Let each one of you speak Truth with his neighbor.
“Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.” Ephesians 4:25 (NKJV)
Do You Speak the Truth?
Do You always speak the Truth?
Do you even speak the Truth to your neighbors?
God’s standard for you is always to be truthful in all your dealings.
You have possibly heard the expression of being “economical with the truth.”
That “excuse” is not for you as a Kingdom representative.
As children of God, we are to live and manifest the nature of God.
God is always true.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
Jesus is the Truth.
“Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.” John 14:16(TPT)
How do you relate to your neighbor?
So stop telling lies.
Let us say to our neighbors the Truth.
Again, who is your neighbor?
“Stop lying to each other; tell the truth, for we are parts of each other, and when we lie to each other, we are hurting ourselves.” Ephesians 4:25(TLB)
Everything is not competition.
Live a truthful life.
Literarily people always try to outdo the neighbor.
As a child of God, that’s not your purpose in Life.
Be true to God and yourself.
Stop “packaging “yourself to be what you are not.
“The cravings of the self-life are obvious: Sexual immorality, lustful thoughts, pornography, chasings after things instead of God, manipulating others, hatred of those who get in your Way, senseless arguments, resentment when others are favored, temper tantrums, angry quarrels, only thinking of yourself, being in love with your own opinions, being envious of the blessings of others, murder, uncontrolled addictions, wild parties, and all other similar behavior. Haven’t I already warned you that those who use their “freedom” for these things would not inherit the kingdom realm of God!” Galatians 5:19-21(TPT)
Do you want to make it to heaven?
Speak the Truth.
Embrace truth in all areas of your Life.
Especially to your neighbor.
“For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again. Never gloat when your enemy meets disaster, and don’t be quick to rejoice if he falls. For the Lord, who sees your heart, will be displeased with you and will pity your foe.”
Proverbs 24:16-18 (TPT)
Have you missed the mark you set for yourself in this brand New Year?.
Did you just do something foolish, and you feel like giving up?
Are you feeling helpless that habit you thought you overcame knocked you down again?
A righteous person may fall seven times, but he gets up again.
Even if good people fall seven times, they will get back up.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
Don’t stay down and defeated.
“Friends” around you who could have helped are now mocking.
Don’t let their comments and gossips continually make you feel ashamed.
Apostle Peter did not totally quit.
Yes, he felt like quitting.
He momentarily went back to his fishing lifestyle.
God did not give up on him, and Jesus appeared to him again.
God has not given up and will not give up on you too.
You have remained strong and consistent.
You have achieved this so far by Grace.
“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
1 Thessalonians 5:14
You are not Superhuman.
His Grace has helped you to walk supernaturally and overcome.
God sees your heart, and HE knows all your moves !!!
“Strengthen those who are discouraged. Energize those who feel defeated. Say to the anxious and fearful, “Be strong and never afraid. Look, here comes your God! He is breaking through to give you victory! He comes to avenge your enemies. With divine retribution, he comes to save you!” Isaiah 35:3-4 (TPT)
“It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds. Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end of time” Ecclesiastes 3:11(GW)
You must recognize there is the undisputable factor of God’s timing.
Many times as Christians:
We want everything done according to our own desires.
This leads to challenges in our faith walk with God.
When you don’t get what you want according to your own timetable, doubts sets in.
This often makes some question the genuineness of their salvation.
They begin to compare their lives with others.
They become vulnerable to seek more “powers” from other sources.
Sometimes they abandon their places of blessings and look for “breakthroughs” elsewhere.
Be reminded today that there is always a God factor in the timing of your life.
As you roll out your plans, goals, and aspirations this new year.
Prepare your best.
Continue to be diligent.
Follow His Voice based on HIS Word.
“You can do your best to prepare for the battle, but ultimate victory comes from the Lord God.” Proverbs 21:31(TPT)
God is the Alpha and Omega of your life.
Always remember HE is sovereign in your life.
“He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.” Job 5:9(NLT)
You can sing along:
“In his time, in his time.
He makes all things beautiful.
In his time
Lord, please show me .every day.
As you’re teaching me your way
That you do just what you say
In your time”…(Diane Ball Composer)
“Sir, we would like to meet Jesus.”
“Some Greeks had gone to Jerusalem to worship during Passover. Philip from Bethsaida in Galilee was there too. So they went to him and said, “Sir, we would like to meet Jesus.” Philip told Andrew. Then the two of them went to Jesus and told him. Jesus said: The time has come for the Son of Man to be given his glory. I tell you for certain that a grain of wheat that falls on the ground will never be more than one grain unless it dies. But if it dies, it will produce lots of wheat. John 12:20-24 (CEV)
The Greeks then did not have direct access to the Jews.
However, they have heard about the Lord Jesus Christ.
They obviously have seen the life-changing impacts He has made.
Positively, they identified Philip as someone who could take them to Jesus.
Do people around you know you closely with Jesus?
Can people approach you to lead them to Jesus?
Can you really?
Philip told Andrew, and both of them went to Jesus.
After that, Jesus public announced that HE would, through the Cross, be available to all.
Now there is no barrier to all.
Jesus paid the Ultimate Ransome for the sin of all.
Can the seekers of Jesus find Him through you?
What do people know you as?
“As I was going through your city and looking at the things you worship, I found an altar with the words, “To an Unknown God.” You worship this God, but you don’t really know him. So I want to tell you about him.”
Acts 23:7 (CEV)
Paul came across people who did not know God.
He told them:
I want to tell you about him.
Can you do the same today?
Position yourself in a place you can lead others to the Savior.