Open ye the gates, that the righteous 
nation which keepeth the truth may enter 
in (Isaiah 26:2).
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In the verse above, the prophet Isaiah wasn’t 
referring to countries like the United States Of 
America, South Africa or England, but to the Church 
of Jesus Christ; we’re the custodians of the truth. The 
Church is the pillar and ground of the truth:  “…the 
church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the 
truth”  (1 Timothy 3:15). We’re the ones that keep His 
Word, and His gates are open to us. 
But there’s more; read what happens in the very 
next verse: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth 
in thee”  (Isaiah 26:3). The Hebrew words translated 
perfect peace are “shalom shalom,” meaning “peace 
peace”; but this construction really means peace 
with rest; peace with prosperity, health, strength and 
salvation! Thus, the righteous one, whose mind is 
stayed on the Lord, is kept in perfect prosperity, health, 
rest and strength. 
This further shows that your mind is where God 
wants to work. If He can get a hold of your mind 
through His Word, you can become as healthy, 
prosperous and successful as you ever want to be. 
Train your mind to stay on the truth of God’s Word 
always. Trouble, darkness, temptations and challenges 
may come, but you’ll always be victorious; His truth 
will put you over, and the Word of God is truth. 
Being custodians of His truth means we’re doers 
of the Word; we’re Word practitioners; we live in, by, 
and through the Word. And that’s where the blessing 
is:  “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers 
only…For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a 
doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural 
face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth 
his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner 
of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect 
law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not 
a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man 
shall be blessed in his deed” (James 1:22-25).
I’m so glad that I belong to the Church of the living 
God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Nothing takes 
my focus off the Lord and His eternal Word, for in 
Him lies my strength, peace, victory, and everlasting 
success. I’m guided by God’s wisdom to walk in, 
and fulfill His destiny for me today, in Jesus’ Name. 
John 17:17; Isaiah 26:3 AMPC

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