Sorting beans and the Investigative Judgment
I opened a 1-pound bag of pinto beans and poured them out onto the kitchen tabletop. Through the bag all I could see was hope of 1-pound of good beans!
Spreading them out though, I was able to see what I had been unaware of before. I found anomalies - little rocks and other old and undesirable beans hid among the good ones.
The anomalies of rocks and undesirable things were eagerly separated out from the good beans and thrown away - blotted out from what had been in the bag. The good beans were now 'cleansed' and prepared for cooking.
My heart is like the unopened bag of pinto beans – it looks good through the package, but mixed in with the good beans are the anomalies that defile.
Since the Day of Atonement began, the Holy Spirit has opened my 'bag of beans' (heart and mind) and has been sorting for anomalies that destroy. I have been unaware that these things even existed within me.
The Holy Spirit investigates and judges between the 'beans and the anomalies'; then brings to my 'sight' the things that have been hidden there. I never knew what was buried deep inside my heart and subconscious! I an eager to be rid of these sins and confess them and they are blotted out. My sanctuary is being cleansed.
The bag of beans needed to be investigated for things that didn't belong in it. To accomplish this I had open it to distinguish between good beans and the little rocks and other old and undesirable beans hid among the good ones.
This is my simple understanding of the Investigative Judgment. - Dan Peters