The Lie of "Judge Not" Part II
By Pastor CT Jermin
(Note: If you have not read Part 1 You can click here)
The following is a transcript from the December 31st edition of my show on blogtalkradio.com called 'A New Day For You'
1) We are waging a Spiritual War, against unseen enemies
Ephesians 6:12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.)
2) The War has physical manifestations and ramifications
James 1:14-15 - 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death
3) But we fight With Spiritual weapons
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
4) So the only thing that is tangible to us is our Faith in Him, and the result of the fight win or lose.
Ephesians 6:10-11 10 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.)
2 Peter 1: 3 - 8 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 ¶And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord YAHshuah Christ.
The Lie of Judge Not Part II
I continue to be both saddened and amused by well meaning Christians who think that it is somehow harsh, judgmental, unkind or unloving to "name call" the so called ‘shepherds’ who preach an aberrant, heretical ‘gospel’ in the name of YAHshuah, and fleece the flock. I am provocative and confrontational to be sure, and this is purposely, and (purposefully) done. I am not the first, nor will I be the last. In fact, there is a LONG history of this in the Church, beginning with the Master himself. Let’s take a moment to examine the words of Yahshuah, and wonder aloud to know one in particular, how his words would be treated today…
Mat 23:27-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. (28) Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
In these verses, Yahshuah calls the religious leaders of his day, hypocrites, and graves. Keep in mind that the name Pharisee in its Hebrew form means separatists, or the separated ones. They were also known as chasidim, which means loyal to God, or loved of God -
By today’s standards, this seems pretty mild, but to those who heard it, it was the highest insult. Why?
1) The Word hypocrite in Hebrew is חנף
Pronounced chânêph, which means soiled with sin. In essence he was calling them unclean. In the 23rd chapter of Matthew alone, he uses this term 8 times (More about this below…)
Additionally, the Jews were familiar with the words of the prophet Isaiah who said:
Isa 33:10-17 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. (11) Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. (12) And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. (13) Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. (14) The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (15) He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; (16) He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. (17) Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
And the book of Job, which says:
Job 15:34-35 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. (35) They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
So Yahshuah is saying that the ‘loved of God’ are unclean, desolate (without offspring or heir), and doomed to death…
No wonder they wanted to kill him.
2) Because corpses were unclean and anyone touching a body was unclean. Hence graves were particularly unclean, and no law abiding Jew would even touch a grave, because they would be unclean for 7 days. The scripture is here, and verse 13 is of special interest:
Num 19:11-16 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. (12) He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. (13) Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. (14) This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. (15) And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. (16) And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
So, in short, Yahshuah was telling them that not only are they unclean, but that they, the ‘loved of God’ in fact shall be cut off from Israel, and their uncleanness is on them… In essence, he said ‘Y’all are beyond redemption, you alone are to blame for it, and you’re goin ta HELL’…No wonder they wanted to kill him.
Mat 23:29-32 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, (30) And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. (31) Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. (32) Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
In these verses, Yahshuah calls them (in addition to hypocrites), murderers. This HAD to be troubling to the Pharisees, who knew the 10 commandments contain this ominous phrase…
Exo 20:5b …I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Is it any wonder that they wanted to kill him?
Or how about this gem:
Mat 12:30-37 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. (31) Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. (32) And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him neither in this world, nor in the world to come. (33) Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known. (34) O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. (35) A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. (36) But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment. (37) For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
In this passage, he is once again pointing to Himself as the only good shepherd, calling the religious leaders evil, bearers of bad fruit, scatterers not gatherers, and vipers.
Here’s the symbolism, when people would go out to gather firewood to cook, keep warm, whatever, they would put the sticks in bundles. Small poisonous snakes (vipers) would often hide in the bundles, and because they were hard to see, would bite, and sometimes kill the unsuspecting person. So they who claimed to know and be Loved by God, were in fact scatterers of the sheep, blasphemers against the Spirit of God, and murderous snakes…
Would you be yelling
Touch not, Judge Not at Yahshuah?
So now, here we are, some 2000 years later, with many of those in prominence within the so-called church, calling themselves Bishop/Prophet, Master Prophet, Archbishop, Prophetess, Overseer, and on and on. They proclaim themselves to be ‘God’s anointed’, and they and their minions threaten ‘damnation and penalty’ if you speak against them.
Isn’t this the same thing? Those proclaiming themselves to be God’s beloved. What would Yahshuah say about them?
And by the way, Who is God’s anointed????
1Jn 2:24-27 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. (25) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (26) These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. (27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
YOU ARE GOD’S ANOINTED!!! Understand what I am saying dear one...
YOU ARE GOD’S ANOINTED!!!
And have you ever asked yourself where, when these people are caught, is the repentance?
Fathering children outside of their marriages, affairs with parishioners, molesting children, fathering children with their brother’s wives, stealing money, teaching heresy, promoting greed, beating their spouses, multiple marriages, endorsing Hip- Hop culture, appearing on profanity and misogyny laden rap albums, cursing in the pulpit, say they’re 'keeping it real', promoting idolatry, equating material wealth with blessing, putting people under yokes of bondage, lying, flat out pimping the sheep…
and you beloveds, when these things are brought up, jump up and scream, 'Touch not', 'judge not', 'don’t put your mouth on', and the rest of that.
Well what about this scripture?
2 Corinthians 7:8-13
8 "Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while 9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter. 12 So even though I wrote to you, it was not on account of the one who did the wrong or of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are. 13 By all this we are encouraged.
Verse 10 says that 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death, and verse 11 lists 7 results of Godly sorrow:
2) Eagerness to clear themselves
7) Readiness to see justice done.
Do you see those things? Of course you don’t…
But you’re screaming touch not, not realizing that YOU ARE GOD’S ANOINTED, and these folk are touching you, your children, and your wallet!!! Wake up People, PLEASE!
Just in case you missed Part 1 You can click here