Things not to do in judgment, especially between brethren!

Fred R. Coulter—June 1, 2024

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We will look and see what righteous judgment is all about. We will see the very reason why we go through all the difficulties that we go through is so that we can learn righteous judgment!

Last Thursday I was getting ready to go on Caravan to Midnight when I heard the decision came down concerning Donald Trump. So I changed everything and gave the message on righteous judgment and how everything absolutely in that court was antithetical to anything of truth or law.

That becomes very important for us to learn, because here is what God is going to give us. So lots of times, we look to the end result of it and we look to what God is doing.

We keep that in mind because the truth is the way you attend to whatever you're striving for is to keep your mind on the goal, and understand why, because everything we go through is preparing us for what we're going to do as the sons and daughters of God!

Revelation 20:4: "And I saw thrones; and they that sat upon them, and judgment…"

Judgment is lacking in this land! There are some places it's okay, but this court case that came down, the way that it was set up, it was masterful in its lies, in its cheating, in its twisting of the law.

God expects us, in our Christian walk, to learn righteous judgment. We have a booklet on that: Judge Righteous Judgment.

"…and judgment was given to them…" (v 4).

Think on this: If we don't learn how to judge now, will we be given judgment?

Verse 6: "Blessed and Holy is the one who has part in the first resurrection…" meaning we are spirit beings!

Now think on that; keep that in mind. Blessed and Holy are those who have part in the first resurrection! The Church of the Firstborn, also called the firstfruits; Christ was the First of the firstfruits!

"…over these the second death has no power…." (v 6).

We're going to live forever! That's what is at stake every day in our lives! We'll look at that and see how God wants that to be.

"…But they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years" (v 6).

That's just the Millennium, because God has a great harvest that He wants to do!  Judgment then becomes one of the most important things that we can learn, that we can do. Judgment is with us, as we will see a little later, every day, in every way in this physical life, even for people in the world.

The problem with the people in the world is that they have a carnal mind. They don't even understand how wicked and evil that it truly is.

Jeremiah 17:9: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"

No one can know his or her own mind without the Word of God to give them instruction on what to do.

This is the way it is. Everybody today has their own opinions, and everyone thinks that he or she is right. That's what happened in the book of Judges. It says there in the last verse of Judges that 'everyone was doing what was right in his own eyes' (Judges 21:25).

IF your standard is whatever you think is good, THEN you're in deep trouble, because the mind is deceitful! As we go through some of these things, I want you to think about how much little fudging do you still allow in your own life?

Proverbs 16:2: "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes…"

Everyone thinks: this is right, this is good, this is great! As I mentioned on the Caravan program, the world today has it all backwards, and they've all been deceived, because Satan the devil, has deceived the whole world. Think on this for a minute: Since he's deceived the whole world, that means he controls it. And they don't even know.

Now, those who understand some truth look at those who choose all of the evil, perversion and wrong. They can see the problems that it causes, but the ones involved can't do it.

Verse 2: "All the ways of a man…"—or woman—because the word man is the last three letters of the word woman.

"…are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits" (v 2).

Now, here is the key, and we will see this, because we have to learn righteous judgment. We will see that only comes from God.

Verse 3: "Commit your works unto the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established."

Have you ever gone along and something springs into your mind and you thought: How did it get there?

Well, many different ways it can get there, but it's in the mind. So, the way you get your thoughts established is what? What is the whole process of conversion?

  • to believe God
  • to obey God
  • to love God

What does that do for us? To write in our mind and in our heart His laws and His commandments!

IF we have those written in our hearts and in our minds, what are we developing? We're developing what is necessary to fulfill Rev. 4 & 6! What is that called in another place? The mind of Christ!

Now, is there anything more important personally in our lives that we can be doing than to developing our minds and our hearts spiritually in preparation for the resurrection?

Verse 3 again: "Commit your works unto the LORD... [How does that happen? Daily prayer, daily study!] …And your thoughts shall be established"—and you will be able to remove those thoughts that come plunging into your mind!

Verse 6 tells us what's important: "By mercy and truth…" When you have judgment:

  • you have mercy
  • you have truth
  • you have love
  • you have understanding
  • you have just judgment

Verse 6: "By mercy and truth, iniquity is purged…"

In other words, that's how you get it out of your mind. We need mercy every day, and we need Truth every day. Think about that for a minute. You go back and read the outline of the basic prayer in Matt. 6:12.

