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January 7, 2022 7:00 am
When Satan whispers fallacious thoughts to a personâ€™s mind, they must be taken captive immediately when they are just a thought, a notion or suggestion. If not, they can become strongholds of deception that must be pulled down. It is easier to take a thought captive, and bring it into the obedience of Christ, then to have to pull down a stronghold.
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Greetings friends and new listeners and welcome to the sound.
I'm sure not thanking you for joining us today because we know Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Today's message is a true eye-opener and your arrestor the whisper in Genesis and Revelation.
Satan is called a serpent. The Hebrew word is not clash, and it verb form means to with birdlike the history of a snake from the moment he beguiled Eve in the garden, Satan has been whispering his cunning lies in accusations against God and his true people because he is the whisper now.
I might step one more toes about this time because I'm going to say not only don't listen to the whisper don't become a whisperer. As you know there are whispers in the church and were approved to you.
Let's look to Romans 129 now in Romans one we have a whole catalog of deadly sins, but we are zoning in on our subject, so let's look at verse 29 being filled with all unrighteousness. Now that's a very key description being spell with all unrighteousness, and here is the symptoms the outgrowth the fruit fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperer's whisper errors. Now, several of the traits that we just read. Here are synonymous with words we've already looked at in connection with the serpent, Satan, for instance, malicious, and an envious and the murderers.
These are all Satan's nature deceitful malignity. Here is the same word his craftiness that we read in the other verses.
It's the same word, but the last one is one of Satan's titles. The whisper, so let's look at the Greek word for whisperer whisperings and whisper what is the Greek word I'm I'm going to say because it's a little tough now that you really care. But here's the meeting this you do care about a secret slanderer because the devil is a coward and he's like a snake in the grass.
He does all his things, he tries to do secretly incognito, so you don't realize it's the devil. Amen slanderer to speak false charges which defame and damage another's reputation to assassinate their character. That's what Satan does revelations 1210 names him one of his titles.
The accuser of the brethren. Amen. Accused means to charge someone with an offense to claim they have committed something wrong or bad and this is what Satan's MO is he's always slandering someone slanderer is a direct connection to Satan and I hate to say this to you but he's not some saints in the church.
He can use to do his dirty work. I'm not saying just Faith Tabernacle on thing in the church. Amen.
The body of Christ. You know the Bible tells us in second Corinthians chapter 2 that there are vessels of honor and there are vessels of dishonor and the enemy knows who we can use that he can whisper to then accused godly people to them and get them to do his work of starting to slander them. Amen. Back in the second Corinthians chapter 12 and looking at verse 24. I fear less when I come, I shall not find you such as I would and that I shall be found under you, such as you would not. But here's the point lest one icon there be debates and billions rafts, stripes, backbiting, whisperings, swellings and tumults.
So here we have that word again I fear less when I come. This is what I'm going to find I'm afraid when I come to see you again. Karen and I want you to know that this would be his third trip there. He's already been there twice he's saying I'm afraid even though I've been there two times already. I'm afraid when I come back. This is what I'm gonna find debates and endings, wraps and stripes and backbiting's whispering swellings and tumults saints. There was a lot of bad stuff going on in this church at Corinth if even all the more remarkable when you consider they are the ones to whom he wrote all about the gifts of the spirit, but he also wrote to them. The chapter on love. Amen. So here in this church.
We got backbiting. We don't use that word anymore.
What's it mean it means slander. It means defamation whisperings slander unit, also referred to the ones who were able to use magic to charm the snake that also with the same Greek word was used to refer to swellings how they know what swellings is it means to be puffed up with pride puffed up with pride because these things all go together. Amen.
Puffed up with pride and tumults. It refers to a state of instability disorder and confusion.
Think about this policy and I'm afraid when I get there I modifying to melt.
I find confusion and disorder because James said in James 316 for where there is envy and strife there is confusion and every evil work. Amen. Envy and strife bring forth confusion and every evil work because when there is envy and strife.
