Who is the father of lies?.The bible gives us the answer in John 8:44;
Do you sometimes find yourself in the gribs of the devil’s lying teeth? Fear not for your Redeemer want you free from the devil and his lies to control your life and out you in destruction.Anyone who tells lies belong to the devil and the devil is his father. I initially wrote about “why it is not good to tell lies”.Don’t be a father to Satan like the Pharisees because lies can make you lose salvation(Revelation 21:8).
” You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father”.
From the above verse, Satan is the father of lies and there is not doubt about that.He lied to Eve to sin against God in the Garden of Eden.He has lied to many people by whispering sweet words into their ears.He will never stop lying so be on guard. When he comes to you in the day or night whispering evil thoughts into your ears, rebuke him in the name of Jesus.
How does the father of lies whispers into our ears?.In our daily lives,we are to make decisions by choosing between many things. When you allow yourself, the father of lies will incite you to choose evil over good or use his crafty ways over you to make an entire wrong choice in life.All the time, when we want to take a decisive step,our conscience speaks to us.When Satan or the father of lies alters that inner voice (your conscience), then the choice you will make will be evil or unacceptable.
For you to stay safe from the lies of Satan,let God be your everything, get close to God in prayers and let everything you do glorify him.Satan might tempt you to put you into destruction just like he tempted Jesus Christ a couple of times but failed. How Did the father of lies tempt Jesus?.
“And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread”(Matthew 4:12).
Satan’s crafty device to control Jesus Christ failed, but he never went away.He tempted him again:
“Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, ‘In their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone’”(Matthew 4:5-6).
He tempted Jesus again;
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.And he said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me”(Matthew 4:8-9).
After attempting to control Jesus three consecutive time through his crafty lies,he went away when Jesus rebuked him.He failed, this is how we should rebuke him and his lies to stay safe in the light of God.Even if he promises you the whole world never mind him.He is a bloody liar from the ancient times.
As Christians,we must know that the devil has nothing good for us,no matter how convincing his words could be,he is not a trustworthy person. Rebuke him in the name of Jesus.If he tells you to break any law or commit any sin,you shouldn’t give heed to him.Be aware of his crafty devices and live life peacefully without any blemish.
The devil is a loser already so he want Christians and everyone to fail.He will tell you it is impossible, he will lie to you that he will make you successful by doing his will.My dear,rebuke him and walk through the light of God and every good thing you need in life will be yours.
Has he being whispering into your ears lately to do something silly?.Have a second thought and make the right choice,the choice that will glorify God.Stay blessed.