Revelation 20:11-15 describes the final sentencing of the lost and is the most serious, sobering and tragic passage in the entire Bible. Commonly referred to as the Great White Throne Judgment, it is the last courtroom scene that will ever take place. The accused, all the unsaved who have ever lived, will be resurrected to experience a trial like no other that has ever been. There will be no debate over their guilt or innocence. Ever since the Fall, Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44), has attempted to deceive sinners into believing that they can live as they please in this life, without fear of ultimate accountability or future punishment. Revelation 20:1-5 is a simple but powerful text describing the terrifying reality of the final verdict and sentence on sinners. While this passage carries a dark message for those who reject the atoning work of Christ, there is still hope for all who have their name written in the book of Life. Those who accept the atoning work of Christ as payment for their sin, are spared this judgement and sentence. They are declared righteous, not be the works that they do, but because they are found in a unique relationship with Christ. Turn your hearts and lives toward Jesus, and you are promised hope and rest in eternity, and purpose in the midst of your lives today.