Truth – Is there Any? What is Truth? Does it Even Matter?

In the days of my youth I thought truth was pretty clear.

Today, all I can say is WOW.  The world is so messed up.  Truth, something that should be easy to distinguish has become so twisted that most are totally clueless to what “truth” actually is.

How did it become so murky?  Now I hear that “truth” is depending upon who’s truth you are speaking about.  It can be different if it is my truth.  If it is your truth it might be something else.  Then your coworkers may have even another truth.

WHAT???  See how messy this has become?  How senseless it sounds?  How can you go into a court of law and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth and in doing so expect for a jury to use each persons “different truth” to decide on a persons innocence or guilt?

When anyone asks a question of me and I know if I answer how I personally think I know it is time to say, let’s go to the word of God and see what the word tells us.  Do the scriptures say anything about truth?  Truth is mentioned in the KJV 237 times.  Here are just a  very few verses.

Jer 5:1 KJV  Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

This next verse should cause each of us to open our eyes and look around.  How fast has America gone down hill?  How fast are we watching this nation transition from one horrid sin into yet one more and then one more and we are sitting in utter shock wondering what is going on.  Is God trying to get the attention of any?  Yet, are we refusing correction?

Jer 5:3 KJV  O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

This next verse pretty much sums it up.

Jer 7:28 KJV  But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

Jer 9:3 KJV  And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

Dan 7:16 KJV  I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Dan 7:19 KJV  Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

Dan 8:12 KJV  And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

Dan 9:13 KJV  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

Dan 10:21 KJV  But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Dan 11:2 KJV  And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

Then of course we have this.  (Climate change?  I don’t think so.)

Hos 4:1 KJV  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:2 KJV  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:3 KJV  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Blame?  We only each have to look within ourselves.  Stop blaming everyone.  REPENT, turn to the LORD GOD now.

Hos 4:6 KJV  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Jer 8:7 KJV  Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Jer 8:20 KJV  The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

 

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Have We Any Knowledge?

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(Hos 4:1)  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

(Hos 4:2)  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

(Hos 4:3)  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

(Hos 4:6)  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.


I read these verses and I cannot help but see America.  Verse 1 says not truth, no mercy and no knowledge of God in the land.  Verse 2 says By swearing and lying and killing and stealing and committing adultery….hmmm.  Yes, that verse fits this country too.

Verse 1 tells us that there is no knowledge of God in the land.  Why? 

Verse 6 tells us that people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Why?

Scripture tells us that we have no knowledge because we HAVE REJECTED KNOWLEDGE.  Because of rejecting knowledge from the one who gives it He will also reject us. 

In verse 6 the word destroyed in Hebrew means CUT OFF.  So, my people are cut off for lack of knowledge.

How do we change this?  How do we turn things around?  Can we?

1Sa 2:3  Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Psa 14:4  Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.  (I find it interesting that this is said again word for word in Psalm 53:4.)

Let’s pray.   Dear Father in Heaven, as we read Your words written for us in your Holy Bible help us Lord.  Convict each of us however you need to.  Help us to look at our own lives.  Help us to see where we each are lacking.  Help us Lord God to cry out to You, to seek You, to search for You.  Help us Lord God to have the ears to hear You.  Circumcise our hearts.  Circumcise our ears.  Cut away all our wickedness.  Teach us what the meaning of “fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”.  Help us to read the scriptures and give us understanding as only You can.  Open our eyes and ears and our hearts.  Deuteronomy 30:6 says…And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of they seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all they soul, that thou mayest live.  Help us Lord God Almighty to learn from You and Your perfect  ways.  In these days we see darkness growing and we desire to be a light in the darkness as You have called us to be.  Fill us with Your Holy Spirit.  Keep our lamps full of oil.  May we be ready on that blessed day when we hear the trumpets blow.  Thank you for hearing our cries and our prayers.  Thank you for not turning your back on us and cutting us off as we know we all deserve.  Thank you for your mercy and your grace.  Help each of us to repent where your holy spirit reveals to each one of us.  Help us then to turn from our wickedness and not go back.  In your strength and your strength alone, help us to stand and not be shaken.  It is in the name of Jesus Christ we ask all these things.  We give thanks unto You!  We praise You! 

