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Delivered By
Bob Petersen
Delivered On
January 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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Truth

 

When you act off of one hundred percent truth then things work out. When you dilute the truth with your opinions things don't work out as well.

  • I watched a YouTube video where a lady was not willing to explore the facts or the truth. She wanted to believe what she believed because she wanted to believe it that way.

  • Many people want to believe what they want to believe

    • They think that when they act on what is not true it should work out

    • When it doesn't work out they are often confused as to why things didn't work.

 

John‬ ‭8:32‬ ‭NAS‬‬ “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."”

  • Your path to freedom or breakthrough is usually through the acceptance of a truth that may not be the most palatable.

 

This is the season for truth to do it's work in and thru us.

  • We will be able to wield the sword of the Spirit/Word of God

 

Would we accept glasses that let us see at 80% clarity?

When we don't accept the truth it begins a blinding process in US to the place where truth is not clear to us.

Glasses that let us see fuzzy are the same as partial truth because both don't let us see things clearly Define.

 

John 17:17 NAS Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth

  • NLT Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
     

Here are the benefits of being pure by the truth.

  • John‬ ‭17:13-19‬ ‭NAS “But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.”
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One of the biggest hindrances to receiving the truth is that people think that they need to be able to live up to that truth immediately.

  • Let the word of Truth in you and accept it as truth even before you can obey it and then it will work in you so that you can obey it.

    • To refuse it only brings deterioration.

 

There are conceptual truths when two people look at the same situation and they both have different opinions and both of their opinions are right




 

When you don't have the truth then you have to enforce your belief with emotional pressure or manipulation.

  • When it is the truth you can support it with facts



2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:1-12‬ ‭NAS “Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.”