Lies and Liars: How to stop lying

Posted on Updated on

Memorise: “But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; least ye fall into condemnation (James 5:12)

Read: 2 Peter 1:10-14  

Pastor E. Adeboye

If you are a leader but still lying, you are on your way to hell. While planting parishes, some leaders and senior pastors make all kinds of promises only to later renege on them. They are playing with hell fire! Revelation 21:8 says all ctegories of liars have a common eternal reservation in hell. You have no integrity until you overcome the sin of lies.

A lying leader has no value before God because God is Truth. If you are living in lies, you are empty of the Truth – the Lord Jesus Christ. A single lie is all it takes to damn an individual in hell! Are you still lying? Repent and turn a new leaf today!

“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; least ye fall into condemnation” (James 5:12). Romans 8:1 and John 3:18 say the day you came into the Kingdom of God, the condemnation that hung over you was removed. Yet the above scripture says those without integrity, return to the status of a condemned criminal.

Lie is a killer! It robs you of all godly virtues. It comes as harmless yet its effects can be most devastating. Heaven seekers do not swear. Their word is their bond. The fact that they are peculiar makes it impossible for them to fail over promises made. Their uniqueness makes God to give them preferential treatment. This explains why what demotes others, promotes them; what kills others, impacts life to them.

“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth” (2 Peter 1:12).

If you want to be established, lay your foundation on truth. Many have laid the foundation of their ministry, career, family, business and relationship on lies. Sooner or later that foundation will crumble. If you gained admission into a higher institution through forged certificates, repent, restitute and start all over again.

All ‘official’ lies must stop. Sign correct time of arrival. Stop lying about number of children just to reduce tax deductions. Go and apologize to those you have lied to or against. You cannot afford to miss Heaven!


Surrounding every evil is the garb of falsehood. Any enduring blessing must be shielded from falsehood.


39 thoughts on “Lies and Liars: How to stop lying

    Kevin Allen said:
    July 15, 2009 at 2:02 am

    I have been a lair my ever since I can remember and I want to stop I have been counting the number of lies that I tell in a day its about 5 to 6 that I catch. I need help.


    BILL M said:
    August 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm



    Michael said:
    August 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Friends In Christ,

    I need your prayers as I have been lying my whole life. I pray for god to cleanse me, and I have been lying less and less, but less is not never! I want to be freed from my burdens and lies and move on in truth. If the truth hurts, I need to feel the pain. I reject satan and his evil ways and want to be in the presense of the Lord in Heaven, but I have this sinful burden on me. I will forever be a sinner, this I know, but I can accept being a sinner, not a liar- intentional liar.

    Michael M.


    rachel said:
    October 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    i stuggle with lying and telling the truth. i only tell really small lies, stupid stuff, like exaggerations. i’m at uni for 2 hours instead of just one. why do i do that? or i cover up things in fear, whats the point? am i dangerous? should my fiance run away from me? am i going to destroy him? i feel i must be the only christian in the world that struggles with these kind of things. i need help from a mature and wise christian. what can i do? i dont want to hurt him an i want so much to glorify god with my life but i’m so careless with my words. please give me some advice. rachel xxx


    sherri said:
    June 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    please pray for me to stop lying i been lying every since i can remeber an i don”t want to i hate it please pray for me my whole family lye”s i want to break free from the curse of lying please i want to be saved an used by god …… whole family lye”s i want to break free.


    Katerri said:
    July 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Please pray for me I really need spiritual healing and want to break free from the curse of lying.


    Itumeleng said:
    August 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

    We are using this prayers at our home’shelter and we receiced 2008 -2009 money this year after 5 months prayer.

    I thank God for this prayers and it is working.

    I need confession prayers to stop lying.

    You are a blessing my Pastor.


    swin said:
    August 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    i would just like to stop lying please help


    Surinder said:
    August 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

    I lie a lot even for the things i don’t need to lie but i still do. I want to stop doing this. I want to be the man of my words. Please help me and pray for me to stop lying. It has been costing me too much so far.


    twin girl said:
    September 21, 2010 at 6:38 am

    please pray for my healing. I have been lying since I was a little girl. Both of my parents are liers. I grew up thinking it wasnt a big deal but it is. I dont want this sin to keep me from Christ or rob me of my destiny. I want to be free from this sin. I thank God for the courage to be honest and admit the problem.


    Greg said:
    October 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I have lied since I was a little boy. Mostly to save myself from a whoopin’. When I got older I lied to fit in. Now I lie to impress others. I’m not a bad man I just have a loose tongue. I’m tired of it! l tell myself “no more’, but I always catch myself after the fact. I’m asking for your prayers to help me with my lying ways. Please help.

