JUDGEMENT 

 

 Extracts and comments taken from Revelation Chps. 11 & 20. 

 

Chp. 11:18

And the Nations have been full of wrath, (b)now your wrath is come, and the time of the (c)dead to be judged, and to give the (d)recompense to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those that fear Thy name, small and great; and to (e)destroy those that destroy the Earth".  

(c) "Dead to be Judged"; does this statement refer to all the dead who have ever lived?  Almost certainly not.  The culmination described above relates to timing linked to Israel and the Nations (Gentiles).  The judgement is certainly that of the dead Jews (Ezk. 37), who have been resurrected (Dan. 12:2) & (Dan. 12:13), and probably the raising of "the just", (Luke 14:14), which probably includes Jew and Gentile, and would seem to accord with Rev. 20:4-6.  This resurrection is the one to hope for by people not of the Body of Christ, as the blessings in Millennial are great, and the second death "has no power over them", (Rev. 20:6).  

(d) "Recompense"; this word has the flavour of "reward", which is the word used by the Interlinear.  Recompense has also "compensation", in its meaning.  Those listed, the "prophets", "the saints", "those that fear (revere) Thy Name, small and great", covers many peoples and the categories are known in truth only by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

 

Chp. 20:11

(a)And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face (b)the Earth and the Heaven fled away;  and there was found no place for them. 

 

Chp. 20:12

(c)And I saw the dead, the great and small standing before the throne; and (d)the books were opened:  and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  

(a)  This is the "Great White Throne Judgement", which commences after the end of the Millennial reign and after the final demise of Satan.

(b)  See Chp. 21:1. 

(c)  All people that ever lived who were not in the first resurrection, or the Rapture of The Body of Christ, or of Overcomers.  

 

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