Last updated on October 16, 2021
What is the truth?
John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
As Christians, we always point to this verse as our basis to point to Jesus Christ as the answer for what the truth is. But not everybody will just accept Jesus Christ as “the Truth” just because he said so.
Now, the real question becomes, “Why is Jesus Christ the truth?”
Here is a simple way to explain this. You see, in Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Therefore, when God said “let there be light”, this is the “word” that he sent out in the beginning.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
We also understand that the word of God is the “truth”.
Jesus Christ said, in John 17:17, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth“.
And Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path”. Therefore, the Word is light.
By these verses, we can conclude that truth is light.
Jesus Christ said in John 12:46, “I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in Me should remain in darkness.”
The Son Of God, The Word
Now, everything else was made for the light and through the light and by the light, both in heaven (invisible spiritual realm) and on earth (physical realm). This light is the word of God and the Son Of God.
John1:3 “Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. 4In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Similarly, Apostle Paul explained in the following verses.
Colossians 1:15 “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
John 1:9 “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
The Word In The Flesh – Jesus Christ
Then the word became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Son Of God, the Messiah, the king, and the light. He is the word of God personified.
John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
And apostle Paul explained in 2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
This is why Jesus Christ is the Truth because he is the manifestation of God’s Word. God said, “let there be light”, and then there came Jesus Christ, The Light.
In John 8:12 Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Witness To The Truth
Now, John The Baptist also came as a witness to the truth but he wasn’t the true light.
John 1:6 There came a man who was sent from God. His name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe. 8He himself was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
And Jesus Christ in John 5:33 said, “Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.“
Moreover, in John 5:35 Jesus said about John, “He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.”
He added in John 5:36, “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish–the very works that I am doing–testify that the Father has sent me.
The preceding verses strongly suggest that the light, Jesus Christ, the Son Of God is the truth.
John The Baptist confirmed in John 1:34 “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
The Spirit Is The Truth
There is another aspect of the truth that a lot of people do not seem to understand. That is, the Spirit is the truth.
1 John 5:6 tells us “.. And it is the Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is the truth.”
Now we also understand that the truth is the word of God. This is the “word” that came out of God from the beginning when he said “Let there be light” and everything that supports it that is written in the Holy Scriptures is what constitutes the Word Of God. This Word is The Spirit. Light is the Spirit. Jesus Christ is The Word that manifested in the flesh. He is the Light. Truth is Light.
Jesus Christ himself said in John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”
Additionally, Apostle Paul also explained in 1 Corinthians 2:13 “This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.”‘
The Unseen Things
As believers of God, we need to pay attention to spiritual things. These are the things that enter our minds.
Therefore, always be mindful that our very own thoughts are spirit-inspired.
Now, a person’s mind can either be filled with darkness or be filled with light. Consequently, if a person’s mind is not filled by the spirit of the Lord, then it is in danger of being filled by demonic spirits.
Apostle John warned us in 1 John 4:1 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
and Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
Ultimately, our thinking will determine our actions.
The Prophetic Word – Walking In The Light And Truth
As believers, we are told to let our light shine. And that we should walk in the light of truth. The following verses confirm this.
Apostle Peter told us in 2 Peter 1:19 “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;”.
Apostle John in 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
Again in 3 John 1:3 For “I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.”
Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:6 “Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth.”
The Kingdom Of Light—Mount Zion
The kingdom of God has everything to do with light and truth that is in Jesus Christ—the Son of God.
King David in Psalm 43:3, “Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.”
Jesus Christ said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Apostle Paul said in Colossians 1:12-13 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,”.
As believers, we need to continually seek the truth and pay attention to what God is telling us through his Spirit.
In fact, there are people who have been blinded by the “god of this age”. They have believed in the doctrines of men instead of the doctrines taught by the Spirit. Consequently, they have failed to see the light.
Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
And Apostle John in John 3:19 “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
Apostle Paul again said in 2 Corinthians 13:8 “For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.”
Jesus Christ is the truth because he is the light— the living Word of God.
I hope that this blog has helped enlighten you about the truth. May God bless you!