“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (HCSB)
We’re told that the truth will set us free, but it can only do that if it is applied to our lives. And in most cases, truth will hurt before it frees. Truth will cause a reaction because it is attacking the very shackles that hold us in bondage. There is a lot of truth being revealed right now in our nation, and across the globe, but not everyone wants to see it! No wonder so many in the LGBTQ community confuse our speaking truth with their bondage to sin. Truth is going right at this bondage! Granted there is much woundedness from previous abuse, from authority figures, from the Church, but these hurts have become strongholds. Any time someone reacts strongly, it’s probably because the truth is hitting a raw nerve.
Throughout this “pride” month, please being praying for those who will hear the truth and react violently, negatively, and/or aggressively to it. Cry out for grace to be poured out over our city for those trapped in homosexual bondage, gender confusion, or any other lie that is being perpetrated in this hour. Pray that for a grace to respond to the truth instead of reacting to it. Ask for the veil that keeps people blinded to be torn so that they can see the truth. Declare that they loved, and valued, that they can see that their woundedness, sin and bondage does not define them. Ask the Lord for truth to set them free and that they would know and embrace truth in their innermost being.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom.
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness and be satisfied;
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
Psalm 51:6-9 (AMP)