Sunday, September 13, 2020

Just the Facts, Man

By Andrea Merrell

In the old TV series Dragnet, their catch phrase was “just the facts, man … just the facts." In other words, no opinions, no embellishments. Just tell me like it is.

A fact is something that exists or has been proven true—like the sky is blue and the world round—but in God’s kingdom there is a matter of truth. Or as Webster’s Dictionary puts it, “a fundamental or spiritual reality.” You could say it’s a matter of fact versus truth.

While my body might be experiencing pain or sickness—the facts—God’s Word tells me I am healed and made whole by the stripes of Jesus. That’s the truth. Pastor and author Bob Gass explains it like this:

There’s a difference between the facts and the truth. The fact may be that your prognosis is not good. But the truth is, “the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise [them] up” (James 5:15 NKJV). God’s Word tells us that the same back that carried the cross to take away our sins, bore stripes that take away our sickness.

When the Enemy throws a fistful of negative facts at you, resist him with the Word. You can boldly tell him, “I’m not moved by the facts. Just the truth, man … just the truth."

(Photo courtesy of and Stuart Miles.)


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