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Deceit and Judgement


A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will perish.
Proverbs 19:5,9

One of the many negative things that can be attributed to postmodernism is that it paved the way for deceit to spread like fire in dry grass. Today it is difficult to determine when a man is telling the truth or is spreading a lie. Many now emulate the satanic Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister of the Nazi government who said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This seems to be the fundamental communication strategy of totalitarian governments, which seek to maintain with lies the power achieved by force and cunning, and unfortunately for many with great success. Today we can also see how people have lost their honor and how a man’s word is worthless. Commitments are broken and testimony under oath is broken without the slightest trace of remorse. Judicial mechanisms in place to punish these violations of commitment and truth are ignored at the convenience of those in power.

The promise of the Word of God which can not be broken and will be fulfilled without fail, is that all these people who enjoy and profit from using deceit and falsehood will be brought to the punishment they deserve. Divine justice will be ruthless in judging those who made a business of lying to their own advantage. In that day, it will be too late for these deceivers to repent of the conduct with which for years they did great harm to their neighbors. Their fate will be to be thrown into the place where “their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.” Have you been deceived or cheated by someone in whom you’ve placed your trust? Let God take care of him. Have you been hurt by deceit used with prejudice? God will also take care of that. Let us put our hope in the justice who is to come without fail when God decides it is time. Let us bring our burdens to the Lord Jesus and take his yoke which is easy and light. Only to God be the glory!

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Eternal Kingdom


“Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
and I will not lie to David—
that his line will continue forever
and his throne endure before me like the sun;
it will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.”
Psalms 89:35-37

Throughout history in different places, regions and nations of the world various systems of government have been developed. We know of absolute monarchies, constitutional monarchies, dictatorships, republics, democracies, autocracies, theocracies, etc., depending on where power resides and how the state is managed. All have their advocates and some, such as dictatorships are widely abhorred and condemned by people who appreciate and defend their freedoms. In any case, all these different forms of government have their pros and cons and none of them is the solution for humanity. God has promised us through His word that there will come a day when all people will be ruled by one king, on whose shoulders will be the government. A victorious warrior who will be called Sar Shalom, Prince of Peace, who will rule on the throne of David and over his kingdom for all generations.

We, the sons of God, look forward to the return of the great King, he who shall rule with justice, love and truth. He shall heal all sickness, soothe every cry and fill his people with joy and rejoicing. He will make a new heaven and a new earth. He will dwell with his people in the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven. Everything will be done anew and there will be no more death and curse. The King of kings and Lord of lords will rule for ever and ever to the delight of mankind. Let us wait, then, with patience and fortitude the triumphant arrival of that glorious and wonderful day in which our God shall wipe away every tear and we will see no more death or mourning or crying or pain. We shall see our Saviour face to face and worship him and his name will be on our forehead. It is impossible for us to imagine how glorious that day will be; but you can bet your boots that we shall see it and be glad in it. Only to God be the glory!

Lies


A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
Proverbs 19:5

There was a time when people thought very seriously and carefully before daring to tell a lie. The sense of honor and decency would trump any consideration in favor of deception. In social groups that practice the system of good faith, telling a lie, however small it may seem, has serious consequences for he who tells it for he can no longer function under that system. In social groups where there is not a presumption of good faith, typical of Latin cultures, the only way to prove something is through the presentation of documents that are registered , notarized, certified, apostilled, endorsed, validated, approved, in quadruplicate and so on and so forth. Deception attacks the foundations of good faith and when successful everyone ends up living in insecurity and suspicion. Nothing is reliable anymore and uncertainty takes hold of our lives because we do not find whom to believe.

Fortunately, God took the initiative to establish a way for us to find someone to trust. He made truth himself come to earth to occupy the place that deceit had conquered through the wiles of Satan. The apostle John puts it this way: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Every effort we make to establish or preserve the truth brings us closer to our Lord Jesus Christ, who was revealed to the world as truth himself. To the concerns Pilate expressed while questioning the Lord Jesus, before sending him to the crucifixion, the Master replied: “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Pilate, as the good Latin man he was, answered with another question, typical of those who do not know the truth because they have never cared to make use of it: “What is truth?” Dear reader, if you want to know what truth is just direct your gaze to the face of the Lord Jesus and you will have the only answer to the eternal and universal question for he is the way, and the truth, and the life. To God alone be the glory!