Discernment For The Church!

DISCERNMENT

FOR THE

CHURCH

Isaiah|33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
Isaiah|33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

INDEX

Chapter 1—-page 3-16–Discernment Introduction
Chapter 2—-page 16—-The Wise Man and A Fool
Chapter 3—-page 25——Understanding The Fear
Of The Lord
Chapter 4—-page 34—-Scribes, Pharisees,
Hypocrites, and Lawyers
Chapter 5—-page 50—–What Is A Simple Person
Chapter 6—-page 59—–Who Is A Wicked Person
Chapter 7—-page 75—–God’s Will In Being Rich
Chapter 8—-page 84—–A Just Man
Chapter 9—-page 89—–Pride And Being Proud
Chapter 10—page 92—–Discerning By:
What A person Says,
And How They Say It
Chapter 11—page 99—-Our Spiritual Heart
Chapter 12– page 115—-Contention, Strife
Chapter 13- page 117—-Be Angry and sin not Chapter
14—page 119—-Raising Children—
God’s Way!
Chapter 15—page 129— New Testament
Manifestations

CHAPTER 1
DISCERNMENT

Before entering into discussion of this subject, we must first understand that God has given the true believer of His Word an advantage over people who don’t believe his word. The advantage is the “gifts of the Spirit.” These gifts operate in a person’s life to do a variety of different things. They range from healing to divers kind of tongues.
There are nine gifts all together, but they work together that every man or woman might profit from them. These gifts are not only given for our personal use, but for the church’s use, or, the body of Christ.
Let us look at what the scriptures say about the gifts and what they are.
1 Corinthians|12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. (This is very important. You must have the Holy Ghost are you cannot call Jesus Lord! As you study the book of Acts you will see that when you receive the Holy Ghost, you will speak in tongues!)
1 Corinthians|12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians|12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
1 Corinthians|12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1 Corinthians|12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Corinthians|12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit:
(1) the word of wisdom; to another
(2) the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1 Corinthians|12:9 To another
(3) faith by the same Spirit; to another
(4) the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1 Corinthians|12:10 To another
(5) the working of miracles; to another
(6)prophecy; to another
(7) discerning of spirits; to another
(8) divers kinds of tongues; to another
(9) the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians|12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1 Corinthians|12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1 Corinthians|12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
So we see that the gifts of the Spirit are given to every true believer to profit with. In this study we will be allowing the Spirit of Christ and the Holy Ghost to manifest all the gifts in us who have a pure heart.
As we read in verses 4, 5, and 6 there are different gifts, differences of administrations, and differences of operation.
In our case we will; we will be using the word of wisdom, Through the word of God, to uncover the different spirits. The word of knowledge to uncover what these spirits cause us to do, we will use the gift of faith to believe what we hear by the Spirit.
Through the word of God, being mixed with faith we will be healed. Through the word of God mixed with faith we will not only be healed, but God will perform a miracle in our soul, or, we will be quickened, or given life. Through the word of wisdom, and the word of knowledge mixed with faith, this will perform a miracle of healing in us, out of that will come a sure word of prophecy pertaining to our deliverance, which has opened up our eyes to be able to see the evil spirits in others who do not know that they have demons. Through the word of wisdom, and the word of knowledge given to us by the Spirit, we will be able to discern spirits through the living word we have become.
Let us look at another scripture pertaining to the importance of the word of God.
2 Timothy|3:16 “All scripture” is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine,
for reproof,
for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

2 Timothy|3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

John|17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John|17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
John|17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified (How?) through the truth.
John|17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
John|17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John|17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
John|17:23 “I in them”, and “thou in me,” that they (Me and you!) may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

So we see the importance of the word, but we have been told “it’s only New Testament” the old Testament has been done away with. Yes we have been told that but it’s a lie from Satan. In scripture the Old Testament is called the “Law and prophets. Let’s look at New Testament scriptures to prove that the Old Testament and its laws are still in effect.

1 John|3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (So, what is sin? Breaking the Old Testament law. The Law of Moses!)

1 Timothy|1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1 Timothy|1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1 Timothy|1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1 Timothy|1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. (Or, the law was not made for the person that’s going to keep the law, but for the person that’s going to break the law! But we are all born sinners so we are all under the law and will break the law, and if we break one law, we have broke them all!)

Galatians|3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Galatians|3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Galatians|3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Galatians|3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Galatians|3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? (Old Testament?) It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Galatians|3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Galatians|3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Galatians|3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians|3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Galatians|3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians|3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Acts|24:10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
Acts|24:11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
Acts|24:12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
Acts|24:13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
Acts|24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Acts|24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
Acts|24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

Matthew|19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Matthew|19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Old Testament Law!)
Matthew|19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Matthew|19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew|19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Matthew|19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Matthew|19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

John|5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
John|5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
John|5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
John|5:39 Search the scriptures; (Old Testament) for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John|5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
John|5:41 I receive not honour from men.
John|5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
John|5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John|5:44 How can ye believe, (Have faith.) which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John|5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
John|5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
John|5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
So we see that the New Testament plainly tells us that the “Law” is still in effect even now, and it always will be. The only difference is that when we read the Old Testament, we read the laws of Moses now with “the Spirit”, the Spirit reveals the hidden things of God to us in the Law and prophets.
Let us see what it tells us about that in:
2 Corinthians|3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
2 Corinthians|3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
2 Corinthians|3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.
2 Corinthians|3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
2 Corinthians|3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
2 Corinthians|3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
2 Corinthians|3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, (Old Testament Law) was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
2 Corinthians|3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
2 Corinthians|3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation (Old Testament Law) be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
2 Corinthians|3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
2 Corinthians|3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
2 Corinthians|3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
2 Corinthians|3:13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2 Corinthians|3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament;

which veil is done away in Christ.

(Note again: which veil is taken away “in Christ”! God has to lift the veil and if he doesn’t, you won’t see the truth.)
2 Corinthians|3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. (Note again, the veil is upon their heart dealing with the conscience.)
2 Corinthians|3:16 Nevertheless when it (Our heart!) shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
2 Corinthians|3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians|3:18 But we all, (Them and us today!) with open face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

This scripture tells us about how the veil is taken off of our eyes but it does not tell us how we got that way, how we were born with sin and how that sin is the cause of our not being able to see the scriptures by the Spirit. What causes us to not see by the Spirit is that Satan has spoken to out mind and we agreed with Him, by our agreement with that through, we allowed a demon to come into our being. Some demons were there when we were born, others came in later.

It tells us in Hosea 4:6 that God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. It is still true today. Jesus said in John 3:18
John|3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned “already”, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Telling us that we don’t have to do anything to be condemned before God, we are condemned because of not knowing what to do to please God. Our very nature condemns us because we are not like Jesus! Jesus is our example to follow. If we live our lives contrary to the life of Jesus, this is the condemnation against us before God. God sent Jesus into the world to be an example to us of the “perfect will of God manifested in the flesh.”
John|3:19 And this is the condemnation, that “light” is come into the world, (Jesus’ life) and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
When Jesus said to the rich young ruler come and follow me, he was saying to him, do as I do, be what I am, believe what I believe.
It tells us in Romans 5:10
Romans|5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved “by” his life. So it tells us here that we will be saved by doing what Jesus did. Again in 2 Corinthians 4:10&11
2 Corinthians|4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians|4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
To understand and see a scribe, Pharisee, or hypocrite, or a fool, etc. and not be one, the first thing we must do is “see” the opposite of what we’re not to be. God has placed before us life and death, blessings and curses, good and evil. We must see both sides, because we are either one or the other, your either right, or wrong, there’s no in-between.
Let us look at the Word of God to see what it tells us about Jesus being an example.
John|13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
John|13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
John|13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
John|13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
John|13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

1 Peter|2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
1 Peter|2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Peter|2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1 Peter|2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter|2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter|2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

We now have the commandment from the Father, be like Jesus! This, put another way, would be; Matthew 6:33
Matthew|6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Notice the word “first” here. Seek ye “first”, this is the first commandment in our Christian walk. Know what God has created and its purpose in God’s plan and know what God has said and what is expected of you. We can’t be just half-way good, We can’t be half-way like Jesus and half-way like the Devil. It’s either all like Jesus or not at all. It’s like lying, you just can’t lie a little bit, it’s either the truth, or it is a lie! So once we see Jesus as he really is, and can see the Father through him, we now have a picture of what we’re to become, and also through this picture we have an insight into what we’re not to be, which is a warning that there is something wrong.
For example, if a person would say their a Christian but takes advantage of a person, or cheats them, we have the taking advantage and cheating as a warning signal that this person is not a Christian and is not to be trusted as a brother or sister in the Lord. From there we’re to ask ourselves the question, why did they do that? If their new in the Lord, their to be excused because their still on the milk of the word, but if their supposed to be a leader or an elder, the word of God tells us their to be accused, and rebuked!
Romans|2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Romans|2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Romans|2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans|2:14 For when the Gentiles, (you and me!) which have not the law, “do” by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Romans|2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while “accusing” or else “excusing” one another;)
Romans|2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. (That day is to-day!) This scripture tells us about three groups of people.
The first group have not the law.
The second group have the law and are being judged by the law. The third group of people, have not the law but “do” the things contained in the law.
This third group of people are them that have accepted Jesus as their Saviour and have received the Holy Ghost and are lead by the Spirit and the law of God is wrote upon their heart.
Now armed with this information, we as priests of God have been given the job of overseeing the flock of God. When ever we see a brother or sister in the Lord and they fall into one of these places, accused, or excused, if they are excused we’re to go to them and explain to them their fault and pray for them that God would open their eyes and ears to the truth, and if their to be accused, God will quicken you to maybe go to the person, or sometimes not go to the person, but in either case we’re to pray God’s perfect will be done which is to either make the person repent and do the right thing, or ask God to make it so hard on him that he will repent or else.
I know a lot of you have never heard this before but God has placed himself in a place where we have to ask him to do things. If we want a blessing, we have to ask, if we want to see change, we have to ask that too, but it has to be done according to God’s orders. Paul touches on this in a couple of places.
2 Corinthians|13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
2 Corinthians|13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2 Corinthians|13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
2 Corinthians|13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, “according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction”.

1 Corinthians|5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians|5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
1 Corinthians|5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
1 Corinthians|5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Corinthians|5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Timothy|1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
1 Timothy|1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1 Timothy|1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

CHAPTER 2
THE WISE MAN AND A FOOL!

