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

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

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  TheTruthWillSetYouFreeAM.mp3 (1h 16m 31s)
  
Note at 33m 14s, the self-proclaimed Salida inept preacher burst
out in a rage not hearing the warning. He proceeded to encourage
most to rise up and leave while turning the building lights off.
He then hid from view in the shadow of the exit door to hear
the remainder. The light is dark for this cowardice club of men.
Sadly, the Salida church of Christ is buried in the weeds of lies.

  TheTruthWillSetYouFree.pptx       

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


Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. Ė Liz Cheney

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 paramountly 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.
Truth anchors salvation.

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 is true preachers are fired for telling the truth.
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

Truth from Jesus levied painful results from those who would not listen,
and unlike us, He did not cower to speak. We find when courageously
in service to others, we glorify God fearlessly in the highest.

When nefarious plans drive an organization, whatever it may be, it loses
itsí compass for decency and respect for truth and honesty, dismissing
genuine well-intended shepherds and or leaders. The phony take over.
The church of God becomes ineffective when it becomes a club of men,
and not a house of God-fearing honest hopeful worshipers.

Where good people are blamed as bad to
avoid accountability is surely tragic in the eye of God.


"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  

There are those unwilling to accept the truth of their actions
for the shame of exposure. They will not take heed to the call
to be truthful for their foundation of deception would crumble.
Insecurity and anxiety ride on the heart of a liar.

It is truly a shame that these liars steal the truth and
consume the innocent that foolishly choose to believe them.
Trust is the farthest thing you can achieve with a liar.
Liars have no pure love for hate of others and self.
Unrepentant hearts have no sense of honesty.


Too often, unjust stewards and liars, command attention calling for the
denial of truth. Accompanied by outbursts of rage when confronted,
their darkened conscience hates the light of truth that piercingly
burns through their lies. There is no honor as they run from the light
to hide in the shadows of their delusions. To remain silent when
knowing truth does dangerously tread on allowing the unrestricted
fanning of lies that are bent on destroying truthís light.

In fearfulness, liars more often shamefully hide,
unwilling to confront those that would expose truth.
~ It would mean coming to the light.

The wounds from a liar can crush the chest and punch the stomach.
Liars can do nothing to improve a spirits wellbeing.

I've learned that if one lie does not work for a liar, he will just use another.
Concerning truth, if two people are at odds claiming each a liar,
there is only one liar and God is not fooled.
A liar invites his own induced darkness.


"... 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  

It is said there are white lies, however, a snowflake is the beginning of an
avalanche. One commonality of liars is their ever increasing broadness
of embellishing the deception, to cover the original darkened hole.

A liar will personally attack and accuse one yet often fail to deny the truth.
Even the avalanche of an aluminum bat across the forehead,
will not curtail the spew of a wicked liar.

Truth does not teach fools whose desires remain desperate.
Freedom only arrives when standing for and in the truth.


"... 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







More often than not, darkness chooses not to hear in the light
for their love and obsessive commitment to the lie(s).


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 🡣
 

Each of us holds a core essence of being.
It is a battle between fear and courage as we face the world.
Assessing these inner values exposes the condition of character.


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

The dream of being in Heaven with God is a good hope,
but it must be accompanied with an honest humble heart,
confessing misgivings over openly denying oneís despicable actions.


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

A liar will always lie about lying.

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.
To endorse incompetence diminishes the brilliance of truth.

Can the delusional lead you?
Can a Con-artist or liar lead you?
Only if one is gullible.


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 (liars) 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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