Choosing To Believe A Lie | 5.7.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church
Choosing to Believe a Lie
Most people would not choose to believe a lie. The only reason that someone would choose to believe a lie is the truth is too difficult to agree with or comprehend. The problem is is the truth is the truth. The truth doesn’t change based on our emotions or feelings. Truth is truth.
“the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” John 3:19-21 NKJV
Jesus said people would choose to believe a lie because they did not want their unrepentant reality to be made known
John 14:6 Jesus said He is THE TRUTH!
Truth definition is “reality” or the reality of a situation!
“Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
So Messiah came into the world to bear witness of the worlds truth reality down idols that we put our trust in, to show us the reality of our situation and the reality of all men
What is the truth? What is mankind’s reality?
Remember John 18:37 said “everyone who is of the truth hears my voice”.
So those who hunger for truth will harken to the truth no matter how hard it is to swallow
Truth, our reality can be hard to swallow
Jesus first message publicly in Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus BEGAN to preach, saying, REPENT! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand
God becomes a man and His first public word to them is to tell them their reality
Their reality is they’re going down a wrong road and to change directions
Man is sinful
Sinful in rebellion against a Holy God therefore Romans 6:23 the truth says this sinful man will die an eternal death
God steps in
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18 NKJV
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NKJV
This statement was made from an eyewitness of the resurrection of Jesus
Truth our reality, mama reality is they sinful and in rebellion against the holy God, and they stand condemned under judicial law, and will spend an eternity separated from God in hell. The truth, the reality is that God loved the world and gave his son everyone that calls on the name of the lord shall be saved?
“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24 NKJV
There is no salvation outside of Jesus! The Bible tells us that because the Jewish people rejected Jesus as Messiah and did not recognize the time of their visitation that they would be judged
“For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”. Luke 19:43-44 NKJV
Not necessarily Gods doing but because they rejected their only salvation that left an open door for the enemy
So it is with our souls if we reject Jesus Messiah, one day, the enemy will come and bring destruction to our lives, and our souls eternally
“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you? Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and obeys them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a [far-sighted, practical, and sensible] man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and yet could not shake it, because it had been securely built and founded on the rock. But the one who has [merely] heard and has not practiced [what I say], is like a [foolish] man who built a house on the ground without any foundation, and the torrent burst against it; and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49 AMP