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On Wednesday, 11 April 2007, we were taught that sin, wickedness and rebellion are three separate entities. There is forgiveness for sins only under the New Covenant the Father has with Jesus, but there is no provision for the forgiveness of wickedness and rebellion under that Covenant. Although God forgives wickedness and rebellion, they are not covered by the blood of Jesus. This is why it is the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins.

Why is this? And what is the difference?

Wickedness, rebellion and sin have their distinctive features. We are not to mix them up, but we must understand the differences so that we may further understand the Covenant under which we live, preach and practise. If the Lord did not say, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin,[1] we would think that the three are the same. As the Lord made such a distinction, we must seek deeper understanding in this.

We have the authority to forgive sins, and we should exercise this authority correctly. This is done only in accordance to the Law of Jesus. We should not over-step our authority under the Covenant we participate in. Jesus, the Son of Man, has the authority on Earth to forgive sins. This is the same authority that disciples receive when they believe in Jesus and then receive the Holy Spirit. If a disciple misuses the authority to forgive sins, how can the Lord entrust him or her with the authority to rule and the authority to judge? These two authorities will not be exercised by believers or disciples. They are exercised by overcomers who become kings.

1. Wickedness is the deliberate forsaking and rejecting of God by those who profess to believe, know, understand, worship, serve, obey and follow Him. We forsake the Lord when we turn away from the Lord and His ways, to pursue our own course. “I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. No one repents of his wickedness, saying, “What have I done?” Each pursues his own course like a horse charging into battle.”[2]

2. Rebellion is the deliberate attempt or act to overthrow and openly oppose God by those who profess to believe, know, understand, worship, serve, obey and follow Him.

3. Sin is disobedience against God’s Law, which are His commands, decrees and regulations. A command is when God (Father, Son and/or Holy Spirit) tells us to do or say something or refrain from doing or saying something. A decree is God’s declaration of truth about Himself that applies to all of mankind and/or creation. A regulation is the Lord’s prescribed way of doing or saying something.

 

Remember the Statutes of the three Laws under the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins?

1. Law of Grace

a) John 3.16: “For God so loved then world He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This is the decree.

b) John 6.53-56: “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me and I in him.” This is the decree. And the command is: “Do this in remembrance of Me.[3]

c) 2 Corinthians 12.9: “My Grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” This is the decree.

d) And the decree under the Law of Grace is: “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!”[4]

2. Law of Forgiveness

· “Love your enemies.[5]Love one another as I have loved you.”[6] These are commands. When Jesus taught us how to love our enemies[7] and our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ,[8] they are regulations.

· The decree under the Law of Forgiveness: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”[9]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”[10]You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”[11]

3. Law of Repentance

· “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”[12]The time promised by God has come at last! The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”[13] This is the command. The fact that the Kingdoms are near is not a decree. This is the urgency of the warning. God’s decree always reveals the good character and the sovereignty of God, because the principle of a decree is this: “How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield My glory to another.”[14] “Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.”[15]

· The decree under the Law of Repentance: “I do not take pleasure in the death of anyone. Repent and live!”[16]


Sin is committed by anyone, regardless of whether they believe, know, understand, worship, serve, obey and follow God. Sin is committed willfully or unintentionally. The apostle Paul wrote this truth: …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.[17]

How do we know this is true? Because death came to Adam by God’s word due to Adam’s disobedience, which was sin. God said to Adam, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”[18] The certainty of the death of all men is the proof that all men have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But, Jesus is without sin. He never disobeyed the Father. He loves His Father and always does exactly what the Father has commanded Him.[19] He was God’s sin offering to the world and the Holy Spirit raised Him back to life after three days. This is proof that He is without sin and that He mastered sin, and He always does what the Father has commanded Him. Don’t you remember; Jesus said to Martha, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? … Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?[20] Do you believe that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life?

