Fact or Truth

Have you ever noticed how something can be a “fact” without being the “truth”? In the kingdom of God this is often the case. For example, it might be a fact that you are sick but the truth is that you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24). It might be a fact that you don’t have the money to pay the rent but the truth is that God supplies all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19). God did not say the “facts” would make us free. He said the “truth” would set us free (John 8:32).

How do we get from fact to truth? The bible tells us that we do this by faith (Heb 11:1). God’s Word is always truth even if it is in conflict with the facts. We must choose the truth. This may not come easily because we have been trained to look at the facts as truth. We say “Seeing is believing” but to God’s people, He is the final authority regardless of what we see or hear. This is why the apostle Paul said “We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor 5:7).

Every promise and every blessing of God’s Word is acquired by faith. We must believe Him at all times and under all circumstances. This is a choice and our choices are life or they are death (Dut 30:19). I pray you will choose life!

Pastor Gene Arey