Truth In An Age Of Untruth

The Hollywood awards season has begun, illustrating once again that many people still believe that wealth, fame, and power are the only true measures of a successful life. Many people rarely stop to consider whether this belief is true, because this generation is rarely exposed to the truth. Advertising, television shows, movies, and other forms of media, fill us with a mountain of propaganda designed to enchant us with their vision of what they consider real, and what their definition of true success is. Their vision becomes for us a dream, one that haunts our minds and hearts, and soon becomes a way of life. This way of life, however, can cause harm. Many reality TV shows illustrate this fact by celebrating ignorance, conflict, sexual promiscuity, and alcoholic excess, all in the name of wealth, fame, and power. This type of behavior is what passes for truth today. Is it any wonder there is so much despair, suffering, and violence? Is it any wonder that people today are lost, like sheep without a shepherd?

The Bible teaches as a man thinks in his mind, so he is. What a person believes is true determines what type of person they will become, and what sort of life they will have. What our generation accepts as truth is not simply an intellectual idea, it becomes a way of life. Unfortunately, this way of life is ultimately destructive for many reasons, not the least of which is that it is fundamentally unattainable for the vast majority of people. Why? Because it is based on an illusion, it is a Hollywood and Media creation, with very little basis in fact. Without overstating it, many in our society are coming to the conclusion that this may be true, that the packaged truth of Hollywood and the media is designed to keep us trapped in an illusion. They look for a scapegoat: is it the Illuminati, the Church, the Government, Minorities, Illegal Immigrants, Islamic Terrorism? Maybe its all of them together, who knows? Sometimes, like in the tragic Arizona shooting, certain people become so cut off from reality, that they refuse to consider reasonable arguments, and accept even more extreme forms of untruth. One evil spirit leaves and 7 worse spirits come back and take their place. And as Our Lord said so well, the state of the person is worse than it was before.

However, there is more details another mountain of truth, a city which sits on a hill and shines its light on the wilderness of untruth. If we have ears to hear, and eyes to see, we will resonate with it and when we do we will, for the first time, truly live. We will, for all intents and purposes, be born again.

In order to hear this truth, you do not have to join a church, or confess your sins in front of a stadium full of people. You do, however, need to repent(which means “change your mind”, not confess your dirty laundry), and believe that God loves you and wants you to be happy, successful, and live a life of complete wholeness and abundance with him in this life, and the life to come. You need to believe that the power that the multitudes seek is not out there in the world, but is instead inside each one of us, waiting to be unleashed. This power is called many things, however for Christians this power is the Power of the Spirit, the Christ, the Word that was Check our website made flesh and dwelt among us. This is the truth that resides inside each of us, waiting to be activated and released. The world sees you as simple, unimportant, and anonymous but you are not that in the eyes of God. In Gods eyes, you are a potential Son or Daughter, an heir to the Kingdom and Glory of the Creator of the Universe. You are special because of who you are, not because of what you do or what you have. When you accept this truth, and act on it, the heavens are torn open, and the Spirit of Truth alights upon you like a dove. All other unclean spirits and useless lies are swept away as you begin living a life of power, overcoming, joy, love, and peace. It is at this point that anything becomes possible, because you have been reborn as a child of God.

Jesus of Nazareth taught that if one does not love truth more than everything else in their life then they were not fit to call themselves his disciples. The Psalmist tells us that some trust in chariots and horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God, which is another way of saying we trust in his truth. Truth is the Word made Flesh, the Christ, the One Who Came Down from Heaven. The multitudes in the wilderness of this generation are given food to eat which brings death, affliction, and suffering but those who truly overcome eat the bread of the Christ, which is truth, the true Manna which came down form heaven. This truth opens the door for true success, overcoming, abundance, and peace. It gives life, and overcomes death.

We have been lied to. We are being lied to. However, the truth lies within. Seek it and you will find it and your life will never be the same