“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him” (Jude 14-15).
Just as space has black holes which irresistibly draw objects into its pitch-black darkness forever, so the Creator of space has “reserved the blackness of darkness forever” for the ungodly. The truth of God’s judgment on the ungodly has been revealed since the days of Enoch, who was born about three hundred years prior to Adam’s death.
God’s timeless warning of His judgment on the ungodly needs somber consideration by every generation since Enoch’s. God’s pronouncement to the patriarch several millennia ago contains seven noteworthy characteristics.
God’s judgment is certain: “Behold the Lord comes…” Just as you can be assured of death—because of your separation from the tree of life—you can be equally sure of God’s judgment. Death is your final earthly appointment. After it is kept, there is the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Death and judgment have been divinely joined, and no man can sever them.
The steady beat of “and he died” echoes through the Scriptures’ first book of human genealogy. Adam died (Genesis 5:5). Seth died (Genesis 5:8). Enosh died (Genesis 5:11). Cainan died (Genesis 5:14). Mahaleel died (Genesis 5:17). Jared died (Genesis 5:20). Methusaleh died (Genesis 5:27). Lamech died (Genesis 5:31).
Just as sunset will inevitably follow today’s sunrise, God’s judgment will immediately accompany your death.
God’s judgment is inescapable.