Self-evident Truths

10 07 2020

Declaration of IndependenceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence

Have you ever considered the first phrase of the Declaration? There are three distinct thoughts: We holdthese truths self-evident. We hold on, closely, without compromise, to these certain truths. We consider them to be obvious, self-evident. The evidence of their truth is clearly embodied in the very speaking of them.

Self-evident truth is a little like the humorous phrase: “Common sense is not as common as it used to be.” Actually, that quote originated with Voltaire: “Common sense is not so common.” However, we are talking about transcendent truth that is higher and more profound than common sense. It carries a prerequisite for the hearer, that you love the truth. Otherwise you can miss it entirely.

“This man (of lawlessness) will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NLT

So, do you know the five self-evident truths in the Declaration?

  1. All men are created equal.
  2. The Creator grants rights to all people.
  3. These rights include life.
  4. These rights include liberty.
  5. These rights include the pursuit of happiness.

Bible believers know that truth is not only a concept, it is the person of Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT

“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:18-20 NLT

Wow! That is a pretty clear statement that the truth about God is obvious. As we pray for our nation in this time of crises, pray that people will gain a love of the truth. God desires to show mercy if we only repent of our self love and cry out to Him. Cry out for Jesus, the Truth, the Life-giver.

Also, continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  Read more


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11 07 2020
Christopher W. James

Dear Les, this is your brother Christopher in Challis Idaho. I’m sending you a special invitation to come to the special pre-Rise N Shine gathering in November November 10 through the 13th. I’m inviting a number of Special people who are receiving invitations through our intercessors, like you. You may have someone you want to invite to come with you. Soon I will write a follow-up to my last Intercessory Letter, which to many spoke of judgment but there is a judgment and there’s grace and mercy and mercy triumphs over judgment. Many people haven’t been aware that the night before the Valley Forge Battle George Washington saw a vision of three great battles of our Nation. After all three the Lord sent his angel to sprinkle water on our nation and the future of our nation was greater than ever before. I believe the Last Battle was before Christ’s return, before the millennial reign of Christ which many of us will come back to participate In the rebuilding of this world into an Eden for 1000 years. Shalom, Love, Christopher

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