Share the Truth

Share the Truth

Whole Wheat has featured articles on the kingdom of God message that was preached some 2,000 years ago. Whole Wheat has explained how a person repents and lives the repentant life daily.  In Biblical terms, it is called the Way of righteousness, the Way of the Lord, the Way of God or simply the Way (Matt. 21:32; Acts 18:25-26; 19:9, 23; 22:4).  There are many inspiring articles featuring different facets of how God’s Will is done on this earth as it is being done in heaven. 

The Lord wishes, regardless of your religious beliefs, that you repent and return to Him by keeping His Ways and doing His Will upon this earth.  As a result of continually doing good as Jesus said you should, you will overcome your evil nature (Psalm 34:14; 37:3, 27; 1 Peter 3:10-11; Rom. 12:21; Luke 14:13; Rev. 2:26). 

This is the message that you have been reading, and listening to, on this Whole Wheat website.  It is the milk of God’s word and, for the most part, not the meat (1 Cor. 3:2). 

There is something that I am compelled to write to you at this time.  That is, you are to share this truth with others.  Jesus said in parable form in Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and He who does not gather with Me, scatters.”  In plain language, Jesus was saying, “He who does not live for Me—by living like Me—and does not gather more people for the kingdom of God—by spreading this truth to others—is against Me and is the same as one who scatters people away from the truth and the life of God.”  Jesus came to show us how to live this life.  Those who know how to do good for God by serving others and don’t do it, are the goats described in the parable of the sheep and goats (Matt. 25:33-46).

True followers of Jesus Christ are to live this Way and teach others to do so by their example and their words.  When they do this, they will be called great in the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:19).  Daniel 12:3 says, “Those who lead the many to righteousness [by the example of their lives and by their words] will shine like the stars in heaven” (Matt. 5:16; Titus 2:7; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:15–KJV). 

When Jesus told the Apostle Peter three times to feed His sheep or teach His lambs, He was telling him as a disciple.  Many do not realize we, as disciples, are all to do the same thing.  God’s truth spreads by word of mouth and God is calling you to be His spokesman and example (John 21:15-17). 

Psalm 51:13 says, “I will teach transgressors Thy Ways [God’s Will] and sinners shall be converted to Thee.”  “He that wins souls is wise” (Prov. 11:30).  “A true witness delivers souls” (Prov. 14:25).  In other words, a true disciple of Jesus Christ converts people to live God’s Way of righteousness.

If you do not tell others the truth from God’s word, you are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness and God’s wrath will be upon you or anyone else who withholds this precious message from others (Rom. 1:18).  God gave many over to depraved minds in the past because they exchanged this truth of God for a lie, and withheld the truth in unrighteousness from other people (Rom. 1:24-32).

Hebrews 3:7-8 says, “Today if you hear My voice [if you understand what the Lord would have you do], do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me, as in the day of trial in the wilderness!”  God told the ancient Israelites how to keep His Ways—by practicing righteousness and overcoming their evil ways by imitating Him.  They kept hearing of the Way they should live but they would not obey God (Jer. 7:22-28).  In other words, they did not know God’s Ways because they did not obey God and practice righteousness. 

We cannot know God’s Ways or know God’s Will unless we live the life first and thereby learn righteousness (John 7:17; Is. 1:16-20; Titus 3:8, 14; Prov. 8:32-36).  Eventually, everyone on this earth will learn righteousness (Is. 26:9).  But the wicked will not learn righteousness because they will not practice righteousness (Is. 26:10).  If it is with difficulty that those who practice righteousness daily to please the Lord are saved, what will become of the wicked, godless one who will not practice righteousness for God (1 Peter 4:18)? 

Now you know what is expected from everyone who knows the right thing to do in God’s sight.  God wants you to spread the word and teach it to others in thought, word and deed.  When one of Jesus’ disciples asked if he could first go bury his father, Jesus said, “Let the dead bury their dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:59-60).  The people who do not know this truth remain dead.  That is why Jesus put telling this message of the truth first.  It takes precedence over all worldly things.  Pray to God that He would send others your way—those He wants to call to hear and obey the truth. 

I hope none of you fulfill the prophecy mentioned in Ezekiel 33:31-33: “They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people, and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.  And behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not practice them. So when it comes to pass—as surely it will—then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.”  Remember, if you but do your best, the Lord will help you do the rest; and we’ll help you, too (1 Cor. 3:7)!