
Let it be known clearly and boldly there is only one side to any story or situation. There is only one truth and it is The Truth that makes all things clear. A Truth that God only gives to those who obey Him by hating their life and living a life of love. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:25) We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (Acts 5:32)
Just like Pilate had The Sum of all Truths standing in his courtroom yet he could not grasp that fact because the Truth knew him not.
Under Pilate’s weak and miserable legal learning, principals of witnesses, and concepts of investigation he knew for a fact that there is “no basis for a charge” against Jesus.
However, even after his wife had a dream warning Pilate to have nothing to do with Jesus, Pilate could not act upon The Sum of All Truth with any force of life because The Truth did not know Him.
We all have seen many times, especially in courts of law, amongst prosecutors, and police that no matter the strength of evidence they got the wrong guy they will defend their position all the way to the electric chair or gas chamber.
We see such wickedness in the classroom, amongst 5 year olds, in our families, and especially at election time. Some of the worst offenders, besides pro-abortion folks, are religious individuals. Because the Truth does not know them, they believe every inclination of their prayer and religious life that God is on their side. If the 12 Apostles were unable to understand Jesus’ example and teaching about feeding 5,000 do not be so foolish to think you understand the most basic of truths in life and God. It takes a heart softened by The Truth to understand any truth. As God recorded for you to read, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. (Mark 6:52)
Give me pagan, pro-abortion, sexual perverts anytime over Christianity at large. For when it comes to self-righteous unholy zeal to destroy The Truth, religious men and women are the worst of offenders. At least that is what The Spirit of Truth declares and why judgment will begin with the house of God. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)
Truth Is A Person
Truth is a person and unless you are listening to that Person, in all the ways he does speak, you are never as correct as you think you are. Unless you hear The Spirit of Truth instructing God’s Word, rebuking with God’s Word, warning with God’s Word, guiding your direction with God’s Word, and applying God’s Word to the words you are hearing from others, you do not have any truths.
Look at history. Whole nations follow lies and what makes you think you are doing any better? Unless you can explain how you believe and live what is on www.luke1425.org then you are merely one religious individual following any number of impure truths. For The Truth is a person and that person can only talk to those who suffer with Christ and always carry around in their bodies the death of Jesus.
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.
I, Timothy Williams, have something so many do not have, but all could have if they desired it. I am known by the Truth and so am given by God The Truth. All true disciples of Jesus who are honestly following hard after Jesus are given the Counselor, which is the Spirit of Truth.
This is why John writes, We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. (1 John 4:6) Does this sound cult-like to you?
Probably, as everything else written on this site sounds incomprehensible and cult-like, so such a false assertion is a lie you cannot spot because you are not known by the Truth. Since God gives the same Counselor, the same Spirit of Truth, those who are of God can hear the Truth when it is spoken and lived. All others will think it is religious nonsense or not of God and may set out to prosecute or persecute.
Those who are given the person whose name is The Truth can only act in accordance with The Truth.
To act in a manner that is not according to the Truth would be the loss of friendship! A terrifying thought to those who love God.
Those who are of God, those who have the Spirit of Truth, will gladly acknowledge all of this “cross stuff” is of and from God. Those who test themselves by The Spirit of Truth can be trusted to come to the same conclusion about others known by The Truth.
Perfect on Every Point
“I did not know.”
It is not that I am perfect as men understand perfection. One is perfect before man by admitting the truth about every imperfection brought to light by The Truth.
Being known by the Spirit of Truth does not mean that one has all the truth. It does mean that the man or woman of God is always learning what The Truth is in all situations. I make many a mistake all day, every day, and can call up many a mistake I have made in Jesus. The man or woman of Truth acknowledges the truth that they are wrong, repents, and moves on. In short, my pride has so been crucified with Christ that I do not throw a hissy fit or take decades to repent of an ignorant assumption.
As you see in the scripture below most like to play the legal-legalistic-prosecutor-persecution-game. Such pounce upon a wrong assumption, conclusion, or ignorance of facts to destroy all other creditable truths. Like Pilate they are unable to support the Truth that stands before them because they are enslaved to their pride and the seeking of approval by men. Like so many stupid people who accuse saints of being wrong on a specific point, they believe the lie that this excuses their need to repent and protect The Truth.
Paul was right he just did not get stubborn or torqued all out shape over being wrong. For you see what makes a man perfect is fully admitting the truth about himself and moving on from there, if God permits. The man who listens to The Counselor, The Spirit of Truth, is ready for more pain by the truth of who he is and what he is not, that the slightest condemnation of him by man means very little. While taken seriously nothing compares to God’s cleansing fire of Truth upon a disciple’s life and heart. In other words, when a man, or woman, is defensive towards me when I present the truth he has a long, long, long way to go before he can lay claim to walking in The Truth.
It is amazing how nothing has changed. Prosecutors still today claim to be honorable and on a holy mission, slap defendents in the face to demoralize, and demonize what is legal.
The high priest was a whitewashed wall that violated the very laws he espoused to uphold. But Paul was still wrong because the law commands not to speak evil of God’s high priest. Most individuals would get bowed down in arguing that they were correct rather than simply confessing the error and moving on.
That said, am I correct on every point? Land’s sake, no, not, nope, and no again. Much of the time, with The Spirit of Truth present, I uncover what the truth is in a matter by being wrong along the way.
Indeed I agree with Agur son of Jakeh-an who wrote a chapter that the Living God included in the Bible.
So I pray the prayer of Agur son of Jaken-an:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me.
How To Know The Truth About Timothy Williams
This post has far more to do with the facts, to have the truth about any matter. The Truth must know you. Whether someone fellowships with me, whether we ever met in this world, all who are known by The Truth will be at my level. Better yet, they will be beneath my level for they are more humble than I in Jesus.
To conclude, if you desire to know the truth about Timothy Williams then there is only one way to know it.
You have to let The Truth get to know you by the painful way of the message of the cross.
Therefore my invitation still stands to come on down to my level in Jesus and rejoice with The Truth about God’s holiness.
If anyone does not love the Lord–a curse be on him.
Come, O Lord ! (1 Corinthians 16:22)