Jesus speaking to the religious leaders: “You are the offspring of your father, the devil, and you serve your father very well, passionately carrying out his desires. He’s been a murderer right from the start! He never stood with the One who is the true Prince, for he’s full of nothing but lies—lying is his native tongue. He is a master of deception and the father of lies!” John 8:44 TPT
It always amazes me how easily people fall into deception. They seem to be led around by public opinion and outcry rather than the truth of Gods Word. When I speak up and say, “That’s not what the Word says!”, they look at me like deer in the headlights wondering what kind of foreign tongue I’m speaking. It’s English, people! I’m making a statement here. Gods Word doesn’t agree with your opinion and I’d rather go with His Word than your opinion.
You can argue with me till you’re blue in the face, frustrated and cussin a blue steak and I’m just not bending or bowing to your way of thinking. No amount of persuasion is going to cause me to change my mind. Let God be God and every man a liar! I’ve served Him too long and He’s never lied to me cause He’s not a man and can’t lie. Lying is not in His nature.
But Jesus knew Lucifer and was there when he fell and was cast out of heaven. He knew his nature and knew how to recognize those who had allowed themselves to be deceived. He wasn’t afraid to call it like He saw it.
The problem with our society today is that we’re so afraid we’ll be a social outcast we’re afraid to speak up and lose friends. I have news for you. You’re going to lose friends if you speak the truth, even when you speak it in love. It’s all good, Jesus lost friends too but He still spoke the truth.
If you know the truth (God’s Word), the truth (Gods Word), will set you free. If you don’t know the truth (God’s Word), you’ll be open prey for the father of lies to deceive you. If you learn to use the Word of God as a measuring stick, you’ll never fall for a lie again regardless of how it looks or sounds.
If someone came up to you with a glass of brown liquid and told you it’s just water, would you drink it? Probably not! Why, because you know what water looks like and that doesn’t look like water. When I was young and someone would try to pull one over on me, I would call out, “Liar liar pants on fire, can’t get over the telephone wire!” You might laugh, but that’s what we need to tell the devil when he tries to pull one over on us.
There was an old song we used to sing and the verse went like this:
“Now satan is a liar and he’d like to make us think that we are paupers when he knows himself we’re children of the King. So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle has been won, we know that Jesus Christ is risen and the works already done!”
Know who you are and Who is in you so that you won’t be easily swayed by the things of this world or the lies of the enemy. It’s time to call him out on his lies and let him know you’re just not buying it. Stand for Truth and Truth will stand for you.