The devil gets in the mix when he gets in the mix anything evil can happen. Amen. Let's look at verse 21, and less when I come again, my God, will humble me among you, and that I shall be whale many which have sinned already and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed. So he says I fear that when I come, I will be humbled among you know what is he mean by that he means I will feel like I had failed as your pastor as your mentor as your teacher I will feel that somehow I had failed you. Because now, on the third time, I will come and find a situation still going on. I will find people that have not did and I will be whale or I will mourn for them. PC whispers comparable church. They can lie against the leadership and so suspicion amongst the members and then that means that the leadership or the minister is handicap now because when he goes there she goes to preach the people are sitting there judging every word they say there they're not receiving the word the shape the black sheep are not being fed the good word because now they're suspicious. The person that's breaking because someone has slandered them and everything that they say is not going through the filter of slander so everything they think it's twisted to mean something else. Amen. That's what whispers can do when they lie against leadership. They can lie against other members in the church. The sheep in the church and greatly wound them and maybe even drive them out of the church, the church, where God put them the place where he planted them he wanted them to be in that church under that Shepherd can be said that diet that he put in that church.
Other churches have good shepherds and God uses them for their sheep.
Amen. But they put them in this charge because there's a diet he wants them, but they can become so wounded that they leave because of whispers they can break up friendships between two good friends over things that are absolute lies. I would read you a very powerful verse Proverbs chapter 16 in verse 28 I'm in the King James of course. And it says a fro word man so strife and a whisperer separates chief friends. So a fro word man. What in the world as a forward man means perverse.
The word actually means to overthrow something to overturn someone so a person who is perverse. They come in and with this strife they can overturn or overthrow something good or good people.
Amen. The Hebrew word strife here means contention and discord you know and Proverbs 6 verses 16 through 19.
The word says there are seven things that the Lord hates, seven things and three of them are directly tied with the tongue number one proud look, number two lying tongue number three hands that shed innocent blood in.
I wonder what the pro-abortion people have to say about that one. Number four hearts that devise wicked imaginations number 5 feet swift running to mischief or to do evil. Number six, a false witness and number seven he that sows discord amongst the brethren, please not talk about the world's talking about the Saints. Amen. Going back to Proverbs 1628. The second part says a whisperer separates chief friends.
The word is a slanderer, a talebearer seen a talebearer in the Bible sense in the Bible. Understanding is not just someone who gossips you can gossip and be saying something true.
You can be saying the truth about someone, that person stole my pocketbook out of the bathroom and took my money and it can be true, but if you keep going around telling everybody all the time that's gossip, you're not been you're not lying about the person they told the truth you go to the leader, the pastor, if it's in the church and you say this is what I believe about so-and-so and then they can call so-and-so in the pastor can take care of it.
But when you go tell everybody else.
You ruined that person if they do get right with God, and they are repented.
After that it's all everybody's gonna think about them. Amen. So gossip can be true, but a talebearer is someone who is spreading lies so when you see talebearer is not just gossip it means, lies, and what's he saying about that it can separate it can divide chief friends or intimate friends, and that is really a shame. It's a shame when two people have been friends forever love one another had many good times together done many wonderful things together but that incident comes in and divides and separates that's what a whisperer can do. Amen. So in our final part with the time I have left. We are going to talk about. We talked about you know how Satan is a whisperer. We talked about how we don't want to be a whisperer. Amen. How to handle whispers in the church and now we're going to learn how that we can keep up the hedge, so the serpent can get in, let's turn to Ecclesiastes chapter 10 and looking at verse eight he that digs a pit, shall fall into it and who so breaks the hedge. A serpent shall bite him. So who so digs a bit. They're going to fall into it so you know that's another way of saying whatever you so you're going to reap. Amen. David actually said this very same thing but he added something to it. In Psalm 715.
He said he still digs the picture fall into any added his message of shall turn upon his own head. So whatever you sow you reap.
