Jesus Christ's Work of Judgment
Well after His resurrection, the meaning behind Jesus' words, "all judgment has been given to the Son"
(John 5:22), becomes clearer in the last book of the Bible in
Revelation, in which He has five exclusive roles of which two will be mentioned here.
1. With the authority bestowed by His death and resurrection, Jesus' first exclusive role was the banishment
of Satan and his angelic followers from the heavenly realm of God (Rev 12:7-11).
Martyred saints no longer had to hear Satan accuse them before God day and night.
This first role is significant, because it signals to Satan that "he has only a short time"
2. In His second exclusive role in judgment (Rev 5:1-3), Jesus Christ
is the only One who can take the scroll out of His Father's hand to break its seals
(Rev 6:1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12; 8:1)
and unleash His Father's judgment upon the earth that includes war (Rev 6:4),
famine (Rev 6:6), death (Rev 6:8),
and supernatural disasters (Rev 6:12). It is apparent that the scroll is
about God's judgment of earth and those human beings physically alive at the time.
Jesus Christ's second role in judgment is significant. He releases His Father's wrathful
judgment at the appointed time (Rev 9:13-16). Resulting in the tribulation,
God's unfolding plan of judgment is the orderly progression of the seals, trumpets, and bowls upon the earth and
those human beings physically alive. God's judgment at the end does not occur decisively at one moment but over a
period of time and with a progression of magnitude in devastation and lethality.