How would you respond if you knew God was judging you now??
If you knew that God was judging you right now, the way you live, and eternal consequences were at stake, how would you react ?
Would you be happy with the way you are living ?
Is it in accordance with God's Word and the principles that Christ Jesus and the Apostles laid out ?
Would you be happy to be judged right now ?
Well, WE ARE living in that time of Judgment right now.
Cases are being decided right now as to who will be worthy to enter into the Heavenly Kingdom.
God is judging the World, with Christ Jesus as our only Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), pleading our cases for us.
And just as the High Priest in the Old Testament cleansed the sanctuary on the day of atonement with the blood of an animal, to cover the sins of the people, Jesus our Heavenly High Priest has moved into the most holy place in the Heavenly Sanctuary to "spiritually" cleanse it with His own blood and to blot out the sins of those who truly follow Him.
So who will be judged ?
"I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked."
So both the righteous and the wicked will be judged, but with whom will God begin Judgment ?
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God ?"
(1 Peter 4:17 )
So judgment begins with the "house of God".
In other words, it begins with those who profess to believe in God and follow His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
Can you confidently say that you are living up to the faith you proclaim ?
Are you living for God and His Son Jesus every day ?
Is God and His Son Jesus your love, your life, your ALL ?
Do you have any secret cherished sin that nobody else knows about ?
If yes, then repent of it and let it go now, because God will bring EVERYTHING you do into judgment.
"For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."
There is NOTHING that can be hidden from God.
Please repent of every sin, and turn away from it, as we are living in the end times.
This Judgment will come to an end soon and every case will be decided with no second chances !
In Revelation 22:12 Jesus says that when He returns at the Second Coming, His REWARD will be with Him to give to everyone according to their works.
Now for Jesus to be able to give His reward to everyone at the Second Coming, whether it be life eternal or the lake of fire, everyone must be Judged BEFORE He returns, and this is the Judgment that is taking place now.
It's an "investigative" Judgment to see who God's true people and who are not.
Then when He returns, He will issue the "executive" Judgment, that is, we will either be rewarded with eternal life, or sentenced to death in the lake of fire. Regarding this verse, God's Word declares there's two resurrections that take place, separated 1,000
years apart: the 1st resurrection for the righteous/saved and the 2nd resurrection for
the unrighteous/lost. We find this truth in:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection...
"A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him:
the Judgment was set, and the books were opened."
Please understand this important issue.
Many professing Christians believe that Judgment is not taking place now, and they think they have time to continue living worldly lives, and then get ready near the end.
Many even believe they will get second chances !
Please don't believe this.
The teaching of "second chances" is nothing but a deception from satan, so that people won't be ready !
Jesus is telling us we MUST be ready everyday !
"Therefore be ye READY,
for in such an hour as ye think not,
the Son of man cometh.
Just take a look at the Bible verse above in Daniel 7.
This is a judgment scene with the record books of every person that has ever lived opened to find out who will be saved and who will be lost.
Remember, at the Second Coming of Jesus, He will HAVE the reward WITH HIM, which means Judgment HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
(John 5:28-29 ....')
Do you see this ?
For people to be rewarded with eternal life and others to be sentenced to damnation at the resurrection, the Judgment must have already taken place.
At the resurrection every case will have been decided, NEVER to be reversed.
Preparing in the Time of Judgment
So how should we be living in the time of Judgment ?
Well, think forward to the time when Jesus returns after the Judgment is complete.
Will you have regrets that you spent more time watching TV, playing games, socializing, reading novels, building your career, making your house nice, than you did with God and His Son Jesus Christ ?
ALL these things will be burnt up when Christ returns.
Let them go now while you still have chance to get right with God.
"Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness ..... Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless."
(2 Peter 3:11,14 )
Knowing that we are in the time of Judgment, and knowing that this world and everything in it will be laid waste, we need now to start living godly lives, putting aside worldly things and truly living for God and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep His Commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man."
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
(Luke 21:36 .....')
"Strive to enter in at the strait gate:
for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in,
and shall not be able."
Please don't think that you can be saved by your works, because that is impossible.
This is NOT the message we are giving here.
We can ONLY be saved by the grace of God, which is a free gift to all.
BUT, the message we are giving here is that faith ALONE cannot save you as the book of James confirms.
A true faith WILL produce works and the evidence of your faith is the works that you do.
Do you have a true faith ?
Then you will be striving to keep God's Ten Commandments, you will be turning away from worldly things, you will be giving more time to God and His Son Jesus than anything else, you will be sharing the Gospel with others, you will be helping those in need, you will be using the money and possessions that God gave you to further His kingdom, rather than use them as pleasure for yourself.
Your life will be consumed with God and His Son Jesus Christ.
What Happens in the Judgment ?
Take a look at this awesome Judgment scene by the prophet Daniel,
"I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool:
His Throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him:
thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him:
the Judgment was set, and the books were opened.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of Heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before Him."
