Why is my(Jesus) language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murder from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. (John 8:43-46 NIV)
Much news in politics this week- interesting the guy coming in last during early primaries, is the Democrat’s chosen one. What has happened in America in the last twenty years has all been leading to a scheme- interrupted by praying Americans voting for President Trump. They have attempted to remove him and/or tarnish in such a way people will not re-elect. There has been lies upon lies. When anyone lies, they align themselves with the father of lies, the devil. He becomes their father- even if they don’t realize. If this happens…they are unable to hear or understand Jesus, not their language. I pray hearts will soften, eyes will open, and ears will hear all Truth.
The truth is…those who claim to be Christians, may not be genuine disciples of Christ. Jesus mentioned earlier in Chapter 8- only those who hold to Jesus’ teachings are really His disciples. Many will call out Lord, Lord, yet Jesus will say, “Sorry, I never knew you.” I’ve always wondered how in Matthew 7 someone could even be in this situation and now we see…actions of many are not aligning with disciples of Christ, Jesus knows each of our hearts. During BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) this week, we studied 1 Corinthians 5,6, and 7. Paul’s writings are very clear. We are to hold fellow Christians accountable, including me. The Jews, Jesus was flustering, in this chapter, were religious, just missing a real relationship with Jesus.
The word-fake is defined as…not genuine, counterfeit; a forgery, a sham. Fake is false, as telling a lie. Fake media is really fake- caught in many lies, and simply leaving out Truth. This is becoming scary in our nation, as people are really believing their lies. President Trump has support from all areas of population, not limited to one group or the other. I stand amazed how limited people are accepting such lies, falling into deception. How do we recognize when a person or news outlet is lying? First we have to reflect- who is our Father- God or the devil; Most would never believe it is the devil, yet…we know this can be true of anyone becoming custom to lies.
Moving Forward, we have to take time to reflect what/who we receive news from, what we read, and who we listen to…most of all, we need to hold to Jesus’ teachings. Defining who’s our Father, will determine whose voice we are hearing, proved by our actions. There is Truth, and there are lies. we have to be developing discernment to know the difference. All…starting with God’s Word…seeking Him, keeping our eyes on Jesus.