July 21, 2019
"Did Jesus Just Happen" (The Life of Christ)
Continuing with the "Great White Throne Judgment" and the Curses which are being dealt with.
Two Curses remain: the Curse upon the Earth, and the Curse upon Satan. There must also be execution of the curse upon sinners who spurn God's provision of Salvation. In the book of Revelation Chapter 20, we find God dealing with those curses that remain. Revelation 20:11, "And I saw a Great White Throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them." Chronologically, the Apostle is taking us to an event that will take place after the Millennial Age is completed. When the Lord Jesus comes to this earth to reign, before the Millennial Age according to Matthew 25:31, "He will sit upon the throne of His glory." The significant thing about the throne that we see here in Revelation 20, is that it is a Great White Throne. Throughout the Scripture, White is the symbolic representation of Holiness, of Purity, of the Sinless character or quality of the essence of God. John is reminding us that Jesus will be manifested in His sinless life, His righteousness, in His Holiness, as the Eternal Son of God so that He may judge in righteousness and holiness all who shall stand before Him.
Next week, we will discuss where this event will take place along with future events concerning and surrounding this particular Judgment.
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor