Welcome to “Abounding Grace” for the conclusion to the study on foundation Doctrines. These are the teachings that Jesus gave, they are foundational to the spiritual growth of the believer, this is the milk of the Word that will help you to grow, and if you have been through them then that is excellent but don’t stop there, continue to cycle them through your spirit man as faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word. I have given these lessons at least once a year for the past 20 odd years yet every time I share them the Lord adds things to them that I never saw before and I thank Him for that. The Word of God is like a diamond, if you look at a well cut diamond just once you will not see its beauty as at one glance you cannot examine all its facets, the more you look at it the more you appreciate it, so it is with the Word of God. In conclusion to this study let’s discuss the purpose, the length and the result of this trial.
- Purpose of this trial is to give every man a fair trial before punishment.
Acts.17:31. (Amp) Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead.
Ps.9:8. (Amp) And He will judge the world in righteousness (rightness and equity); He will minister justice to the peoples in uprightness.
- To judge the secrets of men.
Rom.2:16. (Amp) On that day when, as my Gospel proclaims, God by Jesus Christ will judge men in regard to the things which they conceal (their hidden thoughts).
- To judge idle words.
Matt.12:36. (Amp) But I tell you, on the Day of Judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
(Mess) Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously.
- To judge the works, thoughts, actions and sins of man.
1Tim.5:24. (Amp) The sins of some men are conspicuous (openly evident to all eyes), going before them to the judgment [seat] and proclaiming their sentence in advance; but the sins of others appear later [following the offender to the bar of judgment and coming into view there].
Rev.20:12-13. (KJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rom.2:5-6. (Amp) But by your callous stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are storing up wrath and indignation for yourself on the day of wrath and indignation, when God’s righteous judgment (just doom) will be revealed. For He will render to every man according to his works [justly, as his deeds deserve]:
(Mess) You’re not getting by with anything. Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire. The day is coming when it’s going to blaze hot and high, God’s fiery and righteous judgment. Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you.
- To mete out degrees of punishment according to deeds.
Matt.7:2. (Amp) For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.
Matt.11:22-24. (Amp) I tell you [further], it shall be more endurable for Tyre and Sidon on the Day of Judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, are you to be lifted up to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades [the region of the dead]! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have continued until today. But I tell you, it shall be more endurable for the land of Sodom on the Day of Judgment than for you.
Rev.20:11-15. (KJV) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
- The Length of the sentence:
Time for judging all the wicked is not known, but the length of the sentence for all will be eternal.
Matt.25:46. (Amp) Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.
Hebr.6:2. (KJV) Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Rev.14:9. (Amp) Then another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a mighty voice, Whoever pays homage to the beast and his statue and permits the [beast's] stamp (mark, inscription) to be put on his forehead or on his hand, he too shall [have to] drink of the wine of God’s indignation and wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no respite (no pause, no intermission, no rest, no peace) day or night–these who pay homage to the beast and to his image and whoever receives the stamp of his name upon him.
Ish.66:22-24. (Mess) “For just as the new heavens and new earth that I am making will stand firm before me” GOD’s Decree. “So will your children and your reputation stand firm. Month after month and week by week, everyone will come to worship me,” GOD says. “And then they’ll go out and look at what happened to those who rebelled against me. Corpses! Maggots endlessly eating away on them, an endless supply of fuel for fires. Everyone who sees what’s happened and smells the stench retches.”
All in death and hell sent to the lake of fire.
Rev.20:14-15. (Amp) Then death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire.
We must remember that we as the body of Christ will not partake in this judgement, so right now you can raise your hands and give praise and glory to the Father who has drawn you out of darkness into His glorious light, He has delivered out of the kingdom of darkness and translated you in the Kingdom of His Son and has given you eternal life through your faith in Jesus as the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the earth, if you have never received Jesus as your personal Lord and saviour then you are on the road to what I believe to be the saddest day since the beginning of time and that will be the day that our loving heavenly Father will have to deliver judgement on all who have reject the precious blood of Jesus that has the power to give God life to all who will accept it. People say God is a good and loving God so He won’t send people to hell, that is correct, the person who refuse to accept what God has done in Christ Jesus as the sin sacrifice sends himself to hell, it’s the person personal choice, and it is not God’s call. To become a part of the family of God all you have to do is pray the following prayer and make Jesus the Lord of your life:
“Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from dead, I shall be saved. Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce my past life with Satan. “I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is now my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away. Now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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