It has been and is declared; from all over the globe that judgment time has come. Judgment from the dictionary has the meaning of “a misfortune looked on as a punishment from God.” This definition is sounding out to us a need for humanity as a whole, to observe God, but only according to His will and purpose. This lack of observation, as seen in most of humankind, is the absence of allowing God the right to have a place in man’s life, his thoughts, his desires, and his emotions according to God purpose. In this lack in considering God, man is without excuse because God is willing to reveal Himself and His ways to all humanity who would receive Him. Rom. 1:18-21, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened”.
Seeing then, that the light that was and is available can become darkness, meaning a walking in the dark, this causes men to lose their way, which is to lose God’s purpose for them. In this God knows the need for any judgment that awakens in each one, the necessity to have a knowing of what he could become, but has lost because of the futility of man’s own thoughts. In this, their foolish hearts became of a sort that calls evil good and good evil. Are we not seeing, more and more in our day, the fulfillment of scripture concerning the darkness that is upon the earth and the gross darkness on the minds of the people? Isa. 60:2a speaks, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people.” Is this prophecy not speaking of our day and time?
This condition of darkness, spoken of above, is now reaching its fulfillment and judgment becomes necessary to purge the earth of that darkness. Thus, God once again speaks forth the light to bring enlightenment to receiving creation. God’s avenue of His light is again hovering over and upon creation. Its beginning form of expression, declared and manifested through the Son Christ Jesus, who then became the seed planted in the hearts of receiving believers. These receiving ones are those who also become the light of God that dispels the darkness. This is a seed bringing forth after its own kind, to not only manifest the nature of that first born Son, but to establish the kingdom of God over all the earth, a kingdom of light wherein Christ may dwell in all His fullness. Judgment is needed, a necessary tool to re-establish God’s rulership over all creation. A rulership that shall fulfill all of that which God purposed from the beginning, a kingdom without end, purposed to manifest God in all of His glory.
Judgment becomes the necessary tool, in the hands of God, to remove all the darkness of evil from among humanity, therefore cleansing the earth. Remember the words of God to Jeremiah as spoken in Jer. 1:9-10, “Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” The needs, to root out, pull down, destroy, and thrown down is with purpose. The purpose being that God erects His kingdom through a building up and a planting time. Is this not God’s purpose from the beginning of creation, that He might, according to His plan, establish a creation upon His earth that lives and dwells in God’s likeness and image. For this cause judgment does come.
Remember, God’s judgment did found itself among the children of Israel, becoming the necessary tool to give the Israelites the opportunity to know and experience deliverance. A judgment that brought forth the army of Babylon, becoming the tool used to destroy the city Jerusalem, the temple of Solomon and all the vessels of rituals within the temple. This destruction was because of their sinful perversions and blatant disregard to the ordained laws of God. Is this not the types and shadows fulfilled now, as we see them expressing themselves among the Christian community of today? A large portion of this community has, like King Hezekiah, after receiving a fifteen-year extension to his life; he then opened up the doors to the city of Jerusalem and the temple to the Babylonian empire.
We read in 2 Kings 20:13-18 Gods pronouncement of judgment, “And Hezekiah was attentive to them [Babylon], and showed them all the house of his treasures – the silver and gold, the spices and precious ointment, and all his armory – all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them. Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah, and said to him, what did these men say, and from where did they come to you? So Hezekiah answered, they come from a far country, from Babylon. And he said, what have they seen in your house? Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, hear the word of the Lord: Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have accumulated until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the Lord. And they shall take away some of your sons who will descend from you, whom you will beget; and they will be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon”. The fulfillment of this prophetic word also speaks of a time of like bondage perpetrated upon today’s Christian community. They likewise have rebelled against God and opened their doors for the spirit of Babylon to enter, to observe all within the house and to rob God’s people of their many promised blessings and the inheritance. They are now dwelling in captivity as eunuchs, unable to produce any Christ-like children. Why, because Babylon’s influence of today degrades the church order through the accepted doctrines of humanism, purpose driven ego’s, man induced philosophies and carnal minded expressions of psychology which are being promoted by a large portion of today’s ministries. In this, they rob the people of God’s true Word and His greater blessings.
Israel’s judgment, coming as a declaration from God and likewise declared to the Christian community of today is; you have polluted the temple, the dwelling place with your obscenities and doctrinal idols. You have been headstrong and willfully refused guidance, while ignoring directions. Therefore, God’s glory is lifting from these dwelling places as God says; “I am a jealous God, not to be trifled with.” Therefore spiritual famine and spiritual death becomes your lot, the time of your judgment has come.
1 Peter 4:17 states that judgment has a beginning, with humankind individually and collectively beginning to see the need; “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”. Like Israel, the infected Christian community, with the poison of the carnal mind that promotes its own doctrines, the doctrines of the flesh-men who are at ease in Zion. These flesh-men, motivated by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life shall know their times of judgment. The spirit of Babylon has swept across this land of promise, the city of our God, the church, to bring forth the judgment needed to bring justification to God’s people. What is the standing of a large portion of the Christian community in this our day? Have they become a people who have forms and rituals while denying the true power of God? 2 Tim. 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” The conditions that exist today are revealing that the spirit of Babylon has taken away the treasures of God’s house and has replaced them with their own laws and by-laws, their own forms and rituals and manufactured doctrines. All God’s good, accumulated by our ancestor’s, has become a mixture of confusion, making man prisoners in the house of Babylon. Again, judgment time has come, a gathering time has come, and a time of separation is now upon us.
Matt. 13:38-43 reveals, “The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels [messengers], and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father, he who has ears to hear let him hear.” Kingdom time has come and judgment arrives to separate the tares, the Babylonian spirit that has mixed itself into the field with God’s purposeful wheat. This mixture, destined to know its judgment is now upon the earth and its finish is come. Jer. 51:58 states, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken [laid bare], and her high gates shall be burned with fire; the people will labor in vain, and the nations, because of fire [judgment], and they shall be weary”.
While the church, like Israel, has been rebellious in its nature, God allowed Babylon to destroy its places of so-called beauty and authority. However, even now, because of a cry from Spiritual Zion, judgment again appears for this purpose, to separate God’s holy people from this spirit of rebellion and its influence. (Read Lam. 4:1-22) Note that in verse 22 the punishments for iniquity. “The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished. O daughter of Zion [house in a state of rebellion and whoredoms, a stiff neck people, can know forgiveness through humbling themselves]; He will no longer send you into captivity. He will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom [house of flesh, carnal church]: He will uncover your sins!” Note, that while the daughter of Zion (the fruit of God’s habitation in the earth) comes to complete freedom, the daughter of Edom (house of carnality) will know the complete uncovering of their sins. Judgment time has come again. The House of God, we His people shall see the righteous judgment of God come forth to purify the house, the dwelling place of God. This house, first the many sons, the first-fruits, the man-child, shall come forth as they stand in the glory of the Father, their purpose, to gather in the rest of the harvest, to the defeat of the enemy and establish God’s kingdom in all the earth. Rev. 15:3b-4, “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the Saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before you, for your judgments have been manifested”.
Judgment is now coming forth to purify, to bring about the purification of the true church at the separating and removal of ever foul and evil spirit, every unclean and hated bird. Rev. 18:2-3, “And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury”. Her sins have reached heaven and her judgment time has come (read Rev. 18:21-24). Thus the time of the Kingdom of God has come, judgment finishing its work is now to release this kingdom of God and His Christ. Rev. 11:15, “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Come out from among her (carnal church) and be separated unto Christ even as judgment has now come.