I hate silliness, and I hate lame brain and childish excuses like “I don’t know and I forgot,” because even though both of these are used by children; in adults they are neither becoming or expected, and are indications that a lie is somewhere in the mix. Children have a tendency to lie because they are afraid of punishment, and this habit left unattended can lead to lying adults which is lethal to the person’s ability to establish and maintain social relationships.
Please bear with me on this; the word says, ”
14 And when they approached the multitude, a man came up to Him, kneeling before Him and saying,
15 Lord, do pity and have mercy on my son, for he has epilepsy (is moonstruck) and he suffers terribly; for frequently he falls into the fire and many times into the water. 16 And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to cure him. 17 And Jesus answered, O you unbelieving (warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation! How long am I to remain with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to Me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked privately, Why could we not drive it out? 20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:14-21).
I want to add emphasis to the term “moonstruck” to define it…in this instance this indicts an insane individual. What do we think about insane? Do we think about a person who has lost reason or ability to see things clearly; or , who sees things that aren’t there? Do we believe that this person has abnormal thinking patterns? Are committed for incapability to live in society? You are exactly right? And we know that an insane person believes lies…yes, they believe what they say and do is the way this thing really is? So it is fair to say thien that a person who believes his own lies is…insane…moonstruck?
This is exactly the way we need to take it…and most of the time we see an insane person doing odd things…some people to look at them seem normal….nothing abnormal in their appearance…but their behavior, Lies are abnormal behavior which get us in trouble; hence the fire and water.
Amen, we are to rebuke. Rebuke is not a “Hey how was your day?” kinda coonversation. A rebuke is a confrontation and in confrontation we are to announce and call sin out!! Why are we continually accepting lies when we know what they are? Call that thing out every chance you get, everytime you see it!
Lies are nothing to play with, but we must continually fast from wrong thinking and pray about the route to take to lend premise to this horrible sin. Lies are destruction to those who tell them and those who live with them that tell them.
I’m not willing to live your lie with you…come out in the name of Jesus!!!
Have your way Lord…
For you hearing:
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
2 Chronicles 18:21-22 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so. “So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.”