Understanding the different Judgments, Part 3

The time of the Judgment

But let us look at a seeming contradiction that the judgment of the world is not in the millennial age,
but is taking place now.
John 12:31Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of
this world be cast out
.”

Most authorities however have it, that this scripture should read,
“now is (a) judgment of this world”
(
See ‘The Emphasized Bible’ and/or the ‘Diaglott’); this will be shown to be correct view once we have the
proper understanding of this scripture.

Our Lord starts out by saying that “
Now” is (a) judgment of this world”, that is the Lord uses the
word “
now” in the sense of applying it to the whole time from his first advent to his second; as though
he had said, the time was “
now” to begin the work of salvation, or like what he said in John 12:23 when
he said “
The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.”

Thus we understand that the Lord was saying that ‘
Now”, these things would have there beginning,
one, “the judgment of the world” and, two, “the prince of this world would be cast out”.

As in a crisis of a disease, the patient may be entirely unaware of the change which takes place at
the
critical moment,
the turning point, yet it may be clearly discerned by the skilled physician, so with the
world's crisis.
The world has passed through two crises in its two representatives, Adam and
Jesus, though
unaware of both.

The first trial took place in Eden, father Adam being the one who was on trial;
now Jesus was on trial
and the fate of the whole world was in the balance
and depended upon his victory. As the crisis with
Adam was followed by the
krima, or sentence of death, so this crisis is followed by the krima, or
sentence, which came by the one man Christ Jesus, unto "
justification to life." (Rom 5:17-19)

From the moment of Jesus' death it was a settled thing that Satan, the prince of this world, should be
cast out. Satan's sentence, he is to be remove from his position of power over mankind and to be
bound for a thousand years” This judgment was sealed at Calvary, from the moment that Jesus said,
"
It is finished" (John 19:30), and died, the crisis was past. That was the great turning point.

From this correct view of this scripture we can see that
there has been (a) judgment of this world
and it was centered in the “
krisis”, through which our Lord endured, “…though he was a Son, yet he
learned obedience
by the things which he suffered.Heb 5:8…and being found in fashion as a
man, he humbled himself,
becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.”
Phil 2:8

The whole world was once more being judged though the actions of one man, as it had been with Adam,
but this time the results were different,

For as by one man’s disobedience all were made sinners, so also by one man’s obedience many
shall be made righteous.” Rom 5:19

As for Satan being cast out, the victory by Christ insures that this will be accomplished in accordance
with the Fathers plans, the time for the binding of Satan is fixed at the close of the Gospel age, prior to
the thousand year reign of Christ, (
See Rev 20:1-3) however the binding influence of the Lord is already
having its effect, for “
the true light” has come into the world, and it is the nature of light to dispel
darkness, ignorance and superstition wherever it may be found. (
John 1:5, 9)

We will now examine some more scriptures, which show
a differentiation between the judgment of
the world and that of the Church, and as to when they take place
.

In
Acts 17:31 it was stated that "…God… hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the
world in righteousness by
that man whom he hath ordained

Who is “that man” whom the LORD has appointed to judge the world?

Let us allow the scriptures to answer this question

In
Acts the 10th Chapter verse 42 we read that the same man that God anointed in verse 38 (Jesus of
Nazareth) was also “
ordained by God to be Judge of the living and of the dead.”

For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the SonJohn 5:22

In this scripture the Greek for “judgeth” is “Krino” to distinguish, decide, try, whereas the word
judgment” is the Greek “Krisis” a decision for or against, thus we understand from this scripture that
the Father will not make any decision on any ones individual case, but has committed that decision to His
son, at the appointed time.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many;
but as of one,
And to thy seed, which is Christ.” Gal 3:16

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Gal 3:29

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Rom 12:5

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” 1 Cor 12:27

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being
many, are one body:
so also is (the) Christ (“the Anointed”).1 Cor 12:12

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you,
are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1 Cor 6:2

The following scriptures show that the faithful over comers of the Gospel Age, the Church, will sit with
their Lord in judgment of the world.

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the
regeneration
when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon
twelve thrones
, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.Matt 19:28

But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels (the saints) with him, then
shall he sit on the throne of his glory
Matt 25:31

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Col 3:4

He that overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and
sat down with my Father in his throne
.” Rev 3:21

A trial can in no case proceed until the judge is on the bench and the court is in session at the
appointed time
.

…Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands (myriads) of his “holy ones” (in the Greek,
hagios”,"Saints")…Jude 14

(The number “Ten” represents completion, thus the Church complete.)

to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness
Jude 15

So now we have it direct from the scriptures that, “that man whom he hath ordained” to judge the
world is to be
the Christ, head and body.

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power,
but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall
reign (to rule, judge) with him a thousand
years.”  
Rev 20:6

Now using the God given ability, of which the Lord has given us, (the ability to reason), logic dictates the
necessity
that the Church must have their trial, “krisis”, prior to that of the world, for who is he who
is fit to judge his brother accept he who has already pass his own test
.

For in that He Himself has suffered, being tested, He is able to aid those who are tried.” Heb 2:
18

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who
was in all points
tried as we are, yet without sin.” Heb 4:15

As Christ was touched with a feeling of the infirmities with which we have to contend, so we also must be
touched with the feeling of the world's Infirmities. Thus is shown that the character of “
that man”, the
Judge, is a sufficient guarantee that the judgment will be just and merciful, and with due consideration for
the infirmities of all.

he (the Christ, Head and body) shall judge the world in righteousness, he (the Christ, Head
and body) shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.”
Psa 9:8


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