How many of you know when a person is sincere, while conversing with them? We can see through people by their mannerisms, tone of voice, eye contact, body language and just by using our ears! Because if we listen, we will hear them speak of other people, and in the same breath, state a contradictory message of something they’re trying to convince us of, and well, liars give themselves away all the time and don’t even know it. They are blind to how others perceive them and those blinders are from their own deceit. Usually liars lie to themselves, too, and can’t accept reality which is directly related to wrong choices and past lies! They weave their beds from lies and then don’t want to lie in them! Well, we eat the fruit of our words and THOUGHTS! Check this one out!
Jeremiah 6:19 “Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.”
If we can see through liars, don’t you know God can? I mean, He searches our hearts!
1 Chronicles 28:9 “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”
Romans 8:27 “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
Revelation 2:23 “And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
He knows our motives!
1 Corinthians 4:5 “So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.” Amplified Version
James 4:3 “[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.”
Revelation 20:13 “And the sea delivered up the dead who were in it, death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) surrendered the dead in them, and all were tried and their cases determined by what they had done [according to their motives, aims, and works].
My purpose in writing this today is not to condemn liars but to say we’ve all made terrible mistakes in our past, but when we receive Jesus, He changes us from the inside, from glory to glory. He removes the blinders from our eyes and we see what we’ve done wrong and feel remorseful. It’s so we will humble ourselves, get down on our knees and tell God we’re sorry. That’s when God sees our hearts as sincerely penitent, wanting to change and do good.
Sometimes strongholds or bondages have such a tight hold that we need to ask others for prayer and even speak to the strongholds ourselves to bind them in order to loose them from our own selves, which we can do in the name of Jesus, once we’ve received Him into our hearts through our faith and belief in Him.
But it’s up to us, we must do it, we must take the first step, to seek Christ Jesus, and ask God for help in the name of Jesus, through prayer, and then take our own action steps to remove ourselves from the influence of that stronghold or bondage of sin.
Faith without works is dead. James 2:19-21 “19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
So, if our hearts are sincere, and God sees our hearts, then we can be sure that He knows our struggles, and when we’re asking Him for help, He will surely give it to us, so we can walk one day at a time in our newness of Christ. We can walk in our new life, reborn, into the family of God.
One of the hardest things when we begin to see ourselves unveiled, and all our mistakes that before receiving Christ we could not see, is forgiving ourselves. If God forgives us, what makes us think we are better than Him that we can’t forgive ourselves? We are not better than God, and therefore, since He has forgiven us, we too must forgive ourselves and each other.
Philippians 3:13-14 “13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV