Reality: It Dawns On You By Reading the Bible in Faith – John Boruff

Reality is not things as they always appear, but things as they actually are. Because of this, not everyone is in touch with reality. But when reality (or truth) is made known to a person–it sets them free: from lies, half-truths, distortions, confusions, and basically all sorts of thoughts and ideas that prevent them from experiencing life, happiness, the Holy Spirit, faith in the Gospel of Christ, and the meaning of life.

Truth, or reality, is very important to get a hold of. If you don’t hunger and thirst for it, then it will evade your mind, and you will slip into confusion. The starting point for understanding reality, or truth, is by reading the Bible from beginning to end. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them through Thy truth; Thy Word is truth” (John 17:17). God’s Word speaks of reality: of things as they actually are: of physical realities: such as economics (as in Proverbs or the Gospel of Luke) and marital love (the Song of Solomon); of supernatural realities (as in Genesis, Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Mark, Acts, 1 Corinthians 12-14, and Revelation); but most importantly, of spiritual and moral realities (as in Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Matthew, Romans, and all the New Testament letters).

If we put our faith in Scripture, then we are putting our faith in God, because we are taking Him at His Word. Sure, we might have doubts, confusions, and hang-ups that keep us from accepting it at times. But that’s just because our minds are imperfect and are still clouded with many untruths and unrealities. To enter in to the full reality of life, we must place our faith in Scripture, and gradually liberate our minds from the lies of the devil and the world. In due time, we may pray, that our minds will be fully liberated into the reality of Christ. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17); “He whom the Son sets free is free indeed” (John 8:36); and of course, let’s not forget: “THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” (John 8:32). It set the slaves of Egypt free; under the power of God’s miracles, for a moment Pharaoh realized that he was not a god, but only a man; reality set in, and he set the Hebrews free. Will you let reality set you free? Just put your faith in the Bible the best you can–and let reality set in over time.

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About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of WesleyGospel.com, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Wesleyan-Arminian Reformed Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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