Main reference: Rv 20:12
Who conducts the judgment with regards to sin and righteousness? In Matthew 19:27-30 Jesus answered Peter’s question by saying, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” In John 12:48 Jesus says, “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.” Also in John 16:8-11 Jesus says, “When he (the Counselor, the Spirit of Truth who comes in the name of Jesus) comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.” In Revelation 20:12-15, “The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books (words of the Bible).” Revelation 20:4 also states, “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.” Those seated on the thrones include God, of course, Jesus, and the disciples (12 tribe leaders).
Moses carried out judgment using the stone engraved with the law. Jesus, who overcame, also carried out judgment as the living stone (Mt 21:42-44, 1Pt 2:4). The one who overcomes in Revelation 2 receives the white stone from Jesus. This is also like receiving the authority to judge as well. As mentioned previously, a stone is the authority to judge, because judgment is carried out with God’s Word. The judges are the sealed twelve tribe leaders. Furthermore, the sealed 144,000 of the 12 tribes are the kingdom of priests. They are the judges. Therefore, anyone who is not sealed cannot become the tribe leader, a kingdom priest, or a judge.
The one who overcomes certainly becomes New Spiritual Israel because he overcomes with the word of testimony and the blood of Jesus. He creates the 12 tribes and is the judge, because he received the white stone from Jesus. Through the one who overcomes, the 12 disciples (12 tribe leaders) become the judge together with Jesus and his disciples who were martyred. Even in the world, the one who has mastered the Six Codes1 is appointed as the judge of the court. Then in God’s nation, don’t the people who mastered the Bible, the book of heaven’s laws, have the authority to judge? The reason is recorded in the words of Jesus (John 12:48) and in Revelation 20:12. The words that conduct judgment are the words of the book (Bible). If the judge did not master the Bible, does he have the right to judge? This is why the one who overcomes, the New Spiritual Israel, who received the white stone, raises those with skills to be the tribe leaders and entrusts them with the authority to judge.
We are the judges promised in the New Testament. I pray that we fulfill our entrusted duty. Let us become the highest truth of humanity, also the best and most virtuous kings. We are the judges of heaven. Let’s keep this in mind. Just like Jesus, let’s become the Word in flesh born of God’s seed and live forever with the Lord together. Father God, I believe that you will help us.