The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
The Son of Man as Judge
John 5:22-23 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, (23) that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Since Jesus and the Son of Man possessed the same Core as God, then those who obey the Son have already obeyed the Father and vice versa. Here Jesus again re-iterated that the Judgment has been committed to the Son. Although He did not specify which Son but from what He had been saying all along, the Son is to be assumed to be the Son of Man.
John 5:24-27 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. (25) “Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. (26) For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, (27) and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.
Again the confirmation that the Son of Man executes the Judgment. He says here that the dead will hear the Voice of the Son of God. Here of course He did not mean the physically dead as we might like to interpret this. As always Jesus spoke in a comprehensive spiritual way and was referring to all that are spiritually dead among mankind. Those whose spiritual qualities were asleep.
His Word was capable of awakening these qualities and bringing them to life. If these people listened to the Word that came from Jesus, they would change for the better and overcome the evil that they have within. This evil then will not be able to harm them because they will be free from it through adjusting to the Will of God. Otherwise this evil will grow stronger through the effect of the Rays of God and can drive them to perdition. They must be able to deal with all the evil that they still have within themselves on time.
The Voice of the Son of Man shall reverberate through the lands and will awaken even the deadest souls and all the hitherto inactive evil in man to activity. Exactly as each one reacts to this Word he will be judged. If the individual heeds the Voice of the Son of Man, then he shall be allowed to see the new day, but if he rejects the Voice of the Son of Man, then he shall face Judgment which the Son of Man has been authorized by God to dispense.
John 5:28-30 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice (29) and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. (30) “I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
It is the same process as described above whereby all that is dead in creation, that is all the hitherto inert spiritual qualities of man will be roused to show themselves through becoming active. Through this activity it would be revealed to the Light. If it is a good activity it will survive but if not it will be destroyed with the human beings who attach themselves to these activities.
All human faults and weaknesses will be struck by this Power of the Light and also all the good qualities. All these will reveal to which side they belong. The darkness or the Light through their activities. The human beings who carry these qualities within themselves will be forced to act in the way these qualities demand. If evil they will force their possessors to act in that way and vice versa. As the evil reveals itself in its activities it is destroyed by the Light along with the human beings who are custodians of this evil.
We should therefore be on the look out for the faults that we possess within and make all the efforts now to overcome them and not allow them to become too powerful whereby when they are struck by the Light we run the risk of being dragged down with these faults and destroyed.