Dealing With Truth Issue—What Is Capital T Truth?
A cosmic struggle between light and darkness, error and truth has been going on in this earth ever since the snake in the tree made his debut and deceived the first humans into giving up the Truth of Elohim for the lie of the devil. How is this struggle between the forces of light and darkness manifesting itself on planet today, and what can the saints do about it?
Two categories of people exist in this cosmic struggle. Those who adhere to Truth who will pay a high cost—they will lose their lives and gain the world. Then there are those people who reject Truth will pay even a higher cost—they will gain the world and lose their lives, so says Yeshua who lost it all for us.
Capital T Truth is at the epicenter of this struggle. Every human is confronted with a choice with regard to Truth. Will he or she seek and follow that Truth or reject it? To not make a choice is to reject Truth.
What is that Truth?
Yeshua the Messiah, the Living Torah-Word of Elohim, was the Light of Truth personified who came to pierce the darkness of this world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1, 14)
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:4–5)
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of Elohim, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohim. (John 1:10–13)
Sadly, nearly everyone around Yeshua totally rejected him including his own disciples and brothers up to his crucifixion. This is because each person has to face their own dark night of the soul: will they adhere to the Truth no matter what, or will they cave in to the extreme pressures of the world, the flesh and the devil that will be exerted against them?
Each person faces their dark night of the soul at different times. It may be the lure of money, the need social acceptance and the need to be recognition, peer pressure (family, friends, job, school), lust for sexual fulfilment and need for “love”, or whatever, the fear of death—of losing something important, of rejection, social ostracization. No one knows when their dark night of the soul will come when they will be forced to stand for Truth. Jacob experienced his when facing with death, and he had to wrestle with himself and Yeshua. Moses spent forty years in the wilderness being tested, then had the burning bush experience, then had to circumcise his sons. His wife left him over this and his ministry calling. He had to make the choice to follow YHVH or his wife. Yeshua faced his dark night in the Garden of Gethsemene (the olive press), and the disciples faced theirs at Yeshua’s arrest. When our time comes, will we stand for Truth, or will we cave or acquiesce to the pressure?
The events surrounding the crucifixion revealed the metal of each person with regard to Yeshua. Either people flat out opposed Yeshua, the Truth (the Jews and Romans), or abandoned the Truth when forced to make the hard decisions requiring to stand for the Truth (the disciples).
The Jewish mob was opposed to Yeshua and yelled, “Crucify him” , while the Pilate, the Roman, was indifferent. He caved in to the pressure of the mob for political expediency. It was advantageous for him and his position to keep the peace no matter the cost. For him, it was about maintaining power and prestige in the eyes of Rome. The godless mob screaming, “Crucify him!” was the beginning of the modern manifestation of wokeism and its bastard child, cancel culture. Kill the truth that is a is a threat to your own subjective, feeling-based truth.
Yeshua’s disciples, on the other hand, faced their own dark night of the soul. How would they respond to Truth issues? Their initial response, like many Christians in our day, was to grow weary in the face of adversity. The disciples fell asleep in the garden, then they eventually abandoned Yeshua. Peter even denied him.
In our day, Truth is crying aloud in the streets for those who have ears to hear. Most people stop their ears from hearing the Truth because it is to disturbing and life-changing. The mass media, our educational systems, civil government, the societal culture in general is not only stopping its collective ears, but yelling and screaming like petulant children throwing a tantrum trying to drown out the voice of Truth originating from our Father in heaven. The mob is yelling, “Crucify him” or, in reality, “Crucify Truth!”
The world with one collective voice is questioning all truth (both divinely revealed biblical Truth as well as empirical or science-based truth as well as common sense truth) like never before. We are appointing people to the highest offices and positions of authority in our land who cannot even define a male or female. Many cannot define marriage or when life starts in the womb. The truth has become a lie, and the lie has become the truth from the President, to media, to the teachers in the schools nearly everyone has given themselves over to lies and opposes truth.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isa 5:20)
History repeats itself over and over again because humans have been perennially opposed to the light of YHVH’s divinely revealed Truth from the beginning. At his trial, when Pilate asked the Lord, “What is Truth?” (John 18:38), he was not asking the question because he cared about aligning his life with Truth. It was a rhetorical, almost sneering question, as if to say, there is no such thing as truth, except for what each person decides for himself.
Similarly, today’s society is asking the same question as a rhetorical device to reject Truth so each person can feel justified in doing what is right in his or her own eyes. Denying divinely revealed, biblical based Truth is merely a feeble excuse and justification for each person to acquiesce to his or her own sinful nature and to fulfill the lusts thereof. Ultimately, this is a the spirit of Antichrist—the denial and rejection of and hatred for Yeshua the Messiah and the Truth that he represents. It’s a rejection of Elohim and his Word, his rule of law. This is an epic battle to the death between good and evil.
