Truth vs. Error
John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The story is told of a lady who was a medical doctor. God told her that He wanted her to do ministry full time. God also told her that if she chooses the medical field, He would bless it, make her prosper in it, and there will be no limit to it. However, the ministry was what God wanted her to do. She said that most people think they can only obey God when God puts them in a corner and frustrates all their effort. But if you know God, you would know that God wants to bless everything and then tell you to choose Him. The lady said she choose ministry and the rest is history. She could not say that God would not bless her if she remained a medical doctor. So, when you are all that God has called you to be, it is not a threat to God. Failure does not glorify God at all. Everybody that Jesus called was gainfully engaged.
John 21:5-6 “He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.” At this time, even though they were doing what Jesus will prefer them not to be doing, He still blessed it. Amazing! John 21:7-8 “Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore.” Finally, Jesus is recognized but not by His familiar face.
If you read closely, John recognized it was Jesus because this was exactly what Jesus did when He first called them. John says, ‘He told us to throw our nets on the right side, He called us children, and we have caught fish in abundance. It is the Lord!’ John did not see Jesus’ face because they were too far off. It is interesting to note that no one immediately recognizes Jesus after His resurrection. Mary looked at Jesus and thought He was a gardener. As intimate as she was with Jesus, she did not immediately recognize Jesus. The disciples did not immediately recognize Jesus. Thomas did not immediately recognize Jesus. The disciples on the road to Emmaus [Luke 24:13-34, please read] did not immediately recognize Jesus until He broke bread, and their eyes were opened. What does that tell you about the resurrected body?
The resurrected body is so glorious that you would not recognize the person except the person is revealed to you. Awesome! So, all these people that claim they saw their dead grandmother and she told them where she kept her valuables. It is not your grandmother; it is a familiar spirit. Even if you see your grandmother when you get to heaven, you may not recognize her if they do not open your eyes. These people lived with Jesus for three and a half years but when He showed up none of them recognized Him facially, it is interesting to note that.
Prayer: Father, reveal The Truth to me so that I will be truly free, in Jesus Name. Amen!