Ex 20:16 “You shall not testify falsely [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).
Proverbs 6:16 These six things the Lord hates;
Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him:
17 A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that creates wicked plans,
Feet that run swiftly to evil,
19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths],
And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers.
Have any of you been guilty of uttering what is untrue? If so, bring forward all the falsehoods, all the deceitful expressions that you have ever uttered, and see how they appear in the presence of the HAYAH (I AM) of truth, of that MOST DIVINE WHO has declared that HE abhors a lying tongue and that all liars shall have their portion in the burning lake. Oh, what is it to stand convicted of falsehood before such a ONE as this!
And yet stand before HIM, we all shall. And there will be nothing hidden, no screen to mask our iniquities, before HIM. We shall see HIM as HE really is. But HE shall expose us to all, as HE SEES US NOW!
And what pray tell does HE see, in your life and mine? Well, lets say you go to the meeting house this end of week, and your heart, the secret place of infinite wickedness that you work so very hard to keep hidden from all others, while ignoring that YEHOVAH SEES ALL; lets say that all who are present could see into this place of shame. (The LORD is speaking to all of us, reader. Those not yet born of ELOHIM, and those who are born of HIM.)
So your heart is exposed and all that is within it is clearly seen and understood by all gathered there. It is your special day, to be seen as you really are, without pretense or deciet. How will that make you feel? Would you look for a shelter? A screen? An open window to leap through? Would your guts wrench within, to be exposed for all that you REALLY ARE, rather than some fictitious person you want others to believe you are?
There would be nothing seen that was not true. Oh saint, oh sinner, could you bear up to such a display? Are you thankful that others cannot see you for truly what kind of person you really are, and not the one you want to appear to be? I am.
Yet, when we stand before the ALMIGHTY one day, we will be EXPOSED in the same way, and even more so. Because in HIM there is no darkness at all. Will that make you comfortable? Or will you cringe with no place to run or hide. There will be no denial, because the TRUTH will REIGN over ALL! What will HIS justice demand? What will you have as your defense? Your good works? .....or HIS MERCY and GRACE? If your SIN that caused you little to NO SHAME is not washed away by the blood of the LAMB in response to your sincere, honest, and heart felf REPENTANCE, then all will be exposed, and the LAKE OF FIRE will be your eternal destiny. Torment, without end. Selah.
Better to run to the CROSS today, beloved, and die to all this sin and self will in your life. You know, the secret stuff. We make a grave error when we compare ourselves to one another, and the false front we expose to the false fronts of others. Oh, please listen. COMPARE YOURSELF WITH HIM!!!! What will you need to cover you and your sin soaked miserable hypocritical self in the presence of the most pure, holy, infinite perfection of the MOST HIGH? There is only one remedy, beloved. DEATH by CRUCIFIXION. Yours united with HIS.
Have you been immersed into HIS death (by putting an end to all sin and self will)? Or is there far to much of "you", the old man, that is yet alive and CONDEMNED?