Ears Tuned to Truth? Ears Tuned to Lies?
Posted On July 29, 2017
Come let us reason together: Luke 12:51–53: “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (NASB)
Since truth by definition is one, the truth will in a fallen world be hated, even despised – a world where everyone is a god, deciding for themselves what is wrong and what is right, will by necessity bring division; which is why to be born-again into His kingdom, you must take up your cross and deny yourself – deny your own self-perceived righteousness. This is why John the Baptist could only pave the road to God’s Lamb through repentance; there is no other way, and this repentance must be sincere of heart; the Lamb of God cannot be used as “Hell insurance” – as John called the religious who came to be baptized a brood of vipers. Matthew 3:7: “But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?’” (NASB) Has any true prophet from God – any true witness of God in both the Old and New Testaments ever been liked and embraced by the self-righteous – by the world in general? Is not true love defined as truth? God is love. God is truth.
Jeremiah 6:13–14: “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, Peace,’ but there is no peace.” (NASB)
On the other hand, the lie by definition is many; the lie in a fallen world will be lovingly embraced where everyone is a god – deciding for themselves what is wrong and what is right which by necessity bring false peace as it will then be said, “it is their truth.” Who is the father of lies? Satan!
In the world we are seeing the “birth pains” come closer and closer together, according to God’s Word, we are also seeing ears become dull to the truth. Through God’s anointing as His Watchman, to God be the glory, had me write a simple book – maybe too simple for many who are wise, titled, The Portrait of a Christian for this day and hour; after all, as it’s written, the Gospel should be simple – yet also confounding (foolish) to the “wise” in the eyes of this world.
My Father – Almighty God may those who have ears, let them hear. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen and Amen!
Watchman/Minister Raymond D. Sopp