Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job 11:3 KJV
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. Job 13:3-5 KJV
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Psalm 40:3,4 KJV
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. Psalm 62:4-6 KJV
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. Proverbs 14:25 KJV
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. Proverbs 19:5 KJV
If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. Proverbs 29:12 NIV
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Isaiah 59:1-5 KJV
You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live. “ ‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds. I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 13:19-23 NIV
If the truth shall make us free, what then does a lie do? There are many benefits The Lord has for us and then there are consequences–our just reward–whether we do right or we do wrong. This is how our Sovereign God works–faithful to His Word–not ours.
Though I know many will be unsettled for a while with the election recounts–the hope is that truth will prevail and all will know it–whatever it is. But recounting ballots–will only offer half of the truth for if people were kept from voting–there is nothing to recount for them and voter suppression (rigging the election) ran rampant across the nation.
Voter suppression–the act of keeping someone from voting by deceptive means or practices, is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising the right to vote. Those seeking to influence the outcome have used various means of keeping people from voting and they include: Lying about election dates, polling precincts, using robocalls or chatbots on Twitter promoting false information, collecting data through social media profiles and sending false news articles, threatening people with arrests with lies about laws, telling people not to vote or closing polls early with people standing in line because the outcome has been called before all the votes are counted. And of course, we cannot ignore the influence of Russian operatives and the hacking of systems across the country.
For the most part–voter suppression is achieved when others believe the lies they hear. And they will either not vote or vote for the other candidate.
There is a storehouse of lies promoted by one side–either the campaign team or superpacs on their behalf that have certainly influenced the outcome of the 2016 Election. And whether people want to believe the truth or not–the truth reveals all the lies told.
The lies have several origins–Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, FaceBook False News, Chatbots on Twitter bombarding people with propaganda.
Some of the lies that I’ve discovered include: the situation in Haiti and the Clinton Foundation–the lies were recorded in Clinton Cash (both the book and the video) and promoted throughout the Internet Community faster than wildfire in a drought.
The lie: the Clinton Foundation is not a legal foundation and takes other people’s money to enrich themselves. According to Charity Watch–the Clinton Foundation has a comparable rating to American Red Cross and all the money donated is used to help others.
The lie: Hillary Clinton wants to approve abortions up to 8 months and 8 days. Abortions after 20 weeks are illegal and the 36 week (Boycott36) lie promoted is just that. At 36 weeks–it’s a delivery, not an abortion.
The lie: Hillary Clinton and President Obama are devils and smell like sulfur. Though a lie–it was effective for those who choose not to research truth for themselves.
The lie: The Clintons stole furniture from the White House. Every president can borrow furniture (from other government institutions) upon approval to move into the White House–government property with oversight–and those in charge keep inventory of everything that belongs to the government. They did not steal furniture from the White House–it was taken back to the institution from which it came.
The lie: Hillary Clinton wants to take our guns! She never said this and is only concerned about keeping guns out of the hands of people who commit mass atrocities; she has advocated for “common-sense” gun laws, not taking guns from people.
The email situation–after all the investigation by the House–and all the money spent for the investigation–did not yield anything worth prosecuting, but some folks just won’t let it go.
This could go on for awhile, but the fact-checkers have already determined what is truth and what is a lie, but I guess most people don’t want to hear truth, after believing a lie.
Even though the other candidate–drumpf–lied about just about everything he ever opened his mouth to say, people who had angst regarding the Clintons chose to believe his lies–which are unraveling on a daily basis.
Here’s the thing about the Clintons that I’ve concluded: After being under a microscope for over 30 years, I doubt they are foolish enough to do something illegal or stupid enough to do something that would certainly be reported as soon as known. That’s my take on things.
Of course, the other benefit of being an educator and understanding the value of research is also determining the credibility of the source.
Those who lie will reap their just reward, but those who promote the lies also put themselves in a position to be likened unto the one who told the lie in the first place–just to get the result they want.
So, by December 13th, when the recounting of votes is complete–we shall all know the truth and hopefully, those who have promoted lies will have their consciences seared and they will repent as openly as they lied or promoted the lies.
But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved. Ezekiel 33:6-9 NIV
I do what I do when I hear The Lord speak to my heart–standing up and speaking out for what is right and just in His sight–not man’s.