First thing we do is honor God. Next thing we do then is ask that His will be done on earth, meaning in our lives and the lives of all of the brethren and His will on earth everywhere, as well.

Then we ask God to forgive us our sins. Why? Because God is interested in developing deep in our mind and our heart:

  • His Way
  • His Truth
  • His love
  • His righteousness
  • His judgment

"…and by the fear of the LORD men turn away from evil" (v 6).

Today we see just the opposite, and they don't realize that God is the Supreme Judge of all, all the time! So, let's look at the other things of God concerning judgment:

  • what He is
  • what He does
  • how He does it

1-Peter 4:17: "For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it first begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the Gospel of God?"—or the sinners and the ungodly?

They suffer from their injustices and their lies because they happen automatically. God is Judge!

Psa. 96 tells us what God does and what He's doing. Let's just interject it right here. This shows why Christ is coming, and we saw what we're going to do.

Psalm 96:13: 'Before the LORD; for He comes, for He comes to judge the earth..."

  • What are the judgments?
  • What are the final judgments on the earth? The seven last plagues!

That's the judgment and the execution of the penalty.

"…He shall judge the world with righteousness… [Who's He going to use to do that? All the resurrected saints!] …and the people with His Truth" (v 13).

Now then, here's a great principle to learn, which we'll talk about quite a bit in the coming days ahead of us: Remember this. Nothing will succeed if it is not done in Truth! If there is no Truth, it will fail!

What did Jesus say about the Word of God? Your Word is the Truth! What else did He say about the Word of God? Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God!

Some people don't like that because they cherish their own thoughts, rather than understanding that if you have the Word of God and the Truth of God and these things in your mind, that is far better for you to be living by than your own thoughts. That nothing anywhere can operate without truth and honesty!

As you will see in the booklet, Judge Righteous Judgment, everything that the judge did in New York was totally contrary to the Word of God and even the law of the land.

Now then, let's look at why having the Word of God and the Laws of God written in our heart and in our mind becomes very important. We are being prepared to rule the world!

We're not going to rule it like the way it is now. We're going to rule it with God's Way! So, let's see some very basic important things that helps us in judgment. Then we will see we have to make judgments every day:

  • some small
  • some large
  • some immediate
  • some far down the road

If there's any Protestant out there who's listening to this and you have it in your mind that Jesus did away with the Law of God, you are completely deluded and captured by the lies of Satan the devil!

Matthew 5:17: Jesus said: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill"—complete!

So we find in the New Testament the spiritual applications of the Laws of God. You can't have the New Testament without Law. And furthermore, Jesus said of His own words that:

Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words won't pass away. And one jot or one tittle of the law shall not pass away.

Psalm 19:7: "The Law of the LORD…"—which all of you Protestants out there hate!

  • Who taught you to hate it?
  • Have you ever thought about that?
  • Who teaches people to hate the Truth and the love of God? Satan the devil!

Verse 7: "The Law of the LORD is perfect… [What does it do?] …restoring the soul…"—bringing you:

  • soundness of mind
  • Truth of understanding
  • righteousness in making decisions or judgments

"…the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple" (v 7).

It's the best thing you can do. Listen, you need to understand the greatness of the Bible of God. It is the most important book ever. Think about that! And in spite of everything that Satan has done or trying to do, it's been translated into 3,000 languages. Is that not a witness to everyone?

Well, they may not read it, but it's there. It's like someone who has a Bible at home. and you ask them, 'Do you believe in God?' Oh, I believe in God! 'Do you have a Bible?' Yes, I have a Bible! 'Have you read it?' No! 'How can you believe in God if you haven't read it?' That's a difficult situation!

'Do you keep the Sabbath?' Oh, no, that's been changed! You believe a lie!

Verse 8: "The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandments of the LORD are pure, enlightening the eyes."

In other words, having the Laws and Commandments of God written in your heart and in your mind is the greatest education anyone could have. Nothing better!

Verse 10: "More to be desired than gold, yea, much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."

Now, here's what's the important thing. The Bible tells us:

  • what is right and what is wrong
  • what is truth and what is a lie
  • what is righteousness and what is wickedness

All of those things are there, and there is no other book in the world that can do it written by men. Now, sure enough, men did write this down, but under the inspiration of God!

Verse 11: "Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward."

