Home » Prophecy » A Lying Tongue

A Lying Tongue

 

 

lying tongue

By Lang’o Evans
S.O.T.P. Director/ Speaker

 

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Number Six

See CHRIST CONQUERS or WHY CHRIST ROSE ON SUNDAY by Louis Were (Excerpts by Obed Jensen) pg 9-10 “In Scripture, the number 6 is Babylon’s number. On the 6th day of creation the serpent and man were created. Since the fall, man and the serpent are shown in the Scriptures to be working together against their Creator. The 6th commandment deals with murder. Cain, the first man born into the world, was a murderer, and his genealogy ends with the 6th man.. See Gen. 4:17-18. Cain, at the one end of that genealogy, killed his brother Abel, while Lamech at the other end–the 6th man in the genealogy–also slew a man.-Gen.4:23. In Cain’s genealogy is foreshadowed the history of mankind—Cain, the first man, murdered his brother because Abel would not worship God as Cain wanted. The 6th plague comes when Babylon has tried to kill the anti-typical Abels who worship God the way He has commanded. The power which will lead out in this work of attempted destruction is branded with the number 666- Babylon’s number. See Rev. 13:18. The 6th clause of the Lord’s prayer deals with sin.In the Bible 6 words are used for man–Adam, Ish, Enosh, Geber ( in the OT); Anthropos and Aner in the NT. Six times Jesus was charged with having a devil: Mark 3:22; John 7:20; 8:48,52; 10:20; Luke 11:25. The Flood came in the 600th year of Noah!s life. The 6th person from the flood in the good line of descendants was Eber. Eber was born 66 years after the floodin the 666th year of Noah’s life; and it was during Eber’s lifetime that the rebellion of Nimrod came to a head and the confusion of tongues (Babylon) began. The image erected on the Plain of Dura was 60 cubits highs and 6 in breadth.”

Number six represents the worship of man and it’s the number of a man signifying his rebellion, imperfect works and disobedience. Number six is the number of humanity.Provebs talks of six things that God hates, for six is the number of humanity; these six things are those that fill up the cup of the sinfulness of humanity. Among the six things that God hates is “a lying tongue”. “The sinfulness of humanity had cast a pall over the fair face of creation; and instead of manifesting God, His works became a barrier that concealed Him. Men “worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator.” Thus the heathen “became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Romans 1:25, 21”[ Christ Object lessons pg 18].These six things that fill up the sinfulness of humanity if not repented , will lead the world to follow and worship the man of sin[a creature] other than Christ[the creator]

The tongue.

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion [is] vain.

“Unbridled tongue is a sign of vain religion. Without vital godliness our religion is vain. A form will be of no advantage to us. We must have the deep workings of the Spirit of God”.–Letter 2a, 1856.

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:5-8.

Unbridled tongue boasteth great things, this is like the tongue of the little horn power that boasteth great things .See Daniel 7:8 “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” … “From this point the papacy rapidly increased in power and arrogance, till the mightiest kings of Europe trembled before this political and religious ruler. His power was unique. Nothing in history resembles it. Never ruling a large territory as his peculiar kingdom, he still possessed an authority over the heart; and consciences of men which no mortal ever exercised before. He had “eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things,” and a look “more stout than his fellows.” Here is strikingly portrayed that far-seeing sagacity and discernment, and ability to grasp the motives of men, which has held so many millions in thralldom never before equaled. The language also indicates those arrogant pretensions and blasphemous claims never surpassed by any other kind of ruler. His look so stout was indeed clearly presented by a power of endurance through many centuries, which has never been equaled by any other. {Change of The Sabbath pg 169.1}

The “ unbridled tongue” of the papacy helps it increase in power and arrogance to still possess an authority over the heart; and consciences of men. See Revelation 17:2 “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”… “The great sin charged against Babylon is, that she “made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” This cup of intoxication which she presents to the world represents the false doctrines that she has accepted as the result of her unlawful connection with the great ones of the earth. Friendship with the world corrupts her faith, and in her turn she exerts a corrupting influence upon the world by teaching doctrines which are opposed to the plainest statements of Holy Writ”{Great Controversy 1888 pg 388.1}.The great sin Charged against Babylon is falsehood, “a lying tongue” .So will it be with every one that will walk the path of “a lying tongue” to create the an image to the beast, whose number is 666.Remember “a lying tongue” is among the six things that God hates, six the number of humanity.