We should not be surprised by what we see going on around us vis-à-vis man’s denial of Truth. Yeshua declared that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man. At that time, that thought of every man was evil continually. So it is today.
Yes, capital T truth is a bright light in the darkness to those who want to know and do what is right. However, to those people whose deeds are evil and prefer to live in the darkness, the light of Truth is a dreaded threat because they do not want their evil deeds exposed to the light of Truth. They will do anything to destroy the Truth as well as the children of the light who live, represent and share that Truth.
For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of Elohim. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in Elohim.” (John 3:16–21)
Yeshua is calling his disciples to be sons (or children) of the light of Truth
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them. (John 12:36)
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day [i.e. the day of Yeshua’s return] should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thess 5:4–6)
A concerted conspiracy on the part of global leaders to suppress the light of the Truth and destroy all those who represent that Truth is currently underway.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YHVH and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” (Ps 2:1–3)
Actually, this conspiracy has been going on since the snake in the tree succeeded through lies in luring the first humans away from the Truth of Elohim. But the devil-inspired conspirators have redoubled their efforts in these last days to expunge the earth of all Truth. Why now?
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. (Rev 12:12)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Pet 5:8)
What Can the Saints Do?
In light of the fact that evil doers are conspiring against YHVH Elohim and his anointed Messiah, what should be the response of the children of light? Kiss the Son!
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve YHVH with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. (Ps 2:10–12)
YHVH is now calling his saints to embrace the Light of his Truth like never before. And there is no better time to recommit our lives to following Yeshua, the Light of the world, then at Passover. Why? Because this biblical feast occurs at the beginning of the new biblical year in the spring just as the YHVH’s creation is awakening from its long winter sleep. The plants and flowers are literally bursting forth with new life, and the birds are singing once again and building their nests as the days grow longer and warmer after the long, cold and dark winter months. Many animals are coming out of hibernation and raising their young. This is the time for the saints to sync themselves with YHVH’s times and seasons creation and to join the dance of life by coming alive spiritually by exodusing the darkness of the Egypt of this world—by awakening to the Light of YHVH’s salvation through Yeshua the Messiah. Passover is the time to kiss the Son, and to recommit ourselves to following Yeshua no matter the cost. There is no better time to plant our stake on the mountain of YHVH’s Truth, to take a stand against the so-called “Woke” agendas of Antichrist, and to be willing to fight and die on that mountain for that Truth if necessary.
Yes, now is time to kiss the Son, lest he be angry! For when Yeshua returns this time, he is not coming as a babe in the manger, but a warrior king on a war stallion to give rewards to his righteous and faith saints, and to judge and destroy his Antichrist enemies! Let those who have ears to hear, listen! To the rest of you, beware, for you are taking your life is in your own hands!
I cannot stress this enough! Passover is the time to take a stand for the Truth against the forces of Antichrist that are currently overrunning planet earth like a tidal wave. Kiss the Son by embracing Yeshua and all that he represents. Are you going to ignore this message, and sell your soul for a bowl of beans, despise your birthright and the Elohim of your fathers and become a profane person like Esau, so that you can enjoy the pleasures of sin for a brief season? Never forget this: the devil always ovepromises and underdelivers, while Yeshua never overpromises and underdelivers on the promises that he makes. There is no price that can be placed on the value of eternal life!
Sadly, most people will reject YHVH’s Truth to one degree or another. Many will flat out and militantly reject Truth. Others will simply grow weary and fall asleep spiritually and little by little abandon Truth the slow, slippery slope route which Isaiah, Jeremiah and Hosea refer to as backsliding. This is poignantly illustrated by the fact that each year, there are fewer and fewer people around many of our Passover tables. This is because during the course of the year, some saints have fallen victim to the deceiving allurements of the world, the flesh and the devil and have veered off of the path of Truth and righteousness. For sure, just as Yeshua taught, the way of Truth narrow is a narrow path and few are on it, while the path that leads to destruction is wide has many on it.
Will you be one who follows the Lamb wherever he goes to the very end, or will you be one believes the lie of the devil and who falls away because you did not love the Truth?
Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to Elohim and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. (Rev 14:1–5, emphasis added)
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason Elohim will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thess 2:9–12, emphasis added)
You hit the nail on the head on SO many ways here. Thought provoking. Chag Sameach & Shabbat Shalom, Natan and Sandy…..
Ha Nachash (Satan) and his reptilian minions are riding upon the clouds of the internet, on Trojan Horses and befuddling many.
On another note, it is the Jewish year 5782 and if you divide this by 7 it is exactly 826.
8+2+6 = 16 = 7. Pesach began on April 16, 1+6 = 7. Chag HaMatzot is a 7 day festival. Firstfruits is on 4/24/2022, added together this makes 34, that’s another 7 and then its 7 Shabbats until Torah is given.
April 24 2022 is my 70th birthday (three score + ten).