Here are 3 signs God is warning you that someone is a two-faced liar and thus they should be avoided.
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1. If Someone Has Shown You That They Are Jealous of Others and Selfishly Ambitious, God Is Warning You About a Two-Faced Liar
One of the warning signs that God sends us but which we often overlook are the sins we see someone committing against other people. When someone is not sinning against us but they are sinning against others, we can be lulled into the lie that this person is still safe to be around. But this is simply not true.
James 3:16 explains, “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” Don’t be deceived. If someone in your life has shown an unhealthy pattern of being jealous of others and selfishly ambitious, just know that this pattern won’t stop with you. You just haven’t gotten in their way yet. But as soon as you have something they want or you become an obstacle blocking them from their goal, they will betray you as well.
A two-faced liar acts deceitfully because they care more about the outcome than they do about the process. They believe the ends always justify the means even if they have to do evil things to get what they want. They care more about possessing things and gaining earthly prestige than they do about loving God and people.
2. If Someone Is Trying to Control You in the Present By Making Appealing Promises About the Future, This Is a Sign God Is Exposing a Two-Faced Liar
Sin appeals to our flesh because it makes a promise to us about future pleasure. “Do this,” temptation whispers, “and you will experience the pleasure that you seek.”
This is the same method manipulators use as well. They know that they can’t force you to do what they want, so they need to convince you to do what they want. And do to that, they make promises about the future.
They listen to you. They observe you. And eventually they discover what it is you really want. And then they make a promise to you that if you do what they say now, they will give you that thing you want later. For example, of the false prophets, Jeremiah 14:13-17 states:
Then I said: ‘Ah, Lord God, behold, the prophets say to them, “You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.”’ . . . Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.”
The false prophets knew what the people wanted to hear, so they pretended God told them to say exactly that. Be careful you are not swept away with those who are telling you what you want to hear.
Perhaps a man is promising you that if you just have sex with him now, he will marry you later. Perhaps a woman is promising you that if you just keep emotionally investing in her now, she will commit to you later. Perhaps a pastor is promising you that if you give financially to his ministry now, God will finally answer your prayer – but only after you give.
Whenever someone is promising to give you something in the future if you only give them something they want right now, this is often a sign they are a two-faced liar and should be avoided.
3. A Two-Faced Liar Is Often Marked By Smooth Talk and Flattery
Manipulators have no shame. They will even present themselves with a false humility while also building you up with deceitful praise. As Romans 16:17-18 explains:
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.”
Don’t be one of the naive. Avoid the person who is using smooth talk and flattery to simply get what they want from you.
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I’m Mark from ApplyGodsWord.com. Until next time, God bless!