You get an email that says you’ve been chosen as the grand prize winner and all you have to do is click, “Here”, to claim your prize. When you click you are then asked to authenticate your identity by giving your address, Social Security number and your bank account number. Truth or lie?
Someone approaches you in the parking lot at Walmart and says their car is out of gas and their mother is in the hospital and they need to go to her. They only need $20 to get some gas and go to their mother. You ask where their car is and they say its way over there somewhere. Truth or lie?
God tells Adam and Eve they can eat from all the trees in the Garden but one. Then the serpent comes in and says, “You will not certainly die,..for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5). Truth or lie?
You’re sick and not feeling well at all. Many others are sick and some are in serious situations. The voice of fear comes into your mind, “You are really sick. You have a serious disease. You are never going to get well.” Truth or lie? The Bible says, “By His stripes you are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5). Truth or lie?
You’ve made a serious mistake and that voice inside says, “You’ve messed up this time. You’ll never get out of this, you’re through, don’t even try.” Truth or lie? “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved”. (Ephesians 2:4-5). Truth or lie?
How do we know when the devil is lying to us? How do we know whether the voice of fear in our minds is true or not? The answer: WE HAVE TO KNOW GOD’S WORD! The devil is a liar, (John 8:44). He has no power over us unless he can get us to believe his lies. If you have been duped and are trapped with his lies, there’s a way out: “Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32).