Money can be a very useful servant, but a very cruel and evil master.


July 18, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday,
July 18, 2018

Ninth commandment =  Exo 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

  1. Commandment # 9, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    2. Commandment #10, deals with the love of money and false prosperity there is the problem of covetousness and the love for money.

1Ti 6:18 = “to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous.”

Prin: All these establishment principles were honored and respected by TLJC who came not to abolish the Law but to fulfill the Law.

Mistake =  you must fulfill to be born again or saved because for this man our Lord is speaking to, he is in bondage to earthy possessions, materialism, and the things of this world.

Apocrypha – Tobit 4:11  “The given of alms or money delivers a soul from eternal damnation.”

Riches and possessions are what he lives for and what he is in bondage to so much so that they are hindering him from seeing the truth about TLJC; Mat 7:14; 14:6.

They are hindered from the fact that the Lord is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Joh 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

Notice what this man has to do to be saved because he is blinded to the truth of our Lord being Joh 14:6, the way, the truth, and the life as the Lord says.

  1. Mat 19:17, keep or guard the commandments of the Law. 2. In verse 21, he is told that if he wants to be made complete he has to go and sell his possessions.
  2. Give to the poor
    4. Come to the Lord
    5. Follow the Lord

Etymologies —  the phrase is “put one’s foot in one’s mouth,” or “every time she opens her mouth, she puts her foot in it.”

Origin of  “put foot in mouth” can also be identified  as the term “foot-and-mouth disease” = used metaphorically to refer to someone who is especially prone to doing or saying foolish things.

MAT 19:22  But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieved; for he was one who owned much property.

HAG 2:8  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord of hosts.

We also need to note and get ready for an amazing doctrine that teaches the danger of “bearing false witness” and-or “converting the prosperity or blessings of others into self-absorption.”  

Possessions, treasures, materialism and money are not in themselves evil or wrong or sinful…..unless one is controlled by those blessings.

The Christian is not disobedient to God if he possesses money.

There are some monetary dangers for every believer as well as unbelievers when it come to possessing prosperity, materialism, treasures or money but you are not to be controlled or enslaved by those things.

Money can be a very useful servant, but a very cruel and evil master.

Living Bible = Job 27:16-17, “The evil man may accumulate money like dust, with closets jammed full of clothing‑‑

yes, he may order them made by his tailor, but the innocent shall wear that clothing and shall divide his silver among them.”

God has not empowered them or gave them the capacity to enjoy the blessings of their prosperity.

Notice in verse 2, for a foreigner enjoys their blessings or even your blessings and prosperity as well. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

According to the Word of God, God has set us up to prosper with His laws of prosperity which are founded upon the basic fact that He owns everything and that we own nothing.

God’s Word clearly tells us that we don’t “own” anything.

It is very important to grasp this concept that we don’t “own” anything and that God just lets us “use” things.

Speaking of honoring our Christian brothers and sisters we realize that we came into this world empty-handed and we will leave this world the same way, 1TI 6:7  For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

We also realize in 1CO 4:7  For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

DEU 10:14 “Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.

1CO 10:26 for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.

All the things that we think we own belong to God.

We belong to God; 1Co 6:19-20.

PSA 24:1  The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

The world’s way is to trust in material assets and to continually try to accumulate more of them —— However, the more of these assets we have accumulated, the harder it is for us to enter into God’s kingdom.

Close observation of people who have more money than they can spend shows they don’t find any lasting satisfaction from their wealth.

ECC 5:10  He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance {with its} income. This too is vanity.

Benjamin Franklin = “Money has never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.

“The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and triples that want in other ways.”

Let’s illustrate some of the reasons why there is dishonor and deception in our earthly courts and why we do not have to live in the lies of a corrupt courtroom even in a client nation.

We also don’t need to covet the blessings our neighbors have because God has already blessed us with every spiritual and eternal blessings that have been blessings tailored perfectly just for you.

