JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
By: Dodong Baguiz
Christians in the world totally believe that there is a “Judgment of the Living and the Dead”, and in their belief it is very soon to happen. However, there is a big ‘question’ that not one of those Christian religions has ever given a clear and precise answer.
All Christians are waiting for this very day, but they are still unsure of their preparation because they do not know the day and the time for this to happen. In Acts 10:42, this is written: “And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead.” It is very clear that there is “judgment of the living and the dead”, and if we shall look well into, they differ on how these acts will happen. The judgment of the living is different from the judgment of the dead, and these acts of God will not happen at the same time – the living will have its term of judgment first then after that followed by judgment of the dead.
In Revelation 15:1, it is written: “Then I saw in the sky another mysterious sight, great and amazing. There were seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last ones, because they are the final expression of God’s anger.” And in Revelation 16:1, it is said: “Then I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels: “Go and pour out the seven bowls of God’s anger on the earth!” It was expressed in here the last plagues of God that will completely finish and annihilate mankind in the whole world. These are the Seventh (7th) Plagues that were one by one concurrently happening in this world now.
It is so extremely frightening and dreadful of these “Seven Plagues” that will come about to deaths of Billions of people in the world that were told in Jeremiah 25:32-33; “The Lord Almighty says that disaster is coming on one nation after another, and a great storm is gathering at the far ends of the earth. On that day the bodies of those whom the Lord has killed will lie scattered from one end of the earth to the other. No one will mourn for them, and they will not be taken away and buried. They will lie on the ground like piles of manure!” It is a sad reality that Christian leaders all over the world promised their respective followers regarding salvation but never did prepare on what to do to overcome these plagues and become victorious. Moreover, God had said pertaining to them in Jeremiah 25: 34-35; “Cry, you leaders, you shepherds of my people, cry out loud! Mourn and roll in the dust. The time has come for you to be slaughtered, and you will be butchered like rams. There will be no way for you to escape.”
In our observations, many calamities and chaos are presently happening in our surroundings. It cannot be denied to our knowledge that plenty of newly discovered sicknesses are beyond the prognosis and medical comprehension of experts, like SARS, FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE, EBOLA VIRUS and other viral plagues unknown to man; And catastrophes that put through deathblow to thousand lives of people and animals like earthquakes, hurricane, floods, landslides, tidal waves-tsunami, etc. Conflicts, wars and cold-wars of nations; rebellions and terrorism in different parts of the world; proselytize of respective religions to another religious beliefs; and aside from those, famine and hunger in many parts of the world. Those are just only part of these very frightening seven plagues.
In the early times, God has angered as well to man and punished it by means of flood, that is why man has been annihilated from the face of the earth. However, God segregated and left seeds of life that came from Noah that started and constitute this present generation.
Since then again man sprang up and became many in this world. But again, man has forgotten God Who is the most powerful of all , up to the point that man lose its path and strayed its directions to an unjust and wrongful works and deeds that angers and infuriate the heart of God. Because of too much sin of men, God is admonishing to destroy again the world to annihilate mankind by means of the Seven (7) Plagues as prophesied and written in the Bible.
The Seven (7) Plagues is the judgment of the ‘Living’, and the people who will be affected to die in these plagues for sure will be placed in hell at will never ever face anymore when the term for the judgment of the dead come because they are already condemned and judged while living. The persisting small flock only that seeks, followed, and nurtured the teachings of the ‘man from the east’ and chosen to become victorious will be given the privilege to enter the kingdom of God.
In Luke 12:32, it is said: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom.” God made certain in this verse script that He will retain a small flock and will make it a seed for a new generation of man to come after the Seven (7) Plagues. In Isaiah 24:6, it is further said again: “So God has pronounced a curse on the earth. Its people are paying for what they have done. Fewer and fewer remain alive.” Likewise, in Isaiah 6:13, relatively written: “Even if one person out of ten remains in the land, he too will be destroyed; he will be like the stump of an oak tree that has been cut down.” (The stump represents a new beginning for God’s people.)” It is explicitly clear that only few will be saved to be made as seeds for a new generation of the kingdom of God.
