#5369 – Facts Can Lie

Good morning people who honour the truth of God’s Word above the facts of life.

Matthew 1:18-25 NIV This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.”

Have you ever heard the expression, “Facts don’t lie”? Well, that is not always true.

Joseph was a godly man, and even when he wanted to honour the law, he did not want to expose Mary to public disgrace. What a great heart!

His trust level in the word of God to him in a dream is huge. He had to believe that Mary hadn’t been unfaithful, and that she was pregnant without having had sex. This is a big deal because it had never happened before and it has never happened since in the history of the world.

The facts don’t lie, yet in this case they did.

Although it is impossible to walk on water, Jesus and Peter walked on water. Facts lied.

Although animals and trees can’t speak, God spoke through a donkey and through a burning bush. Facts lied.

Although the sun is always rotating, the sun stopped in the sky. Facts lied.

It’s time to live by the truth and not allow the facts to rule.

It’s time to not reduce God and His power down to what is factually possible.