April 16, 2001
“Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20: 29)
© 2001 by Mary Ann L. Diorio, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved. This devotional may not be copied, in whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without the written permission of Dr. Mary Ann Diorio. Copies may, however, be forwarded by email or printed out for personal use. All copies must be forwarded or printed out in their entirety.
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Truth and fact are two different things. Fact is temporary; truth is eternal. Fact is subject to change; truth is not.
A good way to understand the difference between fact and Truth is to consider the airplane. Fact would correspond to the law of gravity; Truth would correspond to the law of lift. When an airplane flies, the law of lift supersedes the law of gravity. So it is with faith. When faith “flies,” the law of Truth supersedes the law of fact. In other words, when our faith works, you are allowing the Truth to supersede the fact. You are choosing to believe the Truth instead of choosing to believe the fact.
What is Truth? Or perhaps, I should say, “Who is Truth?” Jesus Christ is Truth. He Himself said, “I am the . . . Truth” (John 14: 6). Since Jesus and the Word are one and the same (John 1: 1), then we can logically say that the Word is Truth.
Because Truth is superior to fact, Truth can change fact. For instance, the fact may state that there is sickness in your body. The medical tests show it; our body feels it. But Truth (God’s Word) states that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus ( 1 Peter 2: 24). The fact may state that you will lose your house. Your checkbook shows it; the creditors remind you of it. But Truth (God’s Word) states that God gives you the power to create wealth so that He can establish His covenant (Deuteronomy 8: 18).
What happens to you in life will be determined by which you choose to believe and speak: the fact or the Truth. Choose to believe and speak the Truth about your circumstances. Eventually, the Truth will always change the fact (Mark 11: 23).
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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