Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why Are You Proud In Lying??

Why Are You Proud In Lying??

Revelation 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.”

Mystery About Lying:
If you are a liar, you must carry the brother and sister of lie along by default, which are -stealing and immorality. Remember, whenever you lied, you will look for another lie cover your previous lie and you will thereby become a professional liar in no distant time. Beware!!!

Preamble:
Truth may appear deadly when it is being said Mark 6:17-28. However the day truth will pay you, it will be more than your comprehension, and its worth and value can never be quantify Esther 6:1-11.
Lie may succeed in building a 10 storey edifice in one week, but it will take just one stone thrown by truth to crush it down in few seconds. Please, it pays to be truthful but, it is ill to be a liar. God bless you.

This past Wednesday, 19th March, 2014, I learnt that 13 staff members of the organization I’m working were shown the way out (sacked), as a result of forging their certificates and credentials used in securing their jobs, or which they submitted later to upgrade and update their records in the HR files.

This sacking was enforced by the HR department as a result of the investigation carried out on staff records where these forgeries were discovered. Now that these people have lost their jobs, how did their lies helped them?

Brethren, lie may have gone past 1,000 kilometers but truth will surely overtake it. It's just a matter of time. Why not rather say the truth and be set free? John 8:32 says “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

When I was growing up in the village, something happened to my father. That was around 1988-90 (about 26 years ago). A witch woman was confessing her witchcraft and then, she mentioned my father as a member of their witchcraft coven.

When this was done, my grandfather stepped out and declared before the whole community that he was not witch, neither any of his 6 children as far as he was concerned. He vowed that he will go to the extreme to defend his son's innocence in witchcraft practice.

As time went by, they now took my father and the other people this witch woman mentioned to a place where they usually proved a person if he/she was a witch or not traditionally, in another community entirely. Before this time, the whole village turned us into ‘the children of a witch’. Brethren, shame and reproach was our clothing. Whenever we were walking in the street, they will be winking at us calling us children of a witch. Friends, it was very terrible. I was just around 13 years old by then.

So to the glory of God, they went and by grace of God, my father didn't fall because he was not a witch. The owner of the shrine gave him a native chalk to go and celebrate his innocence. When he returned in peace, we hired a local musician to celebrate my father's innocence and to dance away the shame and reproach that we were visited by our community people.

Why do I relate this past event in my family here?
This is dedicated to my grandfather, Pa Ekhator Onabor, almost 130 years old now, who surrendered his life to Christ and got baptized at over 110 years of his life. Praise God.

My grandfather told us. In fact, he warned us during that ugly period, that we should never use lie to rub ourselves even if it is as sweet as salt mixed with native chalk. He told us that if someone lied against us, we must make every effort to prove our innocence no matter the place we may find ourselves. Thank you very much grandfather, for inculcating discipline into our lives even though we were lost in sin at the time.

Therefore, having been taught this way by my grandfather, I dreaded lying, and I developed total hatred to anything called lie. Although I still told lies as time goes on but I actually hated lie with passion, even as an idol worshipper at the time.

Today, why do men take pleasure in lying, even though they are abreast with the consequences of lying which is going to hell fire at the end of their existence on earth? Friend, why not choose to die for the truth now than to be humiliated when truth catches up with your lies? The bible says “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.” 2 Corinthians 13:8.

If you are therefore a liar today, the devil is your father and both of you will end up in hell fire. Please repent and confess your lies now before it is too late. John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

LIE IS LIE NO MATTER THE LEVEL OR CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED

Some people today think that lie has levels and therefore it can be categorized into small and or big lie. No! No!! No!!! Lie is lie, and no matter the circumstances involved before you speak it, they all carries the same punishment of death Revelation 21:8.

Consider these lies and repent of them now. Make all necessary restitution where applicable and it shall be well with you.

- You were going to attend a job interview in another company, and you told your boss in your current job that your father/mother was admitted in the hospital and so, you couldn't make it to work. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- A sex partner of yours gave you money, and you used the money to cook for your poor husband, and telling him that your mother gave you the money. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You were going to meet up with a sex date, and you told your wife that you have official engagement to Abuja. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You were sent a message to buy something, and change was given to you but, you went back to inform the person that sent you the message that they have increased the price so that you can keep the change. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You enrolled for an exam and present a result with distinctions, but you never wrote the exams yourself, as you paid for someone else to write them for you. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You were already 35 years and above before graduation from the college, but because you made up your mind to wear the NYSC Uniform, you went and swear affidavit saying your birth records was destroyed by fire. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You impersonated another person with higher and better results, so that you can be paid a good salary in your place of work. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You are in the University and your friends have much money to spend on rubbish clothes, but in order to buy one yourself, you told your poor parents that a certain amount is urgent required for a course registration. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You were sent on an official assignment outside the location of your work environment, and your company gave you accommodation allow for 5 days. You however returned with a receipt to your company for the 5 days hotel accommodation but you actually spent a day in a hotel, while the remaining 4 days were spent in a friend’s place. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You executed a project for your company, you actually spent far less than what you were given, but you returned with a receipt that all the money were duly spent. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You were going to play a pool game, and you told your son to please help you with some money to assist you in hiring some labourers for your farm. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You are a prostitute, and you went to your pastor and told him that, your brother in USA just sent you $2,000, and that you want to pay your tithe immediately, whereas, it was a Nigerian Senator you slept with last night that gave you the money. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You are a pastor and your members always believe and obey your instructions. Therefore, to get money out of their hands by force, you spoke to them that the Lord say sow a seed if you want to see the end of year 2014. Pastor, which God spoke to you? What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You are a judge in the Law Court, and you know the real truth over the case you are handling, but because you were given money by the guilty party, you diverted your judgment by pronouncing the guilty fellow innocent, and the innocent fellow guilty. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.

- You are just been wicked generally. So, whatever evil you do, you always blame the devil for it whereas you were 100% conscious before you committed it. What a lie!
Consequences: Death in hell fire unless you repent, confess and forsake your lies/sins Revelation 21:8.
And the list goes on and on.

We cannot exhaust the trick(s) that people used to lie today. Please for the sake of your soul, stop lying now. Your soul will be damned in hell fire if you fail repent. This warning is for me and you today so that we can make our ways right with God.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome any sinful habit(s) we may have mastered in the past. Embrace Him today.

God bless you.
Shalom!