Judgement.

God’s Kingdom will have many surprises. Many “great” people on this earth (in God’s eyes) are virtually ignored by the rest of the world. What matters to God is not a person’s earthly popularity, status, wealth, heritage, or power, but ONLY his or her commitment to Christ. How do your values match what the Bible tells you to value?  Just listening to Jesus’ words or admiring His miracles is not enough; we must turn from sin and trust in God to save us.  “When the thousand years are over, satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth – God and Magog – and to gather them for battle. In number they are the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city He loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Rev 20:7-10   “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown in to the lake of fire.” Rev 20:11-15  God’s judgement will be finished. The lake of fire is the ultimate destination of everything wicked – satan, the beast, the false prophet, the demons, death, Hades, and all those whose names are not recorded in the book of life because they did not place their faith in Jesus Christ.  There are no gray areas in God’s judgment. If by faith we have not identified with Christ, confessing Him as Lord, there will be no hope, no second chance, no other appeal. God’s gracious gift of salvation does not free us from the requirement of faithful obedience and service. We must live each day to the Glory of God, the best way we know how to serve Him.

In Your Great Love Lord,

Rachel

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