The Authority of Truth

November 4th, 2011 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you —James 4:8

It is essential that you give people the opportunity to act on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual— you cannot act for him. It must be his own deliberate act, but the evangelical message should always lead him to action. Refusing to act leaves a person paralyzed, exactly where he was previously. But once he acts, he is never the same. It is the apparent folly of the truth that stands in the way of hundreds who have been convicted by the Spirit of God. Once I press myself into action, I immediately begin to live. Anything less is merely existing. The moments I truly live are the moments when I act with my entire will.

When a truth of God is brought home to your soul, never allow it to pass without acting on it internally in your will, not necessarily externally in your physical life. Record it with ink and with blood— work it into your life. The weakest saint who transacts business with Jesus Christ is liberated the second he acts and God’s almighty power is available on his behalf. We come up to the truth of God, confess we are wrong, but go back again. Then we approach it again and turn back, until we finally learn we have no business going back. When we are confronted with such a word of truth from our redeeming Lord, we must move directly to transact business with Him. “Come to Me . . .” (Matthew 11:28). His word come means “to act.” Yet the last thing we want to do is come. But everyone who does come knows that, at that very moment, the supernatural power of the life of God invades him. The dominating power of the world, the flesh, and the devil is now paralyzed; not by your act, but because your act has joined you to God and tapped you in to His redemptive power.


November 4, 2011

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, thank you for showing me over and over again how to “get close to you”. When it feels like my prayers are hitting the ceiling and falling back on my head or when I cannot, for the life of me, find the connection that was right there just a minute ago. Lord, thank you for reminding me that You are always near, regardless of how or what I feel.  Thank You for reminding me that all I need to do is surrender and ask You to draw me near.

And God says…”Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened.  Seek and you will find. Seek first the kingdom of God….  and all these things shall be added.

The times you feel “disconnected” and separated occur when you are seeking solutions for your life; searching for rescue from trials and tribulations, looking at your circumstances and reaching for Me as your rescuer.  I will always rescue you and meet you at your point of need…..when you surrender and seek me first as your life, not simply as your rescuer. Like Peter on the water, look to Me, not the storm or circumstance. Seek Me first, and although the storm may rage all around you, I will hold you near.”


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