It’s Time For Justice!
1 Peter 4:17 “For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
Judgment is a time when Justice is done. A determination is made on right and wrong is made. A determination on who gets rewarded and who gets punished is made. Judgment time is good for all of us because we have experienced injustice and would like to be exonerated. Judgment is bad news for all of us, because we have all dealt unfairly with others and even at times gotten away with it. It’s time for Justice!
Many of us think of God’s Judgment as a future event, yet the Bible speaks of it as a current on going matter. Our text states that, “It’s time for judgment to begin….” Assessment and determination of our eternal destiny based on our life on earth is ongoing, it’s current. It’s time for Justice!
*Daniel 7:9* “As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat…
(7:10) … Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. *The court was seated, and the books were opened* .” Prophet Daniel saw an ongoing court session in heaven. The court doesn’t wait for end of the world, it’s ongoing. The judgment was headed by God aka Ancient of Days. Others present were uncountable angels. The judgment was based on books or heavenly records.
Heavenly records precisely holds all information about us. The information is recorded by faithful angels. What is in the heavenly records? Ecclesiastes 12:14 good and evil secret things are in heavenly records. Psalm 56:8 our tears for whatever reason are recorded in heaven. Psalm 139:16 all details of our daily lives are recorded in heaven. Matthew 12:36-37 all words we speak are recorded in heaven. 1 Corinthians 4:5 our motives are recorded in heaven. Matthew 16:27 our actions are recorded in heaven. Judgment based on these detailed and precise heavenly records is ongoing. It’s time for justice!
Judgment will affect everyone. Everyone will be judged by God. Acts 17:31 He will judge the world. 2 Corinthians 5:10 we must all appear before judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:12 each of us must account for our lives before God. Judgment is inescapable and it’s ongoing. You don’t have to be present, because all your records are present. We live at the time of Judgment! It’s time for justice!
Do you feel judgment records need auditing to avoid unfair judgment? 1 Corinthians 6:3 saints will audit the work of angels when they get to heaven. Revelation 20:4 the saved will spend 1000 years confirming that heavenly records are reliable to determine the saved and the lost. After 1000 years of auditing heavenly records, only then will the sinners, devil, demons and the world as we know it be destroyed. For now it’s time for justice!
Legal services are available from only one firm. Jesus and Jesus alone. 1 John 2:1-2 reminds us that Jesus is the Advocate for those who sin and ask for His services. Daniel 7:13-14 presents Jesus as winning the case on behalf of those He represents in the ongoing heavenly court case based on records! Without Jesus you lose the case and are hell bound. With Jesus you win the case and you are heaven bound for eternal life. Is Jesus your Advocate? It’s time for justice!
Our text today (1 Peter 4 :17) reminds us that judgment begins with those who believe and love God. It begins with God’s family. It begins with those whom Jesus represents. It begins with those who will win the case. This is God’s strategy to buy time so that as judgment goes on, more people will accept Jesus to be their Advocate and be saved. That is why God keeps warning (Revelation 14:7) that it’s time for judgment. It’s time for justice!
So much injustice going on. Injustice in school, at work, in families, in neighborhoods, in government, in churches, etc. Injustice against the poor, orphans, domestic workers, employees, the marginalised, etc. If we are the perpetrators, we need to repent before we are forever doomed, for its time for justice. If we are victims, cheer up, we will be compensated, for its time for justice!
Don’t revenge, don’t give up if you are a victim of injustice. It’s time for justice! Don’t sit pretty and think you have gotten away with it if you are a perpetrator of injustice. You can survive earthly courts but not heavenly. Repent now, for its time for justice!
To perpetrators and to the victims of injustice, it’s time for justice! Be warned and take heart in Jesus name. Amen! (C)firstname.lastname@example.org *(do not delete any part of this post, including this. You are free to share these posts but don’t edit the authorship or content… share as it is… thank you and be blessed!)*