JUDGMENT…..A  LARGE  TOPIC!


I  WAS  SURPRISED  AS  I  WENT  INTO  THIS  SUBJECT;  IT  IS  MUCH  LARGER  THAN  I  EVER  THOUGHT;  THE  BIBLE  HAS  MUCH  TO  SAY  ON  THE  TOPIC.


I  WILL  GIVE  YOU  SOME  OF  THE  VERSES  CONCERNING  THIS  IMPORTANT  STUDY.


EXODUS  18:21


LEVITICUS  19: 15


DEUTERONOMY  1: 12-17;  16: 18-20;  17: 8-11;  25: 1-3;  


SAMUEL  8: 3


1 KINGS  3: 9


2  CHRONICLES  19: 5-10


PSALMS  82: 2-4;  50: N3-6;  96: 13


ECCLESIASTES  11: 9;  12: 14  WITH  EZEKIEL  18: 20-28


DANIEL  7: 9-10;  WITH  REVELATION  20


MATTHEW  7:22-23;  11: 22;  12: 41-42


JOHN  5: 22;  12: 48


ACTS  10:42;  17: 31;  24: 25


ROMANS  2: 5-16


1 CORINTHIANS 6: 2


JAMES 2: 12-13


IT  IS  WRITTEN  “FOR  THE  TIME  IS  COME,  THAT  JUDGMENT  MUST  BEGIN  AT  THE  HOUSE  OF  GOD…….” [1 PETER 4:17]


THE  SAINTS/CHILDREN  OF  GOD  HAVE  THEIR  JUDGMENT  NOW  AS  THEY  LIVE.


IT  IS  ALSO  WRITTEN,  “AND  BEHOLD,  I  COME  QUICKLY;  AND  MY  REWARD  IS  WITH  ME  ,  TO  GIVE  EVERY  MAN  ACCORDING  AS  HIS  WORK  SHALL  BE” [REV. 22: 12]


WE  ARE  REWARDED  BY  OUR  WORKS,  SAVED  B Y  GRACE,  BUT  REWARDED  BY  OUR  WORKS  THAT  WE  DO  IN  THIS  LIFETIME.


ALSO  WRITTEN,  “FOR  WE  MUST  ALL  APPEAR  BEFORE  THE  JUDGMENT  SEAT  OF  CHRIST:  THAT  EVERY  ON E  MAY  RECEIVE  THE  THIN GS  DONE  IN  HIS  BODY,  ACCORDING  TO  WHAT  HE  HAS  DONE,  WHETHER  IT  BE  GOOD  OR  BAD” [2 COR. 5: 10].


THIS  IS  NOT,  AS  MANY  MAKE  THE  MISTAKE  IN  TEACHING,  SOME  HUGE  INTERROGATION  WITH  A  LARGE  SCREEN,  WHEREBY  CHRIST  GOES  THROUGH  ALL  YOUR  GOOD  AND  BAD  WAYS  OF  LIFE.  NOT  ONLY  ONLY  DOES  THAT  CONTRADICT  THAT  YOUR  SINS  ARE  FORGIVEN  AND  WASHED  AWAY  BY  THE  BLOOD  OF  CHRIST,  NOT  BROUGHT  UP  AGAIN  AS  YOU  APPEAR  BEFORE  CHRIST;  IT  WOULD  ALSO  BE  TERRIBLY  EMBARRASSING.  


WE  ARE  BUILDING  OUR  REWARD  NOW  IN  THIS  LIFE,  ACCORDING  TO  OUR  WORKS,  WHAT  WE  DO,  WITH  WHAT  HAS  BEEN  GIVEN  US.


WE  HAVE  TO  BUILD  ACCORDINGLY:  IT  IS  WRITTEN——


“FOR  OTHER  FOUNDATIONS  CAN  NO  MAN  LAY  THAN  THAT  IS  LAID,  WHICH  IS  JESUS  CHRIST.  NOW  IF  ANY  MAN  BUILD  UPON  THIS  FOUNDATION,  GOLD,  SILVER,  PRECIOUS  STONES,  WOOD,  HAY,  STUBBLE;  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  HAS  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” [1 COR. 3: 11-15].


HOW  WE  BUILD  UPON  THE  FOUNDATION  OF  SALVATION  THROUGH  CHRIST  AND  GRACE  FROM  THE  FATHER;  WHAT  WE  DO  WITH  WHAT  HAS  BEEN  GIVEN  US  WILL  DETERMINE  OUR  REWARD  BY  OUR  WORKS.


WE  SHALL  NOT  STAND  BEFORE  CHRIST  AND  SEE  ALL  OUR  LIFE,  BAD  AND  GOOD,  PASS  BEFORE  OUR  EYES.  THE  SINS  ARE  WASHED  AWAY  BY  THE  BLOOD  OF  CHRIST;  OUR  WORKS  WILL  BE  AS  GOING  THROUGH  FIRE—— WHAT  REMAINS  WILL  BE  THE  GOOD  WORKS  WE  DID,  AND  SO  BE  REWARDED  ACCORDING  TO  WHAT  GOOD  WORKS  REMAIN  THROUGH  THE  FIRE.


I  HAVE  A  FULL  IN-DEPTH  STUDY  ON  THIS  SUBJECT  CALLED  I  BELIEVE  “JUDGMENT  DAY”  -  IT  BLOWS  AWAY  THE  THEOLOGICAL  FALSE  TEACHING  OF  MANY  AS  THEY  TRY  TO  EXPLAIN  A  CHRISTIAN’S  JUDGMENT  DAY  BEFORE  CHRIST.





JUDGMENT


The first assignment for my husband, Cecil, in his art class was to sketch the San Luis Rey mission in Oceanside, California. Everyone turned in a sketch, and the teacher began his oral critique of each student's work. When he came to Cecil's, he held it up and said, "Who is the figure in the doorway of the mission?"

"That's the padre, sir."

"Well, don't you think your padre looks a little sick?"

"He could be," Cecil responded. "I'm am artist, not a doctor."


Agnes Goddard (Criticism, Perspective)


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In Is It Real When It Doesn't Work? Doug Murren and Barb Shurin recount:


Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel awoke one morning to read his own obituary in the local newspaper: "Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, who died yesterday, devised a way for more people to be killed in a war than ever before, and he died a very rich man." Actually, it was Alfred's older brother who had died; a newspaper reporter had bungled the epitaph. But the account had a profound effect on Nobel. He decided he wanted to be known for something other than developing the means to kill people efficiently and for amassing a fortune in the process. So he initiated the Nobel Prize, the award for scientists and writers who foster peace.


Nobel said, "Every man ought to have the chance to correct his epitaph in midstream and write a new one."


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How do you get a great parking space at a New York Yankees baseball game? One man thought he had a way. According to the Fresno, California Bee, this man pulled his car into the VIP parking lot and casually told the attendant that he was a friend of George Steinbrermer, owner of the Yankees. Unfortunately for the imposter, the person attending the parking lot that day was George Steinbrermer himself, doing some personal investigation of traffic problems at the stadium.


The surprised imposter looked at Steinbrermer and said, "Guess I've got the wrong lot." You can be sure that he did not park in the VIP lot that day or ever. The owner knows his friends. The owner determines who gets in the VIP lot.


God also knows who his friends are and who the imposters are.


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Keith Hunt - October  5 - 2018