It is truly amazing when you think about how many lies we believe to be true every day about situations and people. We believe lies about people because we have been told information about people from people who have anger and hatred toward certain people that they can no longer control so they make things up to make other people to believe lies that are not truth to turn them away from their victims.
I remember a woman in ministry told me once that she had a dream about me doing ministry with her in New Orleans. This woman (Woman A) had a large following on Facebook in a group. Another lady (Woman B) who had a similar ministry to hers was called a “Jezebel” and initially caused me to believe what she said about Woman B was true. Later I observed that Woman A seemed very angry and wanted to “expose” many other people who had ministry to “take them down.” I learned that Woman A lied about Woman B as Woman B was a very reputable person and had a ministry with great fruit. Then later after I had to pull away from Woman A due to her aggressive behavior and dominating tendencies – Woman A then threatened me. I ultimately had to confront Woman A about some truth that I learned about her and she backed down and said nothing.
The Lord showed me that everyone is believing lies about various people. That those with the spirit of Jezebel who have unhealed soul wounds will frequently lie to people who are their targeted victims to get other people to believe that they are bad people instead of learning the truth about those who have the spirit of Jezebel.
People with the spirit of Jezebel will often gossip lies to as many people who will listen to them in order to make people believe bad things about good people. That is how Satan works in them.
Throughout our lives we often believe lies that are told to us as truth about our spouse, siblings, parents, children, people at church, in ministries, work environments, school, wherever there are people. It is really sad but people who have not had their soul wounds healed will hear demons that will cause them to behave in negative ways and speak words and take actions that are ungodly intended to hurt godly people. I know of several people in ministries who have simply lied about other people who they believe are bad but the people are actually good and the people who have lied about the good people are the ones who actually are bad.
We can believe lies about people and then take action against them to hurt them deeply – even to the point of death.
In the Bible many who have believed lies took action to murder innocent godly people.
King Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard but after approaching Naboth to purchase the vineyard or giving him another property in exchange that was equal value Naboth said no. Then Ahab’s wife decided to do what needed to be done to take Naboth’s vineyard by lying about him and then killing him.
1 Kings 21 NKJV
Naboth Is Murdered for His Vineyard
21 And it came to pass after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel, next to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its worth in money.”
3 But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!”
4 So Ahab went into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no food. 5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so sullen that you eat no food?”
6 He said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it.’ And he answered, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’ ”
7 Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”
8 And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth. 9 She wrote in the letters, saying,
Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth [a]with high honor among the people; 10 and seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, “You have blasphemed God and the king.” Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die.
11 So the men of his city, the elders and nobles who were inhabitants of his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and seated Naboth with high honor among the people. 13 And two men, scoundrels, came in and sat before him; and the scoundrels witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth has blasphemed God and the king!” Then they took him outside the city and stoned him with stones, so that he died. 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is dead.”
15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.” 16 So it was, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab got up and went down to take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
The Lord Condemns Ahab
17 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18 “Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who lives in Samaria. There he is, in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to take possession of it. 19 You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Have you murdered and also taken possession?” ’ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.” ’ ”
20 So Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?”
And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord: 21 ‘Behold, I will bring calamity on you. I will take away your posterity, and will cut off from Ahab every male in Israel, both bond and free. 22 I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and made Israel sin.’ 23 And concerning Jezebel the Lord also spoke, saying, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’ 24 The dogs shall eat whoever belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field.”
25 But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife [c]stirred him up. 26 And he behaved very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
27 So it was, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and went about mourning.
28 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29 “See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house.”
Jesus was also lied about by Pharisees and scribes who were jealous of him and then they lied about Him to get the leaders of the land to kill him.
Spiritual warfare is real and when we draw closer to Jesus and doing what He wants in our lives – the enemy will send his people to come against us and he knows if he can get people in the middle to believe lies about good people doing God’s work – then the people in the middle will turn away from God’s people or obstruct what they are doing for the Lord, and even spread more lies and rumors about them to others. It is really amazing when you actually think about how many lies that the enemy has all believing about people or situations. Children believing lies about their parents, spouses believing lies about each other, people in church believing lies about those in ministry, etc.
So how can you clear up a lot of the lies that you are believing – one option is to actually go to the person and ask them for the truth. Keep in mind that it doesn’t mean that they will actually tell you the truth depending on what type of person they are. When a person has a history of being honest and forthright and good fruit in their lives – then you can trust what they tell you. Conversely when a person has a history of lying and bad fruit – then you can usually not trust what they will say (until they are healed and delivered). Discernment is also key – when you can hear the Holy Spirit consistently – and are healed and delivered of your past wounds – then you will hear more from the Lord and Holy Spirit and less from the enemy and his lies.
So the next time you hear something about someone that is negative – check with the Lord and Holy Spirit and see what you hear. Don’t believe everything that you hear.