What does it do? It helps you understand the problems of human thinking that you can't get any other way.

Verse 12: "Who can understand his errors? Oh, cleanse me from my secret faults."

Notice what it does; this is tremendous! Then we'll go to Deut. 30, because this is what is set before us in everything here. Notice what it does.

Verse 13: "And keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins…"

  • What does the daily prayer say? Rescue us from the evil one!
  • How does God do that?
      • with His Word
      • with His Spirit.

"…do not let them rule over me…" (v 13).

That's precisely, exactly what Paul wrote in Rom. 6: Sin shall not rule over you, because you are under grace. Under grace means you've repented and you've received God's Holy Spirit; you have access to God.

The phrase is, sin shall not rule over you! Doesn't say you won't sin and you don't need to repent. It doesn't say that grace is all encompassing once you believe it and you don't have to worry about doing anything else other than being understanding about grace.

Well, IFyou believe that, THEN you don't know about grace.

Verse 13: "And keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; do not let them rule over me; then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression."

Now, let's see a statement that Jeremiah gave concerning God. This is what everyone needs to do.

Jeremiah 4:1: "If you will return, O Israel,' says the LORD, 'Return to Me….'"

But all of us who have the Spirit of God need to come to God every day in prayer and in study. The longer that you are in the Church and the longer that you have done this, the more you understand that this is the essentials of living. Everything else is secondary to that!

Verse 1: "'If you will return, O Israel,' says the LORD, 'Return to Me. And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, then you shall not be removed'"—meaning, you won't be cut off from God! You come back to God His way.

You know, the simple little prayer that they give to ask Jesus to enter into your heart. Christ doesn't come to you. You go to Him! There would be no return if He came to you. How would you return to Christ if He just came to you? You wouldn't! You have to:

  • stop your way
  • stop your sin
  • stop your thoughts

and return to God and have the thoughts of God!

Verse 2: "And will swear…"

In other words, this means the very basis of your thoughts in your heart and your mind amount to this.

"…"As the LORD lives," in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness…" (v 2).

That's quite a statement, isn't it? Truth, judgment, and righteousness!

Deut. 30—is one of the most important sections of the entire Bible, because this is what is set before every single human being, every single moment of his life! A lot of people won't believe that.

We've covered this before, but the Scriptures that we have covered before, WHEN we go back over them again and again and again—and read other Scriptures as we do with the rest of the Bible—THEN we understand more! The words of God are 'Spirit and they are Life,' as Jesus said.

There are layers of understanding. Do you believe more deeply in God now than when you first said you believed? Of course! Same way with the Word of God. Same way with:

Deuteronomy 30:15: "Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil… [that's exactly what God gave to Adam and Eve] …in that I command you…"

This is a command from God! He said, 'Look, here it is. You have free moral agency.

  • How are you going to use that free moral agency?
  • What are you going to do with that free moral agency?
  • Are you going to think that you are a 'god' unto yourself to do whatever you want and decide whatever you want, and that God has to accept you the way that you are?


Verse 16: "In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God…"

What are people who say that the God of the Old Testament doesn't have love?

Just last night I wanted to see how they were doing on TBN and Daystar, and it was a total farce. Even the Scriptures that Kenneth Copeland read from Heb. 11 he didn't understand and could barely read it. On Daystar it was all hallelujah and singing songs. Here's what God says for each one of us:

Verse 16: "In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God…"

1-John 5:3[transcriber's correction]: "For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments…"

That's not much different than what we're reading here in Deuteronomy, is it? No!

"…and His commandments are not burdensome" (v 3)—grievous!

In other words, sin brings penalties, which are grievous. Obedience brings blessings, not grief.

Deuteronomy 30:16: "…love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways…"—everything that God has said.

'Love your neighbor as yourself' just on the common things, just in the merchandising of things:

  • you will have a just weight and balance
  • in the judges to making judgment
  • you shall judge righteous judgment
  • you shall not favor the rich, nor shall you favor the poor
  • you are to judge according to the Laws of God

There you have all of it right here, His ways.

"…and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments…" (v 16)—which includes everything that God has said!

I covered part of this in going through the Bible answers and so forth, which is this: There are two ways of good and evil.

  • the way of God

He defines goodness, and He defines evil; those are both true!

  • Satan's way from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Satan's way of good, and Satan's declaration of evil! What does he declare as evil? The good of God!

