I am posting this study that belongs to a friend of mine. It sort of goes hand in hand with my own studies: “The way of LIFE IS ABOVE to the wise, that he may depart from HELL BENEATH” and “TRUE JUDGMENT is to show MERCY AND COMPASSION“. This was posted in a forum, made in response to a thread that, quoting Mat 18:23-35 (emphasis on v 32-35), asked the question:
How does the King of Heaven deal with those who do not forgive?
Theres judgment HERE and we receive INTO our BOSSOM these very things, HE’s MERCIFUL and definately able to reward to someones bosom whats deserved. Surely He is THE LIVING GOD Whose judgments are IN THE EARTH!!
As Jesus said BE YE ~MERCIFUL~ AS your Heavenly Father IS “Merciful”. Thats what knowing Him and being like Him is I believe.
I so love this! Executing TRUE Judgment is
Zach 7:9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, **Execute** TRUE JUDGMENT, and SHEW ~MERCY~ and ~COMPASSIONS~ every man to his brother:
Thats where the “forgiven sevant” became the “wicked servant” revealed. They destroy “themselves” after that spiritual truth…
Prov 21:7 The ROBBERY of the wicked shall DESTROY THEM; ***because*** they refuse ~TO DO~ JUDGMENT.
Thats what Zach 7:9 IS its DO judgment which IS to “shew mercy” and “compassion” to ones brother (just as in the parable itself)
Now you can see the same exact “robbery” in the “refusing to do judgment” (regarding mercy) in these words as well…
Psalm 37:21 The wicked **borroweth**, and **payeth NOT** again: but the righteous **SHEWETH MERCY**, and giveth.
The servant which DID NOT show the MERCY was called to give an ACCOUNT
Mathew 13:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I FORGAVE THEE all that debt, because THOU desiredst me:
Mathew 18:33 SHOULDEST ~THOU~ ALSO have HAD COMPASSION on thy fellowservant, EVEN AS I had PITY on thee?
He’s not a respecter of persons…
Mathew 6:12 And FORGIVE US our debts,**AS ** WE FORGIVE our debtors. (see that *AS WE* so YOU do to US thing going on there?)
THAT was what He was angry about
Matthew 8:34 And his lord was WROTH, and delivered him to the tormentors, “” TILL“” he should pay all that was due unto him.
Matthew 18:35 So LIKEWISE shall my Heavenly Father ~DO~ ALSO ~UNTO YOU~, IF ye from ~your hearts~ forgive NOT every one his brother their trespasses
Mal 1:6 A SON honoureth his father, and A SERVANT his MASTER: if I be a father, where is my honour? and ~IF~ I be MASTER, ~WHERE~ is MY FEAR? (if fear is not there He can give you it actually, this goes into “Child/Servant” verses “Sons”)
Being “handed over” to the tormentors is expressed various ways concerning “torment” in scripture and chastisement and in these cases concerning “servant”. For “Perfect love CASTS OUT FEAR we know this. The parable shows a “forgiven servant” having no real fear of God (not knowing to “DO judgment” by “shewing mercy” and “compassion”). I see this showing a picture of being given a FEAR of the Lord. FEAR has TORMENT in itself (It speaks of being handed over to “the tormentors” there).
Now Paul said God hath NOT given us ~AGAIN~ a “Spirit of Fear“. For its by “the Fear of the Lord” one DEPARTS from doing evil ( and FEAR hath TORMENT). The FEAR of the Lord is the **beginning of** wisdom but its not the “end all” and he that “fears” is simply not made perfect in love. So the FEAR of the Lord might “restrain” one (to depart from evil) but “the LOVE of God” does not yet constraineth this one. How TRUE though!
Theres a debt that servant had to pay as shown in the parable. We are to let NO DEBT remain outstanding but to “love one another”. The one handed over to “the tormentors” is TILL he PAY what is due… “there is no peace to the wicked”. This one will work out his salvation with the cup of fear and trembling (that one does not have to drink again). The “merciful shall obtain mercy” and to the merciful he shows himself as such. Even as in the parable its showing “Judgment without mercy to one who showed no mercy” (ie tormentors/torment). In regards Judgment, a “Spirit of judgment” is TO ONE that sitteth in judgment. I’m seeing we are “measuring to” just as Jesus said we’d be “measured to”. I see this shown repeatedly throughout scripture.
Jesus is showing his own disciples how important forgiveness, mercy and compassion is. Notice it wasnt the one who trespassed that was held accountable to his lord but the one who did not “forgive his trespass” was and to this he was “speaking to”. If we want forgiveness, we forgive, if we dont want condemnation, do not condemn, if we dont want to be judged, judge not. If we desire mercy be merciful etc. If we do not (as in the parable) Jesus said likewise how the Father will do unto us. This parable He spake to His own disciples. If you will represent me then you must be merciful AS your heavenly Father is merciful.
Jerm 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory IN THIS, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, ~IN THE EARTH~ for in ~these things~ I delight, saith the LORD .
Not all are that kind, faithful, forgiving, loving or merciful as true Faith works by Love and is merciful as He is (thats for sure)
2Thes 3:2 that we may be delivered from ~unreasonable~ and ~wicked men~: for all men ~have not~ faith (faith works BY LOVE)
Isaiah 65:5 Behold, it is written before me: I will ~not~ keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense ~into~ their bossom
Look where they are recompensed
Prov 11:31 ((( Behold ))) the righteous shall be recompensed ~IN THE EARTH~ MUCH MORE the wicked and the sinner
Romans 2:9 TRIBULATION and ANGUISH, ~UPON~ EVERY SOUL OF MAN that doeth EVIL, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Could Paul discern it?
