KEY SCRIPTURE: Revelations 21:8 NET “But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”
In this study we would look at a number of reasons why it is dangerous to speak lies. What is a lie? A lie is a word spoken to conceal a wrong or an evil thing.
1.From our key scripture all those who tell lies would be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 21:8), at the second coming of the master.
2.When the truth about a lie is known, its impact on a relationship can be very devastating. A man who fails to reveal to the wife to be, that he has children before their marriage, would get the woman devastated if she later gets to know it. This is vice versa in the case of the man. Most men would not easily take it.
3.Lies break the trust among families and close associates which breeds constant suspicion. This leads to unnecessary accusations, fighting and divisions.
4.Consistent lying would give a demon control over your life. This will make lying uncontrollable. Any wrong action which persists over some time, gives devils access to possess such a person (Eph 4:27)
5. Liars will have no place and audience with God. Psalms 101:7 NET “Deceitful people will not live in my palace. Liars will not be welcome in my presence”.
6. A liar’s conscience is seared and so can easily do any abominable thing without feeling remorseful. (1st Timothy 4:2)
7. Lying will put you out of faith and therefore God would not support any liar. God will only come through for any act of faith.
8.Lying will go a long way to destroy your faith. Lying normally proceed from fear of some kind and therefore weakens faith.
9 Any word you say which is contrary to the word of God is a lie and it gives Satan an upper hand over you
10. A lying witness would perish (Prov. 21:28)
Dear child of God you can’t call yourself a Christian and continue speaking lies. It is not compatible with your new nature. A Christian is not just a follower of Jesus but, you are one with Jesus. (1st Corinth 6:17, Romans 8:29) Accept yourself for who you are and walk in the light.
I am a son of God, born by the Spirit of God. I live by the word of God. I do not conceal evil but expose it under every situation or time.
Proverbs 21:6 NET “Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death”.
Proverbs 21:28 NET A lying witness will perish, but the one who reports accurately speaks forever.
Proverbs 26:28 NET “-A lying tongue hates those crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin”.