|John 16:11 |
11 Of judgment,2 because the ruler of this world [in every man] has been condemned. [The Spirit of Satan is in every man's heart, making man a slave to sin, until the Lord gradually purifies a man; and then upon his second appearance in your heart, when he brings salvation to those expecting and waiting for him, he crushes Satan under your feet, and destroys him with the brightness of his coming. 2 Cor 4:6, Heb 9:28, Rom 16:20, 2 Thes 2:8]
2 Of judgment. Every man is judged by the Spirit of Christ, either at death when a man dies in his sins, or at the end of his spiritual journey that delivers from sin by Christ through the operation of grace, which both charges and removes sin.
From the Word of the Lord within: The end is sympathetic judgment and release from sin. All the help of the tested word cannot exceed that of judgment."
All the help we receive by hearing, and accepting what we have heard as having come from the Lord, and then obeying — the sum total of all that help, (which is unbelievable to most people), does not compare with the changing help we receive at judgment. At judgment, the head of Satan is crushed, the residual sin is burnt away by the brightness of his coming, our heart is completely circumcised, the purification is complete — and then we receive the fruit of the Spirit, which frees us from the laws we have been given, and lets our heart hear, see, and feel the Spirit continually — so that we walk in love, according to the continual promptings of the Spirit, while energized by the Spirit — we cease from our own works, our mind is completely destroyed and ceases operation, as we receive a new heart, mind, and Spirit.
The Lord wants those who have journeyed to the end of grace, to approach His judgment with boldness and confidence, buoyed by the wonderful, purifying operations of his grace already received, and certain of even greater help to be received in final judgment.