"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts."
Every man believes his or her chosen truth is in fact the absolute truth. But the truth of the matter is, if everything labeled as truthful in this world are indeed all truthful, then something must be terribly wrong somewhere. The truth liberates and lies binds. The truth saves and completely sets free the spirit man from every bondage of lies. The truth is a good guardian of conscience and soul. The heart can only be pure and genuinely loving if circumcised by the truth. A spirit being embedded in lies will be void of good conscience and, the natural man of such human being will be terribly hypocritical and anti goodness in reality sense. The truth is life. And lies, is death. The truth revealed in the flesh is Christ (John 14:6). The chief liar and spiritual father of lies is none other but Satan (John 8:44).
The truth is absolute and it is not subjectively fleshy or carnal. The truth is not subject to determination by the religious, scientific, political and traditional beliefs objectives of man but by God who is the determiner of all matters in all realms and dominions. No right minded human being will rather believe in lies instead of truth. Hence, every man in his own eyes believes his ideology of truth is in fact the wholesome truth. The question however is: What if your ideology of truth is in fact a complete lie? A person who is convinced his or her false idea of truth is the whole truth will certainly not be interested in the real truth. Indeed the number one hindrance a human being has in knowing and embracing Christ as truth is not at all ignorance. But the believe that he or she already have knowledge of the right ideological truth, which in his or her mind is the absolute truth. In order for an unbeliever of Christ to embrace Christ as truth, he or she must first admit that his or her false belief of truth is not actually the truth but a lie. And this is not something any human being can ordinarily do except by grace of God. Christ as truth is resurrection and life itself. But unless by grace of God, a person realises that he or she is spiritually dead in sin and that Christ as resurrection and life itself is the only Messiah that can deliver from sin and death, he or she cannot see the need for surrendering his or her life to Christ (Acts 4:10-12).
Christ as Messiah did not come to set up a world religion for man to observe. He came as resurrection and life itself to deliver man from the covenant of death the human race became bound by following the sin and death of the first man Adam (Genesis 3). The wages of sin is death and sin is transgression of God's law (Romans 6:23, 1 John 3:4). God's law is spiritual and fulfilment of it can only be as He has spiritually determined it. As predetermined by God, the only means of overcoming death, which is consequence of sin is through an atonement sacrifice involving an unblemished lamb. It is only by such atonement sacrifice that death can pass us over and not harm or permanently destroy our souls (Exodus 12). Sin is like a spiritual cancer, which places the soul in danger of permanent death. And as predetermined by God's in His spiritual law of righteousness, without the shedding of blood of an unblemished lamb, sin will continue to grow and not go into remission (Hebrews 9:22-28). Christ as the unblemished Passover Lamb of God came from heaven to earth to be the propitiation for our sins (John 1:29, 1 Peter 1:19, 1 John 4:8-11). He finished the work of our salvation from death on the cross of Calvary as the Passover Lamb and He resurrected from death as the Resurrection and Life itself (John 11:25-26). The wages of sin remains death (Romans 6:23). But through Christ's perfect remission redemption sacrifice, our sin is in remission if we are in Christ who is the remission Lamb of God. And through Christ as resurrection and life itself, we are able to reconcile back to the Holy Spirit of God and avoid the second death, which is a permanent death (Romans 3:19-31, Revelation 20:12-15).
This, in a nutshell is the Gospel.
The Gospel is Good News because it is Good News of the absolute truth that through the unblemished atonement blood of Christ Jesus, mankind can be redeemed from sin and death and reconciled with the Holy Spirit of God. This absolute Good News and truth is of course the one truth that the devil as a chief liar does not want any human being to know about let alone believe in. This truth is of course a spiritual fact of life and not carnal. This truth is not a myth. It is reality. This truth is not a religious idea of man. It is man's only means of coming out of the religious cobweb zone and entering into a sinless eternal life relationship with God. This truth does not sound right to the carnal minded man. But it is in fact righteousness itself.
The ways of man, which seem right to man is of course entirely carnal and to be carnally minded is death for the soul (Romans 8:1-8). The carnal knowledge of man, which is orchestrated and inspired by the devil for the sake of keeping human souls bound in sin is nothing but poison for the soul. Indeed the carnal knowledge of man seems right in his own eyes because the carnally minded human being who in reality is outside of righteousness of God and blindfolded from seeing the truth by what he sees as knowledge is in fact a dead sprit man walking. Death itself is a spirit and the spirit of death is Satan (Hebrews 2:14-18). The only way a soul can avoid permanent destruction by death, which is Satan is by submitting and surrendering all to life. Life is Jesus and only through Jesus can a soul overcome death and have eternal life of peace, rest and joy.
Today, whether or not you agree or disagree you have a choice to make between eternal life and eternal death. Choose Christ as life itself today if you are yet to by inviting Him into your life to come and become your personal LORD and Saviour. He is as truth, the only means of avoiding permanent death in the eternal lake of fire.
Christ as truth is returning to the world not to be slain on the cross as the Lamb. But to judge the world as the King of kings (Revelation 20:12-15). I pray that by grace of God you will make Christ your personal LORD and Saviour before it is too late and, that through His merciful grace you will become permanently saved and set free from every bondage of satanic lies. Amen.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
"I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Lies is none other but Satan who is not just a liar, but the father of lies.
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.