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8/6/2023(4) HEART OF GOD
2/25/2024 THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

2/25/2024 ~ The Truth Will Set You Free

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Darkness stops where light commands.
Truth is what will stand before all eternity.

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

"... speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same
wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand."
~ Ezekiel 3:18


A good question is, should we avoid telling the truth?
Keeping truth in the shadows invites being blindsided when
Godís judgment exposes all. When truth becomes offensive and
ignored, love for others and self is hindered, which can then be mired
in guilt and shame, consuming the peace of a healthy spirit.
A clear conscience is where the free reside.

Without truthís enlightenment, there is no cure on the path of salvation
where honest confession and repentance is regarded by God.

WITHOUT CONFESSION THERE IS NO REPENTANCE.

God considers our actions,
how and who we praise, and who we condemn.
It is true that not listening to Godís word or applying truth
causes problems, and hinders the call of the gospelís application.

Many set their bellies on lunch rather than candid considerations of truth.
The donkey is not heard with closed ears or a proud heart
that just looks for profit over another.

It takes courage to tell the truth in the face of condemnation.
Tyrannyís anguish exists where people or one is forced
to remain silent under the threat of undeserved reprisal.

Threats and bullying supports none.
It is said that sunlight is the best disinfectant.
It is then paramount to examine what Godís
word explains and instructs in His Light.


Integrity has no fear of accountability
  God says the wicked shall surely die  
🡣                                     
  🡢 and you give him no warning
      nor speak to warn the wicked
      🡢 to save his life 🡠

      that same wicked man
      shall die in his iniquity
      🡦                    🡧
      but his blood
      I will require at your hand

"Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, ..."
~ Ezekiel 3:19


It takes courage to proclaim the truth
  Yet, if you warn the wicked
🡣
🡢 and he does not turn     
from his wickedness
🚫 nor from his wicked way 🚫
he shall die in his iniquity
  🡧                                🡦
  but you have delivered your soul  

"... because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his
righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; ..." ~ Ezekiel 3:20


To remain righteous is a challenge
  When a righteous man turns from his
  righteousness and commits iniquity
                                 🡦
 Stumbling before him, he shall die

 Because you did not give him warning
  🡢 he shall die in his sin 🡠
 his righteousness
 shall not be remembered

  but his blood I will require at your hand  

"... and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning;
also you will have delivered your soul." ~ Ezekiel 3:21


In "to be or not to be" reveals a soul's truth
If you warn the righteous man
                   ⮡  that he should not sin
                                           🡣
                             and he does not sin  
       he shall surely live
🡢 because he took warning
👍                                 
You will have delivered your soul

Actions of a Watchman Witness







Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth ...
~ Ephesians 4:25-32


Calm methodical truth sets all foundations
Let each one of you speak truth putting away lying

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth,
but what is good for necessary edification

who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor,
working with his hands what = good, that he may
have something to give him who has need

  do not let the sun go down on your wrath  🌙

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil
speaking be put away from you, with all malice
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


and many will follow their destructive ways, because of
whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. ~ 2nd Peter 2:2


In the depth of a heart lies oneís own truth
  🡡
WHEAT

kind
good
need
word
labor
forgiving
tenderhearted


power                 
destructive
  love
                     ways
courage


   Truth     OWN     Lying   

fear

sound                            follow mind                                       




evil
steal
anger
wrath
malice
clamor
bitterness

WEEDS 🡣
 

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,
but also for the interests of others. ~ Philippians 2:4


Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.
~ 1st Corinthians 10:24


Our approach to joy is found in helping
Heaven
🡡
Look out for own interests
  also for the interests of others  
🡧     🡦
for well-being

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of
his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
~ 1st Timothy 5:8


The despicable selfish seek only for self
                 Truth
  Do not provide for his own
                               ⮡   his household
                    🡣
             he has denied the faith
  🡢   is worse than an unbeliever   🡠  

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
~ James 1:22


Actions reign over the inactions of just knowing
  But be doers of the word  
and not hearers only
deceiving yourselves

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing,
he deceives himself. ... ~ Galatians 6:3-8


Truth has clarity that can be seen by all
For if anyone thinks himself to be something
he deceives himself 🡠 when he is nothing ⮠    

🡢 Let each one examine his own work    
    For each one shall bear his own load 🡠
judged by

Who is taught the word
  Share in all good things with him who teaches  

🡢 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked
whatever a man sows, that he will also reap
 Deceitful   to his flesh  🡢 corruption           Lust  
Genuine   to the Spirit 🡢 everlasting life   Love

