Deceived by Appearances

You:    What is my truth?

Me:     God’s word!

You:    Why?

Me:      It’s my very life and preservation!

“You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free!”

The truth” makes you free! Not necessarily “your truth!” As we flow thru this life from beginning to end, we all seek the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, and pick up schools of thought that we consider, “our truth.” Remember though, “your truth might not be “the truth!”  Grace and truth comes through the knowledge of He, who has already proven to be…the truth!’ Jesus Christ!

The way I figure it, if the ruthless, liars of this world, evil, crooked men who suppose to respect and protect human life…but don’t, and more assuredly, if the “rulers” of the “darkness” of this world can “stand their ground” in “their truth” of low morals, lack of self-discipline, wickedness and evil, so can we, stand in our truth, as the people who have been born again from above, to this “higher life,” called “victorious, spirit living.”

God’s word is infallible, (never will fail) immutable (never can be changed from its intent), has never been effectively proven wrong, (just man’s explanation and understanding of it), is not deceptive, (says what it means and means what it says), and is forever settled in all three worlds: heaven, earth, and under the earth 🙄…not to mention –it does work and will never be overthrown!

“Why you then, disquieted?” (sweating, 😰fearing😖, uneasy, 😣 worried 😟 and such like)? He is the Almighty…no one else! No one else designed the universe! He has existed far many years than any of us could ever imagine, and will continue to exist after all the experts are gone! The earth is the Lord’s, the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell in it! Your confession is that you are a ‘believer‘, right? 

Stand your ground! Stand fast in your confidence that He is who He says He is! Isn’t this the definition of salvation, right? He promise you victory and triumph…in “every” situation!!

Hope thou, in God! His word is truth! and “the” truth never fails!

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord, draw your strength from Him and be “empowered” through your union with Him, and in the power of His boundless might, power and ability. Put on the full armor of God, for His “precepts” are like the splendid armor of a heavily armed soldier, so that you may be able to successfully stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the wicked.

 For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, (contending only with physical opponents), but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the supernatural places.

 Therefore, put on the “complete” armor of God, so that you will be able to successfully resist and “stand your ground,” in the evil day of danger, and having done everything that the crisis demands, to stand firm in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious.”

So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart before God), and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness.

 Above all, lift up the protective shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

 And (you), take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (don’t just look at it, or hold it…USE IT! Use it against anything contrary to “the truth!), it works!

So, if you think you will lose, or if you are walking by sight (what you see), caught up in your feelings, living according to your circumstances, and see yourself as defeated, caring about what others think rather than God, then you, my friend are not walking in “the” Truth!” Truth makes you a conqueror, a victor in this life!

Stand fast, (set yourself mentally, don’t even think about wavering, settle it once and for all), therefore in the “liberty” which has made you free the start with (‘the’ truth), and don’t get entangled again with the yoke of bondage (unbelief) which had you tied up in the first place! Hope thou in God! He is ‘the’ way, ‘the’ truth, and “LIFE!” He and His Word? They are one, and THE SAME!


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