Truth in the Lies


Sometimes it's difficult to discern the truth from the lies around us, but God's Word always reminds us of the real Truth found in Jesus. I was reading this morning about the false prophet, Hananiah in Jeremiah 28. I'm reminded that what the LORD says is that which is true, always.

I've had a little bit of a hard time trying to figure out how to explain exactly who the God of the Bible is. How do you explain my God, the God found in ALL of Scripture? He's too amazing for my mind to wrap around! There's too much of Him that words cannot even come close to recognizing! But I'm reminded once again that the God that I serve is so much greater than all I can think or imagine. He isn't just some puny god that is limited in power. NO! At his word, this world came into existence. He is all powerful and mighty, and he will NOT be compared to any other. "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time." 1 Timothy 2:5

Perhaps, that's the hardest part to explain. That Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit are One. But, that is the Truth that is found in the Bible. Hebrews confirms it.

"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs." Hebrews 1:1-4

John confirms it. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1 Jesus is the Word.

I really could go on and on finding example after example of these truths, but then there's the other thing. God Almighty has to reveal himself to you. Jesus says, "Come and you will see."

In verse 15, Jeremiah, a true prophet sent by the one true God, speaks to Hananiah and he says, "Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. 'Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'

In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died."

There were two prophets at this given time, Jeremiah and Hananiah. One was true. The other was not. We know the true prophet because he spoke the true words of the LORD. The other sounded like the truth, but didn't come close to the real thing. We know Jeremiah was the true prophet, because what he said came to pass.

I ask you, today, Do you KNOW that what you believe is the Truth?

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