Fact vs truth — aren’t they the same thing? At first glance, they might seem the same but they’re not.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a fact is information presented as true and accurate. Truth, on the other hand, is reality, actuality. And even though they seem to be the same, there’s a vast difference, even to the point of life and death.
The doctor’s report might indicate that you have a serious, even terminal, disease. This is a fact but not the truth. The Word of God says that Jesus bore your sickness and diseases on the cross and paid the price so you don’t have to be sick. The Word says believers shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. This is the TRUTH. This trumps any facts that stand in the way.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
The fact might be that you are poor and living from paycheck to paycheck but the Word of God says that Jesus became poor so that we might become rich. The Word says that when we give, it is given back to us—multiplied.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV) 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Luke 6:38 (KJV) 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
The fact might be that you’re addicted to something but the Word says that Jesus defeated the devil and we are to resist him and he will flee.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
You see, everything that comes against us to defeat us, has already been resolved by the Lord Jesus by His death, burial, and resurrection. We’ve been made free and the more we attune to that TRUTH, the more we can walk in it.
2 Peter 1:3 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whose report will you believe? Will you believe the evil report or the God-report? Remember, we’re talking about Almighty God and His Word. He cannot lie nor alter the thing that has gone forth from His lips.
We have to commit to believing God’s Word over everything that comes against us. It’s God’s Word!!! That should settle it. What we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths, is what we’re going to have. Don’t fall for the lies of the devil and confess his evil report. Find out what God says about your situation and stand on His Word by confessing it, meditating on it, and letting it get down into your heart where it can develop and come forth with dunamis power and might.