Justice – Key to Power in the Spirit

Ps 97:10-11 NKJV   You who love the LORD, hate evil!   He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.  11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Ps 119:128 NKJV   Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.

Ps 119:163-165 NKJV   I hate and abhor lying, but I love Your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous judgments.  165 Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.

Amos 5:15 NKJV   Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Rev 2:15-16 NKJV   Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate .  16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 

Ps 5:11-12 NKJV    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.   12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Ps 20:1 NKJV  The Assurance of God's Saving Work -To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. -  May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

Ps 59:1-2 NKJV              The Assured Judgment of the Wicked
To the Chief Musician. Set to "Do Not Destroy." A Michtam of David when Saul sent men, and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Defend me from those who rise up against me.  2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,and save me from bloodthirsty men.

Ps 82:2-5 NKJV   How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah  3 Defend the poor and fatherless;  Do justice to the afflicted and needy.  4 Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.  5 They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.

Isa 1:16-18 NKJV   "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.  Cease to do evil, 17  Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor;  Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. 18   "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.

Isa 58:3 NKJV  'Why have we fasted,' they say, 'and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?'  "In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers.  4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness.  You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high. 5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul?  Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes?  Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? 7  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.'
"If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

Isa 1:23-27   NKJV   Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.  24  Therefore the Lord says,  The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, "Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance on My enemies.  25 I will turn My hand against you, And thoroughly purge away your dross, And take away all your alloy.  26 I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning.  Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city."    27  Zion shall be redeemed with justice, And her penitents with righteousness.

Isa 31:5-9 NKJV   Like birds flying about, So will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; Passing over, He will preserve it."   6 Return to Him against whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold — sin, which your own hands have made for yourselves.  8 "Then Assyria shall fall by a sword not of man, And a sword not of mankind shall devour him.  But he shall flee from the sword, And his young men shall become forced labor. 9 He shall cross over to his stronghold for fear, And his princes shall be afraid of the banner, "  Says the LORD, Whose fire is in Zion And whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

Isa 37:35 NKJV  'For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"

Jer 5:28-31 NKJV   They have grown fat, they are sleek; Yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the fatherless; Yet they prosper, and the right of the needy they do not defend . 29  Shall I not punish them for these things?' says the LORD.'  Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?' 30 "An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so.  But what will you do in the end?

Zech 9:15-17 NKJV   The LORD of hosts will defend them; They shall devour and subdue with slingstones. They shall drink and roar as if with wine; They shall be filled with blood like basins, like the corners of the altar.  16 The LORD their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, Lifted like a banner over His land —  17 For how great is its goodness And how great its beauty! Grain shall make the young men thrive, And new wine the young women.

Zech 12:8-9 NKJV   In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them. 9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Ps 94:15-22 NKJV   But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it.  16  Who will rise up for me against the evildoers ? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?  17  Unless the LORD had been my help, My soul would soon have settled in silence. 18 If I say, "My foot slips,"  Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. 19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
20  Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You? 21  They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood. 22 But the LORD has been my defense, And my God the rock of my refuge.

Prov 24:19-20 NKJV  Do not fret because of evildoers , Nor be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no prospect for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Jer 20:13 NKJV   Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! For He has delivered the life of the poor from the hand of evildoers .

Jer 23:14 NKJV  Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem:
They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers ,
So that no one turns back from his wickedness.  All of them are like Sodom to Me,
And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

1 Peter 2:11-12  NKJV     Living Before the World
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers , they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 3:15-17 NKJV   But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers , those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.