Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
We have been studying Romans10:8-17 which ends with a truth that faith comes by hearing the word of God.
For redemption to be a part of our conversation, it must be something in our hearts that we have faith in. However, you can’t have faith in something you haven’t heard.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
So far in this series, we have talked about being redeemed from Iniquity, death and the grave, the curse and bondage.
Today we will talk about being redeemed from deception.
2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Our defense against deception is (1) the Word of God and (2) the Spirit of truth.
Truth is the opposite to deceit.
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Do your words speak truth or do they bruise? Do your words bring peace and health?
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.
The Lord is saying here that the ultimate end of deceit is to not know Jesus. Sin would’ve never entered the world without deception. But before the enemy ever came with the lie, the Lord presented them with the truth.
None of us are exempt from deception. How many of us have brought injury to our life by accepting the presentation that we’re given instead of responding to the truth that is inside us.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
1 John 2:21
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Give a YES or a NO!