Be Established Over the Earth!"
By Stephanie Claiborne
"It pleases God more when we demonstrate godliness
and justice than when we merely offer Him a sacrifice. Arrogance, superiority, and pride are the fruits of wickedness and the true definition of sin." (Proverbs 21:3-4 TPT)
In January of 2019, I painted
a picture of the scales of justice covering the earth. At the time that I painted this picture, I believed that it was for my friend's daughter who is now an attorney, but it was to establish what God was doing in her.
I was reminded of this painting and the Lord said to me, "His Justice will be established through and over the earth." I then inquired of the Lord to bring revelation as to what this meant and then He gave me the following:
"Justice levels the field (for our children, our marriages, our communities, our nations)." (Painting by Stephanie Claiborne with photo provided by Stephanie Claiborne)
Jesus and the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13)
In this passage, the centurion knows to come to Jesus as he has heard that Jesus walks in miracles, signs and wonders. The justice comes to this man by Jesus sending the word to heal the servant of the centurion. There
is justice in healing. Even if you don't know what this looks like, the Lord is saying to lean into Him for the justice to level the field.
If your children need to come back to the Lord, justice is being
administered. If your marriage needs to be restored, trust Jesus for HIS justice to be administered. If there are things in your community that disparage your neighbor, agree for His justice to be set forth. There are many things that are being leveled by
the justice of Heaven. Let us see what He is saying and lean into it.
"So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, 'Because I asked the LORD for
him.'" (1 Samuel 1:20)
The Lord is saying that He is establishing what He has told you. Your dreams and desires that He has placed in your heart will bring JUSTICE upon the earth. When we look at Hannah
and the difficulty that she had in bringing forth a child who would be a gift for Israel, we see that she endured ridicule, tears, etc. There are dreams and desires inside of each of us that are meant to come to pass. Each of our dreams and desires will bring
about a reformation in our spheres of influence, our communities, and even our nation.
Joy and Justice Are Intertwined
"When justice is served, the
lovers of God celebrate and rejoice, but the wicked begin to panic." (Proverbs 21:15 TPT)
Before and during Pentecost, we learned about the wheat and the tares, and there were stories on how to tell the
difference between them. This is one of them, as the Lord is setting apart His children to know the difference between good and evil. We, as a people, have grown up alongside things that are not of God, but during this time of unmasking and revealing, we are
seeing what is of Him and what is not.
Now we have the opportunity to turn away from the things that are unholy. We have been given this time to look with clear vision (20/20) at what is before us so that
we can lean into what He is doing and saying. For this is about our Jesus. This is about bringing honor and glory to His name.
Righteousness and Justice Are the Foundations of His Throne
"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; love and faithfulness go before You." (Psalm 89:14)
The Lord is saying that as His throne has been established in the heavens, so
shall it be in the earth! The foundations of His throne are righteousness and justice, and love and faithfulness will go before Him. This means all of the times that we have prepared a place for Him though prayer and fasting, demonstrating His love in the
earth, being faithful with what He has given us, we have made a place for Him to be enthroned. HE WILL BE ENTHRONED UPON OUR PRAISE TO HIM (Psalm 22:3). A HOLY SHIFT IS HAPPENING!
Justice May Not Look
Like You Think It Should
When Jesus was crucified on the Cross, justice was released. This did not look like what people (the Jews) expected. The people of His time were looking for the oppressor to be
dealt with so that they, the people, could live in peace. BUT JESUS brought a higher way! He brought righteousness, peace, joy, and LOVE.''
This was the path of the Father in order that we, as His creation,
may participate in the heavenly blueprint! The Bride understands this (although we may feel that justice should look a certain way) and we are able to step into destiny's plan! This not only produces fruit for our families, communities, and nations, but it
produces fruit in our hearts. We are then transformed into the ones that shine forth His glory into all of creation.
God is doing a NEW thing! Can you perceive it? Can you partner with Him today for the
NEW? Can you let go of offense and let His JUSTICE be established? Just think of what Jesus did for us! It was the higher way. Let us listen and take heed of what He is saying and doing!
By Stephanie Claiborne
Heart of Gold Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321