Gal 5:10 …he that ~troubleth you~ “shall” ~BEAR~ his judgment, whosoever he be.
James 2:13 For HE shall **have judgment** WITHOUT MERCY, that HATH SHEWED NO MERCY; and MERCY **REJOICETH AGAINST** judgment.
Isaiah 28:6 And for a ~SPIRIT OF~ JUDGMENT ~ TO HIM that ***sitteth in*** judgment,
Mathew 7:2 For with what judgment YE judge, YE **shall be** judged: and with what measure YE METE, it shall be MEASURED TO YOU again.
We receive the things done in the body
Its a righteous thing, Anguish and tribulation TO THEM
2Titus 1:6 Seeing it is ***a righteous thing*** with God to recompense tribulation **TO THEM **that trouble you
Do all FEEL EVIL?
Ecc 8:5 **Whoso** KEEPETH the COMMANDMENT shall FEEL ~NO EVIL~ THING: and a wise man’s heart “discerneth” both time and judgment.
Theres NO PEACE for the Wicked because it goes to “these”
Romans 2:10 But glory, honour, and PEACE, to every man that **WORKETH GOOD**, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Prov 11:17 The MERCIFUL MAN **DOETH GOOD** to HIS OWN SOUL: but he that ~IS CRUEL~ troubleth **HIS OWN FLESH**
Psalm 7:1 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and CRUEL man.
2Samuel 2:22 With the ~merciful~ thou wilt ~shew thyself~ merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
I wonder what he shows himself as to the “not so merciful”?
Luke 6:36 Be ~YE~ therefore ~merciful~, AS your Heavenly Father ~IS~ merciful. (As HE is so are WE in this world)
Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. (blessed are “the merciful” his seed)
The other verse posted “up at the top” says the wicked “borroweth” in relation to mercy as Psalm 37:26 shows he “lendeth” in regards to mercy. The wicked just dont “pay again” (or show mercy) its “that” robbery that destroys them. The “lamp” of the wicked being put out in darkness is the same darkness John speaks of. John uses “death” and “darkness” interchangeably in regards to an inner state (even an abode) where the physically living abide in a state of death.
The wicked show NO MERCY…
Zach 7:9 **Execute** TRUE JUDGMENT, and SHEW MERCY and COMPASSIONS every man to his brother:
Prov 21:7 **The ROBBERY OF** the wicked shall destroy them; **BECAUSE THEY** REFUSE **TO DO** JUDGMENT. (Zach 7:9) which is TO SHEW MERCY
Mat 12:7 But IF YOU HAD KNOWN what this means, I WILL HAVE MERCY, and NOT SACRIFICE, YE would NOT have CONDEMNED THE GUILTLESS.
Theres just TONS on this!! His vengeance and recompense is shown being repayed right INTO ones bossom (reaping and sowing, and being filled here and now).
Thats why Paul said LEAVE ROOM for WRATH, he pours out his indignation and repays. It says He shall not “meet thee” as A MAN, which agrees with Paul.
His wrath plays a “part” in it that we must give place to. Wrath is another study that could easily be woven into this too
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, AVENGE NOT **yourselves**, but rather **GIVE PLACE TO** WRATH: for it is written, (((Vengeance is mine))) I will REPAY, saith the Lord.
HIM not ourselves, as David did not by his own hand take vengeance on Saul and as Abagail stopped David hand from avenging himself on Nabal, the LORD sure enough took care of Nabal. And an evil Spirit from the Lord vexed Saul. Same with Pauls comment concerning Alexander the coppersmith doing him much harm he said “Lord REPAY Him”
Isaiah 47:3 I WILL take vengeance, and I WILL ~NOT~ MEET THEE AS AS MAN
Romans 2:8 But UNTO THEM that ARE contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, **INDIGNATION** and **WRATH**
He pours it out here…
Ezek 22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine INDIGNATION **UPON THEM**; I have consumed them with THE FIRE OF MY WRATH: their OWN WAY have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
He recompenses into ones bossom, thats for sure.
Isaiah 65:6 ((( Behold))) it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but WILL RECOMPENSE, **even recompense** INTO THEIR BOSSOM
Now James speaks to them about **blessing** and **cursing** others (cause they were doing BOTH)… He says (and for good reason) brethren, these things OUGHT NOT BE. The judge stands at the door (even of our lips). As I see it we are MEASURED TO… (as in) what COMES OUT (of our mouth) something ENTERS IN (such as judgment)
Psalm 109:18 As he clothed himself with CURSING like as with his garment, SO **LET IT** COME INTO HIS BOWELS like water, and like oil into his bones.
Proverbs says the power of death and life is “in the tongue” and those who love it will eat the fruit thereof. It also says we are FILLED by the fruit of our own lips. FED with judgment. The tongue defiles the whole body. As our Lord said, Its not what goes INTO our mouth but what comes OUT OF our mouth which defiles a man. James spoke of us cursing or blessing and how this ought not be because what exists our mouth enters into ones “belly” and receives its own fill of fruit (His judgments). We are “measured to” as we are measured to regarding our own judgments as we are will being “answerable to” every idle WORD which is fruit held to our account.
Theres ENDLESS stuff in scripture concerning this, no one ever talks about Gods judgments being in the earth.
I love this topic, Im so glad someone posted on it, great job
All Blessings in Christ!