Monday, April 02, 2007

Judgment is Coming!!!

Rom. 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Many have heard the saying that "death and taxes" are certain for everyone. Technically, however, that statement is not completely true, since some people pay no taxes and some people have never died, such as Enoch and Ezekiel. There is only one thing that is absolutely certain to happen to every person which has ever lived here on earth; everyone will have to face God some day!!! Meeting God to give an account of one's life is an absolute certainty as taught by God in His word, the Bible. The prophet Amos warned the nation of Israel almost 2500 years ago (Amos 4:12), "Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel." In Hebrews 9:27 the Bible says, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

Of course, for the Christian believer, there is no need to fear Hell at the judgment of God. The Lord Jesus Christ has paid for our sins and purchased our redemption with His shed blood on the cross of Calvary. Rom. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom. 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Nevertheless, we who are Christians still must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, as taught in the Bible in 2 Cor. 5:10, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." What will occur at this judgment??? 1 Cor. 3:13-15 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Those who die in unbelief, however, not having trusted in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, will face a different judgment meeting with God. John describes this future scene in Rev. 20:12-15, "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

Yes, judgment is coming to all of us by God sometime in the future. It is certain!!! We are all accountable and responsible for our own lives and must face God alone. No excuses..... no blaming others for our own actions. It will be just a holy and just God and us. Christian friend, are you living your life for the Saviour, allowing the Holy Spirit to control your thoughts and actions each day??? To the unbeliever, are you putting things off until a "better time" instead of trusting Christ as your Saviour today??? Do you place more value in the knowledge of men who ridicule and despise God's written words to man, the Bible??? Do you live for your own self and pleasure and refuse to submit to the authority of God our creator???

Judgment is Coming!!!!!!!

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Blogger Cindy said...

Before I truly accepted Christ as my saviour, the thought of Judgment was horrifying to me. I was right to be terrified at that time as well. Judgment is coming, we must be ready because it could happen at any moment!!

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