The Just Judge (Part 2)

The Just Judge (Part 2) by Craig LaBarbera

   The God of the 21st century Christianity is a lot different from the biblical one, and a lot different than one that has been preached throughout 2000 years of Christian history. So you see, not only were we making ourselves an enemy against God, God was our enemy. And One from whom we need to be saved, remember what Amos has said: "Be prepared to meet thy God." Revelation says, "He is coming and the captains and the great men of the world will cry out for the rocks to fall upon them to hide them from the wrath of the lamb" (Rev. 6: 16). He is not coming back saying, "Oh, I just want to save you, He is coming back, with the "sword of the Spirit." He is coming back because He is mad! What we have to see is that there is punishment. We have broken God's law, so now we deserve to be punished. From where does that punishment come? We have heard preaching that tells us, well if you sin, you know some bad thing happens to you, that's not God that's just the consequences of sin just like the law of gravity, you jump off the roof you’re going to get hurt, you sin you’re going to get hurt. It is not God's doing that's just the way that the things are. That's not true. God talks about coming and judgment all the time against people's sin.just read the Bible. "I will come against you," “I will set my face against you." So now we realize that we have been saved from God and his punishment. So how that punishment is is to be done away with? When Jesus the Son of God was dying on the cross it’s not the spears of Romans, or the crown of thorns, or the nails in His hands that save us. It is not the suffering that the men heaped upon Jesus, God does not look at it and say "OK, good enough!" That's not what paid for our sin! What paid for our sin? Look in Isaiah 53. This is what paid for your sin: Isaiah 53:10 "But the Lord was pleased to crush Him." You've all heard sermons and about Isaiah 53. But when you hear sermons on Isaiah 53 it is always verses 3-6 talking about the sufferings heaped upon Christ by men. But very rarely do you hear Isaiah 53:10 "It pleased the Lord". Who's the Lord? The word here is Yahweh, or as some may pronounce it Jehovah. I mean its God. "It pleased God to..." what? “It pleased the Lord to crush Him." This word crush is what is done by a mill stone. A mill stone was a big stone, usually round. It was a HUGE stone. And they placed another stone on top of that that actually turned. And you put grain, corn and everything, in between those two stones and the stone would ground them to powder. That's the terminology being used here. It pleased God the Father to crush His own Son and to ground Him into powder. God’s hatred is so great it goes beyond description. And if we were to even catch a glimpse of it, it would be like a little wax figure that has a nuclear bomb explode 3 inches away from it. The sin that evokes God's hatred was placed on His son. All of God's people, all of their sin, are placed on the Son. All of God's just punishment, all of Gods just hatred, His just loathing, everything that should be poured out on sinful creatures throughout eternity, God throws down on His only begotten Son. Crushes Him under the weight of His own justice. You say: "Brother Craig could you kill your son for me?" "I'm sorry." You can argue theologically whether I should or I shouldn't - I couldn't. And I'm evil. The Bible says if you being evil can give good gifts to your children, if you being evil can love your children ... Now here's God, perfect love manifested towards a perfect son, who never did anything but bless His Father, and the Father crushes Him under the weight of His holy hatred.

 

 

 

