I saw a large, white throne and the one who was sitting on it. The earth and the sky fled from his presence, but no place was found for them. 12 I saw the dead, both important and unimportant people, standing in front of the throne. Books were opened, including the Book of Life. The dead were judged on the basis of what they had done, as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up its dead. Death and hell gave up their dead. People were judged based on what they had done. Revelation 20:11-13 (GW)
They can not be bribed, cajoled, intimidated, pressured or bought off. Although they can be challenged, for the most part their judgments are undisputed. You see them everywhere-from the school yard to Camden yards, in little league, minor and major leagues. The officials wearing black and white stripes on the field are there to enforce the rules of the game.
Much like the sports referees are the sitting Supreme Court judges. Their judgments set the course of legal precedent for the whole nation. Whether they wear black and white stripes or black robes, their roles are much the same. Enforce the rules of the game.
My first recollection of a police car was a black and white. Television programs where in black and white in those days. There were no 24 hour stations and only a handful of networks to watch. Most of them would sign off at midnight after the news broadcast by playing the National Anthem.
Gone are those simple times. In those days it was simple living, for everything was seen in BLACK and white. There were shades of grey but for the most part there was right and there was wrong. You would attend church on Sunday and did not sass your parents. You respected your elders and police officers in black and white cars.
We now live in a world of full color. HDTV has taken the place of the old black and white television sets with promises of 7 million colors. Televisions broadcast programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week in high definition detail and color. There are hundreds of programming choices from which to pick. Even the modern day police cars have many colors on them, some even advertising sponsors. They look more like a Nascar racer than a police car which enforces black and white laws.
Our court system has become polluted with slick lawyers who find many ways to color a crime. The guilty are painted up to look innocent while the innocent are degraded to look like the guilty party. Victims become the criminals and the perpetrators are colored to become victims themselves.
Once upon a time, not going to church was a sure fire sign that you were going to hell. This was a crime worse than death itself. Gone are those simple days where there was only black and white.
Dressed in white Jesus will enforce the rules on the field as well. He can not be bartered with, bribed, or otherwise bought off. His judgments are final and his sentences are sure.
There are none to challenge Him. No amount of coloring the truth is going to advance your cause. For it is written in black and white, anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved, if you do not, then you can not. It is as simple as that, black and white, in or out, saved or lost. There are not many channels on the airwaves to heaven, you must tune into God’s word and plug into His Spirit in order to receive your heavenly call.
But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)