The Burden of Truth

 SCRIPTURE TEXT: Thessalonians 2:9-11

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness”.

For those who have heard, known and believed the truth, we NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT ACCEPTANCE AND ADHERENCE TO TRUTH COMES WITH RESPONSIBILITIES. This responsibility  is what I have captioned as the the burden of truth.

We have thrust upon our shoulders the responsibility of demonstrating to the world the reality of this in tangible terms that is only possible by life quality. This has to be especially done with a generational mindset, that is, we should have the younger generation  in mind as we demonstrate this Truth so that they have have a model. This is imperative because of the current global reality which our scripture text is addressing that there is a widespread manifestation “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception” and this is expressing widespread “ because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved”  The divide response to this is quite obvious especially with easy access to lies and wrong narratives on social media “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth”

The BURDEN OF TRUTH can only be borne by those who possess and are possessed by the LOVE OF THE TRUTH. As many are this minded and desirous of being this minded must be aware of the added critical responsibility of being generational with the attitude.

God is a generational God; He is interested in the little children because they’re opportunities and the church has to be very intentional and strategic in living and communicating this truth to them because there is a deliberate conscious effort to suppress the truth. Hence the need to help them understand that truth is the normal way to live and not the other way around.

It is also important to note that we cannot stop evil but we can only raise the standard for good and righteousness. Just like you cannot fight darkness, you only switch on the light. This is why God wants us to be the light in our businesses, offices so that we can shine forth His light and make it impossible for darkness to thrive.

Do not be comfortable with whatever falls short of the standard of God. There is a futility of thinking today and even in the church there is high increase of lawlessness, numbness and mindlessness in the world today.

Conclusion

The younger generation of this age can be safely regarded as a spiritually endangered specie and the Church need to acknowledge and respond appropriately. The response of the Church should be very strategic and intentional. And there is a need to contend for the younger generation through practical demonstration and effective communication of the gospel from the family to the market place.

2019-11-22T14:58:36+01:00