It has been proclaimed for thousands of years that a “preliminary” Day of Judgment will come to the people of this earth; that time is now:
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13 Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (Psalms 96:11–13)
But why does the Psalmist say to “rejoice” and the earth to be “glad”? Won’t this preliminary judgment be a terrible thing? Let’s look at the last sentence again:
13 …he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (Psalms 96:13)
The coming preliminary judgment will only be “bad” to those that are “bad” and “good” to those that are “good.” Why is it only a “preliminary” judgment and why will it only be bad for the bad, and good for the good? Because God in His mercy is planning to give the inhabitants of earth a WAKE-UP CALL before the actual final judgment and how He will do that is by sending “truth”:
13 …he shall judge…the people with his truth. (Psalms 96:13)
This comes by way of the “Spirit of Truth” that is due to be poured out in great measure at any time:
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: (John 15:26)
After the Spirit of Truth is poured out in a great measure the inhabitants of the people of earth will realize that what they are experience from without, is the the same as within, i.e. their conscience. In other words, God is and always has been our consciences which is about to be turned back-on (for those who have turned against theirs) and amplified a thousand fold or more.
There will be great weeping and mourning as the wicked realize who they betrayed when they compromised their consciences. There will be a need for Believers at that time to help, lead, and teach the wounded and weary and get them through the repentance process and back inline with their consciences, the Spirit or Truth, and God!
1 The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. (Psalms 97)