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Who’s Telling the Truth?

The Bible says, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). This has been the problem since the beginning of time. When temptation and sin entered the world, thanks to Satan, mankind as a whole has not agreed with their God and have not generally agreed with one another. This division between man and his God was caused when the truth was questioned by the incitement of a lie, “Did God say” (see Genesis 3:1). It was not long thereafter that man was telling his own lies driving a deeper wedge between groups of people and the family unit. In time, these lies spawned completely different notions as to who God is, how we as a man came to be, the meaning of life, and our place in the universe. Although Jesus Christ came to set the captives free by giving them the truth about who we are and our original relationship with God, fallen humanity had already been questioning the validity of truth seen so clearly in Pilate’s response to Jesus, “What is Truth” (See John 18:38). I don’t think Pilate was mocking Jesus but simply stating an accepted norm that believed it was impossible to actually know the truth. Why was that so difficult then and now will be the topic of our study today, especially important with what’s currently going on in the world.

For many years in this country witnesses were sworn in by promising to, “tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” This has become a bedrock of our legal system trusting that witnesses would set the record straight making it possible to deliver the correct judgment. However, we have grown increasingly more like Ancient Rome where one can say, “Who’s telling the truth?” Or “What is truth.” So, what’s making this so difficult in our day? The simplistic answer, which we will give further details, is that some truths and hearsay have been uniquely woven into the lie to make it more palatable or acceptable. In essence, they have created the half-truth, which is nothing less than a bald-faced lie. This, of course, has been Satan’s design from the beginning, knowing full well that lies will divide the human race making it far easier to conquer. The Bible calls this corrupt communication. It’s way beyond just vulgarity and filthiness, which also divides, to corrupt communication filled with damaging lies and half-truths intended to divide and destroy their fellow man (See Ephesians 4:29). This is exactly what we see in today’s world, lies dressed up with half-truths and hearsay to destroy the other side.

The other downside to this corrupt communication is that it grieves the Holy Spirit of God, which is the same Spirit that dwells in the heart of every true believer in Christ (See Ephesians 4:30). This is a great barometer of the Church’s true condition before a Holy God. If the indwelling Spirit is grieved (or deeply saddened) in an individual, then it can cause tremendous consequences allowing the person to slip into an array of emotional and psychological problems. It can cloud their thinking by actually calling bad, good and calling good, bad. We have seen this just recently where churches were divided over the acceptance of homosexuality and the so-called rights of the abortionist. This saddened Spirit can also allow people to see prophecies and interpretations of Holy Scriptures that are completely wrong causing great divisions among God’s beloved children. These divisions are not helping our united witness to a dying world nor is it helping us to stand firm against an evil world. Half-truths and hearsays are bald-faced lies causing people to divide, by rising up to destroy one another, which is giving the devil his due. Furthermore, in our divisions, nothing is being accomplished. How sad!

This corrupt communication has also filled the airwaves, the news media, and social media intoxicating the public. I say “intoxicating” because it’s like a drug or alcohol causing most people to keep coming back for more and more of the same thing. It’s like they can’t get enough of the lies and counter lies bashing the other side. It fires the spirit of retaliation unwilling to even talk to the other side or to look deeper into what they believe. It also finds great comfort and self-worth in finding others in their little echo chamber that agrees with them. It even emboldens and magnifies their pride when they listen to the so-called experts on the national news sites seemingly agreeing with their position. And the divide grows wider and wider every day! “What is truth?” It’s becoming more indiscernible every day. Unfortunately, it’s being peddled by the News Media and Social Media because they want your business. They want your money! They can care less if they are speaking the truth or speaking a lie. Simply put they are giving you exactly what they think you want. It works that way on both advertisements and news reporting or things that you see on your social media newsfeeds. We must no longer allow them to spread their lies through us. We must repent of our corrupt communication thus allowing the indwelling Spirit to once again rejoice in our hearts and continue to grow us from one degree of glory to another.

So, who’s telling the truth? The only one telling the truth is the Spirit if we have ears to hear. So, how do we have ears to hear? We begin by removing all of our preconceptions. You take all those childhood beliefs from politics to eschatology, from so-called proven science to psychology, and everything in between and ask God to bring forth His truth through the indwelling Spirit. Believe me, this will be the most humbling experience; wiping your heart and mind clean and allowing God to teach you His truth. When we do, we will begin to see the lies of the devil dressed up in half-truths and hearsay. When we do, we will see His truth confirmed again and again in the tremendous joy of the Spirit that’s no longer grieved. When we do, we will see how the lies blinded us from so many beautiful truths in His Word, the Bible. Until fallen humanity returns to God and His truth, they will be quiet incapable of really seeing the truth. They will be like Pontius Pilate, who said, “What is truth?” Or what we would say today, “Who’s telling the truth?” Yes, it is a good thing to turn off your electronic devices, shut your mouth, and listen to the indwelling Spirit to help us to only see the truth and nothing but the truth. Amen

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Are You Fit for the Kingdom? (Video)

Jesus Christ stated that some people simply aren’t fit for the Kingdom. What? Yes, that’s correct! Until they change their way of thinking, they are not fit for the kingdom. This has proven to be a huge problem in today’s world. Many have come into the church without changing their way of thinking. They have come into the church and have expected, no demanded, that the church change its way of thinking to fit their interests and desires. After the video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Are You Fit for the Kingdom?

