What a magnificent and awesome sight we see in heaven as John share with us what he sees in heaven. The first thing John saw was “a great white throne, and him that sat on it!” This is reminiscent of Revelation 4 as John is caught up into heaven, but this time John is looking at the scene of a courtroom. God, as a judge, is on the throne, and so majestic is He that the very creation flees from his presence. Here we are reminded that the day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly, and with disastrous consequences for the unprepared. Introducing the final element in this fearful scene, John writes that he saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. We are reminded here that no one will escape the judgment of God, people will stand accountable for all their actions, and for their rejection of the work of Christ when He was on the earth. This is a reminder to us, that God is keeping a record of all the things we are thinking, all the words we are saying, and all the things we are doing. Nothing escapes His omnipresent gaze, and it is all recorded, so that it will not be forgotten. As people stand before God, they will have no excuse, they will not be able to deny their involvement in activities. They will be held accountable for their actions, and it will be demonstrated to them their true sinful hearts. This is the culmination of Philippians 2:10-11, “At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of those in heaven, ad those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” While those who stand before the throne of God and acknowledge the Lordship of Christ, it is too late for them to acknowledge Him as their Savior. My friends, the time to acknowledge Him as Savior is NOW! Recognize the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for what it is, a call to turn to God from your sin, and choose to follow Him, and bring glory to His name. He has promised to receive you and provide redemption for you. What a privilege it is to know and follow Him.