(1/15/2014) Refraining Our Tongues?

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Children of GOD, Duty of Believers, Judging Others, Liars, Promises, Scriptures, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit, Truth
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Today, more points are shared on lying, sin, and spiritual growth.  Liars are to be left to GOD along with accusers, apostates, bullies, complainers, boasters, gossips, heretics, incorrigibles, loafers, name-callers, reprobates, scoffers, slanderers, tattletales, troublemakers, and wasters.  All Christian believers are granted a new place in relationship to GOD through Jesus Christ, however, none may maintain their status as sanctified (we say, cleansed, saved and set apart for holy service) where they continue making lies and approving their own errors.  Additionally, believers are granted strength and understanding to endure challenges, delays, disappointments, liars, thieves, separation and death.  Not only are believers to conduct themselves as sons and daughters to GOD, an evidence of things unseen, they are to edify and prosper the household of  faith as spokespersons (we say, prophets) sent by divinity.  Being fashioned as children, believers gradually grow and at the coming of Christ become permanently transformed as immortal, incorruptible companions to Deity.  The word from GOD that nourishes new life has been established as commandment, law, proclamation (we might say, official decrees), promise, and prophecy.  Mankind must maintain covenant, salvation, and eternal relationship by having divine integrity and righteousness that are bestowed as an indwelling Spirit from GOD.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  What to Do About Liars? (11/14/2014)

 

Psalms 116:  9-18, KJV—I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.  10 I believed, therefore have I spoken:  I was greatly afflicted:  11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.  12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?  13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.  14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.  15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.  16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid:  thou hast loosed my bonds.  17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.  18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Deuteronomy 23:  21-23, KJV—When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it:  for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.  22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.  23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a free will offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

Numbers 23:  19, KJV—God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Proverbs 10:  17-19, KJV—He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:  but he that refuseth reproof erreth.  18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.  19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:  but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Ephesians 4:  17-24, KJV—This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.  20 But ye have not so learned Christ;  21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:  22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ezekiel 13:  7-9, KJV—Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?  8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.  9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies:  they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

Psalms 59:  7-12, KJV—Behold, they belch out with their mouth:  swords are in their lips:  for who, say they, doth hear?  8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.  9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:  for God is my defence.  10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me:  God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.  11 Slay them not, lest my people forget:  scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.  12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride:  and for cursing and lying which they speak.

James 3:  8-18, KJV—But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.  10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.  11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?  12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.  13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Matthew 7:  1-5, KJV—Judge not, that ye be not judged.  2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:  and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 9:  10-13, KJV—And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.  11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?  12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.  13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Ephesians 4:  25-32, KJV—Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:  for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not:  let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more:  but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

1st Peter 3:  8-18, KJV—Finally,  be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:  9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing:  but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.  10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:  11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.  12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:  but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.  13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?  14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye:  and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;  15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:  16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.  17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.  18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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