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

This Week's Sermon: Prophecy continued ( 6-9-15 )

I was talking to someone recently who did not know Israel would be a nation forever.

 

Most people think Israel will again be destroyed as it was back in 70A.D by the Romans.

 

While the Romans killed many Jews, many Jews were left scattered everywhere, and even though still God's chosen people, they were not a nation until they once again became a nation back in 1948, which was done in fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

 

The person I was talking to was surprised when I told him Israel will forever be a nation.

 

We must remember that Daniel's 70th week could only start after Israel once again became a nation...which it is now.

 

The antichrist is the one who will start Daniel's 70th week when he brings the Jews and the Arabs together to sign a 7 year peace treaty.

 

This 7 year peace treaty is what is referred to as the 7 year tribulation period...and Daniel's 70th week.

 

Since 1948, when Israel once again became a nation, the prophetic formation of the 10 horns of Daniel leading to the rise of the antichrist out of one of the 10 horns, being Syria, can happen anytime.

 

The 10 horns of Daniel will be ten nations that will form within the boundaries of the Old Roman Empire to be a present day world power, being the foundation of the rise of the antichrist who will come out of Syria, who then will take over not only his own country Syria but 3 other nations of the 10, being Greece, Turkey and Egypt, and then the other 6 nations will automatically submit to the antichrist.

Then, he will be in control of this newly formed world power, a revision of the Old Roman Empire consisting of 10 nations.

 

Sometime between today and the antichrist taking control of all 10 nations and bringing the Jews and the Arabs together to sign the 7 year peace treaty, the Rapture will have already happened.

 

Praise the Lord!

 

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse 2 Samuel 22:1-4

" And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. "

Today's Bible Verse Deuteronomy 32:4

" He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. "