3 Kinds of Judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ

1. Conditional or Reversible judgment

2. Irreversible or Irrevocable judgment

3. Last or Final judgment

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1. Conditional or Reversible judgment

While we are still living, existent, alive in this world, we can either receive or reject Jesus in our lives. Jesus made or created (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 44:24; Hebrews 1:8-10; John 1:3, 10; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 2.10; Revelation 4:11; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Isaiah 54:5; Ephesians 5.23; Revelation 19:9; 21:2, 9) all things. When He originally made or created them all, all creatures or createdkinds were made very good (Genesis 1:31).

Mankind or humankind, epitomized-exemplified-typified by the 1st couple- Adam and Eve consists of spirit, soul and body (I Thessalonians 5:23). When Adam and Eve fell into sin, before the Good Lord Jesus Christ, His original design-program-agenda-plan-scheme for them to be deathless (i.e., spirit, soul and body) were then stopped and discouraged/frustrated by the Trinity (i.e., the Triune or Tri- Person GodkindGenesis 3:22).

From then on, they were considered-regarded-judged spiritually dead by the Lord Jesus Christ, quarantined/isolated from His presence. They would have to be forgiven from their sins through genuine remorse or repentance on their part, before Christ, to be reconciled to God or the Godkind. They would have to work for their food in the sweat of their faces. Their bodies would have to die and turn to dust, come a certain time (Genesis 3:19).

Yes, Jesus forgave them from their sins afterwards, yet both Adam and Eve were driven out from the garden of Eden. By one man Adam (i.e., because of Eve), sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12; 3:10, 23; Isaiah 64:6). Since we all came from one blood (i.e., that of Adam’s- Acts 17:24-26), all human beings are inherently/naturally sinful and/or sinners because we are all by-products of sinful blood or consanguinity (i.e., blood relationship), derived from our ancestor Adam. Thus, even the Psalmist David confesses his sinfulness, even while still a fertilized egg, or an implanted one (i.e., in the uterusPsalm 51:5).

In other words, we are all Christ-dependent. There is no human being who doesn’t need Christ in his or her life (II Corinthians 10:5; Colossians 2:10; Matthew 10:37; John 15:4-5, 7). Hence, we all have to receive Jesus in our lives, for our inherent or natural sinfulness to be forgiven by Him, and the right of sonship or daughterhood to Him may take effect in us (I John 3:2), since we have believed in His name (John 1:12). Moreover, if anyone be in Jesus, he or she is a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are become new (II Corinthians 5:17).

Yes, the wages-remuneration-payment-fee of our sins is death (i.e., both spiritual & in the long run- physical), but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23; John 3:16, 15). In essence, the one who continues to believe in Jesus has Everlasting or Eternal Life, and the one who does not continue to believe in Jesus will not/cannot avail or secure Life Eternal or Everlasting, but the wrath of God will continue to abide in him or her (John 3:36). Jesus Himself judged that the one who continues to believe on Him is not condemned, but the one who does not continue to believe on Him is condemned already, because that one has not believed in the name of Jesus (John 3:18).

Therefore, there can only be no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who are no longer carnal but spiritual (Romans 8:1; I Corinthians 2:14-15). While we are still world-dwellers or citizens of the world, possessing living bodies, Jesus could either accept or reject us, depending on our attitude-behavior-character-disposition towards Him, judging us worthy or unworthy, to obtain Salvation and/or redemption through Him. In these respects, He can still judge us conditionally or reversibly.

When a person becomes all for Jesus (Philippians 1:21; Romans 14:8; Isaiah 54:17; Philippians 3:9, 14; I Corinthians 1:2; Romans 10:13; II Corinthians 10:5; Galatians 2:20; II Timothy 1:12), for as long as he or she stays that way while biologically or physically alive, Christ judges him or her faithful to Him, and will bring the same to Paradise or the 3rd Heaven (II Corinthians 12:1-4), when that one dies. Consider the thief at the cross crucified beside Jesus. He called upon Jesus, saying, “Lord, remember me, when You come into Your kingdom (Luke 23:42).”

