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Liar Liar

  • You are of your Father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44 WEB.

    We had been out of work for months, and the bills continued to pile up around us. The worst part was that I hadn't heard from God in a while. That's always the real test. The cold shoulder and feeling of abandonment that comes with it. A timely word from God changes everything and makes things easy. You get to see who you really are inside when that's taken away, and it's often not very pretty.

    When I would try and pray, crazy thoughts would run through my mind like: "God has abandoned you. He doesn't hear you or care. No one cares about you. You are a failure, and soon you'll be homeless. Your spouse is going to leave you. Why don't you just end it?"

    I know that God is always there for us, but there are times of testing. God left Hezekiah to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart (2 Chronicles 32:31). When Jesus bore our sin on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21), God turned away from Him, and it broke His heart. Jesus said: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46). There will be times when God is silent in this life, and His word comes "after many days" (1 Kings 18:1). Think of it as a dramatic pause before saying something important.

    For me, it was a time of testing and silence, but it wasn't completely silent. I heard doom, despair, and agony every day from the liar. It was a difficult, dark time in my life, but it eventually passed, and God came through for us. When all hope was gone, and we were packing to move out of our house, we were suddenly pushed into the ministry. God had something new for us, and within about forty-eight hours, all of our bills were paid for the month. The test had a beginning and an end.

    The doom and gloom was a bunch of lies. God was merely promoting us, and this was the path. The old doors had to be closed before we would look for the new door He was opening. Jesus called the devil "the father of lies." All-day long, he whispers lies into your ear.

    First, he just gets you to listen to him, maybe by asking a question as he did with Eve: "Did God really say?" Then later comes a lie: "You will not surely die (Genesis 3:4)." Well, they did. Next, he will provide an opportunity for you to act on it. The goal is to hurt God by getting you into disobedience and causing God's judgment to fall on His own child that He loves. Even if you follow the liar's advice, he will turn on you and accuse you before God (Zechariah 3:1).

    Don't listen to the liar, for God will come through for you. Don't give up and turn back to your old life, or end it. Learn to recognize the voice of the liar and mute him. When you have thoughts of failure, defeat, loneliness, depression, and such, you can be sure it's from the liar. Push those thoughts aside and hang onto God one more day.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me. Teach me to lean on You and never give up my hope. Touch my life with Your presence, and help me always see Your light through the darkness. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen and Amen! Peace to everyone.
January 19, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for always being there for me….. for I am nothing without you! ❤️
January 19, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father You are my light, my guide.

January 19, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!!

January 19, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Touch my life with your presence Lord Jesus,  Amen and Amen 

January 19, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank you for being my guide and blessings. You are my everything. Amen

January 19, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Thank you Heavenly Father for loving us. Amen 

January 19, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

January 19, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

As Jesus said "satan be gone". Amen!

January 19, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord, my hope is in you!

January 19, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Father Please Always Show Me The Right Way

January 19, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen .!!!

January 19, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 19, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please strengthen me. Teach me to lean on You and never give up my hope. Touch my life with Your presence, and help me always see Your light through the darkness. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

January 19, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

January 19, 2022
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 19, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 19, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I was feeling like this a lot recently and asked God to strengthen me. Amen

January 19, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this and prayer warriors to pray for a 78 yr old lady, just wheeled into the ER at the hospital where I am at. She's having respiratory failure right now. In Jesus name I pray for her right now,  Amen.

January 19, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your love and faithfulness I love you

January 20, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Yes Father of Light. Shine Your Light on the darkness satan is putting upon me. Quench all of his fiery darts. Forgive me my sins and heal me. I praise your Holy Name all through the day and night. You are God. In Jesus Name. Amen

January 20, 2022