RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2018
YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF TRUTH IS IMPORTANT
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).
In Mark 7:25-30, we read about the Syrophenician woman who came to Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter. In their ensuing dialogue, Jesus said to her, go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter” (Mark 7:29).
When she got home, she found that her daughter had, indeed, been restored to health. When the Lord said to the woman, “Go home; the devil is gone out of your daughter,” He didn’t try to confirm whether what He said had happened, because what He uttered was Truth.
On a certain occasion, I was ministering to a dear lady at the Healing School, and the demon was trying to resist; screaming, “I’m not leaving!” While still throwing tantrums and manifesting in the lady, I said, “The demon is out; she’s free!” And I moved straightaway to minister to the next person on the healing line; at that very moment, she was restored to health. Glory to God!
Now, all that physical manifestation from the demon was a lie. When I said by the Spirit, “The demon is out,” that was Truth. This shows the importance of our understanding of Truth. The Word of God on your lips is God talking, and no demon or force can resist it. Someone may think the devil was still there, just because the devil said, “I’m not leaving”; no. We, through the Word and the Spirit, determine truth; not Satan or circumstances.
Truth, in the Kingdom of God, has nothing to do with physical manifestations or sensory perceptions. Moreover, truth is different from fact. Maybe the fact is that there’s no money in your bank account, but it’s not true that you’re broke. So, you’re not telling the truth when you say, “I’m broke,” or “I have a fever.” Your experiences, especially when they don’t measure up to new creation realities, aren’t “Truth”; they’re shadows.
For instance, someone may say, “I don’t want to say I’m sick, but I’m not feeling fine.” No! Faith doesn’t talk like that. What the Bible says is that those who dwell in Zion “…shall not say, I am sick…” (Isaiah 33:24). When you say, “I’m sick,” you’ve uttered a lie, because the truth is, the new creation can’t be the sick.
Discover the truth of God’s Word concerning your health, finances, family, job, business, and other areas of your life, and boldly declare the same truth in agreement with God.
The Holy Spirit unveils the truth of God’s Word to my spirit, enlightening the eyes of my understanding to know the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. I’m what God says I am, and I have what He says I have, because His Word is Truth. Blessed be God!
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
“Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.
*1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN*
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:1-13 & Isaiah 57-58
*2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN*
Hebrews 6:1-10 & Ezekiel 7
John 17:17; Jonah 2:8; Psalm 119:142