A lying tongue

“For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself unto] prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand” Psalm 109:2-6.

The wicked speak with “a lying tongue” because they are of their father the devil; see John 8:44 “Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it”. They, the wicked with lying tongues, also bring up a fight without cause for the murderous spirit of the devil is in them ,See Revelation 13:6“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”….. . By deceptions of the “ man of sin” does Satan seek to reign; See Darkness before Dawn pg 32.2 “Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.”..Any protestant that will follow in the steps of Rome its “lying tongue” will just but grasp the hand of the devil.

“It is one of the leading doctrines of Romanism that the pope is the visible head of the universal church of Christ, invested with supreme authority over bishops and pastors in all parts of the world. More than this, the pope has arrogated the very titles of Deity. He styles himself “Lord God the Pope,” assumes infallibility, and demands that all men pay him homage. Thus the same claim urged by Satan in the wilderness of temptation is still urged by him through the Church of Rome, and vast numbers are ready to yield him homage. But those who fear and reverence God meet this Heaven-daring assumption as Christ met the solicitations of the wily foe: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” [Luke 4:8.] God has never given a hint in his Word that he has appointed any man to be the head of the church. The doctrine of papal supremacy is directly opposed to the teachings of the Scriptures. The pope can have no power over Christ’s church except by usurpation.” {Great Controversy pg 88 51.1}… The papacy achieves this usurped supremacy by the means of “a lying tongue”…. “Satan once endeavored to form a compromise with Christ. He came to the Son of God in the wilderness of temptation, and, showing him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, offered to give all into his hands if he would but acknowledge the supremacy of the prince of darkness. Christ rebuked the presumptuous tempter, and forced him to depart. But Satan meets with greater success in presenting the same temptations to man. To secure worldly gains and honors, the church was led to seek the favor and support of the great men of earth, and having thus rejected Christ, she was induced to yield allegiance to the representative of Satan,—the bishop of Rome.” {Great Controversy 1888 pg50.2}

Condition of God’s people in the last days
“A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, [and] from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, [that] I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I [am for] peace: but when I speak, they [are] for war.” Psalm 120:1-7

David cries to be delivered from lying lips and a deceitful tongue, his cry typifies the cry of -God’s people- in the last days . He also asks as to “what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?” This cry should also be the burden of the deep searching’s of our heart. Because of the condition of unclean lips he cries woe is me!!This is the same cry that prophet Isaiah cried when he realized that he was a man of unclean lips. See Isaiah 6:5 “Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”

After seeing the glory of God he realizes his unclean condition, it’s only those that will look into the glory of God that will truthfully see their condition. There is salvation in a look, just like the Israelites were to be saved from the wilderness serpents by looking at the brazen serpent.
Revelation 18:1-4 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Those that will look into the glory of the angel of revelation 18 by understanding those things that are written therein will be saved from Babylon. What’s in Babylon? “The wine of the wrath of her fornication”, which is by means of “a lying tongue.”

