The day of judgment has arrived, were you obedient? Did you
Sanctify Yourselves therefore,
and Be Ye Holy?
If you did, rejoice, if you did not the time to repent is past!
The judgment seat of Christ awaits you.
John the Baptist, no better man of God ever lived, said Jesus, was beheaded at the wishes of a foolish young girl. James, the brother of John was slain by the sword as were many. Steven was one of many who were publicly stoned to death. Others had trials of cruel mocking's and scourging's and the countless unnamed were imprisoned. Others again were sawn asunder and more yet were tempted but surrendered not. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy. Ponder this; the world was not worthy of these. They wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth for the sake of holiness and for a hope or faith of a better eternal life. Then there was the Preacher of God's law, a converted Pharisee, the Apostle Paul. He called himself, 'A Prisoner of Christ,' and that he most assuredly was.
Holy Jesus endured His cross for us and the humiliating public execution it came with. Consider the little borrowed colt Jesus chose to ride upon through Jerusalem. THE KING IS COMING! THE KING IS COMING! The Pharisee's were humiliated. Jesus was pure and holy and He chose the small colt because no unholy soul had ever set upon it before. The human touch robbed His virtue or righteousness. When He was crucified, hard cold and violent men held Him and threw Him from one to another. They scourged Him. Beat Him near death with a deadly whip, laid His 'unholy cross' upon His back till He could walk no longer. His unusual dying on a cross in one day indicates He was near death when they nailed Him to the tree. Cursed is everyone who hangeth on a tree and cursed more are all who foolishly reject their cross, or the law of God, for the day of judgment is here for all!
These all went before us, establishing themselves as our examples that we, too, must suffer with Christ for the sake of holiness, particularly our own holiness. Romans 8:16-17, The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. ONLY THE FLESH COULD IMAGINE HOLINESS MATTERS NOT! Those who reject and or miss their cross are the covenant breakers God hates and they depart from this world with absolutely no hope. And keep in mind, So then they that are in the flesh (unholy) cannot please God, thus, only the holy can please God.
BY THE HOLY WORD OF GOD
WE CAN KNOW TODAY WHERE WE WILL STAND AT JUDGMENT
What follows Death?
Luke 16: 22-23
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Death is this world's one inevitable event and one by one we each must pass through this door into the eternal world of forever. For most it will be an immediate fall into darkness, for a numberless it will be an awakening, and for the few they fly home at death. The Holy Word of God has warned us in advance what will transpire for each soul at death and there are only three types of individuals who will pass into the forever more. With God there is no twist of fate as three crosses was no mistake, one for the righteous, and one for the hate, and one for the penitent, who will always partake.
The righteous are the holy who walk by faith. The unholy penitent or babes in Christ are those under the law who had not yet obtained the faith, their sins were held in remission by their belief and obedience to the Holy Word of God, and they were plucked from the highway of holiness, also included here will be all the covenant breakers. The third and final is hate. These are the ungodly who were outside of God's covenant or law, never baptized, their immediate awakening at death will be a fall into the eternal fires of hell. If covenant breakers and the un-Baptized die with their children under twenty years of age all will be together in hell. See Deuteronomy 5:29 below.
THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
The Word of God is the Law in our Contractual Covenant
1 John 5:7, For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word (law), and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law.
These are the ungodly, they are outside of God's law or covenant and were never baptized and had nothing to do with God's word. These perish immediately upon death as they go directly into hell, such as the rich man in the parable of the beggar Lazarus. All will see and know both Lazarus and this rich man personally on judgment day, and despite the crowd, as all of this world will be included, there will be no break from the fires of hell, for the Day of Judgment is in the spiritual realm, and all will be connected spiritually. The ungodly will also be accountable if they hurt or killed one of God's children, or servants, such as King Herod, who killed James with a sword.
Death snares numberless wayfarers on the highway,
others are doomed Covenant Breakers
... and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.
These are the great multitude which no man could number, while they win eternal life they are not heirs but will walk forever in shame as lowly servants, for they failed to press into the kingdom of God or tarried in life. The rich man seen Lazarus (sleeping) but Abraham (holy heir) did the speaking, as other past saints have revealed themselves. Those under the law, the unholy, will sleep until resurrected on the Day of Judgment. All under the law or covenant will be awakened and judged on that great day, as time will be no more, for the end of time will have come as Jesus promised and a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past. As that great day of judgment will transpire in the spiritual realm the just Judge will judge, and all witnesses witness, each individual case on a one-by-one basis simultaneously! LIKE THE BIG BANG! It's over. Welcome to the eternal world of spirits and souls.
John 5:28-29, 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.
The Righteous ... The Holy ... The Saints
THE 144,00 REDEEMED BY CHRIST FROM THE LAW
We shall not all sleep.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the Holy Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Those truly born of the 'holy' Spirit by the seed of the Holy Word of God are the HOLY ... NO JUDGMENT AND NO SLEEP FOR THE HOLY RIGHTEOUS OBEDIENT SANCTIFIED HEIRS! Upon death the trumpets of the kingdom of God will sound for their own, as God's children or pilgrims come marching home.
The Day of Judgment is Here!
The lawless ungodly enters hell at the moment of death. The unholy under the law will stand before the judgment seat of Christ (the Word, Jesus in the flesh, Jesus in the law, the Mediator, the Shepherd, the death angel) and be judged. The cross-less masses will perish in the second death for unbelief and disobedience. Also the countless unrighteous unholy preachers and teachers will be additionally judged on behalf of ever soul, under the law, they taught in err and for their blasphemies against the Spirit of God the Father.
Also see Psalms 1:5 ... The righteous, the sinner and the ungodly.
The bottom line; the righteous or the holy win it all, those truly working on holiness, or under the law, win eternal life as servants, and all those who concluded holiness mattered not are flown across that great fixed gulf. Abraham's bosom is God's spiritual protection over those He will resurrect and it is not in hell for God would never put a soul under the law in hell before their day in court. It will be to all who are sleeping as though their eyes closed at death and immediately opened to discover time is no more and ... to these in the grave one day will be the same as a thousand years and a thousand years will be the same as one day.
THERE WILL BE NO UNBELIEVERS AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT
God's Chastening Rod
And I will cause you to pass under the rod,
and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
If I knew what was ahead,
if suddenly my sight allowed I’d see
the things I like, the things I dread,
which lie in front of me.
If I could see my life’s end,
witness God’s Judgment Seat first hand,
Watch the gaze of a million eyes descend
upon each soul as at judgment they stand.
As I watched the joy of those who overcame
and saw the grim on a hell bound face.
I’d turn my eyes and run in shame
back to this moment to seek God’s grace.
I’d now gladly welcome suffering and trials,
after viewing these wonders of God.
I’d surrender all with loving smiles
and I would kiss His chastening rod!
Baptism is 100% Necessary for Salvation
Mark 16:16 ... He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Baptism brings tremendous personal responsibilities to every individual as it legally places each soul under God's covenant. Carefully consider our cross, and the curse of sin, and the obligations and much tribulations and/or duties each must fulfill. Parents, take heed! Consider carefully your children you baptize and the cold hard law who's cry is, 'KILL THE UNBELIEVER … KILL THE DISOBEDIENT!' The hope of our minor children depends upon the parents, us, as the cross/law is for mature self-disciplined adults only.
Adults who were baptized 'only' as children will be as those who were never baptized, and they will miss it all if they are not baptized as mature penitent adults.
Deuteronomy 5:29 ... O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
The evidence will speak for itself ...
The Evidence of Belief is Obedience.
The Evidence of Obedience is Holiness.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life,