WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE OF GOD

WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE OF GOD

Standing Before The God of Heaven

How will you be found when The Creator place you in His righteous balance?

The day will come when you will be before God, The Supreme Ruler of the universe and every action, decision, and word that you’ve made while you were in your physical body, will be judge by Him. This appointment is inevitable but the righteous will be before Christ to determine what the kind of reward they will receive, while the wicked will be at The Great White Throne Judgement.

Updated 04/26/18

Never compromise your calling and Christian principles with Satan’s traps. Everywhere you see “compromised” with the corrupted system you see losses. Adam compromised with Satan and lost his relationship with God, the garden of Eden, his freedom, etc. Lucifer compromised and lost everything because of his pride. Abraham compromised the truth and almost lost his wife and God’s blessings. Judas Iscariote compromised with Satan and the religious leaders and lost his soul.
“Thou art WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE, and art found wanting (deficient)” Daniel 5:27

Every person will be judge by The Most High God; But the righteous men will be judged separate from the wicked men. To learn more about it click here: wicked men but as Christians, one day we will be put on “God’s balance”, which side the scale will tilt? How will God weight our work? The Scriptures has the answer!

let’s breakdown the following passage according to the context of this subject.

“Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let NOT ARROGANCY come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and BY HIM ACTIONS ARE WEIGHED.” 1 Samuel 2:3

To extract the essence of what the passage is expressing, we are going to define the key words from the Hebrew language, even though the passage is very clear. The word used for “so exceeding proudly” in the original language is “gâbôhha”, which mean “High, exalted, and loftiness”. This word is expressing “arrogantly or condescendingly superior in manner”. Please notice how the passage connects “proudly and arrogancy” along with “talk and out of your mouth”. This is used in Hebrew literature often, where the same idea or principle is communicated by the use of a redundancy in the language. Lucifer’s sin was “pride” and his arrogancy is clearly stated in The Scriptures:

“For thou hast said in THINE HEART, I WILL ASCEND into heaven, I WILL EXALT MY THONE above the stars of God: I WILL SIT also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I WILL ASCEND above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE like the most High.” Isa. 14:13-14

Lucifer’s soul was completely corrupted by the time he decided to invade God’s heaven, but God was waiting for him:

“How art thou FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, which didst weaken the nations!” Isa. 14:12

By the way, the Hebrew word used for “ground” is -‘erets- which is translated “earth or land”. In the KJV is it used for than 2,000 times. The word used in Gen. 1:1 for “earth”, means “Dry Land” and this dry land BECOME “Wet Land” in Gen. 1:2. What happened? Judgement came upon the earth because of lucifer’s sin. God didn’t created the earth empty and void (Isaiah 45:18), it BECAME IN SUCH STATE AS A RESULT OF REBELLION.

Now, the passage of 1 Sam.2:3 says “for the Lord (yehôvâh) is a God (‘êl) of knowledge”. God’s wisdom is revealed through the knowledge of His Word and through nature. Observe what is stated in The Scriptures about it:

“My people are DESTROYED  for LACK of knowledge: because thou hast REJECTED knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6

The lack of knowledge in this passage is the result of rejecting willingly God’s Word, which has brought destruction upon. One of Satan must effective weapon against the believers is the mixture of God’s Word with pagans ideas, which has made ineffective the work of the body of Christ.

We must be willing to reject any teaching that not consistent with God’s Word, as it is stated in the following passage:

“CEASE, my son, to hear the instruction that CAUSETH to err from THE WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE.” Prov. 19:27

The Hebrew word used for “Cease” is “châdal”, which means “to cease, come to an end, and leave off”. The word implied “an action to refrain from listening fallacies. It’s like slamming the breaks from continues through the same path”. Satan’s ministers are using false doctrines to cause confusion among believers. Now, it’s up to you to cease to hear this false doctrines or instructions that are causing you to deviate from God’s path, God won’t force you to do this.

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” 2 Cor. 4:6
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY IS UNDERSTANDING.” Prov. 9:10

Now, the passage of 1 Sam. 2:3 says “The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him ACTIONS ARE WEIGHTED”. The God of knowledge weighs in the balance the reason or motivation behind the action. You must not forget that God is the one doing the work, we are just a channel through which God’s power is manifested. Observe carefully the following passage:

“Except the Lord BUILD the house, they LABOUR IN VAIN that build it: except the Lord KEEP the city, the watchman WAKETH BUT IN VAIN.” Psalms 127:1

In fact, what is going to be judge in the Bema of Christ, is not the works itself but rather the motives involved in such works.

So, God is constantly searching our inward man and correcting (perfecting) the things that need to be correct, so that we can become a better and more effective believers. God achieves this through spiritual growth.

“For what man KNOWETH the things of a man, save THE SPIRIT OF MAN which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” 1 Cor. 2:11

The most difficult thing for many believers is to surrender their own personal ambitions, purposes and will. They fall into Satan’s traps and become conformed to the patterns of this corrupted system. Many are using the congregation as a business to profit for themselves. These lost their way long time ago and had become business men instead of servant of God.

How often does The Lord searches our lives? The following passage shows the answer:

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks” Rev. 2:1

Few things expressed by the writer:

“These things saith he” The person mentioned in here as “he” is Jesus.