Jesus Christ stated that some people simply aren’t fit for the Kingdom. What? Yes, that’s correct! Until they change their way of thinking, they are not fit for the kingdom. This has proven to be a huge problem in today’s world. Many have come into the church without changing their way of thinking. They have come into the church and have expected, no demanded, that the church change its way of thinking to fit their interests and desires. They have memorized the Bible stories, some favorite verses of Scripture, learned many of their praise songs, and have learned well how to play church but have not changed their way of thinking. They have entered the church and have set their hands to the plough to do the Lord’s work in the kingdom, but they are not fit for the kingdom. Why? Let’s listen to the words of Jesus. “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). So, looking back is the problem. That is, looking at their own interests, their own agenda, and their own expectations based on the humanistic knowledge of their previous life.

In the first illustration our Lord gives, He indicates that the man was not prepared for the new life. Although the man said he was prepared to follow Christ wherever He went, Christ had perceived that his old life of comfort, familiarity, and his years of assimilated knowledge would be too difficult for him to leave (See verse 57, 58). He would not be prepared for the tremendous changes in his lifestyle that would lie ahead. He would not be prepared to jettison all of his accumulated knowledge in exchange for the vast amount of true wisdom in the Bible, a completely new way of thinking, and an amazingly different way of looking at things. Like most people coming into the church today, they want to bring with them the accumulated knowledge from the professionals of psychology along with a mixture of other world religions, political bias, and a legion of information from the school of hard knocks. Here’s the problem! They are not much interested in dumping all this worldly knowledge but are much more interested in trying to assimilate it with God’s truth.

We live in a world that has over-analyzed every minute detail of life filling up volumes upon volumes to explain man’s behavior, his emotions, and his psychological problems. This new knowledge is being taught in every area of society from the cradle to the grave. It’s in our entertainment, from the movies we watch to the music we listen to, and to the books we read. It’s in public education from the earliest grades to our most prestigious schools of higher learning. It has also taken a prominent role in the workplace from hiring guidelines to required tests for employment to guidance for management and employees. This new knowledge has even gained a significant foothold in the churches of every religion, and specifically Christianity. To the average person living today this new knowledge has become essential for understanding and managing all of their challenges, their sorrows, and their many problems in life. This new knowledge has become so assimilated into the mindset of humanity that most people including Christians are left only with the professionals of this age in psychology to help them when things get too difficult to manage on their own. Unfortunately, the church no longer counsels only from God’s Holy Word, but integrates information from the professional into their counseling sessions or simply refers their flock to them directly.

After a decade of dismal failure that’s literally ripping the world apart humanity needs to jettison this corrupt knowledge from psychology and follow Jesus Christ who offers them a treasure trove of biblical wisdom to reshape their thinking process, to overcome every obstacle, along with every emotional and psychological problem. Although this wisdom is absolutely free, it takes faith believing that Jesus Christ is the only Way to a new life, a life more abundantly. Although this biblical wisdom will transform your life, it must be applied to your life by completely throwing out the old belief system that’s captured the entire world. The Bible talks about putting off the old life (See Ephesians 4:22-24), which includes our wrong thinking and impure thoughts. Wrong thinking and impure thoughts inevitably lead to bad behavior and a multitude of emotional and psychological problems. Moreover, wrong thinking and impure thoughts lead to what the Bible calls sin and its consequences of eternal damnation. Clearly, to put our hand to the proverbial plough and look back by seeking the world’s knowledge to solve our problems will make us unfit for the kingdom. We must let go of the world’s corrupt knowledge. In essence, we must die to self, allowing God to make us into a beautiful new creation (See II Corinthians 5:17).

Unfortunately, many will not make that commitment. They are like the other two illustrations that Jesus Christ uses (See verses 59-61). They both had ready excuses as to why they could not follow Christ and make the needed commitment to become one of His disciples. Yes, applying God’s truth to our life is the most difficult part. It’s difficult to change your way of thinking and acting, especially the thinking part! Believe me, it’s much easier to stop those more obvious sins that even the fallen world frowns upon, rather than those secret sins of the mind. Instead of offering excuses, pulling back, or running away we need to study all 121 commands in the New Testament that describe the new life in Christ. Obedience is application. Every step of the way the indwelling Spirit will encourage you as God’s Grace empowers you. Don’t put it off. It’s time to apply all of God’s truth to your life, which is ONLY possible if we stop believing the lies or the old knowledge that’s captured the world. We live in a world that’s obsessed with looking back on the knowledge that they have previously assimilated, while the world around them is falling apart. Professing themselves to be wise they have become a little more than fools. Make an assertive effort today to apply only God’s truth to your life. You will be happy that you did.

“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62)

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The Witness of Our Hope (Video)

How do we become powerful witnesses of our hope, in the Last Days? Sadly, to say, there are very few powerful witnesses in our day. In an age of the lukewarm church and increasing immorality among the world’s population, we need a powerful witness. After watching the video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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The Witness of Our Hope

How do we become powerful witnesses of our hope, in the Last Days? Sadly, to say, there are very few powerful witnesses in our day. In an age of the lukewarm church and increasing immorality among the world’s population, we need a powerful witness, or Christianity as we now know it, will cease to exist, except a few isolated enclaves. The Words of Holy Scripture may be fulfilled sooner than you think, that says, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:7). In our study today we will take our lead from the two witnesses in the last days who stood toe to toe with the beast, whose witness was so strong that their words were like flaming fire coming out of their mouth to overcome those who would come against them. (Read Revelation 11:1-11) Dear friends, we need such a witness in our day. Although before we attempt to witness, we need to have our hope firmly planted in our hearts. We must know what we truly believe, unfortunately, many in our day don’t know what they believe. Continue reading The Witness of Our Hope