July 17, 2018
John 8:31-32…Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth , and the truth shall make you free.
Today many people are still searching to know the truth. Many researchers have told us some “so called the truth” about what to eat and what to avoid for health reasons. Unfortunately, before long another publication would come out to educate the populace about those previously published food that were supposed to be safe and are no more safe. This is just an example of different versions about findings that are related to healthy living. This is to say that what the world considers as truth is not definite or constant, because it keeps changing.
But what has not changed from generation to generation is the word of God. The God of the universe appeared to Jacob on the way to Laban’s house and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac, the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it and to thy seed…and in thee, and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 28:12-15). Jesus Christ came as the seed of Abraham through whom the whole world should be blessed. This is the TRUTH. Many people are still struggling with the TRUTH of His Word and because of this they are in bondage. For you to be delivered or set free from the shackles of the enemies or sin, you have to know the Truth. Jesus says in John 14:6, I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.
When Jesus was at Mary and Martha’s house during the time their brother that was sick was dead for 4 days and was already stinking, the Truth of the matter is that Jesus is RESURRECTION and LIFE and He is already with them to bring the dead (Lazarus) to life. Do you believe this? Jesus asked them, and because they believed Jesus, their brother came back to life (John 11:1-44). The woman with the issue of blood believed Jesus and was made whole (Mark 5:25). The Centurion whose servant was sick believed that Jesus did not need to come to his house but only speak the word and his servant will be healed, and it was so.
Dear brothers and sisters, if we are truly believers, we need to continue to obey his commandments, and the truth in his word will set us free. Jesus says, the words I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life. Life may be hostile to you now, or may be you are going through some difficulties, just continue to believe and trust that you will prevail, and you will overcome all the hurdles of life. Psalm 34:19 says “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivered him out of them all.” I pray the LORD will continue to open the truth of his word to you so that you can live a fulfilled life in Jesus Name. AMEN.
Prayer: Pray that the LORD will show up for you in a way that will confound all your adversaries and you will give him all the glory.