How Will You Discern The Truth From the Lies?
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” -John 8:31-32 (ESV)
Spreading across our cultures and societies is a thickening fog of deception, lies, untruths, and the twisting of truth. Evil is being proclaimed as good and good as evil, darkness as light and light as darkness – Isa 5:20. This deceptive fog is engulfing everyone from our leaders on down. Good moral values are being shredded into unidentifiable chards of refuse and Biblical standards clearly vaporized by political correctness. Friends, [Biblical] truth is being compromised, twisted, bent, and deformed to fit into the horrible contemporary framework of our ever-increasing Godless culture. Truth is vanishing and lies are proliferating. You see Satan as the father of lies has had thousands of years to perfect his art. Very seldom does he use a frontal attack but is highly accurate on flanking and rear incursions. For he knows men’s hearts; he knows their soft spots left unprotected and vulnerable. He fires blitzes of wicked, fiery, deceptive darts right at the weakest part of our Biblically unfortified souls, the parts left defenseless from the truth and easy prey for his wily devices and schemes.
So what do we do? How do we guard our hearts and minds against this assault of Biblical truth?
First we must know what our Bible says about these things. That means we need to dig in and study it. America is abundantly rich in Bible resources, other nations maybe not so much. So there will be no excuses for American Christians to fail to read God’s Holy Writ. None, notta, zip! Jesus said that we need to abide or continue in His word. And so by doing we will know His truth and these truths will set us free from the evil lies spreading like wildfire today. But wait … there’s another truth found here – in verse 43 He “slaps” the Jews hard when they argued with Him about sin and its enslavement, saying they could not bear to hear His word. Folks, that means they didn’t hear the truth because they knew not His word and therefore they didn’t know Him.
God is extremely clear, there is no mudding of the waters of truth when He speaks. He wants us to know Him without exception. There is to be no compromise, no putting Him on the back burner of our lives, no putting anyone individual/s or things ahead of Almighty God being daily on the throne of our lives. Jeremiah, a valiant prophet thousands of years ago by penning this truth from God Himself:
“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24- But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord..” -Jer 9:23-24 (KJV)
We must abide in God. We must know Him. We must read His word as the utmost priority in our lives. We must know the rock solid truth of His word. For only then can we separate from the web of lies and deceit rapidly spreading over this world. The darkness is getting darker and men are loving it – John 3:19. Now is the time to shred the cares of this world and take up the word of God like never before. I venture to say that if your beliefs in God are casual, if your faith is reckless and wishy-washy, believing what the world serves up more so than God’s word, you are being deceived and a target from the Devil’s fiery darts. You must get into His word and read it for understanding.
“To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the Lord has become for them a rebuke; They take no delight in it..” -Jer 6:10 (NASB)
Take the authority and power we have as real born-again Christians, put on the full armor of God, with your feet shod (prepared) with the fullness of the Gospel and push back on the schemes of wickedness. On untruths. On lies. On wickedness. However, theres’ a catch… In order to do these things you must be grounded and founded in God. You must seek His face and know Him.
You must spend quality time in His word.
There are no alternatives, and no excuses for a professing Christian. Listen to what John says about those who don’t abide in Christ’s teaching:
“Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.” -2 John 1:9 (NASB)
Friends, the time is now to get things right with God. Don’t “play” Him like you perhaps play your neighbors or friends. Don’t think you know better or are wiser (in your own eyes). Don’t think that you are exempt because you attend church regularly, yet seldom read and mediate on His word. Don’t think you know Him yet make tons of excuses of not praying or reading your Bible. The times are growing more and more evil, truth is being extinguished and these things will not get better as prophesied in God’s word. Don’t be fooled by the clueless pastors saying things are OK or those that conveniently refrain from teaching about what is coming. Read your Bible and know God, seek His face daily, read His word daily, pray without ceasing. Seek after His wisdom, understanding and knowledge like you are seeking for gold – Prov 2:4.
Now is the time, don’t put it off. Know the truth and be set free. Abide in Him and continue in His word. In this you will have prepared your heart, mind and soul to discern the truth from the lies. Be prepared and be ye ready. Amen.
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
GIVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALL THE GLORY FOR HE IS KING and HE IS LORD!