Justice versus Injustice
Justice; what is justice?
According to Webster dictionary, justice is considered fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, honesty, righteousness.
So, injustice is unfairness, underhandedness, foul play, being impartial, dishonest and even unrighteousness.
As I was meditating upon The LORD, asking Him for a word for the month of November, 2018, I heard the words “Disorder and lawlessness!”
I believe that God is going to bring about justice for those who have been mistreated unfairly in our nations!
You see Jesus said,
“The Kingdom of Heaven was like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.”
Remember, they agreed to these conditions.
“And, when he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.”
The difference here is that he said whatsoever is right and it was not a specific amount so each had a contract orally based upon the agreed upon amount.
“Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more…”
Not because it was agreed upon note you but because they assumed it was the right thing to do..
“And they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured…”
….. mumbled, griped, complained …..
“… against the goodman of the house, saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen,” Matthew 20:1-16 KJV.
As I was meditating, I believe that God is speaking to me regarding this parable and in particular, regarding the laborers of the vineyard, because many folks in our society have an evil eye and an evil heart, and instead of treating folks in our nations and in our society with equality and justice, we treat them with injustice but this was not the case with Jesus!
In fact, He was more than honest with the people whom He called and hired to work in His vineyard.
He told them upfront what they could expect, without any underhandedness or deception or manipulation whatsoever, but it was misunderstood, because the workers hired first assumed they should be paid more, because they had worked more hours and had been there the longest. But that is not always the case in many situations.
The LORD revealed to me that many folks want equality and justice, but they fail to realize that whatever they speak and agree to in life, is indeed what they will end up with!
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee,” Proverbs 23:7.
Come on somebody! It is what is reflected in the heart that God ultimately judges each and everyone of us by!
These men had an evil eye and an evil heart and they tried to say it was Jesus who had unfairly mistreated them.
But, Jesus never once encouraged them to accept the pay, He simply called them to work and it was up to them to either accept the conditions of his offer or to reject it!
But, like many of us, we are so desperate to have been called or received work, we accept the conditions without actually counting up the cost.
Then we try to cast the blame onto others, because of our own bad decision making, as the individuals Jesus hired first in his vineyard did.
You see, The workers in the first group were more than happy to work for the generous wage. But, as the day progressed and more workers were hired, the specific wage was not mentioned, but the landowner promised to pay “whatever is right.”
Apparently, the workers were sufficiently confident of the landowner’s character that they trusted him at his word.
Altogether, four groups of workers were hired. The last group just one hour before the end of the day.
This caused those with an evil eye and an evil heart to murmur and to complain at the boss who was doing the calling and hiring the people.
And, because those hired first were angry, their anger against the boss of the vineyard exploded when they saw they would all be paid the same, even though they got exactly what they had agreed upon when they were hired.
The landowner was forced to defend his actions to the first group, even though he had dealt them in perfect fairness according to the contract.
So many in our nations, communities and our churches are feeling angry, bitter and even resentful, because they feel as though they have been unfairly mistreated, as the first hires did in this parable.
But God wants the nations to know what did you agree to, and if you agreed to it, why are you murmuring as though you did not receive it?
Come on somebody! Our nation and our churches are both based upon many laws; especially of God, and many do not like the outcome of those laws when they don’t suit them, like the first hires in the vineyard.
Instead of you being a good sport, you are a sore looser, murmuring and complaining like a spoiled kids because you assumed it would turn out the way you thought it should be!
Whether God calls someone early or late in life to partake of His grace, the glory and praise for our salvation is His and His alone, and in no way amounts to any unfairness or injustices!
And, Just as the landowner has a right to do what he wishes with his own money, so does God have the right do what He wants with what is His or to have mercy on whom He will have mercy.
But Jesus answered one of them,
“and He said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen,” Matthew 20:13-16.
Get ready people, I believe that God is about to turn it around this November and justice will be finally served for all those who have been unfairly mistreated and those who have an evil eye and an evil heart filled with envy, covetousness, bitterness, resentment-fulness and have assumed that others have wronged them when in all actuality it is them that have wronged others and have assumed things should be one way when in all reality they have an agreement with both God and their fellowman that states differently.
People, God takes vows, contracts and laws seriously! (Your word is your bond).
He is a God of order and fairness!
If we have made a vow foolishly (Jephthah who promised God he could have the first thing that came out his house if he let him win the battle; not knowing it would be his daughter) and realized we cannot or should not keep it, we should confess it to God, knowing that He is “faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!