Yesterday, I watched The Last Duel (2021) again, and it got me thinking about the concept of justice.
The Bible prophesies that the beginning of the kingdom of God, on the day of the LORD, will be the dawn of a righteous world – a world with truth and proper justice.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righeous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.Jeremiah 23:5-6
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots… and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.Isaiah 11:1-4
I have previously brought up the story of The Last Duel (2021), which is based on an actual duel, in France 1386 AD, between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques le Gris. At that time, I focused on the Frankish custom of trial by combat, and the meaning of God’s title, “the LORD of hosts”. I also drew a parallel with the fight between David and Goliath (ref. 1 Samuel 17:1-51) to make the point that the truth about a matter can be revealed through the outcome of a battle.
This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee… for the battle is the LORD’s…1 Samuel 17:46-47
Historically, Jacques le Gris did lose the duel, and in all likelihood he was guilty.
In this article, I would like to draw attention to the concept of justice.
Ridley Scott’s telling of the last duel in France presents three different perspectives of the events that led to the duel. Which is truthful and which is not is left to the audience to think about.
To state the obvious, proper justice is only possible if the truth about a matter can be determined.
Under an inquisitorial system of law, practised in many European countries, the role of the court is to investigate a case to try to determine the facts. Under an adversarial system of law, practised in many English speaking countries, the role of the court is to remain impartial while the prosecution and the defence present arguments in an attempt to convince either the judge or a jury to reach the verdict of guilty or not guilty. Both the inquisitorial and the adversarial systems of law, as practised today, are susceptible to a miscarriage of justice, because judges and lawyers are human and they can make mistakes. Indeed, appellate courts exist for the sake of reducing mistakes such as wrongful convictions and improper sentencing.
Another thing is, humans can be corrupted, both by money and by evil spirits.
The result of all this is injustice, and, more often than not, the wicked getting away with crimes.
However, with God, the truth about a matter is always clear, for God sees everything and knows everything. Omniscience means divine justice will always be proper.
Can any hide himself in a secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.Jeremiah 23:24
Now, something that I have brought up many times already is that during the Millennial Reign, Jesus Christ will judge the world himself and through his saints.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all…Jude 1:14-15
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? … Know ye not that we shall judge angels? …1 Corinthians 6:2-3
Each saint will be give lordship over an area, not unlike a medieval knight, and being a member of the body of Christ, in other words a part of the bride of Christ, one spiritual flesh with God (ref. Ephesians 5:32), he the saint will reign over that area on behalf of Jesus Christ.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.Matthew 25:21
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.Revelation 1:6-7
Now, after the day of the LORD, a saint will be able to see the truth about an event for himself because with wings he will be able to go anywhere and any-when. By any-when, I mean, time travel.
It is explained in the Bible that demons can time travel. In Deuteronomy 18:10-14, the Bible speaks against “divination” and “diviners” and “observers of times”.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee…Deuteronomy 18:10-12
What is divination and observing times, and for that matter even astrology and stargazing (ref. Isaiah 47:13), if not a human in communion with the Devil or with one of his angels?
I think, by design, all angels can time travel. All angels can move through the four dimensions of space and time. Gravity has no effect, and no wall or obstacle can block them.
Because angels can move both forwards and backwards through time, when the saints become equal unto angels, then it follows that the saints too will be able to time travel.
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry , nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.Luke 20:34-36
Of course, anyone that can time travel will be able to see the truth about a matter for himself and even identify a perpetrator if necessary. This is why, the judgement of a saint, who judges on behalf of Jesus Christ, will be righteous and proper.
Now, notice the poster of the movie Peppermint (2018) features the main character Riley, and on the wall behind her, are the wings of an angel. For this reason, I regard Peppermint (2018) to be the story of a saint.
In Peppermint (2018), an ordinary woman goes off the grid and then re-emerges as a vigilante, after a drug cartel murders her family, and the justice system with corrupt judges and dirty cops lets the killers go free. The catchphrase of the movie is, “The system failed; she won’t.”
One by one, she hunts her prey and as it were gives them hell. Hers is a righteous wrath and vengeance.
The Bible prophesies, in these last days, the Devil through Babylon and the fourth beast will prey on the saints of God, the “holy ones” (hagion) of Jesus Christ.
And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…Revelation 17:5-6
But afterwards, the tables will turn, and the hunted will become the hunters.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.Revelation 13:10
In Jeremiah 16, the Bible speaks of a time of many hunters who will serve the LORD.
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from ever hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.Jeremiah 16:16-17
The movie Batman v Superman (2016), featuring the vigilantism of Batman, also mentions “hunters” .
Further, not for nothing is the catchphrase of Batman v Superman (2016) literally “Dawn of Justice”!
Today, more or less, the whole world is wicked, under the spell of false gods.
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.1 John 5:19
After the day of the LORD and before his one thousand years are over, what is left of evil will be silent, cowering in darkness. Thus, righteousness will spread across the entire world.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.Isaiah 9:7
This is the promise of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Behold, a king [Jesus] shall reign in righteousness, and princes [in this case saints rather than angels because of Hebrews 2:5] shall rule in judgment.Isaiah 32:1
… Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.Revelation 15:3-4