THE EYES OF OUR HEARTS LORD
waiting on the Lord recently I heard one word. It was dissimulation. According to
the Webster’s 1828 the definition is as follows.<![if !supportEmptyParas]>
n. [L., to make like; like.] The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false
appearance; a feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy. Dissimulation may be
simply concealment of the opinions, sentiments or purpose; but it includes
also the assuming of a false or counterfeit appearance, which conceals the
real opinions or purpose. <![if !supportEmptyParas]>
is hypocrisy. No one ever wants to think they have been walking a walk that is
less than perfect. But we must face it, we ALL have done it at some time or
another. Generally we as Believers have looked at others judging whether we
feel others are living a pure life, when in fact this practice of fault
finding places us in the category of hypocrisy. The Lord is NOT HAPPY with the
way so many in the Body are fault finding and finger pointing when they
themselves have hidden evil in their own hearts. <![if !supportEmptyParas]>
cannot afford to waste any more time defending our “personal rights” to
debate over our opinion of who is right and wrong. There is not one among us
who is perfect. We must throw ourselves down at the feet of the Lord and ask
forgiveness for us a people. We have profaned the sanctuary of God not
separating the holy from the common. <![if !supportEmptyParas]>
am including the definitions of hypocrisy and feigning in this post so that we
all may know the true meaning of the word. Read each word with an open heart
and mind to the direction of the Spirit of God. Allow Him to reveal any hidden
areas of your walk so that you may lay it upon the alter with a repentant
heart. This feigned condition is common to everyone in the Body and for us to
be whole we must pray for healing as a WHOLE, starting with the HEART. If you
say “not I” your own heart deceives you, for there is not one of us who is
perfect as of yet.
HYPOC'RISY, n. [L. hypocrisis; Gr. simulation; to feign; to separate, discern or judge.]
1. Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12.
2. Simulation; deceitful appearance; false pretence.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.<![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>
1. One who feigns to be what he is not; one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion.
2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance. <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]>
FEIGN, v.t. fane. [L. fingo. The Latin forms fictum, fictus, whence figura, figure, also fucus.]
1. To invent or imagine; to form an idea or conception of something not real.
There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. Neh. 6.
2. To make a show of; to pretend; to assume a false appearance; to counterfeit.
3. To represent falsely; to pretend; to form and relate a fictitious tale.
4. To dissemble; to conceal. Obs.
I write this message for the Body, I feel such urgency in the spirit. We are
being warned by the Spirit of God to stop lying to ourselves and to Him. If we
will SEEK HIS FACE and place our shortcomings upon God’s alter, He will
change us. <![if !supportEmptyParas]>
8 Sept 2000