Sometimes when people have done vicious, cruel, mean things and done a lot of damage a lot of her unit which is I'm shaking my head. I can't believe they did that, but you know what, I'm not pronouncing it. God's word pronounces the going to reap it. They're going to reap it to you just need to leave it in the Lord's hands. Part two. Whosoever breaks the hedge.
A serpent will bite him. Now I hedge means, whether it's a hedge made out of strawberry or something else. It means hedge or offense about you surrounding you to protect you, to keep out predators you put a hedge around the garden which is kinda what this is speaking about. You put a hedge around the garden to keep out animals from running in your garden and destroying it and eating it.
Amen. People walk and say when tromping through your yard. You don't want people tromping through your yard so you put up a sense, it might be made out of strawberry or it may be made out of blood but you put up a fence, but you're trying to keep people out of your yard and your place in your garden and protected. Amen. And we learned in the book of Job. How that God was so proud of his righteous servant Job that he even said to Satan, do you see my righteous servant Job how he issues or he avoids or stays away from evil and is a righteous man and we know that how Satan spoke back to God and he said in Job 110 have you not made.
I hedge about him and about his house and on his every side.
God knew God hedge all around the base protected all around you have blessed the works of his and his substance is increased in the land so Satan said I see that Job is a righteous man, I see that, but I also know that you had blessed him and you put a hedge all around his blessing and he said the only reason why job is serving you and is a righteous man is because of all the blessings that you heap on him, but you just might move ahead remove those blessings.
Allow me to attack his blessing than this is what he said and he will curse you to your face.
I'm quoting the King James verse 11, he will curse you to your face. Now that's strong. You can curse somebody under your breath.
You can curse somebody exam there that person.
But when you look in their face and curse him that's bold. He says he will curse you to your face because he knew that he was going to give Job the commensurate grace like I preach last week he allowed Satan to attack him. God had to remove the hedge state included. Amen.
And God did it for his purpose. Many purposes to show the devil. You're wrong about you. You're a liar to show Job I put my trust in you and you stood true, and now I'm going to restore you and I will give you double amen and to show every child of God.
Since that time his Job is the first book that was written down.
If you know that it's the first book, not Genesis, Job was the first book written to show every child of God. Going forward, even down to you and me that God will always bring us out on top in the end, but now listen to this Saints were under the new covenant we have a hedge of the blood of Jesus we have the hedge of the word of God we had the hedge of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Satan cannot get to waste all heads up. As long as we stay behind.
I had Satan cannot do lots, but we break down, the serpent can bite us. Amen. So don't break down the serpent to get into your life.
So let me just briefly say it this way… On your prayer time your Bible study. Spending time with God.
Don't go spending more time on Facebook, then God's book and face time then God's face time. Amen those little things.
When you let down.
Then you begin to get on my mind and you start skipping charge for carnal reasons. Amen. When you start doing that you are breaking down the hedge and this is way to get in. Don't break down the hedge of your financial blessings by withholding God's ties and offerings. Amen. Don't break down the hedge around your holy marriage by watching porn you're breaking down the hedge you're going let that serpent bite you and we need bite you with the bike the pornography it does a lot of damage amen.break down the hedge around your marriage by becoming flirtatious with someone you know on the job just flirting. You know they keep flattering you how well you dress and how good you look and how nice you are and how smart you are and you start eating all that up. Amen. Instead of keeping what would be a respectable social distance.
Amen. Or you you start crying on somebody's shoulder because your husband don't understand you and your wife don't do you write and that other persons is all I know how you feel and you cry on their shoulder and it goes from crying on their shoulder into a full-blown sexual relations. Don't let the hedge be broken down and even if it's just those thought your husband don't appreciate thing you do you work and you cleaning you cooking he what is he doing on the nothing and so then he's thinking that other thing. My wife don't care about me. She never tells me she appreciates anything. I do consider your like this at one another.
The devil is getting you break down the hedge. Amen. People say I don't know what happened.
