Truth and Trusting God

Joseph LephiewFAITH IN GOD, Series, Sermons

Sermon Notes

In our series, “FAITH IN GOD” we understand that in the day and age we live in many people are struggling in their faith and beliefs.

We live in a world that is so divided on what to believe, what is right, what is moral, what is God?

If you speak with people that have different answers on everything. Here is what I believe and understand. IF YOU DON’T KNOW OR UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REALLY TRUST GOD.

I BELIEVE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE ISSUES WITH TRUSTING GOD REALLY HAVE ISSUES WITH TRUTH. WHAT IS TRUTH? HOW DOES TRUST MATTER IN MY TRUST WITH GOD?

FIRST IS A WHAT YOU KNOW ISSUE. SECOND IS TRUTH & TRUST ISSUE. THIRD IS A FREEDOM ISSUE, FREE OR NOT FREE.

John 8:32 AMP
“And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”

John 8:32 NCV
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Jesus is speaking with Jews who believed in Him and He is teaching them. Many of His teachings they did not understand from their religious mindsets so they needed Spirit Revelations.

They were having issues with understanding. Remember like when Jesus was teaching about being born again they were like how can we go back into our mothers womb? You get it.

The challenge is when you read the Word but read it with a natural mindset you really can not understand the Word of Truth. The mind is logical and it makes no sense to your human brain.

Many of the principles of the Word of God make no sense to people who are spirit filled and led. Give and it shall be given. It makes no sense to someone who is not spirit filled or led.

If you want to be the greatest be the least, this is crazy and makes not sense to most people.

Jesus is saying, “KNOW THE TRUTH.” IN ALMOST EVERY TRANSLATION THE WORD SAYS THE SAME, KNOW THE TRUTH.”

Before we get into the truth, lets get something squared away. Jesus says, “To Know.” What does it mean when you know something?

Truth is defined by Merriam Webster as the actuality of things or events, fact, or spiritual reality.

Other definitions of truth have to do with sincerity in action or character, while others literally
refer to God. The opposite of truth, then, is lies, falsity, fiction, and falsehood. No matter how it is
viewed, truth bears the fruit of trust, and many of us spend our entire lives looking for it. The
intrinsic desire for truth is what gives us that deep, personal longing to answer questions like
“what is my purpose,” “who am I,” or “who do I serve?”

TO KNOW: to understand (something) : to have a clear and complete idea of something. To be aware of the truth of. To have understanding of.

You know that you know that you know. I know my name and how I am. I know my children and grandchildren. I know about Arizona. I know that I know and its not maybe, I know.

To know is to understand something, clear and complete idea of something. To know is to be aware of the truth of.
Here is the first hurdle. What do you know? Or what do you think you know?

Jesus was always asking questions and then speaking in parables. Because if they were not spirit they would not understand.

Remember the people said who is this that does these miracles? They did not know Him as Jesus the Son of God. They know Him as carpenters son.

THE TRUTH: WHAT IS TRUTH. I WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT THAT TRUTH IS THE WORD OF GOD. HIS SAYINGS, HIS PRINCIPLES, HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS WAYS, HIS WORD AND BIBLE.

THIS IS WHERE TRUTH STARTS. TRUTH IS JESUS. JESUS WOULD SPEAK TO PEOPLE AND TELL THEM THE TRUTH WAS IN FRONT OF THEM BUT THEY COULD NOT SEE. JESUS REFERRED TO THEM AS BLIND LEADING THE BLIND.

THEY COULD NOT SEE THE TRUTH. THEY WERE BLINDED TO THE TRUTH.

THE TRUTH MEANS TO UN-HIDE OR HIDING NOTHING. JESUS SAID THEN YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET OR MAKE YOU FREE.

TRUTH IN GREEK MEANS “ALETHEIA”, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS TO “UN-HIDE” OR “HIDING NOTHING.” IT CONVEYS THE THOUGHT THAT TRUTH IS ALWAYS THERE, ALWASY OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO SEE, WITH NOTHING BEING HIDDEN OR OBSCURED.

TRUTH IN HEBREW IS “EMETH”, TRUTH MEANS FIRMNESS, CONSTANCY, AND DURATION. SUCH A DEFINITION IMPLIES AN EVERLASTING SUBSTANCE AND SOMETHING THAT CAN BE RELIED UPON.

Jesus kept teaching people about the TRUTH, HIM. GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT AND THROUGH HIM.

When you know the truth, the truth will make you free. When you know Jesus, Jesus will make you free. When you know God’s Word, the Word will make you free. When you know the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit will make you free.

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW. YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. HERE IS THE PERSON WHO DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUTH. HOW YOU CAN TELL YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.

James 1:7-8 AMP
“For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”

THIS PERSON DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUTH. YOU CAN SEE TO KNOW IS TO NOT BE DOUBLE MINDED BUT SINGLE MINDED. I KNOW THE TRUTH. I KNOW JESUS SAVED ME. I KNOW HE LOVES ME. I KNOW HE IS ALL POWERFUL. I KNOW THE TRUTH SO I AM MORE THAN AN OVERCOMER. I

KNOW HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME OR FORSAKE ME. I KNOW GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. I KNOW.

John 14:6 AMP.
“Jesus said to him, “ I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

JESUS SAYS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE. THERE IS A WORD THAT I FEEL DESCRIBES ALL OF THESE. FREEDOM.

FREEDOM HERE ON EARTH AND ETERNITY.

John 8:32 NCV
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

WHEN WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW THE TRUTH. IT IS SOLID, WE ARE FIRM AND RESOLUTE WITH JESUS, WORD, HOLY SPIRIT AND ALL GOD WE KNOW THE TRUTH. THIS TRUTH BRINGS REAL FREEDOM.

FREEDOM IS THE REAL TREASURE AND WEALTH FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU TRUST GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS WORD.

THIS FREEDOM IS POWER, CONFIDENCE, JOY, HOPE, LOVE, COMPASSION, STRENGTH, PATIENCE, ETC.

WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM, BONDAGE, SLAVERY, RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS, WEAKNESS, INABILITY, DIFFICULTY.

WE SEE THIS IN OUR WORLD WE CALL OUR SELVES A FREE NATION AND WE ARE FREE, BUT ARE WE REALLY FREEE? I SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVING WITH

Sometimes God’s blessing are not in what He gives; but in what He takes away. He knows best, trust Him.

“To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark—that is faith.”
Charles Spurgeon

“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”

“God has perfect timing trust Him.”

“The more you trust God the more He amazes you.”

“Faith is trusting God even when you don’t understand His plan.”

“If God wants a thing to succeed – you can’t mess it up. If He wants a thing to fail – you
can’t save it. Rest and just be faithful.”

“For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favor of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
John 1:17 AMP