To further understand sin, wickedness and rebellion and the judgment thereof, listen to what the Lord said about Israel:

· I will pronounce My judgments on My people because of their wickedness in forsaking Me, in burning incense to other gods and in worshiping what their hands have made.”[21]

· I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled My inheritance with their detestable idols.”[22]

· Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, each of them will turn from his wicked way; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin.”[23]

· But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.”[24]

· Yet in her wickedness she has rebelled against My laws and decrees more than the nations and countries around her. She has rejected My laws and has not followed My decrees.”[25]

· I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me.”[26]

· “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against Me to this very day.”[27]

· But they rebelled against Me and would not listen to Me; they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. So I said I would pour out My wrath on them and spend My anger against them in Egypt.”[28]

· Yet the people of Israel rebelled against Me in the desert. They did not follow My decrees but rejected My laws—although the man who obeys them will live by them—and they utterly desecrated My Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out My wrath on them and destroy them in the desert.”[29]

· But the children rebelled against Me: They did not follow My decrees, they were not careful to keep My laws—although the man who obeys them will live by them—and they desecrated My Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out My wrath on them and spend My anger against them in the desert.”[30]

· Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the House of the Lord because the people have broken My covenant and rebelled against My law.”[31]

1. Therefore, Israel’s wickedness was found in forsaking the Lord by:

burning incense to other gods

worshiping what their hands had made

defiling His land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and filling His inheritance with their detestable idols

refusal to listen to the Lord; they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt

not following God’s decrees and rejecting His laws.

3. Israel also rebelled against the Lord when they:

Rebelled against His laws and decrees

Rebelled against Him.

Rebellion against Jesus occurs within the church. It is when a “man of God” attempts to overthrow the Father, the Son and/or the Holy Spirit and Their chosen ones, in order to replace those positions with his own choice to advance his own purpose and expand his own inheritance. When the Eleven failed to wait for the Holy Spirit to appoint the replacement of Judas Iscariot, but cast the lot and appointed Matthias, as Peter proposed, did they rebel against the Holy Spirit’s and the Lord’s appointment? No. It would only be rebellion if Judas’ replacement was clearly made known to them, yet they still went ahead to appoint another person. This was not the case. They were merely acting out of zeal and misunderstanding of Scripture.

Understand that rebellion starts with a murmur in your heart, which comes out as a complaint and criticism against the Lord. The word “murmur” does not appear in the NIV, but it does in the NLT in Numbers 17.5, Mark 9.26 and John 6.41. The wicked are ungrateful, yes, but the rebellious in their ungratefulness seek to displace God. This is treason at its worst form.

Secondly, rebellion against God’s laws and decrees is attempting to annul God’s Law (commands, decrees and regulations) by setting up new rules for man to follow. These are called man’s traditions and doctrines, and they are designed to replace the practice and obedience of God’s Law in faithfulness and with care. That is why Jesus said to the Jews: “In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.”[32] Through the accumulative disobedience of the commands, decrees and regulations that the Lord gave Israel under the Covenant of Deliverance and Healing, the Law of God became unrecognisable and is a shadow of its former self. It became Israel’s own set of law and was later termed the Law of Moses.

For example, the Pharisees and the Jews’ ceremonial washing of hands and cups and pitchers[33] was the unauthorised modification of the Lord’s command in Exodus 30.17 that Aaron and his sons were to wash their hands and feet with water from the basin of bronze. Whenever Aaron and his sons entered the Tent of Meeting, they were to wash with water so that they would not die. Also, when they approached the altar to minister by presenting an offering made to the Lord by fire, they were to wash their hands and feet so that they would not die. This was to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come.[34]

I tell you the truth, one church denomination has even taken this unauthorised modification and applied it to these words of Jesus: “This cup is the New Covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”[35] This church group worships the cup and the ceremonial wiping of the cup. The cup even has a name: “The Common Cup”. They think that in sharing the same cup, therein lays their unity because that is what Jesus did with His disciples at the supper before His crucifixion. They think and teach that unity is in the cup rather than the blood of Christ, which was poured out for forgiveness. So truly, which is the treasure? The unity that comes by loving and forgiving one another as Christ has loved and forgiven us, or the cup which is made by human hands?

