The word for judgment comes from several Greek words meaning crisis,condemnation,discernment,and decision.
Man’s concept of judgment is often a vengeful madness, but this is not the New Testament teaching rather it is when God is stayed into action in order to save and to restore.
He sends forth judgment unto victory ( Mt.12:20 ) Mercy rejoices against judgment (James 2:13) Jesus is called the mercy seat for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 Jn.2:2)
Judgment as it relates to the Believer is 3 fold past,present and future.
Past Judgment–as it relates to us as a sinner, when we come into Christ we are no longer sinners. We have been justified meaning “to be declared to be righteous” Our father has acquitted us by the court of heaven He has nothing against us we can no longer be judged as sinners that judgment is past it was over at the cross.
Present Judgment—as it relates to us as sons, while past judgment was against us present judgment is for us this is to mature us as son’s it is not in anger, but in love…… However we need to understand it may not be what is good to us, but good for us we may be crying for chocolate chip cookies and yet He says eat your spinach.
It has to do with the disciplines of the Lord as He removes out of us everything that stands in the way of having a clear vision of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Heb.12:5-15)
Future Judgment—as it relates to us as a servant, as a son you receive an inheritance but as a servant you receive a reward, It is not so much what we did as much as how we did what we did in this life in grace or in law.
Jesus mentioned that those who desire to be seen of men have their reward the reward was that men saw them, but how precious it is when He is the only one who knows and then our reward and honor is from Him.
Our reward in a nutshell has to do with the Eternal Glory of God where we will shine as the firmament or as the stars forever and ever and one star differs from another star in glory. Dan.12:3
Scott Stimson Sr.
Dan. 4:17— This sentence is by the decree of the [heavenly] watchers and the decision is by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High [God] rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will and sets over it the humblest and lowliest of men.
7 Levels Of Authority:
1—–God who is sovereign- He is the highest level of authority, the definition of sovereign “Supremacy of authority or rule” When it is all said and done God who cannot lie and cannot change is supreme and final authority.
2—–The Holy Scriptures which is the written word of God—-God gave us His word to straighten out our thinking conforming us to His own thoughts and desires they testify of Jesus Christ.
3—–The Conscience—-The soul as distinguishing between what is morally good and bad No one no matter who they are has authority over another’s conscience.
4—–Spiritual Authority—-There are times when the scriptures may not be clear on a matter and we don’t know what we should do, this is where God delegates authority to ministry they are accountable to God so they have God-given authority to speak into our lives again no one has a right to override another’s conscience and never give someone this right of authority unless they are willing to give their time talent and treasure to your betterment.
5—–Delegated Authority—–God has given authority to government officials. They are to be respected as such If we do wrong then we suffer for the wrong we have done, they are the instruments of God for the order of society.
6—–Functional Authority—–This level of authority consists of those who have been given responsibilities — responsibility without authority is meaningless this may be an usher, a worship leader, an attendant, a servant etc. those with a higher authority should always respect it.
7—–Contractual Authority-—- The integrity of a man shall guide him once we enter into a contract we bind ourself to this authority of agreement.
Scott Stimson Sr.
* Inspired from a message by Bishop David Huskins
7 Things About The Cleansing the Conscience
Heb. 9:13-14 –For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The blood did not just cleanse us from sin, but our conscience from religious dead works to worship the Living God.
The word conscience is sunedesis in the greek “to know within oneself”
7 things about the conscience:
1—It was a product of the fall, it was given by God to govern man until the law came, after that it has to be cleansed under the government of God, and only by the blood of Jesus.
2—It is shaped by our culture, authority figures, and religious influence or upbringing.
3—It is often mistaken as being God speaking to us, mostly in condemnation, accusations and excuses.
4—It becomes dirty and unreliable through the dead works of religion.
5—It will either accuse us or excuse us, but never reveal Christ or bring us to God, it does not base things on what is God or not, but good and evil, sins and not sins.
6—We cannot clean our own conscience, it takes a “clean man” (Jesus) to cleanse our conscience He does this by His blood, to worship the living God, not a dead religion.
7—A clean conscience brings happiness, liberty, and the fruit of the Kingdom of God.
“In the teaching of the ashes of a red heifer in Numbers 19, the one who needed cleansing would arise on the 3rd day and on the 7th day would be restored to fellowship.
The 3rd day typifies the finished work of Christ while the 7th day typifies the sabbath rest in Christ.
Our conscience is always to be seated in the finished work of Jesus Christ, when this happens we will move into a sabbath rest having confidence with “God and peace with ourself and others.”
Scott Stimson Sr
Do You Know This?
Everything God had against man He put it on Jesus at the cross. (Rom 8:32)
Every thing He wanted from man He got from Jesus saying this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.
There is a big difference between relationship with God and a performance fear based religion. (Gal. 2:16)
Jesus settled the sin problem at the cross. (Col. 2:13-14)
Jesus defeated every enemy including the devil. (Heb. 2:8;14)
The Apostle Paul only mentioned hell one time in writing two thirds of the New Testament it is the word Hades and it translated grave in 1 Cor 15:55 and it has no victory. “Oh Hell where is thy Victory? answer- it has none” Praise Be To God!
Jesus brought an end to the old creation called Adam and started a new creation called Christ. (1 Cor 15:45) (2 Cor. 5:17)
That Jesus became a curse for us in order to free us from a life of misery and failure. (Gal 3:13)
Jesus accepted us before we accepted Him. (Ephesians 1:4-6)
Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father, and no man can say He is Lord but by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor.12:3) (Philippians 2:18)
Jesus has made peace with us through His blood, now we make peace with Him through faith in His blood. (Ephesians 2:13-16)
God does not deal with us according to our sins nor reward us according to our iniquities. (Psalms 103:10)
There is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile the wall between us has been torn down. (Ephesians 2:13-18)
Jesus our mercy seat has the keys of death and hell, not the devil. (Rev. 1:18)
Judgement as it relates to us as a sinner is in the past not in the future.
It is the best thing that could ever happen to you when God gets a hold of you.
Scott Stimson Sr.
We have been created by our creator to be decisive and rule if we refuse to decide our life other people or circumstances will decide it for us. “God has decided to let us decide” For me I decide to accept nothing less than His fullness.