January 26, 2020
As I mentioned last week, there are several Judgments contained in the over all program of God. Last week, I listed all the Judgments up to this point which dealt with Calvary, Jesus dying on the cross and paying the debt for the sins of all mankind from Adam to end of all the ages.
There is a Judgment at present which is called the Christian's Judgment which has to do with the every day life of the Christian which is also referred to as Self Judgment.1 Corinthians 11: states that we are to Examine ourselves, For if we judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord that we may not be condemned with the world. Then in 1 John, we are told to confess our sins that our Lord will forgive us and cleanse us.
Then the next judgment will be the Judgment Seal of Christ which is called the "Bema Bar" of Christ. "For we must all appear before the Judgement 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. 1 Cor. 3: and 1 Cor. 5: One portion deals with the Christian being a labour working to build upon the Foundation which is already laid. It has to do with our works, whether it be, Wood, Hay, Stable or Silver, Gold and Precious Stones. The works which are made up of Silver, Gold and Precious Stones will last, the other three will burn. Therefore what we do as a Christian determines our motives whether they be to Glorify Christ or Self. The other as mentioned is we must appear to give account to Christ for the things done int he body, whether good or bad. There are few Doctrines of greater importance to the child of God than the Doctrine of the Judgment Seat of Christ. This Judgment is not to determine whether we are saved or not, That was determined when we placed our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and the finished work of the Cross.
The next Judgment ( which will happen at the end of the Great Tribulation Period or the completing of the 70th Week of Daniel. This Judgment is call the Judgment of the Nations. Matthew 25: "When the Son of Man comes in His glory and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the Throne of His Glory and all the Nations will be gathered before Him and He will separate them one from another. There will be the Sheep Nations and the Goat Nations. The Sheep Nations are the ones who will stand with His people, Israel and of course with Christ. The Goat nations are the Gentile Nations who will rise up against Christ and once again through the work of Satan try to destroy Him and His people.
There is another judgment which is called Gog and Magog. This will be right before the last Judgment of the Great White Throne. God and Magog represents the ones who will turn against Christ at the end of the 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth. These will also appear at the last judgment.
The Great White Judgment is where sinners of all ages stand in the presence of a Holy and Just God, to give an account for their sins. This will be one of the most awesome revelations given to us in the Word of God. In my previous comments when I was given the comments concerning "The Life of Christ" or "Did Jesus Just Happen", I gave the reason for this judgment.
Just know that at this Judgment the books are open and every person not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire along with Satan and all his angels.
The important thing above all is to be saved by the Grace of God so that you and any other person will not have to appear before this Judgment.
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor