THE THREE ANGELS’
5. GOD’S JUDGMENT HOUR
There is an accused who may be innocent.
There is an accuser.
There is a violation or crime.
There is a victim (a person…).
There is one who is guilty.
There may be witnesses other than the victim.
There is an investigation by either party to gather evidence.
There is the evidence.
There is a judge.
There is a jury or ones who impartially review the evidence.
There is an advocate for the accused.
There is an advocate for the person wronged.
There is a time set for trial.
There is a decision. Guilt or innocence.
There is punishment for the guilty.
There may be compensation other than vindication for the innocent.
Source: www. teachinghearts.org “Lesson 27: The Judgment”
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS
Where….dead between the moment of death…
How…judgment begins some time after 1798?
Who…first person…judged in 1844?
Is judgment…..order of generation, time,
geography, birth, etc?
How…God’s judgment hour?
WHO IS GOD GOING TO JUDGE?
And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living
But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we
[are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all
[are] the work of thy hand.
BREATH + BODY = LIVING SOUL
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and
the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
What is character?
Character is when our spirit becomes personalized,
and then it takes on a life of its own.
A transcript of his character
WHERE IS GOD GOING TO STORE
REVELATION 20:12, 15
And I saw the dead, small and great,
stand before God; and the books were
opened: and another book was opened,
which is [the book] of life: and the dead
were judged out of those things which
were written in the books, according to
their works. And whosoever was not
found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire.
For God shall bring every work into judgment,
with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or
whether [it be] evil.
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before
him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him:
the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
EVEN OUR TEARS ARE RECORDED IN
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears
into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his
Father with his angels; and then he shall reward
every man according to his works.
OUR NAMES ARE RECORDED IN
And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women
which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also,
and [with] other my fellow labourers, whose names [are] in
the book of life.
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white
raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of
life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and
before his angels.
NAMES OF TRANSGRESSORS:
EXODUS 32:32, 33
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not,
blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou
hast written. And the LORD said unto Moses,
Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot
out of my book.
NAMES OF TRANGRESSORS: BOOKS
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, whose names are not written in the book of
life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
WHEN DOES JUDGMENT BEGIN?
REVELATION 14:6, 7
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them
that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and
kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud
voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the
hour of his judgment is come: and worship him
that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the
fountains of waters.
FIRST ANGEL’S MESSAGE
GOD’S REWARD: SENTENCE OF
And, behold, I come quickly;
and my reward [is] with me,
to give every man according
as his work shall be.
WHERE ARE THE DEAD [GENERAL]
BETWEEN THE MOMENT OF DEATH
AND THE MOMENT WHEN THEY
RECEIVE THEIR REWARD?
JOHN 5:28, 29
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the
which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good,
unto the resurrection of life; and they that have
done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT JUDGMENT
BEGAN AFTER 1798?
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up
among them another little horn, before whom there
were three of the first horns plucked up by the
roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the
eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I
beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the
Ancient of days did sit, …the judgment was set,
and the books were opened.
REVELATION 13:3-6, 10
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to
death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the
world wondered after the beast. And they
worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the
beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who
[is] like unto the beast? …And there was given unto
him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty
[and] two months. And he opened his mouth in
blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and
his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. ...He
that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity:
THE LITTLE HORN PERSECUTES THE
CHURCH FOR 1260 YEARS
The Little Horn
receives the deadly
wound in 1798 by
Berthier of France
What event comes
Judgment of the Little
IS JUDGMENT PERFORMED IN
ORDER OF GENERATION, TIME,
ELLEN G.WHITE, GREAT CONTROVERSY, p. 482
As the books of record are opened in the judgment,
the lives of all who have believed on Jesus come in
review before God. Beginning with those who first
lived upon the earth, our Advocate presents the
cases of each successive generation, and closes
with the living.
Who is the first person to be judged in 1844?
Wasn’t Adam already dead when judgment began in
How is God going to judge the record of his life?
Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of
God: Spirit and Character
HOW DO WE APPEAR IN GOD’S
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep
not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed
him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he
put them all out, and took her by the hand, and
called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came
again, and she arose straightway: and he
commanded to give her meat. And her parents were
astonished: but he charged them that they should tell
no man what was done.
THE JUST AND THE UNJUST
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the
Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then
they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped
their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]:
and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young
man's feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned
Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord
Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down,
and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin
to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell
HOW DID JESUS APPEAR IN GOD’S
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he
said, Father, into thy hands I commend my
spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
GOD’S JUDGMENT HOUR: NAMES,
BOOKS, TRANSCRIPTS, AND DETAILS OF
Book of life [Contains names of those who enter
Christ service in chronological order]
Book of life [Contains the order in which God’s
people are called before his judgment seat]
Books [Contain record of evil persons and their
deeds done on earth]
ELLEN G. WHITE, S.D.A BIBLE
COMMENTARY Vol. 6, p. 1093
Personality Preserved in a New Body
Our personal identity is preserved in the
resurrection, though not the same particles of matter
or material substance as went into the grave. The
wondrous works of God are a mystery to man. The
spirit, the character of man, is returned to God,
there to be preserved. In the resurrection every man
will have his own character.
WILL THE WICKED BE RESURRECTED
WITH THE SAME CHARACTER?
ELLEN G. WHITE, GREAT CONTROVERSY, p. 664
There are kings and generals who conquered
nations, valiant men who never lost a battle, proud,
ambitious warriors whose approach made kingdoms
tremble. In death these experienced no change. As
they come up from the grave, they resume the
current of their thoughts just where it ceased. They
are actuated by the same desire to conquer that ruled
them when they fell.
RELATIONSHIP: BOOKS AND BOOK?
REVELATION 20: 12, 15
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before
God; and the books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the
dead were judged out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their works. And
whosoever was not found written in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.
BOOKS REVEAL A LIFE OF
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the
abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their
part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone: which is the second death.
Sanctuary: Judgment record of sin…
Most Holy Place…until the sanctuary was cleansed
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF GOD’S
JUDGMENT HOUR: COMPUTER
Plug it in [Spirit of life]
Turn on the computer hard drive [Brain]
Basic computations [Running checks]
Program system [Five senses]
Download and upload data
Backup disk [Personal identity]
Day of resurrection [Spirit & Character]
Firewall: Access denied…Delete [Sins forgiven]
Virus: Computer Infected…Cleanup [Destroy]