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Impact of Justice on the Gospel

Posted Jun 08, 2019 by Adrian Ebens in Everlasting Gospel
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Impact of Justice on the Gospel

Justice [H6664] and judgment [H4941] are the habitation [H4349 fixture] of thy throne: [Source]

mercy [H2617] and truth [H517]            shall go [project] before thy face. Psalm 89:14   [Channel]

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I am the truth. John 14:6

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;               Father - Law
love                  and faithfulness go before you. Psa 89:14 (NIV)         Son – mercy seat

Col 1:13 translated us into the kingdom of His Agape Son
Rev 1:5 Jesu Christ the faithful witness

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne.
Unfailing love  and truth   walk before You as attendants. Psa 89:14 NLT


Psa 72:2-4  He shall judge thy people with righteousness, [H6664] and thy poor with judgment. [H4941] (3)  The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.  (4)  He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces [H1792 make contrite, crumble] the oppressor.

Job 19:2  How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces [H1792] with words? 

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised [H1792] for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 

Isa 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; [H1792] he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 

Isa 57:15  For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.[H1792 Niphal]

Lam 3:31-34  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  (32)  But though he cause grief, [ministration of death] yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.  (33)  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.  (34)  To crush [H1792] under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

Exo 34:6,7  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. 


Ever Merciful

Psa 119:172  My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. [H6664 Justice]

Exo 37:6,7  And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.  And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; 

Psa 99:1  The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. 

Psa 37:26  He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. 

For his   merciful kindness   is great toward us:
and the truth of the LORD   endureth for ever.
Praise ye the LORD. Psa 117:2 

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever. [H5769 olam] Psa 136:1 

To him that by wisdom made the heavens:
for his mercy endureth for ever.  (Psa 136:5)

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters:
for his mercy endureth for ever.  (Psa 136:6)

To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:  (Psa 136:7)

The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:  (Psa 136:8)

The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.  (Psa 136:9)

To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn:
for his mercy endureth for ever: Psa 136:10 

Isa 43:3  For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 

God paid the price that the kidnapper demanded. That is what a ransom is. He allowed Egypt to have their choice and suffered through the plagues with them in order for Israel to go free.

In the opening of the great controversy, Satan had declared that the law of God could not be obeyed, that justice was inconsistent with mercy, and that, should the law be broken, it would be impossible for the sinner to be pardoned. Every sin must meet its punishment, urged Satan; and if God should remit [forgive, show mercy to] the punishment of sin, He would not be a God of truth and justice. Desire of Ages p. 761.4

That which Satan had instilled into the minds of the angels--a word here and a word there--opened the way for a long list of suppositions. In his artful way he drew expressions of doubt from them. Then, when he was interviewed, he accused those whom he had educated. He laid all the disaffection on the ones he had led. As one in holy office, he manifested an overbearing desire for justice, but it was a counterfeit of justice, which was entirely contrary to God's love and compassion and mercy.  {Review and Herald, September 7, 1897 par. 4}

The condemning power of Satan would lead him to institute a theory of justice inconsistent with mercy. He claims to be officiating as the voice and power of God, claims that his decisions are justice, are pure and without fault. Thus he takes his position on the judgment seat [throne] and declares that his counsels are infallible. Here his merciless justice comes in, a counterfeit of justice, abhorrent to God. Christ Triumphant p. 11.4


Justice expressed as Mercy (God)
Subject of freedom

Justice expressed as punishment
and death (Satan) Subject to fear/bondage


Spiritual. Rom 7:14. Expression of love and life. It is a reflection of the character of God. Prov 13:14, Rom 13:8

Legal. Rom 2:1-3 Warning of impending doom for any that would transgress. Rom 7:10


Misapprehension of the character of God, a refusal to believe the truth about God and the consequent results. Hides the face of God. Isa 59:1,2

Code violation that must be punished. Eze 18:4


Having the heart turned back to God through a knowledge of the truth about God.  2 Cor 5:19

Punishing the transgressor or a substitute ransom that the price might be met. Heb 9:22


Contrite heart. Ps 51:17; 34:18; Obedience Ps 40:6; Jer 7:22; 1 Sam 15:22 Praise Heb 13:15

A sacrificial payment.  Gen 3:12; Gen 22:10; 1 Kings 8:63


One who knows and understands us, took our nature and revealed the Father completely to us. Heb 4:15; John 14:9. Sinner pleads for Spirit/character of God as merciful. God freely gives His Spirit in mercy

The highest value sacrifice for sin that can then plead those merits to offended God. Nature like Adam before the fall.

The Sabbath

A gift of God’s Spirit/character and this brings rest

A sign of allegiance to God – no true rest. Fear of God’s punishment of death prevents true love. 1 John 4:19

The 1844 Judgment and final atonement

Reveal the character of God as merciful – mercy and truth go before your face Ps 89:14 – making final atonement for the people by turning their hearts to be one with Him. The goodness of this revelation turns people to repentance Rom 2:4

Meaningless – atonement completed at the cross. No character perfection required. God will just change the character for believing in the sacrifice offered.  Conversely – constant fear you will fail and be punished.

Cleansing of the Sanctuary and sealing

By beholding the mercy and love of God we are humbled, repentant, changed and then character sealed perfectly before Second Coming 2 Cor 3:18; Rev 7:1; 14:1

God supernaturally changes the character at Second Coming. No character perfection takes place before Second Coming – or live in dread and fear of death.