WEDNESDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER 2021
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): 2 CORINTHIANS 6:17-18
SERVICE OBJECTIVE(S): Understanding character traits that destroy destiny
CHARACTER TRAITS TO AVOID IN ORDER TO FULFIL DIVINE DESTINY:
SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE RUINED BY LIES/FALSEHOOD:
- Lucifer (John 8:44)
- Cain (Gen. 4:9)
Most times, lies happen to cover other evils
- Achan (Josh. 7:16-21)
Most times, denial is a department of lies
- Gehazi (2 Kings 5:25-27)
Most times, lies go hand in hand with greed and fraud
- The young Amalekite who claimed to have killed Saul (2Sam. 1:8-16; 1Sam 31:3-5)
Most times, people try to lie in order to gain favour but it backfires
- Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-10)
Most times, people tell lies to create a false good impression.
DEPARTMENTS OF LYING:
- Untruth, falsehood, dishonesty
- Denial – refusal to own up to truth or reality
- Fabrication – concoction, trumped up stories
- Falsification, misinformation and disinformation
This is where only a portion of the truth is spoken
A half-truth is a whole lie
- Deception – words or deeds/actions designed to mislead
Pretence falls under this category
- Exaggeration – the stretching of truth to make it more interesting/colourful
- White lies – harmless or trivial lies told to either please a person, avoid harming a
person’s feelings or escape something
THE OUTCOME OF LIES:
- Lies disconnect people from God’s Presence (Ps. 101:7)
- Lies have the capacity to cut life short (Ps. 101:7; 2Sam. 1:14-16)
- Lies favour the activity of satan, the father of lies (Amos 3:3; John 8:44)
- Lies frustrate the ministry of the Holy Spirit, as the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth
(John 14:16-18; 15:26; Eph. 4:30-31)
- Lies abort God’s plan and destiny for man (Acts 5:1-10)
- Lies attract frustration from God (Isa. 44:25)
God is the God of Truth so He frustrates the token of liars
- Lies guarantee eternity in hellfire (Rev. 21:8)
There are some who the only thing that is true about them is that nothing is true
WHAT IS THE THERAPY/TREATMENT FOR LIES?
- Live in the consciousness of the eternal outcome of lying (Rev. 21:8; Matt. 12:36-37)
- Never get used to lying (1John 1:9)
Confess promptly and seek forgiveness
The repetition of wrong action is the consolidation of wrong character
- Make pleasing God the major objective of your life, not pleasing people (Gal. 1:10)
Never struggle to please people at the expense of pleasing God
- Avoid excessive talk (Prov. 10:18-19; 17:27-28; Jam. 1:19).
Spare your words because in the multitude of words, sin is easy.
Most gossips are talkative
Anyone who bring stories to you can take stories from you
God gave man 2 ears and one mouth so that we can hear twice as much as what we have to say
Wise people speak very minimally and once they talk they set you thinking
Too much talk is leakage of power
- Be filled with the Word of God – the Word of God is the Word of Truth (John 17:17; 2Cor. 6:17)
When you are Word-loaded you are Truth-loaded
- Be filled with the Spirit – The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17; 15:26)
When you are Spirit-filled you are Truth-filled
- Overcome lying spirits by the Blood of the Lamb (1Kings 22:21-22)
Father, thank You for Your Word to us tonight. To You be all the glory Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
Father, anywhere that I have been untrue at any time, I receive forgiveness and from this moment forward I receive the grace to live in sincerity and honesty, in Jesus’ Name.
The administration of the life of Jesus Who is The Way, Truth and the Life
- God will give you a testimony that will blow your mind!
- A demonic decree is being cancelled!
- What they said concerning you will not happen; it will not come to pass!
- Every conspiracy of darkness that will not let you rest, tonight, their judgment is released!
- Overnight, receive the Divine encounter that will change your story!
- Receive the visitation of the Lord where you are; your children are released now!