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by Benjamin Munsell on August 25, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2512
 
But he (Gehazi)  went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou , Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no (where) whither.  And he said unto him, WENT NOT MINE HEART WITH THEE, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? IS IT A TIME TO RECEIVE MONEY, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?  THE LEPROSY therefore OF NAUMAN SHALL CLEAVE UNTO THEE, and unto thy seed for ever. AND HE WENT out from his presence A LEPER as white as snow. 2 Kings 5:25-27. The story is, Elisha helped a man and would take no payment for services rendered. His servant, Gehazi, went out the back door and told Nauman (the man helped) that his master WOULD take a payment. Gehazi went back home and denied about his ill-gotten gain to Elisha. As punishment, Gehazi was covered with Leprosy till the day he died. Another illustration with serious results would be  Ananias, and Sapphira, his wife, also lying to the Lord. They both died instantly. Years ago, my pastor told me of a lady in church who continuously gossiped and lied about the pastor and the church, she also died suddenly. There's even a warning in the Bible about not taking Communion If you are having problems with another Believer. You could die if you don't take care of the matter. The bottom line is, Church is NOT a place to be gossiping or telling lies. You're much better off to just walk away and deal with your attitude one on one, just you and the Lord. Then make it right between you and the person you've been talking about. Yes, the Lord is very Merciful and Forgiving, but when the Lord Draws the line and says "Stop it", that's a time to listen, very carefully. I know a man today who will not warn his congregation about a known "wolf in sheep's clothing", for fear of coming   against another "man of God". Maybe he's right, maybe he's not, but it's his Standard he lives by. What's your Standard to, Be Blessed?
 
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