My heart is heavy this morning, which drove me to my knees in prayer. There are multiple accusations that are being spoken as if they are the truth. As we discussed yesterday, we must always take our feelings about the news to God’s Word–His plumb-line for us. This morning I was taken to several passages. First, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Ps. 119:18)
I prayed that not only my eyes would be opened, but that those in our nation would have the scales removed from their eyes and that hearts would be softened. “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.” (Is. 29:18)
Jesus Himself spoke of a higher form of knowledge than is capable of being learned in a classroom. Jesus delineated differences between Himself and His listeners. “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am He, you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:23–24). The result of Jesus’ message was that “even as He spoke, many believed in Him” (verse 30).
Then, in verse 31, Jesus begins to speak just to those who had believed. “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'” (John 8:31-32) The truth Jesus’ disciples receive brings with it freedom. The freedom Jesus offers is a spiritual freedom from the bondage of sin—that is, release from the lifestyle of habitual lawlessness.
Jesus is THE Way, the Truth and the Life and the only way to the Father (John 14:6). Knowing the Truth will set us at liberty—free from sin, free from condemnation, and free from death (Romans 6:22; 8:1–2). When our eyes are opened to the Truth, we can “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God” (1 Peter 2:16).
Walking in Truth is what the Lord wants for us. As we walk in Truth, we are reminded that our Sovereign Lord has created everything and everyone. All must ultimately answer to Him. And He promises His children: “If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from Me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager [Satan] to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” (Is. 54:15-17)
Please join me in praying these Scriptures to our Father, asking Him that His truth become evident and that He use His mighty power in the chaos that is abounding for His purpose and for His glory!