The intention of the Oppressor is to make you assume and believe all is well, whereas it is the opposite.
So, he repeats the same thing you like to hear or its preferences over and again until it becomes embedded in your mind.
It is a mind game that is damaging to our image and who we are.
It is a tactical way of forcing people to do your bidding.
The Egyptians ruthlessly forced the Israelis to serve them. Exodus 1:13
Be careful how you think. Your thoughts make you the person that you are.
The intention of liars is to make you believe that a false narrative is true, whereas it is not.
The devil is a liar and the father of liars. So, he lies to make false statements all the time. He deceived Eve by lying.
The ultimate end of liars is destruction.
1Ki 22:20-23 NET 20 The LORD said, ‘Who will deceive Ahab, so he will attack Ramoth Gilead and die there?’ One said this and another that. 21 Then a spirit stepped forward and stood before the LORD. He said, ‘I will deceive him.’ The LORD asked him, ‘How?’ 22 He replied, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.’ The LORD said, ‘Deceive and overpower him. Go out and do as you have proposed.’ 23 So now, look, the LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours; but the LORD has decreed disaster for you.”
I do not believe the devil is capable of speaking the truth. His nature is to deceive, and he does so every single day.
John 8:44 NET You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
Because the devil speaks lies every time, he is able to deceive using immense pressure. He has servants, and they are constantly pressuring people of all kinds to do things against God’s will.
The only way to overcome lies is to apply the truth.
John 8:32 NET and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The truth is also a weapon that can destroy lies and all the pressures it brings.
Eph 6:14 NET Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness,