…“Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” – 2Cor. 13:1 NIV
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Though the Apostle Paul did not write a third letter to the Corinthians, his second letter indicated that he indeed paid a third visit to the Church in Corinth when he opened up the last chapter of his second letter with information pointing in that direction. Probably with the intention to prevent miscarriage of justice and the negative fallouts of misinformation, he reminded them of the need for all matters to be properly established before conclusions are made. In order to ensure this does not occur, he advised that they should seek a confirmation of every matter from at least two witnesses before taking decisions. It will be expected that the witnesses will be true and honest witnesses else the essence of seeking their confirmation will be defeated. This is definitely not a new instruction as Jehovah had issued a similar instruction to the Israelites through Moses when He instructed them not to settle any matter without confirming from at least two witnesses – Deut. 19:15. Of course that is after he had warned them against bearing false witness – Exo. 20:19.
Leaders of the Church in modern age need to remain conscious of this advice by the Apostle Paul to the Church in Corinth. This is because the issue of miscarriage of justice seems to be a major cause of disaffection amongst members, as Christians seem not to respect the instruction of Jehovah that they should not bear false witness. For reasons ranging from protecting personal interests to that of deliberate attempt to hurt a fellow brethren, either for the purpose of vengeance or the protection of one interest or the other, they do not hesitate to bear false witness and in the process get another person into deep trouble.
It may seem quite comfortable doing that especially when it seem they are getting away with it but it must be made clear that what goes round comes round eventually. For as long as seed time and harvest time remains, according to the decree of Jehovah, it must be made clear that there will always be a recompense and it does not have to wait until the day of judgment. It may not be a recompense that will be implemented for the one who acted wrongly but like in the case of the pronouncement of Jehovah on King Ahab when He shifted the punishment meant for Ahab to his children, it may be delayed only to be inherited by someone along the generational lines in the future.
That may just be the reason for all those experiences that you are having with false witnesses coming up against you. It could either have been the consequence of that your action or that of any member of your past generations. So before you begin to blame all those people who are dispensing what you or someone in your past generations planted, you will be better off attempting to do an introspection or pleading with Jehovah to reveal such events if they exist, so you can quickly do the needful. Most likely, you will come across the information that will make you want to seek forgiveness, either for acts that you committed or plea for leniency and exemption from Jehovah in the case of harvesting what others planted. Doing that may just be the solution to that hatred and dislike that you have been experiencing from that boss, friend or neighbor.
Avoid giving false witness and ensure you confirm every matter before acting on them so you do not bring curses on yourself or Will curses to your future generation. Should you be going through such experiences now apply the solution above as that may be all you need to get relief. May God grant us the wisdom to judge matters we have to get involved wisely in Jesus name. Amen.