At present, occurrences of various calamities, viral sicknesses, wars, conflicts, famine and many more are meant only and tantamount to say that those are the said plagues. And to be certain that those happenings are really plagues, this is what is written and said in Revelation 16:12; “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River. The river dried up, to provide a way for the kings who come from the east.” At this time the Euphrates River is drying up. This means that the Sixth (6th) Plague is already occurring. If it is so, then the First (1st) up to the Fifth (5th) Plague is finished already. And those are the dreadful and frightening conflicts, sicknesses, calamities that seem man cannot understand in this present time already happened in our surroundings.
Those who would want to belong and be counted in the ‘small flock’ will be made into seeds for the new generation of man requires so to seek the chosen and anointed one in this last age, to follow and believe in Him because He is the ‘Only One’ that will prepare and teach mankind to be saved from the destruction and wrath of the Seven (7) Plagues. By way of His blood man will be saved. In Revelation 5:9, it is said and written: “They sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to break open its seals. For you were killed, and by your blood you bought for God people from every tribe, language, nation, and race.” For sure this is not Jesus Christ because this words and prophesy (revelations) was written long been after the death of Christ.
This chosen and anointed one will perform as what Christ said being the “Spirit of Truth” that was mentioned in John 14:15-17 and it was said: “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you.” And in John 16:7-8, this is said as well: “But I am telling you the truth: it is better for you that I go away, because if I do not go, the Helper will not come to you. But if I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove to the people of the world that they are wrong about sin and about what is right and about God’s judgment.” By the way of the intervention of the anointed one (refer to article of ‘man from the east’), people will know what sin is and how people will be judge (Judgment of the Living and the Dead). And this ‘spirit of truth’ will remain into the body of man forever until the end of time. In other words, up to this time there are people who will be used by the spirit of truth that made him Chosen or anointed one in this present time.
It will begin from Him the knowledge to be a guide of man’s salvation and life of immortality. Aside from this, He will do all the definite plan of God in this world. And this is also stated and written in Isaiah 46:11; “I am calling a man to come from the east; he will swoop down like a hawk and accomplish what I have planned. I have spoken, and it will be done.”
This Chosen and Anointed Person is the one that will lead the small flock that was mentioned in Luke 12:32. How will a flock can become a ‘flock’ is there is no leader in it? And He is the One who will lead the people of God that will be chosen for the coming of Christ. In Matthew 24:30-31, this is said: “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the peoples of earth will weep as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. The great trumpet will sound, and he will send out his angels to the four corners of the earth, and they will gather his chosen people from one end of the world to the other.” It is made clear that Christ will gather His chosen people by means of commanding forth His angels, and definitely it has a leader that is at the same time, the Chosen or Anointed One.
The people that will be saved by God from the wrath of His Seven (7) Plagues carry with them the mark of “victory” being victorious. And because, they are victorious, God will give those (chosen people of God) the privilege to eat the fruit of the tree that gives life. This is the reason why Adam and Eve were driven out by God from paradise because they ate the forbidden fruit, and if they will continue to stay and eat the said fruit, they will become like god and will never die. This is what is said in Genesis 3:22; “Then the Lord God said, “Now these human beings have become like one of us and have knowledge of what is good and what is bad. They must not be allowed to take fruit from the tree that gives life, eat it and live forever.”
Before and during the time of Adam and Eve, it was prohibited by God to eat the fruit, however, in the last age, meaning in this period of time, God already allowed it to be ‘eaten’ by the people who became victorious. In Revelation 2:7, it is said: “If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches! “To those who win the victory I will give the right to eat the fruit of the tree of life that grows in the Garden of God.” If we shall look into the words carefully, the “fruit” is not ‘literal’ in meaning. Hence, the fruit is the ‘knowledge of God’ coming from and being taught by the Chosen person of God in this time to give way to a direction of salvation and immortality of everlasting life.
