"Behold, thou desirest truth
in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know
wisdom" (Psalms 51:6).
1. Pray and ask God to show you the lies.
"Search me, O God, and know
heart: try me, and know my disquieting thoughts: And see if
there a way
of pain in me, and lead me in the way everlasting"
(Psalms 139:23-24). (a literal translation).
2. Recognize the lies and discover the root to the
lies (where they entered into your life).
thoughts are thoughts which don't line up with the Word of God.
We may hold unforgiveness when God says to forgive.
have come to believe that it is O.K. not to forgive because the
offender doesn't deserve to be forgiven.
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world"
Quite often we may come to realize that we have a problem,
but don't know what the root is. We should ask Holy
Spirit is to
guide us into all truth. "Howbeit when he, the Spirit
is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of
himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come" (John 16:13).
3. Forgive any offenders and also ask God to forgive any living
well meaning people speak lies into our lives without realizing what
they are doing. "Forbearing
one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel
against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye"
Philip forgave those who were stoning him to
he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord,
lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell
asleep" (Acts 7:60).
4. Ask God to forgive you for believing the lies of the enemy.
is our RESPONSIBILITY to bring every thought captive!!! "(For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the
pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of
Christ" (II Corinthians 10:5).
"He that covereth
his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13).
5. Renounce the lies.
weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that
shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the
heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,
saith the LORD" (Isaiah 54:17).
6. Replace the lies with the truth of God's Word.
It is our privilege
to renounce the lies of the enemy. If we don't,
they will have authority to rule over us and keep us in bondage.
ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked"
(Proverbs 29:12). In one sense, the heart of man is the
ruler. "Keep thy
heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life"
(Proverbs 4:23). Whatever
is in our heart directly has authority and power over our mind, will,
emotions, and also over our body. If we, in our hearts, have
believed a lie, it will have a damaging effect on our minds, will,
emotions and also on our physical bodies including our physical heart
and even our brain.
"And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John
ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in
spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which
God is created in righteousness and true holiness"
Concerning "forgiveness", the truth is that forgiveness
is not earned or deserved. It is a gift that we give those
have offended us.
7. Ask forgiveness for any sin that you committed as result
of believing the lies.
lies that we have come to believe will lead us to disobey God in the
flesh. Eve in the garden believed the lies of the devil that
withholding something good from her and that she wouldn't die if she at
of the fruit of the tree of good and evil. The result was
she disobeyed God and ate of the tree. Believing lies often
we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I
8. Ask God to heal your emotional wounds which have occurred as result
of the lies.
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach
the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to
preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the
acceptable year of the Lord" (Luke 4:18-19).
9. Walk in your new identity in Christ.
wounds and emotional bruises (blows to your identity) don't
automatically go away. Time does not heal them!!!
Jesus suffered emotional wounds and bruises for us that we might
receive healing ourselves.
am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me"
beloved, as ye have always
obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and
trembling. For it
is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
pleasure" (Philippians 2:12-13).
"As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the
Lord, so walk ye in him"
10. Share your testimony of what God has done to bring
freedom in your life.
Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and
tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had
compassion on thee" (Mark 5:19).
Sharing your testimony will both strengthen our own faith and give the
courage to others to get freedom in their lives.
For a free printable pamphlet "Overcoming The Lies