So we have discovered that the Word of God is a sharp two-edged sword, one side to bless, the other side to bring judgment, and as we proceed on we will uncover more revelations that will enable us to use this power wisely. Let us look at the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs|1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; doesn’t say much to read it with the nature understanding does it? But when we read it by the Spirit it reads: The proverbs (saying to make one wise and superior) of Soloman (Soloman-Spirit of peace and peaceful) the Son of David (Son-seed, David-Loving), the king ( king- he is ruling in the spiritual Israel) of Israel (Israel- he shall rule as God!)
The proverbs are spiritual directions to “the Son”, for you and I as we study the proverbs. These directions are given by the Holy Ghost that will produce in us, “the Spirit of Love and peace” plus give us understanding in the things we, see, hear, feel, and touch.
That was the first verse in the first chapter of Proverbs. The next four verses tell us what the proverbs are for.
Proverbs|1:2 “To know” wisdom and instruction; “to perceive” the words of understanding;
Proverbs|1:3 “To receive” the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Proverbs|1:4 “To give subtlety to the simple”, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Verse 1:2 The proverbs are given to us to know wisdom and instruction. They are also given that we might “ perceive” the words of understanding.
Verse 1:3 The proverbs are given that we might “receive” the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity.
Verse 1:4 the proverbs are given that we might have substance, knowledge, and discretion.
The things listed in verses two thru four are spiritual words different from natural words. The word “know” is to know as God knows. The word “perceive” is the spirit speaking to you according to God’s perfect will. The word “receive” pertains to receiving God’s wisdom, God’s justice, God’s judgment, and treating everyone as God would treat you.
If you really want to do right and be righteous, God will open all the doors for you that you might understand his will, but on the other hand if the intent of your heart isn’t right, God will not allow you to see the truth, and by not knowing the truth and not being able to manifest it, you will manifest the opposite of the truth, that true believers might see.
Verse five tells us, a wise man will hear, and will increase learning. If you want to be wise like God, you have to be willing to change what you believe and what you are, because what you believe hasn’t been proven as truth, therefore it is not faith, but once you have had God teach you what’s right from what’s wrong, then that is faith.
It tells us in Hebrews 11:6
Hebrews|11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
And in Romans 10:17
Romans|10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Or, it can be said this way, being able to hear by the Spirit comes as you study with a pure heart, and believe the word of God, Once you have “Spiritual ears” to hear by the Spirit, then as you study the word of God, God will teach you that you might have faith in what he said in his word. Again, “hearing” is a spiritual word that pertains to your spiritual senses.
Verse 6 If you will note, as you looked at the beginning of each verse you will see that part of the proverbs are given that you might, know, perceive, receive, to give understanding.
Proverbs|1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The first ten chapters of Proverbs are for the purpose of instructions on how to “learn”, or, how to hear by the Spirit. In proverbs 8:12 it tells us something about how God wrote the Proverbs.
Proverbs|8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, “and find out knowledge of witty inventions”.
Wisdom only lives with them that apply wisdom to their lives. This is prudence. It also tells us that we find out knowledge by “witty invention”. What is witty invention? Witty invention is like a puzzle, or a riddle. Example. What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper. Another example milk in the word of God is not milk like we know it but milk is what a new Christians needs to grow in the Spirit, so in writing the Bible God has given us important understandings that has to take place before anything else can happen. And this is the importance of Proverbs 1:7.
Proverbs|1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
What does it tell us here? It tells us that we must has a fear of what God will do to us if we do not find out what sin is and stop doing it. The whole Old Testament is for the purpose of showing us what God did to His people because they would not heed his warning about sin. What is sin? To understand that question we must see what sin is not. God the Father, and Jesus Christ are without sin, so anything that is not like God and Jesus Christ is Sin.
The second part of verse six tells us, but a “fool” despises wisdom and instruction. Here is our first lesson in discernment. How do we recognize a wise man or a fool? A wise man will hear what God has to say and will increase in knowledge, but a fool despises God’s wisdom and instruction. Lets look at some other scriptures that pertain to a fool and a wise man.
Proverbs|10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. (A wise man will receive commandments, a fool won’t!)
Proverbs|10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. (If you lie, or slander someone, you are considered a fool.)
Proverbs|10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. (Playing tricks on people is a sign of a fool.)
Proverbs|11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. (If you sow discord, it will come back to you.)
Proverbs|12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (If you don’t know God’s word, your leaning to your own understanding.)
Proverbs|12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. (A fool shames people to make himself look good, but a wise man will not shame you).
Proverbs|13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. (A fool does not think before he talks.)
Proverbs|14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. (A fool does not see the wrong in his doing.)
Proverbs|15:5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. (A fool despises being told what to do.)
Proverbs|17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. (A fool does not care what the bible says.)
Proverbs|17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (A fool is unaware of the demons in him.)
Proverbs|17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. (The wrath of a fool is worse then a momma bear if you try to take her cub.)
Proverbs|17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? (The heart of a fool desires to see only good times.)
Proverbs|17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. (A fool does not think it will happen to him.)
Proverbs|17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and
bitterness to her that bare him.
Proverbs|18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverbs|19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. (A fool has perverse lips.)
Proverbs|19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. (Delight is a trace of a wise man.)
Proverbs|20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. ( A fool will meddle in other peoples business.)
Proverbs|23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. (Reprove a fool and he will hate you.)
Proverbs|26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. ( Honour is a trace of a wise man.)
Proverbs|26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. (Bad things happen because we done things against God’s laws.)
Proverbs|26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. (The reward of a fool.)
Proverbs|26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. (Do not answer a fool with a foolish answer, or you will be a fool yourself.)
Proverbs|26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Proverbs|26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Proverbs|26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs|26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he
that giveth honour to a fool.
Proverbs|26:9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs|26:10 The great God that formed all things both
rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Proverbs|26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool
returneth to his folly.
Proverbs|26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs|26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
Proverbs|26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Proverbs|27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Proverbs|28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Proverbs|29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man
keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverbs|10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs|10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs|14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Proverbs|14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs|14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Proverbs|15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Proverbs|15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Proverbs|15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Proverbs|21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Proverbs|29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

We have looked at what the Proverbs say about a fool now let us look at what it says about a wise man.
Proverbs|3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs|3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Proverbs|6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Proverbs|8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Proverbs|9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs|9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs|9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Proverbs|10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs|10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
Proverbs|10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs|10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs|10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Proverbs|12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs|12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a
sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs|13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs|13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to
depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs|13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs|14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Proverbs|14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
Proverbs|14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Proverbs|14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the
foolishness of fools is folly.
Proverbs|14:35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
Proverbs|15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs|15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs|15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Proverbs|15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Proverbs|15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Proverbs|15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
Proverbs|16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Proverbs|16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Proverbs|16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs|16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Proverbs|17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Proverbs|17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs|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.
Proverbs|18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Proverbs|19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Proverbs|20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs|21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Proverbs|21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the
dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Proverbs|21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright
Proverbs|24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Proverbs|24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Proverbs|24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by
understanding it is established:
Proverbs|24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs|24:5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Proverbs|24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs|24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs|24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Proverbs|24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Proverbs|24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Proverbs|24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is
not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Proverbs|24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs|24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Proverbs|24:26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
Proverbs|24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for
thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Proverbs|24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Proverbs|24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs|28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Proverbs|29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

CHAPTER 3
UNDERSTANDING THE FEAR OF THE LORD
AS we have seen there is a fool and there is a wise man. We have also read that there is a way that seemeth right to a man but the end thereof is death. You ask, what am I trying to say? I’m saying that the minute we’re born into this world we are sinners “already”, condemned by God because of the sin of Adam. God told Adam in the beginning do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. God knew that Adam and Eve would eat of the tree when he put them in the garden. God did this condemning all mankind to death, so that everyone would have to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. God did this that we might be given the chance to become sons of God. When we ask Jesus into our heart and ask him to forgive us of our sins, he comes in and we are forgiven. From that point on we are to find out why we are sinners and because we have asked Jesus to come in, it is now possible to be come like him. Jesus must be glorified in us. His life must be lived through us. Jesus said in John 3:14-21
John|3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
John|3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John|3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John|3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John|3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John|3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John|3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John|3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Jesus said that we are condemned already. We don’t have to do anything to be cursed of God because we are born sinners, and the soul that sinneth shall surely die and be cursed.
We have so many people today who ask the question, why me? What did I do to be hurt so bad? or be born deformed, or to see my family addicted to drugs, alcohol, tobacco. It’s a spiritual thing going on in our heritage or because of the God of this world forcing you to rebel against God and his laws. God says, come let us reason together. Most of us don’t know the first thing about God and his ways. God also says, my ways are not your ways.
We all feel that we’re right and we’re afraid to look into God’s will because we will have to change, and men don’t like change. It up sets us, and causes fear. If we only knew the fear of the Lord we would not be afraid of anything but not pleasing him. There is a scripture, For God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. If we sow to the flesh we shall reap corruption, but if we sow to the spiritual, we shall of the spirit reap life everlasting. (Ephesians 6:8-9) By being born into this world without a knowledge of the rules of the game, we through our own understanding cling to the ways of the world. We look to our enter being for guidance not knowing that the answers are coming from satan speaking to our mind. As we progress deeper and deeper into darkness we become more and more distanced from the real life God wants for us. Every time he speaks, we in the spirit run from God’s voice as Adam did in the garden of Eden, because we know in our spirit we are hiding from him, and we know also the sins that keep us from him. If we only knew the truth, that’s why God has placed the curse and death as the wages of sin. Sin “is” the transgression of the law. With every sin there is a price to be paid. If you do this, this will happen. There’s no hiding from the judgment of God, just a fearful looking for the wrath of God to come because we know we have done wrong and we know also we are going to get it, that’s Gods promise. I set before you this day life and death, blessings and curses, you choose.
Deuteronomy|30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
Deuteronomy|30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Deuteronomy|30:17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
Deuteronomy|30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Deuteronomy|30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Deuteronomy|30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Proverbs|26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
God is just and fair, if your wrong, he will judge you that way, but if your right he will also judge you right. The thing he judges with is his law. You break the law, you receive the punishment that goes along with that law. But on the other hand if you know the law and keep it, you also are rewarded for obeying it. God has created us human which means that there are things that we are subject to because of our nature as humans. A human without thinking is driven to fine food, shelter, he by nature breaths, sees, hears, feels, touches, all these are automatic to us. We don’t have to think about breathing, we just do it. The same goes for all of our other senses, we just do it.
There is also other things in our being that does things and behind these things are fear. Everything we do is out of fear, fear of death. By this same fear is how God has chosen to cause us to overecome sin. Everything God has created has the power to create fear in something or someone else. God has told us himself, make me your fear, make me your dread.
Isaiah|8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
As we study the Old Testament, we see God sentencing people to death for not obeying his commandments. The reason why God has done this is to make us fear. He wants us to fear him so much that we won’t sin. He also wants us to see why he does things, and he wants us to understand why he has done things. We cannot know God as creator, provider, protector, teacher, saviour, etc. unless we totally fear him. We have to know God better then we know ourselves. If we really don’t know God and who and what he is, we cannot have respect for him. Human-kind will not respect anything unless they fear it.
To better understand this we will look at the book of Proverbs to see what God has to tell us about the fear of the Lord and what it will do.
Proverbs|1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs|1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and
forsake not the law of thy mother:
Proverbs|1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Proverbs|1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Proverbs|1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Proverbs|1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Proverbs|1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Proverbs|1:14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
Proverbs|1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
Proverbs|1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
Proverbs|1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
Proverbs|1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
Proverbs|1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Proverbs|1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
Proverbs|1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
Proverbs|1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs|1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Proverbs|1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have
stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
Proverbs|1:25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
Proverbs|1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
Proverbs|1:27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Proverbs|1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Proverbs|1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Proverbs|1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Proverbs|1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Proverbs|1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Proverbs|1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs|2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs|2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Proverbs|2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Proverbs|2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Proverbs|2:5 “Then” shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs|3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Proverbs|3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs|3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Proverbs|3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs|3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs|3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs|3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Note: All these verses say “let”, in other words you choose to either do it or not, it’s up to you.
Proverbs|8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs|9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs|10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs|10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs|14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Proverbs|14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to
depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs|15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than
great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs|15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs|16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs|19:23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs|20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion:
whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Proverbs|22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

