RaptureChrist Newsletter

July 1, 2015

Power of a Lie

Few people understand a lie's great destructive power. It is the power to ruin relations established over years. For example, if a man cheats on his wife, he usually lies to cover it up. When the truth comes out, it destroys the marriage. Lack of trust is a poison. Most Christians have heard of a little white lie, but there is no such thing, as God considers all lies to be a sin.

Rev 21:8 But to the cowards, the unbelievers, the evil, the defiled, murderers, drug users, fornicators, idolaters and all LIARS: their part is in the burning Lake of Fire and Brimstone, which is the second death.”

Usually, the first sin a person does is lying. This is because lying is easy. The devil started out by becoming a liar.

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 abode 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.

A drug addict starts by experimenting with simpler and more common illegal drugs such as pot, not heroine, and a robber does not start out robbing a bank, but might steal a pen. In the same way, lying might seem like a small sin, but leads to bigger ones.

1 John 3:8
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.

Satan told a lie to Eve. He was subtle and was able to fool her into throwing her immortality away. Sadly, for that sin we all now pay a heavy price.

Let me give you one example of the destructive power of a lie.

Most people are aware of the Tesla Coil, a device for the transmission of electrical energy without wires, but the inventor had a falling out with Thomas Edison over money.

Nicola Tesla was told by Edison that there was a $50,000 bonus to the man who first developed a workable DC electric motor. 

It took Tesla two months of hard work, but he finally got a motor going. What Tesla did not forsee was that Edison would go back on his word and not pay.

Tesla Coil

Edison said it was a "figure of speech" and that Nicola needed to understand American humor. He offered Tesla $10 a week more. That was a slap in the face: Tesla quit on the spot, and from that day on, they were enemies. Back in the 1800's, gentlemen did  not need to sign contracts, as their word was like gold. This proved Thomas Edison to be a dishonest person; the electric motor would make millions of dollars for Edison, far more than the amount he had promised Tesla, but never did pay. From that time on, the rest of Edison's workers knew what type of man their boss was.

Thomas Edison

Often liars do not care about the truth, but think only of the advantages they get in the present, when in reality, they would benefit a lot more if they were true to their word.

If God did not tell us the truth, then we would have no reason to believe anything He would say. The fact is, the prophecies in the Bible that have been fulfilled, have come about exactly as God said they would. This is what gives us the confidence that the prophecies for the future will be fulfilled as God states.

Three Days

All Christians agree on fulfilled prophecy. It is very easy to agree that a prophecy was fulfilled AFTER the fact. For example, the prophecy about the Messiah entering Jerusalem sitting on a donkey. Zechariah 9:9

John 12:15 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Do not be afraid, people of Zion; look, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt!” 

The difficult part is to understand the prophecy BEFORE it is fulfilled.

Of course, as the time for the fulfillment of prophecy gets closer, God is able to open the minds of the believers so that they would accept the truth in a more clear and precise form. A similar problem is what happened in reference to "the only proof that Jesus gave about Himself."

We have to understand that the Devil is the father of the lie, and if he could deceive humanity as to the proof, the only proof, about Jesus being the Messiah, then there would be NO CHRISTIANS!

Therefore, most religious leaders have been bamboozled as to this important topic, and the consequences have been disastrous. What am I referring to, you may ask? Well, the only proof Jesus said He would give was the TIME he would stay inside that tomb.
Matthew 12:39-40 

Satan has managed to make most Christians believe, and you may be one of them, that Jesus was buried on a Friday evening and resurrected Sunday at dawn. If you believe in that frame of time, then you must accept that Jesus lied when He said He would stay the same amount of time that Jonah stayed inside the belly of the fish (3 days and 3 nights). And well, if you believe that the story of Jonah was fictitious, then you have NO SAVIOR. 

But Jesus did NOT lie to you about this event -- the most important event about His life here on earth. Religious leaders have just followed the Catholic church in their misinterpretation of the bible, and Satan is laughing all the way to the bank. Please see - Did Christ Die on Friday? 

Three days and three nights is what God says.

Matthew 12:39-40 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

If you had an hourly worker promise you to supervise a job for three days and three nights, but he shows up on Friday night and ends up the work at Sunday dawn; would you pay him for a full 72 hours? After all, he did work part of 72 hours, and that is close enough - right or wrong? Obviously, the answer is no. Most of us would be angry, actually, some of us to the point of rage.

How can we expect that God would not keep His word and then make excuses? That is what Thomas Edison did when he claimed that the $50,000 he promised Tesla was a figure of speech and not meant to be taken literally. Result was that Tesla and Edison became enemies.

Most of us understand that if a boss promises us a 10% raise and gives us only 3% it is a not a figure of speech, but he has told us a lie. Imagine the only sign Christ gives us and He does not even keep that one. The result would be disastrous for us.

Satan wants you to believe that God is not to be trusted. He wants you to believe that Christ did not keep His promise. That would mean no savior.

However, I tell you that God does keep His word and just like Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a giant fish, Christ was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Religious leaders often tell us that Christ rose after sunrise. That way there is part of a day on Sunday and that it counts as a whole day even if it is a tiny piece. This is a trick to lead you astray. 

Matthew 24:4-5 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

Actually, the Bible says that Christ was out of the tomb while it was still dark on Sunday.

John 20:1-2 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

Notice that Mary went to the tomb before sunrise and found that Jesus/Yeshua was already out of the tomb. Therefore there were no daylight hours of Sunday to count as a 3rd day. From Friday evening to Sunday dawn there are no 3 days and there are no 3 nights -- at the most 2 days and 2 nights. Do not believe the lie of a Friday burial and a Sunday resurrection.

God has always kept His word. Remember, this is the only sign Christ would give us. Some Christian churches want you to believe that Jesus did not keep His sign - can you imagine? We believe this link will help you understand this better. The decision to take the scales from your eyes and know the real truth, from your bible, is entirely yours!

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