MinistryParadise Spreading the word of the everlasting Kingdom

Knowledge of Truth





The most important aspect of our life is to come to knowledge of the word of God. In the traffic of this life there are many twists and turns that lead to a dead end. However, there is only one way to get to Paradise.

Live righteously to get to Paradise!

There are no half truths or fractional truths; there is only truth. We either believe or do not believe the truth.

“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:14–16).

From the beginning of time, since the foundation of this world, the duality of words which Adam and Eve had before them are the same that we have before us today. On the right side, we have the spirit of truth, and on the wrong side, we have the spirit of false. To believe the truth, we believe the word of God. To believe the word of God, we believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. If we do not believe this, we do not believe the word of God, and if we do not believe the word of God we do not believe the truth. If we do not believe the truth, then we do not have the Spirit of God. If we do not have the Spirit of God, then we will not enter into the Kingdom of God. Jesus said:

“If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

In this present day, as it was in the old times, among many of us, the Kingdom of God is not really understood, and Jesus clarified this “when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the Kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, 'the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you'” (Luke 17:20–21). When God and Jesus take up spiritual residence in us, we will have the Spirit of God and will now be in the Kingdom of God.

Today, the many distractions in this world, from sending e-mails, texting, watching live media, surfing the Internet, and so on, keep people from taking the time to get to know the word of God, and to come to knowledge of the truth. Many people are apathetic, ashamed or afraid to get to know the truth.

Only the truth will make us free (John 8:32). To be set free from the imprisonment of time we must stop living in fear and live by the word of God.

Jesus was very clear when he said, “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

Too often, we overlook the importance of spending the same amount of time pursuing the word of God as we spend in pursuit of other things in this world. Especially in this present time, we are to be watchful in all things to keep at the forefront of our daily lives the love of the word of God (Luke 4:4) and not the love of this world.

“The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof” (Psalm 50:1).

God's plan from the beginning of time was to only redeem his children from this earth at the end of time. For this purpose God, the Holy One, sent his only begotten Son to this earth for the sole purpose to save the children of God.

“He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 33:5).

Fear

There is no fear in love

There is no need for any of us to fear. “He that feareth is not made perfect in love. God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (1 John 4:17, (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear God because eternal life is his to give and to take away. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him” (Psalm 103:11, 13). “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:18-20).

Let us live in the fear of God and not in fear in this world.

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not” (1 John 5:1, 18).

Let all those who have not yet done so, accept Jesus into their life today. Let the Spirit of Jesus dwell in us to be sealed with the Spirit of God, and we will overcome this world because “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Every day, “fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life” (1 Timothy 6:12). We are to fear God, praise God, and give reverence to God because only God can give us eternal life.

Since the beginning of time, except Enoch, who by faith did not see death because God had translated him (Hebrews 11:5), without Jesus Christ, no human who is already dead or alive can obtain the hidden treasure required to attain eternal life.

Love

is of god

Throughout time, the words ‘I believe in God’ have become so commonplace that many among us are unaware of the fact that believing in God doesn't necessary equate to loving God and observing his commandments.

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist” (1 John 4:1-3).

To express that ‘I believe in God’ and not believe the word of God about his only begotten Son Jesus, is equivalent to not loving God and disobeying his commandments.

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

To love God is to believe the word of God.
Jesus, the Son of God, spoke to his disciples and said, “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10).

“He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand” (John 3:33–35).


Jesus was sent by his Father to this earth to be a witness and to bear record of the truth, the word of life.

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

Faith

in the word of god
When God sent Jesus to this earth, he came to let us know about the word of life. To this day as in previous generations many hold beliefs that there is no such thing as eternal life. Eternal life is as real as Jesus is alive today and sits on the right hand of God.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the Son of man, that he should repent” (Numbers 23:19).

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22).

God is from everlasting to everlasting.

“The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 3:19-20, 25).

To believe the word of God is to love God; to love God is to have faith in the salvation of God; and having such faith is to know that God does have a reward with his Son, Jesus.

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).

Jesus is coming one day with rewards of life.

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”(1 John 4:12).

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree” (Psalm 92:12).

The Lord loves the righteous (Psalm 146:8); and they will obtain the redemption of life.

Life

is to be with god and jesus
Life is in new heavens and a new earth.
At the beginning of time, God give light of life to the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. However, Adam and Eve did not believe the word of God; they did not believe the truth; they believed instead a lie, and as a consequence all humans were condemned to death.

God gave life, but then came death.

When Jesus came to this earth, he came as the Word of God (John 1:1) to bear witness of the truth. Who among us will continue to doubt the truth?

What is truth?

The truth is life (Romans 5:15–18).

What is life?

Life is hidden in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:21).

God sent his only begotten Son to this earth “to make all people see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ephesians 3:9–11).

Let us choose life because “the way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath” (Proverbs 15:24).

Jesus Christ is the only one who can “Save our Life” on the Last Day.

At the end of time only the righteous will stand before the throne of God clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands (Revelation 7:9).