Truth Is the Only Key to Open the Doors of Freedom and Hope

What is really truth? A question heard many times these days, for lies have been predominant in every wave of communication. There is no freedom, no liberty in the hearts of people, but fear enforced by lies; no hope, only anxiety fed by anticipation of the coming evil. Truth, however, the remedy that cures the mental estate of any one who makes the choice to embrace it, holds its banner of salvation and freedom and hope, unlocking the mind to perceive the light, leading him to peace- YAHSHUA’S peace. He said, Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me…(John 14:1). Walking in truth, is to walk with Him in every step of the way in this wilderness, called earth. YAHSHUA is our hope of glory; He is our freedom and because He lives, we have life in Him. Someday, not too far in the future, we will be like He is, when we see Him- the Essence of truth, the TRUTH himself.

Satan, the father of all lies, has seduced many not to believe truth.  His lies permeate the hearts of those who rejected the TRUTH, leaving them on sandy soil to walk on, resulting in their falling into the depth of the earth when it opens its mouth to receive them. YAHSHUA spoke these stern words to the Jewish authorities: You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and of all that is false; but because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me…whoever is of God listens to God (John 8:44-45,47a). When we make the decision to believe lies our heart will be hardened toward the truth. In an example is found in the lives of those who will be left behind for not have had believed the truth. They will be victim of a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false, in order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe the Truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness (II Thess. 2:11-12). Truth is a weapon into the darkness of deceit, and lies. Its light penetrates into the heart of men exposing and removing the hidden things behind the curtains of sin.

The conscience- the spirit of man, is the accuser of our sins. The continuous refusal to listen to it will cause us to be deaf to its accusation and God, in return will harden the heart even more.  Paul mentioned this on the letter to the Romans 1:28, 31-32: And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the Knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome… they were without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless and loveless [and] merciless. Though they are fully aware of God’s righteousness decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them. King David after having confessed his sin of adultery, experienced true freedom. He beautifully expressed it in the psalm 32: When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long, for day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer; I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did no hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, then You forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin (vs. 3-5).

We all at one time or other, have experienced freedom after the light of truth uncovered the darkness of lies in the depth of our soul. The truth- the most powerful weapon to destroy darkness, is like a laser beam penetrating the crevices of the mind, uncovering the darkness, which holds us prisoners.  YAHSHUA said, You will know the truth, and the Truth will set you free (John 8:32). Knowing YAHSHA is walking with Truth and having a relationship with Him. He is Truth, He is the essence of truth the world has rejected; The result is obvious to see, for when the truth is thrown out on the street, the lights turn dim. Darkness then takes over the mind, and the heart becomes hard to all that pertains to truth. World in chaos. Truth breaks the chains from all those who choose to believe, and accept it and it gives them freedom from guilt, freedom of the mind. YAHSHUA said, But he who practices truth comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are- wrought with God (John 3:21). Truth is the essence which defines humans; when we lose it for whatever reason, we lost the essence of life; we lost direction of life for having lost our eyesight. Blindly, we follow whatever suits our imagination; whatever feels good. The longer that we remain in that situation, the darker that the hole becomes, with no hope for us to see the light of truth again, for we are chained to the darkness of lies.

My friend, life is a precious gift from God. His Truth took upon Himself my and your cross and paid the tremendous price with His own precious life through crucifixion, while taking on Himself the curse of sin, so that we would be sons and daughters of light, carrying the torch of truth beaming rays of hope to the way out of darkness. Let’s live for truth no matter the hard road ahead of us, for it carries a weight of eternal reward. 

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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