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. 43
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.
JUDGEMENT OF AND BY CHRISTIANS
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
(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.