That's why when you do the things of good from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, it always results in evil, because it's not from God! Truth of God vs the lie of Satan.

Notice what will happen. You read all of those words from v 15 down to this, and it says, "…And the LORD your God shall bless you…" (v 16).

Is that not what everyone wants? Do a survey. You know, do like Jesse Waters used to do; go out on New York Street with a microphone and ask an opinion. Ask people: Which would you rather have, the blessings of God or the punishment of God? Oh, we want the blessings! But they don't want to do what's necessary to receive them.

Look at all that God says about until he comes down here to say, "And the LORD your God shall bless you…" Then He gives a warning.

Verse 17: "But if…"—here's the free moral agency, because every day we're making judgments! What are we going to do?

Verse 17: "But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them,"

Think about this: There was this interview on television with whom I think he was a tight end from Kansas City. They had won the Super Bowl. He praised God for it. And he says, 'I thank God for my Catholic faith.' Perfect example of the 'good' of Satan.

He doesn't understand that he's sinning because he's receiving benefits from Satan. If you would go up to him and say, 'Sir, have you read the Bible?' No, no, I follow the Catholic faith!  Well, let's think about that statement for just a minute. He said, 'I am proud of my Catholic faith.' That's serving other gods!

God says, v 17: "But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I denounce to you this day that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days on the land where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it" (vs 17-18).

Notice again the same words that Jesus used in Matt. 5. Remember, Jesus was the Lord God of the Old Testament.

Verse 19: "I call heaven and earth to record against you this day…"

What did Jesus say? Not one jot or tittle of the Law shall pass, as long as heaven and earth is here! That was before the New Testament was written.

"…blessing and cursing. Therefore, choose…" (v 19).

God has given the free moral agency choice to us:

  • when it comes to the individual, this applies
  • when it comes to community of people, this applies
  • when it comes to a nation, this applies

because God judges all the nations! (Jer. 18). So, this applies today. This applies for the judgments that are given.

Let's look at what is required of the judges. Judges become important. Judges need to be educated:

  • in Truth
  • in God's Word
  • in God's Way

But when they have a government that you can't mention God, they may have a mixture of truth and error. But sooner or later, it comes to all wickedness in judgment, as we have seen.

Deut. 1—we will see what God says about judges. You can get the booklet, and you can compare it, and you will see that everything that God says not to do as a judge, that that judge in New York City did absolutely every one of those things.

The prosecutor—Bragg (interesting name)—said, 'I just did the law.' No, he shredded it!

Everything that he brought up never once labeled a crime that Donald Trump did. When Trump's defense attorneys tried to bring up things, Bragg and the judge would not allow it to be brought up. One main witnesses, the judge would not let come forth.

Deuteronomy 1:16: "And I commanded your judges at that time…"

Here it is; this is how God set it up. It says here, "'Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the stranger with him."

Completely devoid of judgment in New York City and in the other three locations of these things brought against them. There's a whole pattern that no one really understands about President Biden.

When I called him an idiot last time, someone wrote me and said, well, you shouldn't call him an idiot. I said, 'Well, you read Matt. 23 where Jesus called the religious leaders there 'fools and hypocrites.'

Now in Greek, the word fool comes from 'moron.' That's what we had as a judge, a moron serving himself and his cause to destroy a man that you can't even bring a charge against.

Now that's also a reflection of half of the population of America—maybe not quite half—because:

  • they have rejected God
  • they have rejected His Laws
  • they proclaim and profess that they believe in God

but don't

  • they profess that they're good people

but they're not

Let's see the commands that God gives the judge, and this goes for us, what we need to learn, because we're going to have judgment given to us.

Verse 16: "…'And I commanded your judges at that time saying, "Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the stranger with him. You shall not respect persons in judgment. You shall hear the small as well as the great.…"'" (vs 16-17)—doesn't matter!

You have absolutely no right as a judge to prefer one person above another.

"…You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the cause that is too hard for you, bring to me [Moses], and I will hear it" (v 17). This is like the appeals court! That's one of the key things:

  • hear all of it
  • don't respect the person
  • don't have favoritism

Small and great! This means:

  • every case must be heard
  • every question answered
  • all details considered

The attitude of the individual, whether good or bad, does not bind or release anyone from making a Godly decision or giving a righteous judgment. Judges are bound by God!

