Deuteronomy – Deu 5:20 Neither Shalt Thou Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor

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Deu 5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

As in every study of the word of God we must see what we are being told inwardly. What is it that God wants us to see inwardly about what is being said outwardly. What does He mean when He says, “Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour”? First, who is my neighbor?

Luk 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luk 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luk 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Luk 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Luk 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Luk 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luk 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luk 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luk 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luk 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Remember, we must see even this parable inwardly before we can understand it. So, to understand who the neighbor is, we have to know who the man was who fell among thieves, who the priest is, and who the levite is. We are all of them, and Christ is the Samaritan. We are the man who falls among the thieves in our lives of self indulgence. We are beaten up, torn apart and left for dead by all the things in our lives to which we are enslaved in the flesh. Then we become religious and become the priest who is so holy he won’t touch the uncleanness of what I am from birth. We deny what we are, we bear false witness to what we were, are and will be. And then we are the Levites who become so entangled in the law that we won’t dare help ourselves out of the ditch because we feel that because of the law we are not worthy to be received;

Luk 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Now we see Christ in us as the Samaritan, who binds our wounds, gives us His spirit through the trial we just went through (the wine), sets us on His Works of His flesh and then takes us to the new Jerusalem, the inn, a place of rest. So, Christ is our neighbor. He is the One Who lives next to me my whole life whether I know it or not. He has planned my life down to every second, every breath, every heart beat and all for my good. When we speak in terms of “Jesus told me”, and we are not quoting scripture or backing up what we believe by what scripture says in the sum of God’s word, we are bearing false witness of Christ. Because we are, from birth, false witness, we are the false prophet and the beast in Revelation 16:13 and 19:20 at first.

Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Where did the false prophet prophesy falsely? Inside us.

Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

We are the false witness against our neighbor, Christ, by falsely worshiping ourselves through lying spirits, which are doctrines of devils, that lead us astray from the truth. We do not want to see our neighbor as being our LORD and Savior; we want to see ourselves as our own lord and savior. This is why we pass by on the other side, because to look upon Him as our Savior is to admit we need saving. We do not want to recognize ourselves in the sins of others, because that makes us one with them, but this is how we live out sins we personally have not committed but are capable of.

Our beast wants to worship himself so he has two horns like a lamb/Christ but he speaks as a dragon/Satan. We are types and figures of both in our own time and place, and we are one with the priest, one with the levite, one with the man taken by thieves, and we are one with Christ – all in our own time and place.

We are living by every word that proceeds out of Christ, Who is, was, and will be the Word of God and the mouth of God Who has created each and every individual life and the life that they must live out. Every word that proceeds out of Christ, Who is the mouth of God, that spoke my life into existence before it was a life, details what He has predestined for me to live out. Also each and everyone of us, knowingly or not, are living out every one of His words which details our individual lives.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

I have attended many services where the pastors or teachers say “Jesus told me….” Just because someone invokes the name Jesus does not mean he is speaking in the name of Jesus. I use to say that all the time (Jesus told me) to make what I said irrefutable. But, I was bearing false witness against my neighbor. Christ did not say the things I was saying, the second beast in me was, the one with two horns like a lamb but spoke as a devil.

Joh 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Joh 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Christ gives us an example of what bearing false witness is, bearing witness of yourself. If you bear witness of your works, as though the works are yours, you have just borne false witness against your neighbor. Because Christ is the Creator of all things it is not true that you can claim anything as being yours.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (this is living by every word of God ,out of the mouth of God’s spokeman and man’s Creator, Jesus Christ.)

Remember, we are all three of the subjects in the parable of the good Samaritan, made by the hands of the Creator. Christ is the Neighbor that helps us out of the flesh to be healed from the enslavement of the flesh. The old man’s enslavement to his flesh strips him from his rainment and leaves him naked. But if we look closer to Who the thief is we can see that the law acts as a thief. Because the law was given for that very purpose, to strip us from all that would allow us to trust in ourselves.

1Ti 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Ti 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Ti 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

The law strips us from anything that would leave us trusting in ourselves. But we use that law to become Priests and Levites by trusting in the flesh. We are not healed until our priest and levite see us and pass by us. We cannot look upon ourselves laying half dead, with the head wound.

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

We look upon ourselves, but go around what we see and cover ourselves with our own raiment. We cover ourselves with fig leaves and go around what we are shown about ourselves. In doing this we are bearing false witness of our Neighbor Who is responsible for our healing. When we talk of our own healing, we are bearing false witness. When we claim free will for our own moral cleansing, we are saying that our Creator was not responsible for creating us in that state which needing healing. We are saying that He created us perfect and we corrupted ourselves, therefore we must cleanse ourselves. This is bearing false witness of Him.

