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??/??/2018 ~ Liars


Darkness has nothing to miss, even but for a tear missed.
So often lies crush those closest to the loss of all.

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." ~ Exodus 20:16
                                                                                                                        ┗► Each one of the earth.

"You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand
with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." ~ Exodus 23:1


┏► Come to yourself.                                              
"Keep yourself far from a false matter; ..." ~ Exodus 23:7

A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
~ Proverbs 14:5


A false witness will not go unpunished, And he
who speaks lies will not escape. ~ Proverbs 19:5


                                                                      All that is dreadful is coming upon those that lie. ◄┓
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
~ Proverbs 19:9


It is unfortunate that from time to time, one can be drawn in to a
seemingly simple deception. So much in life flails about us from television
commercials to fears of all the unknown calamities. A bill that can never
be paid, a shameful discretion hidden, a foolish stumble, an impulse of
rage. Where can one go to remain pure? We often sin so innocently and
casually. Excuses can blur the truth from being seen. Desperation so
frequently steals peace of heart where truth is born. A lie is never left
alone as it partners with others. Lies can and do perpetuate upon
themselves sinking ever so deeper. Insecurities have caused a many to
continue lying. A job application with falsities. The deepest mask of a lie
is fear. Exposing a lie makes one vulnerable to shame, a natural result of
all lies. Fear itself has two sides, either one of courage in the face of pain,
or weakness in the shame of denial. Everyone can admit to a lie. We live
in submerged ignorance. Worse than a spider’s web, the venom will
always come back to bite. Serpents chew with no regret in their frantic
lurching attacks. We all search for a place where we can find comfort
away from suffering. Lies are forever the seeds of a lack of faith.

Pity all those unable to rise to free themselves from lies.
There is no freedom where the bars of lies cage a heart, trapped
and tortured from within. A lies worst taste is in being caught
in front of those one so dearly loves. A lie causes one to die.


LIE = DIE

The truthful lip shall be established forever,
But a lying tongue is but for a moment. ~ Proverbs 12:19

┗► Wicked are those who oppress the worthy.     

┏► Lies are used by those that hate to crucify the innocent.                                 
An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.
~ Proverbs 17:4


As a people we struggle to be free of the deceptions that now
occupy almost every corner of our society. Whistleblowers often find
the bottom of the food chain. Many of us are in fact found in the wells
of injustice and despair. The bureaucracies of redundant conflicting laws
have buried countless, in prisons of unfairness. It should be plain
that God has a mugshot of each of us.

     
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those
who deal truthfully are His delight. ~ Proverbs 12:22

Created for His pleasure unites us in joy. ◄┛                                                                             

                                                                                   ┏► All struggle to overcome.
A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man
is loathsome and comes to shame. ~ Proverbs 13:5


So called “white lies” can become what denies an honest heart.
Untrue pleasantries combined with casual excuses justify none.
Have we become a people of lost honesty? Too often we cover
cowardice with arrogance pounding truth’s humble plea.
People lie to impress others with how great they are,
underpinning insecurities hiding fears of failure.


For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:8


Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; ...
~ Psalms 62:9


Honesty begins with the self. One does not have to go far to find a liar if
one is truthful with self. We can do nothing against the truth as it remains
that it is. For those humbled by His grace, we grow striving to achieve that
nobility of His higher holiness. Love of family and friends often eludes the
liar. Void of God’s own truth, only chasms of confusion and alienation
drive the heart of a liar. There are those that lie to such an extreme
degree they will go to any measure to covertly keep their lies intact,
masking them with more confetti, often believing the web of their
supporting lies as the very truth of their lives. Liars form insanity.


... should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe
the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:11-12


Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man,
in whom there is no help. ~ Psalms 146:3


Liars will assassinate any character in their accent to the bottom. Catch
me if you can as they run further into the pit of their own death. Frequently
a liar will vehemently attack those trying to expose the truth as they fear
the light that radiates from heaven itself. Plainly as the Good Word says,
some smooth operators, fooling the most of us, may only be revealed
when His fire strips back all the falsehoods that drive many to this final
awakening perdition. Not all are always fooled, and God will not be.


Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment,
but those of some men follow later. ~ 1st Timothy 5:24


In a frenzy of lies, our nation is swirling upon a siphon of sinking hopes
for truth. In my youth, I was told by a mentor, “Everyone knows the system
is built on lies, don’t try to change it.” And for the meek among us who rise
to confront the establishment of lies, who see no glory in lies, are often
beat back into the shadows. Liars often cover their fears with boisterous
arrogance and in their underlying nervous anxiety, deeper disturbances of
why they lash out go unnoticed. A key missing in all liars is a greater love.
I see those telling the truth immediately accused of lying bolstered by the
duped escalating the dreadful continuation of lying follies. Portraying
outward nobility and or superiority will not excuse the evils hidden in a
schemer. What is truth when madness and denial reigns? It would seem
the lie is easier to follow than the truth that bears out in the sight of God.
We embrace the lie over the truth to the shame of us. Have we become
a people with no fear of God? Justice is lost upon the crying innocence
of all ages. Our anger masks our foolish beliefs, or non-beliefs.
No one can force a heart to tell the truth, it is a matter
of choice and reveals true character. Those
unafraid to hide have God as their witness.
When lies become truth all suffer.


"Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit." ~ Jeremiah 7:8

... Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. ... ~ Romans 3:4

He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who
tells lies shall not continue in my presence. ~ Psalms 101:7


"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me,
you who practice lawlessness!' " ~ Matthew 7:23


If a relationship with God is important, one must find the might
to battle off those lies that cover the light of a true heart. We may
not be able to purge all that is bad in us, but prayers to God to free
us from ourselves submits to His will. One cannot get out of a lie
alone unless it is first released to another, and prayed over to our
LORD God Almighty, to heal away from what has caused it to be.
Those unable to admit to their lies is what curses the whole of us.
To stand in His light is the greatest reward one can obtain.


For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart,
and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us,
we have confidence toward God. ~ 1st John 3:20-21


"... all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire
and brimstone, which is the second death." ~ Revelation 21:8


Can a man take fire to his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? Can
one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared? ~ Proverbs 6:27-28


Sin burns all touched by it.

... some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and
doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocricy, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


Believing the lies of man departs from God

  Depart from the Faith:

        Heed to deceiving spirits
                              ┗ Docrines of demons

        Speaking lies in hyprocricy
                              ┗ conscience seared

        Forbidding to marry

        Commanding to abstain from foods   


"... there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his
own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." ~ John 8:44


... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and
served the creature rather than the Creator, ... ~ Romans 1:25


A seared conscience and belief in a lie takes all glory away. Many
knowingly or may unknowingly hide behind pious towers of conceit.
Deceptions of pride lower the bench no one can climb out of.
A deceiver hides behind a believer's hope.


But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-16


But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers
and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. ~ Revelation 22:15


Hearts and minds often skew different paths. As a knife cuts
between bones, passions can slice through all reason. Cursed is
what rips the flesh from its soul. Loss of heart wells up from inside.
A percolating stomach sickens all that is present.
Conscience is what pulls back the fibers of sense.


Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.
~ Psalms 119:36


Covetousness tends to tear a heart away from truth.
Things and our obsessive desire for them can distract
a heart from reverence for Him and His call to be.
There is nothing simple about living in a lie.

Lies will put a clamp on the top of your heart burying the bottom;
internal festering. Freedom lost is a heart squeezed suffocating upon
itself. And it is the top of a heart where one is able to love others freely
in the open. Lies include a stubborn rejection of the truth. Deception
and or a lie cripples one’s ability to love in the creation of His light.
Jealousy, envy, hate, and sinful passions, are all the fuels of lies.
Truth cannot change where lies do. Trust in His truths opens
one’s eyes to release that which curses all that is sweet.


Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
~ Psalms 119:104


Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
~ Psalms 120:2


His words and prayers are what delivers
a soul from the lies that surround all.


Choices define eternal destiny
TRUTH
LIES
Faithful witness

In His presence

Worship creator

Delight to Him

Established forever

New man

His testimonies

Deals truthfully

Righteous hates lying

Speak truth

Makes one free

False witness

Outcast

Worship creature

Abomination to Him

But for a moment

Old man

Self-seeking

In hypocrisy

Bitter envy

False report

Loathsome in shame


Often keen intelligence drives the shrewdest
weaving sweet words that twist truth’s light.

Pathological liars invade the peace
eternity offers in the divisions they wage.


What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.
~ Proverbs 19:22


Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is
written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. ~ Romans 12:19


I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but
because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. ~ 1st John 2:21


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1st John 1:9-10


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

Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
and have put on the new man who is renewed ... ~ Colossians 3:9-10


Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with
his neighbor," for we are members of one another. ~ Ephesians 4:25


God has given the direction He calls for us to follow.
Though we all fall short, when we band together in truth
of worship of Him, our unity strengthens us in growing truths.


Lies cross the circle of life destroying the light
Do not bear false witness or circulate a false report
A false witness will not escape and shall perish
Truth endures forever where lies fade
Lies reduce one to loathsomeness and shame
Liars will not remain in the presence of God
Sin burns all touched by it
Lies are worshipping creation over the creator
Covetousness can remove a heart from truth
One must petition God for truth
It is God who will take vengeance on all liars
Confession is part of purging our lies
Only the truth can set one free
Honesties base is in not lying to one another

To the tragedy of our innocence in life,
wisdom’s flourishing is often undercut by evil’s thirst
to dominate remaining in the darkness of its own subversive lies.


Lies fill the tossing doubts of a faithless soul.
A liar is left alone in all that surrounds one.

Darkness is sure of itself.




 

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