Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Gotcha's Demons: Lying & False Witness
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. 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.
John 8:44 (NIV)
God hates false witness so much that He carved it into His Top Ten Commandments list.* Jesus confirmed His never-do Order.
False witness has legal significance, because the speaker swears an oath of truth, but lies in his public testimony--unjustly harming another person. False witness kills reputations and lives.
In Revelation Chapter 21, liars come last in the Bottom Eight list: dreadful classifications of sinners, sentenced to a fiery lake in hell.**
Consider some bottom line conclusions:
1) Lying is abominable to God.***
2) Pretty Little Liars are not pretty.
3) People lie. Don't lie with them. Tell the truth.
If lying and false witness are demons, then send them away by the Word of Truth.
'If you continue in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free' (John 8:31-32, NASB).
## Gotcha's Demons: Lying & False Witness (Part 33)
* Short article about false witness:
** 'But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars--their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death' (Revelation 21:8, NLT).
*** 7 Abominations to God:
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Gotcha! series.