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The Judgment Seat of Christ Is for Believers Only

It is a place where all works, hidden thoughts, and motives will be revealed.

Just as the Bible allows us see inward character flaws of people like David, now our lives will be an "open book" for all to see. As clearly as an electronic billboard on a busy highway will our hidden motives, imaginations, and thoughts... come into view.

It will be, for most of us, a terrible day of pure shame as forgotten memory of all events  shall be restored and each sordid detail faced.

The Judgment Seat of Christ is NOT a "heaven or "hell" issue, rather it is a rewards evaluation ceremony. This is astonishing! As it will reveal the "why" of deeds done in our body - and the real motive lurking behind each deed.

I fear that it will not be a pretty site. A thousand times worse than an IRS audit!


Talk about judgment!

This is where the adulteries of the "heart" or thoughts will be fully known by all.

Matthew 5:28 "But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."

Easy to hide now - then nothing shall remain hidden... pretty scary to realize that the lid comes off our innermost private life.

Why must this happen to each believer?

Because GOD is a righteous Judge...


Remember, Lucifer was cast OUT of heaven, with one third of the angels - for what he was hiding in his thought-life!

Isaiah 14:13 "For thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend to heaven, and I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD."

If GOD judged Lucifer for what he thought - it is "impossible for the righteous and just GOD" to judge us any less than He judged Lucifer...

This is righteous judgment. The only standard of judgment GOD has.

GOD's judgment "standards" are clearly revealed...

Look at how GOD reacted to what He saw in Genesis 6:5 "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually"

There are NOT two different judgments for evil thoughts and evil imaginations when they are found in each individual...


Evil thoughts. Evil imaginations as GOD recorded in Genesis 6:5

What were the people doing?

They were laughing and mocking Noah. They said "no" to GOD's invitation...

Popular? Very "cool!" They called Noah and his message "crazy"...

Yes, they did - until it started to rain.

Judgment started while they were laughing and joking and calling evil "good" and calling good "evil."

Too late... after GOD started the  judgment...

GOD shut the door of the Ark, not Noah.

No hope. No chance for survival.

It will be no different this next time. Judgment must come.



Sound familiar?

Today is no different. The rebellion against GOD is possibly worse...

Why does evil activity seem to be accelerating and intensifying?

The Bible reveals why people are emboldened to do more and more evil - 

Ecclesiastes 8:11 "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil."

When judgment of an evil act or imagination is not immediate, the evil-doer thinks he is getting a free pass, and that punishment can and is being avoided...that GOD doesn't see it, and won't do anything about it.

Psalms 10:11 "The misguided say: He has said in his heart, and GOD has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see it"

BIG mistake!

Married Couple Slain in Church for Lies About What They Sold Land For

GOD clearly establishes how He judges the sin of "lying"...

How does GOD's judgment really work?

GOD illustrates the principle of His standards of judgment in Acts 5:1-11

Husband & Wife Die in Church Service 3 Hours Apart

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.


Do You Think That GOD Is Unfair?

Do you think that GOD is unfair?

Why?

If truth can have any ongoing power, then lies must be identified and punished.

The real question is :

Where do lies come from?

John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of lies."

This is the source of all lies - Satan... where all wicked, evil thoughts and evil imaginations are fueled and energized.

GOD is compelled, by His very nature of purity and truth, to judge lies. You would not want the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to be afraid to judge all Satanic  influence, power, corruption, and lies, would you?

1 Chronicles 28:9 "And thou Solomon my son, know thou the GOD of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee, but if you forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever."

This is an incredible series of statements...

  • All "hearts" - the "movie theater of the mind" is searched by GOD
  • GOD sits in the "movie theater" of our mind and sees everything we think about and feed into our imagination
  • Our "imagination" is the greatest gift man has ever received from GOD - with the imagination we can do anything, go anywhere, anytime
  • This great gifting of the imagination requires responsibility and accountability
  • Out of the imagination, thoughts are all actions and attitudes birthed


What Does David Show Us in Psalms
Concerning Our Thoughts?

Psalms 139.2 "You know my thoughts from afar"

v23 "Search me, O GOD, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts..

Don't worry, David. He does.

Psalms 10:11 "The misguided say: He has said in his heart, and GOD has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see it"

Don't fall for those who say that "GOD forgets your past sin" - this is NOT what GOD said, He said, "He chooses NOT to remember our sin."

It is an insult to GOD to say that He is forgetful. He cannot forget. He chooses not to remember the sin against us...and that the sin is covered, and will remain covered under the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as we do as He says...

Disobey - and we suffer the consequences, to our own shame. If we do not forgive others - we run the risk of having our own forgiveness received to be annulled, or cancelled.

This is serious stuff.

It is a mistake to laugh about sin.

There is nothing funny about sin at all, despite modern day popular belief.

GOD has the last say, period!

What Is the Judgment Seat of Christ?

The Judgment Seat of Christ is NOT the "White Throne Judgment" that takes place one thousand years later.

This judgment is for a special group of dead and alive individuals who have been "washed by the Blood of the Lamb of GOD."

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

1 Corinthians 3:15 "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

Who Will Be At the Judgment Seat of Christ?

  • All believers who have fallen asleep in Christ
  • All living saints, or all believers in Jesus Christ as Lord
  • On GOD's side, GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and the Holy Spirit of GOD will all be there...

What Do You Mean: "All Believers?"

No one appears at the Judgment Seat of Christ unless they committed their lives to Jesus Christ and have had their sins "washed by the blood of the Lamb."

There are many terminologies used in various religious settings, such as believers, being "born again", or being saved.


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