All Liars Shall Be Silenced!
Ps 63:11 EXB
But the king will rejoice in his God. All who ·make promises in his name [L swear by him] will praise him, but the mouths of liars will be shut.
Ps 52: 1 ¶ «To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.» Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah
Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
In today’s reading, we see God’s view of lying, treacherous people. Sure looks like the US political arena today, compromise, and hands full of innocent blood.
Yet, God, through the apostle Paul, in his letter to Titus, so many years ago, faced the same problem with a people from the island of Crete. Seems these people, Cretians, had a culture of laziness and lies: his advice on how to deal with them?
Rebuke them sharply!
1 Tim 2:1 Shows our responsibility to pray for government leaders, and this, I do, daily:
¶ I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Yet, notice the outcome of this prayer, God’s expected result: v4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Jesus, has not changed. He is still a friend of sinners, and His mission is still to seek and save the lost, praying that all people might come to repentance, truth, and salvation.
Yet, in today’s reading, we hear David believing God to kill wicked and deceitful, murderous people, to rid the earth of them! Obviously, as Christians, we are believing for them to repent, come to Jesus, and find forgiveness, for God is love, and Jesus came to seek and save the lost…yet if they live by the sword, they will surely die by the sword!
Seems we have two forms of government working continually in the earth.
Both are established by God, and it is always the will of God, that people walk in honesty, honor, and truth. The three branches of American government, are designed to provide checks and balances on each other, but when they fail, there is an eternal government that will quickly rise to speak into the earth.
That’s us, the church, and we are to be holy, and to speak truth in love, to see folks turn from destruction, to the love of God, and eternal life.
I believe Paul was not simply venting in his letter to Titus, but was actually speaking by the Holy Spirit, telling Titus to rebuke laziness and lies. Why? Because all liars will become eternally separated from God, in a place called hell. He does not want people to go there, even crooked, conniving, politicians!
So, when the political system becomes corrupt, and the judicial system fails, God’s church will never fail, for we have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
As liars increase, so does the volume on the voice of God through five fold ministry gifts, and there arises a battle cry of righteousness, where servants of God, wield the sword of the Spirit, to severe iniquity off of nations, administrations, and corrupt policies, by the Word of God, spoken, that gets demonstrated in signs, wonders, and miracles, revealing and cleansing communities, governments, judicial systems, whether they like it or not.
The entrance of His Word brings light, and those secret things, wrought through secret societies and closed door boardrooms that are evil, and out of alignment with God’s kingdom, get exposed, as we the church pray.
So, Let’s Pray:
‘Father, reveal to us, the hidden things that must be exposed, lies, treachery, betrayals of sacred trusts, by those who are supposed to be serving our best interests, and Yours through their leadership. Reveal truth, and remove this wickedness from our land. Purge, cleanse, forgive, reveal, and cause us to blast every demon spirit these are bowing to, either knowingly or unknowingly. Arise, church, Arise, and take your place in boldness, courage, purity, strength, authority, holiness, and truth that makes free, in the name and authority of Jesus, King of all Kings, Lord of every governer and President, Creator of the Universe. Amen’