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Wednesday, March 18 2015

Psalm 116: Why Does Satan Love Liars?

"The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one"

The English-language word "liar" originated from an Anglo-Saxon (the Anglos were a tribe of the Saxons; Saxony is in Germany) word leogan that meant idle talk i.e. words that are vain and empty (see also What Does Idol Really Mean?). Liars knowingly and deliberately use words to misinform or to mislead, unlike those who are honestly mistaken in what they say i.e. what liars say is not true, while what those who are mistaken say is not correct.

Hitler Liars often become very "successful" in Satan's world, usually by simply telling people whatever they want to hear. Truth has yet to become widely appreciated in LORD-rejecting humanity (see also Sheep From The Goats).

"30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us." (Isaiah 30:9-11 KJV)

Many of the greatest liars of human history have been immoral politicians who felt no allegiance to truth. Adolf Hitler rose from being a common street hobo (he was a "homeless person" on the streets of his native Austria for many years after his widowed mother died and no longer provided a free living for her adult-age son who refused to work to support himself) to one of the most evil war criminals and political con men of all time - due to his developed talent and lust to lie. He later even bragged about what a great liar that he was (quotes translated from German):

"The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one"

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth"

"Lie" or "liar" is used to translate a number of Hebrew words of the Holy Scriptures, including:

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced kaw-zawb, that means untruth or idol. Example:

    "19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar [i.e. untruth or idol]." (Proverbs 19:22 KJV)

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced sheh-ker, that means counterfeit or pretence. Example:

    "17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar [i.e. counterfeit or pretence] giveth ear to a naughty tongue." (Proverbs 17:4 KJV)

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced awk-zawb, that means treachery or traitor. Example:

    "15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar [i.e. treachery or traitor], and as waters that fail?" (Jeremiah 15:18 KJV)

  • The Hebrew word, pronounced bawd, that means boastful talk. Example:

    "50:36 A sword is upon the liars [i.e. boastful talk]; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed." (Jeremiah 50:36 KJV)

The Ninth Commandment (see The Christian Ten Commandments) prohibits lying and deception.

"20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16 KJV)

Another of the reasons that the Kingdom of God (see The Patriotism Prophecy and What's The Expiration Date Of The Church?) will be Paradise is because there will be no liars there: "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone."

Fire

"21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 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." (Revelation 21:1-8 KJV)

The Psalms celebrate the coming Kingdom of God in which Truth will reign forever (see Saved By The Truth).

"116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. 116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. 116:14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 116:16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. 116:18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, 116:19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 116:1-19 KJV)

Fact Finder: What was the first lie spoken to humans?
Genesis 3:4 and see Who Invented Camouflage?; also How Does Satan Impersonate Jesus Christ?


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This Day In History, March 18

37: The accession of Caligula, the third Roman emperor. The first two, Augustus and Tiberius, are recorded in the Bible (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and Israel In History and Prophecy: Roman Judea).

235: Emperor Alexander Severus (official name Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus) and his mother Julia Mamaea were killed by Roman troops near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz), thereby ending the Severan dynasty.

Roman Britain 978: English King St. Edward the Martyr was murdered at Corfe Castle in a plot by his stepmother who wanted her own son Ethelred made king.

1229: During the Sixth Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), Emperor Frederick II crowned himself king of Jerusalem (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1241: The Battle of Chmielnik; Mongols overran the Polish army in Krakow.

1286: Alexander III, 45, king of Scotland 1249-1286, died. He was the last major ruler of the dynasty of kings descended from Malcolm III Canmore (ruled 1058-1093), who consolidated royal power in Scotland.

1314: Jacques de Molay, the last "Grand Master of the Knights Templar," was burned at the stake.

1438: Albrecht II ("the Bear") was elected King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor. The official title of the "Holy Roman Empire" was actually the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1584: Ivan IV, the first czar of Russia, died. His cruelty and oppression earned him the nickname Ivan the Terrible.

1673: Lord Berkeley of England sold his half of the colony of New Jersey to the Quakers.

1834: In Dorset, England, 6 laborers were sentenced to 7 years banishment to a penal colony in Australia for forming a trade union. They became known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

1850: American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

1913: King George I of Greece was assassinated.

1916: On the Eastern Front during the First World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), the Russians countered the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lost 100,000 men and the Germans 20,000 (see also A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).

1921: The Treaty of Riga was signed between the U.S.S.R. and Poland. It fixed the Russian-Polish frontier. It gave Poland large parts of Belorussia and the Ukraine. The treaty was superseded by a Polish-Russian treaty of 1945.

1922: Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced to 6 years in prison for civil disobedience.

1938: Mexico nationalized all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.

1940: Hitler and Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agreed that Italy would eventually join the war.

1965: Russian Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov exited his spacecraft Voskhod 2 to become the first human to walk in space.

1965: King Farouk I of Egypt died in exile in Italy.

1967: The oil tanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked off the Cornish coast of England, spilling 919,000 barrels of oil into the sea.

1968: The U.S. Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. currency. The U.S. Dollar thereafter became only printed paper with a declared value.

1969: Richard Nixon began the secret bombing of North Vietnamese forces in Cambodia; it lasted 14 months. Nixon kept it a secret for domestic political reasons, the North Vietnamese said nothing because they didn't want the world to know that they were in Cambodia.

1989: A 4,400-year-old mummy was found near the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt (see also Jacob's Mummy).

1996: The Palestinian Authority (formerly known as the terrorist organization the Palestine Liberation Organization) renamed the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as the "District of Gaza" and the "Northern Counties of Palestine" (see Where Is Palestine? and Jordan's West Bank Invasion).


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