Nice post on truth.
From the article
A good start to defeating the enemy is to not fool around with the father of lies!
The belt… it wraps around your center of gravity… it is the physical center of who you are. Let your life be balanced with the truth. Let it be your spiritual center, too. Surround yourself with the truth and people who are people of truth and who will be ones who speak truth into your life. Let every part of you be enveloped with truth.
The truth is weapon Number One to defeat the attacks of the enemy. When you may be confused or unsure, get the facts. Get to the truth. Who is the truth? Jesus is the truth. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV)
Jesus said that a witness to him was in the world but that the world did not recognize him. He is the spirit of truth. There is another spirit of “truth” that is not truth at all. They even feel different. God is truth. The devil is called the God of this world. There are then two “truths.”
The devil wants to reign by getting people to give him the weight of truth. There is a real spirit of truth and it is different from the spirit of “truth” that rules the world. The fake truth comes behind silly ideas like “evolution” to give them weight. He tries to convince you with spiritual weight or force. For instance, if someone told you you would never amount to something that may be lodged in your heart. It may be backed up by a feeling. It should be replaced by what faith in what God says “I am God’s workmanship (in the Greek workmanship says “poem”) created in Christ Jesus for good works,” and “I am accepted in the beloved.” Give weight to that by faith to the word despite the past or what you feel like. To believe what any other thought says about you is to give that the weight of “truth”. You have to listen to him and give weight to HIS words. Jesus said if you continue in my words you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Lies bind, truth sets free. Trusting Christ’s words puts you in his kingdom and takes you out of the devils. Jesus said be careful how you hear because with the same measure that you hear will be measured back to you. HE meets our needs according to his riches in glory (weight) through Christ Jesus. The anointed word of God mixed with faith.
The devil is all around you in thoughts, pictures, feelings (or spirit). The word needs to be your shielding and place of truth between you and thoughts that come in from the atmosphere. In Peter it says “an idle mind is a devils workshop.” Keeping you mind occupied keeps him out. Meditating is good for this which in the Hebrew means “chew the cud”. Another is making melody in your heart to the Lord.
The master faith, the one that opens the door to God’s goodness is believing in what Jesus did on the cross. Everything stems from that truth.
You need to spirit of truth in you. Ask God.
Luke 11:1-13 “How much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Once you ask you have done your part, he will do his part. No other validation is necessary. You have done your part, he will do his part. Every other thought that would try to talk you out of it is from the kingdom of this world. You need faith like a little child to get in Jesus said. Once you ask don’t look for any evidence other than what the word said. He will give it to you. You take it then before you see evidence.