Tuesday, June 05, 2012


“The man who cleaves to it is free: "The truth shall make you free" John 8:32.
Truth has a firm bottom; we can lay the whole weight of our souls upon it and know it will not break. Cleave to truth and it will cleave to you. It will go with you to prison and anywhere else you must go for her sake. "Not one thing," said Joshua, "hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof" Joshua 23:14.
Whatever truth promises, count it as money in your pocket. "Fourscore years," Polycarp said, "I have served God and found Him a good Master." When men forsake truth to advance themselves they are asking for disappointment. They are flattered away from truth by empty promises and fare no better than Judas after he betrayed his Master into the hands of the Jews.
The man who cleaves to it is free: "The truth shall make you free" John 8:32. But Christ bluntly told the Jews why they were in bondage: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do" (v. 44). All sinners are slaves to Satan. The man who has lust living on him like a parasite finds no rest as he serves and provides for it every day. But if all the devil's lusts bolted a single sinner to his dungeon floor, and the truth of Christ opened his heart, you would soon see the foundations of the prison shaken, its doors thrown open, and the chains falling off.
Truth will not be bound. And neither will it stay in a soul that is tied up in sin. Therefore, once truth and the soul agree-- Christ and the soul-- the person can lift up his head and know that his redemption and delivery from spiritual slavery draw near. They key is already in the lock to let him out. It is impossible for us to know truth as it "is in Jesus" and remain strangers to the freedom that comes with it 
Ephesians 4:21.”
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell. http://www.moodypublishers.com/pub_productDetail.aspx?id=41823&pid=53617

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