“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44
The truth is that we have all lied, in one or several moments of our lives, and we have also been victims of people who have lied to us and their deceptions. Just as darkness is absence of Light and sin is absence of God; the lie is absence of truth. Truth is not a feeling, nor an emotion. The truth is a person and his name is Jesus Christ. He said, “I am the truth” (John 14:32), and he also said: “He who follows me will not walk in darkness” (John 12: 6). Then being or not being deceived and deceiving, is at the center of a battle between two kingdoms that fight from before creation. The spirit of lying leads the person to walk in darkness, darkness and error. What is a lie?
A lie is an affirmation of something false, and the denial of something that is true. In certain acute situations, there comes a time when the person and the lie unite in such a way that the liar creates his own lies and becomes one with them. That was the beginning of Satan’s fall: he believed his own lie. “But you said in your heart: I will ascend to heaven, above the stars of God I will raise my throne … I will become like the Most High” (Isaiah 14: 12-14).
A lie is tied to rebellion. There is no rebellion without a lie, no lie without rebellion. If today you do not rise up in war against the lie and banish it, it will rise up against you and banish you. How can we overcome the spirit of lying in the midst of a world where lying and being liars is the rule? The knowledge of the truth, not as information, but an encounter with the truth, which is Jesus, can change your DNA today, and transform your fallen and sinful nature. “And put on the new man, created according to God in righteousness and holiness of truth. Therefore, discarding the lie, speak truth each one with his neighbor; because we are members of one another. “THE LIE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES” Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; But those who deal truly are his delight”. Proverbs 12:22 These are some consequences of lying: The lie leads the person to live in a cell, imprisoned by his words and the consequent actions. “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
It also destroys trust and credibility. All trust is based on a relationship, so when trust is destroyed, it also destroys and breaks the relationship. It destroys homes and marriages, alienates parents and children, unleashes wars, poverty, pain and death. Some became rich by lying and stealing, but they only got rich in the material, almost everything else … they lost it. Every lie is located in a place of darkness, because in the darkness nothing is visible, and everything is hidden. Before the light, everything is visible. This is the security of a lie and a liar: locate where no one can see, or no one can check. There are several types of lies, and although they all have a sinful origin, they have different consequences. A half truth, it is a lie.
Exaggeration is a saying that goes beyond the limits of what is true or reasonable, that is, something bigger than it really is. Misrepresentation, is defacing or misinterpreting words or events. Here are located the people who always understand everything wrong, everything upside down and according to their convenience. So, we not only lie for what we say, but we also lie for what we believe, or pretend to believe. Another type of lie is flattery, which means to praise or make someone believe that it is something that is not really, to get a profit or a profit. The delirious lie is that which is completely invented, the result of the fiction and imagination of its author. It usually does not make much sense and is relatively easy to detect. But there is a higher level of lying and it is the destructive lie. Here lies the false testimony, which God abhors deeply. The destructive lie is the highest level of deception, because of its high content of evil.
THE LIE AND THE EMOTIONS.
“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator”. Colossians 3: 9-10
Within the types of lies, there are three types of deception that are strongly related to the development of the personality and the emotions of an individual and that are disguised or camouflaged. When we do not identify them as such, we are still deceived into thinking that it is about feelings or complexes. The self-deception: is to pretend that I create something, that deep down I know that it is not true. The self-deceived person harms himself and as a consequence of permanently evading reality, he experiences delay and postponement in his personal, spiritual, family, ministerial and economic life. (1 Sam 15: 12-13) The great mistakes of Saul, were the result of self deception trying to convince himself that the bad he did was for the good. Another lie, is called “low self-esteem.” This is nothing more than a vision completely distorted by the devil about who I am and what I am and an open door to live an unhappy life. Do you know who you are? You are a man / woman of faith! created according to the image and likeness of God himself. According to Him, you are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2: 9 NIV) and you are clothed with all power and authority. You were given all the riches of heaven and earth. You were given power and authority to overcome all the forces of hell and be happy. If God brought Gideon out of the lie of low self-esteem, he can also get you out! Finally, the “complex” of superiority. Mical suffered from this problem. He thought himself so superior that he looked at others from a window. It is the person who is only focused on their “good” sides, ignoring and completely ignoring their negative side (half truth). Look and value others with contempt, but inside is someone who suffers from insecurity and needs to fill that void with applause and recognition.
THE CURSE OF THE LIE.
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV)
These are some of the characteristics of the lie: the degree of seriousness of a lie in regard to sin, is weighed by the load of evil that carries and the damage it tries to cause. Of the seven things that God detests, three have to do with lying or distorting. God is not man. Fallen man acquired in his nature the lie as part of his being, and we have all experienced the lie to a greater or lesser extent. But Jesus came to change our fallen nature for a new identity of heaven! On the other hand, a lie always conceals another sinful action and other intentions. When a liar is discovered or exposed, he becomes defensive, and almost always, following his instincts, tries to cover the initial lie with a bigger lie. The lie for many people is a refuge from which they can evade realities, hide intentions, and hide. A person with a spirit of lies, it is difficult to maintain stable and lasting relationships, because along with a lying spirit, a heart is manifested sincere, and sooner or later, just as water reaches the sea, all lies face the light of truth. Some people when they are discovered in their lie, manifest violence and generate aggressive and vengeful behavior, so now not only is a liar, but also spiteful. An example of this, were José’s brothers. After throwing it in a cistern and selling it, they told Jacob, his father, the story that Joseph had been devoured by the beasts of the field. He who sows false words will reap lies. Jacob cheated on his father Isaac, and his children deceived him. The lie is also a generational curse that involves parents and children without distinction of race or social status.
