Main reference: Jn 16:8-11
What is judgment and who is the promised judge? The judge is God. If God gives someone the authority to judge, then the person can judge with that authority he receives. People are judged according to what they did as recorded in the books (Revelation 20:12).
· Judge of the First and the Old Testament
God and heaven that is promised to come in the Old Testament came to Jesus who overcame the world (John 1:29-34). Jesus whom God’s spirit came upon came in the name of the Lord (John 5:43) and as light (life) (John 12:46, John 1:4). In the First Coming, God who came upon Jesus gave Jesus the authority to judge (John 5:22, 27). Therefore, Jesus was able to judge according to God’s will and what was written in the Word. However, the reason he did not judge in the First Coming was so that God’s promise, and the Scriptures can be fulfilled (Matthew 26:51-54). Also, when Peter tried to wield a sword at one in the crowd who came to arrest Jesus, Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword away. Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?’ (John 18:11).
This is about the judgment of God and Jesus who fulfilled the Old Testament.
· Judge of the Second Coming and the New Testament
When and to whom will Jesus, who fulfilled the Old Testament and has promised to return, come upon in spirit?
In the First Coming, God came upon Jesus who overcame the world (John 16:33). In the Second Coming, where was God, Jesus, and heaven promised to come to? Jesus and heaven that comes in the Second Coming will come upon the one who overcomes as it was in the First Coming (Revelation 3:12).
Jesus, who came upon the one who overcomes, gives authority to judge (white stone) as promised in Revelation 2 and 3 and becomes one with the one who overcomes (Revelation 2:17). One who overcomes, whom Jesus’ spirit was one with, comes in Jesus’ name (John 14:26, Revelation 19:10, 22:16) and gives the light of life. What the one who overcomes has seen and received is the entire event of Revelation, revealed Word, manna of truth, white stone, and the authority to judge (Revelation 2,3).
Judgment is based on the person’s action and is done according to the recorded Scriptures. As you saw in Revelation 12, the one that overcame did so by Jesus’ blood and the word of testimony and he judges. The Counselor, the Spirit of truth, who comes in the name of Jesus, comes to the one who overcomes and judges saying ‘It is sin not to believe in Jesus, it is righteousness not to see Jesus, the princes of this world will be condemned’ (John 16:8-11).
Just as the pastors of the world (people of the law) were judged at the time of the First Coming of Jesus (Matthew 11:12-13, Luke 16:16), in the Second Coming, the one who overcomes that receives the authority to judge judges the Spiritual Israel and the prophets (pastors) since the prophecies end. Those that do not believe this will also be judged. In the Bible there are two types of gods –the truth God and the false god (John 17:3, 8:41-44). As it is recorded, it is said that God and Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-4, 1 John 1:1-2).
The guardian cherub in Ezekiel 28 calls itself God (Ezekiel 28:2-9). In 2 Thessalonians 2:4, the destroyer said that he is God and in Genesis 3 the serpent tempts Eve that she will be like God if she eats from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. What is being shown above is the false god who teaches that lies are truth. The Jews told Jesus that their father is God but Jesus said to them ‘God is not your father, your father is the devil’ (John 8:41-44). Also, ‘knowing the true God and the one that he has sent, Jesus, is eternal life’ (John 17:3). God said that ‘Nobody knows the true God except the one who received the revelation from Jesus’ (Matthew 11:27). The reason is that because God is the revealed Word of the Bible (John 1:1), those that don’t know the revealed Word become those that don’t know God. The ‘God’ called out by those who testify to lies because they don’t know the truth is referring to their father, the devil. The true God and His son speak the truth, and those that speak lies are born from the father of lies.
The first judgment is the judgment regarding truth and lies. The second judgment is the judgment that sends one to heaven or hell (Matthew 23:33). The third judgment is the judgment that destroys (Revelation 6, 8, 9, 13, 17, 18).
The people say with their mouths that they are carrying out a faith walk but they don’t believe in the Word, curse, and persecute because they don’t know Jesus’ promise (prophecy) and the messenger whom he sends. The messenger that was sent has the authority to kill or to save.
The people love power and the world because they are arrogant and stubborn. Although the one who overcomes receives the persecution from them, he is one that has everything and has mastered heaven and earth. To bind the people he has chosen as his house, the devil prevents them from talking with those that have the Word. The reason being is that he is afraid that he and the house he has chosen will be revealed as false. Those that belong to the true God want to talk because they have confidence. This is how truth and false truth is revealed.
We, Shinchonji Church of Jesus Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, testify to the word of God and what he saw (the entire book of Revelation). God who is the owner of the Word of life, Jesus, and heaven is with us. Whoever believes this will receive salvation and become the people of heaven.