John 8: 32 “ And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Today, there are all sorts of articles, books and teachings from all kinds of people who possess different kinds of intellect. I just laid down an article titled, “Ten keys to unlocking your Destiny.” I read the latest book that has caused a flap called, “Secrets,” which professes that by merely thinking good thoughts, you could have pretty much whatever you wanted. Your whole life could be turned around; causing anything you think of to come to you. Well, I say, how about jump up, turn around, touch the ground and you can get any answer you want? I feel certain that somewhere, someone would ask me exactly how you do it, how high you need to jump in the air and do you touch the ground, with one hand or two?
2 Timothy 3:7 Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
What is going on with a society that seeks out and follows teaching after teaching but ends up not having any knowledge of the truth? Why do we follow every wind that blows along that sounds good? What are we doing? We hold people as authorities in life when their personal lives are lacking. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they have. Have we shrunk so low as to think that just because someone is famous and has said something, we then consider them an expert on life and most importantly, in matters that concern our souls? What are we doing?
I am deeply disturbed by what is going on in America today and I am not alone. Someone has to stand up and speak just the truth. Yes, we are in deep trouble; we search for the answers to our lives and about the hurts and pains that we have deep within. Yes, we need answers, but we need to be wise about whom we are listening to, watching, and reading in order for us to gain the true victory. Then we can truly be overcomers in our lives. There are some very popular teachings right now that are being supported by very famous personalities, which are straight from the pit of hell. They sound good, they look good, but in the end, they will bring the same results, which will be nothing lasting and solid.
As mentioned earlier, the last big rage was the book “Secrets.” I wonder today exactly how many lives were impacted and drastically changed by reading that book? How many? It certainly was a best seller. I wanted answers to my life. I wanted a change. I wanted something different in my heart than what I was feeling. I wanted to get my life on track and straightened out for good, not just for a moment in time. Life is a long time and you can go round and round. Where you end up nobody knows, least of all you, unless you find the one true answer.
Deliverance came in certain areas of my life quickly, but permanent change has been a process. It wasn’t easy. I had to do my part. I find today that a lot of people want a change but they want a quick change and an easy fix without having to do much of anything. (I did.) Oh, it seems easy to hang on to a new teaching for a while, but when the going gets tough, we tend to shrink back and it's on to the next NEW great teaching that is going to really transform our lives…this time. Believe me; the tactics are all the same. They are designed in a pretty package and are right there for the taking. I found out that I needed staying power and winning tools in order to continue striving to find the truth and fight the adversary of my soul. The only one who can give you that power is the Holy Spirit. Period. Mark my words (and you can take this to the bank), if teachings don’t talk about Christ, they will fade away. But don’t worry; a little time will go by and guess what? There is yet another new teaching that is supposed to help us this time. I mean this one is really going to be the one. Come on, how many teachings have you come across in your lifetime that were really supposed to help and didn’t? Bah! Humbug! I looked for the answers to my problems ranging from drugs to abortions, and there was only one answer-Jesus the Christ. Period. THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER.
We are in a dangerous time in our history. Yes, there are going to be all kinds of people rising up saying things. YOU will have a fail-safe (answer) if you will step out in faith and trust Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. The fail-safe is the Holy Spirit, not Buddha or Mohammed. Everything else is false. Be wise in the days we are in. Your life and the life of your children and spouses will depend on it.
We all want answers. We all really want to be happy and be winners in this life. But the only way to get this is through the Son of God, Jesus. I have told you in my mission statement I am here to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. That is what I am going to do to the best of my ability. I have kept quiet long enough. Enough is enough.
IF you really want true peace in your mind and true happiness deep within, it is yours for the asking. It is FREE. You won’t be conned into buying something. You won’t be deceived into joining something and you will never be left alone. WE have promises from God, which assure us that if we will just turn to Him, He will add to us everything else. I have the comfort in my heart of KNOWING I have finally found the answer after years of truly searching, seeking, crying and failing. Unfortunately, I had to be broken down to nothing before I would listen. I don’t want that for you. There is an answer and He is just waiting for you.
Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Ask Jesus into your heart. He will give you all the answers you ask of Him…I started asking Him for answers in 1996 and He has not failed one time to get me the answer. I ask Him everything. As a matter of fact, I don’t make a move without asking Him. He is the friend who sticks closer than a brother. Don’t be deceived in the days we are in. Isn’t YOUR life too precious to you? How about your children? How about your spouse's?
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Let us look to the One who created us and seek His answers.