AMEN, AMEN, AMEN,......Alright now; this one is not for the critic...It may be in 2 parts,..These days we dont use the word "Wicked"....It is mentioned in the Bible 119+ times, Old and New Testament. It is still a serious issue to the Lord.
Intriguing what things were done in Bible days that the Lord called Wicked that we call natural or normal or just modern times. Wickedness ranges from an ungodly thought to hidden things of the heart, to open deeds that many today laugh about or don't have a clue how abominable the deed is to God. It is also, NOT DOING what God has commanded, expected, assigned, and ordered us to do.
Time to kick the skeletons out of the closet! Some of us can't even shut the closet door there's so many skeletons in there!
The following scriptures mention the wickedness; and these are just a few, but when I print the deeds from these chapters, it's enough to astound the un-churched or those who take God's word too lightly....(to be continued)...
Biblically speaking...Wickedness is iniquity or sin and any intentional ill-will. The Bible calls wickedness "iniquity", the opposite of what's righteous. Wickedness can be in the heart, soul, mind or body. One can devise wickedness in their heart, dwell on it with their mind, or perform the deeds of wickedness, which are the very sins named in the Bible. Behaviors that the Lord describes in His Word that He does not tolerate. I was reading recently that "If we do not warn men, their blood is on our hands when they die in their sins."
(Not every minister of the Gospel has the primary-order to give the 'other-side of the story'. Some are Ministers of Peace, Joy, Miracles, Hope, Blessings, Healings, Heaven, etc; But most Pastors are to give both sides, informing/reminding the people of the goodness and severity of our Lord. Romans 11:21-22
God calls Pastors, "Shepherds" and gave them a Staff/Rod for a reason.
(excuse me while I publish what The Lord has called Me to proclaim)
These 6 things doth the LORD hate: yea, 7 are an abomination unto him: (1) A proud look, (2) a lying tongue, and (3) hands that shed innocent blood, (4) An heart that devises wicked imaginations, (5) feet that be swift in running to mischief, (6) A false witness that speaketh lies, and (7) he that soweth discord among brethren.
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
Those that hold high office are to operate in the highest level of integrity and accountability and be righteous leaders. We must acknowledge that Righteous Standards were set by God. Righteousness is ageless!
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
There are many treasures of wickedness, the pleasures and rewards of unrighteousness.
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
In this chapter the pharisees whispered how to get Jesus to speak error or confusion and the Lord called their plan to ask Him a hard question, "wickedness".
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Sinful wickedness in any land is a breeding ground for famine.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
In Romans ch:1 are the deeds among wicked things that if anyone practices them they shall not be accepted by God.
In ACTS chapter 5 a couple cheated in their giving, having offered to give the full price of property they owned then decided to keep some of it. They both were told they, "lied to the Holy Ghost" and so they both dropped dead.
List of Wickedness :
- Disobedience to the Commandments of God
- Thoughts of anger, evil, plans of demise
- Sexual sins
- Jealousy, Envy and Strife
- Broken Promises
- Lies (including calling off work as sick when we are not)
- Backbiting, Gossiping, Scandals, Rumors, Whispering
- Schemes to manipulate that make others do your bidding(witchcraft)
- Trusting in the occult, astrology, psychicism etc. when we are told to have Blind Faith.
These behaviors are not hard to avoid nor are they just human, we only need to Love God more and more, and the wickedness of sin becomes less and less. When Your Love for God And His Word Increases, those Fleshly sins Decrease to nothing.
All It Takes Is LOVE. Love the stranger, Love your enemies, Love each other and above all LOVE GOD.