In addition to this, the ‘victorious’ people will have with them their new name, new name of God, and the new name of Christ himself. In Revelation 2:17, this is said and written: “If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches! “To those who win the victory I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give each of them a white stone on which is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.” And in Revelation 3:12, it is further said: “I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.” These names came from God, However , this can be surely given or granted only to those people who are becoming ‘victorious’ through of the chosen or appointed one.
The comeback of Christ in this world is not to save mankind, but to judge. It is said and written in Revelation 22:12; “Listen!” says Jesus. “I am coming soon! I will bring my rewards with me, to give to each one according to what he has done!” So, it is definitely sure that the ‘savior’ of this time is no other than the chosen one that was pointed out in the book of prophesies – the Revelation.
The ravage of SARS, HEATWAVE, TSUNAMI, FLOODS, FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE, to the DRYING UP OF EUPHRATES RIVER is a significant proof that the Sixth (6th) of the Seven (7) Plagues is presently occurring and only one plague left and remaining. The Seventh (7th) and last Plague is the dreaded and frightening one because this will definitely cause to end the world of mankind.
In Matthew 24:2, Christ said: “Yes,” he said, “you may well look at all these. I tell you this: not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down!” And Christ said as written in Revelation 16:17-21; “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl in the air. A loud voice came from the throne in the temple, saying, “It is done!” There were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, and a terrible earthquake. There has never been such an earthquake since the creation of human beings; this was the worst earthquake of all! The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of all countries were destroyed. God remembered great Babylon and made her drink the wine from his cup – the wine of his furious anger. All the islands disappeared, all the mountains vanished. Huge hailstones, each weighing as much a hundred pounds, fell from the sky on people, who cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because it was such a terrible plague.”
This kind of earthquake is the most fearful one but religions just take this prophesy for granted. Aside from that, they continue to preach and promise their respective followers and believers regarding the salvation of God through RAPTURE. In the 1Thessalonians 4:17, this is what Paul has written: “Then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.” However, never did Christ mention this in His sojourn while on earth. And Christ did make sure the coming down of the kingdom of God here on earth, the New Jerusalem and fro Him to rule and be King forever. It is so deplorable to say that Christian must believe and follow the words of Christ and not on the words of Paul because Christ is the savior and not Paul.
In Matthew 24:19-22, it is also said: “How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mother with little babies! Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath! For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible that any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again. But God has already reduced the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.”
Christ warned in here the difficulties and hardships that never been experienced by people in this world, and if He will not make short of the time, no one will be saved. And because of the chosen people of God, the time will be shortened in order that there will be saved. For Sure, this is the small flock as described in Luke 12:32
It is so sad to think that the Christian believers hoped in the promises of their religion leaders for sure salvation.
The earthquake’s tremendous intensity will destroy the world in accordance with what is written, and this seventh wrath will definitely change the face of the earth; In Revelation 21:1 ,this is what is said: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth disappeared, and the sea vanished.” Likewise, in Revelation 16:19-20 this is also what is said: “The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of all countries were destroyed. God remembered great Babylon and made her drink, the wine from his cup – the wine of his furious anger. All the islands disappeared, all the mountain vanished.” It was told in here the vanishing of mountains and the passing away of islands. This is the main reason why the former land will disappear and will give forth sightings of a new land
Even though God will destroy and wipe out the world civilization, there will be people that will remain to stay alive according to the promises of God as it was written in Isaiah 6:13, that will be left as holy seeds, and in them will start a new generation of the Kingdom of God on this earth. After the earthquake, God will begin to Judge the dead.
