The Power of the Truth
Did you know that there is power in the truth?
What is the truth? In John 14:6, Jesus tells us that He is the way, the truth and the life! No one comes to the Father except through him! So, I ask us, what are we speaking? Are we speaking Jesus and His word? Because that is the truth!
What kind of words are we speaking in the atmosphere, especially when things go astray from OUR plan? I want to share a few benefits of speaking the truth:
- Speaking the truth can change your life and the lives of others! Before Jesus left the world, He prayed for his disciples. Jesus made it clear that He was praying for those that the Father had given him. In John 17: 14-17, Jesus says, “ I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth”!
From these verses we can conclude that it’s important for us to pray to the Father about everything. Especially, the need for us to be protected from the evil one and for our joy to be completely fulfilled in Him!
Jesus didn’t pray that we be exempt from the battle but He prayed that we be strengthened and protected while we are living in this world! The truth of the matter is, just like Jesus and His disciples, we’re not of this world!
Jesus prayed that God would sanctify His disciples. We too are disciples of Christ. Sanctify means to set apart for the Master’s use. It means to be Holy and righteous in God! Jesus prayed “Sanctify them by your truth and your word is truth”.
The more we study and speak the truth which is the word of God, the more we will believe God and want to serve him! When we choose to serve God and have a zeal for His Kingdom, We are sanctifying ourselves and separating our mind from the world.
Speaking the truth means that we are speaking the nature and heart of God, our Father!
It’s important for us to daily and consistently make sure that we are speaking the truth! Our testimonies, service and knowledge of God’s word should inspire and encourage others to say what must I do to live for Jesus and how can I serve in the Kingdom?
I’m not sure about you but I accepted Christ by hearing His word and believing that certainly if He delivered others, he can deliver me too! Jesus came to speak the truth to us all! Jesus came to live among us! Jesus came to suffer for the truth and righteousness!
- In order to sanctify ourselves we must set ourselves apart from this world. We must complete the work of the cross! It was through that finished work that the word of God and work of God would become fully effective in the lives of the disciples.
I hear the spirit of the Lord saying that we are in the last days and I am calling my sons and daughters to speak the truth regardless of what you think the outcome may be. Speaking the truth will cause a pivotal moment to occur in your life. Your life as well as others, will be changed through the truth that comes out of your mouth!
Our confidence in spreading the gospel of Christ is in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is working behind the scenes and equipping us to speak forth His truth. When we rightly listen to the Holy Spirit, then we can speak it.
- This truth must be spoken in love. We realize that many speak the truth in a way that makes it unattractive. This occurs when a person is proud and shows off his knowledge. The real power of truth occurs when we speak the truth because we care for another person. This allows the truth to impact the hearts of the hearers.
- Make the truth (God’s Word) your life’s foundation!
I want to conclude with Ephesians 6:10-18 (ESV)
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints”
Truth is the foundation of our lives. This is why compromise with the truth greatly and immediately weakens any Christian. On the other hand, the more we embrace God’s truth, the stronger we will be. The reason truth helps us so much is that it gives us faith in what God wants. The more we see how God’s will is connected to God’s person, our faith and courage grows.