The Kingdom is Truth, total Truth permeating every facet of God’s creation from relationships and government to economics and environment. When the King identifies himself as “Truth” (John 14:6), you can be sure His Kingdom will reflect the flawless reality of His original intention in all of our living, loving, working, playing, and laughing.
Lucifer, the World-Hater, has only one real weapon in his arsenal of destruction, and that is the simple, yet effective strategy of deception. Daily He disseminates lies like dandelion seeds, which in turn poison everything they touch: Lies about neighbors contaminate communities. Lies about government sabotage our freedoms. Lies about morality breed slavery and destruction. Lies about health metastasize into cancer and disease.
Recently God has been teaching me to pray for the Spirit of Truth to expose lies and to stir up an appetite for Truth in the church and in the nations. Picture how effectively wars can be turned when the enemy’s plans have been laid bare. It’s a non-partisan prayer, really. Whether the lies are liberal or conservative, yours or mine, church lies, media lies, or Hollywood lies, they all must be rooted out before the Kingdom will emerge with great glory.
An additional bonus to this kind of prayer is the transformation of the way I read the headlines. Instead of daily discouragement, I take heart when one more instance of corruption, infidelity and greed has been exposed to the naked light of Truth. Imagine with me what God might do if His people banded together in asking that – come what may – the Enemy’s hidden agenda would be exposed like cockroaches to daylight for all to see.