Text: Acts 5:1-11
Memory verse:
”However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.“
‭‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Through their study and experience, Psychologists can help detect lies but not always perfectly. Many fraudsters have been known to beat psychologists’ checks. Human knowledge is limited (1 Cor 13:9).
Lying is more spiritual than psychological. The devil is known as the originator and father of all liars. “You are of your father, the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. .. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.“ ‭‭(John‬ ‭8‬:‭44‬). It’s thus foolish to attempt to use psychological strategies to solve spiritual problems.
The scriptures acknowledge the crafty wisdom of the devil (Gen 3:1; Matt 10:16). One of the characteristics of the last days is the multiplication of evils, including the development of new and more sophisticated evil strategies. Most scammers’ tactics used today were not known two decades ago.
In the midst of this growing evil, God has, however, provided a way out. Through the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit, we can discern the lying voice and know the truth of every situation. The Holy Spirit is the eternal Spirit. He is God, and He is omniscient in attributes, that is, He is all knowing. This means that He doesn’t study to know anything, nor does anyone teach Him.
Prophet Isaiah says this about the Holy Spirit. “What expert would he have gone to for advice? What school would he attend to learn justice? What god do you suppose might have taught him what he knows, showed him how things work?” (Isa 40: 14 MSG). The Spirit knows what is in the secret, and the darkness is like light to him. He knows the thoughts of the heart, even the unexpressed words. “Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord, How much more the hearts of men!” ( Prov 15:11). Jesus knew the hearts of men; Peter detected that Anannias and Sapphira were lying about their claims; Paul discerned the spirit of divination behind a slave girl crying after them (Matt 9:4; Acts 5:3, 16:16-18). Walking with the Holy Spirit is wonderful. I have personally known Him as my dependable Informant, perfect lie/truth Detector and pretense Revealer!
Friends, no one, no matter how smart, can survive the deception in these last days without the help of the Holy Spirit. Acknowledge and embrace Him today.

Prayer points
1. If you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit, ask God to fill you or seek for someone to guide you to do that (Luke 11:13). If you have, acknowledge His presence in you, worship, and express your love to Him.
2. Pray that the Holy Spirit will always reveal the truth to you and guide you into all truth.

Today’s declarations
1. As I acknowledge the Holy Spirit, He reveals hidden things to me and guides me into all truths.
2. The Holy Spirit is my divine Informant and Lie/Pretense Detector.