“And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John 14:21 NLT
The Lord Jesus gives a special revelation of himself to His people. Even if Scripture did not declare this, there are many children of God who could confirm the truth of it from their own experience. They have had clear demonstrations of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a peculiar manner, such as no simple reading or hearing would offer. In the biographies of notable saints, you will find many instances in which Jesus has been pleased, in a very special manner, to speak to their souls and unfold the wonders of His person. Their souls have been so steeped in happiness that they thought they were in heaven—not really there, though they were close to the threshold. When Jesus reveals himself to His people, it is heaven on earth, it is the first taste of paradise, it is pure happiness begun. Special manifestations of Christ exercise a holy influence on believers’ hearts. One effect will be humility. If a man says, “I have had certain spiritual communications—I am a great man,” he has never had any communion with Jesus. “For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar” (Psalm 138:6 ESV). He does not need to come near the proud to know them, and He will never give them any loving visits. Another effect will be happiness, since in God’s presence there are pleasures forever (Psalm 16:11). And holiness will be sure to follow. A man who has no holiness has never had a revelation of Jesus. Some people profess a great deal, but we must not believe anyone unless we see deeds to support what they say. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked” (Galatians 6:7 ESV). He will not bestow His kindness on the wicked; while He will not cast away a perfect person, neither will He respect an evildoer. So there will be three effects of nearness to Jesus—humility, happiness, and holiness. May God give them to you, Christian! - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening
Most everyone has heard it said "You shouldn't judge!" If they and you have actually read the Bible you would see the real context of that.
There is to be judgments made. To evaluate evidence requires a judgment on the part of the examiner. Jesus tells us we will know people by their fruits.
Scripture also is plain to say that all men and women will stand before Christ. The evidence of your life will be before you.
What will it say of you?
What will your life's story tell of how you lived?
Will it be shown that you are a believer in Jesus Christ, lived for God? Or will it reveal that you believed something else?
In your day in Court, what you lived is what you believed.
Jesus is The Judge. He isn't like any you might have seen or appeared before on Earth. On Earth Judges ask questions. Judges need to deliberate. Judges need time to weigh the matter. Jesus needs none of that. He knows everything you have said, done, thought, or considered. You won't be asked to explain something that He doesn't already know the answer to.
At the final judgment, after the Rapture of the Church, after the 7 year Tribulation, after the Thousand year reign of Christ, at that Judgment Seat. Nobody will be asked about their lives. Jesus will separate those who are His from those who are not that were alive and made it that far.
You cannot fool Jesus.
You cannot deceive Jesus.
You cannot talk your way out of a judgment from Jesus.
You are either saved or unsaved when standing before Jesus. You either received the free gift of Salvation or you rejected it.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."
In the moment He said that, no, He had not come to Judge. When He returns, it WILL be as Judge, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
If you, my Dear Reader, have not believed, then indeed you have been judged already.
You, while you yet breathe, still have a hope, a chance, to be saved. Turn from your life to a living hope in Christ Jesus.
Repent of your sins and be made white as snow. Ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and come into your life to be your Savior and Lord. Then when He does appear, He won't be your Judge in regards to sin.
Demons at least believe and shudder. Mankind is the only living beings that often won't even do that. They would do what even Demons don't, which is to stand in defiance and shake their fists at God. They would gnash their teeth and rage at God. Demons fell down before Jesus when they were near Him. Look at all the others who lived in defiance to God at the same time who raged against Him who didn't.
You, my Friend, must look at your own evidence. Look at your own life. What do you see? If you are not saved, everything you have ever thought, said, done, didn't do that should have been done, will be counted against you. In Christ, your sins are remembered no more. Justification in Christ means just as if You Hadn't sinned.
He casts your sins as far as the east is from the west.
You have an opportunity right now to consider your ways. To look right now to see and to decide. You cannot choose for someone else. Each person is on their own. Once you die the choice is gone.
Are you guilty of your sin or are you cleared by the blood of Jesus?
Post a Comment