Stuck In A Rut?

Ruts usually indicate that there is a stronghold. Hidden lies keep us bound, like a prisoner in a jail. The bars are the lies. We are only bound through our thoughts. The key to getting out is experiential truth.

1 John 1:6 says that we walk in darkness when we do not practice the truth. Lies shroud our thoughts with darkness. That is satan’s realm. We do not live there. We are children of light!

Romans 13:12 says, “…Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Lies are darkness, and truth is light. Therefore we cast off the lie by acknowledging it and renouncing it.

2 Corinthians 4:2 says, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”

Let’s unpack this verse. Renounce means to disown. That is what we are doing as we cast off the lie. Lies are deceit that cause us to sin against God. That is the intent of all fiery dart lies—sin against God by not believing and acting on His word.

Hebrews 3:12-13 says,  “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil  heart of unbelief in departing from the living God…lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

We manifest God’s truth in us by speaking His truth in our heart, walking in it, and using it as the mighty weapon that it is. Our goal is to not allow any fiery dart to penetrate. That is why we must take every thought captive.

That does not mean that we examine every thought and take it apart to see if it has a lie in it. Lies are counterfeit to truth. It does mean that we hide God’s word in our heart. We fill our heart reservoir with truth that will keep us free.

We live in His truth moment by moment. When a lie comes across our radar, we don’t give it another thought. By not dialoguing with it, it has no power. The power of a lie is activated when we allow it to enter and seed into our heart.

A seeded lie permeates like yeast in bread dough. Here is what Jesus said to His disciples that we will help us. Matthew 16:11 says, “How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to  you concerning bread—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Verse 12 says that they understood He was speaking about their doctrine. What is satan’s doctrine? Lies! John 8:44 says that he can’t speak the truth because the truth is not in him. None! 

1 Timothy 4:1-2 says, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” We are living in this worldwide.

Lies hide, but truth is manifest or revealed. Truth is always in the open. Psalm 18:30 says, “As for God His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to  all  who trust in Him.” He is trustworthy. He cannot lie. Our Faithful God cannot deny Himself.

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