He is the Judgment

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19.

“And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world…” John 12:47.

“And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” John 9:39.

This at first blush seems very contradictory. To wit, “I came not to judge”… “For judgment I am come…” What’s the deal?

Jesus did not come and has not now come to judge the world. He IS the Judgment. He has entered and brought Light into darkness. Our judgment is that we do not receive Him. In this we judge ourselves. That we love darkness rather than Light. By virtue of loving darkness we confess the knowledge of our dark deeds and desire to hide them. “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” Gen. 3:8

If we see Jesus, if He is revealed to us as God, and we cover over ourselves and do not enter in, then we judge ourselves, our own conscience condemns us. He is the Judgment. When we enter, if not by the blood, if we have not sprinled our conscience, then we stand judged, uncovered and naked in our sin before Him.

I am told that a sheep in the summer has the whitest wool of all the seasons. If you were to see it in a flock of other sheep you would not know its true color however. Yet, place the same sheep against the startling whiteness of virgin snow and it will appear as a blot on the landscape. We think we are white when we stand among others like ourselves. We know we are not white when we are against a suitable standard. Jesus is the Judge. Only he can be our standard.

The judgement is that men do that which is right in their OWN eyes. We judge ourselves by ourselves.

You can never judge rightly unless you are standing in the Presence of God. If you can stand there and say you have not sinned you are a liar.On the other hand if you can stand there and confess your sins, you receive the righteousness of God in Christ.

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:5-10.

In the Old testament, sacrifices were made daily for the atonement or covering of sin. We should stand in the Presence of God daily since we have this new and living Way, and offer a living sacrifice, confessing our need for and thanking Him for the provision of His mercy, realigning ourselves to the Truth.

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17.

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16.