VIRAL LYING, Dan Mayfield, 1/26/2019

In the devil’s world, nothing is as it seems to be. Every story is told with a slant or bias. The devil’s influence is spreading like a virus. The father of lies is seeking to make everything unbelievable. Even every friend or ally becomes suspect. The obstacles and barriers to doing good are multitudinous and near impossible to overcome. Most will give up and decide that fighting is not worth it. There’s no use trying. When lying becomes viral, there is practically no one you can believe.

The headlines are framed to create a thought pattern in the reader. The truth is something else. The truth is buried. The truth is not told because the truth is deadly for those who are intent on corrupting everything. The devil is behind it. But there are billions, literally billions, who are without a conscience and will do anything to get their hearts desire.

Lying is not harmless. Even little white lies are just the gateway into the full blown disease where a person can no longer tell the truth.

The Bible seems to be the only known cure. It gives a powerful inoculation from being fooled. And even for the majority of the population who is suffering under the viral like effects of lying, a regular immersion into the Book begins to give hope because the mind begins to see. The understanding of the evil returns. The appreciation of the truth returns. The only way out of this hell on earth is to be in God’s Word.

“8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because * they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness”, 2 Thess 2:8-12.

I heard someone speaking on the radio the other day who said that speaking the truth was more important than the Bible. He wasn’t saying the Bible isn’t important or necessary. I knew exactly what he meant and agreed with his statement. Believing and speaking truth because you love truth is essential or else you will miss THE Truth when it is told to you or when you read it. There must first be in a person the love of truth, as Paul said, or else the delusion will make it nearly impossible to recognize the goodness of the Gospel when it comes to you.

Tell no white lies. Do not sneak. Be honest to a fault, as they say. Tell stories that have no exaggeration. Read the Bible and love it. Let the truth of God wipe away the falsehoods you have been holding onto. The devil knows this is the way out of his influence. It’s the only way. You must pray to God for wisdom. We all must get into our Bibles and beat back this lying world that has fallen prey to the viral lying.

I woke up this morning from a dream that the world had been infected with a pandemic virus so that its victims could not tell the truth. When a man pulled his car over for directions, the person told him to go the opposite direction and it was nothing but a lie; a lie for no reason. Most people were afflicted and could not tell the truth. It seems that something as bad as a virus has already claimed the world. The Word of God is our only hope.



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