Study In James – Jas 5:4-6 Ye Have Condemned And Killed The Just

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Study in James – Jas 5:4-6 Ye Have Condemned and Killed The Just

Jas 5:4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Jas 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Jas 5:6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

The rich old man inside us takes credit for all things, for all that is good, and we even take credit for our evil. The field is the world according to Mat 13:38 “the field is the world”; the world in us. The labourers in our field/world are those through whom God speaks to sow the word of God – the seed. The word of God is brought to us through other messengers or laborers.

Mat 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Mat 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Inside each and every one of us is The Kingdom of God planted, tended, and then harvested by The doctrine of Christ. If we notice that in the beginning of these verses, they speak of “labourers” as plural, and then in verse 6 it speaks of “THE just” and “HE does not resist” in the singular. The laborers as plural are seen as the Sower singular. They both are One. The old man does not give credit to where credit is due when God begins to show us who we are and what we are. We take the credit for all that we see as good.

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The literal Pharisees did not see that the kingdom of God stood before them, for they were in the flesh. They did not have the doctrine of Christ, but all have the kingdom of God working in them. The kingdom of God walked among them for 33 1/2 years, yet they never recognized it because their eyes were blinded. They were looking outward for a kingdom that was literal and a kingdom that put them on the top of the pinnacle of the literal temple and glorify them. But what was worse than the literal Pharisees was that the kingdom of God walked among ME for 45 years, and I never saw it. It was the Pharisees He had told “the kingdom of God is within you”, as Paul said to the pagan Athenians that “in Him we live and move and have our being”.

Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

I never saw God IN ALL THINGS. I only saw Him in what I called good, not in what I called evil. But that’s the cross, our supposed good is CROSSED with the hanging wood where what we think is evil hangs. But there would be no cross without the other piece of wood, it would be just a piece of wood standing alone. The fact is, good comes from evil and EVIL COMES FROM WHAT WE CALL GOOD. It was good to the literal Pharisees that Christ was crucified, yet this evil was good in the eyes of God for all mankind to be saved from death.

Act 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

I saw good for forty-five years and called it evil, I saw the other person’s sin but not my own, and I still do it. I put Christ on the cross because I ‘murdered’ everyone who did not think the way I did. My supposed good was crossed with the evil of my religion, my thoughts that I was a god, knowing good from evil. The kingdom of God is in the sunrise, it’s in the sunset, it’s in the daylight, it’s in the birth of a child, the creation all together. Yet the kingdom of God is also in the darkness, in death, in earthquakes, in tornados, hurricanes, in misery, in pain, in the destruction of the creation. This is where we all miss it because the flesh wants only to see the kingdom in what we call good, the rich man. We are rich in our own treasures of what we call good. We cannot see the kingdom of God unless we are born again, recreated.

Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The seeing is inward, not outward. It’s not over there or over here. Man as flesh cannot know that he is walking among the kingdom of God unless his eyes are opened by God. He thinks that he is rich in knowledge and in need of nothing (Rev 3:17).

Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Mar 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

When Christ gave the parable of the sower, was not the enemy that sowed tares in the kingdom? Of course he was, for all belong to God and all consist by God, even the enemy.

Luk 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

The days of the Son of man are the kingdom of God. The days of the Son of God that we desire to SEE is the kingdom of God. Yet why don’t we see those days? Because we are looking outward for the good to which we can point and say “that’s a christian”, instead of inwardly where we have the hidden treasures.

Luk 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months (incidentally, this time period is the same time period that Christ preached the gospel, the same time period that the heavens were shut up, because no one understood the kingdom of God), when great famine was throughout all the land;
Luk 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
Luk 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

Both the widow and Naaman were SINNERS to the outward Jew, yet to them was the kingdom of God sent. Elias and Eliseus represent Christ speaking the gospel to the real Israel of God in spirit which the literal Jews saw as gentiles. It was the other way around, and they never knew it. Wasn’t Abram a gentile before He became Abraham?

Luk 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

“See here outwardly, Johnny’s doing good, he’s got a nice wife, beautiful kids, a white picket fenced house, God is really blessing him.”

“See there, Johnny’s doing badly, he lost his nice wife, his beautiful kids, his white picket fenced house. He’s not blessed by God.”

Luk 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

When does the lightening shine? In darkness, and the darker the darkness, the brighter the light, AND THAT’S WHEN THE DAYS OF THE SON OF GOD ARE SHOWN AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS ARRIVED. It’s in our darkest hour that God open up the clouds and the rain, and the word of God breaks forth. But before the rain comes, the lightning strikes.

This is inside us, not ‘out there’ in the world of “sinners” as we all like to believe when we are tied up in the doctrine of devils.

There Christ is, standing in front of them telling them that there will come days in which they will desire to see the Son of Man, “and ye will not see it”. But then He tells them that someone (they) will say to you that “He is here or there but go not after, nor follow. For he shall be as lightning that lightens one (the word part is not there) under heaven, shines unto the other under heaven, so shall also the Son of man be in His day.” This is “the day of the LORD” inwardly. He lightens one under heaven, who then takes to another and that one is enlightened under heaven. He is not over there in some doctrine of men, He is not here in some doctrine of men, He is not in the dead sea scrolls found in caves, He will lighten us in our darkest hours in the storms of life, when we are in darkened storms, when the lightning of God’s word enlightens our earth. It is inwardly that He will show himself, and it is in our darkest hours of night we will see Him.

Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Mat 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Mat 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Mat 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

The rich man of our fleshly old man, who loves for everyone to see our works in the day, that we can be praised, would not dare be seen eating with sinners, who got themselves in that predicament and should use their own free will to get out of it. The rich man sees the sin of the blind man as his sin or his mothers or his fathers, but not so that the “works of God should be made manifest in him”. Our physical sicknesses, our mental sicknesses, our sin are from God to humble us in our predestined hour of darkness, our blindness.

Luk 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

Again, inside us we crucify the LORD with our Pharisaical ways and religious doctrines. We love to hear that someone repented and is now better. The old man, as I said last week, will never repent. He will take the credit for his good works, “the hire of the labourers”. He sees himself as “cleaning himself up, for repenting from his evil ways”. This smug, pompus attitude, no matter how religously holy and humble that it may look, is stealing from God, killing “the just” and “he doth not resist”.

Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. (inside us )
Luk 17:27 They did eat (we do eat false doctrine), they drank (we do drink false doctrine ), they married wives (we marry false doctrines), they were given in marriage (we give others our false doctrine and they marry it), until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Until THE DAY, the last day, when Christ enters our ARK/Temple with light and opens up our heavens and the flood waters of the word drown everything that is seen as ‘us’, this is the doctrine of Christ revealing the kingdom of God. Those waters drown all the men that were on the face of our earth, that married the false doctrines which we were taught from others.

Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

We live within ourselves and in nothing but pleasure. Our earth’s face, what we portray to others, how we want them to see us, is manicured, cared for, never to give credit for what it is because it claims its own autonomy, its own free moral agency, separate and independently from God – so we think.

Luk 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days (the days represent the literal people before the flood and represent all that we are before our DAY of The LORD) of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; (these are the rich man that “have lived in pleasure”)
Luk 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Luk 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (in us first, but then literally some day)
Luk 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. (not desiring what you thought was yours, the riches of the the rich man)
Luk 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife (Babylon in us which thinks we are rich and in need of nothing).
Luk 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Luk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Luk 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luk 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

The eagles are us, the body is the dead life we leave behind. We can now look back at that life, like John, and learn the plan of God in our lives as the Body of Christ.

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