“The vision given to Isaiah represents the condition of God’s people in the last days. They are privileged to see by faith the work that is going forward in the heavenly sanctuary. “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament.” As they look by faith into the holy of holies, and see the work of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, they perceive that they are a people of unclean lips,–a people whose lips have often spoken vanity, and whose talents have not been sanctified and employed to the glory of God. Well may they despair as they contrast their own weakness and unworthiness with the purity and loveliness of the glorious character of Christ. But if they, like Isaiah, will receive the impression the Lord designs shall be made upon the heart, if they will humble their souls before God, there is hope for them. The bow of promise is above the throne, and the work done for Isaiah will be performed in them. God will respond to the petitions coming from the contrite heart” {Vol 4 SDA Bible Commentary pg 1139.3}

Live Coal Symbolizes Purity and Power.—“The live coal is symbolical of purification. If it touches the lips, no impure word will fall from them. The live coal also symbolizes the potency of the efforts of the servants of the Lord. God hates all coldness, all commonness, all cheap efforts. Those who labor acceptably in His cause must be men who pray fervently, and whose works are wrought in God; and they will never have cause to be ashamed of their record. They will have an abundant entrance into the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and their reward will be given them,–even eternal life {Vol 4 SDA Bible Commentary Pg 1141.5}

“Live coal a symbol of purification”; purification is needed after a look by faith into the holy of holies. Note that “ While the investigative Judgment is going forward in Heaven, while the sins of penitent believers are being removed from the sanctuary, there is to be a special work of purification, of putting away of sin, among God’s people upon earth. This work is more clearly presented in the messages of Revelation 14.” {Great Controversy pg 1888 pg 425.1}. This work of purification is more clearly presented in the messages of Revelation 14.Thus it’s the three angel’s message that purify “a lying tongue”. Those that reject the three angels message will remain unclean to form the image of the beast, who has “a lying tongue”, a thing that God hates.

Tongue of the wise
Proverbs 12:18-19 says “There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.”

The lip of truth is with the tongue of the wise. A bridled tongue bears a lip without guile which shall be established. But” a lying tongue” will be destroyed in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.

“And the remnant are not only pardoned and accepted, but honored.”A fair miter” is set upon their heads. They are to be as kings and priests unto God. While Satan was urging his accusations and seeking to destroy this company, holy angels, unseen, were passing to and fro, placing upon them the seal of the living God. These are they that stand upon Mount Zion with the Lamb, having the Father’s name written in their foreheads. They sing the new song before the throne, that song which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Revelation 14:4, 5. “{Counsels for the Church pg 353.4}

Tongue of the wise and the Valley of Dry bones

Proverbs 12:18-19 says “… but the tongue of the wise [is] health” because “The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones” Proverb 16:23. How does the heart teach the mouth ?
Hebrews 8:8-11 “…Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.”

When we have the law of God put into our mind, and written in our hearts, then they shall teach our lips to speak righteousness, they shall remove “a lying tongue” See James 3:10-13 “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.”… . Apart from being cleansed from “a lying tongue”, through righteousness by faith, the law of God in the heart shall teach the tongue to be health to the bones, health to a valley of dry bones. See Volume 4 SDA Bible Commentary pg 1165.3 “The souls of those whom we desire to save are like the representation which Ezekiel saw in vision,–a valley of dry bones. They are dead in trespasses and sins, but God would have us deal with them as though they were living. Were the question put to us, “Son of man, can these bones live?” our answer would be only the confession of ignorance, “O Lord, Thou knowest.” To all appearance there is nothing to lead us to hope for their restoration. Yet nevertheless the word of the prophecy must be spoken even to those who are like the dry bones in the valley. We are in no wise to be deterred from fulfilling our commission by the listlessness, the dullness, the lack of spiritual perception, in those upon whom the Word of God is brought to bear. We are to preach the word of life to those whom we may judge to be as hopeless subjects as though they were in their graves.”

“The Spirit of God, with its vivifying power, must be in every human agent, that every spiritual muscle and sinew may be in exercise. Without the Holy Spirit, without the breath of God, there is torpidity of conscience, loss of spiritual life. Many who are without spiritual life have their names on the church records, but they are not written in the Lamb’s book of life. They may be joined to the church, but they are not united to the Lord. They may be diligent in the performance of a certain set of duties, and may be regarded as living men; but many are among those who have “a name that thou livest, and art dead.” {Volume 4 SDA Bible Commentary pg 1166.1}
John 6:63 says “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.”The words of Christ are spirit and life. It’s this breath of God that we need to awaken the valley of dry bones. What dried the bones? John 8:42-44 “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”. A “lying tongue” brings a spiritual death for those that reject the words of Christ which are life. They [spiritually dead] will then do the works of the devil lies and murder.

