Three steps toward perfect Justice.

Am I ready for the Justice of God?

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. "He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. "A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. "He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."
(Isa 42:1-4 NASB)

  • Step 1 in perfect justice: let he who would be human, identify with the guilty.
...and they were being baptized by [John the
Baptist] in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins. 
(Mat 3:6 NASB)
Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?" But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all [justice]." Then he *permitted Him. After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased." (Mat 3:13-17 NASB)

  • Step 2: let God define the law of the just human.
"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.' "But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. "If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. "Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. "Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.' "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. "For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? "If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 
(Mat 5:38-48 NASB) 
  • Step 3 Allow  God to be the one who weighs the human in the scales of perfect justice.
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged. "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 
(Mat 7:1-2 NASB)

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. "BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom 12:14-21 NASB)

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. (Gal 5:25 NASB)

"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS. (Mat 16:27 NASB)


A thought on celebrating the day.

Baby Jesus isn’t a baby anymore and he will soon return to judge the world in righteousness. The Religio-cultural holiday calendar is an attempt of the world to domesticate time but God in Christ has judged the world system and its authority and found it wanting. Its pretensions are in vain. The world system perpetuates the lie that creation’s  crown jewel  –mankind can not only exist but  even enjoy creation in the position of ruler and steward…enjoying it without first and foremost enjoying communion with the Creator.  Every Christian, however, is bequeathed an instrument by which he or she can strip away from the soul all clouding elements but the one essential –communion with the God. The cross is the instrument by which the world judges God and God judges the world and the follower of God judges the remaining worldliness in his own heart.
The Cycles of the world’s calendar do very little to control time. The world system can do little to make time or any other created thing its ally in the final effort against the word of God. God has judged the world and its calendar-making-authority. The cycles will not overcome the linear advance toward the great and terrible day of the LORD. Really the only day coming that is of substance on God’s timetable is the day and hour of Jesus Christ, when he will  come with the holy angels in fiery judgment burning away the chaff so that all will know our fidelity to God was the one thing. With this truth in view, every gathering of believers in the fellowship of their communal meal is a proclamation of his death until he comes again. Why “his death”? His death is a declaration of judgment. You see our systems of religious and civil power presumed to put Jesus under their judgment. In their act of judging Jesus as unworthy of life, God was judging them. They have been made small in remaining usefulness. In remembering the Lord’s death we remember that the world and its authority, even its calendar-making-authority have already been judged.  So, follower of Jesus, continue a little longer in the world but know in your heart you are not of it.  happy sunday and merry christmas.

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS. (Matthew 16:24-27 NASB)

 But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31 NASB)

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.(Galatians 4:9-11 NASB)

'He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 'But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. 'Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.' (Daniel 7:25-27 NASB)

 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
(1 Corinthians 11:26 NASB)


Christians being loyal to Jesus and his teachings are just like Noah building the ark in obedience to God before the flood.

Just as God called Noah to a response of loyal acknowlewdgement by Noah's getting on with the daily work of Ark building, so God has called every true christian to be engaged in this present work. "This is the work of God, that you believe in the Son of God whom He has sent" (John 6:29). So the question to all my non-christian friends is "do you see me working on the ark (that is, loyally acknowledging Jesus Christ)?" and " will you enter into the ark (loyalty to Jesus) yourself, or make a mockery of my life's work, as well as Yahweh's message, by pressing on into the coming judgement without God's gracious provision of salvation?
Jesus said, "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away , so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (Matthew 24:36-42 ESV) In the judgement of the flood your physical location inside the ark as an act of obedience made all the difference. In the final judgement your spiritual location in the ark of Jesus Christ by faith in Him will make all the difference. Many will be swept away in judgement, others will safe and saved for the new face of Creation. I hope none of you will persist in an attempt to make a mockery of God, of Jesus, and of me.