Why then did Jesus say, “This is the cup of the New Covenant”? What was He saying? When Jesus took the cup and raised it, the cup represented His body that would be lifted up on the cross. The cup represents the body of Christ, and the common unity is in His blood and the forgiveness of sins we have and continue to receive by God’s grace. The unity is in our repentance and forgiveness of our enemies and fellow disciples. The focus is not on the actual cup. So our practice of sharing the bread and wine is not to remember the cup that Jesus shared with His disciples, but on the forgiveness that was poured out for the forgiveness of many, and our forgiveness of one another. The churches’ hypocrisy in this has led to countless forums and discussions about the hygiene of using the same cup. These discussions are a waste of time and energy, and have nothing to do with the return of Jesus to reign.

“Dear church, listen and understand what the Holy Spirit is saying to you: You are in error because you do not know the power of God and the Scriptures because you have failed to obey the Father’s command to listen to Jesus. The words of Jesus that you have selected to practice as an ritual of piety has led to your hypocrisy of ceremonial washing of a cup, among other hypocrisies. The cup is a non-issue. Cease your idol worship. It is for you to use the cup and throw it away. You do not need to lock it up. The cup is not holiness. The practice of sharing a cup is not holiness. Repent and listen to Jesus as if it is your first time, and I will show you the errors of your ways so that you may cease your detestable practices.”

Amen Holy Spirit.

Another custom of the Jews in the time Jesus was on Earth was releasing a prisoner at Passover Feast. This had nothing to do with the Lord’s Law.[36] Rather, the Lord said, “Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.”[37]

In relation to tithing, the Lord said, “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.”[38] Moses then taught Israel: “But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put His Name there for His dwelling. To that place you must go; there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.”[39]

In truth, the practice of tithing is a way of remembrance and rejoicing in the Lord because every good thing we receive comes from the Lord. The Israelites were taught to enjoy their tithes and offerings with the Lord. This is the important matter of the Law. That is why the Lord was grieved by Israel: “They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’”[40] That is why the Lord looked on Abel with favour when he brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of His flock – it was the gratitude in his heart. It is not what you bring to the Lord, it is what is in your heart that the Lord values. That is also why Jesus said that the teachers of the law and the Pharisees were hypocrites because they practised tithing, but neglected justice (double portion), mercy, faithfulness and the love of God.[41] For these are the important matters of God’s Law.

God’s Law is not made to punish, condemn or control us. It is to teach and show us that the Lord delights in exercising kindness, justice and righteousness on Earth. When we obey His word, it is our righteousness. When He rewards us accordingly, that is His kindness. And when He disciplines and corrects us, that is His justice. So when we repent and He forgives us and remembers our sins no more, it is also kindness and His righteousness.

Someone who sins may not necessarily be wicked or a rebel, but the wickedness in their heart and desire to rebel will cause them to sin, that is, to disobey God. It does not mean that they will outwardly do so, but they have already forsaken and rebelled in their heart. For it is impossible to carry out your own evil desires and vain imaginations, and obey the Lord at the same time. A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Likewise, a person can obey God’s commands outwardly, but then in his heart, plot to rebel against God at an opportune time. Another person can forsake God by turning his back on Him or by walking away, but then not have a desire in his heart to overthrow or ascend above God. Maybe he just wants to live his life the way he wants, and obeying God’s commands does not allow him to do that, so he makes a choice to walk away. In this, he has sinned and also forsaken God. But we have also seen a man who turned away from Jesus and now openly opposes God. This is sin, wickedness and rebellion. What we do in these situations is to forgive their disobedience. We also preach repentance and warn them that they must return to God because there is only One Truth, One Way and One Life, and that is Jesus.

