What To Do When You're Being Judged By The World, Part 1

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What To Do When You're Being Judged By The World, Part 1

Nov 24, 2021, 12:45:02 PM Religion



THANKSGIVING BLOG 11/2021


What To Do When

You're Being Judged By The World

Part 1

 



Revelation 7: 11-12 KJV


11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


If your country is living in a time of peace, be thankful--be thankful, but, do not be fooled. We, mankind, are at war. From the time we are born, until the time we leave this world, we are part of an ongoing battle being waged spiritually and physically. The majority of us are unsuspecting participants. At any given time, we may become a casualty, or, in the eyes of those who love the world and use others to hold on to it, we are simply collateral damage.

The enemy and his cohorts thrive on using people to do their bidding. To do so, they must use people who are discontent, uninformed, misinformed, desperate, void of light and hope. This could be anyone of us at some time in our lives, therefore, we must stay anchored to The Rock, and be on our guard. There are times when we must take note of the changes in the spiritual world that affect the physical world. -Changes that allow the enemy to have a greater advantage. For example, when people filled with darkness and evil come into power or leadership, or, when there is greater suffering among the people due to war, disease, or financial hardship. These are all perilous and dangerous times that the enemy takes advantage of to increase his ranks and cause more suffering. 


Today, we can also see that the enemy has increased his ranks because of the increasing ignorance that prevails due to the failure of our societies, despite advances in education, science, and technology. However, the most notable change is the breakdown in morals, ethics, and religious values. Faith is being tested and the sheep are being separated from the wolves. -But, who else is doing the testing besides God? Satan mimics God, separating us to pull the wolves into his ranks and control.


Many believe they have gained freedom and acceptance as the sin of man has been embraced as accepted lifestyles. More and more, the inclusiveness of sin is seen as a sign of normality and equality within society. For every leap and bound upon the threshold of advancement into the future, man has tumbled backward and digressed into the recesses of a dark and ignorant past, fraught with iniquity.


The weapon of the past is the weapon of the present and the future--IGNORANCE. Blissful as it may be to those who are comfortable in their flesh and love of the world, it is a powerful weapon of the adversary to place us in bondage. In every discord, confrontation, and dispute, we can observe the wielding of this weapon and the effect it has upon the blinded soul who knows no other way to defend themselves or justify their actions, but, through the wielding and display of ignorance. The response of society has been to reward ignorance. Why? Ignorance stands in the way of positive and righteous change. These are things the the world resists and fights against.


Ignorance can be an unwanted disposition, yet, the ignorance set upon us by the enemy is from those who willfully embrace ignorance and use it to create chaos and confound the minds of others. They may seek no other purpose but to produce aggravation and agitation. 


Ignorance can even become a law or a fact presented to support the agenda of those who are self-seeking and thereby motivated to do and say anything to achieve their goals. Why do they go to such lengths? Why are they not concerned with others labeling them as fools, selfish, evil, etc.?


Their ignorance is due to the rejection of Truth. In their mind, Truth cannot get them what they feel they deserve, therefore, they are willing to go to any extreme to obtain that which they desire and feel entitled to. When we reject Truth, we automatically have no control over our lives. We have no anchor to attach to and no foundation upon which to stand. Therefore, the ignorant have no choice but to band together with those who have like minds and goals. Without Truth, they form their own theories, conjectures, and conspiracies. Hence, a ready and willing army for the Adversary. They are ripe for the picking and ready to be put into whatever Satan chooses to use them in to wreak havoc and destroy. So, as acceptance of the Truth diminishes, acceptance of evil and sin increases.


This army of ignorance consists of well educated people, wealthy people, influential people, religious people and powerful people. What more could the enemy ask for? He now has a willing army capable of poisoning the minds of millions of people for generations and all by distorting, manipulating, omitting, and falsifying the Truth. Clergy who read the Word of God are unable to discern the Truth. Lawmakers who make laws are unable to deliver justice. The wealthy hoard their money and get more by oppressing the poor and middle class by feeding them lies and deception.


