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Here’s the message that I believe God is placing in my heart for today…
GOD IS CALLING HIS PEOPLE BACK TO THE TRUTH!

There is a falling away from the truth, but no matter what you see, hear, or feel, the truth will remain solid and steadfast.

Truth is unchangeable, like an anchor set that no wave can move.
It will fix you and fasten you.
Your life will be immovable when it is tied and anchored to the truth.

We MUST come back to the truth that sets us free or be in danger of losing to the bondage the enemy desires to bring.

In the last days, there will be a FALLING AWAY from the the truth.
The devil, who by the way IS A DEFEATED FOE, will do his best to cause the people of God to turn away from the very thing that will KEEP THEM FREE.

It’s not the powerful services that keep us free.
It’s not the songs we sing that keep us free.
It’s not what we can do, or the miracles that will keep us free.

But it is the knowledge of and the application of the TRUTH that will keep us free.
The enemy of our soul wants us to fall, in the same way that HE FELL.
He fell because he turned away from the truth, and accepted something that was a lie.

Listen to the story…

Isaiah 14:12-19 NKJV
[12] “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! [13] For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ [15] Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. [16] “Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, [17] Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’ [18] “All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house; [19] But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch, Like the garment of those who are slain, Thrust through with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a corpse trodden underfoot.

I want to bring your attention to verse 13…
Scripture, speaking of Lucifer, says… ** “For you have SAID IN YOUR HEART…” **

We need to remember…

WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HEART, WILL BECOME THE WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH.

If the words of your mouth are not based and founded upon the TRUTH, YOU TOO WILL FALL.

God has given us a WORD that he wants to place in our mouth.
God has given us a WORD that will shape our heart.
God has given us a WORD that will satisfy the longings of our soul.

When the evil times come…the WORD will sustain us.
When the pressures mount up against us…the WORD will keep us free.
When the enemy of our soul plans an attack…the WORD will bring us victory.

The Bible says this…

Proverbs 23:23 NKJV
[23] Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

There is a great selling away of the truth right now, and those who turn away from the truth, will open themselves up to believing a lie.

No matter what you do, don’t MOVE AWAY from the truth that you’ve always known and held to.
Don’t move away from the very thing that God has used in your life to keep you, save you, and set you free.

Don’t sell the truth because of the latest thing to come down the line.

The truth is established forever.
It is the bedrock of our existence.
Whatever is TRUTH is of God, and whatever is NOT OF TRUTH is the devil’s lie.
BUY THE TRUTH.

What does that mean?
It means AT ANY COST, get ahold of the truth of God’s Word.
At any cost, guard, cherish, and protect what you KNOW to be true.

At any cost, guard, cherish, and protect what you KNOW to be true. Share

Be careful what you listen to.
Be careful what you read.
Be careful what you watch.

For the only way a lie gets into our heart is by repetitious battering.
The lie is repeated over and over, until it begins to weaken our grasp on the truth.
So BE CAREFUL about what you OPEN YOURSELF UP TO IN THIS HOUR.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 NKJV
[3] Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

There is a “falling away” from the truth already at work NOW in our time.
We don’t want to be people who fall away from what is right, but we want to know the power of the truth.

Here’s what the Lord said to Joshua.
And remember, WE ALSO are grafted into the house of Israel, so these words apply to US just as much as they did to Joshua.

Joshua 1:1-8 NKJV
[1] After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: [2] “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them-the children of Israel. [3] Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. [4] From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. [5] No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.

Because we belong to Jesus, every place where we tread BELONGS to us.
We are on the side of victory.
We are on the side of the winner.
We are on the side of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

He will not fail us or forsake us.
He will rise up among and and defend us.

All we have to do is KEEP WALKING in the truth.

Keep our minds, our eyes, our heart, and our mouth on the truth of the word that God places in us.

God has set you above the fray, and when you keep the Word Of Truth in your mouth, there is not a single enemy that will ultimately defeat you!

[6] Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. [7] Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.

Truth is always in the center.
We are not to turn to “this side” or to “that side.”
Not to the right or to the left.

But we keep our eyes on the truth of God’s Word and allow it to saturate our heart.

[8] This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Jesus IS THE WORD of God that came down from heaven and dwelt among us.
This IS THE WORD that God wants to place in our mouth.

  • Whatever comes our way…we speak of Jesus.
  • Whatever the world says…we speak of Jesus.
  • Whatever the culture says…we speak of Jesus.

As long as Jesus is the Word in your MOUTH, the devil will not overpower you or defeat you.
The ONLY way the enemy can win, is by getting you to REPEAT THE LIE instead of DECLARING THE TRUTH.

Why? Because the devil is a defeated foe.
He was cast down before the earth began.
He was defeated from the very start.

We are instructed to KEEP THE WORD in our mouth.
What’s in your mouth is what will be in your heart.

Scripture says…

Isaiah 59:14-21 NKJV
[14] Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. [15] So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice.

There was a time when it seemed that man would fall, and the enemy would win…but GOD HAD A PLAN.

God would send THE WORD.
God would send THE WAY.
God would send THE TRUTH.
God would send THE LIFE.

[16] He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore HIS OWN ARM brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. [17] For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak. [18] According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay.

NOW LISTEN TO THIS…

[19] So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

WHAT IS THE STANDARD?
It is the truth!
Truth is a shield.
Truth is a buckler.
Truth is a sustainer.
Truth sets men free.

Psalm 91:4 says, “his truth WILL BE your shield and buckler.”
When scripture talks about the “shield of faith,” WHAT is it that we have faith IN?
Our faith is in the WORD OF GOD, the truth.

Our faith is our shield because our faith is in the truth of God’s Word!
Who is the Word?
The Word is Jesus.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Son Of God!

Isaiah 59 goes on to say…

[20] “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the LORD.

He came to SAVE.
He came to HEAL.
He came to SET FREE THE CAPTIVES.

Then he makes this promise…

[21] “As for Me,” says the LORD, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time and forevermore.”

Let me tell you…
No matter what you hear and see in the world at the present moment, there has always been, and there WILL ALWAYS BE A REMNANT OF PEOPLE who refuse to let go of the truth.

More than anything…

MAKE SURE YOU ARE PART OF THE REMNANT.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE HOLDING TO WHAT IS TRUE.

In closing, listen to what Paul speaks to the Philippian church at the end of his letter to them.

Philippians 4:6-9 NKJV
[6] Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; [7] and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

And here it is…

[8] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. [9] The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


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Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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