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PILATE, HEROD, AND THE LAMB
Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne __Psalm 97:2__
Jesus says, “Marvel not at this for hour cometh in the which all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of man, and shall come forth.” This voice is soon to resound through all the nations of the dead, and every saint who sleeps in Jesus shall awake and leave his prison house. The general judgment shall take place at the end of the one thousand years. Whoever then has disowned Christ, betrayed Him in the person of His saints, will then see the result of their work.
Christ will then sit on the throne of judgment. He will not stand before the bar of Pilate or Herod. He is the Judge, and Pilate and Herod stand before the man whom they scourged and delivered up to the will of His enemies, while priests and rulers clamored for the death of their Messiah. Pilate and Herod, who suffered the Lord to be scourged, and those who scourged Him, those who struck Him in the face and mocked Him will then understand what it means to meet the wrath of the Lamb. (Manuscript 137, December 16, 1897)
Oh, the worth of the soul! It cannot be estimated … because you have not cultivated a sense of the great sacrifice made by the Son of God to save the soul from eternal ruin. You do not realize the abhorrence which the Lord has for sin. The prophet says, “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 offire.” [Revelation 20:12, 15.] (Letter 27, July 6, 1890)