The Just Judge (Part 2) by Craig LaBarbera

   The God of the 21st century Christianity is a lot different from the biblical one, and a lot different than one that has been preached throughout 2000 years of Christian history. So you see, not only were we making ourselves an enemy against God, God was our enemy. And One from whom we need to be saved, remember what Amos has said: "Be prepared to meet thy God." Revelation says, "He is coming and the captains and the great men of the world will cry out for the rocks to fall upon them to hide them from the wrath of the lamb" (Rev. 6: 16). He is not coming back saying, "Oh, I just want to save you, He is coming back, with the "sword of the Spirit." He is coming back because He is mad! What we have to see is that there is punishment. We have broken God's law, so now we deserve to be punished. From where does that punishment come? We have heard preaching that tells us, well if you sin, you know some bad thing happens to you, that's not God that's just the consequences of sin just like the law of gravity, you jump off the roof you’re going to get hurt, you sin you’re going to get hurt. It is not God's doing that's just the way that the things are. That's not true. God talks about coming and judgment all the time against people's sin.just read the Bible. "I will come against you," “I will set my face against you." So now we realize that we have been saved from God and his punishment. So how that punishment is is to be done away with? When Jesus the Son of God was dying on the cross it’s not the spears of Romans, or the crown of thorns, or the nails in His hands that save us. It is not the suffering that the men heaped upon Jesus, God does not look at it and say "OK, good enough!" That's not what paid for our sin! What paid for our sin? Look in Isaiah 53. This is what paid for your sin: Isaiah 53:10 "But the Lord was pleased to crush Him." You've all heard sermons and about Isaiah 53. But when you hear sermons on Isaiah 53 it is always verses 3-6 talking about the sufferings heaped upon Christ by men. But very rarely do you hear Isaiah 53:10 "It pleased the Lord". Who's the Lord? The word here is Yahweh, or as some may pronounce it Jehovah. I mean its God. "It pleased God to..." what? “It pleased the Lord to crush Him." This word crush is what is done by a mill stone. A mill stone was a big stone, usually round. It was a HUGE stone. And they placed another stone on top of that that actually turned. And you put grain, corn and everything, in between those two stones and the stone would ground them to powder. That's the terminology being used here. It pleased God the Father to crush His own Son and to ground Him into powder. God’s hatred is so great it goes beyond description. And if we were to even catch a glimpse of it, it would be like a little wax figure that has a nuclear bomb explode 3 inches away from it. The sin that evokes God's hatred was placed on His son. All of God's people, all of their sin, are placed on the Son. All of God's just punishment, all of Gods just hatred, His just loathing, everything that should be poured out on sinful creatures throughout eternity, God throws down on His only begotten Son. Crushes Him under the weight of His own justice. You say: "Brother Craig could you kill your son for me?" "I'm sorry." You can argue theologically whether I should or I shouldn't - I couldn't. And I'm evil. The Bible says if you being evil can give good gifts to your children, if you being evil can love your children ... Now here's God, perfect love manifested towards a perfect son, who never did anything but bless His Father, and the Father crushes Him under the weight of His holy hatred.

 

 

 

The Just Judge (Part 2) by Craig LaBarbera

   The God of the 21st century Christianity is a lot different from the biblical one, and a lot different than one that has been preached throughout 2000 years of Christian history. So you see, not only were we making ourselves an enemy against God, God was our enemy. And One from whom we need to be saved, remember what Amos has said: "Be prepared to meet thy God." Revelation says, "He is coming and the captains and the great men of the world will cry out for the rocks to fall upon them to hide them from the wrath of the lamb" (Rev. 6: 16). He is not coming back saying, "Oh, I just want to save you, He is coming back, with the "sword of the Spirit." He is coming back because He is mad! What we have to see is that there is punishment. We have broken God's law, so now we deserve to be punished. From where does that punishment come? We have heard preaching that tells us, well if you sin, you know some bad thing happens to you, that's not God that's just the consequences of sin just like the law of gravity, you jump off the roof you’re going to get hurt, you sin you’re going to get hurt. It is not God's doing that's just the way that the things are. That's not true. God talks about coming and judgment all the time against people's sin.just read the Bible. "I will come against you," “I will set my face against you." So now we realize that we have been saved from God and his punishment. So how that punishment is is to be done away with? When Jesus the Son of God was dying on the cross it’s not the spears of Romans, or the crown of thorns, or the nails in His hands that save us. It is not the suffering that the men heaped upon Jesus, God does not look at it and say "OK, good enough!" That's not what paid for our sin! What paid for our sin? Look in Isaiah 53. This is what paid for your sin: Isaiah 53:10 "But the Lord was pleased to crush Him." You've all heard sermons and about Isaiah 53. But when you hear sermons on Isaiah 53 it is always verses 3-6 talking about the sufferings heaped upon Christ by men. But very rarely do you hear Isaiah 53:10 "It pleased the Lord". Who's the Lord? The word here is Yahweh, or as some may pronounce it Jehovah. I mean its God. "It pleased God to..." what? “It pleased the Lord to crush Him." This word crush is what is done by a mill stone. A mill stone was a big stone, usually round. It was a HUGE stone. And they placed another stone on top of that that actually turned. And you put grain, corn and everything, in between those two stones and the stone would ground them to powder. That's the terminology being used here. It pleased God the Father to crush His own Son and to ground Him into powder. God’s hatred is so great it goes beyond description. And if we were to even catch a glimpse of it, it would be like a little wax figure that has a nuclear bomb explode 3 inches away from it. The sin that evokes God's hatred was placed on His son. All of God's people, all of their sin, are placed on the Son. All of God's just punishment, all of Gods just hatred, His just loathing, everything that should be poured out on sinful creatures throughout eternity, God throws down on His only begotten Son. Crushes Him under the weight of His own justice. You say: "Brother Craig could you kill your son for me?" "I'm sorry." You can argue theologically whether I should or I shouldn't - I couldn't. And I'm evil. The Bible says if you being evil can give good gifts to your children, if you being evil can love your children ... Now here's God, perfect love manifested towards a perfect son, who never did anything but bless His Father, and the Father crushes Him under the weight of His holy hatred.