Proverbs|23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Proverbs|29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

We have been given here one of the keys to the kingdom of heaven which is “ the fear of the Lord”. One of the most important things we can do is study the old testament and the accounts of where God used the Israelites as examples that we might see God in action judging his people, leading and guiding them through every day living, teaching them to obey his voice and hearkening to his directions. Paul shows us in 1 Corinthians 10 how God used the Israelite people to be examples, or, enamples to us, that we might have a picture of what an idolater is, or a fornicator, or how the people temped God and were destroyed. It also shows us a picture of baptism, spiritual and natural, and also how they ate spiritual meat and drink.
1 Corinthians|10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1 Corinthians|10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1 Corinthians|10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1 Corinthians|10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1 Corinthians|10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1 Corinthians|10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians|10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1 Corinthians|10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
1 Corinthians|10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
1 Corinthians|10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
1 Corinthians|10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, (Warning) upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians|10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

CHAPTER 4
SCRIBES, PHARISEES, HYPOCRITES, LAWYERS

God has limited the unbeliever in that he cannot see himself for what he is, but the true believer is able to “see” as God sees, all things are naked and exposed to him that has taken on the true nature of Christ.
The Bible is a book of warnings. The Bible is a history book of our true ancestors going back to our father, God, who created us in his own image. The Bible is also a history book of the future, showing us where mankind is going. The only thing that would stop any one from obtaining what God has for him is his own unbelief. His own unwillingness to change from what he is into something God demands. This is where we must take a look at one of the most dangerous manifestations in God’s creation, Scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites. We must ask the question, why was Jesus so hard on these “holy” people of that day? The answer lies in the words of Jesus.
Matthew|23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Again in another place judgment and faith is called something else.
Luke|11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
This is what was missing in the Pharisees religion, judgment, mercy and faith, and the love of God. This isn’t all that it says about scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites but this is what it all boils down too. They were seeking the honor of one another and not seeking the honor that comes from God only. Do you remember the scripture on fear? The fear of man bringeth a snare? This is part of what had happened with the religious leaders of that day. It’s not only the religious leaders of that day but of the religious leaders of “this day” and always will be.
There are a lot of things to look at pertaining to the manifestation of a religious spirit. The first thing we must see is what Jesus would do in every thing. Next using Jesus as the pattern, anything that goes against the pattern is the manifestation of a spirit of something other then the Spirit of God.
In Matthew 23 Jesus gives us a picture of what a religious leader will do that isn’t to be done. To get the full picture we must cover two or three chapters to see that the Pharisees provoked Jesus and his reply comes from what they said.

Matthew|21:23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Matthew|21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Matthew|21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
Matthew|21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
Matthew|21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
Matthew|21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
Matthew|21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
Matthew|21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Matthew|21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Matthew|21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Matthew|21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain
householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
Matthew|21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
Matthew|21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Matthew|21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first:and they did unto them likewise.
Matthew|21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
Matthew|21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
Matthew|22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Matthew|22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Matthew|22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Matthew|22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Matthew|22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Matthew|22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Matthew|22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matthew|22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Matthew|22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Matthew|22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Matthew|22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matthew|22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matthew|22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew|22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Matthew|22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
Matthew|22:16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Matthew|22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Matthew|22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
Matthew|22:19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
Matthew|22:20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
Matthew|22:21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
Matthew|22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
Matthew|22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
Matthew|22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Matthew|22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
Matthew|22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
Matthew|22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
Matthew|22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
Matthew|22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Matthew|22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Matthew|22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
Matthew|22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Matthew|22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
Matthew|22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Matthew|22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Matthew|22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Matthew|22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew|22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew|22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew|22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew|22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Matthew|22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
Matthew|22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Matthew|22:44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Matthew|22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Matthew|22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Matthew|23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his
disciples,
Matthew|23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
Matthew|23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Matthew|23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Matthew|23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Matthew|23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Matthew|23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Matthew|23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Matthew|23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Matthew|23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Matthew|23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew|23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
(Now starts the “Wo’s”)
Matthew|23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
( The first “Wo” against the Pharisees, scribes, and hypocrites, is that because of what they believed, which is wrong, and rooted in pride and arrogant, and the evil way, Proverbs 8:13, their mind is blinded, and when God has tried to speak to their heart, instead of humbling themselves and repenting, they hardened their heart and because of that God sent them strong delusion that they should believe a lie, that they might be damned because they believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) and because of the delusion they think their right and their teaching their converts their ways stopping them from entering into the kingdom.)

Matthew|23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
(The second “Wo” against the scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites, were that they were greedy of gain Proverbs chapter one, and 1 Timothy 6:3-12. Today we have more of a problem with this then they did back then because today we have lost the belief that preachers are not to take money to preach but their to work as the Apostles did. Paul the apostle was a tent maker supporting himself through his working and preaching the gospel without charge. Also the scriptures tell us that we’re to worship and have church in our homes as the apostles and saints did in the Bible.)
Matthew|23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
(The third “Wo” against the scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites, was they do everything they can to make converts and once they have converted them to their religion, they make them two fold the child of the hell. This is also worse today because there are so many religions that go by the name of “ Christian”, when in truth they are false religions by their form and works.)
Matthew|23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Matthew|23:17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
Matthew|23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Matthew|23:19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Matthew|23:20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
Matthew|23:21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
Matthew|23:22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Matthew|23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Matthew|23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and
swallow a camel.
(Again we see the intent of the of the scribe and Pharisees and how they left off the true worship of God in that they had forgotten that God had promised to take care of the widows and ophans and poor if they believed in him, but the Pharisees and scribes were causing the people to turn away from God through their being hypocrites.)
The next “Wo” is in answer to verses 23 & 24)
Matthew|23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Matthew|23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
(This “Wo” is to all of us. Seek ye “first” the kingdom of God and his righteousness, in other words get alone with God and let him teach you what you are, and what your to become and also let him show you that he is the creator of all things and that he is the God of all things, even Satan, and let him show you how his plan works, not only to the good but to the bad. Most of all let him show you his love and what love will and will not do.)
Matthew|23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness
Matthew|23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Matthew|23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
Matthew|23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Matthew|23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Matthew|23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Matthew|23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Matthew|23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Matthew|23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Matthew|23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Matthew|23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the
prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Matthew|23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Matthew|23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The scribes and Pharisees were ordained and predestined to be what they were and what they did to Jesus. Paul writes that Israel was blinded in part to be examples to us who have the New Testament of his blood. Paul explains it this way.
Romans|11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Romans|11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Romans|11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them:
Romans|11:10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
(Here’s the reason that God blinded them.)
Romans|11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
(What was the fall of them? The riches of the world!)
Romans|11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,
(What was the diminishing of them? The riches of the Gentiles!)
and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
Romans|11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Romans|11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
Romans|11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? ( Here is understanding, If the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, the receiving of them is the life from the dead.)
Romans|11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also
holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Romans|11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Romans|11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Romans|11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.(Why were they cast off? Their unbelief, a warning to us!)
Romans|11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Romans|11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Romans|11:22 Behold therefore “the goodness” and “severity of God”: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
So we see something here that has been a mystery from the foundation of the world, and that is that the scribes and Pharisees had been blinded by God so that they might be an example to us of what God did not want us to be and also that we who have wisdom might be warned of things in the Spirit that would harm us. Somebody had to be an example, there had to be a good example and a bad example. The book had to be written that there might be a witness. All the way through time starting with the creation, God has been leaving us a witness to himself and his Son, and the book was not finished until King James put together the Bible as we know it. Every believer has his or her place in God’s plan. The revelations of the complete “plan of God” wasn’t revealed to his church until this generation. The time for his church to stand and defeat the forces of evil.
Jesus gave us many examples of how the Pharisees had a form of godliness but they had denied the power thereof.
Luke|18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luke|18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luke|18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke|18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
possess.
Luke|18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke|18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Jesus used the Pharisees here because there was something in the Pharisees that was wrong, and that thing was a self righteous spirit. They also hated others, but yet they were religious leaders. They were not an example to follow because of that fault. Another example of the Pharisees nature ( spirit) is in Luke 7:36-50.
Luke|7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.
Luke|7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
Luke|7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Luke|7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
Luke|7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
Luke|7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
Luke|7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luke|7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Luke|7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luke|7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luke|7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Luke|7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke|7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
Luke|7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
Luke|7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
The self-righteousness of the Pharisee condemned him. His high-mindedness could not be hid. Jesus could see it in his eyes, in his face, in his voice, and also in his look.
Drawing from the book of Proverbs again,
Proverbs|6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs|6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs|6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs|6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
These things were in the Pharisee and Jesus could see it in him and he got his insight from the book of Proverbs. The Pharisees because of their self-righteous spirit, loved to sow discord. This spirit is in everyone that is self righteous, the spirit of discord.
Acts|13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

Acts|13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
Acts|13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
Acts|14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
Acts|17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
Acts|21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
Acts|21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
Acts|21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,
Acts|21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
Even Paul before his conversion was a Pharisee and what he done before he was converted shows us a person who didn’t know God, but his life after his conversion was totally different.
Falling into the scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites family also are the lawyers. Let us look at what it tells us about lawyers.
Luke|7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Luke|7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

Luke|11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Luke|11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Luke|11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the
prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Luke|11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Luke|11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Luke|11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Luke|11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Luke|11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Luke|11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Luke|11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Matthew|22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Matthew|22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Matthew|22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Luke|10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

So we see by the word of God that us as Christians cannot be lawyers! A lawyer knows only the laws of the country he or she lives in, and sometimes these laws go against the laws of God. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Another scripture pertaining to Pharisees is:
Luke|16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luke|16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify
yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Luke|12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

(A strong warning to us about religious person weather it be someone else or ourselves. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. What is a hypocrite? A person that tells to do something, or not do something and does the same themselves. The scribes, Pharisees, lawyers were telling people to do things they themselves would not do. We need to look at ourselves and be sure that we do not fall into the same thing.)