And that no man might buy or sell

“The time is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save he that hath the mark of the beast.” {Counsels on Stewardship pg 59.3}. A time when “The beast with two horns “causeth [commands] all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads; 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.” [Revelation 13:16, 17] The third angel’s warning is, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.” “The beast” mentioned in this message, whose worship is enforced by the two-horned beast, is the first, or leopard-like beast of Revelation 13,—the papacy. The “image to the beast” represents that form of apostate Protestantism which will be developed when the Protestant churches shall seek the aid of the civil power for the enforcement of their dogmas” {Great Controversy pg 445.2}.How will these two beast powers manage to overthrow all the countries into a centralised economy for the purposes of enforcing false worship? Proverbs 21:6 says “The getting of treasures by a lying tongue [is] a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.”

By the means of a lying tongue they will get all the treasures and overthrow countries.See Daniel 11:42-43 “He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps. He shall have power over the treasures and Gold at that time”…. “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”.. The merchants will do the bidding of the papacy by reason of the “lying tongue” that deceives them into honoring him [The papacy] with their treasures. “The merchants of the earth,” that have “waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies,”

See Volume 4 Spirit of Prophecy pg 234.1“A profession of religion has become popular with the world. Rulers, politicians, lawyers, doctors, merchants, join the church as a means of securing the respect and confidence of society, and advancing their own worldly interests. Thus they seek to cover all their unrighteous transactions under a profession of Christianity. The various religious bodies, re-enforced by the wealth and influence of these baptized worldlings, make a still higher bid for popularity and patronage. Splendid churches, embellished in the most extravagant manner, are erected on popular avenues. The worshipers array themselves in costly and fashionable attire. A high salary is paid for a talented minister to entertain and attract the people. His sermons must not touch popular sins, but be made smooth and pleasing for fashionable ears. Thus fashionable sinners are enrolled on the church-records, and fashionable sins are concealed under a pretense of godliness. God looks down upon these apostate bodies, and declares them daughters of a harlot. To secure the favor and support of the great men of earth, they have broken their solemn vows of allegiance and fidelity to the King of Heaven.:”

We saw that “the unbridle tongue” of the papacy helps it increase in power and arrogance to still possess an authority over the heart; and consciences of men”. It’s also thus in economic aspects. “No man, during the reign of Papacy, where the laws of Papacy were supreme, could buy or sell, or use any lawful trade, except such as were initiated into the Roman church, had a name in this Roman church or kingdom, and were numbered with the multitude in the great association of this blasphemous power.” {Remarks on Revelations Thirteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth pg 14.2}

“Among the chosen disciples of Christ there was a representative of Satan. At heart Judas was not a disciple” {Review and Herald, May 12, 1903 par. 12} .The scripture calls Judas the son of perdition .See John 17:12“While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” There is one other man who is a representative of Satan too, that is called “son of perdition”. See 2 Thessalonians 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;” The man of sin, the papacy. This two have one similarity. Covetousness of filthy lucre. At this end of the time, the devil will also breathe over the lost the same spirit that was in Judas and that’s in the man of sin, the “sons of perdition” .And many will be drawn into perdition for their love of money, their desire to buy or sell than avoiding the mark of the beast. See 1 Timothy 6:9-10 “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” .Since the devil is the father of lies he will do this by means of “a lying tongue”.

