Purpose of this Session
Following the judgement of satan Himself comes the judgement of mankind. John witnesses Christ upon the great white throne. The Books are opened in the courts of heaven, and each and every man and woman, the dead and the living, are judged according to the things therein. Each thought and deed is recorded, and all are judged according to their own works.
All who have not accepted Christ’s work of salvation, and His invitation to the marriage supper, will have only their own works to justify them – and even the very best works proceeding from an unredeemed heart are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).
There will indeed be weeping and gnashing of teeth as multitudes realise their own stubbornness and foolishness.
Following this defining and final judgement, time as we know it comes to an end, and those who have chosen Christ will step across the dividing line of time and eternity, never to die again.
The universe will forever be free of sin – its very presence will be eradicated, and a glorious and unimaginably beautiful future will open before us.
Just as our story began with a perfect creation, so it ends with a New Creation – old things have passed away, behold all things are made new. We witnessed the loss of the Tree of Life at the outset, but now we see it freely available to all. What began in a garden now concludes in the City of our God.
And how does this all take place? How can it be?
By “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rev 22:21).