The Lord Loves Justice
The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives. For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off. Psalm 37:18-22
Because the LORD loves justice, He does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever for the mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. It pays to be righteous for God’s word is unchanging:
Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him. Psalm 37:34-40
Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. “When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Luke 21:29-30
Men claim to know what Jesus Christ Himself does not know and neither does the Holy Spirit. But only our heavenly Father – the hour of the return of Jesus Christ back to the earth as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. So how can men say that they know what the author and finisher of their faith, Jesus Christ, does not know? They can not unless they are liars and false ones? Many have made wrong predictions about when Jesus would return and they well and will be all wrong. For Jesus told His own not to be deceived by anyone. God’s word states:
And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
“Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; “for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. “But not a hair of your head shall be lost. “By your patience possess your souls. Luke 21:8-19
Wars, commotions, earthquakes, and famines and pestilence will come and go but the end will not come immediately according to Jesus. First persecution must come and a witness in the power of the Holy Spirit by God’s true ones to kings and rulers, as well as the days of vengeance that all things which were written may be fulfilled. There must be things which we have not seen yet such as:
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. “When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Luke 21:25-31
Jesus talked about the fig tree and many have related it automatically to nation of Israel and have not related it to the church, the body of Christ. But Jesus told a parable about a fig tree bearing fruit:
He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. “Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’
“But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. ‘And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ” Luke 13:6-9
Well the church of Jesus Christ for the last two thousand years has been like the fig tree, almost barren, anemic, impotent, useless and unfruitful. It has not affected society much those some might thing differently. But the facts of the matter speak for themselves for in the last 40 years, due to religious scandals in the body of Christ, the secular world has only laughed at it and has ignored it for the most part so called Christians. The church of Jesus Christ has not yet bloomed to what it is supposed to become here on earth; spotless, pure, blameless, powerful and operating in the gifts of the spirit in signs and wonders and the miraculous.
The false teaching and predictions of the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ has caused many people to waste their lives just waiting on the Lord. Instead of doing what He commanded them to do – to be busy about the master’s business with the talents that He had given them. And when He comes, whenever that will be, He will bless them for their fruitfulness and stewardship. Jesus was very clear and explicit in His parable about being profitable servants. God’s word records:
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. “And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. “Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. “And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. “But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.
“After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
“He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.’ And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. ‘So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. ‘Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. ‘And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Matthew 25:14-30
The master returned and He judged all His servants and found that the servant who was given only one talent did nothing with it. The master was so infuriated that He called him a wicked and lazy and unprofitable servant and cast him into the outer darkness where there was wailing and gnashing of teeth. God, who does not think nor act like man, took the talent from the unprofitable servant and gave it to the one who already had ten. Interesting concept?
Jesus Christ, unlike men, also taught to him that has more shall be given but to him that has not even what he has shall be taken away. The other fact of the matter is that these men were all servants of the master of the kingdom and not strangers. Yet one would end up being a stranger and cast out of the kingdom. Many do not consider possible that some Christians will be rejected by God. Even though Jesus taught that the goats and sheep will be separated by their deeds and not by their confession of faith:
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. “And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
“Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; ‘I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; ‘I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ “And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:31-46
As a result of the dismal failure of the last generation, the Lord is now moving on His people and raising up a new enlightened generation for He has much He desire to teach and provide them in spiritual gifts. They need only stop judging others and second-guessing Him. They need only do what He has called them to do with a pure heart. Then we will all see what the current Church as a whole can do in His service and purposes.
The last generation has been one of vipers and snakes who have eaten God’s people up with their lies and desire for wealth. They thought by grabbing their prosperity promised in His Word they had the real thing. But, this is not true. They didn’t have His real prosperity if they are working things out for themselves. They didn’t have His real prosperity if they were not doing the right works He had called them to do – works of justice, righteousness, truth and caring for the widows, homeless, helpless, demon-possessed and oppressed. Those who have had justice and security removed from them by the devil of lies.
God has put His people upon the earth to return justice to the land, to set the captives free, to bring healing to the lonely and oppressed. He had called them to step out of their shells and secure places and bring hope to a dying nation. He had given them the tools to do the job. They had all the love and gifts they need to do what He had commanded them. They had to simply step out and do it and how great the change would have been to the nation. But no they did obey Him nor listened to Him. Instead just like the children of Israel who came out of Egypt they have walked in their fears and insecurities. They had not allowed God to stretch them to do much more than they are doing. They had not listened to His voice calling them to action. Actions they said spoke louder than words! They did not prove they love God by obeying His Words to them. By serving Him by their actions and He did not bless them for it. So while they were running around looking for His appearing they missed seeking and doing true justice, righteousness and truth and all the things that He had commanded them to do in His word concerning the poor, the stranger and the oppressed.
As a result we have seen in America many prominent ministries go down in flames, in scandals and financial difficulties rather than manifest prosperity, victory and miracles. Sad to say that most of the world was really untouched and unchanged by God’s people, when all of heaven’s riches and resources were given to and were available to them to do the job. When God called them, they didn’t come. When He spoke to them, they did not hear. When He commanded them, they thought it an option to listen. But the rights they had He had given them and they had no rights outside of Him. Too quickly man forgot who his true benefactor was –it was never man, just God–their Heavenly Father.
He had given them all the love they needed. He had sent them to love all humanity into His Kingdom. He had asked them to embrace the worldly to bring them to Him. Yet, His people had separated themselves from world and placed them above them. As a result the others could not be healed and brought out of the miry clay. They couldn’t without God’s Spirit. Some came, but many more would have with their help. This was their sin. They left Jesus Christ their first love and turned to worship the idol of wealth and power. As a result they were going to pay the price for their disobedience. If others had to suffer because of their incompetence, so would they suffer also? No one would escape God’s wrath and judgment for He had pronounced it as their Lord and King!
The ways of men are not God’s ways. He is a jealous and angry God. His church had not done as He had commanded them. They had done unwise things and provoked Him to much displeasure. They were a desolate people, full of themselves and their own doings. God has turned His face from them and their leaders. He had turned from them because they don’t do my perfect will. They did their own selfish wills and ways. He was furious with them.
God was changing the circumstances and landscape of the America. He was making the land different. He was changing it from the traditions and foolishness of men. They were no longer going to place their rules and ways upon His sheep. They will no longer be able to rob and destroy the lives of His sheep. The church would be totally of Him or not at all of Him. There will be no fence sitting for He was raising up a new generation of my children who will serve Him and not themselves or their passions. He was raising up children to honor Him and pay homage only to Him and not bow their knee to Baal. Those whom God has called can never turn back from following Him because their heart could never release them. Those who are truly of Him will service Him to the bitter end because their love of the Father runs deeper and truer than any person on earth. They desire all God has to offer and all the right character traits of a mature spirit-filled Christian. They will walk in integrity and a deep and real sense of justice. They will walk and move in love. They will be true judges of the earth and they will judge with equity and impartiality.
God true anointed ones will never forsake the fundamental truth of the Word for their own agendas and personal gain. They will walk in deep fear and love of the Father and they will never turn their back on the needy. Their desire will continually be toward their Heavenly Father and to please Him only in the positions He has called them to. They will never serve man or do what men do in order to receive the praise and power of earth. Their entire heart is filled with the desire to serve only the Lord.
But for the others self love and self preservation is their agenda. For they have not understood God’s word which stated:
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:25
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. “For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:33-36
They forgot that no man knows the hour when the son of man will return. It could be fifty, one hundred and even one thousand years from now. There are still many people that need to be touched and changed by the power of God. The laborers have been unfaithful and few and God’s word is still true:
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38