The adversary no longer has to work hard at killing, stealing, and destroying. Ignorance makes people act out on their own. In a world that was made to function upon Truth, they will never fit in. God's Truth is ETERNAL. Their ignorance is in vain and within the span of eternity, their lives are short-lived. Their fight is in vain. They kick against the goad. At times, it may appear that they are winning. Yes, they will appear to have won some battles in court rooms and relationships, but, they will never have true peace or victory, for these things can only be found in Truth. Peace and Victory are only attained by bearing GOOD FRUIT. To bear good fruit, one must be attached to The Vine, Christ Jesus. To bear good fruit, one must abide in God's Holy Spirit. To be One with the Holy Spirit, one must thirst after Holiness and Righteousness and be born again. If One thirst after Holiness and Righteousness, One bears the Cross of Jesus, for we die with Him and rise again, born of the Spirit.


So, as we look upon the folly of those who cling to the world, ignorant of Truth, we must have compassion and love. -But, why, when they only want to destroy us? Yes, we must have compassion and love, even as they seek to destroy us. The Truth must be spoken even to those who do not have ears to hear. You may ask why? Remember, that our war is not with the flesh...


Ephesians 6:12 - KJV - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


We must remember that we are walking and operating in the Spirit. We are wrestling with spirits. As we carry forth the Cross and the banner of Righteousness before us, we draw the attention of these spirits. Those who are controlled by darkness and demons are unaware of the spiritual realm and its power over them. We must realize, as Jesus said, that they know not what they do. 


At this point, I must insert this statement that is of the utmost importance to the well-being of your soul. WE WILL BE JUDGED BY THE WORLD. We will be judged by the world. You and I, the righteous of God, His ambassadors, and children, will be judged by the world. We must never forget that the weapons of man can destroy the flesh, but, they can never destroy the spirit. We are blessed to have the promises of God to protect us and if He be for us, then, who can be against us? If He be for us, whom shall we fear?


Thankful? Yes, we can be thankful even for our enemies. Without them would we and could we know without doubt that greater is He that is within us, than he that is in the world? Our enemies give testimony unknowingly and unwillingly to the power and authority of God. The vanity and misjudgment of our enemies remind us that the battle is not ours, but the Lord's.


This Thanksgiving holiday has come to be judged by many to be cruel, insensitive, and non-inclusive, whereas, it signifies the beginning of colonization and then the outright stealing of an occupied land, as well as the slaughter and genocide of the indigenous people who sought to peacefully help another race of people survive. Unlike their invaders, they looked upon the strangers from another land as brothers. 


We must reevaluate our history which has been lived, studied, and recorded through the eyes of ignorance. We must learn to observe the holidays with new eyes and new meaning, so as to commemorate all those who have given contributions, sacrificed, and died for our future, and those who continue to pay the price for the ignorance and lies of the enemy who sought to destroy them. Even now, the enemy uses the hatred, racism, and discrimination of men who continue refusing to accept them and their descendants as equals and brothers.


If we are to give thanks, it must be to God, who has shown Grace and Mercy upon our country and its people. If we are to give thanks, it must be to the opportunity to create a new framework and future based upon Truth, Holiness, and Righteousness. If we are to truly have a day of thanksgiving, America must act upon the words within its Constitution and give to all who are in pursuit of happiness, equality, and a better life. To act upon our words, we must dispel lies borne out of ignorance. Ignorance cannot become the law of the land, nor can we allow those who speak it as if it were Truth to represent the people.