Psa 119:66  Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Pro 2:1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Pro 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Pro 2:3  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Pro 2:4  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Pro 2:5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Pro 2:6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

 

True or False

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I say it is true.   Regardless if you believe or not we each will have an expiration date.  Car wreck,  a disease,  a heart attack.  Murdered by a robbery.  A rapist who maybe only  murders your spirit.   People being kidnapped and chained up in darkness for sex slaves.  Maybe you are living where Christians are being persecuted,  beheaded,  crucified on crossses, stoned, burned alive,  fed to dogs.  I never would have dreamed this world would have went so far back into the dark ages.  People who have said the Holy Bible is out of date might want to read it and take another look at the sickness going on around the world and right here in America’s own backyard.
Crazy?   Don’t want to hear about this?  None of us like this but we have to face the truth.  The darkness that is all around us. THE end is going to come for all at once or on day by day timing.   Not one of us know exactly when but we do all need to face the fact that it will come one day and one way or another regardless of what you believe.  Be ready mentally and spiritually.  I pray you seek God,  the One True God who sent His son Jesus Christ to shed His own blood as He was crucified on the cross but was perfect and sinless but took on all of the horrific sins of mine and yours and everyone’s in the world.  Why?  So that we might live in the presence of a Holy God and not be thrown into an eternal pit of hell.  Hell is real.   I cry when I  think of tge horrific things going on right here in the here and now. It is heartbreaking.  He’ll will be far worse than any of us can imagine.   The worse day here no matter how grotesque or violent or sickening,  worse than the craziest horror movie you may have seen,  will not be able to compare to the burning hell that awaits ALL of us!  All who haven’t called upon the name of Jesus Christ for the salvation He freely offers. We each make our own decision.  You aren’t a bad person?   If hell is a real place then it is for the truly evil such as Hitler and others that we catagorize as being bad in our eyes and not for the person who really is not so bad you say?  Not true, God is Holy and no one can be in the presence of His Glory unless they have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.   Jesus died to make ATONEMENT for our sinfulness so that we could go to heaven and be with the Lord God who created each of us.  He loves us but cannot allow the filth of sin that is in and on each one of us to enter into eternity.  He is a just God and don’t we want to live in a place free from the evil that is here now?  We deceive ourselves if we think we don’t have sin.  That is self righteousness and is a huge sin itself.  It isn’t about what we can accomplish on our own and  by our own works and good deeds. It is ONLY about what Jesus Christ did on the cross for us. He did the work that is required.   We should do good things once we are saved but doing those good things or just being a good person will not…”repeat”, WILL NOT be able to get your name in the book of life at the entrance of Heaven.   You will certainly be welcomed with open arms into Hell.  They take everyone.   All who walk the broad road will not even need to have a book checked to see if your name is in it.  Too many will be storming in to keep track of the names. The evil will torment even the evildoers on earth.   I wonder if Hitler would chanel how he lived if he could?  I think of Luke 16:19-31, which explains very clearly how a man in hell desires urgently for someone to go and warn his brothers and family so they do not end up being tormented eternally as he was.  He  begged for someone to just touch his tongue with a drop if water.  If he could only have told his brothers, if he had only realized himself!   But the passage goes on to say that his family should listen to the prophets as they have all been warned and yet no one listens and no one cares so why would it be different if he told them?   They would laugh and scoff just as they still do today.   Read the passage in Luke noted above.  Pray on it.  Seek God concerning it. You say you don’t believe?   What IF it IS TRUE and you are wrong?  Do you really want to take that chance?   Your choice and mine.  I say, REPENT  today and turn to God Almighty while you still have the chance to.  Seek Him with all your heart and soul.   He is faithful to finish the work in you.  To change you and make you more than you ever dreamed you could be.  We may not know how the things we do have affected someone else for the good while we are here.  If you choose life and not death,  if you choose Jesus Christ then one day in Heaven we will then truly see everything God wants us to know and see about the trials and struggles we are seeing or going through ourselves.  We can see how coming through them allows us to comfort someone else going through the same. 

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

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Growing Weary?

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Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Thank You and we praise Your name Jesus Christ …You are our rock,  our peace,  our King of Kings and the Alpha and the Omega!   Our blessed Hope!

Did You Not Know?

Life.
Hope.
Future.
Mistakes.
Left Empty.
Help someone.  Tell someone.

Jesus restores your future and hope and your life.  He is going to return one day.  Ready or not….

Middle East Prophecy Update August 9, 2015

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“What Have You Become?”

Nothing else needs to be said.

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Middle East Prophecy Update July 19th 2015

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Wonder What Just Happened to America?

10 commandments to come down in Oklahoma City.  I am finding it hard to continue. The evil abounds.

What does the word of God say?
Pay attention to this line.
In the latter days you will understand it clearly.

Jude
Judgment on False Teachers
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 23 : 9-24
Lying Prophets

Concerning the prophets:
My heart is broken within me;
all my bones shake;
I am like a drunken man,
like a man overcome by wine,
because of the Lord
and because of his holy words.
For the land is full of adulterers;
because of the curse the land mourns,
and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up.
Their course is evil,
and their might is not right.
“Both prophet and priest are ungodly;
even in my house I have found their evil,
declares the Lord.
Therefore their way shall be to them
like slippery paths in the darkness,
into which they shall be driven and fall,
for I will bring disaster upon them
in the year of their punishment,
declares the Lord.

