Who ever you are and wherever you are; you know what truth is. You have enough collective experiences to know and recognize truth when you experience it. No one has to teach it to you.
The knowing is already in you.
Truth is not a mystery known only through religion, some form or media, academia or some external source that has to be taught to you.
If water gets on you, you are wet. If you jump up, you will come down. You know this to be true because you’ve experienced it for yourself. If you touch fire, your skin will sense it. When the wind blows you feel it. If the wind blows fiercely you can hear it.
Truth is meant to be known, recognized and to be experienced. “How you handle the knowledge you gain is altogether a different story”.
No one can teach you truth. Truth must be felt and experienced.
There are many faiths and beliefs, some ancient and some new. All are meant to point to that one central fact. TO POINT TO TRUTH.
Truth is invisible, eternal, infinite and cannot be know through thinking, reasoning or debate. It must be experienced.
Jesus Christ describes truth as an invisible thing (words) that reveal itself through a series of progressive (NOW) experiences (that you continue to experience, or to live in presently) and manifests (enlightens or reveals) itself in you as liberation (make you free).
Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
You don’t need someone to teach you what is true or false. It is in you and will liberates you if you let it.
The ego, the natural mind, the flesh, the devil or whatever you choose as a label, will try to make truth a thing to be reasoned. His goal is to trap you in the past or make you think about the future.
The egoic mind will use time, past or future, based thinking as a way of creating experiences and describing truth. The egoic mind cannot know the infinite, or the invisible. Nor can it guide you into truth, because it cannot know truth. Only you can know truth. Only you can experience truth right NOW. Not in the past or the future. But NOW.
Unforgiveness, worry, stress, hatred, malice and many other behaviors of the egoic mind comes from time based thinking (past or future).
TRUTH is now. FAITH is now (I will talk about that in a different article).
I said that truth is invisible. Words are invisible. Jesus Christ is invisible, eternal and is in the present (NOW) not in the past or future. You cannot walk with him by living in the past. He is NOW.
You cannot abide in him, if you are living in the future, because He is NOW.
You cannot live in the future or in the past. THEY ARE NOT NOW, THEY ARE NOT TRUTH.
You can only live NOW! You can only experience NOW.
NOW (time) is how God makes a way to escape temptation.
The ego, the flesh wants you to live in the past or future. That’s where it gets it power. If you live in the present (NOW) then his power over you ceases.
When you lust, it comes from thoughts of the past. When you worry, they come from thoughts of the future.
When you despise someone, that behavior response comes from the past. When you cannot forgive, those thoughts come from the past.
If you stop thinking for one moment. Close your eyes and sit quietly to listen to the sounds around you. You are living in the NOW.
If you want to go deeper, then try to listen to the NOTHING between the sounds. Listen for the quiet or the silence.
For example. As a bird chirps. Listen for the sound between the chirps or the wind blowing. That’s quiet is the invisible, the infinite, the God presence.
There are no problems, no temptations, no sickness, no… Here right NOW.