What Makes the Lies We Believe So Powerful?

What Makes the Lies We Believe So Powerful?

by Michael Desgrosseilliers, Elijah House President


God honors the decisions we make even when those decisions aren’t good. We were created to be sons and daughters for all eternity, not robotic entities that have no will. So when we decide in our heart to agree with a lie, God allows us to do so because that is our choice.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:18, “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (NKJV). Lies are heart decisions we made as a result of hurt. When we “loose” a lie in our life, it is also “loosed” in the spiritual realm. It is no small thing to agree with a lie, and we get what we agree with. 

Here are some common lies people believe:

“I will not be close to anyone, because if I do, I’m just going to be hurt.”

“I can’t trust anyone to take care of me. I have to take care of myself.” 

“My pain will never be healed. I will always hurt. Not even God can help me.” 

Lies can have tremendous impact in our life because God made us powerful. When we say yes to something, that thing—good or bad—is allowed to influence us. 

But just as we come into agreement with a lie, we can choose to come out of agreement with it. When we do, God releases us from the lie’s power and influence over us. 

He certainly can step in and destroy the lies we believe…but He wants us to choose to come out of agreement with them and agree with His words instead. He wants us to choose life, as Deuteronomy 30:19 talks about: 

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. (NKJV)

If you sense there is a lie somewhere in your heart, this is good news, because you can come out of agreement with that lie and start living a new way—one filled with life. 

Do you know how to get rid of lies? If you need help hearing the Holy Spirit’s voice where lies are concerned, click here to learn more about our prayer counseling.

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So true! If we need the truth to set us free, our bondage must be to untruth.

Paul Blanchard

very good, this is a topic that comes up all the time and i was enriched to see you apply Matt. 18:18 , i will use that for sure!

Sandra Shantz

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