January 16th, 2020
John 8:43-44 (KJB) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 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.
The devil lies through any means possible, including the news media, celebrities, insincere professing Christians, politicians, false preachers, famous sports figures, and such concerning everything from A-Z. Sadly, many ears in this world are faithfully tuned into his deceit and shuttered towards God.
Simple-minded people have been eagerly lapping up satan’s flavorful juice since the days of their youth. Perhaps without pausing to consider if what they have just learned or heard stated is correct. God’s Word gives us Truth for discerning satan’s lies from fact; all a person must do is know God personally and be intimately familiar with His Word for receiving His eternal clarity and direction.
Satan’s deceit includes numerous lies at work in this world, including sounding an alarm about Global Warming, which is nothing more than a sham. Or a false belief in the potential of implementing a “Robinhood-like” redistribution of wealth for making a “normal life” more comfortable and possible for everyone. Other liberal-minded lies like “free college for all mantra,” or in paying reparations for slavery, and in the widespread belief that a person can find various ways to God, and that we must accept and tolerate the sins of others or otherwise we are pointing our finger in judgment.
Keep your ears pinned on God and ignore the lies spewed by the god of this world. God offers truth and clarity to those who can hear Him, while spiritually deaf souls can only receive what satan dishes out- which is confusion and wicked works. Satan is the father of lies while God is the Author of timeless truths.
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