HONESTY AND DESTINY

honesty and destiny

One of the principles revealed in the OT Law for entry into the Promised Land or the land God destined His people to live in was being honest. Here in Deuteronomy 16:20 it is translated with the word just, “That which is altogether just (honest) shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” The principle of honesty in this verse still applies to Christians in the New Testament and is made possible by Christ’s nature within us. We also have a destiny (the will, plan, and work of God for our life) and a land of promise, not a physical land, but the land of possessing God’s promises by faith.

Honesty means being sincere, truthful, genuine, fair, trustworthy, and loyal with integrity. It means telling the truth, not lying, cheating, or stealing. Telling the truth despite consequences and being true when voicing one’s opinion in kind thoughtful ways. It is doing what we know is right and not betraying ourselves or going against what our conscience dictates. Proverb 12:19, and 22 says, “The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (v.22) Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are His delight.” In the N.T. it says we are to put away all lies and lying Ephesians 4:15, 25. Dishonest people and people who lie never reach their destiny. Lies are:

1. False statements.
2. False impressions.
3. Vague, incomplete half-truth statements.
All lies:
1. Have an intent to mislead.
2. Either falsify or conceal.
Let’s be honest, shame the devil, the father of lies, and go forward into our destiny.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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