The Truth About The Judgment
Has there ever been a word to stir up more anger, fear and accusation? Has there ever been a word so shrouded in a cloak of chaos and condemnation? The World’s concept of Judgment Day is a smoking cinder of ruin, death, and despair, but it does not remember to mention resurrection, eternal life, and the restoration. The Father’s central motive in judgment has always been to rescue and redeem.
The Father’s central motive in judgment has always been to rescue and redeem.
The World hears “judgment” and immediately assumes “condemnation.” Many have heard from afar of the wrath of an angry God, but they are confused as to the object of His wrath. They have been crucified beneath the weighty finger of accusation and branded with the searing iron as irredeemable sinners, but they have not seen the Son of Man step in to carry all the blame.
We have had our incurable diseases flaunted in our faces like a mirror at an ugly scar. The accuser holds our ugliness up to the looking glass and shouts, “See? See? This is who you really are! You are worthless and wretched! You are unworthy scum fit for nothing but eternal fire!”
Does this sound like the voice of a loving Father? And yet, how many millions believe this to be the “righteous” and “holy” attitude God?
What is Heaven’s Perspective?
Deep in a dungeon of absolute dark, a multitude lay teeming in unending chaos, confusion, and pain. Listen! Can you hear the mixed voices of hilarity and horror? Can you hear the laughter mingled with tears of sorrow and pain?
Thousands of footsteps stumble and stagger in search of safety. Thousands more stagnate in the miry floor, tripping, kicking, stomping and cursing. Some sit and wait in hope for the darkness to end. Some hope the darkness will never end. Some huddle together for comfort in a reign of chaos. Some cherish the darkness as a shroud to plunder, murder and ruin.
There is nothing so easy as to hide in this blind wasteland. There is nothing so easy as to stumble and perish by the wayside. Deception is undetectable. Perversion is imperceptible. All the soul can see is itself, and its desires either thrive or starve with the absence of light.
Look! Suddenly, a light pierces from afar. What is this blinding doorway in the dark? A man in radiant white appears upon the threshold. His eyes gleam like fire. His limbs glow burnished bronze.
The multitudes hush with wonder. The myriads murmur in awe. Who is this with awe and splendor who arises like the dawn? In silence, He surveys the pallid wastes. With compassion, He perceives the naked squalor of masses. Suddenly, with outstretched arms He shouts with a mighty voice,
“All who are weak and weary, come, and I will give you rest. All who desire peace and a clear conscience, come, and I will deliver you from death. Everyone who longs to be clean! Everyone who is hurting! Come and I will wash you! Come and I will heal you!
All who are ashamed! All who suffer under pangs of regret! All who grow weary with the guilt of ungodliness! Come! Your forgiveness is free, and your slate is clean! All who live in fear of death! All who desire to live joyous and free! Come! I will give you unfailing love and everlasting life! Come! Step out of the darkness and into the light!”
Immediately the masses swarm. Multitudes gather around the light of life, but those who relish their deeds of darkness scatter in confusion and fear.
This is the judgment of God. Come all who would live forever into the light of the risen Son of God. Come all who desire love, peace and joy. Come all who need forgiveness, freedom and new life.
As for those who will not come, their condemnation comes from their own desire to remain in darkness. Our loving Father’s deepest desire is to have every single one of His lost children come home, but the choice is our own.
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.