If I am the only one who believes a lie.
Everyone else will know it is a lie.
If I convince my friend that the lie I believe is true.
Both my friend and I will believe the lie is true.
Lie x 2
If both my friend and I convince two more friends that the lie is true,
then six people will believe the lie is true.
Lie x 6
The lie is in motion.
The lie is growing.
The lie is spreading.
The lie has gained power because more people believe it to be true.
When the six people convince their families, their neighbors, and their coworkers that the lie is true, and if all the people in the families, in the neighborhoods and the businesses believe the lie is true . . .
Lie x 20,000
Lie advances powerfully, fiercely, rapidly.
The lie is now believed to be truth.
The lie is still a lie, but it appears to be truth to all the lie-believers.
And all people will suffer for it.
Even, maybe especially those who didn’t believe the lie.
Deception is the enemy of the soul. It is bondage.
Deception is the enemy of life. It is darkness.
Deception is the enemy of humanity. It is hatred.
Deception is the enemy of the world. It is condemnation.
Deception is demonic, darkness, and death.
There is One who Knows, Upholds, and Restores truth.
He came to restore truth.
He came to restore liberty.
He came to light the darkness.
He came to expose lies.
Christ Jesus was crucified by liars.
I was a liar.
I still sometimes lie.
I have believed lies.
I have spread lies.
I have been in bondage to lies.
I have been imprisoned by lies.
I have been entrapped by pride.
Pride harbors lies.
Pride is unwillingness to admit agreement with lies.
Humility unmasks lies.
Humility before God enables Truth to rule.
Humility heals the heart of humanity.
Humility paves the path to emancipation, restoration, resurrection.
Humility is the path to peace.
Admitting the truth disarms the lie.
Admitting the truth is confession.
Have you ever lied?
Do you believe lies?
Do you spread lies?
How do you know what you are believing is true?
Jesus is the Way.
Jesus is the Truth.
Jesus is the Life.
Jesus is the Word of God.
Jesus is Lord.
What if six people who had heard the lie had resisted believing?
What if the lie was so powerful, there was no resistance to be found?
What if truth-believers remained silent about the truth?
One cannot know what is true unless they know the Truth.
One cannot know what is true unless Truth moves in and exposes the lie.
What if only One knows the truth, but no one believes Him because they believe the lie to be true?
What if everyone believed only lies?
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32