The Great Injustice of this Age

December 19, 2008

I find that my own perspective of justice has been radically influenced by a compassion for mankind rather than a Spirit birthed jealousy for God’s glory and expression of His name. I will often times declare a thing to be unjust or in need of change simply because of the discomfort and suffering it causes a person or people group. The thought many times reveals itself in this manner, “it is not right for them to be starving to death because it is not right for the innocent to suffer” or “it is unjust for millions of babies to be murdered in their mothers wombs because they deserve an opportunity to live life.” This mindset, while noble and appearing to be pure, is humanism. My own desire for justice is often times birthed in humanism and sustained by humanism. You will meet many Christians who go into careers as doctors, and police officers and firemen and counselors and even to the mission field because they “just want to help people that are in need.” This is no different however than the atheist who chooses the same profession for the same reason; the motive of humanism. And why are we so moved and driven by our compassion for mankind? Is there a hidden desire inside of us that hopes that if we were in the same pit of despair that we too would be valued enough for a compassionate being to trouble himself with demanding justice on our behalf? Is it the inner Moral Nature that moves us to act on behalf of our fellow man? Is it a deep desire in us to set ourselves up as gods and control pain and suffering inflicted upon mankind?

This motive and urgency of humanism is brought into our ministries, and it seems to us that it has the right to reside there. We begin to approach even salvation from this perspective which causes us to believe that there is some inherent worth in mankind (apart from that which God has birthed and humbled Himself to “need” and desire) that would and could and naturally should motivate the Almighty God to bridge the gap between our depravity and His holiness and reconcile mankind to Himself. This is far from being true. Suddenly the gospel and the power of the gospel becomes the remedy to fix the problems of man and our extension of the love of Christ (through ministering to the poor, orphans and widows) is motivated by our desire to tame mankind’s sorrows and bridle its natural destruction. Our ministries then have very little or no distinction between those ‘ministries’ of the secular world and even less power because the end to which we are working is an end that will not sustain permanent change and transformation though it momentarily changes the temporal circumstance. Much of the church, whether she is aware of it or not, is imprisoned in this man-driven mindset to make heaven here on earth through temporal means and humanistic philosophies in hopes perhaps that she can do ‘what God is unable to do’ and put an end to pain and suffering now. This is tragic indeed. She has missed something that is crucial to the Christian faith; the necessity for pain and suffering and the profit it has in bringing men to Christ, and in forming Christ in men.

As a side note I would like to address the misfortune that because of our false perspective of justice, which lends a hand in leading us to a false perspective of pain, much of the Church now has, rather solidified, false perspectives of salvation, self denial, intimacy and communion with God, and the manner in which we are to approach evangelism. We have, however subconsciously, catered mostly to man and his ‘frame’ (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) in our teaching of these subjects rather than staying loyal to the clear perspective revealed throughout Scripture and testified of in other nations besides America where the Church is rapidly growing with little or no ‘false conversions’ even in the midst of great tribulation and suffering while continuing to preach a pure and powerful gospel.

I have begun to realize and encounter recently, as I have sat before the Lord and begun to come into the knowledge of God, that the greatest injustice is not the fact that we have slaughtered 50 million babies in America, and not the fact that there are thousands and thousands of sex slaves all across the nations, and not the fact that millions of people are starving to death and live below the poverty line. I have discovered that the greatest injustice this age has ever known is the fact that Jesus, who is the only one worthy to open the scroll in Revelation 5, the Lamb that was slain, is not receiving the full reward of His sufferings! The greatest injustice this age has ever seen is the fact that Love is not loved by those Love loves! The greatest injustice this age has ever known is the fact that the Bride of Christ, the very bride that He burns with unspeakable passion for and possesses untold affections towards does not love her Bridegroom in the manner that He is worthy of and necessarily due! This is the Great Injustice of this Age! The Lamb is worthy to receive the reward of His sufferings, and He is not!

It is necessary that we move out of our humanism driven intercession and labors for pure justice and begin to draw into a place of longing for justice for a different reason. That reason is simply because it is what our High Priest and Bridegroom longs for. We do not primarily ask for justice because of injustice. We do not primarily ask for righteousness because of unrighteousness. We primarily labor for these things because when they come, He comes and a people that are in love with Jesus cannot live without Him near. We primarily labor for these things because it is burning in His heart that these things be established, and a lovesick Bride will partner with the burdens and aches and long to move syncopated and parallel with the burdens and aches of her Bridegroom. It moves from intercession birthed out of and sustained by humanism to intercession birthed out of and sustained by lovesickness, which is birthed out of and sustained by the knowledge of God! It is a great injustice in itself that the Bride is more driven by man centered motives than God centered motives. In giving ourselves to having this reality of lovesick birthed intercession formed in us we are beginning to tame that Great Injustice discussed above and also beginning to chip away at these other injustices far more effectively and powerfully.

There will be much more on this later but I just wanted to present some ideas that the Lord was setting before me today in the prayer room. Please feel free to ask any questions if I did not fully elaborate on something or explain it with effectiveness.

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4 Responses to “The Great Injustice of this Age”

  1. Marie Says:

    Such a feast of Truth you have set before us! And, oh the pain of knowing so many of my own deeds are born out of humanistic thinking. Thank you for exposing the supposed “good” we have come to believe is of God.

    “May the Lamb of God receive the reward of His suffering!” And may our hearts be so lovesick for Him that we do enter in to the knowledge of God, thereby, radiating His own Son and bringing Him the glory He is due.

    Plow up the fallow ground of my heart, oh God!

    Many Blessings, Wes!

  2. Pa Says:

    Truths I have heard before but only borrowed and failed to buy. Thanks for the word! “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22

  3. aslade Says:

    This is a powerful truth, that is very well written and very well expressed.

    Thanks for reminding of us what is in fact the greatest injustic in our age. And may it not just be another concept, but may it be reality in us, in would change our perspectives.

    Great post Wesley Huth.

  4. aslade Says:

    This is a powerful truth, that is very well written and very well expressed.

    Thanks for reminding of us what is in fact the greatest injustic in our age. And may it not just be another concept, but may it be reality in us, and that it would change our perspectives.

    Great post Wesley Huth.


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