Thursday, October 6, 2011
Can You Handle the Truth?
Truth is truth only if you believe it; or, better put, receive it. The question has been asked, "If a tree were to fall in a forest and no one was there to hear it fall, would there be any sound?" Many people believe the answer to that question to be No, because it's only when the sound waves it creates collide with an ear drum that it produces the sound we hear.
The magazine Scientific American gave the technical answer to this question, when they said "Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognised as sound only at our nerve centres. So the falling of the tree or any other disturbance will produce vibrations in the air. If there is no system to perceive or receive them, translate and interpret these vibrations and relate or communicate them to our brain, there will be no sound."
Is there anything true for your life that you have not had the belief system in place to receive, so that it actually has not become truth for you? The Bible says Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If you refuse to hear truth then it will never translate into reality for you.
In Joshua 1:3 God says to Joshua, Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given to you, as I said to Moses.
The Hebrew word for the “soul” of the foot is kaph which means the hollow of your hand, a bowl or a dish, the handle of a door, or a spoon.
So this is really talking about your portion, that which you take hold of with your hand. The land they where about to stand upon belonged to other nations; they had to take hold of it with their hand. To do that they had to believe it was theirs and have the strength of mind and will to take it.
Notice “as I said unto Moses” 40 years previously Moses had received the exact same word, yet it had never actualised into truth for him and tragically 3 million people missed living in the truth for their lives. It was the same truth for both Moses and Joshua...but Moses' generation had no mechanism of belief that would cause them to receive that truth as the portion of their lives.
The truth is, there is no end to the personal promise God has made to us but unfortunately some are dull of hearing. Others hear these words but have lost the spiritual nerve centres that trigger the needed faith. This paralyses our ability to act with deliberate resolve to take hold of and realise them. We are often unable to communicate or translate promise into actions or real outcomes that become the truth of our lives.
What truth has God already said to you that you have failed to hear, or heard yet failed to trigger the needed faith to receive?