My Big Fat Mouth

Studies show that the average person actually lies about 4 TIMES A DAY!

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.

Proverbs 12:22 (ESV)
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Ephesians 4:21-25 (ESV)
21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self,[a] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 

25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

You may never be more like the devil than when you’re telling lies.

John 8:44 (ESV)
44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in 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.

THE DEVIL’S PLAN…

  1. Get you to LIE.
  2. Get you to lie to YOURSELF.
  3. Get you to LIVE A LIE.
1 John 2:4 (ESV)
4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

The root reason most of us lie is because we don’t completely TRUST GOD.

John 14:6 (ESV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 8:31-32 (ESV)
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Lies bring bondage, the truth brings freedom.

GOD’S PLAN…

1. We confess to people for HEALING.

James 5:16 (ESV)
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

2. We confess to God for FORGIVENESS.

1 John 1:9 (ESV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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