Monday, September 26th, 2016
Judgment (Part 40, Conclusion)
The Last Act
Then I saw a great white throne and Him Who sat on it, from Whose Face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
Revelation 20:11-12 (NKJV)
All Christians on earth know God is the Judge. Nevertheless, the accuser tempts us toward positions as junior judges, as if the Lord has need of this service. But God clearly tells us the opposite.
'Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?' (Matthew 7:1-3).
'There is one Lawgiver, Who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?' (James 4:12).
'Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand' (Romans 14:4).
Actors, models and talent for Christ: In summary, you're the cleanup crew: picking up your judgmental brethren, whose front and rear ends got turned around. Odorous religiosity spewed out of holier-than-thou mouths, adding fuel to the enemy's fire.
Since you're face-forward behind Jesus and you carry His Living Water, the devil's plans will blow up like steam: a sweet smelling aroma of Christ.
As God promotes you in media, continue to take the higher ground in arguments and controversies. Don't dare lower yourself with judgment. Instead, lower your head in prayer and lift everyone you meet with love.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Judgment series.