Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."…Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
A lie is not just an “untruth”. But it is truth distorted, truth mixed with falsehood.
When we believe in a lie, and acting or making decisions in reliance on it, it will lead us into errors, destruction and bondages. Jesus described the devil as the father of lies, “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44) It follows that when we live in lies, we fall into the trap of the devil, we become vulnerable to his scheme of destruction. Lies can operate in every area of our lives – self worth, our values, relationships such as marriages, family, sisters and brothers in Christ, our finances, our worship, even our prayers, and more. Little wonder Jesus said those who worship God must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Sin has entered into man’s lives and human civilization, thus giving opportunity to the devil to hold mankind in his hand through lies and deception, what hope do we have then? Jesus says, He is the way, the life, and the truth. We first need to come to believe in His words, making God’s words a plumbline of truth, relying on God’s revealed truth in our actions and decision making. Then, we will be freed from the lies of the devil, from the consequences of those lies.
Believing in lies leads us into the hand of the devil. Believing in truth leads us into the embrace of the loving God. Knowing the truth will set us free. But we must first come to Jesus, to know Him and abide in His words. Only then we will transit from the realm of the devil’s destruction into the realm of God’s blessings!