Many Christians today cling to the following verse, which they believe gives them the right to Judge others so long as it’s done “Righteously”: John 7:24 “Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment.”
Interestingly enough, they fail to recognize that this passage relates directly back to the following: Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Bottom line, none of us can judge a book by it’s cover. The contents of the book are what tell you what’s really inside and the Father and his Holy Angels are the only one’s who are capable of telling what’s on the inside. We cannot judge people by their outer appearance because we don’t know their true heart condition. All are sinners and fall short of God’s glory. So, none of us are fit to judge one another. Romans 3:9, 10, 23. Remember what Jesus said; if one has no sin, cast the first stone. No one could because they were all sinners. We are ALL born under secondary sin. He was revealing no one on earth has the right to judge.
Who does righteous judgment rest with?
Jeremiah 11:20 But, LORD of Hosts, who judges righteously, who tests heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance on them, for I have presented my case to you.
Psalm 96:13 before the LORD, for He is coming – for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His faithfulness.
1 Peter 1:17 And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during this time of temporary residence.
Christians should not be critical of one another, nor judging one another.
Matthew 7:1-2 Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Romans 14:4 Who are you to criticize another’s household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And stand he will! For the Lord is able to make him stand.
Romans 14:10-13 But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. The Law of Love – Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another, but instead decide not to put a stumbling block in your brother’s way.
James 4:11-12 Don’t criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
If you’re a Minister such as us, in a position of oversight of others, we’re to judge them righteously in their conduct. It is a surface judgment ONLY based on the person’s conduct and not a judgment of their heart.
1 Corinthians 5:12-13 For what is it to me to judge outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside? But God judges outsiders. Put away the evil person from among yourselves. Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels—not to speak of things pertaining to this life?
Deuteronomy 16:18-19 Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the LORD your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment. Do not deny justice or show partiality [to anyone]. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
You serve to warn of the judgment of those whom make up the Temple Class. The failed Shepherds. This is in addition to the masses that are warned of the coming wrath, because those Shepherds share a heavier guilt.
Malachi 3:1, 5 “See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the LORD of Hosts. “I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the LORD of Hosts.
1 Peter 2:5 you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by—yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord. Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad.
People of all nations are put on judgment when Christ finishes the taking of Kingdom power.
Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (This is when he arrives after the Rapture, for Armageddon. The judgment of the wrath to be administered.)
The Basis for judgment.
Matthew 25:40, 45 And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me. Then He will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.
John 13:20 I assure you: The one who receives whomever I send receives Me, and the one who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.”
John 12:48 The one who rejects Me and doesn’t accept My sayings has this as his judge: the word I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
John 3:19 This, then, is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
Adverse judgment means everlasting destruction.
Matthew 25:41, 46 Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels! “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
2 Thessalonians 1:9 These will pay the penalty of everlasting destruction, away from the Lord’s presence and from His glorious strength,
2 Peter 3:7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth are held in store for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
Favorable judgment means preservation to prospect of everlasting life under Kingdom Rule.
Matthew 25:34, 46 Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
Execution of Divine judgment in the day of Yahweh’s vengeance.
Isaiah 61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of our God’s vengeance; to comfort all who mourn.
Revelation 18:21 Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying: In this way, Babylon the great city will be thrown down violently and never be found again.
Revelation 19:1 After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God.
Jeremiah 25:31 The tumult reaches to the ends of the earth because the LORD brings a case against the nations. He enters into judgment with all flesh. As for the wicked, He hands them over to the sword – [This is] the LORD’s declaration.
Joel 3:2, 11-14 I will gather all the nations and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment with them there because of My people, My inheritance Israel. The nations have scattered the Israelites in foreign countries and divided up My land. Come quickly, all you surrounding nations; gather yourselves. Bring down Your warriors there, LORD. Let the nations be roused and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the surrounding nations. Swing my sickle because the harvest is ripe. Come and trample [the grapes] because the winepress is full; the wine vats overflow because the wickedness of the nations is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Revelation 19:11, 13, 15 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is called the Word of God. From His mouth came a sharp sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.
Jude 6:14-15 and He has kept, with eternal chains in darkness for the judgment of the great day, angels who did not keep their own position but deserted their proper dwelling.
Revelation 20:2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years.
Depicted by past executions of Divine Judgment
Luke 17:26-30 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: people went on eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day Noah boarded the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be the same as it was in the days of Lot: people went on eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building. But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be like that on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
2 Peter 2:5-6 and if He didn’t spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when He brought a flood on the world of the ungodly; and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;
Jude 7 In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as they did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Matthew 12:36 I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
Christ Jesus appointed by Yahweh as Judge
John 5:22 The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
Acts 17:31 because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.”
Acts 10:40-42 God raised up this man on the third day and permitted Him to be seen, not by all the people, but by us, witnesses appointed beforehand by God, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people, and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.
The Christians faithful to Christ whom receive life in the heavenly Kingdom share in the judging.
1 Corinthians 6:2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest cases?
Matthew 19:28 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. [I] also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years.
Judgment to righteousness of those Crossing over, and death of those found unworthy – classified as “the dead.” Dead in Yahweh’s memory by adverse Judgment.
2 Timothy 4:1 Before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom, I solemnly charge you:
Revelation 20:12-13 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works (by what was written in the books. Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works.
Acts 24:15 (Some Converts do an about face to life in the Kingdom.) And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous.
Some who Christ said will be present on Judgment Day.