Under a garb of sanctity

Speaking of the Jesuitical movement Ellen White says “When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of State, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants, to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people; and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind, and dazzle and captivate the imagination; and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery. {Great Controversy pg 234.3}

We see that “under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were concealed…By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church”. Lies are one of the six things that’s under this garb of pretended sanctity of the Romish church for “Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness” Provebs 30:20. “All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind, and dazzle and captivate the imagination; and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons”. By the “lying tongue” the false system of worship has presented a fair font to the world and most protestants have been and will be overthrown..See Great Controversy pg 571.1 “The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held. Let none deceive themselves. The papacy that Protestants are now so ready to honor is the same that ruled the world in the days of the Reformation, when men of God stood up, at the peril of their lives, to expose her iniquity. She possesses the same pride and arrogant assumption that lorded it over kings and princes, and claimed the prerogatives of God. Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed out human liberty and slew the saints of the Most High.”

Phariseeism
There must be no spirit of Phariseeism cherished among us.Describing the Pharisees Christ said “And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness”. [Luke 11:39].A phariseesical spirit like a Babylonian presents a fair front. Remember Babylon has a golden cup in her hand, golden that looks clean but inside are all the abominations of the earth. See Revelation 17:4-5 “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” . Luke 11:44 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over [them] are not aware [of them].” Phariseeism is like a hidden grave. They are hidden graves because they have no faithfulness in them even though they profess obedience to God ,because they have “lying tongues” a thing which God hates,. See “Psalm 5:9 For [there is] no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part [is] very wickedness; their throat [is] an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

“It is Phariseeism that leads men to exalt themselves by depreciating their brethren. Let it alone. {Review and Herald, June 11, 1889 par. 9}.Just like the wicked that have “a lying tongue”, are graves and flatter with their tongues so is phariseesim. But also this spirit brings self exaltation like it is with the “man of sin”. They are all timeservers. All that partake of this Spirit shall walk on to follow Babylons path of perdition at the national Sunday law decree and at the general close of probation. The spirit of phariseesim and the papists is just but of the same root.

“Jesus began the work of reformation by coming into close sympathy with humanity. While He showed the greatest reverence for the law of God, He rebuked the pretentious piety of the Pharisees, and tried to free the people from the senseless rules that bound them. He was seeking to break down the barriers which separated the different classes of society, that He might bring men together as children of one family.” {Desire of Ages pg 150.3} . Like with the ministry of Jesus “ A revival and a reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and Son of man, can these bones live?theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.”–The Review and Herald, Feb. 25, 1902.

Revival “a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death” death that is brought about by the “lying tongue” of the wicked. After which a reformation ,a reorganization of our heart issues will bring forth fruits of righteousness from our mouths.
“The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the instruction that it contains. . . . When we . . . understand what this book means to us, there will be seen among us a great revival” . {Volume 4 Manuscript Releases pg 287.1} . See Proverbs 4:23-24 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” Understanding the books of Daniel and Revelation will help remove from us a phariseesim and lying tongue, for God to deliver us in the day of trouble for “The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid” Zephania 3:13 ; see Psalm 50:15 -19“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit”

Satan stand at his right hand
Psalm 109 :2 “For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself unto] prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.” .

At the day of the Lord’s wrath the wicked shall have a wicked man [man of sin ] over them and Satan at their right hand for they were movable and tossed to and fro by “a lying tongue” of every wind of doctrine, during their probationary time period. But the righteous who were firmly planted in the truth, settled both spiritually and intellectually, and not moved shall be delivered. Like David they had set the Lord always before them “the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:8.When God is on our right hand we aren’t moved, but when Satan is at the right hand me are movable and shall be shaken out at the time of shaking. See Christian Experience and Teachings pg 81.1 “Let us not forget that everything is to be shaken that can be shaken. The enemy will be successful in overthrowing the faith of some, but those who are true to principle will not be shaken. They will stand firm amid trial and temptation. The Lord has pointed out these errors; and those who do not discern where Satan has come in, will continue to be led in false paths. Jesus bids us be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are ready to die.”