TRUTH VS POWER

What is truth? Well there is only one source. What is power? Again the same answer, that is, if you want to believe truth. There are many definitions of power. Many I’m sure believe it has to do with money and position. Well that is half the truth. Position is the right answer if it’s placed with the real source of truth.

There is only one place where truth begins and the only source that keeps real truth alive. “He who knows God, hears God. He who is not of God does not hear. By this we know the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:6.

People over the centuries have lied but this has grown worse over time until today where lying is just a very common way of life, especially those with what we look at as power. There has been many an empire and political system built on lies. Yet they will eventually crumble and truth will still be standing. The only way to address deceptions, misquotes, half- truths or whatever word you want to use which means lying, you can.

But it is only truth that is going to stand in the end. Today there are some, but few it seems, that will speak truth against the powers of the day that lie when and wherever they feel like it. Truth in a person is becoming more rare but it possesses great power against all others. And those that choose to make telling lies a habit will have no place in heaven and that is not my opinion. That is the truth from God’s Word. And the Christian has the greatest of all power when they live their life in the truths of God’s Word.

ABANDON OLD WAYS

God’s grace is bigger than any sin. When a person is truly changed by God, that man or woman will no longer be the same man or woman they were before. Those who will actually surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, will want to change the way they live and they will want to pursue a newness to life. They will abandon their old ways and become one with Christ, united in His likeness.

Evidence of salvation shows that our human nature that was without the help of the Holy Spirit, was nailed to the cross with Christ in order that you are no longer a slave to sin, though it still tries to trouble you. The person who surrenders their life to Christ is freed from sin. And though sin’s final activity brings death, the one who belongs to Jesus has the power of Christ’s resurrection to eternal life with Him.

Eternal punishment and death have no power on a follower of Christ who can rest secure in God’s hand. Those that let sin reign in their lives and obey its desires and passions cannot be an heir to God’s kingdom. Only those who turn their lives to Christ can become recipients of God’s mercy. Do not be deceived by that sin is or is not. Rather be obedient in right standing with God.

Conform to God’s will and purpose for your life. Offer yourself, your abilities, your talents, to God and His righteous ways of living being set apart for His good works as living according to His words. For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is grace and forgiveness and brings with it eternal life in Christ Jesus as Lord.

Blessing

God holds our very breaths in His hand, our lives have no real purpose without Christ. Call upon the great name of the Lord because His word says all things are possible through Him and that God is concerned about the lives of His children.

God knows those who walk with Him He sees the world around you God has knowledge about of all of your days while here on earth He watches over His people and guide us in what matters the most to His kingdom.

But time is ticking away, not just for us but for those that don’t know Christ don’t let one slip by you that you can make a difference in God will grant you favor, strength, and wealth all the resources each day to be about His heavenly business if you will do it.

God will bless your going out and bless your coming in, let His fruit be found in your life. Let God guide your every step and may His word be found prospering in your life.

May the glory of the Lord arise above you, may you find shelter in His wins and may you live your life in accordance with His will and bring the Lord great pleasure as you live your life for Him. Psalm 12:2 says, “How blessed are all who take refuge in God.” 

WHO IS IN CHARGE

Well that is a good question these days. But there is only one true answer and it is not the president, not congress, in fact no one in Washington is in charge of anything. Now some people may have control, or so they think. There are some arrogant and ignorant people who believe they’re going to rule the world.

While some people may have some control, it is limited without God because God alone holds charge over control and everything else. Right from the start in the Bible God said in Genesis, chapter 1 that He God by Himself created the heavens and the earth and the Bible says:

“God spoke and it was.” God made and it appeared. God called and it came forth. God said it and it happened all through creation. The same God that did all this is the same God today who holds charge over the entire world.

Psalm chapter 50: 10-12, God reminds you that “God says the hills and the forest are His. The animals, the valleys belong to Him. God said that everything in the world and all it contains is mine.”.

This has never changed and never will because God holds charge over all things and everywhere and for those who come to God through Jesus Christ. Then God, as well, holds charge over every single thing that confronts His followers.

THE SHOWDOWN

Not just America but the entire world is on a collision course with God.  Time is quickly moving where the nations of the earth are going to have a showdown with God and the false gods that are leading people into deeper and deeper sin.  The Bible gives us a perfect example of this in First Kings, chapters 17 and 18.

Here we find a very corrupt government run by an ungodly King Ahab and his satanic wife, Jezebel, who is actually named after the god Baal who was a form of worship to satan.  The king was a full-fledged worshiper of this devil god right along with his demonic wife.  Yet God, the true and only God, had enough of this and decided it was time to deal with them all.

Most of the people of the land had also gotten caught up in this worshiping of a false god.  But God had a plan.  He had gotten the people’s attention through the suffering from no rain. The land was in trouble.  Then God sent a man, Elijah, to show the people what their sins had cost them.  Today that God is still God and He doesn’t share His devotion with anyone. The day of Elijah is going to return.

The people were given a choice. How long would they hesitate between two opinions?  If Baal is god, serve him but if God is God then follow Him.  God came and the people watched as God brought forth His power and dealt with the false.  Today the prophets of Baal are again dancing around saying, “we are god”.  They are all over this nation and causing many to fall into a darkness.  Yet God is still in charge and through His Son, Jesus, who is the only way can many be saved from the grip of Baal.  If you choose today to serve the only true God.

SERIOUS ISSUES

America is a perfect example where God needs to show up in a big way or America, as we know it, is going to go the way of others that have become secular because they have forgotten God.

