Summary: Today we see the tendency to re-define truth... We seem to find God in the valleys. This obstacle may be to drive us to dwell in the WAR ROOM. The truth detector will tell where we really are... The enemy of better maybe good?
TRUTH DETECTORS? WAR ROOM?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
TEXT: John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
WE MIGHT NEED TRUTH DETECTORS TO REVEAL GOD TO US IN THE WAR ROOM? THERE IS AN AGE OLD QUESTION THAT EACH GENERATION ASKED … A KING (PILATE) ONCE ASKE THE KING (JESUS): WHAT IS TRUTH?
John 18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
We see today’s generation RE-DEFINING TRUTH? This RE-DEFINING TODAY says each person redefines truth as they see it? Truth depends on our perspective and how we feel? IF THIS IS WRONG I DO NOT WANT TO BE RIGHT?
Re-defining truth means there is NO STANDARD, there is NO ABSOLUTE truth, as each individual can RE-DEFINE what they think or feel at the moment is truth.
We call this WOODSTOCK TRUTH… or SITUATION ETHICS? Our situations will define … I know I was drunk, but I had to get home, I just had to drive. The child was rebellious so I had to scream and hollow and get out the two by four and beat them?
Perhaps God’s promises will be released in the VALLEY OF OBSTACLES, and we will KNOW THE TRUTH AN BE SET FREE.
WE HAVE NOT MADE IT --- YET? WHO DEFINES TRUTH? THE MAJORITY RULE? I DON’T WANT TO BE EXCLUSIVE SO LET’S INCLUDE EVERYONE… IF THERE IS NO TRUTH --- THAN WE NEED NO GOALS OR FOCUS… WE NEED THE WAR ROOMS OF OUR KNEES.
I have a dream. I set my goal toward the mark of the high calling… There is absolute truth that can be found in the war room.
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
TOMORROW’S TRUTH: IS I DESIRE TO BE BETTER AND HAVE BETTER ATTITUDES THAN I HAD TODAY.
The Bible warns us… GROW… DON’T BE FOOL --- GROW? INCREASE…? The war room calls us to grow in faith.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
I often say BETTER has a big ENEMY. The enemy of better is GOOD. If we get good at something we tend to accept GOOD AS OUR NORM. We will be satisfied to stay right here at GOOD. I am told the average high school graduate never reads another book after graduation. They are never to be a student again… GUESS THEY KNOW IT ALL?
A spouse gets to be a good spouse and seldom improves? The spouse quits working on self-improvement? The spouse’s attitude gradually drifts. They gain weight? They develop a sarcastic mouth and they talk to their spouse like they would never talk to a stranger? They quit taking care of themselves and improving… I AM PRETTY GOOD AT THIS…
BUT GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH… we must have an EARNEST DESIRE TO BE BETTER… I want to be better tomorrow than I was yesterday. I THINK THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD IS MORE THAN GOOD. IT IS MORE THAN BETTER… OUR GOALS SHOULD BE I WILL BECOME THE BEST THAT I CAN BE… I DON’T NEED GOD?
TOMORROW I GOD’S TRUTH DESIRES US TO BE BETTER THAN TODAY. May we be a LITTLE KINDER,
THE STATLER BROTHERS sang a song… LET IT BE… Do we see the need to spiritual grow and mature? We need a truth detector to drive us to the war room.
LET ME BE A LITTLE KINDER, LET ME BE A LITTLE BLINDER…
TO THE FAULTS OF THOSE AROUND ME. LET ME PRAISE A LITTLE MORE.
LET ME BE WHEN I AM WEARY, JUST A LITTLE MORE CHEERY,
THINK A LITTLE MORE OF OTHERS, AND A LITTLE LESS OF ME.
LET ME BE A LITTLE BRAVER, WHEN TEMPTATION BIDS ME WAVER.
LET ME STRIVE A LITTLE HARDER TO BE ALL THAT I SHOULD BE.
LET ME BE A LITTLE MEEKER WITH THE BROTHER WHO IS WEAKER.
LET ME THINK MORE OF MY NEIGHBOR AND A LITTLE LESS OF ME. Written by Glen Campbell.
2 Peter 3:17 (AMPLIFIED) Therefore, let me warn you, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men who distort doctrine and fall from your own steadfastness of mind, knowledge, truth and faith. 18. But GROW, SPIRITUAL MATURE in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, honor, majesty, splendor, both now and to the day of eternity. AMEN.