ROMANS 2:1-13/ GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT


This message is to encourage all the children of our Lord, Israelites-descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, who are striving daily to have their lives mirror that of our soon to return King – Jesus Christ/Yahushua Hamashiach.  Be encouraged to remain steadfast and ardent in the doctrine that our forefathers (Israelites) clung to; the doctrine that Jesus came and demonstrated to us, the doctrine upheld by the Disciples and Apostles, keeping the laws and commandments of our God-Elohim.

 Romans 2 starts off by telling us we will have no excuse when we go before the Lord on the day of his righteous judgment. We stay here on earth using our time to judge our brothers and sisters but do not hold ourselves to the same standards by which we judge them. God will judge us based on the truth (John 8:32 & Psalms 25:5-the laws of God are His truth) and we will not escape his judgment if we do not access repentance through Jesus and turn form our ways of sinfulness, which is the breaking of the commandments. While Jesus was here on earth he told his Israelite audience that to love him is to keep his commandments (John 14:15, Deuteronomy 11:1)

Many are destined to perish because the law was not given to them, it was given to Israel, but this does not mean all of Israel is safe. Many Israelite rejected/renounced the laws of God after being taken captive from Jerusalem by Rome, and had therefore been referred to as Gentiles-naturalized, and will perish on the day of judgment along with those to whom the laws were not given. Those who know the laws of God but don’t keep them will be judged against the laws.

Note briefly: the days when the laws alone could save us ended when Jesus came on the scene. He is the fulfilment of the laws, but did not abolish them. The only thing Jesus changed was our access to redemption from sin through repentance and grace instead of burnt offerings. Jesus’ life was so precious to God that it sufficed all future burnt offerings.

Verse four (4) is not just a recording of our people back then, but is very true to our current reality! We despise people when the Lord has blessed them physically, while we are not willing to be as longsuffering and diligent in the faith as the one we hate have been. We fail to realize that those same blessings would be ours if we repented and practice the works of faith in Christ – keeping the commandments.

Verse five to eleven (5-11) speaks of the stubborn who shamelessly rejects the Lord’s commandments and what their reward shall be, and contrasts them to those who continue in the laws of God and their rewards. This section also speaks about Jews and Gentiles and I want to make one thing clear. When the Apostle Paul spoke about Gentiles, he was not referring to people of other nations or biological gentiles. He was referring to the Jews who were captured by Rome and were forced to give up their faith and religion for that of the Gentiles. Romans 9:3 proves Paul was preaching to people of his kin, Hebrews who he called brethren by nature and not faith.

Verse thirteen (13) should help us to decide who we want to be. It says “for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified”.

I know that our heritage was discontinued, Jeremiah 17:4, but why do we love the ways of the Gentiles so much? Can we not see that the mission of the Gentiles – Especially Edom – is to discredit the Almighty on every level? They have tried to use science to discredit the plagues in Egypt, the great flood and the Ark, the crossing of the Red Sea, and many other biblical events.

We lost favour from God because our forefathers neglected the laws and coveted the things and way of life of the Gentiles which led to us being given over to the Gentiles as slaves Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Jeremiah 13:9 and 1 Chronicles 9:1. Do we want to continue living under the oppression of other nations or do we want to return to our former glory as the strong Israel, blessed by God.

This is also for my brothers and sisters who are actively involved in the Christian church living the double life that I use to live. Stop it. Do not be fooled about living under grace and not the laws. I agree with the teaching that Jesus came and died, and that God the Father gave us the gift of grace which is accessed through Faith in Jesus and repentance from sins, but what is grace? Grace is a period of time given to reconcile, God’s intervention and support in every day moments of life-important for ongoing growth and conversion. This is supported by Paul in Romans 6:1-2.

The year 2020 is the time for us to get back to a place of reverencing God. He said despite us being scattered across the world and not fully knowing who we are, we will remember who we are when his coming is close.

  • Baruch (deleted Book) 2:30 – “For I knew that they would not hear me, because it is a stiffnecked people: but in the land of their captivities they shall remember themselves.31. And shall know that I am the Lord their God: for I will give them a heart, and ears to hear:32. And they shall praise me in the land of their captivity, and think upon my name,33. And return from their stiff neck, and from their wicked deeds: for they shall remember the way of their fathers, which sinned before the Lord.34. And I will bring them again into the land which I promised with an oath unto their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they shall be lords of it: and I will increase them, and they shall not be diminished.
  • Jeremiah 30:1-End, but look at verse 3! “For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it”.
  • Zechariah 10:9 “Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return”.

Many are called, but few are chosen. Young men! You know who you are, stop playing church and keep the commandments of the Lord.

Shalom Family

Mordecai Amon Israel

3 Comments

  1. This is so profound. We are truly God’s through creation and redemption. Jesus Christ‘s coming/death/resurrection has bridged the gap between earth and Heaven.
    Had the law been abolished there’d be no need for Christ to die. Furthermore, if the law was no longer relevant Jesus would not have gone in the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up forth to read – Luke 4:16. Additionally, if the law was done away with there would be no conflict – Great Controversy.
    When Christ came, God gave all that was possible to save man.
    I thank the author of this article for enlightening, and encouraging me to remain steadfast. May he also be encouraged as well. May his life really prove that God is faithful.
    The article reminds me of a song:
    “The Coming King is at the door, who once the cross for sinners bore, and now the righteous ones alone, He comes to gather home.
    At the door, at the door
    Yes, even at door
    He’s coming, He’s coming
    He’s even at the door.”

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    1. I appreciate your input. His coming is more apparent now more than ever. I know we grew up hearing His coming is soon, but i have to assume that earlier sayings were from a place of enthusiastic hope because some of the markers had not come to pass as yet. There is still one major prophecy that we await, even though it has been announced already and scheduled for 2024, Obadiah 1

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