Maintain Joy When Others Judge

Judgmentalism is a codicil of pride and fear. It is expressed anxiety, the hope of being able to control the uncontrollable. Those who judge others do so in the hopes of convincing themselves that whatever their brother or sister is currently suffering can be prevented and they won’t experience it themselves. The judgmental believe they are speaking truth but instead, their pride, fear, and need to control have deceived them into a mental state of denial. Though their words may hold some factual truth, they are devoid of the empathy of common experience and the spiritual insight that combine with facts to form genuine truth. When human beings place themselves in the seat of God to judge others, they succeed in condemning themselves by the spirit of condemnation that embitters them. There is no joy in wrongly perceiving others and taking it upon one’s self to judge them.

Judgmentalism helps no one and those caught up in it are the most helpless of all. The empty-truth by which they measure others proceeds from ignorance of ultimate truth. It isn’t possible for one human being to know the full measure of another person. We can’t know where they’ve been, why they are where they are, or their final destiny. Those things are known only to God. The ground upon which every individual and God stands, is Holy Ground. Those who insert themselves between God and another, to judge them, are trampling Holy Ground. Nothing good from comes from judgmental words and actions; they produce greater suffering and increase hopelessness. To be personally guided by a spirit of judgment is to be possessed by the spirit of the antichrist. Even those who claim the Name of Jesus and pronounce judgment upon others are deceived by the antichrist spirit. “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” and when those who claim to be in Jesus pronounce judgment they are speaking and acting in opposition to the One who bought them with His blood! All things opposed to Christ are antichrist and there are many antichrists in the world, today. Some call themselves Christians and their wrong actions suppress the truth and lead others astray. The antichrist seeks to delude the world into denial of the ultimate truth, Jesus; and it is most pleased when the Spirit of Love, Grace, Salvation, Hope, and Joy are replaced by a spirit of judgment and condemnation, of others.

There is no experience less joyous than to live beneath a cloud of judgment. This is spiritual, emotional, and psychological abuse. Often, it comes in the guise of helpfulness from those who claim that if you follow their instructions, you and your life won’t be such a mess. When others set themselves above you and point to themselves as the ideal, beware! These people don’t care much about the suffering of others but want to use others to benefit themselves. By creating an emotional and spiritual fog of Judgmentalism around those who suffer, they are able to hide their true intentions and gain psychological control over hurting people. (Those prey that fall easiest to their tactics often, were raised in a fog of parental judgment.)  By these methods, they gather followers and lift themselves to positions of power. Indeed, believers don’t fight against physical enemies but against the false spirit that lifts controlling people to high positions of power in the world.  Judgmentalism is the enemy of believers and by it the devil disables many who would otherwise, live a spiritually fruitful-abundant life. Judgmentalism suppresses the full truth of Jesus and delivers death.

Maintaining joy when others judge, requires the response of love. Respond to false-judges in the knowledge that God loves you and you love God, then turn to your brother and love him, despite the bad spirit that oppresses and deludes him. Embrace Jesus, who is ultimate truth, and seek relief from human judgment in Him. By living the way Jesus directs us to live and not according to the judgments of others, we are enabled to overcome any judgment pronounced against us by people seeking power and control. Resist the antichrist spirit of judgment by maintaining a straight-ahead-focus on Jesus and the words of judgmental people won’t cause you to turn to the right or the left. Thus, you are maintained in walking the narrow path. No matter how some may wrongly assess you, be guided by the Holy Spirit, accept His admonishment, and walk in the Way with God in joy!

9 thoughts on “Maintain Joy When Others Judge

  1. Yes it is True Pam we are not to judge others carnally and by our own agenda or judge their Eternal Destiny, only God knows their heart and they may come to repentance on their deathbed by the good seeds that have been planted throughout their lives.

    We are also not to critically judge others weaknesses and shortcomings, we all have these and I’m sure I have more than most or so I’m told, at least behind my back by those who believe they have none! instead we need to take the plank out of our own eyes meaning see our own limitations first. Yes it’s true with a plank in our eye we are almost blind to our own faults, when we have resolved our own we can help others with theirs or we accept them both in ourselves and in others if they can’t be corrected, which is something I have had to accept about my own disabilities and limitations especially with being Dyslectic, I may never be the greatest writer in the World but I can share God’s Truth as He leads me.

    Many years ago even though I was part of a Church I fell into sin but not away, I never rejected Jesus I just didn’t know Him as I do today and the freedom we have over sin. (John 8:34-36) Two of my Christian friends rebuked me and warned of the danger I was in and you can be sure I was not impressed at the time but when I came to heart repentance I thanked them for their Love which is not shallow and self-centered.

    Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.(KJV)

    God tells us as we can see confirmed below that we are to correct, rebuke and warn others who teach error or who sin without repentance but to do this we need to judge that they are sinning or teaching error and we do so in Love and for Love, it is not Love to look the other way as they continue to sin etc they are giving Satan an opportunity to have a foothold in their lives and in others, will they always listen to our warning, no but we continue to pray with for them even if we can’t fellowship with them.

    2 Timothy 4 : 2-3 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

    James 5:19-20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    Titus 2:14-15 Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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    1. Admonishment is very different from judgment. Admonishment is Biblical truth combined with love and intended for the good of others. Admonishment edifies, judgment destroys. Being warned of the danger of our actions is not the same as having our intentions judged, our personal faults obsessed over, and our future condemned. —I wasn’t sure if you were agreeing with what I attempted to express in my article but I do know we agree on the scriptures. God’s love isn’t enabling love and we shouldn’t enable others by pretending sin is okay. I remember that old truism “Hate the sin but love the sinner” that is the balance I strive for.—Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  2. I agreed with much of what you shared Pam but we still need to judge if what others are doing is sin or if their teaching is in error but of course this is not about critical judgment, as we both shared our correction is to be motivated by Love not with an attitude of condemnation.

    We have all sinned and needed God’s forgiveness and because we have repented from the heart and show that we have, meaning we have turned away from the evil we were doing and now choose to do good by the empowering of the Holy Spirit, our sins are taken away as far as the east is to the west and God chooses not to remember them anymore.

    Blessings – Anne.

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    1. Yes, judging what is sinful is necessary and right. Passing judgment on people isn’t. Job’s accusers said many things that are true but they applied them wrongly to Job because they couldn’t know the intentions of Job’s heart or God’s purpose for his life. Nothing hurts worse than to be sick or suffer some great loss and then be met with judgment instead of comfort and encouragement. It can be a fine line to walk but it can be walked with the help of the Holy Spirit. Blessings to you too Anne and thank you for helping me clarify this point.

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