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 Philippians 2:14-16

This is also one of my wife's favorite verses.


" Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. "

John 13:36-38 ( posted 12-14-14 )

Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

 

 

Let's continue.

 

Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

 

Jesus was obviously referring to going through with His dying on the cross.

This was not the time for Peter or any of His disciples.

Peter was later in his life crucified because of his faith in Jesus.

History records that Peter requested that he be crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the way Jesus was crucified.

 

 

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

 

If you remember in my earlier study we learned that there was a time all Jesus' disciples were willing to die with Jesus when they thought He was going to be stoned to death.

 

Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. “  John 11:16

 

Jesus' disciples really loved Him.

Notice it was Thomas, who later did not believe Jesus had risen from the dead, who said this to the other disciples, being willing to die right along with Jesus.

Interesting.

 

 

What Jesus told Peter in the verse of our study, came true.

 

Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. “  Matthew 26:69-75

 

Peter never renounced his faith in Jesus...he was just trying to save his neck at the moment.

Peter repented of his denial of Jesus.

Matthew said;

And he went out, and wept bitterly. “

 

Always remember that God will always forgive a broken and repentant heart...anyone who admits to wrongdoing.

 

 

This finishes chapter 13 of the book of John.

 

I now want to talk to you on a personal level.

 

I have recently been going through a very rough time.

 

This past June 25th, my Mom died.

 

On October 26th, my wife died.

 

I feel like this is the end of me now.

This was my wife's and my ministry together.

Now that she is gone, I'm wondering if the Lord is through with using us.

 

When she got cancer and could not post daily Bible verses she asked me to continue doing so.

I do.

 

However, it is difficult for me to get motivated to do my Bible studies.

I feel like since she is gone, this is gone.

 

Like Paul had to tell Timothy;

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. “  2 Timothy 1:6

 

so I likewise must stir up the gift that is within me.

 

It is right now, difficult for me to do.

 

I miss my wife incredibly much.

I ask the Lord everyday to either bring her back to me or take me to be with Him and her.

I've always wanted to meet Jesus in person anyway.

This now may be my chance.

 

Time will tell.

 

I would appreciate your prayers.

 

Always keep your faith in Jesus as literally being the only way to Heaven, just as He claimed.

Keep yourself more focused on Heaven and keep your conversation in Heaven and constantly do things to lay up treasures for yourselves in Heaven...not here on earth, just as Jesus said.

As Jesus clearly said;

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. “   Matthew 6:19-21

 

May the Lord Jesus bless you all.

 

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse Jude 1:21

" Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. "

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