Matthew 10:14-15 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town. I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
Matthew 11:20-24 Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago! But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today. But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”
Judgment Day of the Kingdom to last 1000 year in length to learn “The Way.”
Revelation 20:4-6 Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. [I] also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over these, but they will be priests of God and the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.
Some of Mankind prove worthy of everlasting life. Others receive condemnatory Judgment of everlasting destruction.
John 5:28-29 Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.
Revelation 20:14-15 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Hebrews 6:2 teaching about ritual washings, laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
The letter from Christ on “What is Righteous Judgment?”
“The Jews felt they were safe in receiving Father’s kingdom by seeking to establish their own righteousness, believing it to be that of Father’s. But they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of my Father. Who is to say who is righteous and who is not? Who sets the standard? Is a Catholic more righteous than a Baptist? Are either of them righteous? Do you have the right to determine what’s in their hearts? Though you know them by their works, do you know their true feelings? If so, by what do you gage the heart my Father designed? When did the clay gain the wisdom of its Creator? So who declares one to be righteous? If the One that is declaring His people righteous, is He not also the one that passes Righteous Judgment? By what authority do those that are imperfect pass judgment upon those they do not know? When all claim to be righteous in their own eyes like that of the Jews, do not all pass judgment upon one another? Where is the basis for which person is truly righteous?
Recorded at Romans 10: 1-3 “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation! I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to God’s righteousness.”
His heart’s desire and prayer to Father was for their salvation. He did not judge them, but he knew they were not of the righteousness given by Father. Why so? Because they had not submitted to Father. He knew them by their works, but he did not judge them.
Long ago before I was crucified, I spoke of the self righteous Jews to my disciples. I told them that if their righteousness did not abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, they would by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens. I told them that because those Jews had a form of righteousness in obedience to certain requirements of Father’s Law and to their added traditions. But they had made the word of Father invalid because of their traditions, and they rejected me, the way – yes “The Way” provided by my Father through whom they could have obtained real righteousness. Matthew 5:17-20. “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches [these commandments] will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 15:3-9 He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition? For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death. But you say, ‘Whoever tells his father or mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]”— he does not have to honor his father.’ In this way, you have revoked God’s word because of your tradition. Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said: These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.” and Romans 10:4. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
Diana you’ve been chosen to represent the truth. What is righteousness? It is conduct that Father expects from those that practice the way of being upright. In the Word, Father has given the guidelines for conducting ones self in a righteous manner. If you see someone acting contrary to those guidelines, you recognize them by the way they conduct themselves. That tells you they are not walking in the truth. Are you judging them if you point out wrong conduct? And if they refuse to accept the truth of the matter, is their blood upon your hands if you do not warn them of impending destruction on those that reject the truth? But what if you warn them of Father’s judgment and His wrath, and they continue in their loose conduct? Have you not done all you can do? But, did you pass judgment upon them, or did you more aptly warn them of a judgment that awaits those that reject the truth?
In the Hebrew Scriptures Father was identified as the Judge of all the Earth. Genesis 18:25 You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” And similarly in the Christian Greek Scriptures Father is called the Judge of all in Hebrews 12:23 to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect, As Father’s vindicator of His Sovereign name, I’ve been deputized again as Michael the Archangel, and have been appointed to do the judging for Him. John 5:22 The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son, Acts 10:42 He commanded us to preach to the people, and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead Acts 17:31 because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” and 2 Timothy 4:1 Before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom, I solemnly charge you. Because of my being authorized and decreed as the appointed Judge of all Mankind by my Father, resolves any seeming contradiction between the text that says that individuals will stand before the judgment seat of God and the verse that says they will be made manifest before the judgment seat of me the Christ. Romans 14:10 But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. and 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad.
I told my apostles that when I sit down on my throne in the re-creation they too will sit upon twelve thrones to do judging. Matthew 19:28 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. and Luke 22:28-30 You are the ones who stood by Me in My trials. I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me, so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel. I spoke of those who will judge with me in the coming Millennium. No one judges now except for me. Not those claiming their self righteousness. Not the Holy Angels. Not the Holy Ghosts. Not even my Father. Only I’m to be the Judge and no one else may claim that appointment, or they are accursed as liars and the vipers they prove themselves to be by their loose conduct.
What is righteous judgment? It is those that are declared righteous in Father’s eyes, to be spared the wrath. The judgment to live and learn “the Way.” What is adverse judgment? To remain under the wrath of Father. To die the second death from which there is no return. Forevermore removed from Father’s remembrance.
As the Chosen One Diana, you judge righteously. This is non-condemning. Your judging is that of character judgment. Leave the judging of the soul’s fate to me. To judge others as I judge, is to judge yourself in adverse judgment that will result in losing out on the kingdom prize. Your judgment calls have nothing to do with the soul’s outcome. As you know the seasons so to shall you know those you’re dealing with. Their conduct is your guide for giving the judgment warning of the coming wrath. Those that judge would do well to consider Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” When they judge you Diana, quote them my words of these Scriptures. For I tell you, I’ll not hold back the measure of judgment to them they have measured to you.
What have you learned Diana? That to judge righteously is to judge only the surface of what you see. This is your guide to determining whether or not they exhibit the things Father expects. If they do not, you judge them as having zeal for God, but not according to truthful knowledge. Because they disregarded the righteousness from Father and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to Father’s righteousness. Let your desire and prayer be for their salvation, even as you cleanse your hands of their blood by deferring the judgment to me as you warn them of the coming judgment and wrath.”