Sunday, September 7, 2014
Doing God's Work With His Word
Truth is the testimony and affirmation of the word of God; Jesus said, “I am the way, the TRUTH and the life”. Whatever is written in the word of God is the truth. Although we have two types of truth: - absolute truth and relative truth. These are the definitions of truth according to the gospel of philosophers. I am giving you the definition of truth according to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the TRUTH; the word of God is the TRUTH. Praise God I believe it.
Fact is the evidence of the present reality; it is something that has really happened. But here, I assert that truth is different from fact. It may be the actual fact that as you read this book, you have no penny in your pocket, but the truth is that God’s word said, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or…. begging bread”. You are rich, that’s the truth. You are broke, that’s the fact. You must stay on the truth until the facts of the matter changes. You must insist on the truth, until the truth prevails over the fact. This is important because the fact is not real, it is virtual, truth is real.
If you are sick in the body, the Bible says, “By the stripes of Jesus you were healed”. You were healed, you are not going to be healed but you were healed – that is the truth. But the facts of pain is disturbing to your body. What do you do? The best option is the way of faith “which calleth those things that be not as though they were”. You stand on the truth, I am healed, you tell your body, I am healed, you tell the pain, you are not real, you are temporal; and the temporal must give way to the real.
If that is your stand, victory is sure. This book you are reading is in fact an actual book, yes it is a fact that it is a book. You put this book inside a burning fire and in the next two or three minutes you no longer have a book. Facts changes but truths can never change no matter what. Nothing we see is permanent, physical things are not the truth, God’s word is the truth. Physical things do change, fade away or get out of date and useless. You have to understand this, it very important
Not until your faith is deep-rooted, it will not work. Remember the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? The king of Babylon happened to be the maximum ruler of their time, i.e. he was the most influential (and the most powerful) leader in the world at that time. He made a decree that every one everywhere should bow down to an image he made when trumpet was blown.
Everyone in the province bowed down each time the trumpet blew. With time, these three Hebrew were noticed that they never bowed down to the image of Nebuchadnezzar, the king. After the report was made, the king commanded the fiery furnace of fire that was prepared for any defaulter, to be thrown in: to be heated seven times hotter than the usual. He then gave them the last opportunity to bow or to burn.
Read their response in Daniel 3:17,18
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will DELIVER us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, o king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.
That was the posture of “if I perish, I perish”. They knew God would deliver them from the fire that was faith. It was more than just to believe, faith goes a step further than believe and that is, if God does not do it, yet I believe His word. It is a big problem for the devil whenever anyone stands on the word and declares it by faith.
Heaven is brought in to the scene whenever you declare what the word says concerning your situation. Anytime you show that the fact of the matter not withstanding, you hold on to the word of God, you always win, fact changes but the truth remains. Do you understand this? May the Lord open your eyes of understanding to perceive this revelation?