Marcus had secret sin in his life. While his wife, Sally laid downstairs in their bedroom, Marcus was upstairs on his computer. Marcus had a porn addiction and he would have emotional affairs with women he met on the internet. Often times the emotional affairs would lead to physical affairs. Marcus began to lie to his wife to cover up his sins. The more Marcus lied the easier it became for him and he began to lie over the smallest things. One day, Sally felt a check in her spirit and sensed that Marcus was being dishonest. She began to do some digging and found out about Marcus’s secret lifestyle. She confronted Marcus about it but he continued to lie even with evidence presented to him. Sally realized that she could not trust Marcus because he was a habitually liar. The pain Sally felt was devastating and she decided to leave Marcus. After Sally left Marcus, he came to his senses and realized that how wrong he was. He tried to reach out to Sally but she did not want to have anything to do with him. Marcus humbled himself and cried out to God. God began to change Marcus from the inside out and after a few months others began to see the change in him. One day while at the grocery store, Marcus and Sally bumped into each other. Sally saw how Marcus was different and Marcus told her that he had given his life to God. Marcus invited Sally to church and she went the following Sunday. Sally gave her life to Christ soon after and her and Marcus reconciled.
Do you struggle with telling the truth? Have you lost everything because of your lies? Maybe you have hurt your love ones around you because of your lies? If so, remember there is a God that loves you and can help you overcome. 2 Corinthians 7:14 says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” This is exactly what Marcus did; he humbled himself and prayed to God. God heard his prayers and helped him overcome his lying and restored his marriage. Marcus found the following scriptures and mediated on them to help him overcome lying:
Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Proverbs 6:16-19 says, "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
Heavenly Father, I come boldly to your throne. I confess that I have a lying tongue and I repent for this. I struggle in this area and I know you are the only one who can help me. Psalms 145:18 says The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. John 8:32 says “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Proverbs 16:13 says Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right. John 17:17, Sanctify me in the truth; your word is truth.
Lord, I will walk in victory since I serve you and not in defeat. I can do all things in Christ that strengthens me. Lord as in Ephesians 6:16, I will put on the belt of truth daily as part of the full armor of God so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. I decree this day, that I will not let no corrupt communicate come out of my mouth because I am the righteousness of God. In Jesus name Amen.