When some people think of God’s justice, they envision a stern or even angry judge wielding a gavel or causing bad things to happen to people as a form of punishment.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Yes, God is the God of love AND justice. When we see bad things happen, it is not from the Lord. It is Satan causing it, but people often blame God.
What is God’s justice?
Let’s take another look at what the Bible actually says about God’s justice:
“He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord,” Psalm 33:5 NKJV.
That paints a very different picture than the image the world portrays of an angry God judging us.
The message of God’s justice has been around since the beginning of time.
Justice is a legal system, process and procedure that upholds the law of the spirit.
- It keeps the powers of the enemy from overtaking us.
- It restores that which was stolen from us.
- It is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible.
The scales of God’s justice
Think of the justice system as scales. When the enemy over-attacks you, it causes the Lord to lay upon you more gifting, anointing, favor and repayment to balance things out.
Old Testament justice was often difficult and harsh because it was before Jesus died on the cross.
After Jesus took the penalty for sin upon the cross, it opened grace and justice for us. We can now approach the throne of grace boldly.
Repayment for injustices
God’s justice system and His Word demand that we get repayment for our losses and injustices, but it is not automatic — we must file a claim.
“And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before … Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning,” Job 42:10, 12a NKJV.
Do not take revenge
It’s really important not to take matters into your own hands and try to get justice through a spirit of revenge.
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord,” Romans 12:19 NIV.
God’s justice and repayment system depend on you acting according to the Word of God and in His timing.
Justice and the Courts of Heaven
The keys for enforcing God’s justice for your situation have been hidden in the Bible but are now being revealed.
During this time of extreme injustices and difficulties in the world, the LORD is revealing more details about the legal system of Heaven.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you,” Matthew 7:7 NIV.
The starting place is to believe that God is for you and wants to repay you.
You’ll need to file a claim by praying and asking the Lord for repayment. It is not automatic. Sometimes you will need to take steps, e.g. ask, seek and knock (Matthew 7:7).
Whether you realize it or not, you are already interacting with the Courts of Heaven when you pray.
But we can pray more effectively once we understand some of these basic principles of God’s justice.
You deserve justice from the LORD because the attacks of the enemy are so great.
~ Doug Addison
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Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade. He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.