We are at War. And, until we fully grasp this, we are going to keep losing the battles in this war.
We are in a war over the Truth. It’s a war of the spiritual realm. Everything about the truth of Christ is being challenged today. The truth of God’s Word is being challenged. More and more lifestyles, belief systems, and sins are becoming acceptable because it’s politically incorrect to challenge them. Truth is truth, whether we like it or not. The truth of Jesus Christ doesn’t change with time or the age. His word was the truth, is the truth, and will be the truth for all eternity.
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it and because no lie is of the truth. – 1 John 2:21(ESV)
The devil is the father of lies. He has come into the world to corrupt, spread false teaching through false teachers, and discredit the Word of God. Anything that is not of God, anything that is not of His Word is not the truth.
He (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44b
How many of us really know His truth? How many of us actually study His Word on a daily basis? We make time for New York Time’s bestselling books, we make time for movies and tv shows, but we can’t spare twenty minutes to study the Word of God. Each Sunday, we take our Bibles to church, follow along with the pastor’s sermon, and then bring our Bibles back home to their resting spot until the next week. We should be devoted to the Word of God. We should devour it. How are we going to know when we are being lied to if we don’t know the truth!?
We are to be disciples. Do you know what disciple means? Learner. How many of us are learning the Bible? I cannot stress this enough. We live in a glorious age, in a glorious nation. We are privileged to have the printed Bible in front of us. We are privileged to have religious freedom. Why aren’t we taking advantage of this? Why aren’t we reading His Word?
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. – Ephesians 6:10-13 (ESV)
The truth war is raging outside your door. Are you preparing for battle?