Judging Others Hurts YOU (Church, Jan 28)

At Church, a man talked about having turned down a good business opportunity because he’d judged the people involved. This reminded Jesse of a caller on his radio show who had judged Donald Trump for his past, not realizing he too had sin in his past, and did not want to be judged for it. Many people relate in that they judge and don’t realize it — they think they’re being smart. Intellectuals who are puffed up on their knowledge look down on and obsess over people like Donald Trump and Jesse Lee Peterson who aren’t like them. It’s a battle of good versus evil — evil is subject to good, because evil hates good. People asked about what to do when you catch yourself judging, and what it means to judge with righteous judgment.

Jesse answered a number of questions from the audience and people watching online. A man mentioned his children were getting upset that his ex-wife was bringing different guys home. Jesse recommended he let her know, but he’s given up warning her about how her wrongdoing affects the children. Another man online said his brother is was an alcoholic addict with a wife, child and stepchild — he relapsed and got a DUI last night. You can only help people who truly are ready to receive help. God doesn’t help you until you’re ready for his help. So many don’t want help, or only pretend to want help — for example, even churchgoing people do not pray everyday with the Silent Prayer Jesse recommends. Jesse talked about a man who called his show, Daniel from Chicago, who was ready for the truth and accepted it, that he was angry all the time for no reason, and needed to forgive his father and mother. (Watch the video here.)

Jesse had people read from Matthew 5:11-12, in which Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” When you’re not in the fallen state, God gives you a space within yourself — of protection from the attacks from wicked people.

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