Judgment and Righteousness
Isa 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
The foundation has been laid, which is Jesus. God's love brought Jesus to us.
1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
Love is the motivation for all that we do, yet many pretend love and forget other important things that God requires for his church to be built accurately according to his design and purpose. The blueprints are in the Holy Bible, his word. We cannot ignore his word to us. The first requirement to build on the foundation, of Jesus Christ who came to us as the love gift from God, is righteousness. Some teach Jehovah only, ignoring God's foundation. You must receive Jesus, the foundation of our faith, to be in the righteousness of God. Jesus is our righteousness.
Isa 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,through the forbearance of God;
Rom 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Righteousness comes by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; not by works, or by self righteousness, not by believing in Jehovah alone, righteousness comes from our connection to Jesus Christ, the living vine.
Righteous judgement comes from the Word of God.
Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Mat 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
John 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Judgment of sin and the devil comes through Jesus Christ, the living word of God.
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
"and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place"
The unrighteous who have built their lives by lies, shall be swept away by hail, the judgement of God and by the water of the word, overflowing the hiding places, of darkness. The light of the word is the sword of truth, cutting off the evil from our life.
Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Isa 28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
The scourge of judgment will not touch them lightly. Their covenant with hell will not save them. Morning by morning and by day and by night they will feel the sting of God's correction.
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Righteousness and judgement are built upon the foundation which is Christ. There is no other way but by being in the righteousness of Christ and obeying the living word.