He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48)
Did You Know? The Lord Returns to Do the Work of Judgment With Words in the Last Days
Many people know that the Lord will do the work of judgment when He returns in the last days. But do you know how the Lord does the judgment work in the last days? Let’s look for the answer in God’s words.
God says, “He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).
“In the last days, Christ uses a variety of truths to teach man, to expose the substance of man, and to dissect the words and deeds of man. These words comprise various truths, such as man’s duty, how man should obey God, how man should be loyal to God, how man ought to live out normal humanity, as well as the wisdom and the disposition of God, and so on. These words are all directed at the substance of man and his corrupt disposition. In particular, the words that expose how man spurns God are spoken in regard to how man is an embodiment of Satan, and an enemy force against God. In undertaking His work of judgment, God does not simply make clear the nature of man with a few words; He exposes, deals with, and prunes over the long term. These methods of exposure, dealing, and pruning cannot be substituted with ordinary words, but with the truth of which man is utterly bereft. Only methods such as these can be called judgment; only through judgment of this kind can man be subdued and thoroughly convinced into submission to God, and moreover gain true knowledge of God. What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his own rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that are incomprehensible to him. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt essence and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the essence of this work is actually the work of opening up the truth, the way, and the life of God to all those who have faith in Him. This work is the work of judgment done by God.”
We can understand from God’s words that in the last days, the Lord Jesus returns to express words and do the work of judgment and purification. God’s words are like a double-edged sword, exposing our God-resisting satanic natures and corrupt dispositions, such as arrogance, selfishness and deceitfulness. Through the judgment of God’s words, we can see clearly the truth of our own profound corruption by Satan. We then cannot help but fall down before God and begin to loathe our sins. We become willing to repent to God and practice according to God’s words, and gradually, we produce hearts that fear, obey and love God, and live out a genuine human likeness. These are the results achieved by experiencing the judgment work of God’s words in the last days.
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