Authenticity, Judge, Justice, Love of God, Mercy, Righteousness
On That Day, on That Great Day when we all shall give an account, we will not be confronted by or seated before regal and officious legions of men, false judges whose opinions are based upon faulty logic, incomplete information, bent by predisposition or tradition or prejudicial bias. Rather . . .
The One whose flesh was battered, torn and pierced and whose blood coursed from ripped veins onto sullen soil, demonstrating such love as no man ever had known or given will on That Day sit beside the Father who sent the Son to die in our stead.
Seeing then that the Righteous and Loving One shall hear our case and know our cause and then shall rule in mercy, why should we give even momentary ear to the cacophony of garbled judgments issuing forth from cracked and broken lips of clay? My Judge is my Lord, my Magistrate is my Master, my Sovereign is my Savior who does all things well. On That Day, it is He who shall issue the only opinion that matters.
As children of Light then, let us not identify ourselves by how others see us, but by who we know ourselves to be in Christ. We can recapture who we were created to be if we can close ourselves off to the voices that shout and accuse, and learn to lean in to hear the whispers of the still, small Voice who loves and affirms us in our true identity. I am crucified with Christ, and yet… I live! I’m walking, learning, and yearning to RUN.
You got that right. The truth is, we have already been judged by the eternal word (LAW) and His judgment is righteous. And while we continue to suffer as a result of our choices and decisions, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. By His love and mercy we escaped the brunt of His wrath. We have been saved by grace, and that not of ourselves, lest any man boast.
He became all that I was, so that I could become all that He is.
He was impaled on the impaling post as us for us, so that we could live in and by Him.
It is finished; but men are like elephants, they never forget. 🙂
So well and truly spoken, Blake: “He became all that I was so that I could become all that He is.” When the Body worldwide discovers the truth and the present reality of that statement, then shall we experience true and not a pseudo revival. Among this morning’s reading I meditated on this: “He has made (us) alive together with Him, having forgiven (us) ALL trespasses.” “(He) wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us.” “He (took) it out of the way, (nailing) it to His cross” and (He) disarmed principalities and powers . . . triumphing over them in it” (Col. 1:11-15). It is INDEED finished. May man be granted the gift of forgetting!
Ephesians 2:1-3, 5-7 NKJV
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
1). He made us alive together…
2). He raised us up together…
3). He made us to down in Heavenly Places in Messiah Yahshua.
Purpose; Ephesians 2:7 NKJV
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Messiah Yahshua.
Note: All past, present and future tense
Indeed! ALL . . . past, present and future. And He is so much more than the greatest human mind can conjure.