SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe defines a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is under taken by a person or an organization which is entrusted in a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse of power for one’s personal gain. And it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD, with twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand horsemen, and people without number who came with him out of Egypt – the Lubim and the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians. And he took the fortified cities of Judah and came to Jerusalem. Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah, who were gathered together in Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “Thus says the LORD: ‘You have forsaken Me, and therefore I also have left you in the hand of Shishak.’” So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, “The LORD is righteous.” 2 Chronicles 12: 2-6 NKJV
TRANSGRESSION – What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. Galatians 3: 19-20 NIV
2 Peter 2: 12-13 – But these people act by instinct, like wild animals born to be captured and killed; they attack with insults anything they do not understand. They will be destroyed like wild animals, and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused.
Corruption (Dishonest or Illegal Behavior) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe stresses a loss of moral integrity or probity causing betrayal of principle or sworn obligations, taking advantage of misfortune. The phrase ‘kicking people while they’re down’ is a saying that refers to this unethical behavior. Unethical behaviors of dishonesty are categorically wrong, and considers any self-serving justification for them as further dishonesty.