…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 8:44 NIV
Last week we spent a lot of time dealing with the conflict going on in our country and how we as Kingdom Men must stand up and be counted as followers of Christ. There is a lot of fear in the hearts of men and women who would say they are Christians if asked but who worry about the repercussions of making a visible stand for Jesus in our world today. Why do we feel that way? The answer in scripture is very clear. We have an enemy, his name is Satan, and HE IS A LIAR.
History has worked hard to paint our enemy as a cartoonish figure more suited for a child’s book than as a real enemy to the plans and intentions our Father in heaven has for us. But as Kingdom Men we must recognize who the real enemy is in our lives. He isn’t aligned with a certain political party, a certain country, or a certain denomination. He is only aligned against our Father and so also against us. His only real weapon against us though is deception because HE IS A LIAR.
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3 NIV
There is only one weapon that fully defeats the lies and deceit of our enemy and that is the TRUTH.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6 NKJV
Our battle as Kingdom Men begins and ends with THE TRUTH! We find that truth through our daily walk with a warrior king who laid down his life so that we have full and complete access to THE TRUTH, every day through his word, prayer, and even through fellow Kingdom Men. Our enemy, HE IS A LIAR, and he will try to convince you otherwise. He will deceive you through distractions, misdirection and straight up contradictions to THE TRUTH. Sometimes HIS LIES come disguised in attractive packages. Often HIS LIES stir up our emotions. HIS LIES are strong right now in our country, on all sides, and as Kingdom Men we must take a stand for THE TRUTH.
Daily Battle Order:
This week we will be looking at ways that we as Kingdom Men can take a stand for THE TRUTH. Today, take a few minutes to recognize that the enemy is lying to you in some way(s). Pray for the FATHER OF TRUTH to show you how the enemy, THE FATHER OF LIES, is working to keep you from making your stand for Christ in this world. Take enough time to let the subtle lies come to light so that you are not deceived. Write down what God shows you, keep it handy and begin to prepare yourself to counter the lies with THE TRUTH. If you don’t feel like you know how to pursue THE TRUTH (found in the Bible), please reach out to The Joshua Commission and we will help.
Join us tomorrow as we focus on “Now is a favorable time…” from II Cor. 6:1-7.