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Prisci Polet- Worship Wednesday (Psalm 7:10-11)

My shield is God… who saves the upright. Psalm 7:10-11

Its Okay To Judge…

….If You’re Not Righteous

There are a lot of people in the world who don’t like to hear God’s truth because it makes them feel ashamed of their sin.  I remember feeling that way when I heard a word from God about fornicating (sex before marriage) one Sunday morning. Shamefully, I had just committed that sin the night before. Instead of agreeing with the conviction I felt in my heart, I tried to suppress the weight of condemnation by leaning on my own justifications. My excuse for fornication was that “one day” my ex-boyfriend and I “eventually” would get married. Of course, we never got married and on top of that we were defiling ourselves and headed straight to hell.

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”

When someone tried to tell me about my sins, one of favorite lines was, “Only God can Judge me, so don’t judge me.” I was so assured that God would understand my natural fleshly desires and I actually begin to believe my sin was harmless because He wanted me to be myself and “free.” Truth was, I became a slave to my sin and I didn’t know how to stop, even when I tried to. 

The more I sinned, the more I let go of God’s ways. I even chose certain scriptures to justify myself like Matthew 7:1, which states “Judge not, that ye not be judged,” and Roman 8:1 which states “There is no condemnation in Christ.”  I figured, hey, I’m human and I’m young. God says he loves me, so I don’t think I’m going to hurt anything by doing what I want to do as long as I am not affecting anyone else. By God’s grace, I found out quickly that I was selfish and was hurting the one who called me “friend,” and that’s the Creator Himself.  

1 Cor 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which belong to God.

I was defiling his temple the place where His Spirit was supposed to be dwelling. I felt condemned because I wasn’t “in Christ.” I just knew about Him.  At that time, His Spirit was definitely not dwelling in me and if I was to die at that time I would have forsaken the Kingdom of God and been on my way to eternal damnation.

As smart as I thought I was, God showed me how stupid it was for me to live in self justifications instead of His truths. Soon the “potential husband” and I were fornicating even more and I became a slave to sin even more. We are no longer together and our relationship ended quite dramatically with soul ties that could only be broken by fasting and praying. I thank God for His sufficient grace.

So where am I getting with this whole judging thing? Well, let’s analyze the scriptures that I used to rebuttal with.

Matt 7:1-2 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again

The Holy Spirit showed me that when Christ was speaking, He was talking to people who were still living in sin, as hypocrites. For how could someone living in sin judge anyone?  If you judge someone you should not have issues going on in our own life. Jesus identifies his audience in Matt 7:5.

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

In other words, it’s not that judging is forbidden, yet reserved for the upright and blameless.  It’s saying that until we get “the beam out of (our) own eye” THEN we can judge our brothers. Become righteous first! I’m convinced that we are supposed to judge when we are walking in Christ without sin. (Read 1 John 3:1-24 for clarity on living without sin)

And here’s a scripture that tells “us” (righteous children of God) that WE are to judge the world and angels.

1 Cor 6:2-3 

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

If you think about it logically, what kind of world would it be if God’s people never judged anyone ever? Earth would be a terrible place to reside because it would be chaotic and everyone would justify their actions according to what they wanted to do versus what God ordained for us to do. We did not create ourselves. God made us and paid a good price for us on the cross and demands obedience, or hell will be the destination for the souls of the unrighteous. He wants us to obey His decrees because He loves us and knows what’s best for His creation, His people. HE MADE US! Who else would know what’s “best?” 

Another scripture that proves that the people of God are to size up other people. This only applies if you are righteous, which means you’re walking in Christ’s unconditional love.

 1 John 4:1

"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God…"

This is another way God wants us to be on the look out for spiritual enemies in the world. As God’s children of righteousness, we have the authority over all other spirit beings to them out and trample on them.

So, if you are a righteous child of God, I want to encourage you to call out the truth around you. Don’t be afraid of what people will say or their fleshly attacks. Let the Holy Spirit lead you on how to say and do everything. Remember the world is supposed to hate us. That’s apart of the walk with Christ. And if you’re not righteous, don’t judge! Or you will be judged by the measurement you put on others!

John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

 

Halle Halle Lujah!! Worshiped at Impact today was Awesome! Glory to God! The kids sounded amazing!

Halle Halle Lujah!! Worshiped at Impact today was Awesome! Glory to God! The kids sounded amazing!

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Prisci Polet- Worship Wednesday (Psalm 139:23-24)

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Today.. I just want God to search me, my heart and my thoughts. If there be any wickedness in me, I pray that he leads me in His ways.. He’s an everlasting God and only His Light has the power to show us the truth. Hallelujah! Thank You Holy Spirit for giving me another song to share with others.

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