... men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that
godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:3-6


To be content is the epitome of joy
Who does not consent to wholesome words
to the doctrine which accords with godliness
🡣                                               
he is proud, knowing nothing, obsessed
with disputes and arguments over words
from which come envy, strife, reviling,
evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men
of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth
  who suppose that godliness is a means of gain  
🡡
🡢 From such withdraw yourself 🡠

Now godliness with contentment is great gain

Wicked conceited souls proclaim magnificence
  he is                                              self-absorbed
        ● proud                                      🡥
        ● knowing nothing  🡠 Lack wisdom   🎻
        ● obsessed with disputes          🡦
             ⮡  arguments over words      desperation  
                     ⮡  which come   ● envy
                           🡧                   ● strife         
   Men of corrupt minds         ● reviling
    Destitute of the truth          ● evil suspicions
                                                 ● useless wranglings  

                         🚫 a work for God                 dishonest
       suppose that godliness is a means of gain
                                                                        a job

... "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?"
~ Luke 6:39


Many look for the truth.
Mentors are desired as the lost search for clarity in the truth of it all;
a monumental task. To believe a self-seeking liar is to reside in the ditch,
mired in the mud of false excuses and the damning greed of the evil.

Bad will never be good.
Human doctrine more often is tolerant of the sin God frowns upon.
To love God is to adhere to His words.
To see truth is to be open to it.
It is a Revelation.


... Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:14-17


Understanding comes by seeing what is said

Remind them of these things charging
them before the Lord not to strive about
  words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.  
gossip                               🡡                                
Be diligent to present yourself approved
to God, a worker who does not need to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

                               back-stabbing
But shun profane and idle babblings, for
they will increase to more ungodliness.
their message will spread like cancer.
             divisions                               death      
          🡣                                               🡣  

... have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:9-11


What is acceptable to God is made clear
  Fruit of the Spirit
      ⮡  = in   All goodness
                   Righteousness
                   Truth
                         🡡
    what is acceptable to the Lord
                         🡣
         have no fellowship with
   the unfruitful works of darkness  
         but rather expose them
                              Tell the truth

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the
ignorance of foolish men ... as bondservants of God. ~ 1st Peter 2:15-16


God wills we hold compassion in truth humbly
For this = the will of God, that by
  doing good you may put to silence the  
ignorance of foolish men -- as free,
yet not using liberty as a cloak for
vice, but as bondservants of God.

... having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those
who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. ~ 1st Peter 3:16



There are those who are obviously evil with no doubt; prison hardened
criminals. Yet in our open society, it is a shame that supposedly good
cheerful people in business, politics, and the church, can be such
wicked pompous self-centered souls. Jealousy and envy too often
inspire backstabbing with deceptive gossip when the insecure
proudly and desperately wish to exalt themselves.
People claim to be what they are not.

Psychotic anxiety and depression are widespread
where sociopathic lying is commonplace. Is life merely a neurotic
encounter of narcissistic lunacy assaults? The cosmic mud-puddle?
As a side note, I have long called this the Cosmic Penal Colony.

The heart of God seeks that we assume characteristics common with
the goodness spoken of, and taught, in the Holy Scriptures. Each soul is
responsible for these checks of upright spirit as we do have impact on one
another. It is a matter of building together or tearing apart. Either the fabric
is torn to shreds, or sewn and stitched wholesomely and cohesively.
Catering to the tolerances of manís lies will not inhibit
the wrath of God upon the judgment of truth.

To acknowledge God and act upon His word, calling out for His help,
understanding, and forgiveness, ensures the strength of His purpose
will arrive. To find love is to leave hate and or regrets behind.
Hope is the hinge of forever.

God remains as the light of life for each of us. An eternal tunnel home
has been offered, for all who would hear and act, in the midst
of such a heinous world of hypocritical inaction.
God help us.


Lies push prisons where truth unlocks heaven
God calls for honesty for salvation to be had
It takes courage to proclaim the truth
To remain righteous is a challenge
To "hear or not to hear" Godís Truth is the call
In the depth of a heart lies oneís own truth
Our approach to joy is found in helping
The despicable selfish seek only for self
Acting on truth is more than carelessly dismissing it
Wicked conceited souls proclaim magnificence
The ditch digger wants you to believe the lie
Understanding comes by seeing what is said
What is acceptable to God is made clear
God wills we hold compassion in truth humbly

Truth is the freedom eternity holds.

Darkness evaporates where love shines.


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