    God bless you all


    Stephanie said:
    November 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I need someone to pray for me,I have been a pathological liar all my life.I have struggled with this for years.My husband does not even know the real me,yet I know he would forgive me.My mother does not know the “real” me anymore,though I know she would forgive me. I pray to the Lord for forgiveness but do not know if he hears a rouge as myself.Thank you for your prayers.Stephanie is my real name.


    MLB said:
    November 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    The truth is I’ve been a liar my whole life, and the sad part about it is I believed my lies like I was telling the truth. thats a dangerous thing to being play with especially with others that you love. God has giving us the opportunity to get it right to enter in the kingdom of heaven. The devil is a lie, and I refuse to keep doing his dirty work. I repent and ask God to forgive me and have mercy on me. My word shall be my bond, and whoever likes it or not, I will not lie anymore. I’m tired of pleasing mankind as well, it’s time for me to start pleasing God and do his will according to his command. I love you God, I should’ve never turned my back.


    rhea said:
    February 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    i am tired of lying. I hurt the pple i love. I feel guilty all the time. I need to stop. I have to stop. I need divine intervention. Help me Jesus!

    Like said:
    July 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Lying is for sure weakness for me. It has been since I have been a child. I’m 22 now. Often I lie to make my life more interesting or when I want things a certain way so badly I make it up as if that will make it so. I have lied to get myself out of trouble for stupid embaressing things. I have a very fearful nature. I will lie about other people not to hurt them but just saying someone likes me when they don’t because I want them to. I really want to stop. I want to go to heaven badly but I’m afraid my weakness will never get me there.


    Beatrice said:
    September 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I’m not a church leader but I’m a parishioner of a church and I too have fallen to this demonic spirit of lying, I have been doing this since I was a child to help me feel good about myself and my life because I did’nt want peple to know that I was poor and my parents did’nt have time for me like. Wanted so I lied about their roles as my mommy and daddy and it has stayed with me for all of my life, I want tO be delivered from this so that I can be a effective person for the kingdom of Christ and I want to be filled with the holy spirit and for the spirit to remain! Please cans someone help me I really want the lord presence in and around my life alwaYs!


    tandria said:
    October 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Today Was The Day that Me My Bestfriend And Her little sister Vowed that We Would Never lie again i Am Really Serious About This Because When I Lied it Would get To The Point Where I Would Believe myself Hope Its Not To Late For Me To start Over With my Life, Because i really Am Very Hard On Myself Because I Have High Expations Of Myself And I get really Mad When I Fail. So If Anyone reads This I am Very Serious PLEASE Pray For Me .


    Eric Sanders Jr said:
    November 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Hi. My name is Eric. Like some of you I too have been lying most of my life. It started out with petty lies that turned to huge ones that I too started to believe myself. I know it’s a problem and yet the nature of it is so habitual that I spin lies like silk out of my mouth. Sometimes I’m not even able to catch it. I’ve lied so much that I’ve hurt everyone that I’ve kept so close to me and who I love so much. My fiancée is so hurt from the emotional abuse that I’ve caused from my lies that she has lost all of her the peace she’s had in her life by dealing with me. I really need Gods forgiveness to start anew. I wish to repent but I don’t know where to start. Please if your reading this I ask that you pray for me and for this demonic spirit to be banished from my life. And if you can please leave a helpful comment or some prayers that could help me I would really appreciate it. Peace and blessings to you all.


    Kathy said:
    February 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Heavenly Father, I humbly come before your throne of grace and ask that you rid each person as their names appear on this website of every lying lips. Father your word said that lying lips are an abomination unto the Lord so father I pray against the root cause of lying this morning. Father, your words tells us that when we lie the truth is not in us, so father we ask for your truth. Father we ask that their lives will line up with the plans you have for them. Father We confess that it’s not easy for us to speak the truth at times but Lord forgive us this day, cleanse us Almighty God, make us new, give us new hearts and new Spirit that we may speak the truth and Shame the devil. Father help us to become new in you and to cast our old lives away. Father we thank you for your forgiveness and we walk out in truth believing and living by your word, make us the apple of your eyes in Jesus Name we do pray. Amen


