Lies and Liars: How to stop lying
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.