Last month, I finished the piece talking about the fullness of iniquity.  This month, I want to continue looking at the concept of fullness of iniquity.  Actually, I am going to focus more on the fullness aspect because as I ended last month, it may have seemed very heavy and all about judgment (mishpat).  I have an opinion as to why that is.  I believe that judgment, or mishpat in Hebrew, is a very misunderstood word.  Imagine this for a moment.  When I say the word “judgement”, what comes to mind?  Is it fire and brimstone?  Sodom and Gomorrah possibly?  Maybe a judge sentencing someone to prison?  Mishpat is translated into English as decision, judgment, dispute, case, claim, measure, and law.  In order for mishpat to be administered in an unbiased fashion, there must be some laws or instructions in place detailing how mishpat is administered.  In other words, mishpat is the quality of being free from favoritism, self-interest, bias, or deception, especially conforming to established standard or rules as in determining right and wrong on legal matters. Mishpat is all about justice and equality!  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the Almighty of the Universe because he is just and righteous.  There is no other elohim like our God.  This is what sets Him apart form the rest of the gods.

As the Psalmist declares in chapter 119:142,160, “Your justice is eternal, and your instructions are perfectly true. All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.”

Are His instructions, the Torah, perfectly true and eternal? This is how we not only understand how to live in His Kingdom but understand how He administers mishpat.  Is there punishment and reward in mishpat?  Most certainly there is.  It just depends on which side of the line you fall.  This is why it is so important to not only study the Older Testament but apply to our lives.

In other words, if I want to be a “law-abiding citizen” in God’s Kingdom, I need to obey what is written in the constitution.  That constitution is the Torah, ladies and gentlemen.  This is what the prophecies about the Torah going forth from Zion are all about.  When Y’shua returns and takes his proper place as King of the earth, He will use the Torah, the constitution, in order to administer righteous judgment.

How does fullness play into all of this?  In case you haven’t noticed it, there is a race going on between the Creator of the Universe and His adversary, and this race is for fullness.  The enemy is racing to completely fill the land and people with iniquity in order to bring forth destruction and chaos.  Our Creator is racing to prepare you and I to be instruments used in the great end time regathering and restoration.  This is why OUR ACTIONS, or the lack of, are so important.  We can either add to the iniquity or add to restoration.  If we aren’t walking out our call and purpose, then we unfortunately are adding to the iniquity right alongside the abortionists, rapists, murderers, etc.  I don’t have space to develop that part but please go watch the “Fullness Intro” video on our website or YouTube channel.  I touch on this a little more in detail.