The above picture is a LIE because the below Scripture tells me the TRUTH. There is no forgiveness in the world. The enemy will always hold FORGIVEN sins against us, to keep us in guilt and in bonds. When we live in guilt, we aren’t trusting in God for our freedom, therefore we can’t live for him. (Know how to combat spiritual warfare.)
(Romans 8:1) “There is therefore now, no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.”
That scripture means exactly what it says. That is not a word for the unbeliever, it is for the believer and follower of Christ. When we are not living for Jesus, we are living under the bondage and curse of sin…..therefore, being condemned to death.
Once we make the declaration to be saved and live for Him, this is when our freedom begins. This is also the point where, you shed those old skins and transform into a new person. Sometimes that old dead skin, has pieces still attached to the new…and peeling it away, hurts like mad. But the old you has got to go…regardless of temporal pain.
When you become a new creature in the Lord, you don’t feel right, not even safe living in the flesh…you just can’t. Light and darkness can not coexist. You are being purged.
Your truth that you tried hiding, is no longer a mark of shame, but a part of your testimony.
(Isaiah 50:7) “For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.”
When we walk in the flesh and we are living in sin, we justify our actions and our ways. Suddenly, we are the victims of every wrong doing, but we are never the culprit and we never share blame. This is a lack of integrity in character and also a lie.
Howbeit, there are moments where we aren’t to blame….I will get to that point later. We become so well versed in telling “our stories” of hurtful endurances. We paint ourselves to be the victors and never the villain…..because in a story, let’s be honest , we love the brave heroes.
A liar is also a deciever, a storyteller, but worse…if we have to lie, this may mean that we don’t trust the person that we are lying to, with our *personal stories. Perhaps the other person was hurtful, will run when they know the truth and break hearts in the process, keep their distance, look at you differently….and this is with TELLING the truth. While there are many reasons to lie….a lie is a lie and a lie makes a liar.
(Proverbs 12:22) “Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are His delight.”
Like any sin, lying will send people to hell, if one does not repent and turn from it.
If you feel that you need to lie for any of the above reasons…..then you are in the wrong company.
(2 Corinthians 6:14) “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”
Some people often use that scriptural passage pertaining to marriage, but it is refering to general relationships and fellowship (also marriage). You can save yourself the trouble, simply having the right company in your life:
(Proverbs 13:20) “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
Okay. There were many scriptures that I found having to do with friendship, but Proverbs 13:20 got a hold of my heart right away. Coming from experience….being lied to and having been the liar, I’ve learned that, one wise in the scriptures…not with their own ideologies and knowledge, but know their word and live it, not only are forgiving, but merciful and loving. When you tell the hard truth, it feels like you are free falling, the wise know how to cushion that landing with the healing salve of the Lord’s love and word. And they will handle you with respect, love and care, and treat you even better than they already did.
There is a certain respect that I have for people whom tell the truth about themselves…even when knowing that truth is embarassing even terrible. I love them even more than before. The truth is not easy to tell, because it makes you vulnerable and open to ungodly judgement and ridicule.
Integrity goes hand and hand with selfLESSness. If you are self-serving, chances are, alot of your truth is masked. Honesty is a part of the character of Jesus. If you don’t live for Him, then you live against Him.
(James 4:4) “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Honesty denies self.