Wednesday, December 1 2010
The Judge And The Accuser
The English word "judge" originated from a compound Latin word, judicis, which meant to pronounce what is right i.e. jus means law or right (justice is based on that word) and dico which means to say (interestingly, diction and dictionary are based on the word meaning to speak i.e. dictionary originally meant how to say words, not their meaning, as is still found in translation dictionaries e.g. an English-Hebrew dictionary).
The word "judge" is usually used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced shaw-fawt, which means to judge and/or to pronounce sentence, and the Greek word, pronounced kree-no, which means to decide and/or to sentence (notice how "sentence" means both words and an act of judgment).
The English word "accuser" originated from a Latin word, accuso, which meant to blame (the word blaspheme has the same origin). It is used to translate the Greek word, pronounced cat-ay-gor-eh-oh, which means to accuse. Translation of the Hebrew word, rather than using the English word "accuser," usually just uses a pronunciation of the Hebrew word which means accuser, saw-tawn, from which "Satan" originated. "Satan" isn't as much a name as it is a behavior i.e. Lucifer now behaves in a "satanic" manner.
"He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares"
After the destruction of the world of Babylon, Christ will come to rule the world in truth and peace - and absolute power (see the Fact Finder question below) from Zion (see Zionism). The result? "4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it" (Micah 4:1-4 KJV).
"19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [see Heavens Below, Heavens Above], saying, Alleluia [see Hallelujah]; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments [see When Will You Be Judged?]: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
The first of the "four horsemen of the apocalypse" (see notes for Revelation 6-8) was a white horse - which portrayed false Christianity. Later, Christ will return on a very different white horse (see Two White Horses), "19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war" (Revelation 19:11 KJV).
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war [see Christ the Conqueror For Peace]. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood [see Why Blood?]: and his name is called The Word of God [see The Logos]. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses [see A Heavenly Cavalry Charge], clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a Rod Of Iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
In due time, Satan, the accuser, is going to be put away forever.
12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth [see The Fall Of The Light Bringer; also Satan's Throne], and his angels were cast out with him.
Fact Finder: How will Christ rule the world?
This Day In History, December 1
1135: King Henry I of England died.
1553: The Imperial Chamber at Speyer outlawed Albert (Albrecht) II, and he sought asylum in France.
1640: In a nationalist revolution, Spanish garrisons were driven out of Portugal. Two weeks later, the Duke of Braganca was crowned as John IV.
1742: Empress Elizabeth ordered all Jews out of Russia.
1821: The Dominican Republic declared independence from Spain.
1822: Dom Pedro became the first emperor of Brazil.
1906: The Cinema Omnia Pathe, considered to be the world's first cinema, opened in Paris.
1918: The Danish Parliament passed an act granting independence to Iceland.
1918: The union of Transylvania and Romania was declared.
1918: Alexander I proclaimed the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
1925: In Switzerland, the Pact of Locarno was signed by France, Belgium, Germany, Britain and Italy. Although it guaranteed peace and inviolable frontiers in Europe, the signers were involved in World War Two less than 15 years later (listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).
1959: 12 countries signed a treaty to make Antarctica a scientific preserve with no territorial claims.
1973: David Ben-Gurion (born in Poland as David Gruen), Israel's first prime minister, died at age 87 (listen also to our Sermon The Balfour Declaration).
1989: Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican and meet the Pope.
1990: Workers digging the English Channel tunnel broke through the last section, opening Britain to the continent for the first time since the Ice Age.