Hope that you enjoyed part one, now lets begin.
Heart That Deviseth Wicked Plans.
Now we all know that the heart is just as worse as our mouth, and if the mouth says wicked things, and the mind thinks wicked things, it is a prime fact that the heart is completely wicked. I can remember how I would sit up all night formulating a plan to get you back. If you did something to me, I was going to get you back because I wanted you to hurt as much as you made me hurt. Now most people won't admit this, but I will. I have since learned that vengeance is not mine.
I unfortunately have seen some folks who will deliberately hurt innocent people just to follow through on their plan to destroy someone else. It's almost this scenario: In order for the folks to not blame me, I'm going to throw this on their back. It's done by a lot of pastors and those who want to divorce their spouses but don't want the blame to fall on them. When your heart devises a wicked plan that will potentially hurt someone else, God is displeased. It would be better for you to just leave than to plan to destroy the people.
You must take note that your heart can be a devious place and if you let the devil in, he will cause it to be rotten to the core. Think of it like this, your heart is the motor to your entire body. If your motor has no oil (the Holy Spirit) or no water (The Word), it will blow up and prevent the car from being operable. Some of us fail to operate in the things of God because our hearts are filthy. Remember David's prayer.....create in me a clean heart oh Lord and renew the right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10)! It takes a clean heart and a renewed spirit to operate in the things of God.
Read Jeremiah 17:9; Proverbs 27:19; Matthew 15:19
Feet That Are Swift In Running To Evil.
Do you know anyone who always be at the center of controversy? If some mess arises, you can rest for sure that they are in the area somewhere. We must be careful what we run to; in other words run to be about God's business, and less to be in the midst of mess.
I can remember when I was young...there was a couple who lived across the street from my aunt in Stoner Hill. Every weekend, this couple was going to do two things: drink alcohol and fight. We were not use to this type of activity so as soon as the fight started we would run to the window to see. We were young, but our feet was quick to run to mischief. I would watch how she would just literally beat the man down, and I promised that I would never get that drunk where someone could just beat me up like that! We'd almost get upset when she'd powerhouse him and he'd stay down on the sidewalk. Never once did we think that one of them could pull out a gun and start shooting and we'd get the bullet just because we were in the window.
So many innocent bystanders have lost their lives just because they ran to evil. Then another point is you better be careful when you'd run quicker to do the wrong thing, than to do what is right. Those separated from God longs for craves evil, and when you do the inventory on their lives, you'll find no good deeds.
Read Isaiah 59:7; Psalms 52:3; Proverbs 1:15-16; Romans 3:15
A False Witness Who Speaks Lies
Boy oh Boy how many times have you saw something that you thought was worthy or telling, but in the end what you saw isn't what you thought it was. You know this is what destroys homes so often. You see a woman with a man and instantly for your own gain you run to speak the lie of what you witnessed. Never once did you go to either and ask if this is what you saw, you just take it upon yourself to feel like it was what you wanted it to be.
Baby, you better be careful when lie on your eyes. Think of all the innocent people who are in jail because someone falsified what they saw. I am not good with remembering what I see, so it would be hard for me to be a witness to a crime if I don't immediately write it down. This is the very reason when I see things, I write, then I pray because I want God to help me to determine what I just witnessed.
Then here is my last point....if you will give false witness, nine times out of ten you will lie. A liar has no reservations about claiming their false truths. Then on top of that, they will add to the story to make it more interesting and incriminating. You better be careful what you do to others because it has a way of coming back to haunt you. Remember God said all liars will have their day in the lake of fire, so I believe John with clarity made the distinction "all", because it included the white lie, little lie, half truth, untold truth, and a dressed up lie.
Read Proverbs 19:5; 1 John 4:1
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One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren.
You know it's bad enough to be a mess maker at your house, but God detest when you bring that mess into His house. We've become so accustomed to doing us until we forget to make the distinction when we come upon ground that does not belong to us. God is just as serious about His house now as He was when they were moving the Ark of the Covenant. God does not want you to take for granted that His house shall be called a house of prayer; and a house of prayer will not function as God has designed where there is no peace.
You better be careful when you are amongst the brethren sowing seeds of discord. There are just certain things that Christians should not do, and when there is a devil in the midst of the saints, God is not pleased.
Read Romans 16:17-18; Proverbs 17:19; Matthew 5:9.
Some of these I had to cut short from my notes but I gave you the foundation and the basis. Read the scriptures and as you look over the things God hates, remember them...therefore if the devil presents the opportunity to compel you to do these things, you will rebuke him. I am convinced that when we learn the things God hate, we will less likely fail prey to committing them. I pray that you have been blessed and please share this blog with others. Be Blessed.
