In these “End Times” we are to be sanctified by Truth.
What is “Truth”? His Truth is His Word.
(See Psalm 119:160 & John 17:17)
It is a requirement of God that we are to choose to be set apart from the world by His Truth which is His set apart Holy Words (See Deuteronomy 18:18-19, John 12:48, John 17:17-19; John 21, Joel 2:12-20; John 5:24; Proverbs 1:20-33, etc.).
The “Word” that the Lord speaks of is not only about reading (and teaching) the whole Bible. Surely we are to do that. But, He is speaking of the knowing the meanings of His messages in His Parables, Sayings and Words so we hear, understand and follow His “Voice” and His “Way”. Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice.” (John 10:27) and He was speaking of understanding the “symbolism” in His speech in the “Red Letter Text” in the 4 Books of the Gospel (Good News).
He wants us to know what He means when He speaks His Words like: Blood, Bread, Flesh, Food, Fruit, Gather, Milk, Mountain, Oil, Seed, Stand, Table, Truth, Vine, Voice, Walk, Wash, Way, Wine, etc. (These Words are woven throughout the scriptures of the whole Bible. In John 21 the 153 great fish are symbolic of His 153 Holy Words.)
Here’s an example:
His Word: “Oil”
“Oil” is one of His Holy Words. Oil is symbolic of Knowledge of Truth. (Knowledge of His Words)
Read the Parable of the 10 Virgins
“Fill your lamp with Oil” – This is symbolic of filling up with Knowledge from God. This is symbolic of gaining the Knowledge of Truth. His “Truth” is His Word. See Psalm 119:160, John 17:17.
Jesus went to the Mount of Olives (The Mountain of Olives.)
What is in olives? Olive oil is in olives and the oil is symbolic of Knowledge of Truth. Going to the Mount of Olives is symbolic of going to God’s Firmament/Mountain to get knowledge from Him. All this “symbolism” is the Way the Lord speaks! Jesus’ speech in the red text in the Gospel books is loaded with this. The whole Bible is full of this if you have eyes to see and ears to hear. His sheep “Hear His Voice” (John 10:27).
Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane
Gethsemane means “olive press” or “oil press”. This is a garden of ancient olive trees which still stands there to this day. What do you get when you press an olive? Oil. (Oil is symbolic of Knowledge from God and the Knowledge of Truth) Oil = Knowledge and Jesus went there to pray and get Knowledge from God.
There are 153 of these special Holy Words in the Bible. Others are:
Symbolic of Jesus and His Holy Words. Jesus is the “Word of God” [Revelation 19:13]. Jesus shows us His “Way” in John 21. The miraculous catch of 153 Great Fish which is symbolic of His 153 Holy Words. We are to be “Fishers of Men” and tell the people the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ AND His Holy Words which we are to use to bring forth His Kingdom on Earth.
In Matthew 13:38 Jesus tells us the “Field” is the World. His Holy Words are the Hidden Treasure in the Field (World). See Matthew 13:38-44
Bread from Heaven – Instruction of His Words from God. See John 6
When you learn these 153 Holy Words you will receive much richer oil (Knowledge) out of the scriptures. It’s quite amazing actually.
The Lord wants us to “Hear His Voice” (His Holy Words) and get the flock sanctified by Truth. (See John 17:17-19, Deuteronomy 18:18-19 & John 12:48).
YouTube Video – Understanding God’s 153 Holy Words
Summary Overview – The Day of the Lord (“End Times”)
Includes information on what we are to do in these End Times to be sanctified by Truth and bring forth His Kingdom on Earth.