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Flattering Lips Reap Fatality

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The following are AKJV scriptures paraphrased-as-we-speak today addressing Christ’s statement, “They flatter me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” There is no doubt that words are hollow, meaningless, when the speaker’s actions do not match his or her words; therefore, it is to flatter God and Christ by saying all the “right” things, those things that have mankind declaring the speaker as a “good Christian,” which can have deadly consequences where like-actions are not present; which is to say, man’s behaviour reveals his heart. Take great care that you absolutely live what you speak. For it is each individual’s actions that God will judge, and judge in accordance with His Law:  not by what you say.

Holy Bible, Authorized King James Version: 

Godly men have ceased to exist. They all speak vainly with flattering lips and with a double heart. They have said in their hearts, “With our tongue will we prevail, for our speech is our own. Who is lord over us?”

Their sorrows shall be multiplied, their offerings Jesus will not offer His Father nor will He speak their names; for they speak proudly. They are workers of iniquity, uttering peace to their neighbours but mischief is in their hearts. They even speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

They do not present to God a broken spirit and remorseful heart. Their tongues devise mischiefs; like a sharp razor working deceitfully. They love evil more than good and lying rather than to speak righteousness: their words are devouring. They are men that did not make God their strength but trusted in the abundance of their riches and strengthened themselves in their wickedness.

Does the congregation speak righteousness and judge correctly? No. They teach wickedness and violence on earth. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths! Their lips are swords for the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them be taken in their pride and for the cursing and lying, which they speak. They will be slain, all of them. They delight in lies, bless with their mouth but curse inwardly. They will be stopped.

The wicked sharpen their tongue like a sword and shoot bitter words like arrows at the perfect yet have no fear. They encourage themselves in evil ways and plan traps, searching out iniquities. Both the inward thought of everyone of them and the heart is deep. But, God shall shoot them suddenly, causing their own tongues to slay themselves.

Despite knowing God is their rock and redeemer, they nevertheless flatter Him with their mouth and lie with their tongues; their hearts are not right with Him nor are they stedfast in His Law. I am for peace: but, when I speak, they are for war. They are gathered together for war with sharpened tongues like a serpent, adders’ poison under their lips.

Let them be cast into the fire, that they rise up not again. Let the wicked fall into their own traps. The lips of a strange church drop like honey and her mouth is smoother than oil; but, her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold of the grave. Her ways are unstable.

Remove yourself far from this church and don’t come near the door of her house for fear of having to say you were in the midst of the evil of her congregation and assembly. Keep yourself away from this congregation, which flatters you and the Lord with her words. She is loud and stubborn. With her smooth words she causes man to yield to her ways and doesn’t even know it will cost him his life.

Hear me, O you children and follow my words. Do not let your heart go into her ways nor walk upon her path; for she has cast down many wounded and many of the righteous have been slain by her. Her house is the way to the grave, to the chambers of death.

He who hides hatred with lying lips and speaks slander is a fool and his heart is of little worth. Those rebellious tongues shall be cut out; for the righteous know what is acceptable unto God. Lying lips are an abomination to Him and they will be destroyed; for in their lips is the rod of pride and their talk leads to spiritual poverty. The lips of the wise spread spiritual knowledge, while the heart of the foolish do not.

The spiritual instruction of the foolish is folly, their way seeming right to man, but the end of it is death; for ungodly men dig up evil and in their lips is a burning fire. They sow strife and whisper separation of friends. Their violence entices their neighbors and lead them in ways that are not good. Their moving lips bring evil to pass. Thus, a wicked doer gives heed to their false lips and a liar listens to a naughty tongue.

Their foolish words lead to conflict and call for fights. Their mouth is their destruction and the trap for their soul. Every man shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth and they shall be filled; for death and life are in the power of the tongue. Those who love it shall eat the fruit. Better is the poor that walks in righteousness than he who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.

The people will curse he who tells the wicked that they are righteous and nations will abhor him. He who meddles in someone else’s trouble only seeks to control. Those who deceive their neighbors are like one who flings firebrands, arrows and death while calling it a game. An argumentative man fuels trouble and a talebearer causes mortal wounds.

Likewise, he who hates beats around the bush with his words and builds deceit within himself. When he speaks fairly, do not believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart: his wickedness shall be revealed to the whole congregation; for he who digs a pit for others shall fall in it himself, and he who casts stones shall have stones return upon him. Liars hate those whom their lies afflict and a flattering mouth causes destruction.

People draw near me with their mouth and with their words do honor me; but, their hearts are far from me and their respect toward me is taught by man’s precepts. From their hearts they speak lies and mutter perverseness against the Lord and cause others to sin. Yes, truth has failed and those who depart from evil makes him self their prey. The Lord sees it and it displease him that there is no judgment.

I, the Lord, have stricken them, but they do not grieve. I have consumed them, but they refuse to receive correction; only making their faces harder than a rock. They refuse to return to my ways. They are foolish; for they do not know the Lord’s ways or God’s judgments. They shall be slain and torn into pieces because their transgressions are many and their backslidings are increasing.

