GOD AND TRUTH

FOUR THINGS THE TRUTH WILL DO

There are four things truth will do. The truth will set you free, sanctify you, sterilize you, and secure you.

 

  • The truth will set (make) you free. Jesus said in John 8:32:

 

 “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”

 

  • The truth will sanctify you. Jesus prayed in John 17:19:

 

“And for their sake I sanctify Myself, that they may be sanctified through the truth”

 

  • The truth will sterilize you. The Scripture says in 1 Peter 1:22:

 

 “Seeing you have purged (purified) your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.”

 

  • The truth will secure you. The Scripture says in 2 Peter 1:12:

 

 “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things and be established in the present truth.”

 

THE SOURCES OF THE TRUTH

 

The Bible points us to four sources of truth, all of which are centred in God, surrounded by Jesus Christ His Son, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit of God.

 

 

 “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”

 

 

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”

 

  • The Word of God, the Bible, is the truth. Jesus prayed in John 17:17:

 

“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth”.

 

  • The Holy Spirit is truth. The Scripture says in 1 John 5:6:

 

 “This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ, not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness because the Spirit is truth.”

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT SATAN

 

Before we journey into the ten conditions of the mind or ten mind-sets, there is one other truth to be aware of. Satan is “mindful” of the things of men. Satan is the  formidable enemy of mankind, especially believers. Mark chapter 8 records an interesting exchange between Jesus and Peter. Jesus had just told the disciples that He would go to the cross. In verse 32, Peter took Jesus by the hand and led Him aside from the other disciples. Privately Peter rebuked Jesus for saying such a thing. In verse 33, Jesus said to Peter:

 

“Get thee behind me Satan! For you do not have a mind intent on promoting what God wills, but what pleases men [you are not on God’s side, but that of men”

 

HOW AND WHAT YOU THINK

 

Satan is a thinker! He is interested in the condition of your mind. If, through his efforts, he can promote a spiritually unhealthy mindset, then he can have control of your mind – both the way you think and what you think.

 

DR KRIGE AND HOUSE REGENERATION

 

This adapted content was extracted from A Biblical Approach to Psychotherapy authored by Dr Ado Krige, the Founding Director of House Regeneration, a South African drug rehabilitation centre offering a comprehensive discipleship training program. By applying principles of Biblical Therapy, using the Scriptures to teach, rebuke, correct, and train in righteousness, House Regeneration counsellors show anyone who has suffered from addiction how to fully understand why they do what they do and how to bring their belief systems in line with the Word of God.