Judging

All understanding comes from the writings of the prophets (Old Testament or Tanach: they are one and the same) in light of the Mashiach’s death for our sin, His burial and His resurrection the third day. The Law and the Prophets prophesy or foretell the Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection the third day. Yeshua of Nazareth is the Mashiach.

Beloved, when grace first comes to the chosen ones of God, they are washed, they are clean, there is no condemnation. For it is written concerning the Mashiach, and it is so in the Mashiach, “When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back, this I know: for God is for Me.” And this agrees with what Paul writes in Romans 9, “If God be for us, who can be against us. He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him freely give us all things? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect. It is God that justifieth.  Who is he that condemneth? It is the Mashiach that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of the Mashiach? Tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long. We are  accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” God has justifies us, so who will do contrary to God and condemn us? None can! For the Mashiach has been condemned in the flesh, and justified in the Spirit, and God the Father has put us in Him who is now raised from the dead. There is no condemnation in the resurrected Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, who took the judgment of God in His flesh: who tasted death for all men. So in the grace of God among  many things it grants us repentance from dead works, and the forgiveness of sins. It is in the Mashiach. It gives us the faith of Yeshua, and a clean conscience, faith unfeigned and the love of God that surpasses all knowledge. God justifies us in the Mashiach, and fulfills the rigtheousness of God without the Law.

This is where we start in the grace of God, and yet God has many things to teach us. Things that left untaught will cause us to accept false accusations against God. But if the gospel continues to be preached by God giving grace, He will teach us. For He will bring us to understand things concerning the Law. That if a Law could have been given to produce righteousness, one would have surely been given and the Mashiach would not have had to suffer and die. The letter killeth, and the Spirit giveth life. It is the letter of condemnation and the Spirit of life in the Mashiach, Yeshua. He will teach us, “I find then a law, that as I desire to do good, evil is present with me”, and not teaching us that, “the desiring of evil, and good is present with me.” For we are new creatures in the Mashiach, no longer desiring evil first, but desiring the good things of God. And yet in the midst of this good, there is evil present: sin dwelling in sinful carnal flesh. It is no longer I doing it. “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.”

And God bring us through this understanding to, “There is therefore now no condemnation (judgment) to them who are in the Mashiach, Yeshua, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” And the Spirit is found among us, the assembly of the living God. The Mashiach among us, the hope of glory. And we walk after and toward the place of God’s Spirit, the assembly where the one true gospel is preached. We come to a place if God remains our teacher that there is no condemnation. There is no judgment. The words of Yeshua are fufilled, “judge not, lest ye be judged.” God has made us spiritual by His grace in the one true gospel.

Then it is true in Spirit and in truth in our hearts, and not just words, “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of a man’s judgment, yes, I judge not myself. For I know nothing by myself, yet I am not hereby justified, but He that judges me is God.” And in another place, “He that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath know the mind of the Lord that we may instruct Him? But we have the mind of the Mashiach.” (1 Cor 2 & 3) “For think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. Do you look on things after the outward appearance? What man greatly admires is an abomination in the sight of the Lord God. We come to a place where it is true, “But the Spirit which you, assembly, has received abideth in you, and you need not that any man teach you, but as the same Spirit teach you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as the Spirit has taught you, you shall abide in Him.”

And concerning the unbeliever, judge not the unbeliever. Judge all men by the one true gospel, whether they believe or not. Whether they do not believe, they will reject the preaching of the gospel by the will of God, that we might judge rightly and not judge the unbeliever. And if we judge rightly the believer, they are a fellow heir with us. They are our mother and brother and sister. They will be with us in the presence of God forever and ever.  We are all in the Mashiach, blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in the Mashiach, Yeshua. We together are the bride of the bridegroom, Yehsua, given to Him by God the Father. There is nothing to envy for all things are ours in the Mashiach. For Paul writes, “I wrote unto you in a letter, not to company with fornicators, yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with coveteous, or extortioners, or with idolaters. For you must needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man who is called a brother be a fornicator, or coveteous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. With such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not you judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 

For the Son of man came not in the world to condemn the world, but to save the world. He did not come into the world to judge the world, He came to the world to save it. And all the judgments of the children of grace will be done rightly by the one true gospel.

Maranatha!

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