ONLY FOR THE TRUTH
The Word of God is the only truth that reveals the Godhead to mankind. The truth is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword. It is an irresistible force that endures for ever. For this reason, nobody can work against it successfully.
Reference: 2 Corinthians 13:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
"For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth."
Truth is every word that comes out from the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV) tells us that man is designed to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. The truth grants us the spiritual strength and courage we need to carry on with or live the Christian life.
The truth of God's Word has a sustaining power. The Bible says, "Christ is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power "(Hebrews 1:3 ESV). The truth is the word of power that upholds and sustains. Hence, the degree to which we learn to live by the truth of God's Word, is the extent to which we can draw strength, be sustained and can express our identity in Christ. Rather than living with the facts of circumstances, we can stand on the truth that sustains us beyond the facts. By doing so, we will not be overcome by the trials of life nor give in to worldly desires.
Truth is also known as the sword of the Spirit. In Ephesians 6:17, Paul says, "Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." The sword is usually used to kill and defeat enemies during attack. In the same way, God's Word is the truth that empowers us to defeat our enemies during spiritual attacks. When Jesus was tempted by the Devil, He used the truth of the Scriptures to overcome the temptation of the enemy on all three occasions (see Matthew 4:1-11).
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth because the truth was given by the inspiration of the Spirit. In John 16:13 (ESV), Jesus said, "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come." John 15:26 also reads, "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father - the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father - He will testify about Me." Jesus knew ahead of time that we need to be properly guided into truths and by it. For this reason, He sent us the Holy Spirit to unfold to us, reveal to us, and furnish us with the treasures it contains.
Though the Kingdom of God is unseen by our physical eyes, we can know and access it's truths in the pages of the Bible and understand it by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They are spiritual realities and we walk in those truths by living and acting on them, thereby having a personal, experiential knowledge of them. The ways we establish the truths in our lives are by putting our confidence in Christ, seeing and approaching the issues of life with them, seeing things the way God sees them and growing in our interactive and personal relationship with God as our Father through Christ. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Psalm 119:160; John 8:32; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 17:17; Ephesians 4:21.
I'm grateful to Jesus Christ my Lord, for modelling the truth throughout His life on earth. I walk with the consciousness of my salvation and my thoughts are constantly occupied with the truth and it's blessings. Every truth in my inner man is the abiding position of the active Word in my spirit, working and producing results in my life through the governing influence of the Holy Spirit. The experiential knowledge of truths in the Word clothes me with favour from above, propels me into blessings of a higher order, and makes me relevant for glorious impact in my generation. Hallelujah!