Nineth Law

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against
thy neighbour"
(Exodus 20:16).

In order to purify the children of Israel from the ways of the world, the LORD taught then through HIS servant Moses and said, "If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is] wrong; Then both the men, between whom the controversy [is], shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

"And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, [if] the witness [be] a false witness, [and] hath testified falsely against his brother; Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you" (Deuteronomy 19:16-20).

Notice that in this commandment, it is stated that we should not bear false witness against our neighbors, but in the Word presented above, the man that testifies falsely against any man, he would be doing this against his brother. In order to purify the children of Israel from the evil of being a false witness, that they might be called by HIS Name, the LORD instructed Moses by HIS Word to do unto the false witness that which the false witness would have thought to have done unto the man.

By this action, anyone who would think to testify falsely against any other person, that witness must first see himself as being in the place of the accused and willing to accept the punishment he would see done to himself. But the children of Israel did not understand this teaching.

To make the principle clear, "Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

"This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with [his] finger wrote on the ground, [as though he heard them not]. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard [it], being convicted by [their own] conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

"When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more" (John 8:1-11).

If a man testifies against another man, would he testify falsely against him if he knew him as a brother whom he loves? If the scribes and the Pharisees saw the woman as a sister, whom they loved, would they be quick to stone her to death? If we knew that our God in heaven is the Father of all men, WHO created all thing by HIS Word, would we be quick to testify falsely against those we love?

Through HIS Word by His servant David, the LORD said, "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" (Proverbs 6:16-19).

"[He that] speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 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. Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace [is] joy. There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight" (Proverbs 12:17-22).

The Word revealed to Peter the parable of how the heart is defiled, He said, "...Those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are [the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man" (Matthew 15:18-20).

The person that receives the Link of Love from God, he or she will keep the ninth link of love from the Heart of God. Because of this Power of Love within, he or she will not bear false witness against his or her neighbor, or brother whom he or she loves.

If however, he or she chooses to reject God's Link of Love, he or she would be unable to keep the ninth link of love in the commandment of God and would care nothing for his or her neighbor, or brother. As a result he or she would care more for his or herself and bear false witness against his or her neighbor.

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