Friday word: The Judgment of God

And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. John‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭

To think of God as a merciful God, and forget He is Just: is to underestimate Him.

The scripture says the light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness more. In other words, Jesus Christ came to save us all, but some love their evil deeds more than righteousness.

The mercy of God is so great that it extends to give us chance after chance to change our ways. When we choose not to repent, then it results in the judgement of God and (spiritual) death. Spiritual death is to be separated from God and to come out of His protective covering. For instance, King Nebuchenezzer and King Saul were both judged by God for their pride: they lost their kingdom and their minds. When the presence of God is absent, we are prey to spirits of all kinds (hint: both of these men were tormented by spirits of lunacy/ insanity). Nebuchenezzer repented and was restored, but King Saul did not and was killed in battle. Some speak mostly of the love of God, while others focus on His judgement: but the Bible says He is a great and dreadful God!

The last thing God desires is for us to be afraid of Him, to walk in shame or with guilt for missing the mark (sinning). But we decide if we will honor God or not. Loving the flesh, the things of this world and anything contrary to the word of God, blocks us from the love of God, knowing Him and discerning His will for us! The will of God is not for us to live apart from Him, but that everyone is saved. He desires for us to walk humbly with Him as our God and obey His His word.

The Lord desires to have a relationship with each one of you! Do you love your ways more than you love God? Do you value your opinions, your feelings, your comfort, or any thing else more than you love the Lord?

Jesus Christ is coming again, and this time He will not come to save the world, but to judge the world.

May we be found blameless at His return!

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, I ask you to have mercy on us all. May you awaken our spirits to your love and righteousness. Help us to live as you want us to live. May we be separated from evil, and even the appearance of evil, but never from your presence. In Jesus name, Amen.

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