From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet— when you, God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land. Psalm 76:8-9 NIV
When you hear the word judgment in association with My name, what images come to mind? Do you see Me with a mallet ready to squash those who are out of line? Do you see Me with a belt in hand ready to lash out at those who are rebellious? Neither of these are true of My Father’s heart. I am a judge that is always good and righteous in all My ways.
It is most certainly true that I am a judge and judgment is coming. My Son told a parable of the King who was holding a feast and invited guests to come and dine. Most refused the invitation. My message to come and dine went to the highways and byways for all to come to the banquet. My heart is always to invite first. Even the birth, life, death and resurrection is an invitation to you to come and follow.
My Son also told a parable of the separating of the sheep and the goats at the end of the age. There will be a separation! Some will experience salvation and other eternal judgment. Those who know My Son, Jesus, and He knows them will inherit eternal life. Those who reject Him will experience eternity apart from Me and ALL that is good.
My Holy Spirit is pleading with your heart to be reconciled with Me. The greatest sin is to reject His invitation. There are those who have heard, seen, and felt My mercy, yet have determined to live in their own pathway unto themselves. Oh, how I wish to have gathered them under My wings, but they have rejected Me.
What images come to mind when you see the words judge and save in the same sentence? I do both. I judge every sin committed. My children experience salvation as Jesus has taken every blow that was coming. Those who reject My son, will experience the judgment of eternal weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Now is the time of salvation! Now is the time to bend your knee and humble your heart! Now is the time to fall on the rock! Now is the time for your tongue to confess and call on the Lord Jesus! Now is the time to humble your heart and receive My Son, Jesus.
There is a day of judgment and salvation drawing near, if it were not so, I would have told you. My Son is preparing a place for you. Encourage one another with these words.
Whispers from Your Father, God