Unless you know and understand how and when God judges wickedness and rebellion, DO NOT JUDGE someone’s guilt or innocence, but practise and preach repentance and forgiveness of sins. Jesus said to His disciples, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”[42]Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”[43]

So this brings us to the New Covenant. What are wickedness, rebellion and sin under the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins?

Under the New Covenant, the Father commanded Jesus’ disciples to listen to His Son. Jesus gave these two commands about love, among other commands, decrees and regulations. The first command is to love your enemies. The new command is to love one another as He has loved us. He also commanded the church to listen and understand what the Holy Spirit says to the churches.


1. Under the New Covenant, sin is defined as:

· Sin against the Father is not listening to Jesus

· Sin against Jesus is not listening to the Holy Spirit

· Sin is disobeying all the commands of the Law of Jesus.

2. Under the New Covenant, forsaking the Lord is:

· worshipping idols in the church, including traditions and false doctrines. An idol is something that cannot give life or save – it cannot give anything good that is everlasting. An idol then become a false god when we think it can give life or save, because we may experience some short-term effects of instant gratification.

· worshipping vile images (such as money or fame) and idols of Egypt (represents things that enslave and distract us)

Remember Jesus never commanded us NOT to worship Money. He just said this truth in the presence of the Pharisees who love money: “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”[44]

Jesus also did not command us NOT to worship idols as the Father did: “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in Heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”[45] Though, Jesus did rebuke the Pharisees and teachers of the law: So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t Your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with ‘unclean’ hands?” He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’”[46]

All Jesus said was, “FOLLOW ME.” Is that not enough?

3. Under the New Covenant, rebellion is as follows:

· Firstly, rebellion against the Law of Jesus is setting up doctrines and teachings that seek to overthrow the commands of Jesus under the New Covenant. An example of this is James’ letter to the Gentiles in Acts 15. Jesus commanded us to drink His blood and eat His flesh, but James said to abstain from blood and the meat of strangled animals. Is this rebellion? Yes it is, because James sought to displace the New Covenant and re-establish to the disciples of Jesus, not the Jews, the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant. James said, “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”[47] But who did the Father tell the disciples of Jesus to listen to? Moses or Jesus? James preached rebellion against the New Covenant that day. The Kingdom of Israel cannot be expanded by the preaching of the Law of Moses to the Gentiles, because the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of the World belong to the Kingdom of Christ. But praise the Father that He forgives sins, wickedness and rebellion. Does God have the right to do that? Yes. By His word, He said, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”[48] If you do not agree with His word or have a problem with God, or cannot accept His sovereign word, then present your case before God and set forth your arguments with Him. But leave us out of it.

· Secondly, rebellion against the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the eternal sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the testimony of a disciple of Jesus Christ who displays abundant signs, wonders and miracles, but he testifies that these powers do not come from the Spirit of God. Re-read Mark 3 & Luke 12.10 together carefully, and note WHEN and WHY Jesus taught on the eternal sin. Jesus said this when the teachers of the law said Jesus was driving out demons by the prince of demons, and that Jesus was possessed by Beelzebub. In response, Jesus spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”[49] Jesus revealed this teaching here because when the teachers of the law called the power of the Holy Spirit, the power of Satan, they came dangerously close to the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, which will be committed by the false prophet. Jesus did not speak this parable as an instruction to bind demons. The parable reveals the power of the Holy Spirit, which overpowers the powers of Satan. The parable reveals the supremacy of the Kingdom of God over all other kingdoms. Therefore, understand that the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit by a man trained up by the Holy Spirit is the ultimate rebellion and it is the eternal sin. The rebellion is this man’s displays of signs, wonders and miracles and must accompany his testimony that the power does not come from God, but from an equal or greater source of power outside of the Holy Spirit, thereby deceiving the people to worship the beast and take on its mark. Understand this about the issue of power to the false prophet: It is to set the stage for him to blaspheme the Holy Spirit because no one would listen to a man who cannot back up his talk without a show of grandeur.

This is the main distinction between sin and wickedness and rebellion.

