To lie... just what is a lie? Most people think of lies as a harmless way to protect oneself, such as a white lie. Others think a lie is harmless fun, or perfectly justified given a right scenario. These lies, I include in this article because there is an underlying morphology to all lies, that is, they have a root purpose in all languages. It's simply another way of saying that all people lie for the same basic reason: to hide.
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Numbers 24:17-19 (Mighty Sceptor of God)
17 “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
the skulls[b] of[c] all the people of Sheth.[d]
18 Edom will be conquered;
Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.
19 A ruler will come out of Jacob
and destroy the survivors of the city.”
This is not a very happy passage, but it shows that God never lets any sin go unpunished, except for us Christians, where to a certain degree sins are wiped away from God's literal memory. As long as we do not intentionally sin knowing that we'll be forgiven then most people believe that sins are forgiven for years or decades of repetition. Deliberate sinners abuse Christ's forgiveness, so a line will be drawn with those who are not honestly trying to serve Christ. And here you see the result of sin and faithlessness, where the mighty Lord God of Israel was filled with great wrath for all the pretenders and liars and those who lust and murder. The Scepter of the Lord is truly a mighty weapon fully capable of toppling entire empires, for this scepter of God is actually Christ himself, as promised in this and other prophecies, that he'd be born of the line of Jacob and rise out of Israel to redeem the world, and crush those who reject him.
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
And do not be fooled-- all lies are weapons whose soles purposes are to destroy or hide, where a lie can attack but without coming out of hiding, which makes it a formidable weapon. Only truth is fearless enough to attack what is not true, and it attacks where all can see, exposing the dark lies which scuttle into darkness and obscurity. Only light can make shadows fade away, and truth (Christ) is that light. Wield Christ as he was meant to be wielded, he is a mighty weapon of forgivenss and death, where his purpose is to kill those who do evil, but to save those who love him. But with liars there is a catch, since it is easy for a weak mind to believe a lie. But believing that some lies are not evil is a lie as well since all truth stands opposed to all sin, and our entire world is drenched in sin, which makes being a strong Christian quite a difficult task. This task cannot be won without Christ, who is our weapon against the darkness, a weapon that saves us from death, a weapon that, when combined with the Armor of the Lord, an armor of light.
Ephesians 6:10-17 (NIV)
"...Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
Therefore, lies serve no other use other than to hide truth and destroy from the shadows, and as followers of Christ we are tasked with spreading Truth! Equip the armor of the Lord and stand firm in truth and love and faith. Your mortal body cannot hold you down, for you are a child of Christ, and even if you die you are promised a place next to God. If you believe this, then you will realize that life is not worth holding on to, and you can be fearless in Christ. Being human is a test of faith, so the less you waiver, the greater your reward in heaven. Be courageous in the Lord, act as human beings backed by a God with a mighty scepter that crumples nations and obliterates darkness. Do not lie to yourself, do not lie, and do not let a lie escape into the shadows. Uncover the lies of this world and spread the truth!