“Do not lie to one another, having stripped yourselves of the old man with his deeds, and put on the new one, which according to the image of the one who created him, is renewed until full knowledge”. Colossians 3: 9-10
Within the types of lies, there are three types of deception that are strongly related to the development of the personality and the emotions of an individual and that are disguised or camouflaged. When we do not identify them as such, we are still deceived into thinking that it is about feelings or complexes.
Self-deception: is to pretend that I create something, that deep down I know that it is not true. The self-deceived person harms himself and as a consequence of permanently evading reality, he has experiences delay and postponement in his personal, spiritual, family, ministerial and economic life. (1 Sam 15: 12-13) The great mistakes of Saul, were the result of self deception trying to convince himself that the bad he did was for the better good.
Another lie, is called “low self-esteem.” This is nothing more than a vision completely distorted by the devil about who I am and what I am and an open door to live an unhappy life. Do you know who you are? You are a man / woman of faith! created according to the image and likeness of God himself. According to Him, you are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2: 9 NIV) and you are clothed with all power and authority. You were given all the riches of heaven and earth. You were given power and authority to overcome all the forces of hell and be happy. If God brought Gideon out of the lie of low self-esteem, I can also get you out!
Finally, the “complex” of superiority. Mical suffered from this problem. I have thought himself superior that he looked at others from a window. It is the person who is only focused on their “good” sides, ignoring and completely ignoring their negative side (half truth). Look and value others with contempt, but inside is someone who suffers from insecurity and needs to fill that void with applause and recognition.
“From your commandments I have acquired intelligence; Therefore, I have hated every way of lying. ” Psalm 119: 104
Why are we lying? The man without Christ, belongs to a race of fallen and sinful nature, governed and led under the paternity of the devil. But making a closer approach to the soul and its reasons, the man lies by habit, or by a bond to the lie, or by a personality disorder, which is nothing but a demonic possession. If it is by habit, the person simply lies because it is part of their habits to do so. He is partially aware, but he can not avoid doing it. The lie becomes a necessity, it lies in the big things and in the small ones. Sometimes the lie is about small distortions, but they are lies at last.
Others lie for convenience. They are fully aware of the truth and reality, but have experienced previous shortcuts because of distorting the truth, and prefer to follow the path of lies for convenience. Others lie because of an obsessive behavior originated by a demonic possession. Within this group lies the psychotic lie, fruit of delirium and the absolute disconnection with reality, the perverse lie, which falsifies sayings and facts, and the neurotic lie, who lies tries with that behavior to draw attention. The only thing that can free a person who is dominated by an obsessive behavior, is the supernatural power of God and the transfer of a new DNA. The true root of this behavior can only be snatched away by the hands of Almighty God. Maybe someone in your environment or yourself is suffering because of a spirit of deceit and lies that torments you and you want to leave, but you can not even though you have tried several times. The Spirit of God is here now to stop being a slave to every lie!
“And Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God. “ Acts 5: 3-4
A lie is a way to death, and this is the sad story of two people who did not know how to stop in time. In this case, the judgment of God was not unleashed by lying words, but by lying actions. We can lie with what we say, but also with what we do and pretend to be. On two occasions the Scriptures mention the phrase “Satan filled your heart”. One was Judas, and the others were Ananias and Zafira.The word “full” comes from the Greek “pleroó” which means “to complete or to fill up, overflowing”. Every big lie started as a small lie, but it was something that did not stop, because it did not stop. Every division began with small cracks of disagreement, the breaking of a home, for example, does not occur from one day to another, it is a process, a way: “There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death . “(Proverbs 16:25) After the offering of Barnabas, Ananias would not be less. The first big lie with which they filled his heart, was doing right things, but with incorrect motivations. In this case, it was not about giving, but about what they said about them for giving.
One of the things that the liar can not measure is the scope, effect and consequences of his lie. Ananias and Zafira had an independent spirit. They were with the apostles, but they were not of the apostles. The apostolic anointing exposes many of the intentions of the heart, because God has granted a double portion of authority and government. Today many people deceiving others pretending to be spiritual, when in truth they are not. But just as lying is a way to death, truth heals and transforms! The love of God today can take away the wrong motivations, and put the right motivations!
- That today your DNA and fallen nature is changed, by a new man according to His justice and His truth.
- That every lying word that has came against you, or that came out of your mouth, is torn off, removed and fully removed. The power of lies in the Name of Jesus is now nullified!
- That every generational curse of lies and deceit for the actions of your ancestors, today are revoked and annulled thru the power of the blood of Jesus Christ!
- That the complexes as such, are nothing but a lie and a distortion of the devil about who you really are!
- That today is unleashed on your identity, fatherhood and I make a transfer of my spirit to your spirit so that you rise up as what I have truly called you to be and do.
- That I put in you balance, and a lot of security so that in all the days of your life, no one can face you!
- That if you were full of words, actions, lies or omissions, today your heart empties itself of all that.
- That today your motivations are purified. You will no longer want to be a slave to want to show or pretend. Never again will cheating and lying be part of you! Amen!
- That every spirit of hell lodged in any part of the body or soul, is banished in the Name of Jesus and by his power now!
- That all false identity, or compulsive desire to evade reality, is removed from your life right now!
- What is put in your life to love as doing, so today I declare you completely free forever! The doors that led to the lie are closed, and the doors are opened so that from now on, only the truth flows!
- That all influence of words or deceitful persons that brought deceit, prisons, delay and pain, today is annulled in the Name of Jesus. That the light of truth is unleashed, and today every lie will come to the light of my Presence. In the name of Jesus, amen!