    PT said:
    March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    First of all, for all those who think that lying can send you to hell I am here to tell you that it can’t. If you repent which means ask God for forgiveness and truly turn away from this then you will be forgiven. God is faithful and just to forgive us of all of our sins. Jesus died for every sin you can think of that’s why we are able to ask for forgiveness. I don’t know who told you that lying can send you to hell because it can’t. The only way that a person can go to hell is by not accepting Jesus. This means to confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that he died on the cross and was raised from the dead. I don’t know why people make God out to be someone who is waiting on us to do wrong so he can punish us. This is not so. God is loving and he knows exactly what you are going through. No one can pray to God like you can for yourself if you truly want to stop.I will keep those of you on here lifted up in prayer though. I want to add that we all sin even the person who posted that lying can send you to hell. There is not one person on this earth who can say that they are without sin that’s why Jesus died so that we could go before God in prayer and repent. Please read John chapter 8, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:16, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:8-10, Now here me when I say that lying is wrong but you can be delivered from it. Remember, God knows your heart and whether or not you are truly repenting.


    john doe said:
    July 3, 2012 at 2:22 am

    i have lied about a lot most to fit in because i was seeking acceptance some time to be more intresting some times to get out of trouble it all depends on the lie really if its some thing serious like you killed some one and got away with it by lieing then yea god will punish you when he judges no one is unsaveable and yes lieing can send you to hell because its a counter productive sin one leads to 2 and then to 100 then to 1year then next thing you know your whole life is a lie its a repeatable sin yea one lie leads to a lie to cover it up any one can just chose to stop lying this very second and tomorrow you wont be a lier and the next day you wont be a lier then youll find its easyer for the truth jesus did die on the cross and that you do have to belive put it this way regardless lie or sin god wants us all to walk in his path so every time you think of a lie or sin think what would god do and remember he watches every action he sees all and knows all im prob more guilty than any one on this paige of lieing i did it for monitary gain for a relationship and now its over with her because of all my lies i almost dont know who i am still remember vaugly thats why im going to repent and keep every one and the blog in my prayers and hopefully things get better


    ap said:
    July 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    My husband has problems with telling the truth. He Does not tell vicious lies, but little lies can hurt badly. Sometimes, I wonder if he can separate fact and fiction. We are in a ton if financial distress due in some ways to his lies. I have been praying non stop that Satan releases his grip on him in the name of Jesus Christ. If anyone is reading this, please pray that my husband is released from his bondage of lying
    . Prayers and peace to all.


    Grace said:
    August 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I was just sitting here after I just told another lie. I have been lying since I can remember. I am now 41 years old and I find myself that I cannot go on one day without telling some sort of lie. Most lies are to avoid getting in trouble, or having someone feel jealous about me, or trying to pretend something I’m not. My whole life has been a lie. My mother and father and my husband are all devilish towards me and I have to pretend to all that I have a normal family. I’ve learned to cope pretending to be someone I’m not. As soon as I reveal my true self of sadness and pathetic living, I find myself rejected and people think I’m telling them a lie when I am telling them the truth. So rather, I have to tell lie for them to assume that’s the truth. I had tried to reach out and tell people the real truth, but because I live in a very nice house and drive a nice car, they could never believe when I tell them that I am actually in serious need and that this is all a facade.

    So therefore, although I don’t hurt people, I always try to make them feel good , but I am not honest and manipulate to say whatever that will NOT draw attention to me but instead to them to make them feel special. Recently I have been recommitting my life to Christ again. As I read the bible, I became more and more convicted that lying tongues are an abomination to the Lord and Liers will not inherit the Kingdom of God, but cast to the eternal lake of fire. I’ve been apologizing to God to forgive me over and over for years and years, but find that I just cannot go a day without telling some sort of lie. The lie I make up is like truth to me. Although I have lots of family members, none of them talk or are concerned with my well being. I’m like without any family and friends, but in everyone’s eyes, they think I have a wholesome family support. So I make up things like my staff of employees and made up a whole host of people that I work with when I speak to them. I pretend I am a traveler to all my neighbors and when I talk to them I have to constantly tell them where i’m at or which country I’m in. It’s like they are waiting to hear more about this and I hate that the conversation is so boring as all they care about is the surface talk of nonsense.

    I’m so sick of myself and the secrets of lies. I need the truth to set me free. I pray that God will change me. I long discovered I cannot do it by my own power, but only by His Grace. I need the Spirit to fill me and help me, to turn away from this evil. I also pray for all of you here that God will deliver your lying tongues so that you may devote your lives as living sacrifice pleasing and without fault in God’s site. Amen!


    Rochelle Love said:
    October 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’ve been lying since I was a child. I can’t identify the point of conception but just that now as an adult It’s become such a habit that I often feel helpless to it’s lure. I find I lie most to compensate for some area I personally feel I lack in or to avoid some disappointment or form of discipline or punishment. I have such a people pleasing spirit on me I find I lie simply to appeal to the affections of others. I want desperately to be delivered from this demonic spirits influence in my life. Please keep me your in prayers as the Lord grows my knowledge and understanding of his love for me. -Dianna


    Gracy said:
    October 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Oh crap……… Ok then is it possiple to bow down at the feet of God right now and confess to him the sins I committed doing, ask him to forgive me and to have mercy on me?


