The devil was a murderer from the beginning. He has never been truthful. He doesn’t know what the truth is. Whenever he tells a lie, he’s doing what comes naturally to him. He’s a liar and the father of lies.
Fear is a liar. One of the primary tactics of the devil to manipulate and take advantage of people is through fear. Whenever you make a decision in life based on fear, you are headed the wrong direction. If we have made a decision based on being afraid, then we have accepted a lie from the father of lies himself. Jesus said in Luke 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
We are to walk in the fear of the Lord, which means to have an awe and reverence for God. But to make choices in life because you are afraid of sickness, disease, or things in this world based on fear means you have believed a lie. The Truth is what will set you free from making decisions based on fear that will only lead you into bondage. Satan wants to control your life, and when we choose lies over the Truth, we are following the way of fear.
God’s Word tells us that greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world. This greater One who lives in you is greater than anything you will face in life. To not give in to the lies we must live in and by the Word of God, for if you do Jesus said you would then know the Truth by experience, and the Truth would set you free. Making choices based on fear will always lead to bondage, but making choices based on the Truth will liberate you from this liar and his deceptive ways.