|John 12:47-48 |
47 If anyone hears my words, and does not obey [carefully attend to, observe] them, I do not judge him; for I came not to judge the world [every man], but to save the world [every man].
48 He who rejects me and does not receive my words, has one for his judge — the words that I have spoken [to him] will judge him in the last day.7 [He knocks in every man's heart; he quietly pleads anonymously for us to depart from our evil, selfish ways. If we do not keep [practice, obey] his words, when we die, (the last day), we will remember the words of him pleading with us to depart from evil, and those words will judge us. From the Word of the Lord within: "All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. Every man has heard the call to repent."]
7 If anyone hears my words, and does not keep [practice, obey] them, I do not judge him; for I came not to judge the world [every man], but to save the world [every man]. He who rejects me and does not receive my words, has one for his judge — the words that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
God speaks to all men at some point(s) in their lives. He speaks from the Word and Light within every man's heart.
He speaks with words and sometimes with accompanying visions. He reasons with men against their evil ways.
There is a record of all these words and messages kept within a man.
Those who have obeyed his words progress to purification and the death of their selfish nature to be translated into the Kingdom of Christ while alive still on earth. Those who have disobeyed his words, die in their selfish nature and are condemned at judgment by the words they have heard and disobeyed or ignored. John 12:48
The Spirit of God visits every man in the day of his visitation. As Jesus said: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev 3:20. God is fair. God is just. God is righteous. He would knock equally at every man's heart. He visits every man. He reasons with every man. Every man has his chance. The day of visitation can come from a true preacher with spoken or written words supplied by the Spirit of God, or directly in a man's heart from the Spirit of Christ. At judgment, every man will remember his day of visitation, and be judged by the words he heard and ignored. From the Word of the Lord within: "All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse."
Below is an extract from George Fox's writing, A Word From the Lord, to All the World , in which he details how the words you have heard anonymously spoken to you will be your judge, (you will remember those ignored words, and you will speak them with your own mouth to condemn yourself):
This light will show you, and let you see all that is vanity, and bring you sometimes to confess it; and yet your heart being hardened, and the deceit strong, you reject and hate that which calls you to repentance, which lies low in you, and continually calling you to forsake your lovers. It tells you that you should not lust, nor covet, nor thieve. It tells you there is danger to all you thieves, and lustful ones, and covetous ones. It speaks to you, and I tell you, that will be your condemnation; when the book of conscience* is opened, in your own mouths you shall be judged. Therefore take warning. When the vengeance of God falls upon you, then you will say, you had time once, when it is past, and the plagues of God have been poured upon you,** who hate to be reformed by that light in your conscience.
* For when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do [obey] by instinct the things contained in the law, these men who do not have the law, are a law to themselves. Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness; while their thoughts accuse or else excuse them. Rom 2:14-15
** Those who die still sinning, experience the Day of the Lord, (which is also the revelation of Jesus Christ, which is also the Day of Christ), with all the plagues of the Book of Revelation after they die; this is explained in detail by Francis Howgill in his writing, Some of the Mysteries of God’s Kingdom Declared.
Many sects in Christendom with Bible-faith think the words I have spoken of this verse, by which man is judged, are words recorded in the Bible that Jesus spoke. Think about it: how unfair that would be to all those men and women in the world who don't have a Bible, or who can't read, etc.? Of course the Bible's words will not be our judge; God is fair and just beyond any man, and He judges all men by the same standard — the words and pleadings He has anonymously spoken to every man.