Be Anchored in The Truth–JESUS.

When we lose righteousness through Christ, we lose. God doesn’t want us to establish our own righteousness by our own standards–men’s hearts are deceitfully wicked.

  • Matthew 6:33 New King James Version – But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

We must do things God’s way in His kingdom. God calls us to forgive one another and love one another. That’s a command, not an option.

We are to obey those in authority over us, but it is better to obey God than man if what man wants us to do is against God’s Word. For example: The three Hebrew boys refused to bow down to a statue even though their lives were being threatened. The Word of God says to have NO other Gods before Him.

  • Daniel 3:18-19 New King James Version – 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” 19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

We must stand firm in God. The enemy will try his best to get you distracted and deceived.

The Word of God is truth. But what good will it do you if you don’t have an appetite for truth. The flesh hates truth and loves sin. Pray for an appetite for the Word of God because it will save your soul.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16 New King James Version – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
  • John 14:6 New King James Version – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

There is no life without Christ. If you are not born-again spiritually through Christ, you are “walking dead”

  • Ephesians 2:1-5 New King James VersionAnd you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

JESUS IS THE TRUTH.

  • John 8:31-32 New King James Version – 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

When people get away from truth, it’s just a matter of time before they go astray. That can happen to any of us if we don’t keep receiving truth from God’s Word.

  • Isaiah 53:6 New King James Version – All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

The sheep is the only animal without a natural defense. The sheep’s only defense is the shepherd. We must depend on the Lord Jesus–our Shepherd. JESUS fights for us to know the Truth and be set free.

  • When we want to have our own way, we will seek people who will agree with us (even if it goes against God’s Word)
  • And we avoid people who don’t agree with us.
  • Just because we find somebody who will agree doesn’t make it right
  • If it doesn’t agree with God’s Word, it is wrong.
  • God will judge us based on His Word, not based on popular opinion.
  • What’s popular with the world, is often wicked to God.
  • There is a cost associated with standing for the truth–the world will hate you.
  • But JESUS HIMSELF will stand with you. You will not be alone.
  • Tell people the truth, even if your children, family and loved ones get angry.

When Jesus comes into our life, He brings the fruit of the Holy Spirit with Him.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”

Galatians 5:22 New King James Version

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