What an amazing scene !
God sits on His fiery Throne, millions of angels minister to Him, the record books are opened and Christ Jesus is brought to God to be the intercessor for man.
The court is in session !
What a scene to behold !
Now if you still have doubt as to the validity of this message you are reading, that Judgment takes place BEFORE Christ returns at the Second Coming, then read the above Bible verse again, and then take a look at the following verse.
"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess His name before My Father, and before His angels."
Do you see what Jesus just said above ?
In a few words He has described the Judgment scene of Daniel 7.
He says that He will stand before God and the angels and confess the names of TRUE Christians, those who "follow Christ wheresoever He goeth".
Now this scene HAS to happen before Jesus returns, because as Jesus said in Revelation 22:12, His reward would be with Him when He returns, to give to the "overcomers".
Did you notice something else important ?
Did you notice that it is ONLY those who "overcome" that remain in the book of life ?
Think about it, if your name is IN the book of life, are you in a saved position ?
But if you don't overcome this world through your relationship with God and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and you don't live up to the faith you proclaim, what will happen ?
Your name will be BLOTTED OUT from the book of life, and you will be lost.
This shows the teaching of "once saved always saved" to be a false teaching.
Will you be an overcomer ?
Will you turn away from your sins and give your WHOLE heart, soul, mind and strength to God and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ ?
We have been living in the time of Judgment for some time now and it will soon come to an end.
Soon every case will be decided for good or evil, for saved or for lost,
"He that is unjust let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous let him be righteous still; and he that is holy let him be holy still."
There will be NO second chances !
Let the righteousness of Christ fill your heart now !
And give your all to God our Father and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven,
having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice,
Fear God, and give glory to Him;
for the hour of His JUDGMENT is come:
and worship Him that made Heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” (Revelation 14:6-7)
At this very moment, you may be thinking, "how can I be sure my name is written in the book of life?" Please take 3 more minutes to learn how by reading A Reversible Pandemic
A Reversible Pandemic
The world has experienced a fearful and costly pandemic. The scope of a pandemic is often wide-ranging.
A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people.”
Ah--were you aware there's been a worldwide pandemic that's afflicted every human being and has been ongoing for thousands of years? In the Christian community, it's referred to as a "spiritual pandemic."
The good news is, this type of pandemic is reversible! Let's discover how this can be as you read about the solution below.
DEAR Reader, what about your future? your past, whatever it has been, is gone forever and cannot be recalled, your present is slipping away moment by moment with every beat of your pulse. Your future-ah! have you ever thought about it-the endless, endless future? Perhaps you say, "I have never given it one serious thought." Dear friend, why is this? If a man had a bill to meet on an appointed day, would he not be prepared for it? or if he had a friend coming to see him, would he not be anxious to be quite ready for him?
In Matthew 25:13, the only Begotten Son of God instructs us to "watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
Ah! my reader, there is a solemn event in your future. God says, "It is appointed unto men once to DIE" (Heb. 9:27). Do what you will, you cannot avoid DEATH.
I read, "after this the JUDGMENT." This, my friend, is what I especially desire to call your earnest attention to that you will be fully prepared for your appointed day with God. I pray the following preparatory process in God's blueprint will prepare you for your appointment with "the only true God and His Son, Jesus Christ whom He has sent." (John 17:3)
John 3:3-Jesus answered...unless one is born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 14:12-There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
Psalms 14:1a-The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
Acts 17:30-In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent: (NIV)
Romans 3:23-For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;
Hebrews 9:27-And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment:
Matthew 24:44-Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (ESV)
Romans 6:23-For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Acts 4:12-Nor is there salvation in any other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Romans 3:25a-God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood--to be received by faith. (NIV)
Romans 10:9-10-That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Ephesians 2:8-For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Romans 6:1b-5-[1b] Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Matthew 16:26a-For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Matthew 16:26b-What can be compared with the value of eternal life? (LB)
Dear Reader-Honestly ask yourself the following two questions: (1) Will I allow God to reverse the spiritual pandemic(Rom.6:23 above) in my life that keeps me afflicted and in bondage to sin and to eternal separation from God? (2) Is my life completely and eternally invested in Jesus Christ? If not, I invite you to make that investment through using the above guidelines of God's road map to salvation and the prayer below. I also invite you to allow us to rejoice with you on your decision for Christ and to visit/contact the Church or person listed.
My Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust, obey, and follow You as my Lord and Savior. I thank you Lord for saving me. I pray this wholeheartedly in Jesus' name. Amen!
Dear Reader--one closing promise from God's Word: "And being made perfect, He(Jesus) became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him" (Hebrews 5:9)
Will you remain lost or will you decide 'now is the time...the day of salvation?'
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
2 Corinthians 6:2
behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.