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In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John was given a meas-

uring rod with which to measure (that is to judge). John repre-

sents the redeemed in Christ

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He prophesied before many

peoples, nations, languages, and kings (Rev. 10:11), but it was

at the temple that his prophesied judgements would begin,

prior to being executed throughout the world.


We who are in Christ are to judge the world (1 Cor. 6:2)

after we have been judged ourselves at the judgement seat of

Christ (for our works). God always judges His own people first,

and then His enemies.

The sacrifices at the future temple of the tribulation will be

based on a confirmed covenant made by the false messiah. The

sacrificial altar there will be an insult to the Lamb of God, who

had offered His own blood as the perfect, final sacrifice (Heb.

10:10). The worshipers there profess to honor God, yet reject


John defines them as liars:

“Who is the liar? It is the man

who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the Anti-

christ; he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies

the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the

Father also”

(1 John 2:22-23).

God is going to send these liars a powerful delusion

through displays of “miracles, signs, and wonders.” Some will

believe the Lie (Antichrist) and will be condemned because

they did not believe the Truth (Jesus Christ), but delighted in


As joint heirs with Christ, all of the redeemed will participate at some

point with administering judgement.