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The enemy is always about to steal, kill, or destroy. Anything but do something that is life producing. One of the ways he does this is to get you to cooperate with the whisperings. The voices that hint at something that may have been conjured up in the courts of hell. These could be accusations, false verdicts, judgments, or criticisms.
We know the agenda (the strategy behind) an accusation is to divide and dominate. If the enemy can get you to accuse or agree with a suggestion that is an accusation, he can begin the process of dismantling that relationship. He builds lie upon lie, whisper upon whisper, falsehood upon falsehood.
In Isaiah 28:9-12, we read:
9 “Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts?
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little."
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people,
12 To whom He said, "This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest," And, "This is the refreshing"; Yet they would not hear.
The enemy uses the same pattern:
Precept upon precept
Line upon line
Here a little, there a little
But Satan does it in reverse.
This verse could read:
11 For with mocking lips and strange words (whispers) he will speak…. bit by bit, frequency by frequency, injunction by injunction.
I heard Heaven say, “When one does not govern the whisperings they DO NOT reduce in size. They grow. A whisper (which is an accusation) becomes a rumor, a rumor becomes “fact”, the “fact” progresses to a false judgment of some sort.
“When you become another’s judge, we are susceptible to the wrong leadings, the wrong voices. We are prone to make the wrong decisions. They may even think and say that they are being led by Me or by Holy Spirit when we have not been consulted in the manner.
“The more you judge those who you have been placed to work with the more easily they can be swayed by the wrong voices. You’ve seen it happen with others. It is often done systematically. Someone’s friends began to pick you a part in their presence. They begin to judge you and whisper those things in her ears. She, like Adam did not govern the whisperings.
“Whisperings will destroy what I have intended to be done in such a way that what was on the table goes off the table and may cycle around. It may eventually get done, but it has been unnecessarily delayed. That is not my plan.
“Governing can keep these things minimized, but I want it eliminated, not merely minimized.”
Psalm 1 is a key.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.
When you position yourself to hear the wrong voices, you will. The counsel of the ungodly is counsel that does not have my heart nor guides you to walk in righteousness.
A sinner is one who has been taken off his pathway by his actions, words, or deeds. To sin is to miss the mark so as to forfeit the prize. The way of sinners is the way of those who are being taken off course. It is the alternate path from the Golden Path that they were on.
Those who sit in the seat of the scornful are those who have begun to pass judgment on others and on things they may not yet understand. Often when faced with something you don’t yet understand, you will fall back to actions based on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, not from the Tree of Life. They have passed judgement. Instead of removing accusations they begin to make them.
If you fear being deceived you WILL BE deceived. You are embracing fear in a very subtle way.
Other factors in a person’s life affect their susceptibility to these whisperings. If their home life is troubled it is like they have judged and/or accused their mate. When you are in judgment of one, you will be in judgment of another. The enemy loves to position you to judge those who are leadership in your life.
If, wives, you will step into judgement of your spouse, you will be destroying the covering over your life he provides. You will then be susceptible to begin judging others who are in leadership in your life. What is the strategy – the division will begin to dominate in your life.
Don’t take the bait.
Recognize the sin.
Deal with the accusation: Agree, confess, repent, apply the blood.
Get the false verdicts removed.
Seek forgiveness of those you have judged.
When the accusations or judgments are public, then a public repentance and apology is required. If they were private, private repentance and apology may be ok.
Be aware of the whisperings and begin to govern so they do not impact your realms.
See the blog post called “The Bend.”