DCLM Daily Manna Thursday, April 21, 2022 

TOPIC:  The Truth Will Stand

TEXT: Jeremiah 18:17-23

“Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.” – (Jeremiah 18:18)

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Winston Churchill, the wartime British Prime Minister, recognised the prevailing power of the truth even when the natural tendency of man is to oppose and attack it when it is presented from an authentic source. According to him, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

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Jeremiah faithfully delivered the Lord’s message to the people of Jerusalem and they did not like it. They, therefore, conspired to attack him and frustrate his ministry. They used religious jargon to hide their evil plans to subjugate the priesthood with false prophets and lying priests. Then they would “smite him with the tongue”, slander him with falsehood and create negative stories about him to destroy his public image. They decided they would no longer heed his instructions.

These are the last days and the gospel truth is under intense attack through false teachers, antichrists’ platforms and the media. Satan has raised up his own agents to debunk the holiness message and encourage many to turn away from the truth. True believers must be aware of the tactics of the devil and put on the whole armour of God to stand against all his wiles.

Our prayers, however, must follow Christ’s model when He asked the Father to forgive His enemies for they knew not what they were doing. We should also follow the injunction of Scripture: “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:20,21).

Keep standing for the truth with love.

Psalm 110-118