Saturday, December 14, 2013

God Rules Your World with Truth and Grace!

There are many kingdoms in this world we live in. There is much internal and external strife among them all. Most of the strife is caused from a desire to put their particular truth on the entire world. It’s either their political truth or their spiritual truth and often a mixture of both. Napoleon was a great leader and eventually became Emperor of France and yet eventually he fell from grace because in the end he could not deliver the victory he promised. Hitler hated an entire religion of people and he talked an entire nation into following him based on nothing more than their own fears. But he too could not deliver on his promises because they were all based on evil.  We can also talk of religious rulers who became despots. But once the entire following listened to them alone things went south.

Rulers rise and rulers fall. Our admiration for their greatness must always be tempered with the truth. For no matter how charismatic the leadership, no matter how palatable the message is, no matter what they say or who follows, truth will prevail. Eventually their heart will show so clearly that their abilities will be dwarfed by their inability to lead in truth.   

We sing many beloved songs this time of year, but this morning I hear those beautiful words whispered into my heart as they ring out in such triumph. “He Rules the World with Truth and Grace…” God speaks to my heart as He reminds me that this is His most wonderful and enduring promise.

If God rules the world indeed, then He alone is sovereign.  He is Lord over everything. That includes us and all our situations we cannot figure out.  We are not victims of our condition. We are not merely at the mercy of the whims of others. We aren’t under our circumstances at all. While we may be heartbroken over people who have quit us, mocked us, rejected us or scorned us, we are not under the rule of their decisions. God rules the world and He cares for us.

Neither your circumstances nor your adversaries speak truth. God always speaks the truth. And God says that you are blessed, you are redeemed, you are chosen, you are highly favored, you are more than a conqueror, victorious, under His banner of love and walking in freedom and faith. Your light is still shining, your heart is still beating and your life is in His hands. No longer do you have to feel the pressure and weight of your temporary circumstances for God is your King and He has a marvelous plan for your life. You don’t have to look at the things your eye sees and believe they are your truth, for God’s truth prevails. His grace is your transport into the Joy of the Lord, which is your strength.  He will either change everything or give you the strength to go through whatever comes your way because you have the belt of truth, the Word of God, at your disposal and the Holy Spirit guiding you. Nothing can ever separate you from God’s love for He rules the world, your world, with His Truth and His grace and you are going to prove the glory of His righteousness as you walk in peace, speak in love and gain ground the enemy has taken from you.

Oh beloved, run to the truth whenever you feel abandoned, misled or deceived. Run when you feel the hot pain of rejection, manipulation, worry or fear. God is with you and His truth is your banner to protect you from the lies the enemy speaks over you no matter where they come from. This holiday you will shine brighter than ever as you speak God’s truth over yourself, over your situation, over your family. No need to worry for God is watching over you and will lead you into all truth. His love endures forever and His care is eternal. No other half truth will do, for you are His most precious possession and He’s given you everything you will ever need. No more living under the lies of anyone who doesn’t speak God’s Word. You are free to sing and rejoice and be all God says you are.

He rules the World with truth and grace and you can walk in His pageantry as you live in the light of His wonderful words of Truth, Grace, Love and Care.

Acts 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.

Psalm 22:28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s And He rules over the nations.

Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Psalm 46:11 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

Jude 1:24-25 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

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