Living A Lie

Sharon Lackey

“Disobedience in mind to the heavenly vision will make you a slave to points of view that are alien to Jesus Christ.—Oswald Chambers

Lies create a new way of thinking and therefore a new way of living when embraced. Satan uses these lies to distract us from obedience to the Mind of Christ within, our New Way of thinking, while leading us into captivity to accomplish his (Satan’s) will (2 Timothy 2:26). Satan’s lies exploit us into participating in our own destruction, which he accomplishes through repetition.

“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it to be truth.” –Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s master of propaganda)

Repetition is the key to victory where both Truth and lie are concerned, whether it be the victory of Christ Jesus in us or the victory of Satan over us. Truth leads to Life and victory in Christ Jesus and lies are what Satan uses to take hold of us leading us to captivity and death. Therefore, to escape from conformity to this world and its lies, it is crucial to renew our minds after Truth. For a transformed mind proves the perfect and acceptable will of God (Romans 12:1-2). But just as a renewed mind proves the perfect and acceptable will of God, a mind conformed to lies of the enemy, and this world, prove the will of Satan confessing that Christ is the liar rather than Satan.

“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.” (I John 1:5-9)

As indwelt believers, who have the power of Jesus Christ living within us to set us free from all lies, why are we so easily tempted and drawn away by what the enemy and others say is true about us versus what Christ says is true about us?

First and foremost, if we do not have the Life of Christ within us, then we belong to the father of lies, Satan, and we possess and function from his identity. Secondly, we may not have a firm understanding of our Identity in Christ and all that we’ve inherited as His children. This is crucial, because if we do not grasp who we are in Christ then we will continue to function from our old, programmed identity, that of Satan’s identity. But once we know who we are in Christ, why do we still embrace lies over Truth?