The Great Equalizer

by | May 23, 2022 | Jesus

And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest to him. – Isaiah 24:2 (ASV)

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Greetings in Jesus’ name. Welcome to this amazing new morning!

I hope that today you are receiving from the Lord, that you have been hearing from the Lord, that this week is going to be saturated with God’s presence and God’s voice in your life. I was reading Isaiah 24 and I realized that the Lord was speaking judgement upon the nation, and one of the things that the Lord emphasizes in verse 2, is how this judgement is going to equalize everyone.

Isaiah 24: 2 – “And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest to him.

This is the Lord, telling the nation of Israel that everybody is equally condemned and equally judged. Now, the priests would have sinned less compared to the people, the people have sinned more, and the maidservants might not have done as much bad as the owner of the house or vice-versa and yet God says that when the judgement comes, everybody is going to come down to the same plain field. This is something that we do not understand, we think that person who did a massive terror strike on a nation is a bigger threat or sinner than you and I, who do small sins in our own eyes.

But when God looks at sin, He sees something that is deadly, something that is worthy of death. The wages of sin is death. There is nobody that is exempted from this. Just because you have more anointing, you are a pastor, or because you have more understanding of scriptures doesn’t mean you are exempt from the judgement of God that comes upon all sinners.

All of us, whether we belong to Christianity or any other religion that we so fondly embrace when it comes to sin, there is going to be a judgement that will bring all of us to the same level and we’ll all be judged in the exact same manner.

This is where we have to come to God and ask Him, how can I escape this judgement, how can I overcome the condemnation that was spoken over my life, and how can I overcome all the negativity that I have been born with?

I know that I may not be as great a sinner as someone else, and I understand that I may not have done so much wrong as the other people in my community, but I still want to be an overcomer, I still want to live victorious – having victory over sin, victory over the effect of sin, victory over every temptation that comes into my heart and my mind, victory over my words and actions.

The question you need to ask the Lord is not just how can I get less punishment, instead you need to ask the Lord, how can I get rid of sin completely? You and I are meant to be perfect. Jesus looked at His disciples and said,‘ You need to be perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect.’ So, Jesus’ standard of holiness is not that you do a little better than someone else or that you steal less money than someone else or speak fewer lies than the other person.

Jesus’ measurement of our purity was that we become as perfect as our Father in heaven. Now, that may look like a very high standard, something that we can never achieve here on the earth, but the truth of the matter is that Jesus paved the way for us to walk in that perfection, Jesus made a way for the judgement that is made for all the sinners to be removed. Jesus, He set an example for us to be perfect, He made provisions for the Holy Spirit to be poured out on us so that we can now manifest that perfection. He opened the door and tore open the curtain so that now we have access to the Holy of Holies.

Nobody who had not been perfected was allowed into the Holy of Holies, but in the new testament, you see that Jesus is inviting us into the most holy place. He says, ‘Come boldly and with confidence,’ and that is because of what Jesus has done for us. Will you trust in Him today, will you believe in Him today? Friends let me explain this to you, it is not enough that we do fewer sins or fewer mistakes than someone else does and it is not enough that we compare ourselves to someone else and feel good about the fact that we go to church, or that we give some money to the church, or that we do all these extra activities to help the kingdom of God.

Today, we are going to be judged based on our right standing with God. The only door, the only way to experiencing right standing with God is to believe what Jesus has done for us, is to accept what Jesus has done, is to now appropriate it in each and every aspect of your life, grasp it, embrace it and make it your lifestyle, that is how you and I can be perfect as our heavenly Father.

Let’s pray: Father we bless your dear children who are tuned in today. I pray that wherever we are listening to your voice, we will be convicted of those double standards, where we ignore the sin in our hearts and we condemn someone else’s sin. We pray that today you will humble our hearts and make us aware of what your judgement really is, and Father our desire is that all of us will trust in the person, in the heart, in the life of Jesus; so we can walk perfectly here on earth. Amen.

The only door to experiencing the right standing with God is to believe in what Jesus has done for us, to accept what Jesus has done; make this your lifestyle; this is how we can be perfect as our heavenly Father. Click To Tweet

 

 

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