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Anchor of Truth

There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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May 24, 2018

Episode 119 The Battle for Truth and Life

There is a battle going on today and eternal issues are at stake. It is a battle for life and within that battle is a battle for truth. On a casual look, the real issues are often not seen for what they are. We dare not be complacent in this battle lest we be deceived and brought down to death. These are the words that came to me as I rose up this last Sunday morning. I share them with the prayer that they may be of encouragement to each one of us in what we are facing today.

“We are in a battle for truth. The devil is a liar and the father of lies. He questions God and leads others to question God. If we listen to his lies, we will be brought down to the dust, defeated, and die. If we abide in Christ and listen to Him we will rise up in victory and live with Him forever.”

“The devil uses every means he can to deceive us. He appeals to logic, pride, and the desires of the flesh. His goal is that we will move separate from God and rely on our own strength. God wants us to move in union with Him and rely on His strength.”

“Each one of us today is facing a critical, life changing decision. Will we believe God and take a step of faith in truth, or will we listen to the lies of the enemy. One leads to life, the other to death. The significance of the choice is critical. It does not seem so important, but the issue is one of life and death.”

  • When Jesus stood for truth at the Cross it cost Him His life but opened the door for us into His life
  • We are brought into the life of God as we believe in Jesus (who is truth)
  • As we abide in Christ and walk in truth, we experience the overcoming life of God in all things
  • If we question God (listen to the lies of the devil), our relationship with God is deeply affected.
  • If we do not repent, turn from our unbelief and disobedience, we are on a pathway then ends in death.
  • A stand for truth must always be coupled with love (relationship)
  • Jesus said that “He is the truth”
    • All truth leads us into union with Christ
    • To walk in truth we must walk in union with Christ
    • Truth cannot be known separate from Christ
    • The danger is that we will try to ascertain truth through human logic
  • Jesus also said that “He is the Life”
    • Jesus came to give us life
    • God’s life is experienced in union with Christ
    • Life overcomes death
    • Christ rose from the dead by the power of God’s life
  • We are called to abide in Christ
    • God is constantly revealing more of Christ to us
    • Every revelation requires a step of faith to experience and apprehend
    • The enemy appeals to the weakness of our flesh
    • Our responsibility is to live every day in constant dependence on God
  • Living out of our own resources leads to defeat and death
  • Living out of God and His resources by faith leads to victory and eternal life with God