Joh 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth,”

2CO 9:7  “Let each one (believer-priest) according to as you have determined by means of his own right lobe so give; not from distress of mind or compulsion of emotion (Never give because your emotionally aroused.), for the Lord loves true motivation in giving.”

This is a description of a gracious giver and therefore a gracious gift is given by the gracious giver.

“Bearing false witness, lying, gossip, maligning, sowing discord, etc. have destroyed many of those areas I mentioned so far.

Satan also uses the lies and deceptions to promote internationalism whereas God has ordained the principle of national entities for the protection of human freedom (Acts 17:26).

Every nation must have its own laws with its jurisdiction limited to that national entity only.

This means every nation should be indigenous just like every church or local assembly is to indigenous.

Now, I want you to be sure that the commandment “Thou shalt not bear false witness” means “to answer as a false witness in a judicial function or  “to give testimony under law.”

No nation can function without objectivity in law.

No nation can function without respect for the volition or the free will of its citizens.

No nation can function without respect for marriage.

No nation can function without respect for the family, the children and the parents.

No nation can function without respect for its citizens and nationalism.

The principle of objectivity in law demands that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

Many individuals who have been labeled as guilty and not innocent  before the true facts are even given.

Our subject now is that under Jewish Law, a person must be demonstrated guilty through proper laws of evidence furnished through accurate testimony in court not by hearsay.

Evidence is gathered through testimony, and that testimony must be proved.

Correct administration of law demands truthful evidence, and evidence demands truth upon which to make a judgment.

This commandment would read: “Thou shalt not answer (in a court of law) against your fellow citizens as a false witness.”

When Law is based on Biblical principles it does not encroach upon freedom; it preserves freedom.

Many of our laws today are an encroachment upon freedom and privacy rather than the protection of them, which again points out the intensity of the angelic conflict in our nation.

Although the ninth commandment, “You shall not bear false witness,” deals with Jewish Jurisprudence in the Mosaic law, this does not mean that this is the worse type of the sins of the tongue.

The interpretation is “Thou shalt not answer (in a court of law) against your fellow citizens as a false witness.”

Any of the SOT that inevitably result in destroying the individual even as far as going to court destroying his reputation and putting him in some kind of prison, whether natural or spiritual.

We are going to list some of the deceptions and lies that come from the kingdom of darkness to hinder believers from fulfilling the PPOG and his PSD by using the sins of the tongue to destroy others.

ROM 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

ROM 8:2   For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

ROM 8:3   For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,

ROM 8:4   in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

PSA 34:22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants; And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

Because they believe lies that come from REV 12:10, from the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.

Even though Satan attacks, Rom 14:22 says  The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

An individual who does so can actually be responsible for placing someone in prison because of bearing false witness.

Because under Jewish law, or according to the Bible, in a church court and in the Supreme court of heaven, there is what is known as the laws of evidence.

The laws of evidence demand investigation of each accusation based on two or three witnesses being interrogated independently and agreeing to their testimony.

The punishment for the rebellion of any Jew against the Mosaic Law is so severe for the crime committed that Jewish law demanded that there be at least two preferably three “EYE WITNESSES” of the very same act the individual committed.

 DEU 19:15  “A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.”

Even if one person rose up against another in Israel and accused someone of murder, it was not to be received as evidence.

Num 35:30  ‘If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Deu 17:6  “On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.

  1. First emotional sins. Fear, worry, anxiety. — Sins related to hatred, which includes anger, violence, and murder.  Sins related to self‑pity, and sins related to guilt.
  2. Mental attitude sins = arrogance, pride, jealousy, implacability, bitterness, vindictiveness, inordinate ambition and inordinate competition, all motivational sins, and sinful thoughts.
  3. Verbal sins include gossip, maligning, slander, judging, lying, and verbal deception.
  4. Overt sins. They include chemical sins, sexual sins, criminal sins.