The Cause of Truth

By on May 5, 2011

By Byron Wicker-

Dear People Who Keep Company with God,

Psalms 45:3-4 tells us that the Lord Jesus is riding forth for the
cause of truth, humility and righteousness. These three are
interconnected and in a sense they are one, but they are different
manifestations of the virtues of Christ.  Truth is one of the most
desired virtues we can possess (Ps. 51:6) yet it is so hard to face
the truth, especially about ourselves. We expect it in others yet
 struggle to acknowledge it in our own lives.

Many times when issues are surfacing in our lives we avoid the truth because our ego or
status would take a hit. The truth can hurt so we tend to cover up,
blame shift and excuse ourselves. One thing is for certain- the truth
may hurt, but in the end it will not harm you. However, if you do not
face the truth eventually it is going to harm you and many times,
those closest to you.

When I was in high school I worked on a Coke-Cola delivery truck. One
day we pulled up to a grocery store and the Pepsi truck was there. My
boss said something that I have not forgotten. Speaking of the Pepsi
man, he said, “Don’t believe anything that mans says because he tells
lies and believes them himself.”  Deception practiced long enough
turns into self-deception, which results in all kinds of
self-justification, rationalization and delusional thinking about
oneself.

Have you ever noticed that it is easier to look at someone else’s
situation and on some levels see it more clearly and more truly than
you can your own? Our desires, circumstances, history and fears can
color everything we think about and see. It is especially hard to be
completely objective about anything that personally affects us. One of
the reasons for this is that much of the time we deal more in facts
than the truth.

The word fact is often used to mean reality, the way things are or the
way the world is. Even though facts can be proven they can change, are
temporal and are not always the same for everyone; therefore facts are
relative. Truth does not always deny the facts; it is just the greater
reality. I believe you have to face the facts and deal with the facts,
but we are to walk in truth (3 John 4), not facts. Truth is our
foundation; it never changes and is the same for everyone all the
time. So everything we believe, think and do is to be based on the
truth, not temporal facts.

“Facts represent dead data while truth is information that is
spiritual or living. This is why factual data is often called the
“cold, hard facts,” or the “bare facts”. Facts are simply empty forms
of data without a soul. Truth, however, is a form of information that
contains goodness.” Edward Siliva.

Years ago I heard someone say, “If a thousand old beliefs were ruined
in our march to truth we must still march on.” As painful and costly
as it may seem it really is time to march on to the truth.

Byron Wicker was saved in the mid 1970’s after having an encounter with the supernatural power of God. His Christian life and ministry is marked by dreams, visions, revelations of the Lord and heavenly encounters. He has been deeply involved in and impacted by various renewal outpourings since the 1970’s. After a successful engineering career he felt called to enter the pastoral ministry in the early 1990’s and is currently the lead pastor of RiverLife Fellowship Church in Mooresville, NC.  He has been involved in starting a ministry training school, a K-12 Christian Academy, healing rooms, a wellness center and church planting.

About Byron Wicker

Byron Wicker was saved in the mid 1970’s after having an encounter with the supernatural power of God. His Christian life and ministry is marked by dreams, visions, revelations of the Lord and heavenly encounters. He has been deeply involved in and impacted by various renewal outpourings since the 1970’s. After a successful engineering career he felt called to enter the pastoral ministry in the early 1990’s and is currently the lead pastor of RiverLife Fellowship Church in Mooresville, NC. He has been involved in starting a ministry training school, a K-12 Christian Academy, healing rooms, a wellness center and church planting. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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The Cause of Truth