John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Lie is the most easiest and simplest sin to commit. Lie is also the most fastest sin to commit. Lie can be told by using another person to carry it out. It is so fascinating that both the young and old tell lies without looking back. In fact, lying is so sweet that it has become a medicine to some people, that without telling a lie daily, they will be feeling sick. However pleasant or pleasurable that lie may appear, you should know that you are the son and daughter of the devil if you are a liar. Anytime you tell a lie, know that you are finishing your accommodation of eternal destination in the bottomless pit to receive you. So lie is a great wickedness and those who loves telling lies will never escape its consequences. Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, AND ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
People are happy telling lies today not minding the eternal consequences. Some carry certificates full of lies. From their age to the qualifications they wield around, it is all lies. Others lie over the telephone, radio and television broadcast. Some women lie to get money from their husbands, children lie to get money from their parents etc. Others even lie to set their childhood friends up because of one thing or the other. So disheartening is the fact that some has taken lying to become a professional career. They will polish your lie which will be almost impossible to detect for a fee. Do you know that immediately you tell a lie, you will quickly be looking for another lie to cover it up and in so doing, you sink deep and deep into the depths of the ocean of lying. Let us abhor lies, and all the flashing false enclave it may beam on you. God says that liars will not tarry in His presence. Psalm 101:7 "He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight." So, stop lying and all habits of telling lies now.
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John and Philips were very good friends, who grew up from the same village. As times goes on, both of them became very successful in their career. Later on John gave his life to Jesus Christ after getting healed from a sickness that nearly took his life as a result of much smoking and drinking which himself and Philips his friend do engaged in. He started to preach to his dear friend, Philips, that he should surrender his life to Jesus Christ too and be saved. But Philips took John for a joke and started mocking him, why should a successful pharmacist like John should ever considered serving God through Jesus Christ. Despite the mockery, John never gave up on Philips his friend, he made it a point of duty to always preach to Philips everyday.
Therefore because John was consistent in his preaching of Jesus Christ to Philips his friend, Philips took an offence against John in his heart. He devised a way to eliminate John his friend since John was now irritating him with his endless gospel preaching. Unknown to John, Philips was no longer a friend but a foe, but they still remained friends openly.
One day, Philips thought within himself that the best way to eliminate John was to lie against him. And it so happened one night that some wicked people went and vandalised the only bore hole in their community, which was the only source of water they have, without anyone ever seeing them. John was not aware of this as he rushed out very early to his pharmacy as a result of the appointment he booked with someone yesterday. So the villagers discovered that their taps were not flowing, they went and checked the borehole and to their shock, it was vandalised over the night. They called all the community members up in an emergency meeting to ask who was responsible for the vandalism. Meanwhile John was far away in his pharmacy shop and he was the only one absent in the meeting.
All the people in that meeting including Philips, John's best friend denied knowledge of who may have tampered with their borehole. When there was no headway, the community leader told them he was going to arrest everyone of them and lock them up in the police cells. When Philips heard this, he smiled within himself that he will use the opportunity to nail John, who was disturbing him with his preaching. So he raised up his hands to say something. He told the gathering that John his friend was responsible for the vandalism, that it was as a result of the incident John rushed out to his pharmacy that morning. The whole community were shocked to hear it but due to the fact that it was his best friend that named him in the crime, they believed him and held their peace until John returned home.
However, they went and invited the police to arrest John on his arrival from his pharmacy. As soon as John came back home that evening and without even any question, the youths pounced on him, beat him mercilessly with several injuries and then handed him over to the Police who locked him up even without questioning. John was very surprised at what has befallen him, though he didn't resist the assault.
He spent one week in the cell as the police maltreated him the more to accept responsibility for a crime him didn't committed, he refused and continue pleading that he was innocent. He also used his short stay in the cell to win two converts for Jesus Christ as they repented of their sins and accepted the Lordship of Jesus over their lives as John preached to them. Amen.
Meanwhile when Philips who lied against John saw what was done to John by the youths, and hearing how the police was beating John in the cell, he felt sorry for John and concluded that he was going to put an end to the matter. He then decided to go to the police station and report himself that he lied against John, with the intention that they should release John who was innocent and lock him up instead. This he was trying to do to right the wrong he committed against him by lying.
Unfortunately, Philips couldn't make it the police station as he died on his way to the hospital after involving in a ghastly motor accident. Before he died, he told the road safety officials that came to rescue him the story and asked them to please tell the police to set John free that he was the one that set him up because of his preaching. He also asked John to forgive him that he was actually coming to him to accept his Jesus Christ when he got involved in the accident. He asked John to please forgive him for lying against him.
So when the news of Philip's death came to John in the cell and the lie his best friend lied against him, he wept sore. John wished that if Philips hasn't died, he would have joined him to be going out for evangelism, but now, it was too late. His two friends he preached to consoled him. That was how John regained his freedom from the police cell, but his friend never accepted Jesus Christ as he died before doing so.
Dear reader, are you there a liar? Just like Philips, you may never have the opportunity to repent of your sins and tell those you lied against to forgive you. Should death knock on your doorstep now, which part of eternity will you find yourself, will it be in heaven or in hell? Remember, if you are a liar, a thief, a prostitute, embezzler, a forger of documents, a rapist, homosexual, lesbian, a witch, a smoker, a drunkard, committing adultery, idol worshipper, a religionists without Jesus Christ, friends, please repent because the end of those wickedness is death everlasting. Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Only Jesus Christ can save your soul today. Please accept Him now as your personal Lord and saviour, tomorrow might be too late.
If you want to give your life to Jesus Christ now, please pray this prayer with me from the bottom of your heart.
Lord Jesus, I, (mention your name), come to you today. I know I am a sinner and I have sinned against you. Please forgive me all my sins and save me with your blood. I know I am helpless. Help me from now to hate all the sins I have ever committed, and never to go back to them again. I accept you into my heart as my own Lord and personal saviour. Thank you O Lord for saving my soul in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
If you pray the prayer above, congratulations. I welcome you into the family of God. Do look for a bible believing church where truth is preached in its entirety and join them, so that you can learn and grow in the things of God. God bless you.
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