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Topic: Judge No Man

Author: Pastor Abraham David

Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. (John 8:15)

One of the evil that we have permitted to keep thriving in the body of Christ, the Church today is judgement, Christians judging other Christians; Christians judging ministers of God; and ministers judging other ministers of God, and saying all kinds of things about them thinking they are doing the right thing or speaking against what they think is evil.
The Lord Jesus during His ministry on the earth, one of the things He suffered most from the leaders of the Jews, the Scribes, and the Pharisees was wrong judgement; these people were always judging Jesus and calling Him names because they do not know where He came from and didn’t believe what He said about Himself and were full of jealousy for Him. They saw many great things happened in the life and ministry of Jesus, which kept attracting multitudes to Him and making the people not to pay attention to them anymore, this made them start attacking Jesus in different ways and telling the people that Jesus is evil and had a demon so that they would stop following Him.
Apostle Paul the bond servant of Jesus Christ also suffered great persecution and wrong judgement from the Jews. There was also a another time in his life when his children in the faith, the Christians at Corinth started judging him. This happened when the Christians began to give occasion to the flesh and were misled by some fake ministers who claimed to be the real ministers of Christ, and went about speaking against people like Paul in order to bring them down so they could become popular among the Saints.
The same thing that happened to the Lord Jesus, and the apostles is happening in the body of Christ today; it has become a normal thing for many of us today; we do it consistently, speaking against fellow Christians because we don’t understand their doctrines or their leader; ministers call other ministers fake ministers and agents of the devil because how they do their things is strange to them. The Bible says in Romans 14:4, “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.”
God has not called any man to be the judge of another man, every Christian and every minister of the gospel is a servant of Christ, He is our Master, and no man has the right to judge him or her. Jesus Himself said, “…I judge no man.” If our Lord and Master says He judge no man, why then do we continue to judge men, is that Christianity? Does that mean we who judge others, and call other ministers name are more righteous than they are? Did we save ourselves? Is it not the same Christ who died for us that also died for those other people we judge and attack? It’s very unfortunate that we have allowed this great evil to continue in the Church of Jesus Christ unchecked.
We need to stop allowing ourselves to be used by the devil for the destruction of other Christians and ministers. The Bible says in Romans 2:1, “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself…” Only God has the right to judge, but He is not doing that because of the suffering of His Son Jesus, He came to save men from their sins. Apostle Paul said to the Christians at Corinth when they were caught up in the flesh and started judging, and comparing ministers, he said in 1 Corinthians 4:5, “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”
My precious Father, you saved me from my sins and have made me your child, now, I am yours, and I declare that I will live my life for you, I will live it saving others from destruction, I will live my new life helping others know the truth and live for the truth, until the knowledge of your perfect will fills the whole earth, in Jesus name. Amen.
Further Study
1 Corinthians 4:3-5; John 3:17; John 12:47-48.

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