“Father of Lies – Time To Act by Steve Martin
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44, NASU
It is said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will come to believe it is the truth, rather than what the truth really is.
Talk about being deceived. If we do not have a firm foundation on which to stand, something that cannot be shaken when all else is shaken, then we too will believe the lies that are constantly given out all around us, as the perceived intelligent and “all-knowing” ones feed us with unfounded words and opinions, which are actually built on lies.
Satan is himself the father of lies. He will continually spew out through his henchmen, his false prophets, his lying spirits that which is meant to always harass God’s chosen ones, those saved from the clutches that most of the world finds itself in. Non-stop harassment comes, as he seeks to always steal, destroy, and kill. But we must resist and oppose it.
Much of that which is regarded these days as truth, having substance and value, is none other than propaganda flowing through news media, educational institutions, and even religious organizations. They have each done their part in tearing down long-held traditions, centuries of belief, and God-given words of truth, whereby people of all ages now believe the lie rather than the truth.
It is as Jesus prophesied when He was walking the land of Israel in the 1st century, of that which would take place in our times: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24:9-14, NKJV
The real false prophets are the ones who deny the Holy Spirit’s word given through men and women today, saying because a prophetic word hasn’t yet come to pass that it was not from God. Because they are the ones who have already denied the Bible, the written Word of God, they themselves have replaced truth with manmade lies. They do not abide by the truth or can speak truth. For they come from the father of lies, and continually seek to deceive the nations.
Here in the USA, much of social and network media, in print and voice, publish non-factual information, pushing it forth as if it has already come to pass, as if the reality is what they want us to see, rather than what it is in fact the truth.
Even in Israel there are those who call themselves “anti-missionaries”, who put out false videos and news, attempting to discredit and destroy those who have brought the good news of the salvation of Yeshua to the Jews. They themselves use lies, with their propaganda, to confuse and twist the truth. But the day will come when they will bow their knee to the Messiah Yeshua.
We can easily get caught up in the constant swirl of lies about us, and become readily deceived if we do not stand strong on the word of God and His true prophets. We can fall to the lies put forth as “current truth and understanding”, if our basis for judging is not founded on that which does not change, the Bible. Depart from that and it then just becomes your word and belief against my word and belief. Chaos.
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.” Ephesians 5:6-7, NKJV
As these times get darker, our only hope in withstanding the constant onslaught of lies is to know the Word of God. Do not let the father of lies overcome you, but rather stand firm on the Word of God. Know what He has said, and still speaks today through His Holy Spirit, so that you can discern what is truth, and know His ways.
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8, NASB
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People founder
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Time To Act #32 – in the year of our Lord 11.20.2020 – “Father of Lies”, Friday, 9:30 am in Charlotte, NC USA