August 1, 2007
I thank thee, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise
A Judgment Perspective
When asked about judgment, most people would immediately reply with “judge not, lest ye be judged”, “an eye for an eye”, “turn the other cheek”, or something similar.
Judgment is far more than a few statements. Judgment is a very powerful tool. It is applicable at all times, in all situations. Judgment is for the Father’s children while they remain in the world, to be used like a compass, a sieve, and a measuring device. Judgment is one of the many functions of the Word, designed as an aid for the children’s journey home, and as a separator of the living and the dead.
The Father’s Word is described as many things: love, life, truth, spirit, freedom, the way, … a sword and judgment. The Father’s Word is one thing and many things, all things simultaneously! The Father’s Word – His logos – is judgment. The Father’s Word is the children’s survival guide and gear while in the world and will carry the children through to eternity if the children will use it.
The Father’s children must look to His Logos for all things as they make their way to the Father’s home in the heavens. His Word gives healing, sustenance and hydration, liberty, comfort, direction, … cover, and light! Jesus was sent as the children’s leader and teacher, as their shepherd and master. Through his words, as he heard from the Father, judgment and the role it has in the children’s mission is revealed.
39 And Jesus said: For
judgment did I come into the world, in
order that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.
31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now will the ruler of this world be thrown out.
Judgment is the end result of a decision; here is a definition from Thayer:
1) a separating, sundering, separation
1a) a trial, contest
3a) opinion or decision given concerning anything
3a1) especially concerning justice and injustice, right or wrong
3b) sentence of condemnation, damnatory judgment, condemnation and punishment
4) the college of judges (a tribunal of
seven men in the several cities of
5) right, justice
Part of Speech:
Judgment can mean many different things to many different people. It matters not what the world ‘thinks’, or how it applies judgment. It only matters what judgment is intended to be by the living God, the Father, and thus His children.
48 The [one] setting me aside and not receiving my words has [one] judging him: the word that I spoke—that will judge him in the last day.
Judgment is the Word, the Logos in its entirety. Judgment is the evaluation of ones self by their creator. The Word of Truth is the measurement by which all the mentally mature are compared, this occurs by choice in the flesh and becomes mandatory in the last day.
Judgment is the empowerment of the Logos that enables the Father’s children to determine a course of action regarding self and others based upon a precise, pure, and simple, set of measurements.
Judgment provides the ability needed to recognize the rotten tree that brings forth bad fruit and vise a versa.
While in the temporal realm, the Father’s children are empowered by the Word to judge their personal self. This empowerment is the ability to recognize ones own individual sin by comparing the heart to the words of the Father.
33 You will either make the tree good and its fruit good, or you will make the tree and its fruit rotten. 34 Generation of vipers, how can you speak good, [You] being wicked? For the mouth speaks out of the fullness of the heart. 35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth [the] good, and the wicked man out of his wicked treasure brings forth [the] wicked. 36 But I say to you that every idle word that men will speak, they will require from him [a] word in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
30 And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you, for it is profitable to you that one of your parts perish and not your whole body be thrown into Gehenna.
Everyone capable of reason is judged.
32 And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Those having heard the Word, from the time of the visitation are held at higher accountability. The difference is due to the fact that prior to Jesus coming into the world with the Truth, men did yet not understand the Father’s will.
24 Moreover I say to
you that it will be more bearable for [the]
22 If I hadn't come and told them, they were not having sin. But now they do not have pretext concerning their sin.
44 No one is able to come to me except the Father having sent me pull him, and I will raise him up in the last day.
Why utilize judgment?
Because of free will. Repentance, forgiveness, mercy, whole-self love for the Father, judgment, … the entire plan to raise up children in the last day is based upon and occurs because of free will.
If free will were not in place, there would be no need for mission-based lessons requiring evaluation. If free will were not in place, perfection would be represented and cleansing would not be required.
To be determined worthy of a place in the heavens with the Father is the mutual desire and will of the Father and His children. Jesus makes perfectly clear that the rising up at the last day IS the sole purpose of existence. While in the world, children are on a mission-oriented test or a testing-oriented mission. Either way the focus remains for the children to endure until the end.
Success is interdependent upon good judgment and critical decision-making skills. Spiritual skills are acquired through the teaching and guidance of the spirit – which are the words of our Lord. Testing and witnessing are the mission multiples for the Father’s children.
The gospel of the kingdom must be spoken, repeated, and advocated in the whole world and is the responsibility of the Father’s children. The process of learning the gospel is enabled through the simultaneous testing of the world and abiding in the Word. Self-analysis and reflection or judgment is a constant variable in the process.
In order for the Word to be spoken/repeated with integrity, the Father’s children who are commissioned with this task, must guard against the darkness of Satan. The darkness deceives, lies, instills fear, covers, twists, and distorts the truth.
1 When the myriads of the crowd were gathered, so as to be trampling each other, he began to be saying to his disciples first: Be guarding yourselves from the leaven, which is hypocrisy, of the Pharisees.
4 But I say to you my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after this are having nothing more to do. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear; fear the [one] having authority after killing to throw [you] into Gehenna. Yes, I say to you, fear this [one].
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as [a] witness to all the nations, and then will the end come.
The children recognize the variables of darkness and exercise just/virtuous judgment accordingly.
