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The Devil ALWAYS Lies

Even half-truths are lies. The Devil ALWAYS lies!

The devil always lies | Word Blessings | spiritual warfare

Just as God cannot lie, Satan and his demons cannot tell the truth.

How To Apply The Principle:

John 8:44 contains several vital Gospel Truths, right from the mouth of Jesus:

  1. First: the devil is real. It’s become fashionable in our time to think of “the devil” as merely a symbol of evil, something left over from medieval times. “We are more sophisticated than the people centuries ago”, people say, and thus “We know better that to believe those “fairy tales”.
  2. “…there is no truth in him…”
  3. “ …he is a liar and the father of lies.”
  4. Notice that the verse says, “When he lies…”. It’s not a matter of “if” but of “when”. The devil will lie to you.

Here’s a human illustration of how the devil always lies:

Suppose you know someone who always lies. Now, suppose you spoke to that person at the shopping mall, and the person said, “Say, I just drove past your house. It’s engulfed in flames and it’s burning to the ground.” At that moment, what do you know about your house?

Right—it’s not on fire. It’s not being destroyed.

You know that for certain, because you know the person ALWAYS LIES!

That same thing is true with Satan and his demons. The devil always lies!


So how is it that the devil is able to lie to us, and how do we know whether or not it’s a lie?

In 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 Paul referred to demonic “strongholds”, to “arguments”, and to “taking every thought captive”. Clearly, the devil is able somehow to insert thoughts into our conscious minds. Often, people perceive those thoughts as their own thoughts.

As someone has said:
“Not every thought you think you thought is a thought you thought!”

The devil can also influence our emotions. One of his favorites is to cause us to “feel” guilt, even after we’re repented. So we hear people say, “I know I’m forgiven, but I just can’t forgive myself.”

That feeling of guilt is from the devil!

You can tell whether or not it’s the devil by checking the thought against the Word of God. Does it contradict the Bible? Than it’s from the devil. Simple as that! And the more Scripture you know, the better equipped you are to discern truth from lies.

When you hear that “voice” in your mind speaking thoughts of fear or worry or panic or “what if…” in your mind, those are the lies of a demon trying to tie you in knots of fear.

Jesus repeatedly said,

  • “Do not be afraid”
  • “Fear not”
  • “Let not your hearts be troubled”

Jesus offers you His peace and freedom from fear. Demons want you to be curled up in a corner whimpering in fear.

So your job (and mine) is to be continually honing our spiritual powers of discernment so that we can recognize an attack from the devil while it’s happening or about to happen. Then we must choose by faith to act according to God’s Word rather than by our nature as fallen human beings.

I always like to back up statements like that with Scripture. Here’s one that comes to mind:

11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:11-14)

I am NOT suggesting that you, my reader and fellow Bible Christian, are “dull of hearing”. No way! The fact that you’re here reading these things proves otherwise. It’s just that you need information, and that’s what you’re getting massive doses of here. So here’s another bit of hard-won wisdom for you. No extra charge for this:


Wouldn’t you agree: the problem we all face is this: The “test” comes to us unexpectedly, like a pie in the face. IN THAT MOMENT, our goal is to change our knee-jerk reaction from instant retaliation to obedience to God.

Now, when I talk about things like “change your knee-jerk reaction…”, I’m not talking about “trying harder”! One of ways the devil always lies is by making you believe you have to do these things by your own strength.

You have the Holy Spirit in you. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you to overcome your old nature.

Someone has said the the Holy Spirit is the most under-employed being in the universe.

The more you choose to walk in obedience to God’s ways, the more you will see that you are able to do things that you never thought you could ever do. That’s the Holy Spirit doing the heavy lifting for you.

The battle takes place in our minds, and we win the battle with Scripture. The more of the Word of God you have hidden in your heart , the better equipped you are to get victory over the devil.

You’re seeing an example of that right here. When I wrote (just above the Scripture quote from Hebrews above) that the passage “came to mind”, it did so because I had chosen in the past to memorize Hebrews chapter 5. The whole chapter. And by the way, that’s one of the chapters in my free eBook that you are welcome to download. See the sidebar at right.

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PRAYER: “I praise you and I thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving me Words that shine the light of Truth on Satan’s lies. Now that I know that the devil always lies, I know what the truth is: it’s always the exact opposite of whatever those liars from hell are trying to get me to believe.”


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{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Nivy Abraham September 14, 2015, 11:14 PM

    Thank you so much..powerful article . ..God bless you

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    • Jan Smith September 15, 2015, 7:58 AM

      Thanks back to you, Nivy, for your kind words. I’m goad I could help.

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  • Eric Snowden December 3, 2014, 3:02 AM

    Powerful Article my Brother! Thank you!

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    • Jan Smith December 5, 2014, 6:53 PM

      Thank you, Eric. I’m so glad you liked it and took tome to comment. ~ Jan

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  • Roger Abbey November 10, 2014, 1:02 PM

    god bless you

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  • Roger Abbey November 10, 2014, 1:00 PM

    thank you because i needed to know i was getting lied to left and right

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    • Jan Smith November 12, 2014, 5:14 PM

      That’s why I try to emphasize the fact that devils cannot tell the truth, just a God cannot lie. So the more you know of the Bible, the better equipped you are to know whether something is in harmony with the Bible or against it.

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  • Angeloflight810 August 18, 2014, 8:50 PM

    Thanks Jan, I’ll share this site with everyone the Lord uses me to lead here! God Bless You!

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    • Jan Smith August 19, 2014, 9:38 AM

      Thanks in advance for your promise to forward these messages to others. God will use the things I have written here to help others. ~ Jan

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      • tina Johnson May 16, 2015, 9:52 AM

        Hello my name is tina and i am going throught. What you are talking about i usely have a strong prayer . and now my mind is every were . i always love jesus since a little girl but the devil is trying to put through and my head .were i can not recognize Jesus.i no who Jesus is i always love Jesus what is this my heart is troubled.i don’t want to give up i came to far to give .

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        • Jan Smith May 16, 2015, 4:25 PM

          Hi, Tina,
          You are for sure on the right track. As you read my articles, you will see that I often point you to the Word of God for help. Jesus said, “If you remain in My Word… you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32).
          Remember, the title of this article is, “The Devil Always Lies”. When you know you are hearing lies from the devil, you also should know that the opposite of those lies is the truth. Therefore you CAN know God. You CAN know that God loves you and wants the best for you. He is on your side. He created you. You are His masterpiece. He wants you to have peace.

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  • Corey June 10, 2014, 12:54 PM

    Thank you, and the whole time I thought it was me. Now I know!

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    • Jan Smith June 10, 2014, 9:18 PM

      Corey, do you see now how essential it is to know God’w Word? The more you know, the better you are able to defeat the devil.
      ~ Jan

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  • Ann Flanders May 8, 2014, 10:16 PM

    Thank u wonderful sight. God bless you

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