Integrity-where art thou?

Blessings in the name of YESHUA!

Integrity:

1. The quality of being honest and  having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. 2. Adherence to strong moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character and honesty.

These are qualities that many in our society advocate and even say that they champion but when you look at the fruit of their lives integrity is cast to the side. Integrity is only practiced in their lives when it is convenient or will not cost them anything that they value in their lives. In our society we are expected to deal honestly and in good faith with those we come in contact with. Some try to extend this to all, others just to their friends, others just to their relatives and others only to those who have the power to harm or force them to. There are many sayings out there: ‘My word is my bond, If I say it you can believe it, do you think I would lie to you’, on and on it goes. Some actually look you in the face, lie to you knowing it is a lie and expect you to believe it, actually offended if you do not.

Politicians are well known for saying one thing to get elected and doing another after election. We have witnessed many events in the past several years in particular which denote statements and speeches made to get elected to office and once in office they will do the opposite of what they have promised. Many times the rule of law is ignored or intentionally misinterpreted to achieve a desired effect by the powers that be. The Constitution is being ignored as activist politicians and judges rule for agenda and social engineering not justice or the rule of law. That indicates no integrity politically and if you do not have integrity as a politician then you do not have integrity as a individual. One’s level of integrity starts at the personal level and permeates everything we touch.

Integrity is not something that just happens or that we are born with or inherit. Integrity is a character trait that to attain we must first make a commitment. There must be an honest resolve that we would have the utmost desire to be honest in our words and actions not to reach a goal by any means necessary whether ‘by hook or by crook.’ This would include not only being truthful in the things that we do and say but in any situation even to the point of exposing indirect or hidden lies or dishonesty by correcting things we know to be lies or half-truths of others.

The Bible is the inerrant, irrevocable WORD of YHWH. It is the only true reference for those who would call YESHUA as LORD. The BIBLE is sometimes said to be Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth! JESUS instructs us that we are called to be HIS disciples and if we are HIS disciples that we are to strive to be as JESUS was and is. JESUS is the epitome of integrity, HE was, is and forever will be the WORD of YHWH, the ultimate only true form of integrity. No one ever nor ever will have rock solid integrity except through JESUS on this earth. We are to strive to be like JESUS in our daily walk, that is what sets us apart from the world. That is how our light shines brightly in this dark world.

Now as none of us is perfect, none of us has not failed nor sinned and none of us has performed in perfect integrity it is time that we all would allow the HOLY SPIRIT to show us where we have failed. It is time to set agenda aside, seek the LORD in all manner, stand in righteousness, spiritually striking down the wicked, holding those who would force wickedness upon this nation and its people.

It is time to confront those in power and declare no longer. It is time to stand against compromise of the WORD of JESUS and throw the false shepherds out and the false prophets down. If what is promoted does not line up with the WORD, it is not of GOD.

Jer 2:4-11

4 Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob and all the families of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the Lord:

“What injustice have your fathers found in Me,That they have gone far from Me,Have followed idols,And have become idolaters? 6 Neither did they say, ‘Where is the Lord,Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,Who led us through the wilderness,Through a land of deserts and pits,Through a land of drought and the shadow of death,Through a land that no one crossedAnd where no one dwelt?’ 7 I brought you into a bountiful country,To eat its fruit and its goodness.But when you entered, you defiled My landAnd made My heritage an abomination. 8 The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’And those who handle the law did not know Me;The rulers also transgressed against Me;The prophets prophesied by Baal,And walked after things that do not profit.

9 “Therefore I will yet bring charges against you,” says the Lord,”And against your children’s children I will bring charges. 10 For pass beyond the coasts of Cyprus and see,Send to Kedar and consider diligently,And see if there has been such a thing. 11 Has a nation changed its gods,Which are not gods?But My people have changed their GloryFor what does not profit.

NKJV

2 thoughts on “Integrity-where art thou?

  1. Dear Michael, most excellent. I enjoyed it and it also confirms my ideas and beliefs about officials who are supposed to be serving us, as we serve Jeshua! Thank you, Joseph.

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