In the prophets of Samaria
I saw an unsavory thing:
they prophesied by Baal
and led my people Israel astray.
But in the prophets of Jerusalem
I have seen a horrible thing:
they commit adultery and walk in lies;
they strengthen the hands of evildoers,
so that no one turns from his evil;
all of them have become like Sodom to me,
and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.”
Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:
“Behold, I will feed them with bitter food and give them poisoned water to drink,
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has gone out into all the land.”
Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’ ”
For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord
to see and to hear his word,
or who has paid attention to his word and listened?
Behold, the storm of the Lord!
Wrath has gone forth,
a whirling tempest;
it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord will not turn back
until he has executed and accomplished
the intents of his heart.
In the latter days you will understand it clearly.
“I did not send the prophets,
yet they ran;
I did not speak to them,
yet they prophesied.
But if they had stood in my council,
then they would have proclaimed my words to my people,
and they would have turned them from their evil way,
and from the evil of their deeds.
“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away?
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.

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We Failed in America

I think it is safe to say that America has failed greatly in following Deuteronomy 6:6-7.  I am sure my grandmother must have felt that way when she was still living.  She was a devout Christian woman.  At least everything I remember about her.  I so wish she were here now so I could converse with her.  Someone who I could learn a great deal from.  You see it doesn’t happen overnight.  My dad was raised in a very Christian family.  Perfect?  I didn’t say that.  Not one family is.   Apparently when my dad started his family he didn’t want to live the way he was raised.  He was a good guy!  Everyone loved him.  He had morals.  He was honest.  He was a hard worker.  He was a man with integrity.  Was he saved?  I don’t think I can honestly say yes or no. I know if I had to judge based on his language and the fact I cannot ever recall him talking about God unless he was using it as a curse word. I hate that. Sad thing is that I grew up and did the same.  I lived it and after all it is like all the other curse words right?  WRONG!  I hate hearing anyone do that now. I cannot stand it.  It hurts my spirit and causes great distress to hear it!  I am so thankful that it does.  So, back to my dad.  I hope that when he sat down on the couch early on that morning when his heart began racing so fast that it finally quit.  I hope that in the panic he had to have felt in those last few minutes he was alive and sitting there alone,  I hope he cried out to God and asked for forgiveness and accepted Jesus. I can only hope.
Now, everyone always seems to say, “they are now in a better place, they are in Heaven “. I don’t think this is true,  everyone wants to make everyone feel better.  Shouldn’t the truth be told?  Again,  we have hope that people at some point had that talk and opened their hearts at that last minute.  So, my grandmother passed 6 months or so after my dad.  The Lord really opened my eyes.  You see, I knew my grandmother loved the Lord with EVERYTHING she had. She longed to go be with the Lord.  When she passed and people said”she is in a better place now”, it felt different.   Why? Because I knew she really was!  It began to hit me hard when I reflected back on my dad.  Was he in Heaven?   You see, I  don’t know if he is but I feel very confident that my grandmother is!  I decided then that I wanted to live a life so that my children would have that confidence of where I was and not have to wonder or that people might just say the normal saying just so everyone feels better. I felt joy for my grandmother and that was so different than my dad.  Read this scripture and ask yourself if America has passed or failed.  How long before our Father in Heaven says ENOUGH?

Deuteronomy 6:6-7
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Commentary
The family unit is purposed to instruct every generation about God. Make no mistake – it is not only the responsibility of your church to educate and impart the knowledge and person of Jesus Christ to your children. It is first and foremost the responsibility of the family. If families fail at this task, future generations will gradually forget about God, and smaller becomes the opportunity for them to be saved. Remember the Lord, and what He has done!

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’

ONE MORE THING. …
I didn’t grow up in a family where they taught me about the Lord and His ways and I rarely went to a church service with an aunt or babysitter.  I didn’t really even know my grandmother but she made sure I had a bible.  I grew up knowing she loved the Lord even though I didn’t know much more than that.  Her actions were clear and were examples. Even if you didn’t have that family that taught you and you don’t think you can understand the Word of God,  think again.  God stood at my heart waiting to be asked in. He will do the same for you.  Ask Him.  He will be true to HIS promises.  He will teach you as you truly seek Him.  Give Him a try. He won’t let you down.  I pray if you have not yet, that you will not let another second go by without making Him, Jesus Christ your Savior. We don’t know when our last day will be.  We each choose our destination, please don’t make it be one you regret.

Middle East Prophecy Update December 28, 2014

by Pastor JD Farag