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Summary: To show that justice and righteousness goes together to judge the wicked and protect the righteous.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Who are you really serving?

GOD. Acts 5:29

Acts 5:29

Then Peter and the apostles replied, We must obey God rather than men.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that justice and righteousness goes together to judge the wicked and protect the righteous.

IV. TEXT:

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for all the revelations You've given to me that justice, righteousness will always go together and without the other it will all be chaos and perversion. Only You Oh, GOD ALMIGHTY, ministers justice to your people in righteousness.

2 Samuel 8:15

So David reigned over all Israel, and executed justice and righteousness for all his people.

Psalms 9:8

And He will judge the world in righteousness (rightness and equity); He will minister justice to the peoples in uprightness.

VI. TITLE:

Why justice is perverted in the Philippines?

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Uncertain probably Habakkuk

B. Date written: Uncertain probably (609 B.C.-597 B.C.)—Thompson Chain - Topics

C. Purpose: To remind the prophet himself and his listeners that the God of Israel is the true God, the one in control of everything and every event. He can be trusted, even in the face of the mysterious circumstances of life, which often appear to contradict his sovereign control.

D. To Whom Written: Judah, and God's people of all times who may be asking the "difficult" questions of life.

E. Main Theme: The mysteries of providence.

F. Key Word: Faith (Habakkuk 2:4).

—Thompson Chain - Topics

Habakkuk 2:4

Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him, but the [rigidly] just and the [uncompromisingly] righteous man shall live by his faith and in his faithfulness.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. The law is slackened/sluggish. Righteousness and justice never go forth

"Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth,"

Law or "torah torah" in Hebrew meaning:

1. precept or statute

2. Decalogue or Pentateuch - law

Law symbolizes any country law and in this case, it's the Philippine law we're talking about.

Judgement or "mishpat" in Hebrew meaning:

1. verdict or sentence

2. sentence or formal decree

3. divine law

4. order, ordinance, right, sentence, judgement

Divine Law always brings judgement. The innocent are freed and the guilty are punished.

The innocent are clear of great transgression. Therefore innocent are not to be punished.

Psalms 19:13

Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression.

Proverbs 6:29

So he who cohabits with his neighbor’s wife [will be tortured with evil consequences and just retribution]; he who touches her shall not be innocent or go unpunished.

But if you make it opposite, you are guilty of bringing judgement to the innocent and protecting the guilty.

Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

In the Philippines, that's just what is happening. Perverted justice. Justice for the rich only and no justice or "just tiis" (just endure) for the poor. Only the rich can afford to buy justice.

This is not new thing that happened in the Philippines, unfortunately, it also happened during the time of King Solomon. Hence Solomon said, "I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking like slaves on the earth."

Ecclesiastes 10:7

I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking like slaves on the earth.

This is what you will get if righteous people are punished and not given the power to make laws while the wicked go free and doing what their heart desires.

In this coming 2016 Presidential election, things must change, let GOD rule with Divine Justice, Righteousness and His Loving Kindness. GOD must remove these wicked politicians seated on His (GOD) throne before the Philippines can really be established in righteosness not just "ningas cogon" (sugar coated).

Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

B. Hostility of the wicked surrounds the righteous, therefore justice is perverted

"for the [hostility of the] wicked surrounds the [uncompromisingly] righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted"

Vote buying and cheating still prevails here in the Philippines, whoever is rich, gets the position of a politician. They can buy their way, that's why when they are seated in governmental power, they used every trick in the book to get money all they want, to pay for their investments.

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