TRUTH and DIPLOMACY

There are many dimensions to defining Truth which is a crucial element that serves as the driving force behind all that we do in life. But in a very simple and clear term, truth can be defined as the reality as it is/should be.

This definition suggests that Truth is a reality i.e. it is real and existing and its dimensions are functions of the questions: What? Who? Why? Where? When? How?

When a question is asked, most times, it has these dimensions of reality embedded within it. Failure to address each dimension accordingly is synonymous to living a lie. So if you provide adequate response to all questions but one, you are already manufacturing a lie even when you do not know it.

The arrangement of these dimensions is dependent on the dynamics of the situation. If the truth is a reality, then everything must be in place for it to be real and it is the complete reality that will always lead to a result that cannot be overturned i.e. (established and sustained).

Little wonder JESUS could not be overturned . . . this is because HE is Truth personified. HE knows all the whats and hows of any condition or situation. As a matter of emphasis, HE is the ONE that factors all these dimensions of reality because they emanated and still emanates from HIM. HE is the reality GOD wants for everyone.

The real nature of Truth is absolute and anything less is falsehood. Homogeneity is what gives Truth its power i.e. intolerance to anything that is not pertaining to its make-up. The potency and sustainability power of the Truth is in the ability to stay as it is in any circumstance – Integrity

So the question needed to be asked is: “What is the relationship between Truth and Diplomacy?”

Diplomacy is explained as negotiation between nations; subtly skillful handling of a situation; and the wisdom in the management of public affairs.

These definitions have been interpreted and used falsely to create or foster false peace that cannot sustainably address the violence that is prevalent in our world today. The first is that Truth is missing because realities are never declared as they are anymore . . . no one sees it as a priority or the need to ensure that the dimensions of reality are addressed with every fabric of integrity.

Every nation only attends to these dimensions of reality based on what they want others to believe. So they deliberately create a false reality. This unwholesome and wicked act is what is now commonly known as diplomacy.

Diplomacy has been refined and redefined by various unwholesome actions so I define it based on these wicked actions as the process of bastardizing the truth in the bid to get the best out of negotiations.

According to the feature of the Truth which is homogeneity, any bastardized Truth cannot be sustained no matter how skillful the bastardization is being done. The skillfulness or wisdom in disseminating knowledge of Truth may either jeopardize or enforce its potency. Sadly, people get it wrong at both levels.

Truly, Diplomacy is simply the wisdom in the sharing or dissemination of the truth without diminishing its potency. If the truth is knowledge or a form of information, diplomacy is the wisdom or skillfulness for passing it across in a way that will reach out to the targeted audience positively even when the Truth is against them. Sometimes, it is best to say the Truth as it is!

Many times, the energy used in distorting the Truth or crafting a lie is the same that should be used in deploying its application strategically. It is double trouble when we try all our possible best to make people accept these lies as the Truth.

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The Death of True Worship and the Birth of Sacrifice

Worth Pondering on . . .

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For a while, many things, as pertaining to the House of the LORD, has burdened my heart; unfortunately, I have not been able to put them down in words because I do not write unless I am inspired so to do. While the Most High desires and seeks out His own to be with Him in true fellowship, we have somehow replaced that fellowship with sacrifices to God, as one far away from Him, seeking His face and hands for things we are unable to handle within our powers.

It is easy to be with God, except that what it entails are seemingly too difficult to attain for His people.

“Who shall ascend unto the hills of the LORD, or who may stand in His holy place? He, who has clean hands, and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.

He…

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10 | OF ZION, IN BABYLON: Babylon’s Declaration

Daniel 3: 28-30

 

In the end, GOD’s declaration would not even be from our mouth but from that of those were out to destroy us. GOD is taking us to that point where we only answer to HIM even though we would not trespass against the Laws of GOD and men.

There comes a time when heads of government would be the one to declare the sovereignty of GOD. Nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of the world posed as the adversary to the three Hebrews but GOD in His greatness set a table for them before him and all he could do with all his power was to proclaim the greatness of the LORD of those he opposed. The glory of GOD thrives more in persecution.

