Truth Verses Opinion was written in order to shed some light on the difference between mans opinions, viewpoints and God's Truth... The Truth!
One statement that we hear from time to time in our "New Age" Liberal, Humanist Society is... "That's your truth... or "That's my truth! It often seems that these statements are simply a way of justifying our personal thought process and behavior.
I would wager that when your truth / my truth statement is uttered it likely does not always line up with the word of God... God's truth. It may often be a truth of convenience to delude ourselves into thinking that we are alright just as we are and that our thoughts and behavior are just fine.
After all our truth may not be harming anyone, or worse yet, we may not be committing a crime in the eyes of society. When in fact we may be committing a crime against God himself and jeopardizing our very salvation.
Which judge would we prefer to stand before on that day of accountability... the earthy judge whose judgement is temporal and fleeting as compared to eternity, or the Judge who possesses the power and authority to condemn us for eternity? Does it not make sense that if our truth does not line up with the word of God we are simply living a lie and are in denial.
If we choose to lounge in the comfy sin recliner that is our choice but there may be penalties for doing so. Our Lord has lovingly made us in such a way where our bodies clearly tell us when something is off. When we are engaging in impure thoughts and actions our bodies may sweat, our clear countenance may change from bright, to dark, and creases my appear on our faces.
Engaging in impure thoughts and actions may also cause great discomfort when making eye contact. Many of us can feel the discomfort in our core, (midsection / stomach area).
Living our lives out of Gods will can be uncomfortable and that is by design. We should be grateful to our God for the discomfort experienced in the midst of our sin since this is a clear sign that he has not walked away from us yet. We should also be extremely grateful when our conscience remains in tact.
Our (so called) personal truth is often a great deception... a form of unconsciousness, a self delusion a pacifier that we suck on since facing our lies and lining up our thoughts and behaviors with that of "Gods Truth" may often times feel painful in our flesh. It is sad that many of us actually believe our truth is the final word.
Life is sometimes painful, entertaining unwholesome thoughts and indulging in carnal actions are simply the devils pacifier. At the end of the day we find ourselves in worse condition since this is all part of Satans plan to search and destroy, this enemy takes no prisoners. Know thy Enemy, remember that the evil one plays by a whole different set of rules formulated in Satans laboratory.
"The Truth" is usually far less convenient, at times uncomfortable, even painful to act upon. "The Truth," Gods perfect truth" may be veiled and tainted, obscured by our personal core beliefs.
Our personal core beliefs are at times fallible and may have been shaped by exposure to others beginning with our family unit. Then there is the society outside of the family unit that provides experiences both positive and negative, at times seemingly truthful but more often than not deceptive.
It is safe to say that if we have not been raised... or should I say exposed to an environment where we have had access to the "The Truth, God's Truth... imparted in an experiential manner we are merely winging it. If we have not experienced the supreme wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit we may be blown about to and fro as a leaf in the wind, often times experimenting with life.
Let it be clear that what I write about is not always lived out in me, therefore I believe I too will learn and grow through my writing as I go. For this is my prayer to God, and I pray that the "Holy Spirit" may guide every key stroke, may every thought be sanctified and purified by the fire of truth.
And may I have the courage to expose the lies of this fallen world and not succumb to its criticism of what is true. I never want to come across to my readers as being "The Perfect One".
I am just as fallible as the rest of you, and more so than some. What I do believe though, (and have known for a long time now) is that God has given me a gift to write. The time is now, the opportunity has arrived, the vehicle has appeared. If I don't start now I feel I may burst!
I cannot promise you the reader, that you will always like or appreciate what I write. What I can promise you is this; I will often pray prior to and as I write, I will ask for the guidance of the holy spirit. I will do my best to write in truth.
And please try to remember that when something is truthful... it does not care what you think... truth is not dissuaded by your disagreement. Truth stands on its own merits and does not experience loneliness or rejection due to your lack of acceptance or participation.
Truth seeks to instruct and inspire positive change for the benefit and betterment of humanity. Union with God in a manner that surpasses secular and humanistic limitations is the agenda of Truth. It stands in the dark, in your closet and in unexpected places.
God is Truth... and Truth is Gods very essence lovingly wrapped for you and I. When we know this as imparted to us via the Holy Spirit, the lies we live can no longer find sanctuary and comfort within us.
The evil one that seeks to devour you and I for his kingdom cannot reside within us when we are under the protective wing of our God... he must flee due to the discomfort of Gods illumination of Truth.
In fact the human vessel that knows the truth yet is incapable or unwilling to accept it and live it out consistently will go through life in pain and discomfort, arid and dry places are his lot, and this is due to us having one foot in each world.
A house divided cannot stand, and our God has no tolerance for double mindedness and being lukewarm is not only a thorn in our flesh but an affront to God and causes the Holy Spirit to grieve on our behalf.
Indulging in the worlds carnal pleasures is temporary and fleeting at best. No amount of worldly treasures and indulgence can fill the void that is Gods resting place. A human vessel devoid of Gods presence is nothing short of "Spiritual Bankruptcy"... an empty account.
Truth awaits for you and I to shine our searchlight of consciousness upon it.. to claim it for ourselves, act upon it, and pass it on to others. It is my belief that what is imparted to me will also help me to grow in Gods light, and that is my sincere wish for you.
Please remember, Gods Truth always trumps humanity's convenient truth and opinions wishful thinking, practices of human convenience, and carnal cravings.
"Opinions shared are mine alone, and truth revealed are Gods on Loan... Thus imparted only to peirce the darkness of unconscious secularism, humanism, lustful carnality, ignorance and all deceptions from the evil one who rules this world seeking those whom he may devour. Pray for discernment then you decide of which I think, of that I speak, and as I write is Gods anointed message for you to keep."
This post is dedicated to the loving memory of "Whitney Huston" a child of God who lost her way and fell into the web of "Worldly" societies allure. May you receive forgiveness, grace, rest, comfort, and understanding in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.