Month: May 2018

The Silent Truth

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In John 18, Messiah is standing before Pontius Pilate on trial for His life. Pilate asks Him, “What is truth?” It’s a question man has been asking from the beginning. What was the Lord’s response? As far as the Scriptures are concerned, He never said anything. Why didn’t He answer Pilate? He did, but not with words. Messiah is the truth. If He said something at that point, He would be speaking about the truth. But about the truth isn’t the same as truth itself. What is the truth? Not merely the words of Messiah, but Messiah Himself, standing right there, before Pilate’s eyes without words. Learn this profound truth. You need to tell your loved ones and the world the truth. But more than telling them about the truth, you need to show them the truth. Don’t just talk about God’s love, show them God’s love. Because people can argue with the words of Messiah, but it’s very hard to argue with His presence standing there right before their eyes.

Today’s Mission – Don’t just talk about God’s love today, show it.

by Jonathan Cahn

Form and Substance

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Mark 8:34

Another substitute for discipleship is . Our Lord referred to this when He reproached the Pharisees for their habit of tithing mint and anise and cumin while at the same time omitting the weightier matters of the Law such as justice, mercy and faith. Literalism manifests itself among us in many ways, but it can always be identified in that it lives by the letter of the Word while ignoring its spirit. It habitually fails to apprehend the inward meaning of Christs words, and contents itself with external compliance with the text. If Christ commands baptism, for instance, it finds fulfillment in the act of water baptism, but the radical meaning of the act as explained in Romans 6 is completely overlooked. It reads the Scriptures regularly, contributes consistently to religious work, attends church every Sunday and otherwise carries on the common duties of a Christian and for this it is to be commended. Its tragic breakdown is its failure to comprehend the Lordship of Christ, the believers discipleship, separation from the world and the crucifixion of the natural man.

Literalism attempts to build a holy temple upon the sandy foundation of the religious self. It will suffer, sacrifice and labor, but it will not die. It is Adam at his pious best, but it has never denied self to take up the cross and follow Christ.

by A.W. Tozer