Zephaniah 3: 8-20 (NKJV) “Therefore wait for Me,” says the Lord, “Until the day I rise up [a]for plunder My determination is to gather the nations. To My assembly of kingdoms, To pour on them My indignation, All My fierce anger; All the earth shall be devoured.With the fire of My jealousy. 9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure [b]language, That they all may call on the name of the Lord, To serve Him with one accord. 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, The daughter of My dispersed ones, Shall bring My offering. 11 In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds In which you transgress against Me; For then I will take away from your midst. Those who rejoice in your pride, And you shall no longer be haughty In My holy mountain. 12 I will leave in your midst A meek and humble people, And they shall trust in the name of the Lord. 13 The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness And speak no lies, Nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; Forthey shall feed their flocks and lie down,And no one shall make them afraid.”14 Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; You shall [c]see disaster no more.
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. 17 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness,He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
18 “I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly Who are among you, To whom its reproach is a burden. 19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, And gather those who were driven out; I will appoint them for praise and fame. In every land where they were put to shame. 20 At that time I will bring you back, Even at the time I gather you; For I will give you [d]fame and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I return your captives before your eyes,”Says the Lord.
Revelation 2:29 (NKJV) “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The Components Of The Court.
1. Judge – Who is Sovereign = God
The Lawyers Of The Court
Epesians 4:11 (NKJV) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
2. The Jury
Paul said I speak as a man and I as well when it comes to this I to speak as a man, the twelve Apostles are sitting in the jury box because of the witness of Christ suffering and sacrifice.
3. The Defendant
All of mankind, you and I sitting waiting to be judged.
1 John 2:1 b (NKJV) We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.