CHAPTER 5 SIMPLE PEOPLE

When we think of a simple person, we think of a person that is slow and cannot comprehend, but the word of God tells us that a simple person according to scripture is a person that don’t know anything about God or his word. This type of person will usually listen and try to understand. This type of person stands for what they believe but really don’t know weather he’s right or wrong.
Proverbs|1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
How long ye simple ones will:
Ye love simplicity? (Or, it’s in us to “love” being simple.)
And the scorners “delight” in scorning.
And fools “hate” knowledge.
Proverbs|1:32 For the turning away of the “simple” shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Proverbs|2:1 My son, “if” thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs|2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Proverbs|2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Proverbs|2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Proverbs|2:5 “Then” shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs|2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs|2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs|2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Proverbs|2:9 “Then” shalt thou understand righteousness, andjudgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Proverbs|2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Proverbs|2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Proverbs|2:12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Proverbs|2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Proverbs|2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the
frowardness of the wicked;
Proverbs|2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
Proverbs|2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Proverbs|2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and
forgetteth the covenant of her God.
Proverbs|2:18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Proverbs|2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs|2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
Proverbs|2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Proverbs|2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs|7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Proverbs|7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Proverbs|7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Proverbs|7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call
understanding thy kinswoman:
Proverbs|7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
Proverbs|7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
Proverbs|7:7 And beheld among the “simple ones”, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Proverbs|7:8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
Proverbs|7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
Proverbs|7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
Proverbs|7:11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Proverbs|7:12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and liethin wait at every corner.)
Proverbs|7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
Proverbs|7:14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
Proverbs|7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Proverbs|7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
Proverbs|7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Proverbs|7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
Proverbs|7:19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
Proverbs|7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
Proverbs|7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Proverbs|7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Proverbs|7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird
hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Proverbs|7:24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Proverbs|7:25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
Proverbs|7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Proverbs|7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs|8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Proverbs|8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
Proverbs|8:3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
Proverbs|8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Proverbs|8:5 “O ye simple”, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Proverbs|8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Proverbs|8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Proverbs|8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Proverbs|8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Proverbs|8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Proverbs|8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the
things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs|8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Proverbs|8:13 The fear of the LORD “is” to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs|8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am
understanding; I have strength.
Proverbs|8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
Proverbs|8:16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
Proverbs|8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Proverbs|8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable
riches and righteousness.
Proverbs|8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Proverbs|8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
Proverbs|8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Proverbs|8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
Proverbs|8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Proverbs|8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Proverbs|8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
Proverbs|8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Proverbs|8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Proverbs|8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
Proverbs|8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Proverbs|8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Proverbs|8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Proverbs|8:32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
Proverbs|8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Proverbs|8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Proverbs|8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Proverbs|8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Proverbs|9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: ( The seven pillars of wisdom Isaiah 11:1& 2
Isaiah|11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isaiah|11:2
1)And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
2) the spirit of wisdom
3)and understanding,
4) the spirit of counsel
5)and might,
6) the spirit of knowledge
7)and of the fear of the LORD;)

Proverbs|9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
Proverbs|9:3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
Proverbs|9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for
him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Proverbs|9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
Proverbs|9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs|9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
Proverbs|9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs|9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs|9:10 The fear of the LORD “is” the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy “is” understanding.
Proverbs|9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
Proverbs|9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Proverbs|9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
Proverbs|9:14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
Proverbs|9:15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
Proverbs|9:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Proverbs|9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Proverbs|9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

So we see two spiritual women here. One in Proverbs chapter one and she is called wisdom, and she is setting in a gate we can enter. It’s like we’re walking down a street and on both sides are doors and gates we can go into if we choose. In this case its wisdom. But at the other door, or gate is another woman called a foolish woman. This woman is also a spiritual being who enjoys drawing in people and teaching them the ways of the world, and as the scripture warns, But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her quests are in the depths of hell.
Proverbs|14:15 “The simple” believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs|14:18 “The simple” inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs|19:25 Smite a scorner, “and the simple will beware”: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Proverbs|21:11 When the scorner is punished, “the simple’ is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Proverbs|22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth
himself: “but the simple pass on”, and are punished.
Proverbs|27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
The old testament is not the only place a simple person is talked about. In the new twstament the simple is called “double-minded, and in James it talks about wisdom also and how we’re to count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations.
James|1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
James|1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James|1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James|1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
James|1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James|1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James|1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
James|1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James|3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James|3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James|3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James|3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James|3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James|3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James|4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
James|4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
James|4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James|4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
James|4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
James|4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James|4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James|4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James|4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
James|4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

CHAPTER 6 WHO IS A WICKED PERSON?

So we see that the simple man or woman can go either way. He can be taught and turn from his ways, or he can stay a simple person and reject the warnings of God, its up to him.
One of the reasons it’s so important to have righteous people around us is, the simple can be converted through the witness of peoples lives.
The first nine chapters of Proverbs are instructions to a person desiring to be wise. They warn him of the dangers of forsaking wisdom and what will happen to him or her because of it. They also speak of spiritual beings who will guide you through this life if you give yourself over to them. Much can be said about this but it takes a willing heart and a merciful God to enlighten the person. The warnings of the first nine chapters of Proverbs are to the simple that they might know “how” to learn, but to the mocker and unbeliever they are foolishness. Also in the first nine chapters are over one hundred thirty four commandments. Commandments you say? Yes, let me explain. For examples:
Proverbs|1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
The statement, My son, hear the instruction of thy father, “is” a commandment, just like, thou shalt not steal. When ever a person sets out to understand God’s will once the fear of the Lord has been established, then, God “fine tunes” you through these commandments, and all these pertain to “how to learn.” These commandments are sweet whispers of “love” in some places and “rebukes” or chastisements, of a Father in other places, but God knows how to guide us and with what.
Next we will undertake to see what God tells us about a “wicked person”.
Proverbs|2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs|2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Proverbs|2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Proverbs|2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Proverbs|2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs|2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs|2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs|2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Proverbs|2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and
judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Proverbs|2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Proverbs|2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Proverbs|2:12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Proverbs|2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Proverbs|2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the
frowardness of the wicked;
Proverbs|2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
Proverbs|2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Proverbs|2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and
forgetteth the covenant of her God.
Proverbs|2:18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Proverbs|2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs|2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
Proverbs|2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Proverbs|2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Luke|3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Luke|3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
Luke|3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
Luke|3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (Isaiah 40:1-31)
Luke|3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
Luke|3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Luke|3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Luke|3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Luke|3:9 And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Luke|3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? (Now John is going to tell them what they must do!)This is repentance!)
Luke|3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Luke|3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
Luke|3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
Luke|3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

So we see the foundation of repentance here. John was speaking to every body in this passage, past, present, future. When he was talking to publicans he was also talking to every body. When he was talking to soldiers, he was talking to every body. If you have two coats, give to some body who don’t have one. And according to scripture, the one you give away should be the best you have, not the worse. We are to give as if we were giving to the Lord. If we have an abundant of food, we’re to give a part of that food away to them who don’t have enough to eat. We should be fair in all our business dealings based upon bible teachings. We are also to have a fair weight and measure. We should do violence to no one. We are not to kill another person for any reason. Our warfare in spiritual, not carnal. We are not to fight and kill for our country. We are to fight against Satan in the spirit. We are also to be content with our wages. We are not to strike for higher wages and better working conditions. We are not to take anyone to court but we are to pray and let God be our Judge in all matters.
These are basic foundation repentance commandments according to the word of God, and because we don’t understand spiritual warfare is the reason that we still go against the will of God in our lives and trust in our own understanding in these matters.
Proverbs|4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Proverbs|4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass
away. ( Why are we to avoid it?)
Proverbs|4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. ( They are slaves to wicked demons they have given themselves over to, and the demons won’t let them sleep unless they cause someone to sin.)
Proverbs|4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. (Wicked comunnion!)
Proverbs|4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs|4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Proverbs|4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Proverbs|4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. (Why?)
Proverbs|4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Next a warning about our heart and the love of the things that will hurt us.)
Proverbs|4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it
are the issues of life.
Proverbs|4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Proverbs|4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Proverbs|4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Proverbs|4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Proverbs|5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
Proverbs|5:2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
Proverbs|5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an
honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Proverbs|5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Proverbs|5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Proverbs|5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Proverbs|5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs|5:8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: (Why? What will happen?)
Proverbs|5:9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Proverbs|5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
Proverbs|5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
Proverbs|5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy “flesh” and thy “body” are consumed,
Proverbs|5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs|5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
Proverbs|5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the
congregation and assembly.
Proverbs|5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Proverbs|5:16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Proverbs|5:17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.
Proverbs|5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Proverbs|5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
Proverbs|5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Proverbs|5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Proverbs|5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Proverbs|5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the
greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Proverbs|6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs|6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Proverbs|6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs|6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Proverbs|6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs|6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs|6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs|6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

We have just been given the keys to see “spiritually” a wicked person.
1) Out of his mouth comes perverseness.
2) He winks with his eye.
3) He speaks with his feet.
4) He teaches wit his fingers.
5) Frowardness (evil) is in his heart.
6) He devises mischief continually.
7) He soweth discord.
Proverbs|6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: (These seven things the Lord hates and we should too!)
Proverbs|6:17
1)A proud look,
2) a lying tongue,
3) and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs|6:18
4)An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
5) feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs|6:19
6)A false witness that speaketh lies,
7) and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs|9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Proverbs|10:3 The LORD will not suffer (Allow) the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

Proverbs|10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but
violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs|10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Proverbs|10:11 “The mouth” of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs|10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Proverbs|10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs|10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
Proverbs|10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs|10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Proverbs|10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Proverbs|10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs|10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Proverbs|10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

Proverbs|11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Proverbs|11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
Proverbs|11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

Proverbs|11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Proverbs|11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs|11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Proverbs|11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs|11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but
the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Proverbs|11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Proverbs|12:2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Proverbs|12:5 The “thoughts” of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Proverbs|12:6 “The words” of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Proverbs|12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs|12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs|12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
Proverbs|12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of “his Lips”: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs|12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Proverbs|12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his
neighbour: but the way of the wicked “seduceth” them.

