KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:20 KJV And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
John the Baptist came at a time, that bible history speaks of about four hundred years of a famine of the word of God. It was the end of the period between Malachi and Matthew There was no prophetic voice prior to his appearing on the scene. When the fame of John went around the cities of Israel, they wondered whether he was the Messiah. They sent messengers to enquire from Him, whether he was the messiah. John answered that he was not the messiah. The word said he did not tell a lie. Many people are not able to look into the faces of men and tell them the truth either about themselves or about those people. Telling a lie is always a way of setting yourself back. The truth would surely surface after a time. This present-day telecommunication network has turned many into liars. He travels about four hundred kilometres away, yet claims he is just one kilometre away.
Why would people tell lies?
1.People tell lies because of fear
2. People tell lies because they seek to win people’s admiration
3. People tell lies because Jesus is not yet Lord of their lives
4. Men tell lies because, they reason that would bring them the best advantage.
The scriptures teach that Pro 11:1 KJV “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”
The Lord says a false balance or any act to deceive is an abomination unto to the Lord. Telling lies brings men under Satan’s bondage and could one day destroy you ultimately. Judas had been living in deception, stealing from the treasury he carried. This act gave Satan an advantage to betray Jesus. John 13:27 KJV” And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” Dear one you can’t keep people being deceived forever; the truth is like a Cork which cannot stay under water. You would strive to keep it buried under water, yet it would surely surface, and whatever you have been seeking men to think of you would suddenly crumble.
What must you do?
1. If you have been living in deception, ask the Lord for forgiveness.
2.Ask the Lord to deliver you from every bondage of Satan
3. Acknowledge you are light and have nothing doing with darkness
4. Stop the high regard for yourself and make Jesus truly Lord of your life.
5. Decide you would always say the truth no matter the consequences.
THOUGHT: TRUE FREEDOM IS TO SAY THE TRUTH EVERY TIME
Ephesians 4:15 KJV But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
John 8:44 KJV “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.”