Saturday, September 08, 2007

Psalm 101 IV

“ He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.” Psalm 101:7-8
I must finish my comments on Psalm 101 so I can move onto other matters. First, this is a wonderful psalm and is worth committing to memory as most scripture is. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11 We should remember that when we read this, it is not just David that is saying this, but God.
“ He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:”
We have the house of God on earth which is the church, but we will have his house in heaven. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2 While many dwell in the church working deceit now, it won’t happen in heaven. Deceit is defined as “a misleading falsehood” or “the quality of being fraudulent.” Another words, it is trying to appear as something that one is not. Is this happening in the church today? Well, it did in the early church and is much more prevalent now. “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” II Corinthians 11:13-15 We must have our loins gird about in truth and keep on the breastplate of righteousness.
“he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.”
A lie is simply something that is not true. That may have seemed like a very shallow statement to some but now days we have to define almost everything. “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44 Satan lied to Eve in that while he told part of the truth, he did not tell her all but distorted it. “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5 He lied in that they would not die for they did as well as all of mankind since then except for Elijah and Enoch who were taken up to heaven. Even Jesus had to die for the sins of mankind that started that day of deception by Satan in the garden of Eden, but he has risen! Thank God! There will be no liars in heaven. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
“I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.”
Christ is coming back to judge the earth and will rule with a rod of iron. “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Revelation 19:15 The deceiver of the brethren shall be cast out. “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” John 12:31 One day all shall bow before our Lord and Savior. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:9-12

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