Divine Judgment, Part 2

The discussion of Divine Judgement can’t be complete without mentioning the ultimate judgment rendered by God. Only it wasn’t against mankind, instead it was for mankind. It was in the judgement of sin that God finally and solely bridged the chasm between the creature and the Creator that was caused by the original sin in Eden. History, or more accurately written, His Story, is in the main a leading up to the point of this judgement, this redemption, culminating in the act of judging sinful flesh by the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus, God’s representation on earth. By a sinless man assuming the penalty of sin, death and separation from God, and then conquering death by His bodily resurrection in glory, God, in Christ, reconciled mankind to Himself.

This was something humanity was completely incapable of doing on its own. God gave His creatures His Law but that had no power to justify mankind, only to convict him of sin. But finally, by His death and resurrection God could give us His greatest gift, the actual power to live a godly life because of His indwelling Spirit which He promised a long time ago. “I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring,” He says in Isaiah 44:3, and in Joel 2:28 God declares “I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.” The ultimate judgement, the judgement against sin and death, is finally rendered, and mankind can be made whole again accepting His gift. This is the divine judgement everyone has been waiting for, but so few accept.

But now is the time, now is the acceptable day of salvation (read 2 Corinthians chapter 6). And in a beautiful chapter in John is written “Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

Judgement has been rendered, your burden has been lifted. And in Jesus, God has condemned sin in the flesh. Come to Him and be restored. Accept this divine judgment this divine gift for you.

[Scriptures taken from the New American Standard Bible © 1995]

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