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Know No Evil

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Christsfreeservant, May 20, 2017.

  1. Christsfreeservant

    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Saturday, May 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “He Keeps Me Singing.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 101 (NASB).

    Integrity of Heart (vv. 1-4)

    A Psalm of David.

    I will sing of lovingkindness and justice,
    To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
    I will give heed to the blameless way.
    When will You come to me?
    I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
    I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
    I hate the work of those who fall away;
    It shall not fasten its grip on me.
    A perverse heart shall depart from me;
    I will know no evil.

    I will sing of God’s lovingkindness towards us, i.e. I will sing of his love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, steadfastness, and faithfulness. I will sing about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on a cross for our sins, and who took our punishment for us so we could be set free from the curse of sin, which is death, and be free from bondage (addiction) to sin. I will praise him for his great salvation provided for us, and for eternal life, which is with God, promised to all who would put their faith and trust in him as Lord and as Savior of their lives. I will sing, too, of his compassion, and of the encouragement he gives to those who are walking in his ways. And, I will praise him, too, for the comfort, strength, guidance, and empowerment he provides for us so we might live holy and godly lives, pleasing to him.

    As followers of Jesus Christ, we all ought to say with David that we will be mindful to walk (conduct our lives) according to the way of Christ’s righteousness. We should also be committed to walking (in lifestyle) within our houses, our jobs, neighborhoods, or within our church gatherings with integrity (honesty, honor and uprightness) of heart. We should not set any worthless thing before our eyes, too. This means we should not watch anything on TV, in movies, on the internet, in books, magazines, or live and in person which would bring dishonor to God’s name, either by the watching of it, or by the content of what we are viewing itself. But, this goes even beyond this to say we ought not to put what is worthless (rubbish, useless) before our eyes, too. Some things are just a waste of time, and God has better things for us to do, which would be useful to his kingdom work.

    In the New Testament we are told to hate what is evil and to cling to that which is good (Ro. 12:9). We, too, should hate what God hates and love what he loves. God hates idolatry, sexual immorality, lies, deceit, pride, murder, evil plots, false witnesses, child abuse and evil doers, etc. But, he loves the people of the world, mercy, kindness, truth, faithfulness, integrity, and righteousness, etc. Yet, many who call themselves Christians have reversed this to where they take pleasure in evil, via what they watch on TV, in movies, on the internet, or in person, etc. And, they reject repentance, obedience, and submission to God and to his righteousness. So, they end up calling evil good and good evil. And, they cling to evil rather than to good.

    Yet, to become a follower of Jesus Christ, we must deny self and take up our cross daily and follow (obey) him. If we hold on to our old lives (of living for sin and self), we will lose them for eternity, but if we lose our lives (die with Christ to sin), for the sake of his name, we will gain eternal life (Lu. 9:23-25). If we walk (in lifestyle) according to our sinful flesh, we will die in our sins without Christ, and without the hope of heaven when we die, or when we leave this earth. But, if by the Spirit we are putting to death the deeds of our sinful flesh, we will live with Christ for eternity (See: Ro. 8:1-14). If we say we have fellowship with God, but we walk (conduct our lives) in darkness (sin), we are liars, and we do not live by the truth (1 Jn. 1:6).

    So, a perverse (obstinate) heart must depart from us, i.e. we must repent of our sin. And, we are to know no evil. What this word “know” means, in context, is that we are not to be intimately associated with evil. We should not be “in bed” with evil. We should not do anything that would show agreement with evil, including allowing ourselves to be entertained by it. And, we are not to be partners with or partakers in evil, at all, in any shape or form.

    Workers of Evil (vv. 5-8)

    Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
    No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
    My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
    He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
    He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house;
    He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.
    Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
    So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.

    What the Lord Jesus is showing me here is that there is a present evil, particularly here in America, which many Christians are partnering (participating) with, probably most of them without any knowledge or understanding, because they have been duped by master manipulators and deceivers into believing their lies. What the Lord has been showing me for many years is that the US government is not the actual government of these United States, but that they serve (bow to) a shadow government of the Elite of the world, which is the de facto government here in the US. And, they use our government and military and news media to work for them in bringing the world under the subjection of the New World Order (beast).

    Our government and military, for years, have been going into other nations under false pretenses, usually via false flag operations and the creating (orchestrating, instigating) of chaos within these nations, thus giving them an excuse to go inside. Inside these other nations, and now somewhat inside our own nation, as well, they rape, pillage, confiscate property not their own, destroy and take over sovereign nations, and murder innocents, including Christians, and at will, with no conscience on the part of those making these decisions. They are forcing other nations to bow to the beast, and they are also forcing unity with the beast and with its new world order and its one-world religion. And, they are against all those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Rev. 12:17).

    This means we cannot trust our government, our mainstream media or our military officials to tell us the truth. Most of what we read or see in the news is fabricated, twisted, and/or completely orchestrated (scripted) from beginning to end, as is much of what we see in the political realm, as well. Our politicians, for the most part, are merely actors in a play who are just following their scripted roles, which is often for the purposes to deceive and to distract the American people, so they believe the lies and disbelieve the truth. For example, this whole “fake news” scenario is to get people to believe the mainstream media and to reject all other sources of truth, and they have been very successful in accomplishing their purposes, too.

