We now have a culture of people who disregard the truth in order to benefit themselves in this present world. These folks broadcast their fake news over the air waves, sadly a large number of people believe every word! Jesus faced the same group of men when He was here. The men who lied about Jesus were members of the largest church in the known world. The church leaders assembled a group of men and paid them to lie about Jesus, it cost Him His life.
John 8:40 Now you seek to kill Me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard from God.
Some men hate the truth so much they will plot to kill the messenger. Wanna know why men hate the truth? It exposes their motives and their heart. Some men work very hard to present themselves in a peculiar way, they build their foundation on whatever material is available. It does not matter to them if their back ground is true or not, just as long as it makes them out to be somebody. They don’t care who they step on while they are on their way to the top. Sooner or later the truth catches up to all liars and they get exposed. Look at the men who lied about Jesus, how many billions of people have read about them in the Gospels?
Psalm 91:4 His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
The truth will protect and defend us despite all the opposition we get from liars. Jesus always told the truth, knowing full well He would suffer the consequences. If Jesus would have made the slightest deviation from the truth, the Holy Spirit would not have been able to spring Him outa hell. Some folks have a problem asking Jesus into their heart because they must admit they have sinned. We cannot have an honest relationship with our Lord Jesus if we skirt around the truth.
John 18:38 Pilate said to Jesus, what is truth? And then he went to the Jews and said I find no fault in Jesus at all.
Pilate didn’t know the truth, the Jews told him a bunch of lies and Jesus spoke very little. Pilate didn’t know who to believe, but he did know one thing, Jesus didn’t do anything worthy of death. The prophets foretold everything Jesus had to endure, Jesus knew the truth and He was prepared to endure it, even the loss of His life. The truth was, He would have to suffer a terrible death for telling the truth. The truth was, He would die and go to hell for three days and then the Holy Ghost would fetch Him out of the pit.
John 8:32 You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
The truth is out in the open, it is hidden only from those who choose not to accept it. You shall know the truth if you choose to, if you opt out you will hate those who accept and walk in the truth. I choose the truth, I am free from all those lies I was bent on speaking. An honest man cannot live without the truth, apart from the truth he is no better than the devil! Do not fear the truth, it is the power of God unto salvation.
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.