I find it more beneficial for people to disagree with truth than to too quickly agree with it. When we agree hastily with something we did not previously believe it has little impact on our lives. When we disagree first, we are more likely to go through the process of considering a new idea thoroughly before deciding what to do with it. Truth often offends the mind before changing the heart. In so doing, we use discernment to determine if we disagree because we find the idea too difficult to choose, or because it isn’t truth at all. What we must not do is accept it without thinking. When we do that, it has little affect upon us, and it becomes a useless fact that makes no difference as to what we think about it.
Truth is often rejected before being properly valued. Jesus is the chief cornerstone that the builders rejected. When we choose Jesus, we choose all that our old nature rejects. We journey into a new way of life constantly facing what we would previously reject and choosing it.
Anointing Aides Repentance
There are times when we have precious moments of clarity where truth is received in full repentance. To repent means changing the way you think. The transformative power of truth, spoken in the anointing, can communicate to the heart in a manner that sets it free. The shackles are released for the truth has brought freedom. This freedom can be fleeting if we do not consciously choose to walk it out. People can be set free in a moment and continue to live as if they are still bound.
Avoiding Hostage Situations
Truth has to be consciously applied. We are to take every thought captive and make it obedient to the truth. Our thoughts will take us captive, if we do not take them captive. Read more