“Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight,” Proverbs 12:22.
“The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment,” Proverbs 12:19.
I’m certain that many of us know and perhaps have been involved in the ‘Name it and Claim it’ doctrine which infiltrated the church years ago.
Many people have been influenced by this insidious phrase and belief over the years. But I want to carry this thought further into the many areas that we as a people have and are now being led into.
It’s one thing to propose that a person would claim that a house or a car would be theirs to have simply by ‘claiming it in the name of our LORD,’ but it’s yet a step further to propose that facts simply aren’t facts, and what is truly evident is not true.
If we’re traveling down the road and suddenly we run out of gas, we certainly wouldn’t say that we still have a full tank left.
Likewise, a person would be foolish to declare that their freezer was full of food when actually there is nothing left in it to eat.
Now, to be sure, we could exercise our faith and believe that God in His mercy would provide for us and that He would make a way for our needs to be met in whatever way He deemed.
But the fact remains that if indeed the freezer and refrigerator is empty, it is definitely empty.
While we have been in the throes of this insidious epidemic of Covid, there has been a lot of hearsay but also a good portion of unfactual things said.
When some are saying that ‘we are rounding the corner,’ when actually quite the opposite is true. Even though some of us may well think that science is our enemy, it is and can be, a proven ally in our understanding of the world around us.
Political language has a way of seeping into the hearts and minds of many of us, and in time, a person can believe what is said rather than what is actually staring us right in the face.
We would be a foolish people if we ended up believing that 2 +2 = 5, but indoctrination can over time distort the very fabric of what is true and what is not.
I have in the past used the analogy of Animal Farm to illustrate how some can use propaganda to change and alter our beliefs.
Napoleon the pig, who was the main leader in the story, caused most of the farm animals to believe that four legs were better than two, and yet in the end, he became just like the very thing that he supposedly had stood against.
Then as he rose to power his regime became more and more like a dictatorship and eventually he took up residence in the farm house as its supreme leader.
We all have our own opinions and beliefs and in many ways, they serve us in a way to show us the way in this life of ours.
But factual evidence is quite another thing, and when truth and facts slowly begin to deteriorate, then the world around us can become a place of chaos and fear.
“’How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’
‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’
― George Orwell, 1984
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?