April 21, 2019
"Did Jesus Just Happen" The Life of Christ (The Judging Christ)
There are several judgments contained in the over all program of God. For instance: The Judgment of Sin which Christ took upon Himself at Calvary: The Judgment of Israel during the Tribulation period which is called the "Day of Jacob's Trouble"; The Judgement of the Nations which will occur at the end of the Tribulation and the beginning of the Earthly Kingdom of Christ; The Judgment Seat of Christ or Bema Bar which will occur during the Tribulation and will deal with Christians who will be in Heaven; and the Judgment of the Great White Throne in the final aspect of the Judging Christ. I will deal with two of these Judgments: The Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment.
The Judgement Seat of Christ or which is called also the "Bema Bar" of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 3: 9-15 and 11 Corinthians 5: 9-10 we find these words. "For we are labors together with God: Ye are God's husbandry. According to the Grace of God which is given unto Me, as a wise Master builder, I have laid the foundation and another builds there upon. For other foundation 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 shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire." "for we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ: that every one amy receive the things done in the his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him."
There are few doctrines of greater importance to the child of God than the Doctrine of the Judgement Seat of Christ.
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor