The strong man of lying.
2 Chronicles 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.
Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of lying;
Lies– strong delusion, a false, harmful impression. A deceived condition of belief in a lie. The substitution of the truth with a counterfeit. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Insinuation– To imply, or assume a false appearance. Pretense of what is not. An indirect hint or suggestion.
Exaggeration– the truth plus more of the story.
Flattery– false, or insincere praise. Flattery works divination and vain vision in the household of God. Ezekiel 12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel. The anticrist will obtain the kingdom by flatteries! Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Vain babbling– excessive talking, gossip, and idle words. Say what you mean and nothing more. An insinuation is of a lying tongue, a talebearer. Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Profanity– 1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Hypocrisy– to play a part, simulate goodness to be seen of men. Matthew 6:1-2 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Old wives’ tales– fairy tales, Santa Claus, Easter bunny. 1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
Superstitions– anything that could bring good luck or bad luck.
Vain imaginations– vain imaginations or notions. Jeremiah 23:16-17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Our faith is in the word of God!
Taught by a man of God years ago. PTL