In Revelation 20:4-6, this is what is said: “Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given the power to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been executed because they had proclaimed the truth that Jesus revealed and the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or its image, nor had they received the mark of the beast on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and ruled as kings with Christ for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over.) This is the first raising of the dead. Happy and greatly blessed are those who are included in this first raising of the dead. The second death has no power over them; they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and they will rule with him for a thousand years.” It was described and calls to mind in here that all of the dead who were sinless will be raised and brought back into life within the span of One Thousand Years. This is contradictory to what Paul has written and said that in a blinking of an eye all will come to life together with the resurrection of the dead. In 1Corinthians 15: 52-53, this is what Paul said: “We shall all be changed in an instant, as quickly as the blinking of an eye. For when the trumpet sounds, the dead will be raised, never to die again, and we shall all be changed. For what is mortal must be changed into what is immortal, what will die must be changed into what cannot die.” Clear enough to say in those two controversial phrases that what Christ is saying is totally different than Paul’s words. The author firmly reminds again that it is only Christ and His words that must be followed by Christians so for them not to be misleading in their Christian beliefs.
There are Three (3) ways to bring back the dead into life and these are the Resurrection; Insertion; and Reincarnation. On the Resurrection, the dead body of a man will raise-up and come to breath alive, while the Insertion is the entry of the spirit or dead spirit into the living body of another man and will perform unusual things and speak being the spirit or speak the same of the dead person, and lastly the Reincarnation is for a dead man to be born again in this world.
During the time of Jesus Christ, there were events recorded in the Bible – mysterious events that Christ raised-up and brought back to life a dead person. In John 11:43-44, it was said: “After he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” He come out, his hands and feet wrapped in grave cloths, and with a cloth around his face. “Untie him,” Jesus told them, “and let him go.” Many have witnessed and everyone were in total awe and wonder, because that time Lazarus body is already in the stage of decomposition and giving out foul odor, however he stood-up and came back into life by the power of God used by Christ. On that moment, the so called Resurrection happened.
In other situations, Resurrection happened again and it is written in Mark 5:41-42 wherein it is said: “He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talita kuom,” which means, “Little girl, I tell you to get up!” She got up at once and started walking around. (She was twelve years old) When this happened, they were completely amazed.” The instance is the same with what happened to Christ when He was nailed on the cross and died, and on the third day after, God bring forth back His breath and became alive.
But it is not only in the process of resurrection that can happen to bringing back to life of a dead man. It can happen as well in the so called Insertion. The Insertion has no clear-cut explanation in the Bible, although there are times this spiritual activity happens.
Bong-bong Marcos, the son of the former President and strong man of the Philippines – Ferdinand E. Marcos, after three days of his father’s death, many were overwhelmed emotional because Bong-bong spoke in the manner and voice of his father while in time of the wake. This was witnessed by millions of television viewers all over the world.
Another unexpected event occurs when Mayor Ruben Ecleo, Sr., of San Jose, Dinagat Island died. Thousands of people were surprised and astonish, because after three days of his father’s death and during the wake, Bobong talked and sang in front of many people. Bobong’s voice is the same with his dead father’s voice. It was also witnessed by thousands of people.
Those phenomenal events are only meant that the dead can come back by the way of a spirit entering other living body through insertion in order to give important messages or advise for the people who are still living.
Lastly, the third way of bringing the dead to life is through birth of a dead man by Reincarnation. In this manner the women will get pregnant and the spirit of a dead person will become the spirit of a human being within the womb of a pregnant woman. Like it was written in Matthew 11:13-14 and it is said: “Until the time of John all the prophets and the Law of Moses spoke about the Kingdom; and if you are willing to believe their message, John is Elijah, whose coming was predicted.” It is clear that Elias was born again into another human being in the person of John the Baptist. These words came from Christ himself that is why it is true.
Aside from it, Christ had spoken of pertaining to the dead and who among them can be saved, and their salvation will not happen if they will not be born again. In John 3:3-6 this is what is written: “Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” “How can a grown man be born again?” Nicodemus asked. “He certainly cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time!” “I am telling you the truth,” replied Jesus, “that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit.”
Jesus Christ simply explained in His parable that man started to form from water but to clearly elaborate in a reserve manner; it was the sperm and egg cell of his father and mother, and these when merge together with the blessings of the spirit should become a human being. In here the words of Christ that man must be born again with water and spirit is attained.