His call was a call of total dependence on Jesus (Romans 10:13), not a call of mockery-ridicule-scorn or sarcasm (Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:21), captivating/persuading the other thief crucified, and all the people around gathered in the place (i.e., Golgotha or Calvary), to the obedience of Christ (II Corinthians 10:5; Luke 23:35-42). In response, Jesus said, “Verily, I say unto you, today you will be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43).” The said thief could have been a crook-felon-robber-criminal most of his life, but because he acknowledged his total dependence on Jesus, when he was about to die, Jesus have assured him entry into Paradise that very day.

Sinner turned to saint, all because of faith in Jesus (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 5:1), at the point of death. Also take note of the Philippian jailer in Acts chapter 16, who was also held in charge to keep Paul and Silas as prisoners, because of preaching Jesus. Earlier prior to their imprisonment, the people at Philippi had Paul and Silas beaten, and laid with many stripes. Come midnight inside the prison, Paul and Silas prayed to Jesus, and sang songs of praise to the Same. The other prisoners heard them well, and suddenly, an earthquake occurred, opening the prison doors, and the feet chains and fetters-shackles-manacles-handcuffs of all those in prison were loosed-unfastened-freed-untied and removed.

When the jailer got awakened, and saw all prison doors opened, he supposed that the prisoners were escaped. In Roman law those days, when a prisoner escapes, from the hand of a jailer, the escape would cost the jailer his life. His superiors would have to execute or kill him. Thus, he took his sword and was about to kill himself, but Paul and Silas restrained him, giving him the assurance, that he need not do that, since everyone remained in their prisons. So, he approached Paul and Silas and asked them what must he do to be saved, to which the 2 responded, saying, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved and your house (Acts 16:30-31).”

That morning, Paul and Silas preached the Lord Jesus to the Philippian jailer and his entire household, having baptized them all, and were made to believe in Jesus. Can one’s Salvation and/or Redemption be forfeited/lost still, after having obtained or possessed it? Yes! Yes!! Yes (Matthew 8:11-12; I Corinthians 10:12)!!! In the Bible, Salvation is a Person, as much as Redeemer is a Person. The Good Lord Jesus Christ is the Personification of Salvation in the entire Holy Scriptures (Exodus 15:2; Job 13:16; Psalm 27:1; 35:3b; 38:22; 62:1-2, 5-6; 118:14, 21; Isaiah 12:2; 33:2; 62:11; Matthew 1:21 Luke 19:1-10; Acts 4:9-12).

There’s no other Salvation or Savior within the Trinity, except Christ Jesus. In the same manner, there’s no other Redeemer within the Bible & within the Trinity, except the Lord Jesus Christ. In effect, if you are already Trinitarian (i.e., Tri-Person Godkind) all for Christ Jesus, you can still lose-forfeit-dispossess such commitment, if at any point in your terrestrial or earthly life, you will reject the Good Lord Jesus Christ.

You may have been saved by Jesus before, by accepting Him in your life (John 3:6, 3; 1:12-13; II Corinthians 5:17, 21) and/or have been redeemed by His precious blood (Hebrews 9:22; I Peter 1:18-19), but His saving grace and redemption would no longer take effect in you, if you get to die in your sins. Reversible still or conditional is the Lord Jesus’ judgment upon us (i.e., whether saved or unsaved), for as long as we live or are alive…

2. Irreversible or Irrevocable judgment

When a person dies, Christ’s irreversible judgment takes into play or takes place (Hebrews 9:27). The body or physical constitution gets to be abandoned by the soul and spirit, and is either buried-entombed-placed in a graveyard or cremated, later to be reduced to dust. The person’s/individual’s soul and spirit, on the other hand, jointly/together goes to either 3rd Heaven/Paradise or Hell. If you have lived a life of obedience (II Corinthians 10:5), adherence-fixation-commitment (Galatians 2:20; I Timothy 6:12; II Timothy 1:12), loving service (Matthew 4:10; Colossians 3:23-24, 17) and/or total dependence upon Jesus (Romans 10:13) while physically alive, you will enjoy the presence of Jesus, entering the 3rd Heaven or Paradise, when you physically die.

On the other hand, if you instead get to die in your sins, Hell is sure and certain for your spirit and soul, where the worms die not, and the fire is not quenched (Mark 9:43-48). There is no such thing as purgatory (i.e., a place where souls of dead people go and suffer, until they are pure enough to enter Paradise or the 3rd Heaven). There is no middle ground between Paradise and Hell.

