“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (NLT)
Freedom comes from truth (John 8:32), not denial or changing the narrative. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). Jesus called Himself truth (John 14:6). And we are instructed to speak the truth with love (Ephesians 4:15).
On the flipside, the devil is a deceiver and even called the father of lies (John 8:44). So, how do you know you are not listening to the deceiver, when by definition, deception is stealth, hidden, camouflaged? The enemy has deceived many through misinformation, disinformation, a little bit of falsehood in the midst of some truth and absolute outright lying. He believes that if he speaks lies loud enough and long enough people will believe it. And that is what has actually happened. What is true is seen by many as false, and sadly, so many cannot even see it!
Nevertheless, the Lord, truth incarnate with the Spirit of truth, are not letting this wicked, lying, deceptive agenda and fake narrative to go unexposed! The truth will be made known, and many will be shocked that they have been duped by it! The Church is meant to declare, proclaim and preach the truth, not hide it, water it down or candy-coat it! Speaking the truth is not complicated. We are called to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16). We are called to obey God over evil people. Our silence is duplicity, it is guilty by compliance, it is at best what Jesus calls lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-16).
Please pray that the true church would rise up in this hour and be characterized by truth, speaking the truth, even when it is counter cultural! Ask the Lord for boldness to take the truth, eat the truth and, live the truth and speak the truth, loudly! Ask the Lord to stir your pastor to be even more bold with proclaiming the truth in this hour, especially about all the areas that are so “complicated!” Pray that our entire city would know the truth and be set free by it!!!