My hubby Scroggins and I have been dealing with the seven (7) things God hate. You know I figured that if we get the things He hates down, we will be a step closer to being the person God is calling for us to be.
So last Tuesday, I discussed the first three things which are: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.
A Proud Look.........
Now, I don't know about you but I can honestly count out loud people who capitalize to the fullest in PRIDE! I will never forget when I worked at a beauty salon years ago. A pastor acquired the building next door to the salon which had been empty for years. Our customers had grown accustomed to parking in front of the vacant building and we'd never had anyone to ask us not to, so we never corrected them. Well, Pastors were a sore subject in the beauty shop because at this point there were some living in as much sin as most of their parishioners, having children outside their marriages, getting pulled over for drunkenness, and that's just to name a few things. But little ole me was still trying to get my co-workers to understand that God is still in control and there are really some good men and women of God in the world. When in walks Pastor Big who'd recently purchased the next door property.... I can't remember his exact words but they were so filtered in pride until I said, "And you are suppose to bring people to Christ. Really! I don't know what God you are serving but take your Pride and your body and exist now!"
I was so embarrassed for him. My heart hurt especially when one of the ladies commented..."see Danyelle, they all the same...full of (4 letter cuss word)." I just could barely hold my head up because in less than five minutes, he'd managed to destroy my entire testimony of good pastors. Now, I thank God for this day because he shall always be the reason I fight to remain humble. I never want to been seen in the eyes of God's people as someone so full of herself until I'd treat people in ways that God would not be pleased.
Read Proverbs 8:18 & James 4:6
A lying tongue....
How many people do you know that will just lie for no reason at all? You know some of the best of us had this problem and I for one managed to use it as a skill. It was not until I really began to read the Word of God and realize how God truly hates a liar. You know we say it all the time, "I can't stand a liar", but will turn right around and tell a lie in the same breath. Well, God wants us to be truthful.
I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and I get that people will only tell you as much of the situation that they want you to know (Learned that in my first counseling course). Nevertheless, I'd rather you not tell me any of the story than to tell me bits and pieces because before you could even put a dot at the end, someone else will have already rung my line with their account of what happen. Own your part or close your mouth. I found that the best thing to do to keep from lying was close my mouth. You know we all see babies and to be honest all babies are not cute. Some of their little features look weird but normally the ones who look their weirdest turn out to be the prettiest children and adults. Nevertheless, as soon as we get to the crib or cradle the first thing we say is, "Oh he/ she is so cute." Then we get in our cars and say, "OOoowee that was an ugly baby". Well if that's truly the way you felt, why didn't you say that. Instead you lied and all you had to say was, "OOoowee, thank God for a healthy baby". See, to that parent your opinion never mattered anyway. Some of them know that their babies are not too cute, but to them he or she is theirs!
Read James 3:6-10; Proverbs 12:22; & John 8:44
Hands that shed innocent blood....
I know you have quickly said, "I won't kill anyone, I don't even have a gun", but I want you to know this...
We murder people everyday when we assassinate their character and their name. When we hurt people with our words and destroy the very seed that God has planted in them to produce purpose. We must remember that God hates a murderer and when we take our brethren lives, we destroy a part of the puzzle that will complete the plan of God.
I for one can go back into my mind when my temper was crazy. It was like I made up in my mind, I had experienced my last fight and the next person I had to fight would get shot. This is often what people who think that they are people's target begin to feel after years of defending themselves because of someone's perception, jealousies, or bullying. I will never forget when I was put in counseling and the counselor told me that I had a doormat demon and I needed to find out how deep this demon went. Well I spoke with my parents and my dad told me some stories that left me completely mind-struck! It was at this point I decided to never carry a gun again. Now this doesn't mean that the mentality left. Still in the back of my mind I determined if you messed with me in what I considered the wrong way, I would kill you. Then my husband started to minister to me. It took some time to be free but I thank God I'm free. I still have the personally to say what I need to say, but I make sure that my voice parallels the Word of God.
Be mindful when we set out to murder someone just because they are not in agreement with us. No one will ever completely agree with you at all times. We do not live in a world where moral relativism holds true. Our cultures do not determine our values or morals but the Word of God does! We must base, develop, and govern our morality with the truths of God's Word and when we know to do what it right, do it.
Read Matthew 5:21-22; Revelation 21:8; James 4:2
Hope you have enjoyed the post. Come out to one of my "In The Living Room with Pastor Danyelle" sessions on Tuesdays at New Vessels Ministries Shreveport, La. Located at 4134 Greenwood Road at 6:30 P.M.