“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
The truth can cause an impact that is either positive or negative. Sometimes the revelation of the truth is unpleasant, but it must be revealed.
Jesus confirms that by knowing the truth, we shall be free—from the lies of the devil and from fantasies and illusions.
There are people who would prefer that you didn’t tell them the truth if it is upsetting. But unless you know the truth, how can you escape the lies that you’ve lived in?
“Pilate said to Him, ‘What is truth?’ And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, ‘I find no fault in Him at all.’” (John 18:38)
Many people can’t believe the possibility of an absolute truth. They have their own truth and respect other people’s ‘truths’. They understand ‘truth’ as being the result of something. You plant and whatever you reap is the ‘truth’. This is the reason why we live in a rebellious world.
The absolute truth determines the difference between what is right and wrong. If everyone has their own ‘truth’, then what direction or reference is there in life? The absolute truth brings direction. When we base our lives on this truth, then you will always be conscious of what you’re doing; you will have discernment.
That’s why the Kingdom of God is disciplined.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:6)
Jesus is the absolute truth! Embracing Him brings freedom. It’s like a light that is switched on and there is no more darkness.
The world is the way it is because there are many ‘truths’ that aren’t true. The Word of God is knowledge of the truth. It is your spiritual GPS.
Bishop Randal Brito