Four Lies the Devil Has Planted in Our Minds
- And the Spirit Behind Them
- The Lie: Your performance determines your value.
- The Spirit Behind the Lie: The fear of failure.
- The Truth: Your value is determined by what God decided to pay for you - His Son.
- The Lie: Your value is determined by what other people think of you.
- The Spirit Behind the Lie: The fear of rejection.
- The Truth: God has accepted you in Christ Jesus.
- The Lie: Your failure deserves to be punished. (This is true if you have not yet received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.)
- The Spirit Behind the Lie: The fear of punishment.
- The Truth: Jesus came to be the sacrifice for our sins. Jesus is between us and God's wrath - which means that He does not punish us for our sins - He will correct and change us.
- The Lie: You will never essentially change. - You may get better but you will always be held by the weakness that came down through your family.
- The Spirit Behind the Lie: The fear of shame.
- The Truth: When Jesus comes He actually gives you a new life - a new record - a new ability to live a holy life. You are capable of doing anything God calls you to do.
When you believe these truths, the Holy Spirit seals it in your heart and you will be free. The word of God tells us:
- Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)
- So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8: 36)
- Jesus answered, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)