After the rapture of the Ekklesia Jesus will collect from “the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.” The Scroll is the title deed of planet earth. Whoever has it owns the earth.
The “Him who sat on the throne” is God the Father. The Scroll has been in His right hand since the creation of the world.
The earth was originally leased to Adam for six days or six thousand years. By transgression Adam handed it over to Satan, the devil.
Jesus came to the world to recover what God lost. By sacrifice, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to receive the scroll and open it in judgment of the world in righteousness. Jesus has coSmpleted His first coming assignment but the judgment of the world has not begun.
Jesus has been at the right hand of God in heaven for about two thousand years. Why has He not taken the Scroll and judge the world? The word of God is forever settled in heaven. I can think of two main reasons.
Firstly, the leasehold given to Adam was for six thousand years. It must expire before Jesus can enter fully into His joy. God is law abiding.
Secondly, the Bible has something to say about the marriage of the Lamb. “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” (Rev 19:7) Jesus must be joined to His wife before He can take the Scroll out of the hand of the Ancient of Days. Jesus is the Head of the Church; the Body of Christ is here on earth.
The marriage of the Lamb cannot take place without the airlift of the Body of Christ, the Priesthood into heaven. Only those called out from Jewish and Gentile nations who have made themselves ready will participate in the airlift of the Ekklesia from earth to the atmospheric heaven to unite with the Head of the Church forever.
Consequently, the rapture of the church must take place before Bema the judgment seat of Christ and the marriage of the Lamb must take place before Jesus can begin to judge the world over a period of seven years.
“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world”? (1 Cor 6:2)