John 12:31 ( posted 11-26-13 )

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

 

 

Let's continue.

 

Now is the judgment of this world:

 

We will find that later in this chapter we are studying, Jesus clearly said;

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.John 12:47

 

At this moment Jesus inferred who will be the judge...referring to His Father;

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:48

Even though Jesus said;

Now in the verse of our study, keep in mind that a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day to the Lord;

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3:8

Nowcan be a very long time to us but to the Lord, almost immediate.

From the moment Jesus made this statement, in actuality the judgment of this world is at least ( though not limited to ) a two-fold process over a period of time consisting of more than 3007 years.

The signing of the 7 year peace treaty the “ antichrist “ brings the Jews and the Arabs to agreeing on in the future, commonly known among evangelicals as the 7 year tribulation period is referred to in the Holy Bible as the time of God's wrath. This is at least 2000 years from the time Jesus made this statement about this world's judgment being Now.

The next form of judgment is another 1000 years after this when God brings fire down from Heaven on the armies who once again gather around Jerusalem to destroy Jesus and the Jews...after satan is released from the abyss.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Revelation 20:7-9

 

The final judgment will be an undetermined length of time after this.

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.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15

 

Again, keep in mind this final judgment will be at least 3007 years from the moment Jesus made this statement in the verse of our study.

 

 

 

now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

 

The Greek word “ archon “ translated prince means ruler, chief, magistrate, a first in rank or power.

Jesus said clearly about satan;

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. “   John 14:30

 

Paul called satan the god of this world;

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. “ 2 Corinthians 4:4

 

Once again, the now Jesus referred to in the verse of our study;

now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

will not happen to satan for at least 3007 years from the moment Jesus said this.

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10

 

 

Satan as the “ god “ and “ prince “ of this present world still has the ability to deceive and to mislead.

However, because of the death of Jesus, for those of us who believe in Jesus, satan has no stronghold over us. His power has been broken.

Yes, He can deceive even those of us who believe in Jesus but he has no power over people who believe in Jesus.

 

I will continue with verse 32 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse Matthew 10:22

" And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.  "

This Week's Sermon ( 5-23-17 )

" I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.  "   Psalm 139:14-16


I understand in detail now what David meant when he said;

" for I am fearfully and wonderfully made "

I went to a dermatologist.

While I was waiting in his office, I was looking at the skin charts he has on his wall.

I was amazed at the multiple layers in human skin tissue.

I was also surprised to see how many layers within a strand of human hair.

I never knew how complex we are.

When the doctor came in I said - " God sure put a lot into making us, didn't He. "

His response was - " And that is not even the half of it. "


John said about Jesus;

" All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  "   John 1:3

When I look at insects that are so small I can hardly see them and realize how vast God is and still could make them that small with a brain, to be able to see, and with the ability to get around, I marvel at God.

When I look at the trees, bushes, plants, flowers and see all the intricate details within them, I marvel at God.

When I look at the mountains and the clouds and their design, I marvel at God.

When I look at the night sky and see the planets and stars and their positioning and design, I marvel at God.

I tell God, there are no words in my vocabulary to describe you Lord.

You are beyond amazing.

My friend, I do have cancer.

My wife died of cancer just shortly after my mother died.

Those of us who believe in Jesus will make it to Heaven.

Thank you for reading me all these years.

It is not like I'm going to die next week.

The doctor said this cancer will take time but there will be a lot of suffering before I die.

Always remember that Jesus, who is the Son of God and who is also God our creator said plainly;

" I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  "   John 14:6

Notice Jesus said;

I am the way, "

Jesus is not on a list of multiple choices of how to get to Heaven.

Jesus is not merely one of many ways to get to Heaven.

Jesus said He is quite literally the only way to Heaven.

Believing Jesus at His word is a choice we must make before we physically die.

After death is too late to make the choice. We must choose while we are still in this life.

The criminal just hours before he died on the cross next to Jesus made a wise choice in believing in Jesus.

According to Jesus, that criminal is forgiven and is in Heaven with Jesus.

 

" And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.  "   Luke 23:42-43

I'm anxious to meet you all in Heaven someday.

Hopefully, Jesus will return soon.

May the Lord Jesus bless you and keep you in His love and care.

By the way, Jesus still heals today just as He did 2,000 years ago.

Jesus is the same as He was when He walked this earth.

The writer of Hebrews said;

" Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  "   Hebrews 13:8

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse 1 John 2:28

" And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.  "

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