Can Satan tell the truth?
We have frequently heard that “the devil is a liar.” But can Satan tell the truth, and if so, how does that affect us?
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.” (John 8:44).
Along with Satan, numerous other angels ‘fell.’ They went along with Satan’s scheme, based on lies and deceit. Angry Jewish leaders called Jesus, “Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons” in Luke 11:15.
Satan used his ‘secret knowledge’ to bait Eve. He hates truth and light. He lives on lies, deceit and darkness.
So if he is such a constant liar, and hates the truth, can he actually tell the “truth?” If so, what would be the motive behind telling the “truth.”
Deceit behind the truth
He can’t speak the truth, without the intention to deceive, distort and destroy. He knows God’s Word, but misuses it to cause confusion, and disobedience.
He is so clever that we need our Lord to protect us from him. Don’t trust his words that suggest, “It won’t make a difference.” “A little won’t hurt.” “Just this time.” These are the phrases by which he gains a deeper influence on your life.
The truth behind the forbidden
Astrology – Why did God forbid the study of astrology? There is a lure about it, and the lure comes from the, sometimes, very accurate descriptions given for birth charts, sun signs, etc. The problem is, at some point, the deception sets in, and then the very inaccurate portion takes over. This way the person is lulled in with some nuggets of truth, and then mislead with untruth. There is always enough truth presented to keep the person coming back for more.
Tarot, psychic readers – Interesting mental game. We assume the cards are telling everything, or that the reader’s spirit is in tune with the “cosmos.”
This is what is really happening: the reader has a demonic spirit presiding over her (or him). The subject also has a demonic spirit over him, which has been assigned to that subject, and is familiar with him quite well. The 2 spirits are communicating over the 2 people.
The subject’s spirit tells the reader’s spirit what it needs to know, and this is communicated to the reader. The reader then verbalizes what its own spirit tells her.
So, many true things will be communicated to the subject, and this will win the confidence of the subject.
Once the confidence is won, any sort of garbage will be given next, usually in the form of “advice.” This advice will bring down the subject spiritually, and be more destructive in the person’s life, than helpful.
Example 1. A woman is told her husband cheated on her, which is true. She is NOT told he sincerely repented of this, and wishes to make amends and stay with the family. She then takes the advice of the reader to divorce him, thus losing someone who loves her.
Example 2. A man is told that there is a new love in his life. (this is because he is dating someone, and the demon knows this). The girl is accurately described to him. She will be the right one for him, and this love will last forever. It turns out she is only dating him for sex, and his money. She will abandon him.
False prophets –
a. intentional liars – many lie, and just make things up. They are just in it for the attention, and offerings they collect.
b. foolish and deluded – many have been encouraged by their church to follow this path. You just pray for it, and suddenly you have it, by your own prayer efforts! Or, you, not God, just decide for yourself one day, that you are a prophet, because you understand the obvious.
The notion that everything that comes to your imagination is from God is delusion. As long as it sounds good to you, it must be true and from God. The bible speaks about those who prophecy from their imaginations.
Jeremiah 23:16 Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; They speak a vision of their own imagination, Not from the mouth of the LORD.
But God also said:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2Cr 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
c. gossip mongers – Others prophesy the gossip they have heard about you in the church. They get their secret information from those that think they know about you, because they really do not hear from God enough to know that listening to gossip is a sin.
d. However, once in a while, a “gifted (anointed)” one comes along, and seems to tell the truth. The same principle as the psychic is applied here. It is just the communication of demonic spirits over the people involved. This one is really dangerous, because they are willfully in league with demons. Just remember, that the only anointed one was, and is, Jesus.
Example: I know one young girl, who was “prophesied” over. He first appealed to her pride, and said she was going to have a big ministry. She was “anointed” to be a prophet. He told her things about herself, which were true, to win her confidence.
He then told her to take a leap of faith, and sow the biggest seed ever into the “work of God,” to show she could be trusted with God’s money. She was then told to marry her boyfriend, and that he would be a partner with her in ministry. She obeyed. What happened to her?
She donated a large gift on her credit card, which she could not pay, then later was forced to file for bankruptcy. She married the boyfriend, who turned out to be an illegal alien, who abused and abandoned her, and gave her 6 children to take care of on her own. She will never have a ministry. She has her hands full with the children, and she is exhausted and bitter.
Famous ancient prophesies
Nostradamus – these are blurred, cryptic, and generalized quatrains which can be manipulated to mean whatever the reader wishes to read into them. This is to pull saints away from God’s Word, and into the word of man, or the dark spirit he serves. There is, as usual, true elements, once hindsight is used, and false ones to cause confusion, and not clarity.
Mayan calendar – this is an interesting one. Quetzalcoatl is considered the god of the ancient prophesies for 2012
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appears to be Lucifer, or Satan, himself. The bible says that Satan knows that he has a very short time left, in the last days. Could it be that he knew, from early on, what his deadline was?
Possibly, Satan was bold enough to announce his next physical appearance as god of this world, for all those who worshiped him. This would be to win the confidence of his followers, and to prove that he is “true,” and not false. If this is the case, then saints can use the information to their advantage, and make plans.
When things are VERY important, sometimes God just lets Satan make his mistakes, so that the saints can prepare to protect themselves, and fight.
Scripture says that in the last days, Satan will “wear out the saints” and win, at least temporarily. God would want the saints to be warned, so they would not despair. If the date 2012 is true, then God is allowing this for his own purposes, and to warn, and protect the saints from deception. (I am not saying that the 2012 date is correct. We will have to wait and see.)
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Ironically, in the end times, when so many false prophets, who claim they are Christians, have arisen to say all is well, it would be a twist of circumstances for one of the greatest prophecies to be given by Satan, and it actually be correct.
Strategy against the “truth” of Satan
Read the bible, and commentaries, study the wiles of the devil. Know his ways.
Be prepared to hear truth mixed with lies. Reject any mixed messages.
Understand that there are people around you, close to you, who can be used against you. Study and understand how to detect when they are lying to you.
Do not be influenced by your affection for them, because anyone can be a victim or be used, if they are ignorant.
Read this post: Lie to Me! Click here for more.
It will review the psychology behind lying and deception from others. Learn to be wise, and protect your soul from the coming delusion.