    Gracy said:
    October 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Does it make a difference if I believe in his name?


    Gracy said:
    October 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Do I even deserve God to be my Heavenly Father?

    Or is satan my spiritual father?


    heather said:
    December 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I believe in God with my whole heart, but somehow I cannot break free of sin and live a Christian lifestyle. I have lied ever since i can remember, its shameful and puts fear into my heart. Do i deserve God’s forgiveness? I don’t tell lies that hurt people, just lies that make myself seem better, even though It’s mainly to my friends and family. They would accept me either way. so why can’t i stop lying! It is the one thing, the one habbit that i really need to quit. It is getting ridiculous.


    Peter said:
    January 10, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Strange I stumbled across this, and found this is more common than I thought.

    I’ve been doing small embellishments, (when I don’t need to at all) and having issues paying things on time. This all started when I was a little kid, and was more than likely coping with my parents divorce. In all honesty its affected relationships, my credit, everything. Even though I’m living in a wonderful blessing its still difficult because of having it affect my internal character, and how I feel about myself from day to day.

    One thing I have noticed is that people who lie consistently had something major happen to them where it became a coping mechanism. Resting with that spirit, so to speak.

    God Bless everyone on here that is going through the same thing, and has the courage to speak out about it.

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

    We need to do one more thing.

    Since being a liar really having a spirit of untruthfulness, we need to pray it out of our lives.

    Then we can start a new. Simply asking for and receiving forgiveness is not enough.

    Now go with Freedom and Christ’s blessings everyone!

    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (Luke 4:18)


    Peter said:
    January 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

    One more thing before I go.

    After really praying over this God compelled me to come back on here and mention this to others who are in struggle with this spirit of lies.

    My uncle is what you call a person who, you would call, embellishes a bit, and is known in the family to do the same.

    Reminded me of learning about generational sin, and how it is really passed down, or simply ‘kept in the family’.
    Like alcoholism, etc.

    And the see of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, AND THE INIQUITIES OF THEIR FATHERS. Nehemiah 9:2

    Added the emphasizes myself to make a point, there are many other scriptures to support this as well.

    I pray in Christ Jesus’ name this is helpful to the people that receive it.


    Yaz said:
    March 20, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I have a question ho do you pray to break the intergenerational chain or sin from those relatives who lied a lot beginning with my in-laws. I can see particularly one of my children is just like them, he lies, manipulate and dominates a lot and I am so concern!I could see his future as teenager. How to pray for liberation on that area?Thanks


    nadia khan said:
    September 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Help me to stop being a compulsive liar
    Help me be a better person to my husband, kids, granny , family and friends


    Diane said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I want to stop losing. It has gotten worse and I hate it. I know that I have been called by God and I know that there is an anointing on my life. The husband that I have presently has caused so much fear in my life that it has caused me to become a compulsive liar. Fear will cause these type of things to go on in your life but it is no excuse because I control my own life. I have to stand before God for myself and I hate this spirit. I really want delivery immediately. I have to lie about finances to him and everything else he count every single cent. He does not want me to spend money or if I do he always says something about it. Please pray for me I do not like the way that I feel now. I am today making a very conscious effort to clear things up out of my life that is causing me to have to lie. I am such a good person and so much better than this. Asking the Holy Ghost to deliver me at once no matter what the husband says or how controlling or abusive speaking that he may be I have to come clean.. Signed irritated and feeling alone and worthless.


    Thando said:
    October 2, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I can not stop lying I really need help I know its behind my vital failures in life I know but its hard to stop since childhood till now I am in trouble I need help I always lie always not a day pass without lie.


    stephanie jimenez said:
    October 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Dear heavely father i was taught to lie since i was little please help me stop lying lord. I repent of my sins


    Okoro blessing nzeribe said:
    January 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I dont love to lie but i found my self doing so n before i could realise i must have told a lie then i will start regrating..i have been telling lies from my childhood many time because i am afraid of someone other times because i want people to see me as rich girl or as someone without too prestigious n am full of false hood but i really need Christ Jesus to set me free so i can ,make heaven at last


    Luchuo jocelyn said:
    November 26, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Please pray for me and help me to stop lying in Jesus name


    Anonymous said:
    April 8, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I would like to stop lieing, and stop being addicted to porn , I am on dating site th to see nude pics and nude videos, want to get saved,


    babalobi responded:
    April 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Lets chat on whatsapp: +234 8035 897435


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s