When Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, at the time of His Sentencing, Pilate asked, “What is Truth? How do you know Truth?” Jesus replied by saying, “Truth is not seen or heard;but Truth is felt.”
As human beings we constantly seek proof for truth to things. However, if God says He is not of the ways of this world; how can we apply earthly proof to His Truth? I think this is where Mankind “misses the boat”, when they claim Enlightenment. For those who are Divinely Enlightened by a God who is not of the ways of this world; they live by a means to which is not of the ways of this world; grounded in Unconditional Love,Nonviolence, and Forgiveness.
When you have found such Enlightenment, you will see why the God that enlightened you sees no value in the physical things of this world. Think about it, He loved His Creations so much, as to give each thing He created, a soul….a beauty that is beyond our own human understanding….things that can not have a finite price. The very fact that Jesus Christ, as His Son, had to die for our sake, in order to have the choice of choosing a Path to Him to Heaven OR to follow the Path to Darkness, demonstrates the Priceless Nature of the Sacrifice that God knew He had to make, for His priceless creations. Anything else of this world, has a finite price: clothes, houses, cars, fame, accomplishments, etc.
Coming back to the Title of this entry, “Feel the Truth”; as children, as I tell many people that I talk to when we sit down and talk about spirituality and faith, we are limited in life experiences. However, God gives children an innate defense mechanism: their “gut feeling”. What do I mean by this? Well, think about it, as adults, our reasoning, and even our way of thinking is heavily based on our life experiences. For children, their reasoning is limited for the reason of their lack of life experiences, for the most part (there are always exceptions). But a child knows what is right and wrong; in fact they take the task of making sure everyone is “telling the truth”, very seriously. Have you ever seen how a child reacts once they catch their parent or other adults saying a little fib or lie? They take great offense to such an act. Or what about how even a young baby reacts when they go to a stranger’s arms? They protest with crying at the top of their lungs. All these children know is that it feels wrong for such things, and protest to each act very seriously. I think this is what Jesus had meant in “having faith like a child”. They do not ever question what is told to them as truth; unless it does not feel right within themselves. Even in times of being harmed, and they are told be keep silent about it, they know that it doesn’t “feel right” within themselves.
Our human senses can get manipulated, since it depends on the proof of this world to function. The 5 senses of the body are: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Could you tell me, which one of these can not be manipulated? I can assure you, not only from my own personal life experiences; but also as well as with my education background, that it is not possible. And because of this, interpretations can vary; from things like favorite scents, and favorite foods, to what is pleasing and what is not pleasing to the eye. When it comes to feeling with the inner depths of a soul grounded in faith and spirituality in the Holy Spirit (that is not of this world), it can not be manipulated by anymeans. The things of this world can not touch to manipulate what God (who is not of the ways of this world) has put within you. This is why it is so important to develop a personal realationship with God. Evil will try to deceive you in everyway; only God (like when we were children) can help us to distinguish between HIS TRUTH and SATAN’S DECEPTION. And as the end of times close in, it will only be our faith in God that can help us to discern between the two.
To the people bound to the world and its ways, they seem to overlook the fact that God’s Perfection can not be explained by our imperfect human logic. What we fail to realize is that it takes unbelieveable strength, beyond our own human understanding, to give into the Will of God. It means to give up all that makes sense to the earthly ways; and even to those who are bound to the Darkness that Satan has casted upon this earth,it will appear that by doing so we are making sacrifices and enduring suffering. But the reality is, to those giving in to the Will of God, they do not look at it as “suffering” or “sacrifice”. They look at it as, “This is what God has called for them to do; and that it is the right thing to do.” Their integrity is what is most important to them; because Jesus showed us that this is what God expects from us, through His Life Example.
“Feel Truth”, is what Jesus has said. Because Evil will try any trick in the book to deceive you with the earthly means. And the only way to “feel Truth” is by growing strong in your faith and spirituality in a God whose ways and even rewards for your faithfulness to Him; are above and beyond the ways of this world…and measured only in the spiritual sense. Not the earthly sense.