Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
NEW- [verses- links below]
Last night I read Malachi chapter 2- and thought it interesting that it is a rebuke against leadership- for breaking the covenant with the wives of their youth.
I really had no ‘plan’ on talking about that issue- but it has come up in the present teaching on Mark’s gospel- as well as on my ‘unplanned’ talks.
Often times we speak on issues- and it turns out that there was a reason.
I also gave an example [Mason] of how good people- in anger- can quickly make a sexual accusation- even against a friend they are trying to help.
I only share that example because I know the lady who said it- is actually a person who helps the homeless- like myself.
The last few days I also posted the famous ‘rape accusation’ case in the bible.
The story of Joseph and Potiphars wife.
Now- I do not share it in a way that says ‘oh- yeah- all rape accusations are false’.
No- I find it interesting that some women- when either scorned [for sex in the biblical example] or for other reasons- do indeed do this.
It reminded me of the local Kingsville carpenter case that I spoke on the last few days.
I don’t think many Christians realize how God is actually giving us insight into the heart of man [or woman] by this being one of the most famous stories in scripture.
God is not ‘being mean’ he is showing us another way iniquity works- yes- rape- child molestation- there are indeed many real cases of other forms of sin.
But we often neglect to see why false accusation [bearing false witness] is one of the ‘big 10’ so to speak.
In society- if I hold you against your will- we call that kidnapping.
Yet in the famous case of Michael Morton- he was ‘kidnapped’ for 25 years- by the system.
The prosecutor in the Morton case sincerely believed Morton murdered his own wife- because she did not want to have sex with him on his birthday.
Morton’s son- who was very young at the time- did visit Morton while he was in prison.
When his son was of legal age- he began reading all the new stories about what his father ‘did’ – these stories created real anger- and hatred in Morton’s son.
That damaged him.
Over time- the truth was revealed- and Morton was released.
The former prosecutor fought against it for a while- but after the release most viewed it as ‘well- at least the system worked in the end’.
But the fabricated story from the prosecutor- and the publication of that false accusation- for so many years- created an evil mind in many that read it.
The hatred and anger did have a source- it was the false words- accusations- that poisoned all who were involved.
We often think that false testimony or accusation- is very rare.
The reason I mentioned the Joesph case- is because it shows us that sin- manifests itself in that particular way at times.
I also talked about the ‘Jezebel’ spirit.
The cases where those in authority also have manipulated the system- to accomplish what they want.
Now- all women in authority positions are obviously not Jezebels.
But scripture shows us some famous examples of it.
So- even a good christian woman in the heat of an argument can simply blurt something out- that cuts to the heart of what we see in the Joesph story.
In society- these accusations
are not rare at all.
In the Morton case- it came out of the sinful heart of the prosecutor- who actually believed Morton’s failure to ‘have sex’ caused him to murder his wife.
Though it was all fabricated -maybe even for a good reason [I’m sure at the Beginning of the case- the prosecutor released those words of accusation- in the court- because he thought Morton ‘might’ have done it].
Yet- the damage his false accusations caused- not only to Morton- but to his son- and many others-
The damage was very real.
Just as real- and bad- as if someone kidnapped your family relative- and held them illegally for 25 years.
Yes- no one gets a pass on these things- and when the accusations are known to be false from the start[Like en ex wife lying about a dad molesting their child] then that woman has committed a severe crime.
But the system seems to look at those cases- even if the man is found not guilty- as ‘well- the mother should have never lied- but it’s over’.
No- many of the lies in these scenarios have caused great damage- and when some of the fathers are later exonerated after many years- the mothers who made the false charges often pay no penalty at all.
LINKS- Here are just a few quick links- I didn’t even read them-
The main point I want to make is scripture actually shows us that false accusation is not just something ‘people do’ it is one of the key ways iniquity [sin] works.
It’s not some new- or rare thing- in the few stories in the bible about rape- it just so happens the famous accusation was made- simply because Joesph did not want to have sex with the woman.
Out of the few cases in the history of scripture- one of the main reasons the rape charge is made- is because the man did not want to have sex with the woman.