Sin is not a betrayal. It is disobedience. When I do not obey my dad’s wishes, I am not betraying him. I just don’t want to listen and follow his instructions, which are good for me. I am just being a wayward child, foolish even. But wickedness and rebellion are betrayal. When you worship a false God, you have betrayed the only One true God. When you rebel against God, that is, seeking to make God lose His rightful position so YOU can have it, you have betrayed Him.

Remember, sin in general is our state of “un-oneness” with the Lord, the Lord and the Lord. “Un-oneness” is the bigger picture. Then the smaller picture is sin, wickedness and rebellion. Although they are inter-connected, they are separate entities because each stems from a different frame of heart and mind. Disobedience to God is plain to see. But wickedness and rebellion can be hidden in the heart and mind, and are visible only when they are voiced and acted upon. That is why Jesus told us not to judge because unless the Holy Spirit shows you, you cannot be like God in His judgment: “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”[50] When we judge by our own thoughts and ways, which are lower than the Lord’s thoughts and ways, it is not justice or righteousness. And we heap judgment on ourselves for being unjust and unrighteous.

Judgment is, of course, more intricate and complicated than the world gives God credit for, and far more just and righteous than the church gives God glory for. This is why Jesus said to the Jews at the temple courts: “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”[51] Jesus was NOT referring to the judgment of other people in this instance. Here, Jesus is not saying, don’t judge each other by mere appearances. Note the context: the Jews made a wrong judgment about the Law of the Sabbath under God’s Covenant with Israel and the command of circumcision under God’s Covenant of Blessing with Abraham, because they persecuted Jesus for healing a whole man on the Sabbath. Again, they have neglected the more important matters of the Law, which are justice, mercy, faithfulness and the love of God.

For don’t we, the church in general, judge the law of salvation by mere appearances and made a wrong judgment? We say, “Repent and believe in Jesus and go to Heaven. If you don’t, you will go to Hell.” But is that God’s Law of Judgment in Spirit and in Truth? The Lord’s word to Israel also applies to the churches: “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and My people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?”[52]

This is what they will do in the end: “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”[53]


Jesus’ Authorities

As it is written, Jesus’ authority on Earth is seven-fold and includes the following:

i Authority on Earth to forgive sins.[54]

ii Authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.[55]

iii Authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy.[56]

iv Authority to lay down His life and authority to take it up again.[57]

v Authority over all people that He might give eternal life to all those the Father has given Him.[58]

vi Authority to judge because He is the Son of Man.[59]

vii Authority over the nations to rule them with an iron scepter and dash them to pieces like pottery.[60]


Disciples’ Authorities

Jesus has given His disciples the following authorities:

i Authority on Earth to forgive sins.[61] This authority He has given to disciples who have received the Holy Spirit. He said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone their sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive anyone their sins they are not forgiven.”

ii Authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. This authority Jesus gave to His disciples, and they are also signs that accompany a believer.

iii Authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy – which Jesus gave to His disciples. Jesus said, “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.”[62]


Overcomers’ Authorities

Jesus will give these authorities to overcomers:

iv Authority to judge. Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon His glorious throne, you who have been My followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”[63] Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.[64]

v Authority over the nations to rule them with an iron scepter and dash them to pieces like pottery.[65] Jesus said about the overcomers,To all who are victorious, who obey Me to the very end, to them I will give authority over all the nations.”[66]


So do not be hasty in judging and understand that there are differences between sin, wickedness and rebellion. As disciples under the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins, we have authority to forgive sins. We were also given authority to drive out demons and heal every disease. This is our testimony with the Holy Spirit that the Son of Man, Jesus, has authority on Earth to forgive sins and that the Kingdom of God has come upon men. And to show that the Holy Spirit is the stronger Man and His power overpowers the power of Satan, Jesus gave us the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy.