We just grew apart. How can you grow apart when you're serving the Lord together you be getting stronger now only personal hunger go down. Amen. Don't let that hedge be broken around your spirit by listening to the whisperers like we talked about those whispers of anger and bitterness and racism and envy and jealousy, and all those things you gotta protect your spirit from them.
Don't let the hedge around your soul be broken down by exposing yourself to things that will trigger fear. There are things that will trigger fear watching the Coptic things.
I'm sorry, but some of those movies you should be watching him. You should not be watching then you can laugh and say all what that we know it's just Hollywood. We know it's just a cop. We know there's not really goals and there is not really ghost and there's really not all that yeah but there really are evil spirits.
There really are evil spirits. And that's what they do, they make it look like you know it's very innocent and it's entertainment the devil uses entertainment as much as anything else to try to get the people and let them get their guard down or that hedge down. I have heard of people that had been attacked severely with a spirit of fear because they watched the horror movie I would never watch him and I would not only let them be watched in my home. Amen. Because I don't want to open the door to the enemy to come in.
Many years ago were talking almost 30 years ago one of my children brought a Ouija board and in my house and I didn't even know it to one day when I was cleaning and found it under the bed. It was at this time year this exact time year and that is the exact time a year and shortly thereafter is when one of my sons was hit with vertigo so seriously that it made him bedridden and I was injured in my back and put me in bed.
You can open the door.
Amen. Don't let down the hedge for your body.
Don't yield your members to uncleanness don't yield your members to that because when you let down the hedge. The devil is going to come in and let's be on our guard this time of year and know that because it's a holy time when people that I know the religious but I'm just trying to make you understand, God gave them these feast and they're doing it now without Jesus and that's the mistake, but the point is is it's a time when they're going after God. The devil is going to come in and try to draw people into the lie. Now when I was getting ready to go out the door almost the last minute. This I remembered that years ago were talking like 17 years ago I wrote this poem so quick printed it out and I didn't know whether or not I was gonna read it or not, but I would really because I think it goes with the message I got a couple minutes. The problem is I wrote like a seven 2002. It's called Satanism's Satan is the God of isms-isms as in schisms schisms as in divisions that lead to visions he loves to spread unbelief and doubt because he's the God of negativism. He insist things will never work out because he's the God of cynicism. All those in charge can never do it right. He's the God of criticism. You're wiser in God's sight.
He's the God of Pharisaism you know when you're self, their hearts aren't right.
He's the God of judgment to listen, you possess superior insight. He's the God of egoism, they act sincere, but you doubt it's true.
He's the God of skepticism.
Jealous spirits with wicked imaginations. He's the God of fantasies and false claims of evil defamation.
He's the God of slander is him. These are some of the satanic-isms. He uses best to bring divisions evil surmising gossip and lies holier than thou self-righteous pride accused him of the brethren. He is called sewer of discord lying on stains and lying on God's Satan is bound he is the deceiver because he's don't leave my voice to the mouth promptly. In Jesus name, amen.
What a bondage breaking word of the Lord the whisper. One of Satan's most dangerous and effective tactics is not just a lie against God, but to subtly whisper his accusations, like the hits of the deadly serpent. He is called the serpent and the accuser of the brethren. He could also be called the whisper. Paul wrote to the church of Corinth, I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his ductility so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ, there are five significant Greek words in this verse that tell the story of Satan, the whisper, and reveal how he whispers thoughts to the mind that accuse God and godly members of the body of Christ.
If they are not taken captive when just a thought, a notion or suggestion they can become mental strongholds of deception.
Whisperers, can tear up a church with jealousy, slander, suspicion, and lies maligning leadership and wounding members learn how to discern the whispers of the enemy and take captive every thought. Make sure not to allow the hedge of protection around your life to be broken down because proverb says where the hedge is broken. The serpent bites order the whisper on CD for love gift of $10 or more for the radio ministry request SK 208 mailto sound of faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 order on email@example.com where MP3s are available to order by mail send your minimum love gift of $10 to PO Box 174, Baltimore, MD 21203 request SK 208 until next time. This the shower not saying