"I WOULD NEVER DO THAT"
People who say this have done themselves no favor. It has gotten the attention of the Father of lies, Lucifer, and now he will set out to make you a liar as well, just like himself. He won't spare anything to accomplish this; people, circumstances, crisis events, lust, no temptation will be too despicable for him to get you into the place of giving in and becoming his pawn. And whether you want to admit it or not, you've probably been sorely tempted many times and only the grace of God has kept you from going headlong into the sin your condemning someone else of; to this point.
Then there are those who can't see themselves in light of what God thinks of them, because they are willfully blind. These are like those who sit at the bar stool on Friday nights with their favorite drink, watching "light" porn on the TV over the head of the bartender, and gossip about the girl he just had a quick one night stand with a couple of nights ago, with the buddy sitting next to him; and gulps down the last of his drink before heading home to his wife and kids. You can imagine other scenarios; such as the men at hunting camp, or the road trip... These men laugh at and ridicule the women they've ruined, gotten pregnant, helped get abortions; then go home to their respectable tidy lives. Many of them in high places. The long-haul truck driver that has a string of call girls across the country-but goes home to a house full of kids and a wife, who pretends she doesn't know. The phycologist who gives advice to everybody on how to live a good meaningful life-who can't face life without a daily fix of a favorite drug/drink and the mix of both. But, he puts on a good act and people listen and turn a blind eye, and elevate him in the public-and he's twice the bad influence than an honest drunk or drug addict.
Then the respected woman of town who lives a good upstanding life for the public while living her own version of Peyton Place. She condemns anyone else's failures and sins in order to hide her own dirty laundry. It's an old strategy, but a proven one that works. It gets her a following of other's of like mind; out to put on the best front for the public. The false fronts, big smiles, and coy maneuvers eventually destroy the persons true personality completely and your left looking at a mannequin, a talking puppet. Sadly by the time they get to this place, they cannot see themselves as they really are; they have self destructed. One of the most dangerous places to be for a woman who wants to never become like this, is the women community action programs and "coffee brunches". Do I hate women? No, but I know them, and how they go about cutting somebody to pieces with their mouths, and nothing is beneath them to do it. These gatherings become a den of laughing hyenas, and Parana. You may be someone reading this and knowing exactly what I'm talking about, because it's been done to you. It takes time, but you can heal from it, and learn to stay away from them for your own sanity and self respect. I know this is too much truth and reality for a lot of people-so be it.
Everyone has a bit of Pharisee in them, but a great many will never allow themselves to see what is really in their hearts. If they read the bible it would read them, which is also why so few do. How many Christians go to church every Sunday, with not a bible in sight, the main topic is the programs, and the next pot luck dinner. Many people make it to the top, by wearing a variety of masks-that portray an image of them they know the public will accept, and it will give them the prestige, "respected" name and positions their trying to achieve. Christians have their masks, and interchange them as needed.
If you've given your life to the Lord, repented of your sins, and desired to walk a righteous life after coming out of great sin, you very well may find that people will never forgive you of your past. Those sins are now washed in the blood of Christ, and forgotten by God. He never mentions it again to you, your now on the path of righteousness, and a new creature in Christ. But the world does not care, and many will never let you forget your past. This goes for family members as well. No matter how many years go by, they will continue to see you and remind you of what you once were. They can't or won't see the change God has made in you. On the internet, the craftiness, manipulations, and deception is beyond anything I could have imagined, it's truly been a learning experience, a grievous one.
Since beginning this page, and my websites, I've observed the subtle behavior of those with Youtube channels, and Facebook pages. If you "like" their page-in a short while you'll come to know their tactics-they'll come to your sites, look over your posts, and material on your sites, then they'll really dig into your personal life-and break into your personal files. Believe me, they know how to do it. Nothing is sacred to them- but they like to put on the air of being in places of high integrity, and respectability. They'll find out your past before you were saved, and if they find something they feel makes you "unworthy" to be in their category-you'll start to see the difference in their actions, speech and they'll throw out names and titles, to either impress you, or try to drive you away. I've come to know the patterns pretty good. These people will also use your work if they can get away with it, and steal your inspiration, and put their own names on it. I've got just one thing to say to these people: I wonder what would fall out of your closets, if they were opened; and one day what you think you've stolen, you'll find God never put it toward your account in heaven, it will go to the one who created it. I use material and graphics that's already in the public domain, and when needed-give the person the credit they deserve when I do-I don't hack into other peoples private files and steal their work, or use it against them. I'll be glad when God takes care of this, it truly stinks to me. I've been accused of doing things I've never done, it's ruined much I know the Lord had intended for this ministry-because the motive is to destroy you-and they use all the means they have, to do that if they can. I remind myself, It's not over, till Judgment Day, and It's coming.
Then I'll end with this- you better make sure your masks stay on firmly, and make sure you have a wide assortment of them-to be able to interchange them as needed, with all the other phonies you interact with.
If you are in a place of being misunderstood, judged and condemned; my prayer is that God will continue to strengthen you in the inner man, and help you stand no matter what the opposition. That you will get into His word, talk to the Lord, pour out your heart to Him and allow Him to be your shield and buckler in every battle you face, as the battle intensifies, the power of the Holy Ghost will give you all you need to get through it in victory.
Below are some good scripture references that speak to this issue well-it would be a real eye-opener to study them, and do some cross referencing. Also this link to a good sermon, also speaks to this subject:
Adrian Rogers: The Final Judgment
THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE FOOL
In this post, I'm going to let the Bible speak for itself to define what a fool is, and how they behave. The Holy Spirit has a very good ability of speaking to those who fit the description-without me saying a word.
Psa_14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psa 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Psa 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Psa_49:10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Psa_53:1 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
Psa_92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
Pro_7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Pro_10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Pro_10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Pro_10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Pro_10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Pro_11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Pro_12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Pro_12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
Pro_13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
Pro_14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Pro_15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Pro_17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Pro_17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Pro_17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Pro_17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Pro_17:21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Pro_17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Pro_17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Pro_18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Pro_18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Pro_18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Pro_19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Pro_19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Pro_20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Pro_23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Pro_24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Pro_26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Pro_26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Pro_26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Pro_26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Pro_26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Pro_26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Pro_26:10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Pro_26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Pro_26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Pro_27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Pro_27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Pro_28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Pro_29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Pro_29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Pro_30:22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
Ecc_2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
Ecc_2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
Ecc_2:16 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
Ecc_2:19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
Ecc_4:5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
Ecc_5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
Ecc_6:8 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
Ecc_7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.
Ecc_10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.
Ecc_10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
Ecc_10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Ecc_10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Mat_5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Luk_12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
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The Lord Will Pour Out His Spirit
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
But this is that which was spoken by the
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
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