The Lord has been showing me that he is not mad at me. He is not angry. The only thing God is angry at is SIN not men. Why? Because sin gives men the illusion of not being accepted of God. It is wrong thinking. It tells us that we need to hide, and separate ourselves from Him.
God hates SIN not men! Sin is missing the mark by not seeing your self the way God see’s you. Forgiven, and NOT separated from him. He redeemed us while we were yet sinners. Now we need to judge ourselves so that we continue growing in HIS grace and knowledge to live abundant life now.
Most people know that Sin brings forth death. When we repent (change our thinking) to agree with God, we judge ourselves. 1 Cor 11:13 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. I am judging myself as much as I can, the LORD is shows me where the beast is ruling so I can change my thinking ( repent/metanoia). And if I do not listen his FIRE will sure be poured out upon me. Keep reading.
Now this is very interesting. Sin carries its own consequences in that we are condemned until we repent and change our thinking. The definition for the word judge is Transliteration: krinó
Phonetic Spelling: (kree’-no)
Short Definition: I judge, decide, think good
Definition: (a) I judge, whether in a law-court or privately: sometimes with cognate nouns emphasizing the notion of the verb, (b) I decide, I think (it) good.
How do we judge ourself? By living on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matt 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread.
Learning to examine self keeps us in communion with our Father. It is making sure our faith lines up with the Holy Spirit within, what is He saying. That is to judge, think it good, as in the definition. That is the bread we are to eat. What he says, not what we say. He says Jesus paid the full price to redeem all of mankind.
So many times I use to see these judgement verses and use them to judge with anger the world and or other people. Wanting God to give them what they deserve. And evening going so far as to let them know God is going to judge them and take care of them and set them right in a bad way. That is wrong and I had to repent of that. God means good for us not evil.
Every word of inspired scripture and the word of the Holy Spirit is to us and about us. I am to eat in judging myself so that I will be conform into his image and likeness NOW in this world. This is the manifestation of the son’s of God that the whole earth is waiting to be revealed. If we do not judge ourself his FIRE (Word) will judge us.
Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
God’s judgement is not bad thing. It is not. Judgement is always for GOOD. He is for us not against us. In our wrong thinking we believed a lie. The lies is God’s waiting to take serious retribution out on us and punish us if we mess up and sin. No, that is carnal thinking.
Ps 19:9,10 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
In all this we learn to let God have his perfect work. It is really all about rediscovering our true identity in Jesus. The overcomers are coming forth and they will walk in his fullness. When we judge ourself, we will be able to say as David said in Ps26:1 “Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.”