Fear is the underlying antagonist that is literally driving people to drive themselves to hell and to try and take others with them. People are afraid, desperately afraid to the point that they will take desperate measures to express their fear. People want to feel important, significant, and they need to be productive. People caught up in the systematic destruction of minorities and people of color need to know that there is a way to truly balance the scales of justice and blind its eyes to insure fairness and equality. Those entangled within the snares and iron teeth of systemic racism within our institutions, must have a way out to opportunities and positive change. Instead, many feel that the world has passed over them. Many feel hopeless, knowing there is no way out of the system for them. Those who feel passed over and disenfranchised are often unaware that this is what the world does, so, they become enraged, filled with anger and hatred, often self-hatred. Many feel they are out of time, or, they have no patience to wait for change. Their time is spent in complaining and agitation, often lashing out against others and the society which helped to create their circumstances, form their character, and decide their fate. Their lives as well as their time are often passed in vain.


Time was created for the sake of man, which is why we must use it wisely. The world will pass over you and go on to the next person to use as it pleases. This is why one must not seek to gain the world for it is given that you will lose your soul. We cannot depend upon the world to love and take care of us, to validate us, understand, or, complete us, therefore, we must first seek the Kingdom of God...


MATTHEW 6:33 KJV "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." 


So, why are there so many angry and dissatisfied people in the world? What are they seeking first? -The world. How do they live their lives and try to gain the world? -Void of holiness and righteousness. We see people committing acts of terror to get the world's attention. They want to make the world pay for the pain that they feel the world has inflicted upon them. They are demanding their time to be noticed! They are crying out because they lack security, identity, and they feel the world is a terrible place that someone needs to do something about. Nobody cares about them, so, why should they care about anybody and anything else! To hell with everyone, they feel!


You see, they had a choice and they chose to place their faith in the world. The world called to them, "Trust me! I'll give you everything you need with a guarantee!" Politicians have capitalized upon knowing that the world passes people by. They know that the world is full of the forgotten, confused, and lost. These politicians steeped in darkness have made ignorance a commodity and sell it like it is a must have for everyone in order to beat the system. They've turned things around and upside down to keep the people in ignorance. "Don't think like those people who have oppressed you and taken things away from you, they say. They're lying to you. We're telling you the truth that you need to hear."


These politicians and their followers are literally killing people and don't care. They only want the satisfaction of causing trouble for the opposition. They instill panic and use language that will resonate with their targeted populace. The people are figuratively loaded like ammunition, pointed at a target, and fired to steal, kill, and destroy for the enemy. Yes, this is the work of Satan. How do we combat it?


We must never forget how important we are, not because the world says so, but, because God says so. We, as warriors, ambassadors, watchmen, and spiritual walkers are the Truth-sayers. We cannot speak the Truth enough, so, we mustn't stop spreading the Gospel of Jesus. Without those speaking the Truth, all the people hear are lies. We help others understand the world and find their way to Christ and His Kingdom. We are never passed over in God's Kingdom. He cares for each and everyone of us. He dries our tears and calms our fears, replacing it with unconditional love.



There is no fast-track to recovery unless God steps in. God steps in when we humble ourselves, repent, pray and seek His face. You are so very important. I cannot stress it enough. Everyday that you walk in the Light is a defeat of the enemy. Everyday that you spread the Word of God is new life for someone who fell into darkness, but, is now able to see. The world eventually passes by everyone. We die and are soon forgotten. Some will make it in the annals of history, but, the world will forget the rest. The world was never intended to be our final home. There is a land where we are never forgotten and never forsaken. Jesus came to tell us that the abundance of that land, The Kingdom of God, is available and at hand for those who follow Him. We who follow and lift Him up will be the Peacemakers who disarm the weapons formed to kill, steal, and destroy. In times like these, you are so important. Never forget that. -And, never forget that you will be judged by the world, for we are warriors in a battle against God. If you stay anchored, God will order your steps. He will put in your heart the words that should come out of your mouth, when judgment is upon you.




