Saturday, February 9, 2019

RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT EXECUTED BY RIGHTEOUS JUDGES

The Lord is in these last days of of this world is of a surety going to establish a righteous seat of judgment in his church where righteous men will discern between good and evil in righteousness. This righteous seat of judgment will not be by the will of men seeking their own gain, of power, prestige, or possession. It will not be accomplished by those who have built on blood, or through the iniquitous promoting of themselves, but by the sovereign act of God raising up righteous servants who will build according to the pattern of those judges He established in the church He inaugurated on the day of Pentecost.   

Hebrews 5:14, Strong teachings belong to them that are of full age. Even to those who because of experience and proof in tenure, have there senses of judgment tempered to discriminate between good and evil.
 First Samuel 3:1, The word of the Lord was precious, (i. e. scarce therefore of great value) in those days, there was no open vision.
Proverbs 29:18, Where there is no vision the people perish, but he that keeps the law, happy is he.
Where the law of God is scarce it is precious, and the people suffer, but where the law of God is known and taught the people prosper and are safe.

The Law spoken of that insure the peace, safety, and happiness of God's people is the precepts, principles, and dictates of God for His people.

Law is a good thing. To be without law is to be in a condition of anarchy which is not good a good thing. For law to be functional there must be good reward for good, and evil consequence for evil. Law should reward the keepers of the law with peace, security, and hope. Remove any of these benefits and you set the stage for rebellion. When people enjoy peace, security and hope they are content, will thrive, and be patriotic to the law. Remove these elements and the people will be discontent and seek escape from the law.
Those who break or disregard the law that brings peace, security and hope to a nation must suffer consequence commensurate with their crime against the law of that nation. Where there is no consequence there is no law. No society be it political, corporate, business, secular, religious or otherwise can long exist without the consequence of punishment to those who would think to overthrow, disregard or break the law that brings peace, security and hope. Law is what holds any society together. A society is a nation which is by proper definition is a people bound together by common hope and principles. We, the members of The Body Of Christ are a nation. To survive as a nation we must have law that is common to us all that will bring peace, security and hope. 
Jesus rebuked the Jewish leadership of His time by saying that they performed well in many good and right things but failed in the things that were of the greatest importance. Those things in the order of mention were, judgment, mercy, and faith Matt. 23:23. I find it no coincidence that judgment made first mention. Without judgment there is no need for mercy and faith will fail. Mercy rejoices against judgment because there must be judgment for mercy to exist. Mercy is the exception to the rule, not the rule. Mercy is unmerited favor given by grace and can never become the rule lest it become tolerance which will gender anarchy.
James writes in James. 2:14 For He shall have judgment without mercy that showeth no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. Many who would make the church of the Lord a place of tolerance would use this scripture to vanquish judgment. They speak of judgment as though it were some ugly principle in conflict with mercy. Solomon in, Ecclesiastes 8:11 gives this lesson ... Because sentence against an evil work is not speedily executed the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. Were there no traffic policemen giving tickets you would  not want to dare to drive on the public highways. Would you? I appreciate mercy, and I appreciate the law that makes mercy an available option to those who deserve mercy. Which brings up another question; do all who break the law deserve mercy? The answer is obvious. Some must suffer the consequences of their actions or there will be no peace, security or hope. The law will be a farce, a mere idealistic philosophy that is without any real merit or meaning.
Judgment cannot be accomplished by a democratic consensus. The so called concept of democratic rule the by the people is in conflict with both reason, the order of God, and natural law. Mob rule is, always has been, and always will be anarchy. To have law there must be order. Order demands principal men of principle who have the delegated authority to judge between good and evil. It is true that these men must have the respect and support of the nation they judge. The judgments they make must be final and accepted. Take this away and you take judgment away. Take judgment away and there will be no peace, security, or hope.
First Peter four verse seventeen says that judgment must first begin at the house of God. We are the house of God. Until, and unless we allow God, and His word to establish judgment among us we are no better off than the religious leaders of old that Jesus rebuked. When every man does that which is right in his own eyes he violates the law of God, Deuteronomy12:8. There are men who despise government and fear not to speak evil of dignities today even as there always have been, Second Peter 2:10. These are those who want only to do that which is right in their own eyes. There is a way that seemeth right to a man but the end thereof are the ways of death. Thank God for godly, righteous, (With the emphasis on righteous) judges and righteous  judgment.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

You have far exceeded what Jesus, Paul, James, Luke, John, Matthew, Jude, Peter, and Mark all said on the subject on the importance of the ministry and their role. Perhaps that should cause you to pause.

Paul B. Dyal said...

I disagree. I by book, chapter, verse, only confirm and compliment their teachings.