Shall I not avenge these things? Man’s battles are with confused noise, garments rolled in blood; but, my wrath shall be with the burning and fuel of fire. Behold, I will make my words in their mouth fire and their people wood. It shall devour them!

You trust lies that do not profit you. You steal, murder and commit adultery and swear falsely and walk after false gods. Yet, you dare to come and stand before me in the house called by my name and say, “By grace we are allowed to do all these abominations? My house has become a den of robbers. I have seen it! You confuse yourselves; thus, my anger and fury shall be poured out upon man and beast, upon trees and fruit of the fields. It shall burn and not be put out. You have rejected the word and wisdom of the Lord and have provoked my anger with your graven images and strange self-importance.

You are not valiant for the truth, thus proceed from evil to evil: because you have forsaken my law and have not obeyed my voice. Rather, you have walked after the imagination of your own hearts and after Lucifer. Therefore I shall feed you with wormwood and give you bitter gall to drink. Indeed, you are close to me with your mouth but far from my reins. You have forgotten me and trusted in falsehoods.

Cursed be those who trust in man and whose heart departs from the Lord. But, blessed is the person who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is God. I, the Lord, search each heart and test the reins. The land is full of adulterers, their course evil. In the houses by my name, both prophet and priest are blasphemous. Their wickedness I have seen in my houses. You have perverted my words, the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts.

The people hear God’s words but will not do them. With their mouth they speak much love for Him, but their hearts go after covetousness. The Lord is even a lovely song to them, but they don’t do His words. The ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them! But, the sinners shall be judged by those words and will die.

Listen to me, you priests, pastors and preachers. You have departed from my ways and cause many to stumble at my Law. You have made light of my Statutes; therefore, I shall make you contemptible and base before all the people. You have wearied me with your lies; yet, you ask how so. Every time you say that anyone who does evil is good in the Lord’s sight and I delight in them. Or, when you say, Where is the God of judgment?

I am the Lord, I change not. You have moved away from my Commandments and have not obeyed them. You even rob me of tithes and offerings. Only they who fear the Lord and obey are written in His book. They shall be the Lord’s jewels and he will spare them.

You cannot serve two masters; yet, this you do by drawing near the Lord with your mouth and honoring Him with your lips with a heart far from Him. In vain you worship God, teaching for His doctrines the commandments of men. You lay aside His Statues to keep the traditions of mankind. You justify yourselves before men, but God knows your heart: from which proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these are evil and defile you.

What? You gentiles think you are better than my people the Jews? In no way are you; for you all have left my ways to become spiritually unprofitable. Your mouths are full of cursing and bitterness, swift to shed blood. Destruction and misery are your ways; for the way of peace you do not know: and, you have no respect for Yeshua, who is before your very eyes.

His Son spoke and did all God’s words of old; yet, for all He did and said, few hear and obey. He says to you, “Continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God and give thanks to His name. Do good and don’t forget to speak His truths; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Those who do not repent of the things they do against God, who fail to cease their worship of devils and wealth, or repent of their murders by tongue or weapon and their false teachings, fornications and thefts, will be destroyed.

They who obey God’s Statutes of Life, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, shall be redeemed; for their names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Blessed are they that do God’s commandments: they shall enter the gates of New Jerusalem and have right to the tree of life-everlasting.


Scripture References:

Psalm 12:1-4; 16:4; 17:10; 22:708; 28:3; 31:18; 34:13-14; 51:15-17; 52:2-4,7; 58:1-2,6; 59:7,12; 62:3-4; 63:11; 64:2-8: 78:35-37; c.120; 140:1-3,9-11; 141:3-4,10;

Proverbs 4:24; 5:1-8,14; 7:1-5,11-12,21-27; 10:13,18,20-21,31-32; 12:5-6,13,17-19,22; 13:3; 14:3,7,23; 15:7; 16:10,13,21-25,27-30; 17:4,7,28; 18:6-7,10-21; 19:1; 20:15,19-20; 22:11,17-18; 23:16-18; 24:24-26,28-29; 26:17-28; 27:2,5-6;

Ecclesiastes 10:11-14; Isaiah 9:5; 29:13-16; 57:19-21; 59:3-4,13-15; Jeremiah 5:2-9,14; 7:8-11,18-23; 8:8-9,19; 9:3,5-6,8-9,12-15; 12:2,11; 13:23-27; 16:11-12; 17:5,7,9-11; 23:10-11,36; 32:38-40;

Lamentations 3:60-66; Ezekiel 33:30-32; Hosea 14:2,9; Malachi c.2; 3:6,7-8,13-17;

Matthew 15:7-9; Mark 7:6-8,14-16,18-23; Luke 16:9-15; Romans 3:9-18; I Corinthians 14:22; Hebrews 13:15-16; I Peter 3:10-12,15-17; Revelation 9:20-21; 12:17; 13:9-10: 14:12; 21:8,10,27; 22:14

Statutes of Life: Exodus 20:3-17; Deuteronomy 5:7-14,16-21

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