Daniel was shown a vision of the time of the end. There will be a king who will "cast truth to the ground" and "cause deceit to prosper under his rule." We know the end of the story. We know that the King of kings will defeat Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet. But how do we defeat him every single day right now?
"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth..."
Jesus called Satan the father of lies. How do you counter an enemy whose primary bullets fired at you are lies to deceive you? The Truth. I think of Eve being deceived by the serpent...and then I think of Jesus facing the same foe in the wilderness. She allowed deceit to be entertained in her mind and was defeated. Jesus heard the lie, and then crushed it with the truth.
What is the truth? We live in a world that influences people to believe that there are no absolute truths anymore. Inevitably leaving us in cohabitation with a consistently confused culture. No wonder the first piece of the armor mentioned to gird the core of our being is the Truth!
So once again, what is the truth? The Word. Christ Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the Word made flesh. He is the truth. He is to be the armor that girds us about our waist...guarding the center of who we are. We will not be confused when we stay in the Word. We will not be deceived when the Word stays in us.
Know the truth, so that every lie of the enemy is exposed. Put your belt on, and stand in it.
Father, I thank You that You provided us with the Truth Himself to guard us against the lies of the enemy. I choose to wear the Belt of Truth and trust You to expose the lies of the enemy. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Revelation 19:17-21, 20:1-10