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  1. What is truth? Truth is not merely a concept to be understood but a tangible reality to be embraced and lived out. Truth has got the source. God is the truth. When Jesus declares in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life", he is simply saying that if I am embraced I will bring joy, fulfillment, and blessing to individuals and communities. For instance, the Bible teaches that God is love. If we live this truth, how much joy, happiness and peace will this troubled world experience? Truth has got transformative power to diminish the kingdom of darkness. We should stand up for the truth because the truth will set us free (John 8:32) from ignorance, falsehood and bondage of sin.

  2. “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.” Psalm 34:7

    But not always, right? For Daniel in the lion’s den and for Daniel’s 3 friends in the fiery furnace, yes. But for Job and the martyrs, no.

    In Job’s story we see a bit behind the scenes. We hear the Satanic accusation of God:

    Job1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”

    If life is always easier and without suffering for God’s children, then of course everyone would want to be in His kingdom….. according to Satan…. but, if and when being a Christian is a life-and-death risk, when it means giving up comfort, giving up credibility and friendships and family ties, giving up material prosperity, giving up control over your own body…. when it’s the biggest test possible of what you love most…, what can the accuser say then? When one willingly and even gladly loses everything for Jesus…. what a testimony!

    Oh, and the Lord is encamped with the martyrs too….we see they’re not delivered from bodily harm, but they are delivered from caring what men can do to them (Ps. 118:6).

    • Hi Esther!
      So the answer is yes? But sometimes they must give way to the enemy for a greater good and just because they give way, it doesn’t mean they have left us. They are there to give strength, courage, peace, hope, and even to limit the enemies hand according to God’s will.

      • Amen, God always knows best! So I have to ask…are you the same Sylvia Verrill who I knew at Oxford church growing up …and once I played in your barn with Jenny??

  3. Standing for the Truth today as it was first proclaimed during the time of the new Ecclesia - following the Word of God by faith:
    1 John 5:11-13 :
    ”And this is the testimony: that God has given us ternal life, and this life is in His Son.
    He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
    These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

    • It is! There has been plenty of spiritual abuse committed by so-called "Christians" or misguided Christians (through ignorance). That has, as one would expect, stirred up hatred which has great potential to inspire persecution. It is also possible to be persecuted though we have committed no spiritual abuse as was the case with Jesus.

  4. “Eighty and six years have I served Him, and He has done me no wrong. How can I speak evil of my King who saved me?”
    This got me,I got goose bumps reading it,Jesus,,,,, this is the kind of Faithfulness we all need in this Kind of time and where we are going, May He Give us the Grace to Stand Firm on the Truth in Trying Times as these.🙏❤

    • Is this a trick question, JC 😅?…
      to live for Christ is to die to self
      to die to self is to live for Christ

  5. JC both things are easier if Christ's Spirit dwells in you, for bible says "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 KJV

  6. The first question I asked myself when I saw the title was what truth am I to stand for? We have so many examples throughout scripture, Old and New Testament. I was also drawn to the first chapter in Steps to Christ, which for me, defines the truth that needs to be stood for. Satan had been so successful in leading many into a false understanding of God and His character. In Jesus own words, he tells all why he came. There is John 1:16-18, John 14:9, all of John 17, and the list goes on. We have Old Testament examples of Job, Daniel’s 3 friends, Daniel himself, and again the list goes on. Only God is to be worshipped. My understanding of His character is crucial for my obedience to Him and worship of Him. When we understand clearly His character, we will have to problem standing for the truth this understanding brings.


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