We live in a culture and an era that is inundated with falsehood and lies. Not many are pleading for truth and those who do are mocked and ridiculed as being extremists in a politically correct society that is based on falsehood and lies.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 The coming of the lawless one is according to the workingof Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
The Bible is full of Scriptures that speak of the strong deception that shall come upon the world in the last days that shall even cause many to depart from the faith. This is all are result of truth having fallen in the streets
Although there is probably not a whole lot we can do about the absence of truth in the secular world, I believe there is something we can do about it in the kingdom realm. There are two areas God wants His truth securely establish in. They are in the church and in our personal lives.
We must realize that walking in the truth of God's Word is one of the most powerful weapons we have against the enemy with his wiles and schemes. We must have a powerful love and adherence to the truth of God's word if we are to stand against him.
Satan has nowhere to stand when he is confronted with the Truth.
John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
If we take away his place to stand, then he is not able to use his many devices and schemes against us. He is rendered totally ineffective.
The Church as the Pillar and Ground of all Truth. God has chosen the church to be the place from which His truth flows from. It is the pillar and ground of truth.
1 Timothy 3:15 ...but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
There is a tremendous battle that is raging in the church today over truth. Satan's objective is to infiltrate the church with his lies. He knows that if he can spread his lies and dilute the truth, he has a secure place to stand and unleash his power and deception.
In the more historical & traditional churches the battle is over whether the Scripture is Divinely inspired or not and whether Jesus was really God manifest in the flesh. This gives way to battles over all kinds of moral issues within the church. When truth is fallen righteousness stands afar off.
In the Charismatic and Pentecostal realm the battle is over extra Biblical experiences vs. what is clearly stated or established in God's Word. This causes people to seek after signs and spiritual experiences rather than the truth of God's word. It will set them up to be deceived by lying signs and wonders.
With the weapon of truth we can claim victory in both of these areas by adhering to the truth of God's Word in the following ways.