"Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. " Jeremiah 33:3

Saturday, October 8, 2011

"And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." John 8:32 AMP

Today this lesson is all about lies that believers in Christ fall prey to. Have you ever felt like a loser? Have you ever thought nobody loves you? Have you doubted God, His love for you or that He really heard your prayers, let alone answered them? Have you had thoughts of fear and anxiety? If you haven't ever had these thoughts or thoughts like them, first of all I doubt that you are breathing or the lies in your head have been there so long you aren't even conscious of them anymore, they are now just "feelings."

Ephesians 6:12 says; "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." 2 Corinthians 10:5 says; "We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ."

Jesus said of Satan; "He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44. Satan is a defeated foe, Christ triumphed over him at Calvary! He can't touch Jesus and he can't touch or possess a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet he can place lies in our minds, lies about God, lies about us, fiery darts to get us to doubt God and our very salvation. He is a liar and an accuser. And if we don't recognize the lies and know they come from him we can begin to believe them. This is especially true if we don't know the Bible, Gods Truth. Jesus said to those who believed in Him; "If you abide in My Word...you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32. Knowing the Word of God is not optional, that is our sword, that is our only offensive weapon, and our shield is faith. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, that is why we must know the Word of God.

Lie; you are such a loser, you can't do anything right.

TRUTH; "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God." 2 Corinthians 3:4-5

Lie; you can't change, you've been anxious and fearful your whole life.

TRUTH; "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
"When anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul." Psalm 94:19
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

The battlefield is the mind and if your mind is full of Truth from the Word of God, your faith is strong and your shield can quench all the fiery dart lies from the enemy. Pray and ask the Lord to reveal to you the lies that you have believed. If you don't think you have any then it is possible you are deceived. Ask and He will answer and tell you. Then deliberately write down the lie and under that lie find at least 3 scriptures that are the truth and write them out. Carry those with you, meditate on the truth until it becomes a part of you. And you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free!


  1. This message goes perfectly with Susan's message at Mugs and Muffins this morning-wow! God wants us to live victoriously! He is our Mighty Warrior! We've been forgiven! We've got to tell others!

  2. "Indeed God's truth sets us free.  Speaking His Word against the lies is the most powerful weapon we have.  I have lived with the lies, I now know the truth and I am free." 
    Kay White
    ...how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ...Eph. 3:18