light-upon-darkness

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“For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.” Psalm 18:28 KJV AV1611

“Light Upon Darkness”
By: Evangelist Timothy Gruver

“WICKED WHISPERERS AND BASTARD-LIKE BACKBITERS!”

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:28-32 KJV AV1611

For this month’s “Light Upon Darkness”, we are going to consider … WICKED WHISPERERS AND BASTARD-LIKE BACKBITERS. The text from which I shall “take off” with this month’s edition comes from Romans chapter 1:

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:28-32 KJV AV1611

The word “reprobate” in verse 28 of Romans chapter 1 means “Rejected; failing the test; lost in sin”.  As for being “bastard-like”, let me explain some more. In the book of Hebrews chapter 12 a person reads:
“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” Hebrews 12:6-8 KJV AV1611
The day I received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour in March of 1995, God received me as one of his sons, even as I received his Son.  And so it is with you dear reader, and it is so with anyone else who receives the Son of God in spirit and truth- God receives him.  Ever since that day, I have known the chastening/correcting hand of God in my life whenever I commit any form of sin.
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” 2nd Timothy 1:9 KJV AV1611
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 KJV AV1611
Like salvation (a gift) itself, the chastening of God only comes through and is experienced through the Lord Jesus Christ.  I don’t care how much a person professes to have been saved before God and is one of his sons.  Any soul that can commit sin and it not bother him as he goes on with no conviction or shame about it, that soul is not a son of God, but a bastard according to Hebrews 12:8.  The word “bastard” means “illegitimate son”.  Such a soul is yet a child of the devil. I am sure that if we have been saved for any length of time and reading our Bibles, we all have been guilty of majoring on the sin of sodomy (homosexuality/lesbianism) when we read about those given over to a reprobate (rejected) mind in Romans chapter 1.  But what about the other sins that are mentioned just before and after sodomy is mentioned? Jesus Christ is holy.  We are called to be Christ-like.  Therefore it is written in Peter’s first epistle:
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1st Peter 1:15-16 KJV AV1611
The term “conversation” has to do with the way we as Christians behave and carry ourselves on a regular/daily basis.  To be a whisperer and a backbiter in the context of Romans chapter 1 verses 29 and 30 is wicked and bastard-like.  Such behavior is not Christ-like. Believe me.  I am preaching to myself as I lay this out just as much as I am preaching to anyone who reads this.  It is so easy to justify sinful whispering and backbiting in the name of “concern” for someone, whether they be lost or one of the brethren.  We need to check our motives before we offer some of those “prayer requests” for others.  Those prayer requests could very well be a form of whispering and backbiting in disguise. Just a couple days ago I was at my grandparents’ place in Pennsylvania as we gathered for that time of the year here in the United States known as “Thanksgiving”.  Just remember- everyday should be a day of thanksgiving unto the Lord. We have been commanded to give thanks in all things according to 1st Thessalonians 5:18 and similar verses. As I was there at my grandparents’ place, I was speaking with my grandmother concerning a particular matter involving my cousin and her husband.  I made some observations concerning some matters involving them and their marriage.  I will not say what that was, for that would be committing the same sin all over again.  Just pray for them please.  Their names are Ashley and Chad.  They, like almost all of my loved ones, are not saved. Eventually, I learned something involving my cousin’s husband and I was so convicted of what amounted to whispering and backbiting behind their back.  I immediately went upstairs in my grandparents’ one bedroom.  I got on my knees and repented as I confessed and named my sin of whispering and backbiting. This was in fact a manifestation of the love and chastening of my Father (God) in heaven upon me as one of his sons. I don’t despise such chastening, and neither should you if you are saved and have experienced such chastening on your soul.  Not long after I went back downstairs, having confessed and repented of my sin in the matter, the Lord showed me this:
“For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.” 2nd Thessalonians 3:11 KJV AV1611
It is safe to say, over 90% of whispering and backbiting is rooted in or the result of someone being a busybody!  Read that again please.  If you or I have a problem with whispering and/or backbiting, just stop being a busybody and over 90% (yea, if not all!) whispering and backbiting will go out the door and no longer be a part of our conduct as a Christian.  Consider, if you think there is nothing wrong with backbiting and whispering, the kind of company God includes you in that is written in Romans chapter 1. As for you who do not know the love and chastening that comes from the Father (God) in heaven upon you in light of your sin against him, please consider:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 KJV AV1611
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 KJV AV1611
Your sins have condemned you to an eternity in a lake of fire:
“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 KJV AV1611
Ye must be born again (John 3:3,7)As it has been said, “Be born once, die twice.  Or be born twice, and die only once!”.  When you were born physically, you were shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin according to the word of God in Psalm 51.  Ye must be born again- shapen in holiness, conceived in the righteousness of God (the Spirit).  It is a spiritual birth, whereby through faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for you and yours sins alone, God becomes your Father (spiritually) and you become his child/son after the spirit.  Then you will no longer be a bastard, able to sin, without the chastisement/correction of your loving Father (God) in heaven.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-13 KJV AV1611
Jesus is risen from the dead!  In faith, call upon him today and ask him to forgive you of your sins and come into your heart and your Lord and Saviour. As short as it may be, I trust that a mouth-full has been declared in this month’s edition of “Light Upon Darkness”.  Remember, whispering and backbiting as condemned in Romans 1:29, 30 is wicked and bastard-like.  Such behavior is not Christ-like.  I say as much to myself as I say it to you who read this, “Don’t do it!”.  If you need to repent in this matter, don’t waste anytime dear Christian, do it now.  Confess your sin, and get it washed away under the blood of Jesus Christ your Saviour.  I conclude with the exhortation of Jesus to the church of Laodicea:
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19 KJV AV1611
Till next month’s edition, God bless you and yours.

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