It is not enough to have the truth in you it is important to walk out the truth. It is important to manifest the truth. Jesus loves to hear that you walk in the truth. However, it is impossible to live in the truth without the truth living inside of you.
David said, 'I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin'.
Step one to manifesting the truth is to take in the truth. It is impossible to live life without having Life, similarly, it is impossible to live out truth without having the truth.
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. II Corinthians 4:1-2
In order to manifest truth we first need to renounce the hidden dishonesty. We have to renounce the shameful hidden things we have in our lives, we cannot walk in craftiness, we cannot handle the word of God with deceit. If I approach the word of God with a heart of deceit the truth will not get in to my heart.
The Bible says heart is deceitful about all things. Jeremiah 17:9 The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
The ingestion of truth is hindered by a deceitful heart. But God has given you a new heart, do not use your old heart when you learn the word, when you handle the word, use the new heart God gave you. In order to manifest truth renounce hidden shameful things get away from all kinds of craftiness don’t handle the word of God deceitfully, and begin to meditate upon the Truth with the new heart that loves God, with a heart that Seeks God, with a heart that is hungry for God. Your new heart pumps the blood of Jesus Christ, but your old heart pumps Adam’s blood. Use your new heart.
The prosperity of your soul depends on manifesting the truth. Your prosperity of your spirit, soul, and body depends on truth manifestation.
2 Corinthians 4:4, 6
For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
I want you to understand three important truths from the above scripture.
1. The light of the Gospel is the Glory of Jesus Christ: When we preach the gospel the glory of Christ shines upon the souls of men. When men behold the glory of Jesus Christ, they are miraculously saved. However, the enemy has blinded the minds of many humans so they cannot receive or to see the light of the gospel, which is the glory of Christ. If humans don't receive or see the glory of Christ their souls cannot be saved. This is why Jesus said when the son of man is lifted high He will draw all men unto Him and whoever looks upon Him shall be saved.
2. The Face of Jesus is the knowledge of the glory of God: This is why when Phillip asked just show us the Father and that will be enough, and Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the Father. If your mind has seen and received the Glory of Christ through the light of the Gospel, your heart will receive the Glory of God as you look at the face of Jesus Christ.
Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
3. Jesus is the image and likeness of God Himself: Now, who else was made in the image and in the likeness of God?
God said, Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27
Before the fall of man, Adam was created with the capacity and the ability to live like Christ. For God made man in his own image and likeness, just as Jesus Christ is the image an likeness of God. God wanted man to be like him on the earth. Adam's face would have reflected the glory of God. But since man sinned, He lost the glory of God, and his was covered with shame. Wages of sin was assigned to him, which is death.
Jesus came with the original glory of the image of likeness of God to restore man back to his original glory. The glory which man lost. Glory with which Jesus came manifested grace and truth. Grace for man's restoration, and truth to usher in righteous.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
In order to restore man He had to deal with sin and death, and usher in life and righteousness.
For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. I Corinthians 15:21-26
Man was not destined to death, decay, disease, poverty, shame; but man was created to be like God to be prosperous, abundant, have dominion, to rule, and reign.
God died in man's stead to give him life.
God became poor in man's stead to make him rich and prosperous.
God became sin in man's stead to make him righteous.
God took man's pain and sickness, to make him whole.
I declare that you will prosper in all things as your soul prospers and will manifest truth, in Jesus' Name!