When the judges are sworn in, what do they swear to do before God?

  • to judge righteously
  • to follow the Constitution

Every law that is on the books was broken in that judgment of Trump! So, whether small or great, to hear everything, whether he is:

  • known or unknown
  • liked or disliked
  • lowest state or highest state

because it is God's judgment!

God has a lot to say on it. As a matter of fact, if you look up in concordance at how many verses have to do with judgment. Again, God has a lot to say on it. Again, He brings this up.

Deuteronomy 16:18: "You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself in all your gates which the LORD your God gives you, tribe by tribe. And they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert judgment…" (vs 18-19).

That's exactly what we saw in everything that was in this case. That's why they brought it to that particular judge in that particular city, in that particular part of the city, because they are the ones that hate Donald Trump. They did not judge righteous judgment! They perverted it!

Verse 19: You shall not pervert judgment…"

Think about that. Look at how they treat all of the sins of the Biden family—all of the corruption and all the money—nothing touches them! We'll have to see what will happen.

"…you shall not respect persons, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous" (v 19). That was fulfilled to the 'T' in the negative!

  • they perverted judgment
  • they respected persons
  • they allowed false testimony

He makes it clear:

Verse 20: "You shall follow that which is altogether just so that you may live..."

Wonder what's going to happen back there in New York City. Look at all the things coming upon New York because of all the sins of all those people for how many years"

  • all of the politicians
  • all of the religious leaders
  • all of the financial dealings in New York City

What's going to happen? We'll just have to wait and see, but don't be surprised if it's not disastrous beyond description.

Let's see what else we are to do, because all the judgment is supposed to come from God. That's why when we enter into the Kingdom of God we're going to be set up as judges. I think you're going to be amazed how much is in the Bible about judgment.

God put this in the sense of wisdom speaking.

Proverbs 2:1: "My son, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you."

Does that sound like Heb. 10, writing in your heart and in your mind? Yes, indeed!

Verse 2: "So that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding."

  • it takes effort
  • It takes work
  • it takes study
  • it takes thinking, right thinking

Verse 3: "Yea, if you cry after knowledge and lift up your voice for understanding."

Doesn't that sound like pray every day and study every day? Yes, indeed!

Verse4: "If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures. Then…" (vs 4-5).

It doesn't come by putting a funnel in the top of your head and pouring it into your head. That's what they're trying to do with these neuro implants that they want to put in people. It's going to be a terrible thing that's coming down the pike.

Verse 5: "Then… [it doesn't come in an instant] …you shall understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding" (vs 5-6).

This is what the judges are to do so they can make righteous judgments. That's quite an amazing thing!

Verse 8: "He keeps the paths of right judgment and preserves the way of His saints. Then you shall understand righteousness and judgment and equity, every good path" (vs 8-9).

Now, think what it would be like IF they would give sound judgment, IF they would follow the Laws of God. They don't even want to mention God!

As a matter of fact, we'll find out next week that they are trying to devise a way of getting to the part of the mind that they have found out makes people want to find God and see if they can put it into a vaccine to destroy it. Think on that!

Now, let's look at some other things that we need to realize here. Let's see some of the things that should not be. Here are the things not to do in judgment, and especially in dealing with each other.

  • do not be opinionated and having a closed mind

That means that you're not using the Word of God, you're using your own opinion. That's expressed this way:

  • I think
  • I believe
  • I feel

All of those are carnal ways, which keep you from knowing what you should do. Because those who are opinionated and having a closed mind… Let's see what the Bible says about it, and we have all met people like this, haven't we?

Proverbs 26:12: "Do you see a man wise in his own conceit?.…"

If there's any one thing that applies to an awful lot of people in the very many different places, they're wise in their own conceit!

They don't even understand it. They think they're so wise. They think they are so good. Think about that with all of these scientific inventions that they're coming up with now to try and control people. If you are so self-centered, so wise in your own eyes, that you won't listen to anything else, you won't understand anybody else:

"…There is more hope for a fool than for him" (v 12).

  • being one sided, unwilling to listen to every aspect of the situation

That's pretty well self-explanatory there. In other words, 'don't bother me with the facts I have made up my mind.'

  • believing the one who comes first

Have you heard? Starts out that way! Then they tell you something about someone else? And you believe them!

This is why Proverbs is so good. It helps you with a lot of daily things.

