There are a lot of different ways you can distinguish between God and the devil. One of those ways is over in John 8:44, which says,

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.

Jesus was speaking to people who believed on Him (John 8:30–31). He said they would be His disciples only if they continued in His word. If they did that, they would know the truth, and the truth would make them free (John 8:32). If Satan is the father of lies and there is no truth in him, then one of the clearest ways to distinguish between God and the devil is the truth. So, what is truth?

John 17:17 says,

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

This is Jesus praying to His Father. That means God’s Word is truth. It is absolute truth. It doesn’t fluctuate or change from generation to generation. Things that were wrong in the past are still wrong today. Things that were right in the past are still right today. The Word is the absolute standard of truth. 

At the same time, any person who believes or is speaking a lie has just been inspired by the devil. He’s the father of all lies. You see, people don’t realize this, but they are being deceived by the devil when they believe in things contrary to God’s Word. It’s demonic! 

This is in line with what Ephesians 6:12 says,

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places

That means there are spiritual forces at work, influencing the decisions that people make—including people in positions of power. So, it’s not about a political party, even though you can see the spiritual influence when you look at a party’s platform. When a person introduces legislation or promotes a policy that is against the Bible, in a sense they are doing it under a demonic influence.

Brothers and sisters, the things we’re seeing take place in this nation today are not just natural. That people are wanting to open America’s borders and let in millions of illegal aliens isn’t just natural. It’s demonic and unbiblical to let people into this country without any control or restrictions over them.

It isn’t natural to promote homosexuality, transgenderism, and all these other things. This isn’t just people expressing their freedom and liberty. It is demonic to take children, mutilate their bodies, and give them sex reassignment surgery.

Scripture says in Ephesians 4:15 that Christians are supposed to be “speaking the truth in love.” We aren’t supposed to hate people. We’re supposed to extend mercy and forgiveness to them, speaking the truth of God’s Word in love.

Sad to say, many Christians today don’t speak the truth in love. They think that it’s loving to show acceptance toward people, but hateful to call anything sin. They’ll say things like, “Well, Jesus preached tolerance.” But that’s not true! Jesus preached love, not tolerance.  Those two things are not the same.  

Years ago, I held a meeting in Plymouth, England. Some homosexuals protested and wanted the city council to forbid me to hold the meeting because they said I was a homophobe. And when the city council went ahead and let me hold the meeting at a local community center, the homosexuals picketed me. When the day of our meetings came, there was a line stretched around the building.

A British television network previously wanted to interview me and ask questions, but I turned them down because I knew that they’d take whatever I said and twist it. But when I got to the meeting venue, these reporters were waiting on the steps as I walked in. They put their camera right in my face! They started saying, “You’re against homosexuality! Jesus taught tolerance!” But I just responded, “He did not!” 

When I said that, it just knocked them back on their heels. They asked, “What do you mean?”

“Jesus is the one who made a cat-o’-nine-tails and drove the moneychangers out of the temple,” I said. “Jesus is the one who called people fools” (John 2:15 and Luke 11:40, 12:20).

Then, I said, “Jesus extended mercy and love toward sinners and prostitutes, but He stood for righteousness. He called out people. He called the scribes and Pharisees ‘whited sepulchres’” (Matt. 23:27).

Because I knew the truth and didn’t passively accept all the world’s lies, I could say all these things. For decades, I had continued studying God’s Word and I knew the truth. And because I knew the truth—I was intimately familiar with it—I was set free. I could counter those lies and do so in love. I didn’t hate those people, but I was able to speak the truth of God’s Word in that moment.

Christians in America have been cowed into thinking that we can’t stand up and we can’t say anything. That’s just terrible! But thanks to our God-given rights and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, we are free to speak the truth. And we have to speak the truth of God’s Word if we are going to counter the lies of the ungodly.

I believe this nation will turn around, and its best days are ahead. But it’s up to Christians to get involved and make a difference. And that’s exactly what the Truth & Liberty Coalition is doing.

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