    So, Donald Trump has no real authority, nor does Congress, for they answer to this shadow government of the Elite of the world, i.e. the All-seeing eye which hovers over top the unfinished pyramid on our national seal; also on our $1 bill. Whether Trump gets booted from his office as president or not, I do not know, but I do know that who is getting the real boot is the US as a sovereign nation, and we are being taken over by this New World Order (beast). And, I know that the US was intended to be the instrument to bring about this N.W.O. from the very beginning, which is evidenced by our national symbols. Our forefathers were primarily freemasons, which is a false religion with a false god, and our nation was founded on syncretism, not on Christianity, which is also evidenced by our national symbols and the statues and buildings in D.C., including the layout of our capital city.

    What this all means is that the US, or just our government, military and financial district, is the harlot which rides the beast and which sits on many waters, i.e. on peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (Rev. 17). And, much of the church, via the 501c3 institutional church, is in bed with her, i.e. they are in bed with pure evil. They have partnered with an evil government in complete contradiction to God’s commands to not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, and against the teachings of scripture with regard to turning the house of prayer into a marketplace, and with regard to turning to a human government for their support and help. So, God is calling his church to come out of this Babylon so that she does not share in her sins and in her punishment, for her sins are piled high to heaven (Rev. 18:4-10).

    He Keeps Me Singing / Luther B. Bridgers

    There's within my heart a melody
    Jesus whispers sweet and low:
    Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
    In all of life's ebb and flow.

    All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
    Discord filled my heart with pain;
    Jesus swept across the broken strings,
    Stirred the slumbering chords again.

    Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,
    Trials fall across the way,
    Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
    See his footprints all the way.

    Feasting on the riches of his grace,
    Resting neath his sheltering wing,
    Always looking on his smiling face,
    That is why I shout and sing.

    Soon he's coming back to welcome me
    Far beyond the starry sky;
    I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown;
    I shall reign with him on high.

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
    Sweetest name I know,
    Fills my every longing,
    Keeps me singing as I go.
     
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  2. Another Lazarus

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    I hope i wont be blamed by the Moderator for posting this to reply you.

    The evil shadow government in US who keep making wars around the globe to justify their gobbling down massive military budget as below.
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    How much the US provoke Russia to WW3 by trying to topple down Bashar Assad and let Turkey/part of NATO invade Syria, even with US made ISIS attacking Bashar, still unsuccessful. Its Russia who is indeed fighting ISIS.




    Syrian Christian girls defend their town from Western backed (US NATO) terrorists. the same thing US created in Libya to kill Khadaffy.


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    Bashar is the legitimate President of Syria elected by his own people.

    2016 : No longer pretending US meant to kill him
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    Terrorist chemical Sarin Gas not Bashar's gas
    Exclusive: British journalist destroys MSM lies on Syria

    The Power that rules the world

    Jesus bless you all
     
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  3. Kenny'sID

    Kenny'sID Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sometimes I'll post here, get a bit weary, wound up, and I'll go play a video game, something seemingly worthless but that has a certain value.

    So while I agree with the OP to a degree, God allows us 6 days a week to do whatever we choose, and sometimes a little wasted time is not wasted at all. I guess I'm trying to say I think God knows we need time to and for ourselves.

    Other than that, yes, walk close to him, and strive to be better today than we were yesterday..
     
  4. Christsfreeservant

    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Thank you for responding. I don't know, though, where you get the idea that God allows us 6 days a week to do whatever we choose. If he is Lord (owner-master) of our lives, he is Lord over all, 24/7, and he chooses what we do all the time, but we just have to listen to him and follow him. I'm not saying we have to inquire of him for normal every day tasks such as fixing meals, doing laundry, washing dishes, etc., but that we should see him as Lord all the time, and that he has a purpose and a plan for us 24/7, not just one day a week.
     
  5. Christsfreeservant

    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    @Another Lazarus - Thank you, too, for responding. I appreciate you taking the time to render your thoughts on this subject. I can't say I agree with everything you have posted, though. I think some of it seems to follow the lines of the mainstream media. ISIS, for instance, is a US creation, and is an excuse for the US to go into other nations to attack them, to murder innocents, and to take over their nations and to force them into compliance (unity) with the New World Order, all under the guise that we are going after terrorists, when the US gov. are the terrorists. We all need discernment in these matters, because there are so many lies being passed off as truth, so we need to inquire of the Lord to show us what is truth and what are lies, because not everything is that obvious.
     
  6. Another Lazarus

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    US NATO obviously want to replace Bashar with US puppet regardless how many millions lives must perished in Syria following Libya /Khadaffy destruction.
    and they are the globalist behind the immigration.
     
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  7. Kenny'sID

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    I didn't say he wasn't always the master, of course he is. I'm just stating the obvious, in that he expects us to set our sites on mainly him one day out of the week. And I think he only does that cause he knows otherwise we may forget his place in our lives and that would be bad for us, not because he's an egomaniac.

    Main point he expects us to have some time to ourselves, and I don't mean to run amuck, it's just healthy. And because that one day is all he requires, and it's pretty generous to give us 6 to ourselves, for me, it makes me want to give much more, and it's kind of nice having someone like that on my mind more than a day a week, like most of the time. Much like a person that may treat us exceptionally well...nice to have them around. But it's still my choice.

    These are little more than thoughts to go along with the subject of the thread so, I wouldn't take them too seriously. :)
     
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