Lily Tomlin played on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In show in the ’60s. She had a segment where she was Edith Ann, a 5-year-old girl sitting in a giant rocking chair. She would tell some farfetched stories, but at the end, she would say, “and that’s the truth!” You won’t remember this if you are young, though you can find it on YouTube.
‘Truth is, the devil is a liar. He is very good at it.
“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.” (John 8:44)
The enemy uses his flattery and deception to get us to believe his lies. When you fall for the first lie, he always adds another, and then another. Before you know it, you’re all messed up. It may be depression, perhaps an addiction, or some self-destructive behavior. Worst yet, the devil deceives you into thinking, “I’m okay, I’ve got this.” I could go on, but you got the message. Satan’s power is predicated by his lies. If we believe them, he gains more ground in our life, more strongholds, and more addictions. We gave him that power by believing his lies.
However, Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…” (Hebrews 1:3)
The Word of God is the truth, as it is “…impossible for God to lie…” The enemy tries to assume power through his lies, but Jesus’ words are true and faithful. His Word has absolute power and truth, and we get power over the devil’s lies by believing God’s Truth.
Now, who’s report will you believe?