We all are familiar with Romans 4:3 where it is recorded that Abraham believed God and it was counted as righteousness.
Belief in God brings us into right standing. That’s our covenant right as children of Abraham by faith!
We all know our Abrahamic Covenant where God counts belief as righteousness.
But I wonder if we are acquainted with another man whose action was counted as righteousness.
Psalms 106: 30-31 Then stood up Phineas and executed judgement. And so the plague was stayed. And That was counted him for righteousness unto all generations forever more.
Who was this Guy? Phineas ?
Evidently not famous. He was just like you and I! He was a part of the Family of God. He was the grandson of Aaron.
He saw certain people were not in faith. Saw they had forgotten God. Saw that God would have destroyed them if Moses had not interceded for them. Saw how they murmured and refused to listen and continually provoked God.
Then, they began to intermingle with the Moabite women sent to weaken Israel by one of Gods own prophets . He was told he couldn’t curse what God had blessed so he told the king what what would weaken Israel.
But the one man, Phineas rose up and took action.
He stood up!
He executed judgement!
Hebrew Phrase: executed judgement means: he made a decision to act officially. (He took authority as a priest)
He executed judgement, and it not only stopped a plague in its tracks, it was counted as a act of righteousness forevermore on his behalf.
Numbers 25: 12-13 God gave him a covenant of peace and he said it was for him and his seed, a everlasting covenant.
We may not have the ability to do physically do what Phineas was able to do.
The authority of spiritual leaders in our country has been weakened. We intermingle too much. There Is no respect for our national leaders, or our president! ( That’s biblically incorrect by the way.)
But, we must have the same spiritual zealousness to help bring atonement, and pray judgement against unbelievers who seek to destroy our faith.
It’s our responsibility as the church to discern, and judge.
1 Peter 4:17 for the time has come that judgement must begin at the house of God, and it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
What will be the end be? Spiritual death.
Judgement in the church means cleansing! If we do not take responsibility to execute judgement, who will?
1 Cor. 6: 2 the saints shall judge the world.
So, we must stand up and pray judgement.
Vs. 9 the unrighteousness do not inherit the kingdom of God.
We also must pray separation / cleansing for unbelievers!
The blood of Christ Jesus is the only way to stop evil. The blood of Christ is over our doorpost is our sanctification.
Are we brave enough to pray judgement (cleansing) so God can stop the chaos in our families, bodies, church, nation?
We cannot abide with rebellion, unbelief because it will kept you out of the ‘rest,’ of God. We will not walk in peace.
We cannot take sin lightly, it is very deceptive.
You may not go to hell if you commit a sin, we all sin. But sin not repented of will cause a hardening of your heart and a hardened heart is a unbelieving heart.
That angers God.
Read Hebrews 3
Let’s be courageous! When we are courageous, we will see a great result. Let’s stand up!
It will be counted as righteousness just because of our faith! Let’s be righteous!
We live in a world that claims righteousness. But righteousness is separation from the world.
When we are zealous to remain separated for the Lords sake, and be willing to be judged, the result will be covenant peace. We will walk in assurance. That’s God’s true rest.
Can JESUS Walk through your house barefoot?
If not maybe you can get rid of what you would hide if you knew he was coming to your house today.
You are the household of God in Christ Jesus.
Maybe, we need to ask for God’s cleansing on our children, homes, church, government.
Maybe if we pray judgement on unbelievers, it will bring them in a place of atonement with God.
Just thoughts today, that softened my heart to pray for Jesus to always be welcome to walk barefoot through my life!
Thanks for listening!