Proverbs|13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

Proverbs|13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs|13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs|13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs|13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Proverbs|14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Proverbs|14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs|14:19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Proverbs|14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Proverbs|15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

Proverbs|15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Proverbs|15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

Proverbs|15:26 The “thoughts” of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Proverbs|15:28 The heart of the righteous “studieth to answer”: but “the mouth” of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Proverbs|15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs|16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs|17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and “a liar” giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs|17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that
condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs|17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Proverbs|18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, ( Contempt- to make someone feel worthless) and with ignominy reproach. (Ignominy- To feel shame.)

Proverbs|18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs|19:28 An “ungodly witness” scorneth judgment: and “the mouth of the wicked” devoureth iniquity.

Proverbs|20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

Proverbs|21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, “is sin”.

Proverbs|21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. (They will not judge themselves.)

Proverbs|21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs|21:12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house (life) of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

Proverbs|21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

Proverbs|21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs|21:29 A wicked man “hardeneth his face”: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

Proverbs|24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Proverbs|24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Proverbs|24:3 Through wisdom is an house “builded”; and by understanding “it is established”:
Proverbs|24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs|24:5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Proverbs|24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs|24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs|24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a
mischievous person.
Proverbs|24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Proverbs|24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Proverbs|24:11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
Proverbs|24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul,
doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man
according to his works?
Proverbs|24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Proverbs|24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs|24:15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Proverbs|24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs|24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Proverbs|24:18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Proverbs|24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
Proverbs|24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Proverbs|24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Proverbs|24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Proverbs|24:23 “These things also belong to the wise”. It is
not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Proverbs|24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs|24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Proverbs|24:26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a
right answer.
Proverbs|24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for
thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Proverbs|24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Proverbs|24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs|24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Proverbs|24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Proverbs|24:32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
Proverbs|24:33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Proverbs|24:34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth;
Proverbs|24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs|24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Proverbs|24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Proverbs|24:32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
Proverbs|24:33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Proverbs|24:34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs|25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs|25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Proverbs|28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs|28:4 They that forsake the law “praise the wicked”: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Proverbs|28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

Proverbs|28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Proverbs|28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Proverbs|29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Proverbs|29:7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs|29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are
wicked.

Proverbs|29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

Proverbs|29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

As we have seen, the Lord has told us a lot about the wicked person and he has also told us a lot about a righteous person, but the important thing to remember is the two cannot live in one body. You either have a good conscience with God or you don’t. Jesus said, you shall know them by their fruits. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, neither can a bad tree bring forth good fruit. You either know what God has said or you don’t. It tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:3 If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost! (Why did they get lost?) In whom the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of them that “believe not!

CHAPTER 7
WHAT GOD HAS SAID ABOUT BEING RICH

Luke|6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,
Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke|6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Luke|6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Luke|6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold,
your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their
fathers unto the prophets.
Luke|6:24 “But woe” unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Luke|6:25 “Woe unto you” that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
Luke|6:26 “Woe unto you”, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Luke|6:27 But I say unto you “which hear”, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke|6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you
Luke|6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer
also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luke|6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that
taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
Luke|6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke|6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luke|6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Luke|6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Luke|6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luke|6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is
merciful.
Luke|6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke|6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
The scripture that we have just read in Lukes version of the sermon on the mount. It reads different then Matthews but it says a lot about what we’re talking about being rich.
1 Timothy|6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count
their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
1 Timothy|6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not
despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them
service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the
benefit. These things teach and exhort.
1 Timothy|6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to
wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
1 Timothy|6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about
questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
1 Timothy|6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and
destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such
withdraw thyself.
1 Timothy|6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy|6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is
certain we can carry nothing out.
1 Timothy|6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith
content.
1 Timothy|6:9 “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition”.
1 Timothy|6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy|6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and
follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Timothy|6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal
life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.
1 Timothy|6:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who
quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius
Pilate witnessed a good confession;
1 Timothy|6:14 “That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable”, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Timothy|6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the
blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
1 Timothy|6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light
which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
1 Timothy|6:17 “Charge them that are rich in this world”, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
1 Timothy|6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
1 Timothy|6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
1 Timothy|6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy
trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of
science falsely so called:
1 Timothy|6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

Matthew|19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? (What must we do?)
Matthew|19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Matthew|19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Matthew|19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew|19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Matthew|19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go
and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Matthew|19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Mark|10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
Mark|10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?
there is none good but one, that is, God.
Mark|10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
Mark|10:20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
Mark|10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Mark|10:22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
Mark|10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his
disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the
kingdom of God!
Mark|10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But
Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
Mark|10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Mark|10:26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
Mark|10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is
impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Mark|10:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
Mark|10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
Mark|10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time,
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and
lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Mark|10:31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last
first.

Proverbs|10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand:
but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs|10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the
destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs|10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he
addeth no sorrow with it.

Proverbs|13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath
nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Proverbs|14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs|18:11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as
an high wall in his own conceit.

Proverbs|18:23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth
roughly.

Proverbs|21:17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he
that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Proverbs|22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Proverbs|22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is
servant to the lender.

Proverbs|22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Proverbs|23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider
diligently what is before thee:
Proverbs|23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man
given to appetite.
Proverbs|23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are
deceitful meat.
Proverbs|23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Proverbs|23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for
riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle
toward heaven.
Proverbs|23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil
eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Proverbs|23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and
drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Proverbs|23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit
up, and lose thy sweet words.

Proverbs|28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness,
than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs|28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the
poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Proverbs|28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he
that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Proverbs|28:22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and
considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Proverbs|30:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them
not before I die:
Proverbs|30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Proverbs|30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is
the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

John|15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John|15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

So every branch, you and me are the branches, so every branch in me, so every person he is talking about here must be “in Him”. There is a way of knowing your “in Him”. Peter said, John the Baptist said, and all the others said when asked, what must we do to be saved, they said first of all to repent. The second thing, be baptized, then Peter said in Acts 2:38 you shall receive the “gift of the Holy Ghost”, note: Holy Ghost not Holy Spirit. These two terms mean different things. So repent, be baptized, then God will give you the gift of the Holy Ghost. If you don’t know if you have the Holy Ghost or not, you probably don’t!
So every branch “in him’ that beareth not fruit God taketh away, or God allows Satan to kills you for being evil. But if your bearing fruit God allows tribulations to come into your life, pruning, so you can grow and bring forth more fruit.
The topic we’re talking about, being rich, comes from a sin we are born with, lust. God calls it, the Adam nature, and also calls it the carnal mind, and also calls it the flesh. If we never come to the knowledge of the truth, we will never be able to do the will of God. The truth is Satan is alive and well and God made him for this purpose, to kill, steal, and destroy them who do not obey God’s laws. Jesus has come to destroy the works of the devil. Note, note: not destroy Satan but his works, ands these works are in our soul, spirit, and mind. If we never come to know that the battle is in the mind, soul, and body, we will die by our own hand, by our own choose.
It tells us in the book of James about the spiritual warfare that we are going through and how Satan entices us through our lust. Lust is our problem, and it goes again all the commandments. There are three areas we will be tempted in.
1)The lust of the eye: Everything we see and want.
2)The lust of the flesh: These are spiritual lusts like wanting love, wanting companionship, wanting peace, wanting hope, wanting to feel good. All these fall into the area of emotions, and feelings that is spiritual fornication against how God can love us.
3)The pride of life: The pride of life exalts the Adam nature in us. It makes us proud of who we are outside of God. It also seeks its own glory. It loves to please its self. It refuses to humble its self.
These three lusts are what makes up our entire make-up. Every body has these three things to contend with, and no one is exempt. To obtain spiritual perfection a person must overcome these three lusts and bring them into obedience to the will of God. If there not, a person will have nothing but an unfulfilled life, never able to experience the emotion of true Agape love of God and also never able to give true God love to others.

CHAPTER 8
WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT BEING JUST

Luke|8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
One of the keys to discernment is being able to perceive if a person is “good”, “honest”, “just”, or “evil”, “dishonest”, “or” unjust”. To be able to see these spiritual things, we ourselves must be good, honest, and just. If we’re not, the bad things inside us, will blind us from seeing it in other people.
The thing about God is, before we can understand something, we must first do something in obedience to receive the understanding. This is what we call “faith”, we first must believe what he said about the evil person, and what he will always do. Just believing God’s word is the only thing we need. The first thing God has asked us to do is seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. In other words, know his plan, and him. After that, doing it is easy. Armed with the truth we have the power to overcome all the bad that can hurt us.
To perceive a wicked person we must look at what Proverbs tell us about a wicked person.
Proverbs|6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs|6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Proverbs|6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
As we use these things to discern a wicked person we see that these are things that we can see with our nature eyes. For example if a person has a fowl mouth. This tells us that Jesus would not talk this way, so this person is not righteous in God’s eyes and cannot be trusted. If a person winks at people, they cannot be trusted and God tells us that this is a sigh to us that to trust this person would cause us harm. The way that a person stands on his feet tells us about his “look”. His feet are a sign of spirits in him. If he teaches with his fingers, this tells us that he cannot be trusted. All these things are things that tell us about spirits in that person that is killing him and will cause you harm if you trust in that person.
We are talking about what the scriptures tell us about a just person. Once you understand how to take the word and apply it to our lives, discernment is easy to him that is armed with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. According to Proverbs 24:3-4
Proverbs|24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by
understanding it is established:
Proverbs|24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
We must build our spiritual house through wisdom. Wisdom isn’t enough. It must be wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. By wisdom is a house builded, but just like building a house in the natural we can have all the wood, nails, cement, shingles, but if we do not understand how to put all these things together, the house will be build wrong. It’s the same with the word of God, if you don’t understand why God said this, or that, wisdom is just so much knowledge and not power.
Once we have understanding, which comes through studying God’s word and allowing him to show you himself and his plan, we then study to receive wisdom by which we can build the house. Once the house is built, we then can use knowledge to fill all the rooms in the house. We fill the house with righteousness, peace, joy, love, and hope.
The importance in being able to discern a just man is one of the keys to being able to apply wisdom. Say for example to come across a person that we don’t know anything about. They have just moved into town and we have gone to the store with them. In checking out at the store they received back change from the clerk but they didn’t take the money back and make it right. This tells us that this person cannot be trusted. It seems like a small thing but if we trust this person they will sooner or later cause use harm.
It tells us in 1 John 5:2
1 John|5:2 By this “we know” ( By the Spirit!) that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John|5:3 ‘For this is the love of God”, that we keep his
commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
So when a person is unjust, this is totally contrary to what Jesus would do, so when we see this in people, we have been warned as to where their coming from. Another thing to look for is if they would tell little white lies, or if they told their children there is a Santa Claude, or Easter bunny, their telling their children lies, and by this we can discern where their at “in the great plan”.
Proverbs|3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
Proverbs|4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Proverbs|4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass
away.
Proverbs|4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
Proverbs|4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. (Communnion of the wicked!)
Proverbs|4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs|4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Proverbs|9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs|10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but
violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs|10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Proverbs|10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Proverbs|10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
(Something else here is worth noting is that the tongue of the forward, or perverse, tells us about his heart. Cursing, a perverse mind, or a dirty mind, or a person who jokes or plays tricks is also a person who will be unjust. Jesus said, out of the mouth cometh all types of these evil things, because the mouth can only speak from the heart. (Mind)
Matthew|15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
Matthew|15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
Matthew|15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Matthew|15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matthew|15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Proverbs|26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
Proverbs|26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? (Or, it was just a joke!)
So a just man will be truthful, sincere, caring, honest, meek, not a boaster.
Proverbs|11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Proverbs|11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his
neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverbs|12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Proverbs|12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Proverbs|13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his
children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Proverbs|16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
Proverbs|17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that
condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Proverbs|17:26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to
strike princes for equity.
Proverbs|18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
Proverbs|20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
Proverbs|21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but
Destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs|24:15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Proverbs|24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs|29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
Proverbs|29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

