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).