Truth Will Prevail Over All Lies
“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19
Truth is little regarded in this present culture and indeed it has been little regarded among men since the fall of Adam. Lies and deceptions are the foundation stones of all that the devil is about. God hates lying and false witness, all that is not the truth. Jesus declared it to the Pharisees and even to those Jews that believed on Him. [John 8:31]
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44
The devil introduced lying to Eve and Adam and they submitted themselves to it casting death over all that God had created for man and over man himself.
Closely allied with lying and false witness is fear. The devil himself is the embodiment of fear because there is no place in him for love, only darkness, death, theft and destruction. [John 10:10] God has no fear because His love is perfect and perfect love casts out all fear. [1 John 4:18]
Men are prone to lie because that is the nature of the unregenerate human soul. Without truth men are driven by their baser human passions to event all kinds of evil. So it was in all the generations from Adam to Noah. And since the flood men have been as evil in their hearts, groping in the darkness for light, some holding to the hope of God and others rebelling against Him.
And in the foolishness of their depraved minds and in their rebellion against God they believed the lie rather then submit themselves to the truth of the Word of God, choosing the lie to justify their sin and wickedness, worshiping man rather than the Creator of all things.
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:25
And the time is yet to come, though indeed the spirit of that time is already upon us, when men will be so hungry for the lie that God will, in His time, send them the delusion they so ardently seek.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Thessalonians 2:8-12
Those who traffic in lies and bearing false witness are having their day now and will have it until the wicked one is finally revealed. They are reveling now in their pride and arrogance, persecuting the innocent and strutting about in their earthly fleeting wealth, violence and inhumanity. But their days are numbered. Their end is near. They shall be utterly destroyed with their father the devil.
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:27
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
But God has declared blessing on us, His people, the Church, those beloved of the Lord, who have placed their hope and confidence in Jesus Christ our Lord.
“But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
In the mean time we must not be swayed by the popularity of the liar or the signs and wonders that will come from the antichrist. We must remain true to God’s Word that is the same, yesterday, today and forever. And so we will do by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit working in us.
Thanks be to God for His unchangeable love for us.