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GRACEVINE DEVOTIONAL
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Isaiah 59:15 KJV
Yea, TRUTH FAILETH; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it , and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

Colossians 3:9 KJV
LIE NOT one to another, SEEING that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

To lie is to say something that is not true. It is falsehood that is neither the truth nor confirms the truth.

In our present day world, lying has become a commonplace thing. From the clergy class, Law enforcement to the judiciary, occupations that we used to know as upholders of truth have been greatly compromised by lies.

Even amongst Christians, the discovery of a lie is no longer greeted with the same shock it used to generate in the past. All these are pointers to the present day acceptance of falsehood in our society.

WHY DO PEOPLE REALLY LIE?
Opting to lie instead of telling the truth is often powered by a desire to cover up the truth. In which case, the truth is something that the individual is ashamed of disclosing.

Lying is a product of inferiority complex. It actually emanates from fear that the truth may lead to rejection, denial or punishment.

People lie to cover up inadequacies & wrong actions. They often lie to create a more comfortable image of themselves with others than what they really are.

Until you find your true identity and accept yourself, you’ll never find it easy to tell the truth.

At the root of every lie is a complex that flows from insecurity.
* When someone lies because of greed, it comes from the fear of not having enough.
* When someone lies in order to avoid shame, it comes from not accepting oneself as they really are.

90% of the time, distorted identity is responsible for lying. Most people are afraid that if they tell the truth, people will not like or respect them anymore, so they cook up a sharp lie to cover the truth in order to look good before others.

There is a Grace that the truth carries. If for instance, you were a thief or sex worker before coming to Christ, God empowers your testimony of deliverance from this former lifestyle with a Grace to bless, encourage and convict others in similar situation to change.

The Grace released by God WAS designed to assist the former “bad guy” you used to be. If however you chose to cover that part of your life by “packaging”, you’ll end up denying yourself access to that grace because it was released for that specific person & purpose.

Become deliberate about killing that image of falsehood and distorted identity. Become brutal with yourself when it comes to speaking the truth. Understand that as a saint of God in Christ, you’ve been delivered, set free and washed in the blood. Embrace the real image of you in Christ and live from it.

No matter what anybody may tell you, please know that the truth can never become a lie and a lie can never become the truth. This is very simple and clear - both utterances are 2 natures that originate with 2 personalities.

Jesus is THE Truth (John 14:6)
Satan is the FATHER (life source) of Lies (John 8:44)

You are a child of God, you carry the nature of your father and therefore NOT a liar. Believe it, know it, talk it and live it.

Shalom
Ken Okotcha

http://www.nowayobloggers.com/gracevine-devotional

I am an expression of the Divine!

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