When tribulation works out perseverance; and perseverance works out character, the hope that never disappoints is as a result of the character of CHRIST we have cultivated through this process. Even though the situation seems hopeless, the hope that our character of CHRIST worked out can never disappoint us. This is because CHRIST in us is the hope of Glory . . . i.e. it is the character of CHRIST in us that makes us hope for HIM even till the end.

 

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09 | OF ZION, IN BABYLON: Babylon’s Assault And GOD’s Defence

Daniel 3: 19-27.

Evidently, all that has been happening can be best described as war. This war had been brewing within since the day we started this journey in the wilderness but one day it would evidently manifest and our abject refusal would always spark rage and persecution. But as the war rages, we must know that it is never our fight but GOD’s fight. Our responsibility is to worship GOD with all that we are and all we have! When the war finally comes, GOD will surely fight His battle. GOD has been our reason for everything and even when everything is against us, the same GOD would be our reason for victory and HE will take the Glory!

 

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08 | OF ZION, IN BABYLON: Babylon’s Threat And Zion’s Response

Daniel 3: 13-18.
 
Threat does not initially come as threat but as reasoning with the LORD’s people, showing them what they stand to gain in the process of their involvement and the repercussion of not complying will be suggested in a civil manner. It is possible that some people give in to these witty reasoning but those who have resigned all to GOD in worship would never change the direction of their worship away from GOD.
 
Because of their understanding of what is happening and what the end result will be, they would decline this proposal that has been fortified with subtle threats but their refusal is not primarily based on their understanding but on their total trust and unchanging allegiance to GOD even if HE will not save them from the danger ahead. This is Devotion!
 
GOD is the reason why we are where we are and HE must also be the reason for all we do. Our motive is GOD and GOD alone. Trusting HIM till death is a perfect example of giving our lives to HIM . . .
 
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07 | OF ZION, IN BABYLON: Babylon’s Proposal

Daniel 3: 4-12

 

Deep down in Nebuchadnezzar’s heart, he must have known by the reason of the interpretation of his dream that his government could not last forever. It was not a surprise that he made the golden image to try and solidify his reign as opposed to what GOD proposed. The revelation of GOD comes with solution. But because this solution means nothing less than destruction of all that Babylon represents, those who embody this revelation must face persecution and trials that would test their faith.

And because of Babylon’s knowledge of the revelation related to her, she would want to keep herself safe and would always want the LORD’s people to abide by these safety measures. She always proposes in her heart that as long as everyone accepts her reign and rulership, everything will be alright but little did she know that even the approval of men (even of GOD) cannot stop what GOD had already purposed in His heart. Worship of Babylon starts from endorsing what is not GOD’s and it gradually moves to buying into her agenda.

This is another test of faith and absolute allegiance to GOD come what may. We must not allow Babylon to drag us into what is majorly directed towards defying GOD. Our acceptance of the works of those who are not friend with GOD is no different than bowing down before the statute of Nebuchadnezzar. Accepting such works means that we accept the personalities of those who are at the helm of decision regardless of their sheer unGODliness.

We must know the heart of GOD concerning Babylon and even as we know, we must not buy into Babylon’s measure to avert the judgments that are already pronounced. Humanistic approach is not GOD’s approach!

A Generation of Tricksters 

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My journey of life has made me a student of life. The lessons I glean on daily are served to me in crucibles of different colors and sizes. I observe the play of things as my realities unfold; indeed, my generation was grown with lies and falsehood, and we are waiting earnestly for fruits of truth and freedom.

Shall we plant maize and earnestly pray to harvest yam? Surely, oil flows when olives are pressed as wine flows when grapes are pressed. What we are made of is what is coming out of us.

This generation do not value truth…we value truce more! We hope that our false idea of peace would bring much needed development. Like our fathers, we are feasting from sources we do not know or understand and we are merely preparing our children to feast from unknown riches, whose access is through corruption and what we…

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