Jesus told his disciples to “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees,
which is hypocrisy...” Lk.12:1
Is it really possible to live our life with one face only?
Isn’t it unwise?
Hasn’t God given us an ability to mislead and cheat in order
to protect ourselves?
What does it mean to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves”?
Didn’t Rahab leave us an example of a person who was led by God
to lie and therefore was later promoted and honored by God for
doing so? Joshua 2
Can we lie at least to bad people, if not to the righteous ones?
Jesus was not just full of truth, He is the Truth. John 14:6
He identifies Satan as the Father of ALL lies. John 8:44
I don’t believe that Rahab had to lie in order to save the spies.
She was not honored for her lies, but for her faith.
Spiritual discernment and wisdom sometimes look like lying.
Even the expression of our faith looks like a lie in the kigdom
of darkness. When a Spirit filled believer says that he is a new
creation , Satan accuses him for lying and living in a denial.
All statements of faith look like lies to the faithless world.
We don’t need to lie in order to help God out.
However, when facts are distorted and used for evil we should
obey God more than men. Acts 5:29
When the 12 tribes returned from their mission, ten of them
brought back the facts. Numbers 13, 14
They were the majority and they all agreed
in their testimony. Joshua and Caleb brought a contrary report.
They looked at the same place with the eyes of faith and gave
a positive report. Were they lying?
No, they were simply looking beyond the visible, beyond the
facts in order to see the truth.