Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me… Lie, lie, lie! Those names become the voices that try to shape us.
Let’s talk about a few of the voices,
- The lying voice
The devil tries to keep us from hearing the voice of God and uses lies to do just that. Making it hard to listen to the truth when our Heavenly Father tries to speak His word to us. The devil was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood in truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his resources, for he is a liar.
The devil wants us to stay under his identity and not take on our true identity as a son or daughter of God. So that he can steal, kill, and destroy the truth.
2. The accusing voice
Remember, the devil is the accuser of the brethren; his name in Greek is Diabolo. The meaning of that is something thrown at a target until it breaks through. Like all of those accusing words he throws at us, you don’t belong here, you don’t have what it takes, you will never make it.
Here’s a hint: Don’t listen to his lies!
3. Our father’s words; earthly, the devil, and our heavenly Father.
Our earthly father: Our earthly father’s words can shape us to the good or the bad. Our earthly father’s words or lack of words profoundly impact us.
The devil, father of lies: You see whatever lies he can use against you through accusations begins to shape the way you see yourself, God, and those around you.
Our heavenly father: I have come that you might have life and life more abundant. That is undoubtedly a different voice and the best one.
John 10:2-4: The sheep hear his voice; he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
The voice of our heavenly Father makes us feel loved, accepted, and gives us hope! Listening to the heavenly Father’s voice helps us see things from a new perspective, and that begins the healing process.
Our heavenly Father calls us by name and leads us into true FREEDOM!
Message from Church on The Lake by Pastor Mike Hooper
Blog by Jami Johns