Lying Is A Spirit (#3)

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Scripture for the Day (October 2, 2018)​​​​​​​​​​​

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19)

In our last two devotionals we have concentrated on lying being a spirit, the origin of lies, and the significance of knowing the truth. Today, we want to concentrate on our responsibility as Christians to know the truth and not follow the lies of the enemy. You must remember that the spirit of lying is from Satan but the vessels used to spread the lies will always come as angels of light. In other words, the lie may come from someone you respect and admire like a professional person, it may come through the clergy, or it may come from a beloved relative. They may not even know what they are saying is a lie. They may be convinced that it is the truth. They may have bought into the lie in seminary, or from their parents or grandparents. or from a political group. This lie could have been passed down from generation to generation or just created recently.

History is replete with political leaders like Hitler and religious leaders like Jim Jones that have led many souls astray with their lies. Many people died as a result and many more are in spiritual bondage even today. It is very important to remember this one statement:

If you don’t know the truth, you will not recognize a lie!!!

This is why it is imperative to be born-again, be filled with the Spirit, and know the heart of God and the Word of God. We live in a time of deep deception. There are lies and liars all around us. If you do not know the truth you can be deceived. The Bible tells us that even the elect can be led astray during these last days (Matthew 24:24).

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

It is not enough to be a member of a church. It is not enough to have prayed the sinner’s prayer. It is not enough to have graduated from a seminary. It is not even enough to be an ordained minister. You must know God personally. You must know His heart. You must know the Holy Spirit. If you do not know God and His Word intimately then you will be deceived.

Listen to several scriptures that touch on the description of liars, what God desires, and what our responsibility is:

And they bend their tongue, [which is] their bow for the lies [they shoot]. And not according to faithfulness do they rule and become strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know and understand and acknowledge Me, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:3, AMPC)

They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. (Romans 1:25, NLT)

Behold, You {God} desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom. (Psalm 51:6, Amplified Bible)

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing {which includes lies} that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God {which is the truth}, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5)

It’s time to wake up church. It’s time to do spiritual warfare. The latter times are upon us and lying spirits are coming out of the woodwork. People’s lives and families are at stake and most people do not have a clue about what is happening. They are trying to fight this thing in the natural and are getting beat up. This thing has to be fought in the Spirit.

Just remember, if you don’t know the truth you will never recognize a lie!!!



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