18 But the [things] coming out of the mouth proceed out of the heart, and these defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, slanders, 20 these are the [things] defiling the man. But to be eating with unwashed hands does not defile the man.
The protection of the mission, hinges upon the focus of the children. The more focused the children remain the more ground the Good News gains. And this is why the necessity for excellent decision-making or judgment skill. Recognizing the enemy is imperative, especially if the enemy is the self; loving the enemy with the truth is a command. In some cases or circumstances it may be necessary to flee the enemy, a time or two, before the last hour. The enemy is identifiable by his hatred of the light, by his quest to suppress the truth, and by his love of life in the below, in the world. Children of the Father are free, through the Word, to analyze the words of men claiming to be the truth of the Father.
23 And he was saying to them: You are of the below, I am of the above. You are of this world, I am not of this world.
34 Jesus answered them: Truly truly I say to you that everyone doing sin is [a] slave of sin. 35 Now the slave does not dwell in the house[hold] to eternity, the son abides to eternity. 36 So if the son set you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham's seed, but you seek to kill me, because my word does not have room in you.
42 Jesus said to them: If God were your Father, you would have agape-loved me, for I have gone out from God and have come. For neither am I come from myself, but that [one] sent me. 43 Why do you not know my speech? Because you are not able to be hearing my word. 44 You are from your Father the devil and you want to be doing the desires [of your] Father. That [one] was murderer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the "lie", he speaks from his own [self], because he is [a] liar and the Father [of them]. 45 But because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Who among you convicts me of sin? If I say [the] truth, why do you not believe me? 47 The [one] being from God hears the words of God; because of this you do not hear [me], because you are not from God.
49 Jesus answered: I do not have [a] demon, but [rather] I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
59 So they took stones that they throw [them] upon him, but Jesus hid and went out of the temple.
Where does judgment take place?
Judgment is characteristic of something happening in the state of time. The phrase “in the last day”, is indicative of the closing of time. It does not appear per the parables of the rich man, the virgins, the talents, the sheep and the goats, that there is available opportunity to adjust one’s belief after the physical death and so we are told to always be ready.
While in the world, in the flesh, the opportunity to know the Father, his love, mercy, and justice, is available of free will. Men are judged and make judgments according to their heart. The heart controls decision-making and the belief system formulates reference points that determine judgment.
The flesh is given for the express reason of the spiritual birth and occurs as the result of belief. Belief is not changed (per the parables) after the time in the flesh has expired.
It would seem that the children are limited to the reflection and analysis of the past and the utilization of judgment through the empowerment of the Word regarding current situations. Future judgment, eternal judgment, is reserved and determined by the Master, for he has been given all power.
39 This is the will of the [one] having sent me, that of all he has given me I not lose [any] of it, but raise it up in the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone beholding the son and believing in him have zoe-life eternal, and I will raise him up in the last day.
How are we judged?
The Father’s Word judges all of creation, the Father’s children judge according to the Father’s Word. Men of the world, in love with their lives in this world, judge according to the flesh, according to appearance. Those attached to the world make decisions for the betterment of their self within the world. The love of life in this world clearly dictates ones opinions of self and others and is decision based upon worldly measurements, fitting the individual’s personal niche within the world. Those in love with their lives in the world use broad, ‘flesh’ based measurements for decision-making and thus judgment.
15 You judge according to the flesh, but I judge no one.
Children of the Father analyze and compare the words of self, and ‘men’ to those of the Master. There is a wealth of information within the gospels intended for the children to use as aides in decision making, which is judgment. Good judgment is an absolute must in the journey home. Children are not afraid of judging with the same judgment that they will be judged with.
24 Be not judging according to appearance, but judge [according to] just judgment.
2 For with what judgment you judge, you [yourself] will be judged, and with what measure you measure [others], it shall be measured to you.
Judgment is condensed and applied with precise accuracy through the use and understanding of the great correlate, which comprise the great command and the great principle. This is the very nature of the children - love for the Father with wholeness of being, loving neighbor, and self with equal measure and the hatred of life in this world. All of these characteristics work together as one in the formation of the children’s identity and serve equally in the quest for the light, the governing of self and situational decision-making.
37 So he said to him: You will agape-love the Lord your God in all your heart and in all your psyche-life and in all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 The second is like it: You will agape-love your neighbor as yourself. 40 In these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
25 The [one] philia-loving his psyche-life will lose it, and the [one] hating his psyche-life in this world will guard it to zoe-life eternal.
Here is a link from the Voice of Jesus website on the great correlate: The Great Principle
The Father introduced His Word (in full) into the realm of time and space through His son. And similar to the physical laws, His spiritual law functions as naturally as gravity or the jet stream. The Father’s Word is absolute Truth, one thing, and all things in simultaneous perfection, hence the phrase “as one”. The Father’s Word is judgment, a separator of the living and the dead, presented in perfection at the time of the visitation, eternal in the last day, and applicable today. The Father’s Word, functions as naturally as air, through His children. The Father’s children are the carriers, the medium through which the Word is continually dispensed. The Father’s Word is judgment, the sword of separation, pruning the living, and cutting down the dead.
30 For I am not able to be doing anything from myself; just as I hear do I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the [one] having sent me.
Peace to you