#48 - Shoftim (Judges) - Who's the Judge in Your Life?

Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9
Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12
Matthew 5;38-42; 18:15-20
Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53
1 Corinthians 5:9-13
1 Timothy 5:17-32
Hebrews 10:28-31

Judges, H8199ש ׁ פ ט shaphat: to judge, govern, vindicate, punish, to DISCERN.

Who's the Judge in your Life?

There is a Need for Spiritual Discernment

Man is designed to be a spiritual being. He will worship something, even if it's a false god. The truth has been diluted and compromised by many, and we live among many who are confused. There is an urgent need for spiritual discernment in our day.

Luke 6:37 “And do not judge, and you shall not be judged at all. Condemn not, and you
shall not be condemned at all. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven."

Lack of DISCERNMENT is the 2nd largest area that is hurting the MATURITY of the BODY‼

1 John 4:1 Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim,

1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world.

1 John 4:4 You are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.


Three men from the house of Cornelius, knocked on Peter’s door,

Act 10:21-22 So Kefa went down and said to the men, "You were looking for me? Here I am. What brings you here? They answered, "Cornelius. He's a Roman army officer, an upright man and a God-fearer, a man highly regarded by the whole Jewish nation; and he was told by a holy angel to have you come to his house and listen to what you have to say."

Acts 10:28 (Regarding the Vision) But God has shown me not to call any person common or unclean;

1 Corinthians 12:7 And to EACH ONE is given the manifestation of the Spirit for profiting,

1 Corinthians 12:8 for to one is given …and to another discerning* of spirits,

Using KJC, Greek to Hebrew, the Hebrew root word is miphla, מפלשׂ H4657, meaning ; To Balance‼

Proverbs 20:23 … and a false balance is not good.

Simple?? Deuteronomy 18:21 You may be wondering, 'How are we to know if a word has not been spoken by ADONAI?'

Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaks in the name of ADONAI, and the prediction does not come true -that is, the word is not fulfilled -then ADONAI did not speak that word. The prophet who said it spoke presumptuously; you have nothing to fear from him.

For Instance; Good can sometimes not be Good For You or Your Family.

Humanism and humanitarianism are “GOOD BUT they are still ways of trying to come to Yahweh without Yeshua.

Good or Common vs. Kadosh

MY PRIESTS …Ezekiel 44:23-24 “And they are to teach My people the difference between the set-apart, (HOLY-KADOSH) and (Everything Else) the profane,(CHOL-COMMON) and make them know what is unclean and clean. “And they are to stand as judges, (Shoftim) in a dispute, and judge (Discernment) it according to My right-rulings. And they are to guard My Torot and My laws in all My appointed festivals, and set apart My Sabbaths.

Be Warned‼ 2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 The KINGS

The WORLD AND ALL IT’S SYSTEMS will reject Yahweh’s standards of Judges and just like the nations that they are occupying they want a King. I Sam 8 & 9 Saul 1st Flesh King, See 8:5

Deuteronomy 17:8-13 You are the Judges IN YOUR LIFE‼

We must discern HOLY from Common, Ezekiel 44:23-24

The Criteria The Seven Ways of protection (IN HIM)

  1. He must be a brother, from the Tribes, Maybe Judah?

  2. He must not be from the world, a worldly leader, 1 John 2:16

  3. He must not acquire lots of horses- this is the Warrior King, always wanting MORE of Egypt and the world. Be at peace in HIM!

  4. Don’t go back to the World. Is 31:1 or Egypt , Don’t go back!

  5. Do not have many wives. How many does Yeshua have?

  6. Don’t accumulate lots of gold & silver.It will get ya! (No Debt).

  7. The King must write the Torah. (A Sofer) HIS Torah. Read it

Yeshua is the Only King to write the Torah before he was born.

Do you know any kings that have re-written the Torah, their way?

The Torah of Man is called lies, traditions and religion. (Jeremiah 16:19)

Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Messianic, New Age, they all wrote their own Torahs.

To write: H3789 כּתב ka’thab: to write, record, enroll, inscribe or engrave it on your heart.

To read: H7121 קרא qa’ra': to call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim, cry, utter a loud sound (in your ear)

Did Solomon??

Yeshua is the Only King who has fulfilled the criterion; He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords; YHVH-Yeshua.

Discernment in Scripture is the skill that enables us to differentiate.

It is the ability to see issues clearly.

We desperately need to cultivate this spiritual skill that will enable us to know right from wrong,

We must be prepared to distinguish light from darkness, truth from error, best from better, righteousness from unrighteousness, purity from defilement, principles from pragmatics and Philosophy from God’s truth.

For God’s Word tells us that when we know the truth, the truth will set us free. That alone is found in Yeshua Ha Mashiach...


There are many voices vying for our attention these days.

1000 voices attacking our kids.

Have you been training and teaching your family “DISCERNMENT”??

Everyone believes something and many seek to influence us with their modern theology.

More than ever, we need spiritual discernment.

KNOW AND BE SETTLED in the TRUTH of God’s Word.

We must know what we believe and why.

When we know truth we will not be lead astray with error.


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