Summary: During these days of unparallel evil and fear and disease and famine, your greatest weapon is truth. Never let The Truth depart from your mind for many battles still lie ahead for which you need its resurrection power.
Your Greatest Weapon Is Truth
During these days of unparallel evil and fear and disease and famine, your greatest weapon is truth. Never let The Truth depart from your mind for many battles still lie ahead for which you need its resurrection power. Continue to hid the truth in your heart and let it flow from your lips for it will strengthen, encourage and save others from the destruction to come. Don’t rely on “horses or chariots” or the wisdom of man to win your spiritual battles for they will ultimately fail you. But The Truth will never fail. The Gospel of John chapter 7 offers wonderful insights concerning the Word of Truth. (John 7:25-52) It brings to my remembrance that Jesus, the Incarnate Word, used the Word of Truth during times of great temptation to defeat Satan. The Truth was the answer when HE found Himself in the wilderness walk.
The Apostle Paul would also agree your greatest weapon is Truth. He encourages you in Ephesians 6 to put on the girdle of truth considering it the foundational to life itself. Indeed, 1 Corinthians 3:11 says, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Therefore, truth is not only foundational but the building blocks upon your battle in this life must rely. To build upon any other foundation is futile and ultimately leads to our destruction (Rom. 6:23). Given these considerations, you must saturate yourselves in truth and make every attempt to understand the nature of it. After all, the better we know Truth, the easier it is to spot a lie and the more intimate our relationship with Jesus, The Truth.
In John 7:25-52, the Apostle John points out for you several reasons why your greatest weapon is Truth. First, TRUTH ATTACKS SELF-DELUSION, LIES, FANTASIES, AND FALSE PHILOSOPHIES. Listen with your heart to this passage of Scripture in John 7:25-52:
"25. So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, Is this not the man whom they are seeking to Kill? 26. Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they? 27. However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from. 28. Then Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, "you both know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come to Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29. I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me."
Truth is not only a weapon to set you free from bondage (Gal. 5:1) and fear (2 Tim. 1:7) but also can give you boldness and courage (Phil. 4:13) as you trust yourself to it (v.26). The stated belief in John 7:27 is based on a rabbinical teaching that when the Messiah comes, no one will know His background. Rabbis’ inferred this from Malachi 3:1, which says, "Behold, I am going to send my messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight behold, He is coming, says the Lord of Hosts." Rabbis took the phrase, "will suddenly come to His temple" to mean no one would know the Messiah’s background. Yet, the words of Jesus [Truth] attacked this false teaching and reminded his listener’s that He is the bread that came down out of heaven--that he is from the Father (v. 29) whom they did not know (v. 28).
Second, John 7:30-31 tells us TRUTH CHALLENGES ONE’S CONCEPT ABOUT HIMSELF AND LIFE AND FORCES HIM TO EITHER CHANGE THE WAY HE IS OR TO GO ON THE SAME WAY. Listen with your heart to these verses:
"30. So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31. But many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?"
Notice the two-fold reaction to the Truth. In verse 30, "...they were seeking to seize Him." In verse 31, "...many of the crowd believed in Him." The Apostle Paul says concerning the truth of the gospel: "To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life..." (2 Cor. 2:16) When you believe Truth and obey it, it will at times cause division. This is surely what Jesus meant in Luke 12:51-53: "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." The Truth challenges your concept about yourself and life and forces you to make a decision. The key question Truth forces you to confront is, "What am I going to do with Jesus Christ?