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Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”
In the Bible we can read four gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Four different perspectives from four different people. Matthew describes Jesus as the King of the Jews; a Royal King, whereas Mark describes Jesus as a Suffering Servant…two extremes. Luke describes Jesus as the Son of Man, a Human Being, whereas John describes him as a Divine Being…two more extremes!
Jesus fulfilled each one of their perspectives no matter how different they were. Jesus the King of Kings came to serve us, not to be served. Jesus was both fully God and fully human. On each of those scales Jesus was at either extreme, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
As Christians we can have such widely differing opinions and perspectives and we need to learn that it’s okay, as long as it conforms to the truth of Christ. Christ defines the boundaries of truth to all of our differing opinions and perspectives.
John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”
John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth”
We all worship in spirit and in truth. We all live our lives (worship) directed by the convictions of our hearts (Spirit) and our knowledge of scripture (Truth). The problem comes when our hearts pull us in different directions to others, as God inspires passion in us. There is rarely always just one correct course of action/perspective for a given situation, because it depends upon context and our uniqueness in Christ.
What we know though is that our spirits will guide us into all Truth. Our spirits are unique to us, they are our spirits, made of the substance of the Holy Spirit. God will inspire different passions in different people, but always conforming to his truth. Therefore we should not judge or criticise those that are so different from us, as long as it conforms to the truth. What you feel in your spirit is the truth, but not the whole truth! Do not define that the truth of a matter is how you feel about it, but how God wants you to feel about it.
The Bible is a big book and Jesus said many things that were very different. There is scope to create extremes and perspectives to any and every situation, but if there is truth in both, both must be accepted. Accept the Truth. Follow your Spirit.
Truth is your nationality. Your Spirit is your accent.
Truth is the picture in the colouring book. Your Spirit is which colour you choose.