CHAPTER 9
PRIDE & PROUD

Pride, and being proud is one of the worse sins we can commit against God. Pride is in a since is the opposite of humble, or, humility. Pride is one of the biggest reasons we don’t hear from God, or is the reason we don’t hear spiritually. We have our mind made up that we’re right and the “spirit” of pride enforces that belief.
James|4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Matthew|23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Matthew|23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew|23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Luke|18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luke|18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luke|18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke|18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
possess.
Luke|18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke|18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
(Pride, the foot hold of Satan!)
1 Peter|5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: (Why?) for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Peter|5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1 Peter|5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter|5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Peter|5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Pride as a spirit will exalt its self in our mind and to understand how to wage warfare against this spirit is power over it.
2 Corinthians|10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
2 Corinthians|10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not
carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (Places where demons have control over us.)
2 Corinthians|10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity “every thought” to the obedience of Christ; (In our thoughts is where the spirits speak to our mind.)
2 Corinthians|10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all
disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Proverbs|8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: (We are to “hate” evil!) pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs|11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs|13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Proverbs|14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Proverbs|16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs|29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Proverbs|6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs|6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs|15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
Proverbs|16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs|16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the
lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs|21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Proverbs|21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who
dealeth in proud wrath.
(It is important to understand what pride “will do”, this is discernment!)
Proverbs|28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

CHAPTER 10
DISCERNING BY:
WHAT A PERSON SAYS, AND HOW THEY SAY IT

One of the most important part of discernment is what a person believes in their heart. You say, but we are not talking about the heart, but we’re talking about the mouth and what a person is saying! Jesus said, out of the heart the mouth speaketh. So what comes out of the mouth tells us what’s in the heart, weather it be good or weather it is bad.
The tongue in scripture is compared to a horse that must be bridled. If its not bridled, it will cause you trouble, and the end death. When we say something out of our mouth that’s wrong, the law of God says that we must be judged.
(Matthew|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.
Matthew|5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Matthew|5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Matthew|5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; (Why?) lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Matthew|5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.)
It tells us in James that he that bridleth his tongue is the same as a perfect person, and is also able to bridle his whole body. God’s definition of perfect is, if you can bridle your tongue “you are perfect” in his eyes.
James|3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, “the same is a perfect man”, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Proverbs|18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Before a person can discern good and bad in others, he must learn how to listen, first to God, then to listen to other people. You can’t hear when your always talking. A fool “is known” by the multitude of his words. A fool makes a mock of sin, and of God’s word.
Ecclesiastes|5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.
Proverbs|4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Proverbs|5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an
honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Proverbs|5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Proverbs|5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Proverbs|7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
Proverbs|7:11 (She is “loud” and “stubborn”; her feet abide not in her house:
Proverbs|6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou
hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
Proverbs|6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Proverbs|6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
Proverbs|6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
Proverbs|6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the
hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverbs|6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs|6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Proverbs|6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs|6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Proverbs|8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Proverbs|8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Proverbs|8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Proverbs|8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Proverbs|8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs|10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but
violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs|10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs|10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs|10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Proverbs|10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Proverbs|11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his
neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverbs|11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs|12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for
blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Proverbs|12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Proverbs|12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
Proverbs|13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs|13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
Proverbs|13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs|14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Proverbs|15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs|15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs|15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but
perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs|15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Proverbs|15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Proverbs|15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Proverbs|15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a Word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Proverbs|15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Proverbs|15:28 (Important!) “The heart of the righteous studieth to answer’: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Proverbs|15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs|15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
Proverbs|15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Proverbs|16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Proverbs|16:23 (Important!) The heart of the wise “teacheth his mouth’, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs|18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Proverbs|18:6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Proverbs|18:7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips
are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs|18:13 (Important!) He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Proverbs|18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Proverbs|18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs|18:23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
Proverbs|19:28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
Proverbs|20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Proverbs|21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs|22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred (hated) of the LORD shall fall therein.
Proverbs|26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs|26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a “flattering mouth” worketh ruin.
(Flattery is a strong sign that the intent of the heart is not to love, but is a sign of lust, or envy.)
Proverbs|27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs|14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
Proverbs|14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
Proverbs|19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Proverbs|10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Proverbs|10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Proverbs|12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs|12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Proverbs|15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs|15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs|16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Proverbs|17:4 (Important!) A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Proverbs|17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. (If a person has a forward heart, they have unforgiveness and bitterness in their heart. This person must forgive and seek God’s heart.)
Proverbs|21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Proverbs|21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs|25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Proverbs|25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Proverbs|28:23 (Important!) He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Proverbs|10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Proverbs|12:17 He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Proverbs|14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
Proverbs|16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Proverbs|19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Proverbs|21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. (The truth!)
Proverbs|26:25 (Important!) When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. (When you sense a persons voice is not right, there is something not right in his heart.)
Isaiah|8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
Isaiah|8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Proverbs|13:13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Proverbs|14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs|15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Proverbs|15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Proverbs|17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Proverbs|18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Proverbs|18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs|19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that
causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
Proverbs|19:28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
Proverbs|22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
Proverbs|22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
Proverbs|22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them
within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Proverbs|22:19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Proverbs|22:20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in
counsels and knowledge,
Proverbs|22:21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Proverbs|23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs|26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs|29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
Proverbs|29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs|30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto
them that put their trust in him.
Proverbs|30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Proverbs|16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

CHAPTER 11
OUR SPIRITUAL HEART

Proverbs|4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
What is our heart? Our heart is the part of us that is a combination of our spirit and our soul. It’s where “what we believe as truth” dwells. If we believe we are losers, it dwells in our heart. If we believe its o.k. to kill, its in our heart. There are things in our heart that is hidden and they have been there since the beginning of time. It was in our father Adam and has been passed down to us in the spirit realm. The lusts that cause us to sin are hidden in our heart. The heart is where, when we do wrong, it tells us we are wrong, and tries to convince us to correct it. It is where our conscience dwells. It’s where world wars begin, it is also where all our sicknesses, disease, and troubles come from. Our heart also is where most of our healings come from. What we believe in out heart is what we “are” in the eyes of God. If we don’t have his word, which is his will, and his Son, hid in our hearts, we are something other then what he is. God “is” love, but its love that works by faith, or believing Gods word. Jesus’ name in the spirit realm is “The Word of God”. The Word must become flesh in us. Whatsoever is not the Word of God, and truth “is” death, because the Word “in you” is life.
God, speaking through Joel tells us;
Joel|2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Joel|2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Also again,
Deuteronomy|30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Deuteronomy|30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him:
for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Psalms|34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Contrite-willing to turn from the wrong way and walk in the right way.)
So we see that without the repentant spirit it is impossible to fulfill the will of God because God demands a total turning from sin, and he knows if the total heart is given over to him.
The heart in us is where only truth can abide, and must be exalted above all things because the heart is not only our spirit and soul, but it is the throne where either we, or God sets and rules. This is why Jesus said, you cannot serve God and mammon. No servant can serve two masters: for either you will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and dispise the other.
Luke|16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Luke|16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful
also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke|16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the
unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Luke|16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is
another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
Luke|16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke|16:14 And the Pharisees also, “who were covetous”, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luke|16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
To fully understand the heart, we must first seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, in other words know God’s plan, who and what we are, and what has to be done to fulfill God’s will. Through understanding these things, then we can start the spiritual warfare to overcome the Adam nature in us and be regenerated.
Proverbs|2:1 My son, “if” thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs|2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine “heart” to understanding;
Proverbs|2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Proverbs|2:4 “If” thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Proverbs|2:5 “Then” shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs|2:10 When wisdom “entereth into thine heart”, and knowledge “is pleasant unto thy soul”;
Proverbs|2:11 “Discretion” shall preserve thee, “understanding” shall keep thee:

Proverbs|3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let “thine heart” keep my commandments:
Proverbs|3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs|3:3 Let not “mercy” and “truth” forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Proverbs|3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs|3:5 Trust in the LORD with “all” thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs|3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs|3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs|3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Proverbs|3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Proverbs|3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Proverbs|4:1 “Hear”, (A commandment!) ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Proverbs|4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
Proverbs|4:3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Proverbs|4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, “Let” (A commandment!) “thine heart” retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs|4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not;
neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs|4:6 “Forsake her no”, and she shall preserve thee: “love her”, and she shall keep thee.

