Talking with the Lord today about the false teacher… the tail and talebearer came to mind. A tale or tail…A false prophet or teacher, using the word of God yet teaching the traditions of men. Not dividing the word properly nor using the word to define itself as directed within the word; but teaching others as though it was truth. Deceiving and being deceived.
[Isa 9:15 KJV The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.]
First your mind doesn’t define lie or truth when it receives it, it stores all things equal. You have separate a lie from truth, but just like a computer, it’s just stored. Then when you form an opinion, you draw from your memory banks and form it. So if your memory banks have more lies than truth, you are forming an opinion with more lie support than truth support; your opinion is wrong.
Today so many don’t seek, they just assume truth. I see posts, videos, mimes, pictures and stories that state “facts”. Who’s checking this??? Most people are so consumed with a busy life, work and entertainment (just stop for a moment and “see” how many people of all ages are locked onto a phone), that they barely have time to actually talk to a person. I mean a real conversation that has depth.
The human connection that longs to touch and be touched within ones inner being. When you open up to another person and hear them. Undistracted and genuinely listening to them and them to you. Those heart to heart conversations that leave you feeling loved, supported and in relationship with another human being. This isn’t a conversation about other people, news and…. the latest gossip.
[Lev 19:16 KJV Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.]
We see these posts or hear opinions without regard if they are a tail or not. Lies spread much faster than truth, because they “offer and appeal” to this fleshly nature. It takes work to discover the truth. It takes work to make time to communicate with a person or God.
I read a post in less than a minute, but it took me over a half hour trying to discover if it was true. When I found out it was false, I posted it and was mocked. Mocked….why? Because the real story was far too much to read than the quick little picture image and few sentences that were stated falsely.
How does this all connect… the false teacher or prophet that teacheth lies. The world has this “Satan and his demons” being everywhere, tempting you, drawing you away, making you sin, possessing you and conquering you; really think about it. The prince and power of the air…How fast do you hit the like, share or tell someone something without really knowing if it’s true or not?
[Eph 2:1-3 KJV And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.]
Talebearer… with the technology lies spread faster and firmer than ever before. Today it’s fact first and then if someone you trust points out its false, you might believe it was a lie. However it’s still stored in the memory bank of your mind. How much work are you willing to put into “getting to the bottom of it”, truth. And when you go to draw a conclusion or opinion are you watching your thoughts (memory cells) for a truth or a lie memory.
When you are not checking yourself against the truth, YOU are the one spreading the lies. Not some fairy-tale demon to blame. You are the one speaking according to the desires of the flesh and mind. God said to let His mind (the word of truth) be in you that you might not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The word demon just describes a spirit (thought or action) within flesh. To lie is the spirit of lying. The spirit of tale bearing.
We are in a mass flood of unrighteousness. Everywhere you turn is lies. From advertisements, fiction novels, social media, news, radio broadcasts, videos and apps that help you “spread the word” or teaching. Think about it the next time you “share” something. I’ve been caught up in it. It’s fast and without thought. You read it, like it and share it. You hear it, believe it and tell it. If we don’t stop to check it, we have followed the course of this world. Thankful I know how to repent. Now It’s putting into practice the “check it” before I spread it.
Submitted by: Tina Marie
[Isa 44:8 KJV Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.]
If you take the time to really define satan as the word of God defines it and look into history; you'll fine out that ancient religious beliefs had multiple gods. A good god, an evil god, a god for this and a god for that. But Israel was taught from the beginning that there wasn't any God but the One true living God of Israel. The story that satan is some fallen angel that has all the powers of God, is a tail of a story.
[Deu 6:4-5 KJV Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.]