Hello and welcome to Faith is Hope,
Truth, what is truth? Well, Webster defines it as;
The body of real things, events, and facts: something that is actual, factual.
But biblical truth is defined as the knowledge of the law of God and its application, and this is what keeps us whole. When we’re apart from it (God’s law) there’s only confusion, and destruction, because sin creates confusion, and causes death and destruction. Destruction is the natural consequence of when people depart from God and his law and follow the law of the world living in sin. Look, when we turn from God we turn from the truth. And when we deny the truth, we deny God. How can God be with us if the truth isn’t in us? Check out (Hosea 4: 1-10). I don’t want to take away your hope, by talking about the evil, and sinful nature of the world. I want to give you hope through God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The hope we receive through faith in Christ.
But God isn’t going to force any of us to accept Jesus. God doesn’t force anyone to do anything, he gives us the ability to choose. Everything that we think, say or do it’s our choice. Just like we can accept that God is, we can accept his gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, or we can walk away. It’s our choice.
But satan doesn’t give you a choice, he holds you hostage and demands you bow down or die. He lies and deceives everyone, with every word out of his mouth, and we become slaves to those lies. Slaves to sin, and the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 So, if we bow down, if we accept the lies, and don’t stand up for the truth and fight for it, how can God give us his love and his presence in our lives? He can’t, and satan knows that. And that’s why satan works so hard to pull people away from God, away from the truth. That’s what satan wants, to destroy, to cause death and destruction throughout the world.
But, I’ll tell ya a little secret. If you turn from God, if you walk away from him, you can also turn around and walk back to him. I know, I did it. And you know what I found. God. He was right there waiting with open arms the whole time. I gave up on God, but he never gave up on me, and I know that God hasn’t given up on any of us. If God had given up on the world would he have spared Noah and his family? Do you think God would have given his son Jesus Christ to be sacrificed for the sins of the world? But satan doesn’t want us to know God, or receive his Gift of salvation. Look, we all fall short of the glory of God. But God still wants to give us his greatest gift. His love. See, forgiveness comes from love. And it’s because of God’s love that he gave the world his son. So that we could receive salvation through forgiveness. God wants us to feel his love, and his forgiveness, not guilt or shame that pulls us away from him. It’s knowing that forgiveness brings us back into the arms of the Lord.
Look, I don’t care about politics or political parties. I don’t care about being woke. They, like the world, have their own agendas, and it seems to me it’s the same as satan’s, to deny the truth. And I gotta tell ya, from where I sit, truth’s in real short supply nowadays. Oh sure there are lots of opinions, but opinions aren’t facts or truth. There’s only one truth, God’s truth. And that’s the truth. You may not like the truth, but you don’t get to decide what’s true. God has declared what’s true and what’s false, what’s real and what isn’t. Ask yourself, has a lie ever helped anyone, I mean, really helped them? No, so why do we just accept the lies, the death, and the destruction they create? Fear? Are we afraid of what others might say or do? Afraid we might get canceled or something. People who don’t know the truth can’t speak the truth. They don’t understand it when they hear it. And they don’t recognize it, even when it is standing right in front of them. So they attack the truth because satan can’t allow the truth to exist. Give this a thought, what would it feel like if God canceled you?
God gave us his truth in his laws, his commandments, and his word. And satan uses lies and deceit, chaos, and confusion, as well as people, leaders, and governments to keep us away from the truth, and away from God. Satan has been trying to remove God and his truth from us, and to remove us from God. In order to destroy the world, and through sin, satan is doing just that.
So what should we do if the government leaves the laws of God? I can only speak for myself. I follow man’s laws as long as they don’t go against God’s laws. I can focus on saving my physical body and life here on earth. Or I can focus on saving my spiritual body and life everlasting with God in heaven. But I can’t focus on both.
So, if someone doesn’t speak or act truthfully, even if they claim to be Christian, are they? Isn’t a tree known for its fruits? Maybe they do know Jesus, but does Jesus know them? That’s the real question. Jesus said. Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? And then will I declare to them, I never knew you, depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. (Mat 7:21-23)
When the people we choose to represent us, inform us, educate us, tell us just some of the truth, or spin the truth, well then they’re telling us a whole lie. Maybe you’ve heard some people in the government or the media ask, “what side of history do you want to be on?” Well, I’ve got a question for them. What side of God do you want to be on? The day is coming when we’ll all have to make that choice.
Hey, I’m Dave – join me next time when I talk about “Gifts” until then, I’ll see you at the Rest Area.