The Judgment

The Final Woe

Jesus said that He will judge the Nations as one who separates the sheep and the goats. The sheep will inherit the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world; and the goats, will be sent to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  (Matthew 25:31-46)

The Apostle John warned of three great woes for the people of the earth. The first was the release of Satan. The second was the Battle of Armageddon. The third and final woe is the judgment Day.

Daniel said, “everyone who is found written in the book, and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to everlasting shame and contempt” (Daniel 12:1- 2).

When the last trumpet sounds, every eye will see Him, and every tribe of the earth will mourn (Revelation 1:7), in expectation of the judgment that will come. 

In Revelation Chapter 20,  the dead appear before the throne of judgment. Seated on a great white throne, is One “from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them” (Revelation 20:11). No one was righteous before Him.

“And the 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” (Revelation 20:12).

“And the sea gave up the dead – and death and hades gave up the dead” (Revelation 20:13).

The sea represents salvation and hades represents the place of the unsaved.

“Death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:14).

“If anyone’s name was not written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

“the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:7).