“The seven golden candlesticks” these are explained to be seven different churches located in Asia manor. The symbols are explained in Rev. 1:20 that says:

“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and THE SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS WHICH THOU (John) SAWEST ARE ‘THE SEVEN CHURCHES'”

Now, observe what the passage says about Jesus; “who WALKETH in the MIDST of the seven churches”. This is an expression that is placing Jesus in “constant evaluation of the churches”. The context of this passage is revealed in Hebrews 4:13

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but ALL THINGS ARE NAKED AND OPENED UNTO THE EYES OF HIM with whom we have to do”

We might disguise ourselves and deceived others but in that day everything will be revealed. The Lord sees beyond the physical appearance as it’s stated in the following passage:

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: FOR THE LORD SEETH NOT AS MAN SEETH; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Sam. 16:7

The man of God does not sees the physical appearances, social or wealth status of someone but rather he discerned by the spirit. Unfortunately most churches are lead by carnal men, who are just looking for their own interests. The transformation of a person begins with the removal of the sinful nature, which is spiritual and not physical. Religion forces people to change from their outside to the inside but that is just like trying to cover the sun with one finger. The God of Heaven changed the spiritual condition of the person first and then, the exterior changed will slowly come. The gospel is not a religion or philosophy but the power to transform a human being. By the way, when we compromised our Christian values, then we became a religious man. Observe the statement of the following passage:

“Therefore if ANY MAN be IN CHRIST, he is a NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS (his passé actions, words, sinful nature, etc) are PASSED AWAY; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECAME NEW” 2 Cor. 5:17

This is the real miracle that a person can receive a new spiritual nature and the all his past memories, acts, words, thoughts, motives and sinful nature is stripped from his record. This doesn’t mean that the person is immune from sin again but now he has the power and strength to reject sin. God have a record of every person who has been born in the earth, which includes all actions, words, and everything that the person has done while still living in the physical body. These records are 100% accurate and they will be use to judge the person. If someone is already in hell, there’s nothing else that person can do to change his/her future. Every person is tested while still in their physical body and offered the opportunity to be saved but after they are gone from this earth no actions or words can changes their future. Salvation is by grace or given for free by God and not by works.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Only God can offer this new beginning but we must be willing to surrender all we have and follow His Word:

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If ANY MAN will come after me, let him DENY HIMSELF, and TAKE UP HIS CROSS, and FOLLOW ME. For whosoever will save his life (Greek word for Soul) shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mat. 16:24-26

If you decide to follow The Lord, you must be willing to “surrender your own ambitions and plans” and embrace God’s purpose for your life. Many believers had received Jesus as savior but they keep following their own ambitions and plans, just as they were doing before they came to Christ. What te the main message that is being promoted by preachers and pastors in today’s churches? Get rich!! Have a brand new car, house, boat, airplane, get a lot of material things. But wait a minute, didn’t Jesus said…”For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul”. And yet, every Sunday thousands of people attend to churches and hear the same polluted message, and the meantime Satan is destroying the lost souls. Shame on anyone that promotes materialism over spiritual growth. We are being deceived by many corrupted men because we are not discerning by The Holy Spirit but instead by the physical appearance. We need men like Daniel, who confessed the transgressions and sins of his people:

“And I SET MY FACE unto the Lord God, to SEEK BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATIONS, with FASTING, and SACKCLOTH, and ASHES: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; WE HAVE SINNED, and have COMMITTED INIQUITY, and have DONE WICKEDLY, and have REBELLED, even by DEPARTING FROM THY PRECEPTS and from thy JUDGMENTS: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE. To the Lord our God belong MERCIES and FORGIVENESS, though we have rebelled against him” Daniel 9:3-9

This is the profile of a real spiritual person, who seek The Lord by PRAYER AND SUPPLICATIONS, WITH FASTING. In today’s church nobody is preaching anymore about prayer, supplications, or fasting. Satan has sent corrupted ministers to teach that prayer and fasting are not necessary for our spiritual growth. Like I said before, believers are being mislead by this corrupted men but they will receive their punishment for their iniquities. Daniel revealed the character and mindset of a truly man of God and these are reflected by the fruits and not by titles, positions nor by how many years of religious life. Every born again Christian will be placed on God’s balance:

“But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? FOR WE SHALL ALL STAND BEFORE the judgment seat of Christ.” Rom. 14:10

The Greek word used for “stand before” is “paristēmi or paristanō”, which translated as “to appear, to be present”, which is related to an event that involved only the righteous men. The judging in this event is concerning to the obedience involved in every work, which will be rewarded if withstand the fire:

“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall TRY every man’s work of what sort it is.” 1 Cor. 3:13

Every work done while the person was living in the physical body will be tested by fire, which will reveal the motive involved in the work. If the motivation was correct, the person will be rewarded by Christ, but if it is consumed by the fire, the person will suffer losses. The bema of Christ will determine the eternal position and responsibility of each individual present. I must repeat the idea involved in this event; what it counts is not what you do for The Lord, but rather what The Lord is doing through you. The bema of Christ will take place in Heaven and immediately after the rapture. So, it’s very critical for you to examine the intentions of your heart; what’s motivating you to do the things you are doing? It is for God’s glory or for your own? Many believers had started their walking in Christ in the right way but along the way they deviate from it. Like it’s stated in the following passages:

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses (from chapter 11), let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and LET US RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US, LOOKING unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb. 12:1-2

The passages also advise us to “lay aside EVERY WEIGHT, AND SIN”. This we must do, God isn’t doing that for us.

May our God help us to overcome to the end.

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