To Tell The Truth

Have you ever wondered about the supernatural? Do you ever think about God being supernatural? Do you believe people can see visions? Have you ever heard someone prophecy? Do you believe God speaks to us today?

We are told in several places throughout the Bible that God is always with us. Many of us agree, but we quickly cast it aside. Oh, we’ll agree every time it is said, and we may even say it ourselves. Yet, I’m not convinced we truly believe it.

We have been promised the Spirit of God will be poured out on us. Prophets in the Old Testament testified it would happen. Jesus said He would send a Helper or Advocate to be with us. We see the testimony of how that took place on Pentecost with the Apostles. Yet, we still struggle with believing it deep in our hearts.

Perhaps it will take a personal experience to convince us. Sometimes, I think we all look for physical proof before we believe. Yet, that isn’t faith, is it? Faith is believing in something we can’t see (Hebrews 11:1).

I wonder if we aren’t just a little afraid of believing God’s Spirit is always with us. After all, if He is, He knows every thought, every action, every word we say. Yet we are also told of wondrous experiences we will have, if we believe and follow.

We are told that we will prophecy. I’m not convinced that means all of us will see the future. You see, one of the definitions of prophesying is to tell the truth about God. So, we will become a witness for Jesus. For many of us, that is a scary thought.

We are also told we will dream dreams and see visions. These may be about the future, but it is more likely they will reveal truth to us. God works in mysterious ways and one of them is through our dreams. He reveals His truth to us through these dreams or visions, just as He reveals His truth through the prophesying of others and in His Word. Perhaps some of us have had dreams or visions and have quickly cast them aside, afraid of what they may mean.

I pray we all accept the wonderful gift of God’s Spirit. I pray we accept that God is always with us through our faith in Him. I pray each one of us will be a witness for Jesus, prophesying His truth to others we encounter. Believe in the unseen. Have faith that God is always with you. Accept the gift of His Holy Spirit. Be a truth teller. Abandon your fear for the love of God.

Joel 2:28 “And afterward,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your old men will dream dreams,

your young men will see visions.

Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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