John 16:8 And when He [the Spirit] comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment: (11) And concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the ruler of this world be cast out.
Satan, the Devil, is the author of sin, the origin of death, the father of all sinners, and the ruler of the world. As such, judgment has been prepared for him. We must recognize that judgment is not for man but for Satan. It is not God's intention to judge man, because His judgment is for Satan. The lake of fire has been prepared as God's judgment upon Satan; it was never intended for man. But if you refuse to come out of Adam into Christ, you will share the judgment that is for Satan.... Satan, the ruler of the world, has been judged in the flesh of Christ on the cross (12:31-33; 3:14). By judging Satan in this way, the world which hung upon Satan was also judged. Hence, the Lord's being lifted up judged the world and cast out its ruler, Satan. The gospel is that we are sinners in Adam, but that we can be righteous and justified in Christ. If we are unwilling to be translated from Adam into Christ, we must be warned that we shall share the judgment with Satan. In other words, you were born in Adam, but God's intention is to take you out of Adam and translate you into Christ. If you disagree with God's intention, you must remain in Adam and share the judgment with Satan. Sin is of Adam, righteousness is of Christ, and judgment is for Satan. If you are willing to be translated from Adam into Christ, you will be saved, having nothing to do with the judgment.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of John, pp. 439-440 Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: email@example.com.
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