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The Last Great Court Trial
This morning if you have your Bible I want you to turn to Revelation chapter 20. I want to continue with these messages today and I want to speak on "The Last Great Court Trial." Revelation 20:11 is one of the most awesome scenes in the Bible. One of the greatest human dramas that we witness is the drama of the courtroom. All kinds of famous court cases are given in the media. Many television shows revolve around the courtroom. We are familiar with the scene of the courtroom. Well, this is God's courtroom and God's last great court trial.
I. THE JUDGE
As you look at this great scene this morning you can picture in your mind a courtroom scene. The first thing we notice about this scene is the judge at this trial. Prominent in every trial is the judge's bench and the judge who sits in the place of authority who presides over the trial. The judge at this trial is like no other judge. He is first of all an omnipotent judge. The Bible says, from His face, heaven and earth fled away but there was found no place for them. In other words, this is going to be a judgment at which men do not want to stand. They are going to try to avoid this judgment, hide from this judgment, flee from this judgment, but because of the power of the judge, He has power to bring them into the courtroom, power to bring them into judgment. The great subpoena will go out and the dead, small and great, will be brought to stand in resurrection body before God.
But not only is He an omnipotent judge, He is also an omniscient judge, that is, He knows all things. And so this judgment will be a judgment that is fair and righteous, based upon the perfect knowledge of a Holy God. This judge is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The Bible says that the Father hath committed all judgment unto the Son. In Acts 17:30 the Bible says "that God hath appointed a day in which He will judge the ...
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