Proverbs|5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
Proverbs|5:2 “That thou mayest regard discretion”, and that “thy lips” may keep knowledge.
Proverbs|5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an
honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Proverbs|5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Proverbs|5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Proverbs|5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Proverbs|5:7 “Hear me now therefore, O ye children”, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs|5:8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: (Why?)
Proverbs|5:9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Proverbs|5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
Proverbs|5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
Proverbs|5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my “heart” despised reproof;
Proverbs|5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Proverbs|6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs|6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Proverbs|6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs|6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Proverbs|6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs|6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs|6:18 An “heart” that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs|6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs|7:1 My son, “keep my words”, (A commandment!) and lay up my commandments with thee.
Proverbs|7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Proverbs|7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, “write them upon the table of thine heart”.
Proverbs|7:4 “Say unto wisdom”, Thou art my sister; and call “understanding” thy kinswoman:
Proverbs|7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger “which flattereth with her words”.
Proverbs|7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
Proverbs|7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Proverbs|7:8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
Proverbs|7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
Proverbs|7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the “attire of an harlot”, and “subtle of heart”.
Proverbs|7:11 (“She is loud and stubborn”; her feet abide not in her house:
Proverbs|7:12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Proverbs|7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
Proverbs|7:14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
Proverbs|7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Proverbs|7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
Proverbs|7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Proverbs|7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
Proverbs|7:19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
Proverbs|7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
Proverbs|7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Proverbs|7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Proverbs|7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; ( This sin causes liver trouble!) as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Proverbs|7:24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Proverbs|7:25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
Proverbs|7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Proverbs|7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs|8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an “understanding heart”.

Proverbs|10:8 “The wise in heart will receive commandments”: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs|10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: “the Heart” of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs|11:20 “They that are of a froward heart” are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

Proverbs|11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs|12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a “perverse heart” shall be despised.

Proverbs|12:20 Deceit “is in the heart” of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Proverbs|12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but “the heart of fools” proclaimeth foolishness.

Proverbs|12:25 “Heavines” in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs|13:12 “Hope deferred” maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Proverbs|14:10 (Important!) “The heart” knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

Proverbs|14:13 Even in laughter “the heart’ is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Proverbs|14:14 The backslider “in heart” shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Proverbs|14:30 “A sound heart” is the life of the flesh: but “envy” the rottenness of the bones. (Cancer!)

Proverbs|14:33 “Wisdom” resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is madeknown.

Proverbs|15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but “the Heart” of the foolish doeth not so.

Proverbs|15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by “sorrow of the heart” the spirit is broken.
Proverbs|15:14 “The heart” of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Proverbs|15:28 “The heart” of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Proverbs|15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth “the heart”: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

Proverbs|16:1 The preparations “of the heart in man”, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Proverbs|16:5 Every one that is “proud in heart” is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs|16:9 “A man’s heart” deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Proverbs|16:21 “The wise in heart” shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs|16:23 “The heart of the wise” teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

Proverbs|17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath “no heart” to it?

Proverbs|17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

Proverbs|17:22 “A merry heart” doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Another sickness!)

Proverbs|18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that “his heart” may discover itself.

Proverbs|18:12 Before destruction “the heart of man” is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs|18:15 “The heart of the prudent” getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs|19:3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and “his heart” fretteth against the LORD.

Proverbs|19:21 There are many devices “in a man’s heart”;
nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Proverbs|20:5 Counsel “in the heart of man” is like deep water; but a man of understanding “will draw it out”.

Proverbs|20:9 Who can say, I have made “my heart” clean, I am pure from my sin?

Proverbs|21:1 “The king’s heart” is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Proverbs|21:4 An high look, and a “proud heart”, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs|22:11 He that loveth “pureness of heart”, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Proverbs|22:15 “Foolishness” is bound “in the heart of a child”; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs|22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and “apply thine heart” unto my knowledge.
Proverbs|22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them
within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Proverbs|22:19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Proverbs|22:20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in
counsels and knowledge,
Proverbs|22:21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Proverbs|22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
Proverbs|22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Proverbs|22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: (Why?)
Proverbs|22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Proverbs|22:26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
Proverbs|22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Proverbs|22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Proverbs|22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs|23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider
diligently what is before thee:
Proverbs|23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Proverbs|23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are
deceitful meat.
Proverbs|23:4 “Labour not to be rich”: cease from thine own wisdom.
Proverbs|23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs|23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Proverbs|23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; “but his heart is not with thee”.
Proverbs|23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Proverbs|23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs|23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
Proverbs|23:11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Proverbs|23:12 “Apply thine heart unto instruction”, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Proverbs|23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if
thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Proverbs|23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
Proverbs|23:15 My son, “if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.”
Proverbs|23:16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Proverbs|23:17 Let not “thine heart” envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Proverbs|23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs|23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, “and guide thine heart” in the way.
Proverbs|23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
Proverbs|23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Proverbs|23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs|23:23 “Buy the truth, and sell it not”; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs|23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Proverbs|23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Proverbs|23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Proverbs|23:26 “My son, give me thine heart”, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Proverbs|23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
Proverbs|23:28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and
increaseth the transgressors among men.
Proverbs|23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions?
who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
Proverbs|23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Proverbs|23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
Proverbs|23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Proverbs|23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, “and thine heart” shall utter perverse things.
Proverbs|23:34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Proverbs|23:35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Proverbs|24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Proverbs|24:2 “For their heart” studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Proverbs|24:3 “Through wisdom” is an house builded; and “by understanding’ it is established:
Proverbs|24:4 And “by knowledge” shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs|24:5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Proverbs|24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs|24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs|24:8 “He that deviseth to do evil” shall be called a
mischievous person.
Proverbs|24:9 “The thought of foolishness” is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Proverbs|24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy
Strength (faith) is small.
Proverbs|24:11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are¯ drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
Proverbs|24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Proverbs|24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Proverbs|24:14 “So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul”: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs|24:15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Proverbs|24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs|24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, “and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth”: (Why?)
Proverbs|24:18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Proverbs|24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
Proverbs|24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Proverbs|24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Proverbs|24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Proverbs|24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is
not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Proverbs|24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Proverbs|24:25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Proverbs|24:26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a
right answer.
Proverbs|24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for
thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Proverbs|24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Proverbs|24:29 “Say not”, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs|24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Proverbs|24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Proverbs|24:32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked
upon it, and received instruction.
Proverbs|24:33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little
folding of the hands to sleep:
Proverbs|24:34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs|25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and “the heart of kings” is unsearchable.

Proverbs|25:20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, “so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart”.

Proverbs|26:23 “Burning lips” and “a wicked heart” are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Proverbs|26:25 (Important to understand! Discernment hear comes by hearing a persons voice! And what is said.) When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations “in his heart”.

Proverbs|27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice “the heart”: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

Proverbs|27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Proverbs|27:19 As in water face answereth to face, “so the heart of man”- “to man”.

Proverbs|28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that “hardeneth his hear” shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs|28:25 “He that is of a proud heart” stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Proverbs|28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart” is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Isaiah|29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but “have removed their heart far from me”, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isaiah|29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous
work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

CHAPTER 12
CONTENTION/ STRIFE

1 Corinthians|3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto “babes in Christ”.
1 Corinthians|3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1 Corinthians|3:3 For ye are yet carnal: (How did he know this? Because he saw envying, and strife among them.) for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, (contentions) are ye not carnal, and walk as men? (And not as gods!)
James|3:13 “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?” let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James|3:14 “But if ye have bitter envying and strife “in your hearts”, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James|3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James|3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James|3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above” is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James|3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

1 Peter|2:1 “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1 Peter|2:2 “As newborn babes”, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Proverbs|13:10 “Only by pride cometh contention”: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs|17:14 “The beginning of strife” is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs|18:6 “A fool’s lips” enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

Proverbs|22:10 “Cast out the scorner”, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

Proverbs|18:18 “The lot causeth contentions to cease”, and parteth between the mighty.
Proverbs|18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs|19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and “the contentions of a wife” are a continual dropping.

Proverbs|21:19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness”, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Proverbs|27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day “and a contentious woman” are alike.

CHAPTER 13
BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT!

The Proverbs are scriptures that were wrote by God to warn us about people and why they do things to us. One of the most harmful spirits to us is anger. The “spirit of anger” allows the spirits of bitterness and malice to come into our spirit and through these spirits combined they lock us into misery and sickness through our own will. If we do not forgive everyone for what they have done to us, we are still bound by our own will not to forgive. God will not forgive us if we do not forgive others. This is why so many people are locked into anger, and bitterness today because they don’t know how Satan works. They don’t know that people are operating by the control of spirits in them, and their only re-acting to something that has happened to them that is spiritual. Whenever a person is hurt by a spirit, the Bible calls them wiles of the devil. That person, if they don’t know spiritual warfare, will hold anger, bitterness, malice, and other spirits and out of that they hurt other people because they themselves have been hurt.
The key to unlocking all this is the knowledge of God and his plan, and once a person understands that Satan is at the root of all this and the way out is forgiveness, the person is able to “hate” Satan but he is also able to forgive the person that hurt them.
The sickness caused by holding anger and bitterness is heart attack, arthritis, stiffness of the joints, curvature of the spine, and others.
On the other hand if a person when hurt doesn’t get angry but holds unforgiveness, the person will have cancer.
Another thing we have been told is that we are not to get angry. According to scripture we’re to be angry, but sin not. It is needful for us to have anger, it is also part of God’s nature which he has created in us. Anger can be good or it can be bad. It depends on the reason and how we handle it. Paul said, be angry and sin not. (Ephesians 4:26) Anger is not the only nature we’re to express, hate, fear, jealously and there are more. We have been told we’re not to hate, but God says, The fear of the Lord is to “hate” evil. So we see that again these false teachings we have received has to be proven according to the Word of God, and as we follow God’s commandments we are delivered from sicknesses, and heartache caused by bad teachings.

Proverbs|14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

Proverbs|21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Proverbs|22:24 “Make no friendship with an angry man”; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: (Why?)
Proverbs|22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

Proverbs|25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. (This is a good anger!)

Proverbs|29:22 “An angry man” (What does he do?) stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

(Jesus shows us an example of what it is to be angry and sin not!)
John|2:13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
John|2:14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
John|2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
John|2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

CHAPTER 14
RAISING CHILDREN

Hebrews|12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews|12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews|12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Hebrews|12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Hebrews|12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Hebrews|12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Hebrews|12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hebrews|12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hebrews|12:9 “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence’: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Hebrews|12:10 “For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure”; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Hebrews|12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
As we grow in the Lord we come to understand how God “raises us”. We come to understand that God corrects us because he loves us and only wants the best for us. He knows that there are things in us that must come out and sometimes he has to use “the rod on us” to make us change our mind on some things because we refuse to believe the truth.
This example is the example God wants us to see that we are to raise “our children” as he has raised us. If we never come to see God as love, and never see Satan working in us, we will never be able to raise our children as God raises “his children”.
Jesus was confronted by people that were raising their children wrong and he rebuked them and said some things to them that made them mad.
Matthew|15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Matthew|15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Matthew|15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Matthew|15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Matthew|15:5 “But ye say”, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It it a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Matthew|15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. “Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect” by your tradition.
Matthew|15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
Matthew|15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Matthew|15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for
doctrines the commandments of men.

