Sunday 9/29/13 Pastor Michael sermon The Ultimate Supreme Court=The Final Judgment Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15
In the USA we have three branches of government and all people are to receive the due process of law. There is the executive branch, legislative branch and judicial branch. The Judicial branch has the highest level of justice--the constitution. Everyone is supposed to receive due process of justice. The highest level of court is the Supreme Court with nine judges. They look at the constitution when making their judgment. The Supreme Court hears the court cases that have come up thru the lower courts to be judged and/or appealed. Mankind is limited and cannot give an un-biased judgment. We think we are not prejudiced but we all have some bias. Many people who spent most of their life in jail are now being released because they appealed and were found innocent.
God is a judge that makes no mistakes! People will not get away with stuff. Even though it may seem to us that they are getting away with it, God sees it all and they will get their deserved justice. In chapter 20, Jesus is there with us, the Church, to do the judging of the people in the Supreme Court of God. We watch the people who were talking about us being Christians. We will be on the other side of the bench in the courtroom with Jesus. We can say to them, how you like me now? We donít need to worry about what people say about us today, down here because they will be in court on judgment day. We will be with Jesus and they wonít! The folk who call us crazy for following Jesus will be judged in the Supreme Court of God and we will be there to watch it all.
The White Throne Judgment is for people that are going to Hell. Hell has different levels of punishment and this is what is being decided for them. Thank God that He is watching it all and seeing it all in His Divine Court System. The types of people in court are the unjust folk. These are folk that refused Jesus and get judged according to their deeds and works. These people didnít accept God and just did their own thing. All the things that they have done are recorded in three books.
**The Book of Life: When a person is first born, their name is put in this book. But if they are NOT born again, their name gets blotted out! Erased!
** The Book of Labor/Deeds: They will be judged for their deeds and have to answer for everything Ö..EVERYTHING they did! They are going to Hell and just donít know yet what level of Hell they are going to.
** The Lambís Book of Life: All of us Christians are in this book. As we stand watching in court, we can say to all that we are in the Lambís book of life. Thank you Lord!!
All the others are going into the Lake of Fire: The devil, sinners and demons are going to Hell including Hades itself. Hell is Hot!! Tell your family and friends to get with Jesus before it is too late!