Joh 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
Joh 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Trying to portray to others we are something we are not is also bearing false witness of our Neighbor Who clothed us and anointed us. We know that this commandment has a literal meaning, but if that’s all we get out of it, we’ve been blinded by the Word. The commandment to the flesh is for the purpose of showing us in the spirit how we break this commandment.

The Elect see it in their flesh first, and it bears witness against the flesh, and then they see it spiritually and it bears witness of our spiritual blindness which causes the fruit of the flesh. If we only see it in the flesh in fleshly acts and only get the fleshly meaning of it, then we only have the head wound that didn’t really kill us. We heal ourselves, and we think by our own works of righteousness we can heal ourselves. We then speak great words of blasphemy against God because we speak of ourselves as God. This is blasphemy and bearing false witness against our Neighbor.

Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

We open our mouth in blasphemy because we are saying that we are our own creators and therefore bearing false witness against our Neighbor Who has clothed us. We oppose the message that we are powerless over sin; we think we can save ourselves and therefore need not go to Christ. Or we don’t believe we need a savior at all. Either way we are bearing false witness against our Neighbor, Christ Who is, was, and will be all things, because He is the Creator of all things. How can we claim anything if all things were created by Christ? If He created all things, then I am being a false witness against Him by saying I created my own sin.

Mat 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
Mat 26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, ( the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation 13)
Mat 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
Mat 26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
Mat 26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Mat 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Mat 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
Mat 26:66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

This takes place inside us. We are the false witnesses who are the second beast with two horns that witnesses for the first beast, our high priest. We witness against our Neighbor because we want Him dead. We do not want Him to be our Creator. We want to be our own creator so that we can worship ourselves. When we say that we are the sons of God, our old man witnesses against our new man by bringing up our own sins of the flesh. Then we demand that the new man is killed. I cannot tell you how many times my old man says, “How can you be a son of God, look at your actions?” I can see good in others that I do not have and compare myself with them, comparing flesh with flesh, as though they are what they appear outwardly by their own will. This is what this commandment is all about, bearing false witness against Christ inside us. May God grant us the privilege to overcome our flesh so that the mouth of the beasts will be stopped.

We have been taught in Babylon that bearing false witness means lying against someone or making false accusations against someone, and that is the outward fleshly truth. But bearing false witness inwardly against someone is pretending you represent that person outwardly, when inwardly you are not. Christ created each of us and all our days have been recorded (Psa 139:16). He knows who we are and who we are not, no matter what we claim outwardly.

Joh 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
Joh 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
Joh 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

So when we say we are of Christ and do the works of a Devil, it is apparent that we are not of Christ and by our works bear false witness against Him. He alone is the Author of who and what we are, in the flesh or in the spirit. To claim any of it is to bear false witness of Him.

I have heard people say that God had spoken to them in a dream about things, and they acted on those dreams. God can speak to us in dreams when those dreams line up with scripture. If it is a new thing added to the word of God, then it is an evil spirit sent by God to lead us away from the Truth. Christ knows what is in each and everyone of us because He created each life, and it is by what He, Christ the Word, has created in our life WE LIVE BY.

We live by every word that the Word of God has created us to live by in each individual life. That does not mean that I am everyone else’s life, their goodnesses or their sins, but that I am capable of being what everyone is and therefore equal to everyone.

Here is another example of bearing false witness of your Neighbor. Recently I was told that Matthew 4:4 meant that we have to literally be all things; that this meant that I literally must live everything that has ever been written in scripture, in spirit. This is bearing false witness of our Neighbor because our Neighbor never said that. The ‘every word’ we must live out is every word He has spoken as the Word in our books individually. I cannot live your book nor you mine. It is written that you help me and I help you, but that does not mean that you must live out every sin that I have done nor me yours. Each thing was created for you and for your creation as a individual part of the Body. We are not all the same and all equally created.

1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
1Co 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
1Co 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
1Co 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
1Co 12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
1Co 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
1Co 12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
1Co 12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
1Co 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
1Co 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1Co 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

So too, it is with the false witness that everyone’s life is created equal in the flesh. Many children are born with diseases and many are born very healthy. Christ created them individually, sick or healthy. Is that fair? Many people are born slaves, and many are born in kings houses. Is that fair? Many are born rich and many dirt poor. Is that fair? God is a respecter of persons in the flesh for the purpose of blinding the fleshly eyes of the masses. BUT God is not a respecter of persons when it comes to whom He reveals Himself (Act 10:34). You don’t have to be rich, noble, a king, a prince or a scholar to be known of God, for He is not a respecter of persons when it comes to whom He reveals Himself.

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

So, in conclusion, to bear false witness against your neighbor is to speak against Christ. The commandment has a outward fulfillment and a inward fulfillment. If all you see is your literal neighbor and do not see Christ, then you have been blinded by the Truth.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover;

Deu 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

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