His Truth is Everlasting


Psalm 117;2 (NASB), “For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!”

Webster’s defines truth as
: the truth
: the real facts about something
: the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
And the word true is defined as
:agreeing with the facts
: not false
: real or genuine

The very essence of the truth is supposed to be something we can trust, something that isn’t changeable, or corruptible. However, according to the world’s definition it is none of those things. Over the ages philosophers and parents everywhere have been trying to get to the bottom of this mysterious truth.

Here are some of the world’s ideas about truth.

It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth. ~Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy

There is no Truth. There is only the truth within each moment. ~Ramana Maharshi, attributed

Every truth bends and reshapes itself or is reshaped by other forces. ~Leslie Woolf Hedley

There is no truth. There is only perception. ~Gustave Flaubert

And let’s not forget the famous words of Pontius Pilate, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

If it wasn’t obvious to you before, I hope it is now, the world has no idea what truth really is. God tells us in His word exactly what the truth is. It is not a collection of facts, it is not just something that is accepted as true, it is not elusive, it doesn’t reshape itself, and it most definitely is. The Truth is Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. God’s word is truth.

John 1:14 (NIV), “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Facts can tell us that we have cancer; God’s word tells us that we have been healed by the stripes on Jesus back.

Facts tell us that we can’t change who we are, but God’s word tells us that He has made us as new creations, that all things are brand new to those who have given themselves over to Him.
The truth, God’s truth sets us and continues to make us free.

Free from what? Sin, our past, the lies of the devil, the bad reports from the world, and even our own stinkin’ thinkin’.

God’s truth never changes, ever. It is set in stone, engraved on our hearts. Circumstances won’t change it, public opinion can’t change it, and no matter how we might try to manipulate and misinterpret it, it stands in itself, as TRUTH.

John 14:6 (NIV), “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Now let’s read Psalm 117 again.

Psalm 117 (KJB), “O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.”

His truth is everlasting, it endures forever.

Aren’t you glad.

God Dethroned

Isaiah 14:12-15 (Jubilee Bible 2000), “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, who didst claim the Gentiles as an inheritance! Thou who said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven; upon high next to the stars of God I will exalt my throne: and I will sit upon the mount of the testimony and in the sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

That is how it all started. Most of us get angry when we read this. Lucifer wants to dethrone the Creator of the Universe. In his unholy pride, he wants to be God. There is only One who is fit to sit on this throne and it isn’t the Devil. His throne is in Heaven, but there is also a throne in the heart of each man.
Who sits on the throne in your heart?

“The description of the man of sin, when he is fully revealed, come to full maturity, “who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he as god, siteth in the temple of God and showeth himself that he is God” is the true self at every stage and in every state: self sits in the temple of God as God. All the sin of heathendom- and how awful it is- and all the sin of Christendom- no less terrible!- is but the outgrowth of that one root-God dethroned, self enthroned, in the heart of Man.”~ Andrew Murray “Within”

Andrew Murray is using part of a quote from II Thessalonians 2 where we are given a description of the Antichrist. Lucifer’s fall and the behavior of the Antichrist…can both be attributed to the same thing, trying to dethrone the rightful King, and enthroning self. He also is very honest in pointing out that it isn’t just the heathen that exhibits this same behavior, but also “Christendom.”

We, like David, need to ask the Holy Spirit to search our hearts

Psalms 26:2 (NIV), “Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;”

Are you fighting for your rights, will, and way? Or are you surrendered to His?

There isn’t room for two on God’s throne. He alone can fulfill the purpose of Father. We are so unqualified. Getting on that throne is sin. Not allowing God to be enthroned in our hearts is sin. Thinking we can do it better is sin. He is able, we are not. He knows everything, we do not. Our flesh is weak; there is NO weakness in Him. How can we be so foolish as to think we could ever sit there?

“God is on the throne,” I hear you say. Do you listen to Him? Do you do what He tells you too? Are you too busy for Him and His Kingdom? Do you live like the world? Is your faith in Him, or your own abilities, or the government, or another person? There are many signs that prove a lack of a true king on the throne. These are just a few.

It’s not my throne, and it isn’t yours.

Anyone who sits there besides God, is an usurper, and imposter, a tyrant, and a thief.


God won’t share it.

It’s not because He is selfish, it’s because He loves us, and knows that He is the best person to reside there.
If you have found yourself there, or any person or thing besides the true King, step down and allow Him to reign in your heart and life.

You’ll be better for it!

God is Not Done With Israel


Zephaniah 3:9-17 (NIV), “Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder. From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings. On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you your arrogant boasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill. But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the Lord. They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Even though God’s chosen people have rebelled and turned away from Him over and over during the span of history, He has always kept a remnant, those few who loved Him and were faithful, or those who were lowly and not haughty. He did this for David’s sake. He had promised Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David many things concerning His people and He always keeps His promises. He also did this for His names sake as well. He wants the world to know that He is good, that He is forgiving, and that, no matter what, He loves. He promises to gather them back together as a shepherd gathers His flock. Over the years, many times, it may have looked like God had totally forsaken Israel, but that was never the case. The plans and the purposes that He had for them never changed. His desire for them to be His children and to call Him “Father” always remained the same. He consistently sent deliverers until finally He sent His Son as the final deliverer. They will see Jesus for who He is and they will turn their hearts to the Father. Doesn’t God promise that in His word?

Jeremiah 46:27 (KJB), “But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.”

Jeremiah 23:3 (NIV), “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number.”

Isaiah 25:9 (NIV), “In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

So what do we do as believers? We accept all God has for us, showing the Jews how good God is and what Jesus has done for us. We are to make them jealous enough that they seek after Him.

Romans 11:11 (NLT), “Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves.”

We also are supposed to be praying for them.

Psalm 122:6 (NASB), “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.”

Book Review for “Thimblerig’s Ark”- Christian Fantasy


I thoroughly enjoyed “Thimblerig’s Ark”! This is a story of the ark told through the eyes of some of the animals involved. A shady groundhog finds faith. The storyline was fun, had quite a bit of humor and I loved the writing style. I give it four stars. I really liked it. Great for kids on up. Will be looking for more from this author!