Proverbs 18:17: "The one who is first in his own cause seems just…"—because they're looking at it through their own eyes!

"…but his neighbor comes and searches him out" (v 17).

In other words, you've got to do what the next one is here, because it's going to be all checked out. Have you ever accepted information about someone, and then you had that opinion because it was given to you by someone else, and you had prejudices and judicial thoughts against that person?

That has happened to me within the other churches of God and still does today. They speak of me and others as if they know everything, and they know nothing!

Proverbs 21:2: "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD ponders the hearts."

So, God is going to be the ultimate judge of it.

  • failing to get all the facts

You hear one thing, but you're not told something else. You're given an opinion, but that may not be true. Or you said, 'Well, I heard…' That's called 'hear say.'

All of those things, and I know that every one of you have also fallen to that.

  • being a respect of persons, showing partiality

That's exactly what happened in this case with Donald Trump! That's exactly what happens with those who, in the Church because of sins within the Church, have to stand for the Truth, have to expose what is wrong, that they are labeled as rebellious and disfellowshipped and marked. And everyone believes what they're told. Then breaking that down into three categories:

  • liking or not liking the individual; 'I don't like him'
  • following the majority; depending on which majority you are following

In Donald Trump's case, if you follow the majority of the Democrats, guess where you are? Or if you follow what is true and what should be right, you know where you are. Then the next aspect of it is:

  • excusing the minority

 'We'll do away with the law of vandalism and thievery because these people have been oppressed. So therefore, we will not charge anyone with larceny if what they steal is less than $1,000. How has that worked out? That was done by the judges!

  • don't accept bribes or gifts, because that blinds the eye
  • rendering a judgment before you really hear it

Proverbs 18:13: "He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him."

If you want to know, if you want to see the most evil crowd watch The View, where they have five women

    • that are hateful
    • that are deceitful
    • that know nothing about anything
    • that don't get the facts on anything
    • that condemn everybody
    • that condemn all of those who are not in their sinful party with them

That's what we have. Let me tell you this, that today most television isn't worth watching because it's filled with lies, demonism, satanism, murder, corruption.

I don't know the channels that they have, Max, and they have Hulu, and they have Disney channels. All of those are nothing but evil. And people watch them.

  • looking at the outward circumstances and physical appearance

That's what the Apostle James wrote about in James 2. He says that if a rich man comes into the synagogue, you tell him to sit in the best seat, because he has gold rings and he has fine clothing. So, you put him in the best seat.

But here comes a man, a lowly man, not dressed the way that you particularly like. And you tell him, 'you go stand over in the corner there.'

James says, if you do that, you respect your person. I've looked at it this way:

What if the one that comes in as the humble man was not too good at clothing, maybe not shaved? Maybe his hair messed up? What if that is an angel appearing as the man to test out, what are you going to do?

Well, I could go on and on because the subject of judging righteous judgment is tremendous.


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So let's see what happens. Let's see how the forces of evil and those who are trying to do good fair in the coming weeks and months, and see how everything turns out.

As I've said before, if Donald Trump does win the election, he's got a big job to do. It's going to be very difficult indeed, because the nation is so divided.

  • half of it's given over to evil
  • half of it has some good in it

But they don't have really the true goodness of God!

We'll see how this turns out because that will determine the future of what's going to happen here in America; we're on a very precarious position!

Scriptural References:

  • Revelation 20:4, 6
  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • Proverbs 16:2-3, 6
  • 1 Peter 4:17
  • Psalm 96:13
  • Matthew 5:17
  • Psalm 19:7-8, 10-13
  • Jeremiah 4:1-2
  • Deuteronomy 30:15-16
  • 1 John 5:3
  • Deuteronomy 30:16-19
  • Deuteronomy 1:16-17
  • Deuteronomy 16:18-20
  • Proverbs 2:1-6, 8-9
  • Proverbs 26:12
  • Proverbs 18:17
  • Proverbs 21:2
  • Proverbs 18:13

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Judges 21:25
  • Revelation 4; 6
  • Matthew 6:12
  • Romans 6
  • Hebrews 11
  • Matthew 5
  • Jeremiah 18
  • Matthew 23
  • Hebrews 10
  • James 2

Also referenced:

  • Booklet: Judge Righteous Judgment {}  
  • Messages Judge Righteous Judgment {}

Transcribed: 6/5/24

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