Because of the recent stuff I have talked about- I think some might have made- not just some wrong judgments- or that judge ‘did the best she could’.
No- if all of the many years of damage that is going to be done [Morton’s son]- taking away the voice of the man himself- the judgment that ‘bad judging’ brings on a community- all of these things are very serious.
And we simply don’t see it as ‘that bad’.
If someone were to kidnap a judge- and hold that judge against their will [unjust cause] that crime is just as hideous in the eyes of God- as the imprisonment of a person wrongfully- based on false testimony-
Proverbs 19:9 – A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.
New International Version
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent– the LORD detests them both.
New Living Translation
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent–both are detestable to the LORD.
English Standard Version
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
Last [I think?] but not least-
Hopefully today you only get 1 video- I need to work on the regular teaching posts.
In the bible- wisdom is vital for leaders- judges [men or women] those in authority.
I did check up on the news today- the Comey thing- etc.
We also have the case of Bill Cosby- sexual assault.
In his case- though I always liked Bill Cosby- it seems pretty obvious that he’s guilty.
He actually did an interview on Larry King years ago where he talks about stuff that he’s being accused of.
If I remember he even mentions it in one of his books [using drugs to make women ‘more comfortable’ with sexual advances].
So- because of all this- he probably is guilty.
Now- in the ‘Kingsville carpenter’ case [I- like most of you- probably never want to hear it again]
Here is wisdom-
In society- the spur of the moment statement- when responding to a rape accusation ‘the only thing I can imagine is I turned her down for sex’ Is rarely ever used.
If you had sex- then the normal excuse would be ‘it was consensual’.
If you didn’t have sex- you would simply say ‘she’s lying’.
But the fact that he himself put it in a way that shows you it was not thought out- means he had to be wracking in his own brain- ‘Why’?
And as I stated above- out of all the rare cases of the accusation of rape in the bible- sure enough- that was the only reason for the false accusation.
Now- if I’m right- something will happen.
Will John do somet5hing?
No- not any more than what you have seen me do the last week.
Bring it out into the light.
That’s a function of the kingdom.
Meaning it brings God’s ‘judgment’ in.
Does God delight in judgment- justice?
Of course- as much as he delighted in the release of the young girl who was kidnapped and held in a storage container- which I just saw on the news yesterday.
Now- we can identify more with a young girl being kidnapped-
Then the older men who might be ‘serving’ the same fate- but they might be in prison because of judges/juries who lack judgment.
Or jurors who are not doing a good job [Like what happened in the Overton case].
Either way- we now bring it into the light.
Not for vengeance- but for Justice.
Whether it be for the Gaytan kid I talked about before.
Or Mr Rosas [Flash bomb case].
Or yes- even for the actual victims of rape and incest [Like Nava’s step daughter].
In the eyes of God- just because you have a Mexican man- it’s still wrong- if it was a false accusation.
Ok- that’s it for now-
God bless all-
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/asia/kabul-explosion-hits-diplomatic-area/index.html on the video I said 40 were killed- it was actually 90- which proves my point more.
VERSES- Exodus 23:1
“You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
‘You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
My enemies speak evil against me, “When will he die, and his name perish?” And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it. All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying, read more.
Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”
New American Standard Bible
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just– both are detestable to the LORD.
International Standard Version
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent–both of them are an abomination to the LORD.
New Heart English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that justifies the evil and condemns the righteous is defiled in front of Lord Jehovah.
GOD’S WORD® Translation
Whoever approves of wicked people and whoever condemns righteous people is disgusting to the LORD.
JPS Tanakh 1917
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Even they both are an abomination to the LORD.
New American Standard 1977
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Jubilee Bible 2000
He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
King James 2000 Bible
He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
American King James Version
He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
American Standard Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
Darby Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.
English Revised Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Webster’s Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
World English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
Young’s Literal Translation
Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
Malachi 2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
Malachi 2:7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Malachi 2:11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
Malachi 2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
View profile at Medium.com
Note- Please do me a favor, those who read/like the posts- re-post them on other sites as well as the site you read them on- Thanks- John.#