Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series
where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years,
the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them
with you. This morning we seek to understand the relationship of truth.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Relationship of Truth
"Pilate therefore said unto him, 'Art thou a king then'? Jesus answered, 'thou sayest that I am
a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear
witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.'" John, Chapter 18,
Brothers and sisters, today, we will examine the relationship of truth. We shall see how the soul after
it comes into existence begins its journey from the self to the divine self. In the march from the
consciousness of self to the consciousness of divinity, the soul travels the pathway of truth and faith.
It is driven by an insatiable thirst for truth and righteousness. These stimuli are sufficient to mobilize
the slumbering potentials concealed within the soul.
Having come into existence under the collaboration of the divine spirit and the moral mind of the
mortal, the soul inherits the potential for immortality from its Father, the divine spirit, and its
incompleteness from its mother, the moral mind of the human. From the moment of its inception this
soul possesses the potential for divinity attainment, for perfection. The tools that it uses to stimulate
its growth are prayer, worship, and faith. Under these transforming tools the soul steadily moves
away from its origin in the material mind toward the unity of the divine spirit.
As this soul continues to develop, it becomes possessed with the desire for a true relationship. The
mind may have a desire for insincerity, procrastination and equivocation, but the soul that responds
to its internal stimuli of thirst for truth and hunger for righteousness wants to stand in the presence
of its maker free from all defects. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." It therefore
wastes no time on actions (evil and sin) that take it away from its supreme goal.
The soul prays to the heavenly Father, seeking guidance and direction in choosing divine values over
material ones. It seeks courage and tenacity as it swims against the currents of material and
animalistic tendencies. It knows that it is weak and powerless and therefore learns very early in its
journey to depend upon the Father. It readily accepts its status as a little child and recognizes this is
the best way to acquire the knowledge that will propel it into the adult mode that makes divinity
possible. And this attitude of a little child engenders trust and equips the child to use faith as its main
tool. This faith begins to instruct the soul right away, causing fruits of the spirit to be borne. This
faith is the eye of the soul and allows the soul to grasp the Father's magnificent character during its
episodes of worship. This worship of the Father's character provides the template for the soul's
character growth, and this growth is always the way of love and mercy, the way of truth.
The prayer life of such a one quickly moves from the stage of willing to believe to actually believing
whole-heartedly in the Father's precious promise that the soul can become one with him through the
Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Jesus. As time passes, the soul becomes more adept and more accurate
in receiving truth from the heavenly Father. It is able to grasp more and more of the meanings of
truth and is able to incorporate more of the divine values within its rapidly approaching divine status.
Under the tutelage of faith, the prayer life becomes a classroom where the soul learns how to do the
Father's will, that is, learn the values and meanings that constitute the Father's will. It has caught a
glimpse of these values and meanings during the worship process, but prayer actually teaches the
soul how to make them apart of itself.
This longing for divinity, this desire for divine oneness, this insatiable urge of the soul to end the
loneliness and separation from the heavenly Father literally pulls the soul along the path of truth. Its
constant bombardment and assault against the walls of spiritual potential eventually gives way as the
faith of such a soul grasps the divinity of the Father through his son, Jesus, and-becomes a true
worshiper. At first there is this fleeting grasp upon it, but on the continuing effort to grasp it, the
thirst for truth, and the hunger for righteousness, it soon acquires a faith foothold upon divinity. It
has dedicated its will to doing the will of its heavenly Father. It has acquired an eternal view of the
purpose of that will.
It has joined in partnership with the Father to manifest his character in its moral and spiritual affairs.
The light of the Father's character shines brightly through the soul as its decisions reflect the value
system of the heavenly Father. With the passing of time, this soul continues to work its way into the
fabric of the divine spirit and vice versa, and this integration is so perfect and flawless that none can
tell where the soul begins and the Father's spirit ends. They have truly become one.
The soul has traversed this path of truth using its faith and guidance of the son, the Spirit of Truth,
who has guided him through every crossroad, always crying, "this is the way," the way of love and
mercy. After choosing the Father's way so many times, time ceases to have meaning for the choosing
soul. Since no amount of passing of time will change the soul's attitude toward choosing the Father's
will, time has ceased to have meaning in the respect of choosing the Father's Will. The soul has
become eternal, has become like the Father in all divinity aspects. It has become a true reflector of
the Father's character, has become perfect. Another relationship of truth has been consummated.
This concludes today's message on understanding the relationship of truth. We hope you find
something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this
is Dr. James Perry.