ABCs OF FAITH! Faith Is Based On The Truth Of The Word
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. --John 17:17 (NIV)
Here is the statement you need to ponder, “Facts are of the sense realm; Truth is in the spiritual realm.” Facts are of the world system; Truth is of the Word system. The Word of God is truth!
Herein lies the foundation of Bible faith, “There is no truth outside of the Word of God, only facts.” Many things are true, but they are not TRUTH! You say, “That is just a play on words, Bernard.” Trust me, it isn't! This is the critical distinction to settling the faith issue in your life.
To make it simple, “Truth is eternal and can never change.” Truth is immutable, which means unchangeable.
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.Hebrews 6:18 (KJV)
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. --John 18:38 (NIV)
There is a difference between what is true in the natural world and what is truth in the spirit world. The major difference is that TRUTH, the Word of God, is immutable; it never changes! What is true in the natural world is subjective and depends on the circumstances. Remember, when we speak of Truth, we are talking about God’s Word.
Truth Versus True
Let me illustrate the difference between Truth and what is true:
• It may be true that you weigh 185 pounds, but that is not Truth, because you and I know that this "fact" is subject to change (especially when you go on vacation).
• It may be true that you are broke, but that fact is not Truth, because it is subject to change by you inheriting money that you did not even know was coming.
• It may be true that you have cancer, but that is not Truth. Cancer, which is true, is subject to going into remission or be healed by God's power.
• It may be true that you have migraine headaches, but the TRUTH is by His stripes you were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Truth Is Eternal
The big question you must answer regarding faith is simple; Is God’s Word the truth or is it just a book of stories, fiction and lies? You must remove the question mark regarding what is Truth to live in faith. Only you can make this important decision. Your eternal destiny rests upon this decision.
TRUTH is unchangeable because Jesus is the Truth. Jesus is the Word!
Faith is always built on Truth, not what is true! To build a solid faith life, you must start out by believing that the Word is Truth (John 17:17). I repeat; Jesus is Truth! The Bible says the "Word Became Flesh." God took a flesh-and- blood body and clothed His Word, or Truth, with flesh and called His Name Jesus!
As you pray this you are praying God’s perfect will, because you are praying the Word back to God. Do it in faith and you will see phenomenal results.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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