Ignorance is at the base of the war that the enemy has chosen to wage upon American shores and lands far and wide. Ignorance is the chosen tool of the unjust when they have no Truth to stand upon and support their ideology. Many, born into ignorance, have fallen in battle not having had a chance to even know the Truth. Many see themselves as having no choice but to reject Truth to try to fit in with their surroundings. Their pain and fear is deep. The deeper the pain and fear, the better the lies take and adhere to the minds of the people. Lies are being forced upon the people and we are our brothers' keeper. We must help dispel the lies leading people to death and destruction.


Do everything in love and remember that only what you do for Christ will last. You will be judged by the world, but, fret not over evildoers for their fate has been sealed.


Jude 11-19 KJV 

11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.



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SELF REFLECTION: A Look in the Mirror


Once again, when we look at Jesus' parables, He is challenging us to examine where our heart lies. Closely examining your heart, answer the following questions.


DISCUSS your answers with a mature Believer who can guide you in your spiritual relationship with Jesus and our Father, and/or have group discussions to learn from those who have different experiences and perspectives.


QUESTIONS: Write down your questions and discuss them with a mature Believer or submit them to:

  1. https://fsasw.blogspot.comHas your faith been tested?  Really tested? How do you know?
  2. How do you prepare for your faith to be tested? Can you prepare? What does the Word of God Say?
  3. How was Abraham's faith tested?
  4. How was Job's faith tested?
  5. How was Jesus's faith tested in the desert?
  6. Have you prepared your children for their faith to be tested?
  7. Why is our faith tested?
  8. Who can test our faith?
  9. Who will test our faith?...Why would the enemy want to test your faith?
  10. What is faith?
  11. Is all faith the same?
  12. If faith cannot be seen, then, how can it be tested?
  13. How do you know your faith is being tested?
  14. If God created faith, is there power in faith?...Whose power?
  15. Who increases our faith?
  16. True or False. If there is only ONE faith and Jesus is the Author and Finisher of Faith, meaning that the Word of God is the Author and Finisher of Faith; and given that faith can be found in all people, in all walks of life, then, therefore, the increase in one's faith, no matter who they are is because of Jesus. Therefore, the presence of Jesus, whether we accept Him as the Son of God, or not, manifests itself through those who have faith; for the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) is inseparable. Hence, the Word of God, which is God, who is omnipresent, is manifested through people who have faith. Therefore, can we question the origin of one's faith if it is placed upon the Word of God, which is Truth?
  17. True or False. God within His infinite Wisdom, Grace, and Mercy, has chosen to look beyond our faults to see our needs. Through Jesus, the Kingdom of God is at hand to those who have faith, even as tiny as a mustard seed. 
  18. Knowing that the beginning and ending of faith is attached to the Word of God who is God Incarnate, Christ Jesus, can we as men and Children of God judge the faith of others?
  19. If not, can we as Believers in the Word of God, Christ Jesus, then come to look beyond the faults of others and see their needs, knowing that we are all in the beginning of our faith, which He has authored or created within us and it shall be He, Christ Jesus, who shall seal the end, when every knee shall bow and profess that He is the Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords? 
  20. Does this not give evidence to the power of faith to change people, circumstances, and the physical and spiritual world? Why or why not?



SCRIPTURE REFERENCES 


Revelation 7 King James Version

7 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,


3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.


4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.


5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.


6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.


7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.


8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.


9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;


10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.


11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,


12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?


14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.


16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.


17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.



Hebrews 12 King James Version


12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,


2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.


4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.


5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:


6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.


7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?


8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.


9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?


10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.


11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.


12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;


13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.


14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:


15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;


16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.


17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.


18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,


19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:


20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:


21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)


22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,


23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,


24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:


26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.


27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.


28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:


29 For our God is a consuming fire.



Jude KJV


1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:


2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.


3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.


4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.


5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.


6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.


7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.


8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.


9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.


10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.


11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.


12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;


13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.


14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,


15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.


16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.


17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;


18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.


19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.


20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,


21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.


22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:


23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,


25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.



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