Leviticus|20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Exodus|21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Proverbs|20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Proverbs|22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs|22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child;
but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs|23:13 “Withhold not correction from the child”: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Proverbs|23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs|29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Proverbs|10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs|15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs|19:26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Proverbs|20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Proverbs|23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs|23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs|23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Proverbs|23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Proverbs|23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs|28:24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Proverbs|30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Proverbs|30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Proverbs|30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
Proverbs|30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

“There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four
things say not, It is enough:”
Proverbs|30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Proverbs|30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Ephesians|6:1 Children, “obey your parents in the Lord:” for this is right.
Ephesians|6:2 “Honour” thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
Ephesians|6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
(Note: verse one tells us “to obey” Our parents in the Lord!” These may not be our natural parents!
Verse two tells us to “honour” our natural parents, not obey them!

What is the first commandment with a promise?

Exodus|20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may belong upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy|5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

So it tells us to correct the child when he is bad, it also tells us that if we beat the child it will not kill him, but it will deliver his soul from death and hell. It also tells us that the child is born with a spirit that is in rebellion against God.
Proverbs|22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child;
but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

When it tells us, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, this is what the proverb is saying, that it is not in the heart of a child to serve God. When left alone, the child will “always” go to sin to discover itself the proverb says.
Let us look at what God tells us he has done.
Isaiah|19:14 “The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:” and they have caused Egypt (Carnal world) to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

So we see that God himself has caused us to be blinded to the things of him. God did this because in his plan the old testament people were to be examples to new testament people and they could not enter in without us. And we cannot enter in without them.
First he had to write the book, therefore he had to use the people in the pass as examples so he would have witnesses, and proof, of what sin is.
The old testament shows us that it was impossible for anyone to obtain perfection through himself, all he could do was try. By Jesus coming and fulfilling the scriptures and obtaining perfection, he then could seal the contract with his death, and by his resurrection he showed us that the power of righteousness over sin to the point of eternal life, not only to himself, but to all who would go through the regeneration to perfection.
We have looked at many scriptures pertaining to discernment, but it takes the “quicking of the Spirit” to enlighten us to the life of his Word.
Ephesians|4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Ephesians|4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians|4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians|4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians|4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians|4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians|4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Ephesians|4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Ephesians|4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians|4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Ephesians|4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians|4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians|4:13 “Till we all come in the unity of the faith”, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians|4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians|4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians|4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians|4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Ephesians|4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, (Why are we alienated from God?) because of the blindness of their heart:
Ephesians|4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Ephesians|4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
Ephesians|4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Ephesians|4:22 That ye “put off’ concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Ephesians|4:23 “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind’;
Ephesians|4:24 And that ye “put on” the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians|4:25 Wherefore “putting away lying” speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Ephesians|4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Ephesians|4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
Ephesians|4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Ephesians|4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Ephesians|4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Ephesians|4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and
clamour, and evil speaking, “be put away from you”, with all malice:
Ephesians|4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
5
Ephesians|5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ephesians|5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians|5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or
covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians|5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians|5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians|5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: “for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.’
Ephesians|5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians|5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians|5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians|5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians|5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians|5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Ephesians|5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Ephesians|5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians|5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Ephesians|5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians|5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians|5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Ephesians|5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians|5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians|5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Colossians|3:1 “If” ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Colossians|3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians|3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Colossians|3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians|3:5 “Mortify” (Die to) therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Colossians|3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Colossians|3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
Colossians|3:8 But now ye also “put off” all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Colossians|3:9 Lie not one to another, “seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds”;
Colossians|3:10 And have “put on” the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Colossians|3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Colossians|3:12 “Put on” therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Colossians|3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Colossians|3:14 And above all these things “put on” charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Colossians|3:15 “And let” the peace of God “rule” in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians|3:16 “Let” the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians|3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father “by him”.

Chapter 15
New Testament manifestations

We have looked at the Proverbs and if we are where we should be in the Lord we have come to see that we have gained insight into what is going on around us in the Spirit. If we have received this revelation we have a new awareness of our own actions and how they affect our walk with the Lord. Whenever we do something that does not manifest the Spirit of Christ, we are manifesting the spirit of anti-Christ and are a sign to other believers that we are not walking where we should be. They are either excusing, or accusing us depending on where we are in the Lord. If we know better, we are to be accused. If we don’t know better, they are to excuse us.
Romans|2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans|2:14 For when the Gentiles, (Us!) which have not the law, “do” by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Romans|2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
If you have the revelation of this scripture you also know what to do as far as praying goes. If the person is to be excused, you pray that the person be forgiven. If the person is to be accused, you pray that God would deliver that person to Satan.
1 Corinthians|5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians|5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather
mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
1 Corinthians|5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
1 Corinthians|5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Corinthians|5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the
destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Timothy|1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
1 Timothy|1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1 Timothy|1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

2 Corinthians|13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
2 Corinthians|13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
2 Corinthians|13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
2 Corinthians|13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2 Corinthians|13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
2 Corinthians|13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
We see here that there is not only power to bless but to pray that wicked people be removed out of God’s way. We have this power but we must be sure that we are where we should be in the Lord or we will be praying a curse upon our own lives! If you are doing the samre thing that the person is doing we will receive the same punishment as the person we are judging.

Romans|2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. ()r, if your judging someone and your doing the same thing, you will receive the curse that goes will the sin yourself!

The Proverbs are to make one wise in not only seeing others, but that we might be doers of the word ourselves. In James it tells us:
James|3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
James|3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
God is telling us here that if we learn to bridle our tongue and do not offend, He considers us perfect in His eyes. He also tells us here that when we bridle our tongue we will be able to bridle the whole body. Satan has rules to work by the same as we do, but we have to learn what his rules are, because Satan takes orders from God the same as we do. There was no war in heaven between God and Satan, it has always been God ruling over all things, Satan just takes orders from God. When Jesus said, I beheld Satan falling from heaven he was saying that because of the faith that the disciples had, they had power over Satan because of their faith.
As we look at New Testament we see that they bear witness of what the Proverbs are to manifest in our life. There are manifestations of “male Christs”, and there are manifestations of “female Christs”.
1 Timothy|3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Timothy|3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; (greedly)
1 Timothy|3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (If an edler does not have rule over his own children, they are not to rule over the house of God.)
1 Timothy|3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1 Timothy|3:6 Not a novice, (One who don’t not know God’s word-One new to the faith.) lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
1 Timothy|3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy|3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not
double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
1 Timothy|3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure 0conscience.
1 Timothy|3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
1 Timothy|3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not
slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
1 Timothy|3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1 Timothy|3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Vigilant- Staying watchful and alert to danger or trouble
sober, – Sensible and serious
gravity,- To be grave
grave- Dignified and solemn or sadate in manner .
Temperate—- self-restrained
Discreet- Careful about what one says or does; prudent
Chaste- Not indulging in unlawful sexual activity
Purloining- to steal
Fidelity- Faithful devotion to duty or to one’s obligations or vows; loyalty
Titus|2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Titus|2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Titus|2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Titus|2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus|2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus|2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
Titus|2:7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Titus|2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Titus|2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Titus|2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus|2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men, (Jesus Christ and His life!)
Titus|2:12 “Teaching us” that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus|2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus|2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus|2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

(Note: The proverbs shows us that a wise man will not jest and joke, will not be a tale bearer or greedy. He will be sober, sincere, serious, faithful to do the will of God.).
As we look at the gospels and the life of Christ, we see that he never joked nor acted like a fool. He never lied nor took advantage of anyone. He was not a know-it-all, but used compassion in his dealings with people to glorify God. He was our example to follow in all things. He knew how Satan worked in people and preached about things that would stop Satan from stealing your power. The power that you have in you is, Love, God Love. This is called Agape Love. What the gospel does is go to the root of peoples sin and gives them the choose to accept or reject the cure for whats wrong with you. Example, if we do not forgive, God will not forgive you. He that sayeth that he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even unto now, (why?) because that darkness (Hatred-a demon) has blinded his eyes. (1 John 2:6-11) Hate is a demon in us that we are in agreement with. As long as we agree with the “spirit of hate”, we are in darkness. That spirit has power to blind us from seeing the curse that goes along with the sin. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. To say it another way, we were born sinners and under the curse of the law of the Old Testament. Yes Jesus has died for our sins but if we do not accept Him and keep His commandments we will still be under the curse of the law. It will not be the hearers of the law that will be justified before God, but the “doers of the Word” shall be justified before God. We must learn how to “resist” the devil. If you don’t know how Satan works, you cannot resist him. The gospels lets us see Jesus the man that walked the earth teaching what it takes to over come Satan, but the words Jesus spoke could not be keep without the gift of the Holy Ghost to super-naturally break through the darkness Satan rules in. Without the Holy Ghost we cannot enter in through the veil, the veil seperates the spiritual world from the natural world.
Luke|16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Luke|16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luke|16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luke|16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Luke|16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luke|16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luke|16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Luke|16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Luke|16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
Luke|16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Luke|16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luke|16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luke|16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (Or they wouldn’t hear Jesus either!)
There are many things that we could look at to prove that the Proverbs are the root of wisdom to them that are looking for truth, but as the writer of Ecclesiastes says:
Ecclesiastes|12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is
vanity.
Ecclesiastes|12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Ecclesiastes|12:10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
Ecclesiastes|12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
Ecclesiastes|12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: (Warned!) of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Ecclesiastes|12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes|12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

About robertebarger

I am 68 years young and am a believer in Jesus Christ as the scriptures teaches. I was saved, and recieved the Holy Ghost when I was twelve years old, but when I turned thirty-five years old my world fell apart and I called out WHY GOD? The Lord lead me to start reading the Bible, (King James Verison 1611) and He showed me as I studied in the Word of God, this is why, this is why, this is why. From that time on I was studying the word of God sometimes ten and twelve hours a day plus praying and fasting. Love God, writing, Photography, Music, guitar, people, science, travel, teaching the word of God, life!
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