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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.

Psalm 31:18


18 Let the lying [sheqer] lips [saphah] be put to silence ['alam]; which speak [dabar] grievous [`athaq] things proudly [ga`avah] and contemptuously [buwz] against the righteous [tsaddiyq].  KJV-Interlinear


18 Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.  NASB


Wouldn’t it be terrible if others go to heaven as mature believers and you do not, especially when you have the opportunity to advance, but choose against a study that is so easy to follow. Continuing from the previous verse, death stops all evil activities. There are only two viewpoints in existence. Gods view, which is truth, and all others. The learning process of bible doctrine, opens the mind to all that is reality. Lack of that learning process subjects the mind to all that is false and distracting.

When the believer is in fellowship, then the Holy Spirit controls the soul. When the believer is out of fellowship, then the sin nature controls the soul. Needless to say, the unbeliever is always controlled by the sin nature.

Everything that comes out of the mind, while out of fellowship, comes from there energy of the flesh, which is the sin nature. That is the source of all lies. Non-spiritual activity of any kind, thoughts or otherwise, is the production of the flesh and therefore lies. This is the principle that all fleshy activity is from the individual and not from God.

Everything that comes out of the mind, while in fellowship, comes from the energy of the spirit, which is from the source of God. This is the source of all truth and all good.

So, lies are not restricted to only telling false things, it is also the promotion of right things but in the wrong environment, namely the out of fellowship environment.

Then death comes along and all lies come to a stop.

The temporal thoughts, the temporal speech, the temporal activities all cease.

Grievous, ‘athaq,’ means bold, impudent, wicked, reckless, and describes everything that comes out of your life, when you are not in fellowship.

Fellowship is achieved from confession. Sin causes one to lose that fellowship status.

To not confess, to be apathetic toward that process, to procrastinate, to be too busy and forget or not care, or not even believe in the process, all of these things are assuming that you do not need to confess. This presumes that you do not need Gods process, or perhaps do not need God. This presumes that you have or believe in something else.

And that is all from the source of the sin nature and therefore evil. Evil is grievous and reckless and careless and irrational and all that is false.

All evil is against God, who is truth and righteous, and therefore all evil is against all that are righteous, namely Gods people.

If you are a believer and continually out of fellowship, then you are against yourself, making you, your own worst enemy and your own biggest barrier to success.

But, death ends all of that.

As an unbeliever, death removes you from this world and sends you to Torments where you await the Great White Throne. Your earthly activities have ended.

As a believer, death takes you to Heaven where you will be with the Lord and all earthly beliefs and opinions will quickly be replaced by an overwhelming truth, which by the way, will be staring you right in the face.

Overwhelming and most probably embarrassing.

Something that you can certainly avoid, but only if you have been pursuing your daily study, like so many others are. Wouldn’t it be terrible if others go to heaven as mature believers and you do not, especially when you have the opportunity to advance, but choose against a study that is so easy to follow?

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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