It’s amazing to watch a lie fall apart.
Have you ever told a lie? You deliberately used words to deceive someone to take advantage of the them. Then someone asks you a series of questions. Each time they change the question so that they can determine if you can keep to the same story.
For hours and hours, a different question is asked and every time you answer that question, something different comes out. Your story changes each time you answer.
Granted. Some people rehearse what they will answer and for hours, they stick to the same story. Until something doesn’t make sense.
Like with stolen valor. A person that actually served will ask a series of questions. But usually, it comes down to the very basics. Uniform appearance, chain of command, units served, and military customs.
Sooner or later, it gets to the point that you know that they didn’t go to bootcamp.
The best stolen valor incidents is when they claim to be a Navy SEAL or SF units.
They claim that their missions are too “classified.” Then there’s the ones that wear 2 kinds of rank insignias. They wear silver stars on their shoulders or collars, and enlisted chevrons and rockers on their sleeves. All sorts of badges.
Or their ribbon rack is out of precedence. Unit patches. They haven’t shaved in months. Their utilities are a mess. And walking into a store with their cover on, or walk outside without a cover.
Dead give away.
Their appearance is a lie that falls apart instantly.
With Covid, many lies have been told and their story is falling apart. The truth has emerged and people are no longer accepting the lies. It’s like holding up a falling skyscraper. The fall will be tremendous.
But people will still lie.
John 8:44 is the reason why people lie. The Lord Jesus said “You are of your father the devil.”
Lying never helped anyone. But the truth helps everyone.
In the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Lord shows us that “all liars will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.” That’s Revelation 21:8. Also in chapter 22, verse 15, the ones on the outside will be those that “loves and practice a lie.”
Isn’t it amazing that Genesis reveals who told the lie and Revelation ends with the destruction of lies and liars?
That’s what we’ve learned with Covid.
That the world will lie to make people’s lives miserable.
But as we’ve stated before the sister of lies is fear.
When you’re running scared, you want to hear the truth. When your life is at stake, you want to hear the truth. When you’re confused, you want to hear the truth.
You must want the truth, even if it will hurt. You don’t want lies because the lie will hurt you more than the truth will.
With Covid, we’re learning that the world doesn’t have your best interest in mind. The world will use you for their advantage. They don’t care about you, and they never will.
You have to take charge, do your due diligence, and throw away the lie and liars. Press for the truth and discard the lies.
Finally, it’s like in a court room. Direct examination, and cross examination. The story sounds good on direct examination, but you get the full story, and the credibility or lack thereof on cross examination.
With politics, there’s no real penalty, but when you’re under oath in court, you will either tell the truth, like you promised when you’ve raised your right hand, or regardless of your promise to tell the truth, you planned to lie.
But it’s on cross examination where your lie falls apart.