Pilate himself asked this question, “What is truth?” in John 18:38. It was his frustrated retort to Christ’s statement before it. Pilate was caught between–ready to pardon Jesus and yet politically stuck. You see, the thing about Jesus is this–no matter how strong your armor of resolve may be, Jesus has come to put you face-to-face with this word called TRUTH–and not the word only, but the Person, the One who says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Jesus is the Truth. The Word made flesh. He has come to stand between us and our altered definitions (…like what do you mean by is? What is the definition of is? Thank you, Mr. Clinton, for being a prime example of the legal twistings of definitions to try to get off the hook) and our re-routes to happiness (…happiness that does not last longer than a moment. But I guess we felt secure in our glass house–before the stone was thrown). Jesus has come to defy anyone, who believes they have a corner on truth–for He OWNS it.
Now I am a bit argumentative–stubborn even. Often, I keep it to myself. But for this purpose, I cannot. Call me Pollyanna or whatever you may, but I believe all things are possible. Oh now, you just read that one too quickly. Go back and digest it. ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE. Taking it even further, I believe that because Jesus is TRUTH, that He can take anything we see with our mortal eyes and take it beyond what the greatest minds and highest experts in the field might say.
For instance, a doctor might say, “This is it. This is all you can expect of your healing.” But I defy that statement in the name of Jesus. My Jesus is the one calling all the shots. He makes what seems to be impossible, possible. Perhaps that healing may occur after death, sure–but often, those words seem like a cop-out to me. That will not stop me from believing that my God, who does things that are TOO HARD for us, is able to change the plan NOW in His way and in His time. He owns that, too and is not limited at all by it!
Honestly, I pray that way. I pray defying the rulers and authorities and experts. I pray with respect to these, but believing and knowing that my God is bigger than all their opinions. Their opinions are just that. His Word spoken, accomplishes–and makes a way where there was no known way that our eyes could see, minds could conceive or ears could hear.
Because I pray that way, I have seen miracles happen! He is SO VERY WORTHY. I wish we could talk over coffee about them–for they are the sacred things I could never just write here. Face-to-face with a friend, I could tell you the wonders that my God has done! Even then, I could not give them the justice or HIM the Holiness, which He deserves, with my fallible tongue. He will tell them all one day–and we can only be undone and fall face down in reverence.
So I dare you. I dare you to say as those three in the fires said (from Daniel 3):
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, “Your threat means nothing to us. If you throw us in the fire, the God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up, O king. But even if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference, O king. We still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”
Oh now, that adds another element to this game-changer I am talking about…the first is believing that Jesus is the Truth and He defines it. The second is what these men spoke and how. They spoke staking their life on the fact that God is not only the Truth, but that He is worthy of all their trust. And what did God do? Well, read Daniel 3 and see…God made the impossible, possible. That is my God–leaving no smell of smoke and no evidence of the flame. Oh joy!
I don’t know what you are facing this day. But I challenge you to believe that God’s TRUTH cancels out the opinions of the masses. I challenge you to stake your life on the fact that Jesus is indeed worthy of all your trust. And finally, I challenge you to rejoice–CELEBRATE!~–over the fact that God is the One, who makes all things possible. Rejoice in Jesus. Delight in Him! It is a safe-keeping for you (Philippians 3).
Before I close read these words carefully. These are the Living Word’s words–the Truth Who spoke to Pilate with a heart of love for him, who was so caught in the trappings of this world.
John 8:37 (The Message)
Then Pilate said, “So, are you a king or not?”
Jesus answered, “You tell me. Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any feeling for the truth, recognizes my voice.”
Read it again and then pray with me:
King Jesus, You are the Truth. Help me to recognize Your voice of truth and to hear You. May I see, as You see. Help me to conceive how to pray for my impossible situations. Then, Lord, I ask for you to give me the ability to trust You. You are Worthy, Lord. I delight in You. My heart rejoices in hope! For You are my Game-Changer. I thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen.
With Belief in God for His Possible Answers to all my Impossibles,