The Judgement Seat of Christ #1
This is a very serious issue (2 Corinthians 5:10-11).
Both good and bad made manifest (1 Corinthians 3:15).
Will we be ashamed of our life of time wasting, failings, and standards?
1 John 2:28: This is the way it should be.
How will you feel when all is made known?
It should break your heart now.
We are going to see Jesus (1 John 3:2).
Do you love Him enough to obey Him?
Are you making excuses for your life?
1 John 4:17: Do it now!
An obedient believer is ready for judgement.
We will see Him – but we will see ourselves too.
2 Corinthians 5:10.
Appear = publicly made manifest.
Jesus made it plain in the Gospels.
Our lives, words, thoughts and actions brought under His spotlight.
Every detail examined.
The real “us” will be seem for the first time.
The Judgement Seat of Christ #2
Everything will come under the Lord’s spotlight (Mark 4:22).
The condition you die in is the condition you meet Him in.
No secret is safe (Romans 2:16).
Our true character will be seen (Romans 2:11-15).
Every word (Matthew 12:36-37).
Every deed (Colossians 3:23-24).
Every attitude (Matthew 5:22).
Every good thing will receive its reward.
But there will be loss.
The reward depends upon our obedience.
We must ask ourselves, “What kind of Christian am I?”
A real Christian aims to please God (Philippians 3:14).
A real Christian will be rewarded (1 Peter 1:7).
Real Christians tremble (2 Corinthians 5:11; Philippians 2:12; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 Peter 4:5-7; 2 Peter 3:11; 1 Peter 4:17).
The Judgement Seat of Christ #3
A good motive to live holy.
Our very lives, thoughts and attitudes laid bare (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Innermost secrets shouted from the rooftops.
Our service for Him examined.
An examination of our faithfulness and holiness.
This is not going to be a pleasant experience (2 Corinthians 5:11).
a) All believers will stand before Him (Romans 14:12).
Account = called to explain ourselves.
We will remember our prayerlessness and lack of Bible study.
We will have to explain the times we were ashamed of Him.
No excuses – no disguises – no white lies here.
1 Corinthians 3:12-15.
This will all happen in a single day.
Probably right after the rapture.
It is the Great Tribunal.
The Judgement Seat of Christ #4
The day is coming for every believer.
How many things have we done that were really for ourselves?
We are going to stand before King Jesus!
Revelation 1:14 The eyes of fire that burn into our soul.
What will we lose? (1 Corinthians 2:9).
What will be our rewards?
We will realise just how much we have failed Him.
Imagine the grief it will cause you (Isaiah 25:8).
He will turn our sorrow into joy.
We need to take Solomon’s advice (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
This is where Paul got his teaching (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Stop wasting time on useless things.
Jesus is coming to meet us (John 5:22-27).
Do not just believe, but obey too.
Do you still want to see Jesus now?
The Judgement Seat of Christ #5
This Judgement immediately follows the rapture.
We meet Jesus in person (John 14:1-3).
We are destined for Heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17.
This Judgement Seat has been seen before:
a) Daniel 7:9-10.
b) Ezekiel 1:26-28.
c) Isaiah 6:1-4.
d) Exodus 24:9, 10, 16-17.
What did they all see? – THE JUDGEMENT SEAT.
Who did they see? -JESUS.
Isaiah realised that he was a sinner.
We will know it too!
These are the first sights we will see after the rapture.
For a brief moment there will be no joy.
For a brief moment we will consider ourselves fit for Hell.
But Jesus will welcome us home (2 Timothy 4:8).