Deeper Day 162: One Nation Under God, INDIVISIBLE

Indivisible: unable to be divided or separated

You can always see the hand of the enemy when you see division. It’s his greatest desire to divide, because then it’s much easier to steal, kill and destroy. The father of lies is always whispering in one direction or another. It’s often shocking to me when I see how much he’s been able to whisper those lies in the direction of the church and they are believed.

None of us is immune from hearing and/or believing a lie. None.

We would be best served to remember that and come at each thought the way the Bible instructs us to. By taking each thought captive we have a far greater chance to avoid being manipulated by the constant barrage of lies that the world throws our way. I can’t help but wonder if much of the discord and division could be stopped if the church began to hold their own individual thoughts captive to seek the Truth.

It’s not a gray area honestly, we are either partnering with the father of lies, or the Father of Truth.

Lie: an intentionally false statement. Present a false impression; be deceptive.

Sometimes, it’s not what someone is saying, it’s the motive behind it, the false impression. I’m seeing a whole lot of that lately. I keep hearing people chanting out one thing but living something completely different. This is not a new problem, but it’s definitely a forefront problem right now. Before I partner with any of the words people are saying right now, I have been trying to examine the root of whatever movement it’s coming from. When I do that, I realize what exactly I’m agreeing to.

Truth: the quality or state of being true. That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. A fact or belief that is acceptable as true.

To be in accordance with fact or reality. This is something I’m taking a lot of time to determine lately. Reality isn’t simply whatever someone says it is, no, it’s truth. It’s taking a look at what is really happening. It’s being honest about the condition of my own heart and admitting that if I carry wounding it taints the way I view reality. We all have a personal responsibility to seek out the truth. Seek it on your knees before the Lord. Seek it in the Bible accompanied by the Holy Spirit. You are responsible for keeping your heart in line with the Truth.

Prayer Moment: God, I need You now, more than ever before, to guard my heart and mind from the lies of the enemy. God, You know the enemy is using media and many other venues to propagate a false reality. I need Your help to know the difference between fact and fiction. Thank You for warning us that these times would come, but now that they are here, I choose You. I choose to partner with Truth. Let the Spirit of Truth rest in my heart and mind and guide my every word and step. Place a fiery hedge of protection over me, to burn off any and all lies that are thrown my way. In Jesus name, Amen.

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ’, and will deceive many.” Matthew 24:4-5

He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44b