"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path". Ps 119:105
The Place of Judgement.
There are several prophecies which lead us to expect that the remote and desolate region of Mount Sinai will be the place of judgment. This area is traditionally associated with judgment, having been used by God in the days of Moses as a gathering point for the people of Israel (after He had miraculously delivered them from their bondage in the land of Egypt), and where they remained for a period to receive the Divine Law. This place then is destined to be used again for the great tribunal at the return of Christ.
These scriptures reveal to us that after the judgement, Christ and his company, by now greatly enlarged by the addition of those whom he has approved -- come from Sinai; from Seir and from Paran, which all point to that area.
Speaking prophetically of the ultimate blessing that would be given to Israel, Moses said:
"The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; He shined forth from Mount Paran, and He came from (with--A.V.) the ten thousands of holy ones; at his right hand was a fiery law for them. Yea, he loveth the peoples: all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words." Deuteronomy 33:2-3
Habakkuk also wrote:
"O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman and the Holy One from Mount Paran, His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise." Habakkuk 3:2-3
It is to be noted that we do not need to be surprised that these prophecies are in the past tense. For as we read "known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world". (Acts 15:18 A.V) Because God has complete authority, controlling all things, He alone can speak emphatically as to what shall be hereafter. Thus Paul tells us that God told Abraham:
"A father of many nations have I made thee" and . . . he believed God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were." Romans 4:17
Further Prophecies to Consider:
Psalms 50:1-6, 68:1-8; Zechariah 14:5; Romans 14.10 and 2Corinthians 5:10.