This week He’s seen fit to completely change our weekly messages to a new topic, something that I’ve been pondering for several days. Actually, it’s a new revelation that I’ve been pondering, which I’m not sure my mind has absorbed just yet. It’s the topic of lies and what we ultimately “choose” to believe.
Lies told to us is something I’ve continually been thinking about since late March (due to when I personally and our ministry came under attack). Yet it’s this new revelation that has me yearning to fully understand the impact of this new truth in order to share it with all of you precious fellowship members, His brides.
Hopefully, He will help me explain this to you well enough so you’ll be able to ponder it in your heart too—and in doing so I’ll be able to not only grasp it but embrace its truth.
The truth is, there are lies being told everywhere, and, they’re getting more and more rampant. What’s surprising to me is that lies are becoming almost expected, almost a “given” and in some ways, even tolerated and encouraged. This is even occurring in the lives of “Christians” because some rationalize or lie to themselves that something is the truth, when in fact, in FACT, it’s a lie
You may also have experienced lies being told about you. Many share how their EH and OW “other woman” go to court and their lies are believed in order for a divorce or custody verdict to go through. Have you ever experienced this? And no matter how much you try to convince others it’s a lie— people choose to believe something that is so horribly false, so wrong, leaving you baffled.
That’s one reason why the Lord showed us how to live when He says in 1 Peter 2:21–23 “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps . . . and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him (God) who judges righteously.” It also says He “opened not His mouth in defense.” And Isaiah 53:7—“He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.”
Those who persecuted Him knew He’d respond in this way. Knowing that He wouldn’t fight, He wouldn’t try to defend Himself or set the record straight. Instead, He chose to trust God had a plan, a purpose and thank GOD He did or where would we all be? And that is why I always choose to trust God’s plan by following His example. Though I’d love to set the record straight, unless someone asks, asks in a way I know they are honestly asking and searching for the truth (Matt. 7:7), I do not open my mouth in any defense.
As wonderful as this thought it, it’s not the revelation I’ve been trying to absorb. It’s the groundwork or foundation and something I think we all need to ponder because THIS principle, not opening our mouths in defense, is something so foreign, it’s even an absurdity amongst believers. So let’s stop and Selah on this thought to allow it to really absorb into our hearts and marrow.