FRIDAY, JUNE 30
Scripture: John 5:22-30
John 5:22-24 says, “For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” All judgment has been committed to the Son. What an amazing statement. To walk with Jesus in the last days means that we accept the judgments of the Spirit and begin to declare them and decree them in agreement with Christ. The Word judges. God’s Word sets a standard by which people either agree or disagree. God’s Word brings a standard of righteousness that requires obedience. When a man consistently sets himself against God’s Word by choosing evil like abortion, he shall suffer the penalty of judgment. The shedding of innocent blood brings a real judgment on politicians and on everybody who supports them. Cultural Christianity rules in so many places that people think they can vote for somebody who sheds innocent blood and suffer no repercussions. This behavior is not OK and never has been. The thing that most quickly brings people to the end of themselves and the loss of their country is the issue of shedding innocent blood. And for people to think they can call themselves Christian and consistently support what destroys a nation is destructive. Only an idol can bring such thick deception. Political parties and racism are idols and can bring people into open, blatant violation of the Word. Every election is a plumbline that witnesses church people in effect spitting in God’s face by choosing idols. We should not consider praying judicially is we vote for pro-abortion politicians. The fire may fall on us. The Word is God’s standard and His standard is no respecter of persons. Jesus said the key to the judicial anointing is not seeking our own. The key to the judicial anointing is getting ourselves out of the way. The key to the judicial anointing is not making judgments over issues where we have a personal, vested interest. The key to walking in the judicial anointing is following the Holy Spirit, not being ahead and not being behind. If Jesus said, I can of my own self do nothing, then we need to adopt that attitude. If it was true of Him, then it is true of us. As I hear, I judge. There is the issue. Don’t judge until you hear. When we follow this prescription, our judgment is always righteous because we are not seeking anything but the will of God. God is the judge. He has judgments about things today, He has judgments about people today, He has judgments about leaders. His Word drops a judicial plumbline consistently and it judges all men by the same standard. Are we ready to walk with the King in the last days? Are we ready not to seek our own? Are we ready to seek the will of the Father and to judge with Him? If so, we are ready for what is coming!