Topic: The Tragedy Of Lying
[Seeds of Destiny 15 October 2019 Devotional]
Lying is tantamount to dying; falsehood is the enemy of livelihood. To lie is to die.
SCRIPTURE: A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. Proverbs 19:9
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Lying is tantamount to dying; falsehood is the enemy of livelihood. To lie is to die.
Lying is the making of false and untrue statement intentionally about someone or something. A liar is a person who says what is not true.
One of the epidemics unleashed on this generation is the epidemic of lying. In our society today, you see people lying like water; a mature adult lying as if acting under a spell.
Sometime ago, I was in an airport trying to board a flight, and a man who was also at the airport for the same purpose was answering a phone call, and the next thing I heard from his mouth was, ‘I am in Lagos now’ whereas we were at the Abuja airport. What a deceit! And I said, what if the air-plane he was about to board crashes and he dies? That is, he lied shortly before he died. What an expressway to hellfire!
Ananias and Sapphira died and went to hell in one day on the platform of lie and deceit. What killed Ananias and Sapphira was not a witch or a stray bullet, but a ‘little’ lie. Acts 5:1-10.
Beloved, lying is tantamount to dying; falsehood is the enemy of livelihood. To lie is to die.
The truth is, in the sight of God, there is no small or big lie; a lie is a lie either told on April 1st or any other time. Some people tend to even joke with a lie. When you ask them why they lied, they would say, ‘I was just joking’. What a hellish joke! Anything you say that has the capacity of taking you to hellfire, is it still a joke?
Today, I take authority over the spirit of falsehood, lying or deceit in the lives of individuals, our society and among believers, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: Lying is tantamount to dying; falsehood is the enemy of livelihood. To lie is to die.
1.Confess and repent now of any area you have told a lie either as a ‘joke’, to gain a favour, save yourself or to implicate someone and exonerate yourself.
2.Read the account of Ananias and Sapphira again in Acts 5:1-11
3.Determine to tell the truth and stand for the truth in all situations.
4.If you have the nature of loquacity, consciously reduce the frequency at which you talk and ask for the help of the spirit to be sober.
PRAYER: Lord, I confess and repent of every lie I told in time past consciously or unconsciously. I receive the grace to tell and stand for the truth at all times Lord, in Jesus’ Name.