Thursday, March 26, 2009

YOU WILL FACE THE JUDGMENT is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment… Hebrews 9:27

There are two specific times of judgement clearly mentioned in the Bible.

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it…And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-12, 15

The "books" are opened and a "book" is opened. The "books" contain the deeds of us all. But another "book" contains names. This is the book of life. It is also refered to as the lambs book of life. This book holds the names of all who have recieved the gift of eternal life through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. If your name id written in the book it won't matter what is written in the books because it will be forgiven. If your name is not in the book you had better hope you have lived an incredible life.


For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10

When the scripture above is read in it's context it is clear that it is adressing Christ followers-those whose names are written in the book of life. This passage and others seem to indicate that this is a judgement of our service to the Lord for the purpose of reward.

(A person’s) work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:13-15
So our daily choices all have eternal implications. Tomorrow I will write more specifically about the how I believe God will reward those who seek to serve Him.

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