TRUTH

There are many, many well-documented examples of detailed prophecies that have come true to the exact details. We must realize that mans simplistic notions of time, space, and causality have already been destroyed by a new and enlarged perspective largely forced on us by the evidences of quantum theory, chaos theory, Bell’s theorem, and Godel’s incompleteness proof. There is already a sound human basis for a philosophy that embraces both reason and intuition, matter and spirit, logic and faith.

The materialistic, reductionistic, mechanistic universe paradigm has been forever shattered. Yet the majority of conventional scientists cling to their old ideas of certainty and predictability.  This is because there is a religion about science that scientists are not willing to admit to, just as stubbornly as any other religionist has, from time to time been. This religion is unexamined and lurks in the darkness of unrecognized assumptions, prejudices, and biases about the world and the way we want it to be rather than the way it really is. If we want to be "top dog" and in control of everything then we cannot also allow ourselves to believe in God. A belief in God would logically bring our self-sovereignty into question. Since we are too weak and prideful to allow for the existence of spiritual realities we must find the Universe to be strictly materialistic, strictly mechanistic, and strictly under our control. But then these religious beliefs of our conventional scientists, and many others, are masqueraded as proved scientific certainties to the untrained eye. Let it be known that a logical, rational, and intelligent person can examine phenomena outside of our present paradigm and make logical judgments regarding the unknown. The belief in God is neither irrational or unfounded. In fact we will see that a belief in a purposeful God is far more rational than a belief in an unending series of infinitely improbable "accidents." The scientific method is a good approach to all types of questions and always asks what does the evidence show. Even if there is only one well-documented case of a detailed and accurate prophecy, our assumptions about reality must be adjusted to allow for this. Instead, what happens is that uncomfortable facts are quickly swept under the rug to keep up appearances.  Most people, including scientists, do not love truth. Therefore, the truth is crucified and sacrificed day after day in the halls of cowardice, laziness, and self-centeredness.

Meanwhile justice has gone out from the land and truth out from our hearts. Our leaders are misleaders; their only interest is self-interest. Gone are the statesmen. Gone are the noblemen. Gone are the wise men. There is no one home. Our shepherds (leaders) are wolves feeding off the flock. Entrusted with much, these misleaders will be answerable for much. The consequences of this blind leadership will shortly rear their ugly heads. And then the cry: "if only we knew." But we close our eyes, and cover our ears, and bury our heads – co-conspirators against truth and justice. "We hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil. And we love it to have it so."

The pouring out of the Spirit of Truth provides the Spiritual
Foundation for the realization of great achievements…

The collapse of this nation is heralded by its near total disrespect and disregard for the truth.  Jesus says, "I have come into this world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears and listens to My voice." We, like Pilate, respond "Truth? What is truth?"

Truth can never be man’s…
Without the exercise of faith.

"You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free." (Jesus)

But truth, if too bright, can blind as well as illuminate, therefore –

Emily Dickinson #1129
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As lightening to the children eased
With explanation kind
The truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind –
It is more certain than a law of physics that –

Jeremiah warns Israel in the days before the Babylonians in 600 B.C. They would not listen. They could not see. They believed what they wanted to believe. They did not love truth.

Jeremiah 9:14 
One man cheats another
They will not speak the truth…
Lo, I shall smelt and assay them – …
And I will make the towns of Judah
A desolation without inhabitants.
I thought, "I will not mention Him,
No more will I speak His Name" –
But (His Word) was like a raging fire in my heart,
Shut up in my bones;
I could not hold it in, I was helpless…
All my supposed friends are waiting for me to stumble…
Accursed be the day
That I was born!

God’s will is God’s Way. God’s Way is the Way of truth, beauty, and goodness. It is the Way of Love.

2 Corinthians 5:17 
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold all things are becoming new.

Stated differently, this means that when a person "finds God," or "enters the Kingdom of heaven" the realization within consciousness that God is truly within us, with us, and over us is the realization of the higher dimensional reality that pervades and indwells our very being. This is the equivalent of realizing that "the little voice within" that guides us in what we should do, is in truth, the "indwelling spirit of God," referred to in scripture as the "Guide" within and the "Kingdom of heaven" within. The goal of life then, becomes to find and to listen to this inner guide, despite self-sacrifice, and through obedience become transformed in our journey toward "becoming perfect, even as God is perfect."

DSC pg 234  Wise
This (Psalm 6:1-4) refers to the Last Days, about (the righteous,
when) Belial (devil) planned to destroy them in his fury, so that
none would remain of…God will not allow Belial…But the Angel of God’s truth
will help keep the Children of Light from the power of Belial.  But the righteous are
always beloved, and the Great power of God is with them, (Wise, Abegg, & Cook)
(… represent missing original text)

Why Belial is so angry at this group is not explicit, but is presumably due to the promulgation of truth, which discloses and sets up resistance to Belial’s activities. The divine protection of the elect and righteous, during the messianic period, is described over and over in scripture across many different sources. It has a very high probability of happening. This is similar to the protection afforded the ancient Israelites by "the Lord" as his servant Moses led them out of Egypt. The end is very much like the beginning in sacred history. From Dead Sea Scrolls by Geza Vermes, we continue on the subject of the elect:

4Q4l8 Fr.69
And you, elect of truth
and pursuers of righteousness and justice
… guardians of all knowledge,
How will you say:
We labour for understanding
And keep awake to pursue knowledge.

15Q96 Millennium Prophecy
To speak the truth they will have closed mouths.
Those who really desire to understand,
Who are looking to find that which is eternal,
Without beginning and without end,
Will walk together in great intensity,
Will be a danger to everything that is unessential,
To unrealities, to shadows.
And they will concentrate, they will become the Flame,
Because they understand.
J. Krishnamurti ( l929)

Those who "keep awake to pursue knowledge" and "labour for understanding" are "the massive barrier breakers of the world." Like Jesus, they "will have closed mouths to speak the truth" and they will "walk together in great intensity."

The prophets have said "our people are stupid." We only see what we want to see. Where is the thirst for truth? Prophets pull no punches; they live and die for the truth and only truth

Most people do not love truth and so they sacrifice it to maintain their view of the way they want their universe to be, so we sweep away any inconvenient facts to the contrary. Even the majority of our scientists, who are supposed to be most objective, do this on a regular basis to maintain their vested interests in a certain worldview. And so, despite many inconvenient facts, scientists continue to espouse a big bang cosmology and refuse to recognize cold fusion and other new energy devices that are already working and producing energy. These very same scientists use ridicule and power to silence any new ideas or viewpoints. Again, our future comes through the "marginal" groups; individuals that continue to search for truth despite the conventional powers to be.

Prophecy is real! It has much evidence in favor of its validity. Prophecy still concerns us and our future. Truth is being revealed in a strategic way to bring information to people at the right time. God’s plan is unfolding under our feet and beneath our awareness.  There is much truth just beneath the surface of our false assumptions, waiting to be rediscovered.  There will be a great thirst for the proper understanding of prophecy near the end of the messianic age, and that God’s purposes will be progressively revealed through "greater understanding of His prophets of old." Many will be confused in their search for God’s truth. The Qumran community, of the Dead Sea Scrolls, foretell a final prophet called "the interpreter of the law" who reveals God’s truth through an inspired interpretation of the Olden Prophets. This demonstration of God’s omniscience through His prophets is one of the major events to unfold during the end and completion of this age.

Zechariah 8:16 
You must love honesty and integrity…
Speak the truth to one another…
Render true and perfect justice in your gates…

" It may be necessary for those who follow God’s will, to separate themselves from the opinions, people, and possessions of our present culture to follow the truth on an isolated, lonely, and perhaps dangerous road.

Consider:

Hymn 2 I Thanksgiving Hymns
will bow down and implore Thy mercy
on my sins and wicked deeds,
For I have wallowed in uncleanness
and have turned aside from the council of Thy truth…
Preserve Thy servant, O God, lest he sin against Thee,
or stagger aside from any word of Thy will.
Strengthen the loins of Thy servant…
that he may walk in all that Thou lovest…

Hymn 5 Thanksgiving Hymns
Thou hast favored me, Thy servant,
with a spirit of knowledge,
that I may choose truth and goodness
and I have loved Thee freely
and with all my heart…

Hymn 22 
For Thou hast made known to me the counsel of Thy truth
and has taught me Thy marvelous mysteries…
and by the spirit which Thou hast given me…
Thou hast opened knowledge to me…
and Thou hast shed Thy Holy Spirit over dust…
to bring him into the company of the ‘gods’
and unite them (dust and ashes) with the Sons of Heaven.

Like all other prophets of God, the Teacher of Righteousness experienced ridicule, persecution, and wrath from the hand of man for telling them the truth about themselves and their world.

1QH 
Clay and dust that I am.
what can I devise unless Thou wish it,
and what contrive unless Thou desire it?
What strength shall I have
unless Thou keep me upright
and how shall I understand
unless by the spirit which Thou hast shaped for me?
I lean on Thy grace
and the multitude of Thy mercies…
For the source of His righteousness
is my justification…
Thou hast upheld me with certain truth…
(Teacher of Righteousness)

God chooses us all but only some of us choose Him:

1QS Community Rule
For without Thee no way is perfect and without Thy Will nothing is done.
(Teacher of Righteousness)

This is essentially the religion of Jesus himself, one hundred years before his birth. Jesus
stated this truth in a slightly different way using seven words in complete perfection:

Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done. (Lord's Prayer)

Liberty is the knowledge that we are expected to be and have been created imperfect. Mistakes are expected and actually are necessary for learning. Learning is our real reason for being. Learning, growing and changing into an ever more beautiful expression of God’s (and our own) truth, beauty and goodness.

Uncertainty is part of every venture for truth.

1Enoch 90:5 Approach not integrity with a double heart; nor be associated
with double-minded men; but walk, my children, in righteousness,
which will conduct you in good paths; and truth be your
companion (James 1:8).

We are equipped to overcome evil with good, vanquish hate by
love, to destroy fear with a courageous and living faith in truth.
The Father’s Will is the Father’s Way. The Way of truth, beauty, goodness, and love.

In order to be the bearers of truth, one must be able to bear ridicule, slander, and contempt.

Ephesians 6:14 
Girt your loins about with truth, and have
on the breast plate of righteousness…

II Timothy 3:7 
Ever learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth.

II Timothy 4:4
They shall turn their ears away, away from
truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

First hand spiritual experience is what we lack and what we need most of all. It is only as far away as was Kansas in the Wizard of Oz; just as far as our hearts desire. "Ask and you shall receive." "Search and you shall find." "Behold, all things are becoming new."  The spirit within acts as a guide showing us "the way" if we only so desire. The mind which chooses becomes progressively attuned to God’s will or way, which is the way of truth, the way of beauty, and the way of goodness: each in all and all in each – fused in the triune experience of living joy. Our minds are adjusted, by right of our desire, to connect the dots between what we are and what God would have us to become. And our Father encourages our spiritual striving; saying, "Become perfect, even as I Am perfect."

This way is the true way and is the entire sum of God’s religion; the message of Jesus, the Kingdom of heaven within. Man’s religions are best evaluated by the extent that they connect the real person to the real God: the God of truth, the God of beauty, the God of goodness, and the God of love.


The above excerpts are from the book "The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" by Ed Roache.

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