-THE BELIEVER'S JUDGEMENT-
"Just as Man is destined
to die once, and after that to face Judgement."
Every person who has ever lived shall be judged, and God, The Father has given all Judgement to His Son. Christ is The Appointed Just Judge of mankind, individually and of the Nations.
All Christians will be judged. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15,
2 Corinthians 5:10, Romans 14:10
Christ Lordship over all things, dead or living arises out of His Death and Resurrection. He is the authority over both church and the world. His enthronement gives Him the power to carry out the judgement and saving purposes of God.
God's judgement is exercised through Jesus Christ
GOD'S JUDGEMENT WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED
who have been redeemed (those who have believed and have become
in God's eyes)
are judged at the judgement seat of Christ; this is not judgement for salvation, which is a Gift from God of Grace, His Favour, for salvation cannot be earned, but it is for the accountability of BELIEVERS. The Lord Jesus Christ is the One to whom all believers are accountable.
There is an appointed time for the judgement of believers, when their attitude and reasons will be revealed. God is able to truly know the motive of people's hearts. Acts done with the wrong intention are distasteful to Him.
This judgement that believers face has
to do with justification, which is accredited to them forever, for
belief in Christ, believing Who He Was and Is, His Life, Death,
Ascension and His Glorification. We are, however, responsible for our
choices and actions, and the judgement refers to what we have done with
our life, for this also has been a gift, and it does however refer to
Christians have done with their lives as Christians, according to
1 Corinthians 11:31 scripture about judging themselves " When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world".
there is also 1 timothy 5:24 "The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them". NRSV "The sins of some people are conspicuous and precede them to judgment, while the sins of others follow them there".
Both these scriptures were written to believing and saved Christians.
A BELIEVER who has lost assurance to approach God for not staying faithful to Him and His Word, needs to ask The Holy Spirit to reveal the areas of failure, what changes have to be made, repent and ask forgiveness of God, in Jesus' Name. He is trustworthy to forgive and will purify a BELIEVER to restore communion with Him, because of Christ, God's act of Love towards us. The natural tendency is to follow man's wisdom and not God's Wisdom.
As a BELIEVER grows into the maturity of
Knowledge of God and The Grace of God, the weak areas will be
by The Holy Spirit and renewed trust in God for those areas will be
God's Word says He wants us to trust Him so that he can rescue His
prove Himself to them and receive the glory and honour for being their
There is personal responsibility of each Christian to do The Lord's work, individually and corporately. Believers will be purified.
The judgements dispensed are evaluated according to worth and character, varying from God and faithful servants to worthless. The judgement seal of Christ exposes a believer's life of service, it's motives and it's quality. All aspects will be brought into review at the solemn time for justice.
God will not condemn a BELIEVER. The Holy Spirit will convict so that repentance can be made. BELIEVERS can avoid judgement by self-examination, acknowledging weaknesses and sin by turning away from the issue or situation for that which mercy has been asked and as sins are acknowledged sincerely before God; they are overlooked and forgotten by Him.
The Holy Spirit's ministry is to renew, guide and lead a BELIEVER into Truth and Peace and To Uplift Jesus.
The Lord God wants us to be a part of His Kingdom. The rejection of ungodliness leads to godly living. Unbelievers of Christ will suffer God's wrath, but Christ has spared His disciples, (past, present and future) from this event.
The purpose of Judgement is to vindicate the righteous.
|.SCRIPTURES Hebrews 9:27, 2
5:10, Romans 2:4-6, 12, 14-16, Revelation 3, Luke 12:46-48, 1
3:13-15, 1 Peter 1:7, 4:12, 2 Peter 2:20,21, Matthew 24:48-51,
QUESTIONS 1] What is appointed to man? 2] Why do believers appear before the judgement seat of Christ? 3] What will happen at this judgement? 4] What should a believer do if they have lost confidence in approaching God because of sin? 5] Can a believer lose their salvation?
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