If you want to get the attention of others, just bring out a new idea. People are always attracted by new ideas. And this is where the friction arise between the old ideas and the new ideas. Those people with the old ideas will not be tolerant of the new nor will the new tolerate the old. Things that are precious to the old are not necessarily important to the people with new ideas. And the old will take a stance to protect and to preserve all that they hold near and dear to them. However, the people with new ideas will find new things that are precious to them, and they will be able to make those new things become the new precious things to the new others. At times neither one respects the other’s ideas. Many churches split and new independent churches are evidence of this attitude to let us know that there is not yet tolerance for each other. The Father is going to change this intolerant attitude of ours to conform to His attitude: Father is going to bring tolerance. It is not your way or my way of doing Godly things, but His way. His way will be a new way of tolerance for all of us. There is good in some of the old and there is some bad in the new. We must be able to discern good and evil, regardless whether it is old or new. Father will bring a tolerance in us as a result of seeing others through His eyes.
We know how the old saying goes, and it is usually right to some degree; and that is “it takes one to know one.” It takes the one that could have been easily judged, to know the one that will be easily judged. Both have been there and done that same thing to some degree. It’s just that the one that could have been easily judged came upon gentle mercy right before lady luck ran on out unto another. And the one that will be easily judged ran into tough luck, while messing around with lady luck, and got judged up, right before coming upon a little mercy. lol. There I go again, now stop it James. Anyway, we are good at judging others. We always judge the weakness of others out of our strengths. We can always see others’ faults so well because we know those faults if not personally, by the personal relationships that we have had with so many others with likewise faults. We can see those faults coming a mile a way, and with plenty of time to role out the red judgement carpet for them to walk on. And because we never see ourselves as birds of their same feather, we don’t remember that they know who they are dealing with also because they have seen our faults just as easily as we can see theirs. They do not know our faults because they have our shames to name, but they do know that we have faults of shame with a name because when Jesus did the role call for those without fault, no one could cast the first stone: John 8:7 & 9, “So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.” So whether it be on the street of the Temple, or on the street of conviction by our own Conscience, to some degree we were all judged to be sinners at one time. And since we all were granted mercy from the Lord, we all are indeed birds from the same feather. Romans 2:1, “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.”
We must learn to judge ourselves in order to stop the reaping of sin. 1 Corinthians 11:31-32, “ For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.” In Matthew 7:1-6, Jesus shares the Father’s thoughts about judging others. There will come a time when we will not be interested in judging others because we know our own condition. In our tolerance we will be more interested in showing mercy than judging others sins. James 2:13, “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” Here in scripture we read that “mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” We will be able to extend mercy to all. The ability to extend mercy will give us a new freedom in which we have not been able to express and experience in the past. You can also see in this same scripture that Mercy is a higher level of Judging others, “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy.” Mercy triumphs over judgement. When we begin to extend mercy to those who judge us, we have entered into a new dimension that is higher than judgment. Soon we will be able to extend mercy to all regardless of the circumstance. We will be living out the new tolerance of Father in our lives.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.