Saturday 8/7/21 – Judgement

Do you like the feeling you get when someone judges you? I know that I do not. What is the benefit of judging someone? Does it make us feel better at the expense of tearing someone else down? There is a quote that comes to mind from Jim Rohn, “there are two ways to have the tallest building in town. One is to tear everyone else’s building down and the other is to build your building taller.” My personal journey and my spiritual awakening started with politics. After I did what I thought I was supposed to do and stayed home to slow the spread for 14 days back in March of 2020, 14 days turned into 1 1/2 months and made me start asking questions… In my search for answers I accidentally dipped my toe in the “rabbit hole.” I learned a new word in the beginning of my journey, “cognitive dissonance.” It hurt my mind and wrecked me emotionally to realize that there was a very good possibility that almost everything that I had been taught and thought I knew really wasn’t what I thought it was. “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.” I spent several months doing “deep dives” and basically living down the “rabbit holes.” Do I know that everything I learned along the way is 100% true, no but it did make me question everything, even my faith. I stripped my faith down to it’s bare bones, I started with Jesus. I believe that Jesus came from Heaven to earth, He was crucified, He paid the ultimate price for our sin so that we are forgiven of our sins. He died, He was resurrected on the 3rd day and He ascended to Heaven and He will return to take us to be with Him for all eternity. That is the way I understood the bare bones of my belief. I hadn’t even really read the Bible all the way through and certainly didn’t read the Bible often. Throughout this journey it took an Atheist friend of mine to get me to read the Bible, he thought that I would find the same thing he found when he read the Bible. So far, it has deepened my faith to a depth I wasn’t even aware that was possible. All of this to give you my background to help explain what this post is really about. I found evil down the “rabbit hole” that I thought only existed in the Bible times and the good guys, the Patriots are all about condemning these people. I am certainly not condoning the behavior but within the last few months I had to surrender any feelings I had towards these people that may have been involved in unspeakable evil. I feel like I was being tricked by the enemy to judge these people, it is not my place to judge. In fact, I better not judge unless I want to be judged for judging, I do not want that judgement on me. For now, I pray for the souls of those that were deceived little by little along the way as that is the only way I can imagine this would happen. I don’t think a person wakes up one morning and just decides, with no history leading up to this, “I’m going to do this unspeakable thing to another human being.” I can not imagine that is the way that happens. I pray, Lord Jesus, put Your hedge of protection around each and every one of Your people, around their hearts, around their souls and around their minds. Remove and destroy, obliterate the enemy from all around them and wake them up, let them all see the truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. -A humble warrior in God’s army

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” -Luke 6:37-38, ESV

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen. -The Lords prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for this day, for the rest You provided for me last night and for waking me up this morning with breath in my lungs. Thank You for all of the people You have placed in my life that have helped prepare me for this wild journey I signed up for. I was on auto pilot and was just trying to “make it to death safely” as I heard someone say once. Thank You for waking me up! Thank You for giving me the idea to start this online journal and thank You for giving me new material along the way. Thank You Lord, praise You Lord, bless You Lord! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Published by humblespiritualwarrior

I'm learning how to follow after Jesus and what that looks like. I believe that I have the ultimate teacher leading me through this journey.

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