It is said that the night before Jonathan Edwards was to preach his famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God”, that on that night before –

Many members of the Church there in Enfield Connecticut, devoted the entire night to prayer and the next day, God moved in such a way which begin the flames of revival.

That produced the First Great Awakening in America.  Today people are praying and God does hear the prayers of His people.

There is no doubt that America has serious issues and we must pray.  I believe it is our country’s only avenue for real help. I believe all that is holding back God’s wrath is because people are still praying.  The Bible says that if My people will pray…

Prayer can shape the destiny of many things.  Prayer to the Holy God who made heaven and earth has great power and does produce results.

Anywhere God can go, and He has no restraints, prayer can go.  God’s will is tied to prayer.  Prayer is the ultimate wireless connection to heaven.

The people of these United States must set aside the distractions of the world and turn their faces to God in prayer or these United States will not stay united.

DO NOT BE FOOLED

For God to get something done, He is never hindered by available time or by resources needed.  God is never limited by weather, nor by the power of opposing forces.  Not even money is an option that can hinder His plans.  Only the unwillingness of people to participate and obey His will slows down the process.

It is true that the world is hostile toward the ways of God because many in this world serve satan’s interest.  The followers of Christ that are willing to stand up for Godly ways feel the weight of sin’s influence around them. So there is a continual spiritual battle to deal with.

Do not be fooled by believing that evil always appears to be ugly.  Sin and its evil are capable to project the appearance of good and something beautiful that is of great use for people yet all the while being clothed in deception and leading to destruction.

Deception can be so subtle and seem to have a Godly twist to it that can make someone believe they ae actually serving God while all the while caught in a web that will entrap them in sins that will lead them to separation from God and even eternal death.

When sin challenges us, it must be dealt with directly or it will continue to gain much ground.  And as we see the advancement of evil these days, it should be obvious that evil has not been dealt with as it should.

THE SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME

There seems to be an encroaching darkness upon this land we love. There is a growing sense of unrest and divisions, never felt in this nation like any of us have experienced in the past 50 years. There are people who have evil intentions at work and even some of these are a part of the plan yet don’t even realize they are being used.

Our land of the free is losing its freedom to be free and all this falls at the door of the church. Many of America’s lighthouses have grown dim. Now we can blame someone else or we can face the facts Jesus has for us. The Bible says if you people will pray and seek My face I will hear from heaven.

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves before Me and seek Me and turn from their wicked ways, I will heal their land. If there is to be a halt to the shadows that are encroaching upon America, then it has to be the true follower of Jesus Christ who must step up.

Put away the distractions of the world and turn their attention toward God. We are seeing a preview of the things that are coming eventually to these United States. The sand is running out of the hour glass.

Where do you stand in all of this? What are you going to choose to do? Because by your choices, will determine the results of how this evil challenge in our culture plays out and is addressed.

LIFE TO ALL

Those that speak of knowing God but are unfaithful to God will only nullify their supposed relationship with God. Let God be found true in your life that you prevail and be justified by your walk with God. All those all over the world will be held accountable to God and subject to His judgement.

Be conscious of sin and recognize its places near to your life and keep your heart directed toward repentance from those areas that have influence over your soul. Seek the righteousness of God, ask Him to reveal those areas of your life that are hindering your relationship with Him and others. Seek for the righteousness of God which only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

Even if a person is good and better than most in character yet apart from God they lack the true goodness and holiness that is to be mirrored with Jesus. Works and goodness do not save a person from eternal death. It is only through a personal life-changing experience and daily relationship with Jesus Christ, making Him Lord and Master of your life.

God makes no distinction between a person’s background, nationality or color. All are equal before Him. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all have the same offer of God’s grace and redemption from sin, no matter what sin it may be. God grants eternal life to all and each must choose to accept this free gift and spend eternity in heaven or live according to their own flesh and follow after the cares of this world which will lead to hell and an eternal death that never dies but continues to suffer from sin’s effects.

NOT ALWAYS EASY

There’s no other right solution. There is only one way to do the right thing, at the right time, by the right way, in the right place and its always found in doing things God’s way.

This is not always easy but God has left us the instructions in the Bible for us to have so we can see how a recorded event thousands of years ago can be written down and preserved over the centuries.

And to be able and translate in how it works for us today. Not to change it or compromise it. But to see how the principles of God’s word unfold into our lives right now.

What is your faith in? Where does your faith rest? Do you have enough trust in God and His word? It starts with obedience and it continues in obedience to God regardless of what your eyes of flesh see or feel.

What do you have today that God can use? Look at what you have and ask God to show you what He desires for you to do that can be used for His glory.

Folks the world is in trouble. America has some serious issues to face and we’re going to have to face them. So, in your own personal life, how is your faith? Can you rush to take on those issues that challenge you? Do you have faith enough in God so that He could take what you have and bring about a miracle?

If you don’t know Jesus, you need to.

RISK

Before you make a decision on any issue, know as much as you can, if you can, about the matter. Be very careful on reacting to a situation by emotion but by fact and morality and what God already knows is to be answered “yes” or “no”, right or wrong.

The Bible supply’s the greatest guidance. The scriptures offer the best advice and provides the truth to every question ever asked or ever faced. You can lean on your own understanding and take the risk or you can place your trust in the Lord God who made the universe and causes it to operate under His wisdom and place your confidence under His care and knowledge of life, yours and everyone else’s.

You will make a lot of choices in this life and absolutely no one can help you more than God. Without Him you are on your own and that is always more dangerous. When you are no longer in control over something, then you will find out where your real trust lies. God can and will always redeem anyone from whatever, whomever or whenever, when they reach out to Him. God can always finish His plans for your life if you are serious enough to let Him. He has the never-ending power to do so.