If you have died a sinner, you’ll go to Hell. If you have died a saint (I Corinthians 1:2; Romans 10:13; Philippians 1:21; Romans 14:8; Galatians 2:20; II Timothy 1:12; I Timothy 6:12; Isaiah 54:17; Philippians 3:9), you’ll go to the 3rd Heaven or Paradise, to be with Jesus for all eternity. These are irrevocable judgments of the Lord Jesus, and no amount/quantity and quality of prayers can avail before Jesus, for those who are already in 3rd Heaven/Paradise or in Hell…

3. Last or Final judgment

This is the great white throne judgment of the “Good” Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22), where all people who have lived and died, and those raptured (II Corinthians 5:10; Romans 14:10c, 12), as well as all fallen angels (i.e., demons), will be summoned or called-forth by the same Lord to appear and stand before His presence, as He sits to judge them in His great white throne.

Of course, we are sure and certain that it is Christ Jesus, the Lord and Master of all (Philippians 2:9-11; Isaiah 45:22-23; Acts 10:36; Romans 14:9), who is seated on the great white throne to judge us (John 5:22). He is being described in Revelation 20:11 as the Person/Personage from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, so that there was found no place for them. This account is very much consistent (i.e., in harmony), analogous or similar to the passages being conveyed/imparted in Hebrews 1:10-12, giving more emphasis on verse 12. Starting your reading with Hebrews 1:8, you won’t miss the fact that it is God the Son Himself, who is being referred to by God the Father, as the One who will fold the heavens and the earth, like a vesture, in order to change them or substitute them with new ones.

The fleeing away of the heaven and the earth is  just synonymous to its folding like a vesture, to be replaced with new ones, and only Christ Jesus will bring this about or make it to happen (Isaiah 66:22; II Peter 3:13). The great white throne judgment of Jesus will take place in the presently existing 3rd Heaven or Paradise. All who have died in Christ (i.e., as Christians or SaintsI Corinthians 1:2; Romans 10:13; Philippians 1:21; Romans 14:8; Galatians 2:20; I Timothy 6:12; II Timothy 1:12; II Corinthians 10:5; Isaiah 54:17; Philippians 3:9, 14; Matthew 4:10; Colossians 3:23-24, 17; Mark 12:30-31; Matthew 10:37) will have their dead bodies or decomposed bodies revived or made alive by Christ, as they get to be indwelt by their individual souls and spirits, to be met or raptured by Jesus in mid-air, to ever be with Him, and will appear before His presence, come the said white throne judgment.

In the same manner, those living for Jesus (i.e., truly all for Christ Jesus) and are still alive, will be raptured simultaneously/synchronously by Jesus (I Thessalonians 4:16-17), also to appear and give account of their deeds, before the presence of Jesus, come the day of His white throne judgment. All who have died opposed to Jesus (i.e., not truly trinitarian all for Jesus) will have their dead or decomposed bodies reconstituted with their individual souls and spirits, and will be summoned-called-forth-commanded by Jesus to appear and stand before Him, while He sits on His great white throne, to execute His Last and Final judgment upon them.

All demons in Hell will stand as well before the presence of Jesus, including Satan, to be judged according to their deeds. In this Last and Final judgment of Jesus, while sitting in His great white throne, books of account will be opened, to evaluate the deeds/works of every humankind, and probably every fallen angelkind (i.e., demon) as well, whether they have done good or evil. Also another Book will be opened, which is the Lamb’s Book of Life. Everyone that won’t be found written in Jesus’ Book of Life, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone which is the second death. For sure, all those who died opposed to Christ, and all demons too, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8).

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Summary:

3 Kinds of Judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ:

1. Conditional or Reversible judgment– physically alive; saved or unsaved;

2. Irreversible or Irrevocable judgment– physically dead; 3rd Heaven/Paradise or Hell; w/ Jesus or w/ Satan;

3. Last or Final judgment– (-) Lake of Fire= died in Christ and/or raptured; (+) name on the Lamb’s Book of Life; (+) Lake of Fire= died opposed to Christ and those who are demons; (-) name on the Lamb’s Book of Life;

 

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