“Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily my disciples, And shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
I’ve been thinking about this verse for some time now. No it’s not what you think – I’m not going to exegete or unpack it to try to discover the real context or meaning. I’m going in another direction with this statement by Jesus.
Truly Jesus says “I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by me”. So if Jesus is the truth then one needs to ask is there truth that is NOT Jesus? I think the question answers itself. All truth IS God’s truth.
Since truth is from and in Christ then what or why would we ever be afraid of the truth? After all it will set you free! What about the fact that there are countless stories out there in our culture that are meant to obfuscate, deceive and hide the truth. If you uncover the deception then are you not seeking truth? Is that truth also the truth that Jesus is talking about when he claims to BE truth?
One uncovering that I have done in the recent past is the very brutal fact that our government has been lying about a plant. This plant is quite a unique plant. It has almost mind-boggling uses and versatility. It can be used for food, clothing, building material, and medicine. It can be used to make paper and bio-degradable bottles and plastics. It can be used to make sustainable fuel to burn in industry and automobiles. And not only are there countless uses for this plant but it is totally sustainable year after year. It can be cultivated almost anywhere on the planet with the possible exception of the polar regions and yet even then it is so adaptable that it can be grown indoors under artificial light. No it is NOT corn.
Why would I say that the government has obfuscated, deceived, and hidden the truth from the people about a plant? If you can not understand certain motivations of the powers that be which are using propaganda to control the people and exercise authority over them then you need to wake up and join the rest of us in the twenty-first century.
“The Emperor Wears No Clothes” by Jack Herer [http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/] is by far the most revealing book written about this plant that has so many uses and yet has been so vilified by those powers that be. It tells the story of a plant that has been so maligned, denigrated and demonized by the PTB that at a time in the not so distant past to be caught being in possession of that vegetable matter could devastate and bring a person to ruin. Yet, also, in the history of this nation we live in, the same plant was so esteemed and highly regarded for its usefulness that if one was a landowner one could be taxed for NOT growing it.
How all of this transpired I do not have the time or space to go into now. Suffice to say that “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” can and does detail the history of the story of this plant. I encourage everyone to read “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” and discover the truth about this plant and I guarantee you that you will be amazed, enthralled, educated and perhaps even frustrated with regard to just exactly what and why the PTB did to keep this plant from attaining its rightful place as one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind. Go ahead and read it. What do you have to be afraid of? You just might discover the truth and the truth will set you free.