Revelation 14:6-12 Who is judge and who is to be worshiped?

Posted Oct 27, 2010 by Pauline Edwards in The Father Hits: 5,818

Rev 14:6-12 6And I John saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them man that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God the Father, and give glory to him the Father; for the hour of his the Father’s judgment is come: and worship him the Father that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.8And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she Babylon made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her Babylon fornication. 9And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his beast’s image, and receive his beast’s mark in his man’s forehead, or in his man’s hand, 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God the Father, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his the Father’s indignation; and he man shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb Jesus: 11And the smoke of their man’s torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they man have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his beast’s image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his beast’s name. 12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they man that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 

Today I especially want to look in more detail at

Rev 14:7 7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God the Father, and give glory to him the Father; for the hour of his the Father’s judgment is come: and worship him the Father that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And

Rev 14:10 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God the Father, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his the Father’s indignation; and he man shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb Jesus:

Whose judgment is come?

Ecc 12:13-14 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God the Father, and keep his the Father’s commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God the Father shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Jn 12 47-50, Psa 82:1, Psa 58:11, Psa 7:11 etc)

2 Thess 1:5 5Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, the Father that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God the Father, for which ye also suffer:

Rom 2:2-6 2But we are sure that the judgment of God the Father is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God the Father? 4Or despisest thou the riches of his the Father’s goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God the Father leadeth thee to repentance? 5But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God the Father; 6Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

In reading 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5 we are told by Paul that God the Father is our Righteous Judge.

Acts 17:31 31Because he the Father hath appointed a day, in the which he the Father will judge the world in righteousness by that man Jesus whom he hath ordained; whereof he the Father hath given assurance unto all men, in that he the Father hath raised him Jesus from the dead.

Rom 2:16 16In the day when God the Father shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Jn 5:22 22For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son Jesus:

Jn 5:27 27And hath given him Jesus authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Act 10:42 42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he Jesus which was ordained of God the Father to be the Judge of quick and dead.

God will judge the world through Jesus Christ his Son.

Therefore it is God the Father ‘s judgement that is to come to the world and He will Judge the world through Jesus His only begotten Son.

Who made the heavens, the earth, the seas, and the fountains of waters? Or in other words who is the Creator?

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God the Father created the heaven and the earth. (Gen 1:21, Gen 1:27, Gen 2:4, Gen 5:1-2, Gen 9:6, Isa 40:28, Isa 42:5, Isa 45:8, Isa 45:12 etc)

Gen 1:27 And God the Father created man in his the Father’s own image, in the image of God the Father created he him; male and female created he them.

Psa 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD the Father: for he the Father commanded, and they were created.

Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD the Father that created the heavens; God the Father himself that formed the earth and made it; he the Father hath established it, he the Father created it not in vain, he the Father formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD the Father; and there is none else.

Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God the Father created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Mar 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God the Father made them male and female.

Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God the Father is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord the Father, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou the Father hast created all things, and for thy the Father’s pleasure they are and were created.

When reading these texts in context and grammatically, understanding the punctuation, we see that God the Father is the Creator of all things.

Jn 1:1-3 &10 1In the beginning was the Word Jesus, and the Word Jesus was with God the Father, and the Word Jesus was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God the Father. 3All things were made by him Jesus; and without him Jesus was not any thing made that was made. . . . 10He Jesus was in the world, and the world was made by him Jesus, and the world knew him Jesus not.

Eph 2:10 For we are his the Father’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God the Father hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Col 3:10,

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God the Father, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Col 1:12-17 12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13Who the Father hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his the Father’s dear Son Jesus: 14In whom we have redemption through his Jesus blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who Jesus is the image of the invisible God the Father, the firstborn of every creature:16For by him Jesus were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him Jesus, and for him Jesus: 17And he Jesus is before all things, and by him Jesus all things consist. 18And he Jesus is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he Jesus might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him Jesus should all fulness dwell;

Matt 11:27 27All things are delivered unto me Jesus of my Jesus Father: and no man knoweth the Son Jesus, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son Jesus, and he to whomsoever the Son Jesus will reveal him the Father.

Jn 3:35 35The Father loveth the Son Jesus, and hath given all things into his Jesus hand.

From these texts we can see that God, the Father, gave everything of His to His Son, Jesus Christ.

Rev 14:10 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God the Father, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his the Father’s indignation; and he man shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb Jesus:

When we look at Revelation 14 10 we can see that those who are tormented by fire and brimstone receive God, the Father’s wrath and do so ‘in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb’. There is no one else to view this tragedy except the Father whose wrath it is that ‘is poured out without mixture’.

We can now see that we are required to fear both God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ for their judgement is sure ‘bringing every work into judgment, with every secret thing’: For the Father is our ultimate judge who has given authority to Jesus to execute judgement. It is by Jesus blood that we are freed from the wrath of God, the Father. (Rom 3:25 Whom God the Father hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his Jesus blood, to declare his Jesus righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God the Father; Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his Jesus blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him Jesus.)

We are also to worship both the Father and the Son for they created all things: The Father being the supreme creator who gave the power of creation into the hands of his Son.

Nowhere is there mention that the Holy Spirit created anything or holds judgement of over anything nor is it mentioned as being present as a 3rd being at the execution of judgment on the wicked. This can only mean that the Holy Spirit is not a 3rd God but rather the presence of the Father and His Son by their personal omnipresent spirit.

When we now read Revelation 14:6 – 12 we can see clearly especially when read in context of Revelation chapters 4 and 5 and the beginning of chapter 14 that all worship and honour and praise go to the ‘LORD God Almighty’ and the ‘Lamb as it had been slain’ - ‘the Lion of the tribe of Judah’. It is for no one else for there is no one else worthy of such honour, worship or praise!