These are the days when people care so much for 'discernment of the thoughts and intents of the heart' and even try to falsely show that they have the prophetic gift just to fool people; but the Bible says, " Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh." (Math. 12 : 34) We also notice that wherever two or three believers, evangelists, pastors, or apostles get together (who are of various denominations or groups, or are haunted by denominational spirit), immediately they will start talking bad about other fellow-believers, fellow-pastors, etc, or about full time workers who are depending totally on God's Word and on God for their daily livelihood and on whom the power of God rests. They will create lies and propagate lies and judge every other fellow-being than themselves. They are trying to remove 'straw' out of ther people's eyes under when they have 1000 times more weighty sin in them like a 'beam' in their eyes, under which they are groaning. Just like a man under water cannot feel the weight of water, they are so much under sin that they do not realize what a great weight of sin pushing them down; and just like that man under water, in trying to come out and breathe, sighs and groans, these judgings of others are the 'sighs and groans' of a sinner deep in sin. Yes, "Out of the abundance of their heart, their mouth speaketh." (Luke 6 : 45)
If you read Romans 2 : 4; Many people write great placards of this verse of General Repentance, but to my surprise I was shocked that this repentance is called for only for those who judge others. Read this chapter very closely and seriously; and if you meditate on it for a while, you will find, judging others is a terrible sin of almost every believer throughout the world. This is the fundamental sin of Christians, causing them to lose power. If you have the 'righteousness of God', you will immediately stop from this great Danger. If anyone 'points his finger', it is a sign of self-righteousness and he is on the path towards death and hell.
In Isaiah, Ch. 58, God asks the prophet to V. 1 : "Cry aloud, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins"; but you will be astonished to see that these were not bad people and not people in downright sin as the world calls; because V.2 says: "They seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask me the ordinance of justice; They take delight in approaching to God", Do you understand that these are regular church-going, tithes-paying people preaching the gospel in special attire with a 'Holier than thou' attitude? Their prayers are not heard as said in V.3-5.
Then in V.9 God gives the secret of how and when He hears the peoples prayers; that is if and when they take away from their midst, "the putting fourth of the finger" (that is, judging others), "and speaking vanity".
This judging of others happens, (Romans 2:5) because their hardness and impenitent heart treasure up unto themselves wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God. Such people (V.4) despise the riches of God's goodness and His forbearence of longsuffering, which should make such people repent immediately. Do they so? No ! No ! No ! Brother and Sister, think for a while deeply and repent, wherever you are standing or sitting while reading this, or even if you are lying down relaxing. OTHERWISE YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER. They think that they are going on in Glory; but see, they go to tribulation shortly. V.8 "Unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth , but obey unrighteousness,(to them,) indignation and wrath, V.9: Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul or man that doeth evil" (that is, judging others). But, see the Great Blessing to the Obedient. V.7: "To them who by patiant continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and IMMORTALITY, (to them,) ETERNAL LIFE: V.10: To every man that worketh good, GLORY, HONOR AND PEACE;".
Now, let us turn to Math. 7 : 5: "Thou HYPROCITE, first cast out beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother eye." See how the Pharisee points his finger at the Tax gatherer, not understanding the 'beam in his eye' - ( Luke 18 : 10 - 12 ). How many are similarly blind among the so called 'Good Christians'" what a pity? That is why Jesus said that when people tell falsely about you, 'NOT TO FRET', 'BUT TO REJOICE', for 'your reward is great in heaven' (Math. 5 : 11-12). Why whould you lose these blessings, this great reward in heaven, by fretting and foaming? 'JUMP AND REJOICE' at the top of your voices and drown the merciless false charges.
When this truth came to light, I forgave all my enemies (false accusers) in my heart, and now I also forgive everyone of those who have falsely charged against me, IF YOY ARE ONE OF THEM; and I rejoice in 'god and thank you for bringing me into such heavenly blessings, but humbly point out your danger. See, when Jesus was invited to Simon's house and a woman who was a sinner anointed Jesus in his feet with a costly perfume, after cleaning them with her tears and her hair, kissed His feet unceasingly. Jesus knew her heart and commended her act, and her sins were forgiven by her loving Jesus the Word much and not by her relying on any code of law, while the law-lover Simon was taught with a nice story of a creditor having two debtors (luke 7 : 36 - 47). The qualification was 'she loved much' (V.47). Anyone who loves Christ Jesus much, their sins which are many are forgiven, but to whom little (nothing) is forgiven, the same loveth little (V.47). But what does a Pharisical believer think or say? Oh My, the woman was kissing the feet of Jesus; Oh, what a sin it was she being a sinner, and how he allowed it !! Please read also Math. 18 : 21-35 and meditate on it.
In 1962, a brother did such a harm to me that I could never forgive him and love him. The grouse turned into hatred was deep in me and some of my worldly friends even wanted to kill him. One day one of my close friends was planning to take him in a jeep to a jungle with petrol and kill him and burn him to ashes, but I stopped him to wait for God's judgement if that brother does not repent, and pacified him (my friend). This hatred brought a terrible skin disease on me and blocked every spiritual blessing. Then suddenly light dawned on me and the Grace of God brought conviction and love in me and I forgave that brother totally and even though this humbling brought a crushing defeat to my pride, God made me the possessor of Heaven and earth. Hallelujah ! Dear Reader will you also, for the sake of your spiritual prosperity, for that great reward in Heaven, do the same filled with the Love of God ? I love you all and I do not hate one person in the whole world, which is the secret of my standing true to God's Word. Will you not also do the same and make the Glory of God rest on you?