Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Judge not according to the appearance,
but judge righteous judgment [Jn 7:24]

A man walking down the street flowering in ladies apparel was approached by a minister of the Word.
The minister said; your a cross- dresser; a sure sign of a man that has lost his way and is inwardly in need of repenting in Jesus that your eternal soul find rest.

The man in feminine dress replied; I know sadly well how I outwardly appear.
I tell you I'm saved through Jesus* and walk steadfast in His course.
See I'm but a victim of a flood having lost all even including my shoes.
One compassionate woman covered my nudity with all she could find.
It was but this frilly dress that fit my frame at best.
Surely if not for Rose Bud you'd proclaim me "demoniac" as in Mark 5
seeing me dead. While yet; I'm very much ALIVE.

[1 Sam16:7] for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
[2 Cor 10:7] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.


Beware of wolves in sheep clothing.

Don’t cast your pearls to swine

By their fruits you shall know them.


2 Chronicles 19:6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD,
who is with you in the judgment

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive,
and ye shall be forgiven:

Judge not- do not cast stones....And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy
brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye

We to shall be judged by the measurement we judge others… {Self explanatory


Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Many souls can and will be lead away by the non-ability to discern the difference in a false profit or minister.
(Ex. Jim Jones, some Televangelists or the Anti Christ}


Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Matthew 13:45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls:

Job 28:18No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Don’t cast your pearls to swine; discern swine. Swine can gobble anything including the dirt from the ground and are still unfulfilled, left empty.


Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them..

By their fruits you shall know them...Discerning by words and works of : this is also for one proclaiming salvation... you will know by their fruits including words... {Some of us are slower at the ability to discern than others).

Plucking fruit from a tree;

We know... Fresh, ripe fruit.

Green... immature fruit.

The in-between stages: of fruits growth.

We also know... Bruised fruit.

From............ Rotten fruit.


EX. We can relate to as fruits: discerning by works.

Mary Mother of God, ........(Ripe)
Peter [walking on water]...(Almost ripe)
Doubting Thomas... (New fruit)
Clinton..... (Bruised fruit)
Hitler......(Rotten fruit)


The fine line of a discerning spirit to know and see through
does not mean that we cannot draw an honest, righteous conclusion about another person. It says that we cannot make judgmental, condemning, and hateful statements about another person.

The Sermon on the Mount Study on Judging explains ...this passage. In fact, Jesus has told us that we can evaluate others if we do it righteously after listening and knowing the truth.

All of the tools needed are listed above and then we decide... then we make a judgment; a judgment without condemnation.

JUDGE NOT according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

We are indeed to Judge or we will NOT be able to discern, hence NOT concluding a righteous judgment.

Matthew 10:16
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

If we could NOT judge we could be devoured by wolves, trampled by swine, consume rotten fruit and will not see ourselves as having a beam in our own eye.

Unrighteous judgment; rushing to make judgment in situations
and circumstances when we don't know the facts…this is to error.

Judge not according to the appearance, but a fair and righteous judgment is what Jesus* expects from us in Him. That we be all we can be in Him and that to God be the Glory for the things He has done... Amen

Jesus Bless Our Hearts in Him.

Special thanks to J.V.I. for His insight on this topic.

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