Jesus and His Victory: The Great White Throne Judgment

Series: Jesus and His Victory

October 03, 2021 | Dr. Wes George

Passage: Revelation 20:11-15

1A. We see the background leading to the final judgment

The Tribulation Period 4:1-19:21

The Second Coming of Christ 19:11-21

The Millennial Reign of Christ 20:1-10

The Great White Throne Judgment 20:11-15

2A.  We see the certainty of the final judgment

It is logical.

It is biblical.  2 Peter 3:7; John 5:29

It is equitable.  

3A.   We see the reality of the final judgment. 11-15

The Lord sits on the great white throne. 11

11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.

He has ultimate authority over the accused.  

No jury, no defense attorney, and no appeals. John 5:22,27

He has unequaled awe in all creation.  

From whose presence earth and heaven fled away

He has the undivided attention of the accused.  

No place was found for them

The dead without Christ stand before the great white throne for judgment.

12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.

The judged are called the dead.  12a, 13a

The kind of people were great and small.

The character of the people is described in 21:8.

The judge considers the contents of the books.

There is a book of works.

There is the book of life. 

Moses Exodus 32:32 David Psalm 69:27 Isaiah Isaiah 4:3

Daniel Daniel 12:1 Jesus Luke 10:20 Paul Philippians 4:3

Hebrews 12:23

The books’ content result in condemnation. 

12. . .the dead were judged 

13. . .they were judged

Death and dead unbelievers are thrown into the lake of fire.

14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

1B.  Death and Hades cast into the lake of fire.

2B.  Those whose names are not in the book of life are cast into the lake of fire.

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