Dated b/f : February 2, 2018

Topic : DON’T LIE

Preacher : Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Acts 5:1-12

He that worketh deceit shall no t dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psalm 101:7

There are such severe reactions to people who mishandle the anointed and his anointing. They are not actually mishandling men but they are mishandling God. When Ananias and Sapphira lied to Peter, who was anointed to be an apostle, they died instantly. This was a severe reaction which frightened the other church members. But Peter explained the mistake that Ananias and Sapphira had made.

“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to LIE TO THE HOLY GHOST, and to keep back part of the price of the land?” (Acts 5:3).

You see Ananias and Sapphira had actually lied to the Holy Spirit. They were not lying to Peter but to the Holy Spirit and that brings about severe and seemingly harsh responses. Be careful when you are dealing with anointed people. You may shorten your life and ministry because you underestimated and misjudged the greatness of the anointing they were carrying. You may ask, “Why is it that many people lie to pastors today and do not seem to die instantly? Is it that they are not anointed?”

The answer is simple. There are different types of manifestations of the Spirit at different times. Even in Peter’s ministry, no one else died for telling lies. You can never tell when God’s power will manifest in a certain way. I am sure many other people have died for telling lies to the Holy Spirit. It may not be instant death but death is still death.

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