Wicked Acknowledge God's Justice
shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As
I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall
confess to God. Rom. 14:10, 11.
As if entranced, the wicked have looked upon the coronation of the Son of
God. They see in His hands the tables of the divine law, the statutes which
they have despised and transgressed. They witness the outburst of wonder,
rapture, and adoration from the saved; and as the wave of melody sweeps over
the multitudes without the city, all with one voice exclaim, "Great and
marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou
King of saints" (Revelation 15:3); and, falling prostrate, they worship
the Prince of life.
paralyzed as he beholds the glory and majesty of Christ. He who was once a
covering cherub remembers whence he has fallen. A shining seraph, "son
of the morning;" how changed, how degraded! From the council where once
he was honored, he is forever excluded. He sees another now standing near
to the Father, veiling His glory. He has seen the crown placed upon the head
of Christ by an angel of lofty stature and majestic presence, and he knows
that the exalted position of this angel might have been his.
recalls the home of his innocence and purity. . . . As Satan looks upon his
kingdom, the fruit of his toil, he sees only failure and ruin. . . .
has now come when the rebellion is to be finally defeated and the history
and character of Satan disclosed. In his last great effort to dethrone Christ,
destroy His people, and take possession of the City of God, the archdeceiver
has been fully unmasked. Those who have united with him see the total failure
of his cause. . . . He is the object of universal abhorrence.
that his voluntary rebellion has unfitted him for heaven. He has trained his
powers to war against God; the purity, peace, and harmony of heaven would
be to him supreme torture. His accusations against the mercy and justice of
God are now silenced. The reproach which he has endeavored to cast upon Jehovah
rests wholly upon himself. And now Satan bows down and confesses the justice
of his sentence.
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