"Standing on God's Truth"
Standing before Pontius Pilate during the final moments of His life, Jesus declared the reason He came into this world was to “bear witness to the truth” (John 18:37). Jesus added, “Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” Notice in His testimony that Jesus proclaimed that He came to bear witness to the truth––not a vague, obscure concept, open to one’s own personal interpretation of what truth is. Jesus came to bear witness to God’s truth. The whole of His ministry fulfilled this divine charge of truth bearing. It was prophesied that He would be “full of . . . truth” (John 1:14). He later calls Himself “the truth” (John 14:6). Jesus entered this world proclaiming the truth, pointing to the truth, bearing witness to the truth, and confirming the truth. Jesus is the full and absolute expression of God’s absolute truth.
Satan has not changed his strategy of deceit since his first encounter with Eve in the garden. He has inundated every area of society—from government, educational systems, and mass media to the family and even the church—with lies and half-truths. He has convinced the world, for instance, that life only begins at birth and not at conception, that one’s gender can be chosen, that eternal life is the result of many paths, and so on. Satan wants us to eat the deadly fruit of doubting truth.
Satan delights in leading believers away from faithful obedience to God and His Word by inviting them to swim in the waters of worldly lies. Unless held captive by God’s Word, the minds and hearts of believers are susceptible to Satan’s cunning deception. This is why, surrounded by a world of lies, believers must refuse Satan’s invitation, and instead dive deep into the waters of God’s truth.
Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
Much love and care,
Greece Assembly of God
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