Do not be hasty in judgment just because the Book of Judgment is being opened to us. Do not judge unless you know, understand and live the Law of Judgment that you are fully immersed in the delight of it. The Law of Judgment is not “Do not judge or you will be judged” or “Do not judge by mere appearances.” The heart of judgment is the double portion of justice, because that is the most important matter of the Law. Judgment is not about sin, condemnation, punishment or reward.

This is the Law of Judgment. He who has ears: hear and understand what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches and to the overcomers who are called for His purpose at this time. “For I, the LORD, love justice.[67]

This is a decree. It is not a command or a regulation so that you can obey it. It is a decree and it is for us to accept it in our hearts, and then live by it in faith and knowledge. When the decree is accepted in your heart and firmly acknowledged in your mind, this knowledge you have of the Lord becomes the undertone of what and how you say and act. This is what the Lord means when He said He will put His law in our minds and write it on our hearts.[68] God’s justice is the light to all nations[69] and Jesus said we are the light of the world.[70] The elect of the Holy Spirit must be the light of the world to overcome the darkness of the world in the coming days of distress unequalled since the beginning of the world.

Let us remember that the Law of Judgment is that He is the Lord and He loves justice. Let us fix it in mind, take it to heart – and the Lord will show us more.

Thank you Lord.


 

[1] Exodus 34.6-7

[2] Jeremiah 8.6

[3] Luke 22.19

[4] John 8.58

[5] Matthew 5.43

[6] John 13.34

[7]Pray for those who persecute you; Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you; Pray for those who carry you away by force and persecute you.”

[8] Matthew 18.15

[9] Matthew 5.48

[10] Luke 6.36

[11] Luke 6.36 NLT

[12] Matthew 3.2 NLT Footnote [a] Or has come, or is coming soon.

[13] Mark 1.15 NLT

[14] Isaiah 48.11

[15] Ezekiel 23.49 and many more in Ezekiel

[16] Ezekiel 18.32

[17] Romans 3.23

[18] Genesis 2.16-17

[19] John 14.31

[20] John 11.25-26, 40

[21] Jeremiah 1.16

[22] Jeremiah 16.18

[23] Jeremiah 36.3

[24] Ezekiel 3.19

[25] Ezekiel 5.6

[26] Jeremiah 33.8

[27] Ezekiel 2.3

[28] Ezekiel 20.8

[29] Ezekiel 20.13

[30] Ezekiel 20.21

[31] Hosea 8.1

[32] John 8.17

[33] Mark 7.3

[34] Exodus 30.17

[35] Luke 22.20

[36] John 18.39

[37] Exodus 23.7

[38] Leviticus 27.30

[39] Deuteronomy 12.5-7

[40] Jeremiah 5.24

[41] Matthew 23.23 and Luke 11.42

[42] Matthew 7.1-2

[43] Luke 6.12

[44] Matthew 6.24

[45] Exodus 20.4

[46] Mark 7.5

[47] Acts 15.19-21

[48] Exodus 33.19

[49] Mark 23.29

[50] Jeremiah 17.10

[51] John 7.24

[52] Jeremiah 5.30

[53] Matthew 24.12

[54] Matthew 9.6

[55] Matthew 10.1

[56] Luke 10.19

[57] John 10.18

[58] John 17.2

[59] John 5.27

[60] Revelation 2.26. This is a reward given to those who overcome and are victorious and who obey Him to the very end. Jesus said so in Revelation 2.26 to the church in Thyatira.

[61] Matthew 9.6

[62] Luke 10.19

[63] Matthew 19.27 NLT

[64] Revelation 20.4 NLT

[65] Revelation 2.26. This is a reward given to those who overcome and are victorious and who obey Him to the very end. Jesus said so in Revelation 2.26 to the church in Thyatira.

[66] Revelation 2.27

[67] Isaiah 61.8

[68] READ JEREMIAH 31.32-34 for yourself. Also in the NLT: “But this is the New Covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put My instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.”

[69] Isaiah 51.4

[70] Matthew 15.4

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