For I (Apostle John) rejoiced greatly, when the Brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you. I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. (3 Jn. 1:4)
This morning I was instructed in the Spirit to post the following vision experienced a few days ago. A pair of well used and knee-high leather boots were shown. Both boots were separately fastened around the heel and ankle with a belt and gold buckle.
Based on scriptures, a belt and buckle symbolically point to truth. Meaningfully, it was the first item Apostle Paul noted when describing GOD’S spiritual armor. A belt symbolizing truth (worn around the waist) was needed to effectively battle powers and principalities in high places. (Eph. 6:14)
But to remain within the context of this vision, these belts were fastened around two separate boots. In this case, they symbolized Believers whose feet – or walk – are covered and buckled with truth. And because there are two boots, it follows that one boot represents the Word and the other represents the Holy Spirit of Truth. These two paired together are a match inspired from and made in heaven. (2 Pet. 1:21)
Believers are called to walk in truth for the purposes of keeping the plan of sanctification intact and to keep their walk secured in the Lord. Until we breathe our last breath on this planet and the Lord establishes His throne on a new earth, there will be attacks, challenges, tests and trials. But those who walk in truth will more effectively walk around and even above these minefields. Said in an oversimplified manner, those who walk in the Spirit will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. (Gal. 5:16)
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. (Jn. 17:17)
He who loves Me not keeps not My sayings (words) and the Word which you Hear is not Mine but the Father’s which sent Me. These things have I spoken unto you being yet present with you. But the Comforter which is the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to our remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (Jn. 14:24-26)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me (Jesus) for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (Jn 16:13-15 Cf. Jn. 14:24-26)
Teach me (through the Word and the Holy Spirit’s guidance and teachings) your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God with all my heart: and I will glorify Your Name forever more. For great is Your Mercy toward me and You have delivered my souls from the lowest Hell….but you O LORD are a God full of compassion and gracious, long suffering and plenteous in Mercy and Truth. (Ps. 86:11-13)
This morning I received a daily devotional quote on my cell phone. And by no small coincidence it reads:
And as many as walk according to this rule (the plan of complete salvation through Christ Jesus’ sacrifice) peace be on them and mercy, and upon the Israel (includes in-grafted Gentiles) of God. (Gal. 6:16)
(I just now realized that the boots and belts were made of the same color and material as my leather-bound kjv bibles. It stands out that the Cross of Christ is the gold centerpiece, gold buckle and truth that holds the whole story of salvation and sanctification intact. No small coincidences, for sure! The Holy Spirit confirms GOD’S Word in wondrous, mysterious and uplifting ways!)
Keep the Faith. The grace, mercy and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ – who is the way, the truth and the life – be with you in Word and in Spirit.