Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.” (John 12:44-50)
All Men Will Be Judged By The Word
There is a great day of judgment coming. All nations will be gathered before the Creator. The dead, small and great, will stand before the Lord. From every age from Adam until the final day of earth’s existence, every person stands before a Holy God to be judged. There will never be an assembly like the gathering of all souls before the throne of the Lord God. Social status will not be a factor of judgment. Kings will stand next to peasants, and the rich will mingle with the poor. There will be no famous people exalting their accomplishments or despots forcing their will on the oppressed. No one will think of themselves better than another. All souls will be standing in the same place doing the same thing waiting for the judgment of the one who sits upon the throne. And then a voice will speak, and divine separation begins. Most will go to the left into a dark abyss of damnation while the few enter the portals of heavenly splendor. Judgment is completed. Hell is closed. Heaven abounds with the singing of the faithful. Eternity fills the void as time without end.
Believing in the day of judgment is not imperative to its reality. Most do not think there will be a day of reckoning. To them, life is lived here, and then everything is over. There is nothing beyond the grave. Sadly, in the reality of death, they awaken to the certainty of how vast eternity will be. Every soul will know the judgment of God is righteous. No one in the pit of Hell will believe they deserve eternity in heaven. They will know the verdict passed down was correct. Their doom in the eternal flames will come from a truth they learned too late. It is not so much the presence of God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit that convicts them. Every person standing before the judgment bar of a Holy God will know the word of God judged them.
Jesus came into the world to bring the light of God. He taught the multitudes the gospel of the Father, and while multitudes accepted His teaching, most did not. In less than three years, the world turned against Jesus and His preaching, and they killed Him. In the past two thousand years, the word of God has been challenged. Many have denied its truth. Other books were written casting doubt on the word of God. Churches with different dogmas arose leading men astray from the word of the Lord. Sadly, many souls follow a corrupted teaching of the word of God. Mormons follow the Book of Mormon. Moslems believe in the Koran. Denominations hold to their creed books. The Roman Catholic Church blindly follows the Pope and his word. Everybody has their own belief.
Judgment is coming, and the Book of Mormon will not be there. The Koran will not be there, and all the creed books of man-made churches will be burned up in the fire when the world comes to an end. The Pope will be before the Lord, but he will not be a Pope. He will be a man, and that is all. His words will mean nothing. Joseph Smith’s words and Muhammad’s words will mean nothing. The religious leaders and their human wisdom will mean nothing. Whatever Kent Heaton says and writes will mean nothing. What will be on the lips of every soul gathered is how they lived up to the word of God.
Jesus declares to the Pharisees to reject Him is to reject God. When a man rejects Jesus and will not receive His words, he has that which judges him – the word spoke by Jesus will judge him in the last day. Everything Jesus said came from the Father. The Bible contains the words of God in totality, and every word is pure. Refusing to obey the words of the Bible will bring the wrath of God. Judgment will come from one book, and that book is what is contained between Genesis and the Revelation. There is no other book with that power. No message can promise salvation as can the gospel of Jesus Christ. Eternal life is found in the words of God. You and I will stand before the judgment bar of God, and the book we have in our hands will be our judgment. If we do not listen to His word now, we will listen on the day of judgment. Do not let that day come without knowing the word of God. Your soul depends on it.