Monday, October 15, 2007

There Is Coming A Day For Everyone

Romans 14:12 "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."

One thing is promised to happen to every person. Everyone will face God some day.

Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

For the Christian there is no need to fear going to Hell. We will not see that awful place. Jesus paid for our sins and bought us with His blood.

Although we won't see Hell we will still appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ. II Corinthians 5:10 "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." God will judge our motive for the things we've done in service since being saved. If they were done for Him because we love Him...it will come forth from the fire as precious stone. If it was done for self or some other motive...it will be consumed by the fire as hay or stubble. I Corinthians 3:13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."

The lost or unsaved however will face a much different judgment. Revelation 20:11-14 "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." No one can be saved by works. Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." That being said....Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

I am not saved by my works but I work because I am saved.

Which judgment will you be at? I pray you will be at the first judgment and not the second. If you're not sure click here.

24 comments:

Baptist Girl said...

Amen Julie! The work we do is Christ in us! Not what we do but what He does.


Cristina

PS I love the music

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. cristina....thank you. I was kinda apprehensive about putting the music on here but since I could choose the songs I thought I would. I'm glad so many enjoy it.

e-Mom said...

How true this is... and not talked about enough. Amen sister! Hugs, e-Mom

Julie's Jewels said...

e-mom...that is a shame isn't it?

Baptist Girl said...

Hi, Julie,
Concerning the music on your blog...it's kind of nice because as I look at other sites I keep you site open and I have background music to listen to lol..it's great! THANKS!

Cristina

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. cristina....I'm glad you like it.

Happymama said...

Great post, Sis Julie. And I love that quote, "I am not saved by my works, but I work because I am saved."

~Kristi

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. kristi...That isn't exactly the way the quote went when I heard it but I put it how I remembered hearing it. I think you got the gist of it though. LOL!!

Ginger said...

The post was so true!! I also wanted to let you know I love your music also. If only my speakers worked so I could hear it. lol...But I know all the artists you have and the songs and I know I like them.

Also I wanted to tell you I would like to see more of those word games. LOL...me and my mom enjoyed it even if it took us all day to get them.
Ginger

Julie's Jewels said...

ginger...thank you for letting me know you like the music. And thank you also for your "vote" on whether to do the puzzles again. I'll have one coming up in a day or so. I'm glad you enjoyed doing the last one.

Cindy said...

Fantastic post! Thank you so much for stopping by the other day to check in. I just made a post on my blog that will let you know what has been going on around here. I hope that I have not missed to much because there is no way I will ever catch up!!!!!

Love in Christ,
Cindy

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. cindy...I'm glad to see you're doing okay. I'll swing over your way and look to see what your post says. I've missed you!!

Mishel said...

Amen! I really liked:

"I am not saved by works but work because I am saved."

And thank you for your prayers for our family Sis Julie! : )

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. mishel....You are so welcome. I'm so thankful to hear how God has answered prayer and that your mom is doing better. Its good to have you back to posting again.

Jodi said...

Sis Julie ~ What a sweet blessing to read this post and listen to "I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary" at the same time!

Praise God for his precious grace and that He in all His mercy extended it to such a one as I!

What a wonderful post!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. jodi....Praise the Lord!!

Patriot said...

Praise God that He is coming again!! What a joyful day that will be! Thank you for your witness!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a new giveaway this week for some more great American made products! Come check it out!

Thank you!

Julie's Jewels said...

patriot...thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment. I will come visit you now.

Pam said...

Great post Julie. Our pastor just taught on the two judgements in Sunday School a couple weeks ago. I'm so glad I am save by GRACE and not my lousy works!

Mrs Amy said...

Love the post Sis Juile!
I am going to have to find away to put that quote on my blog!! I love it!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. pam....AMEN!!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. amy....I've always loved that quote since the first time I heard it.

Daughter of the King said...

Great post..AGAIN...thank you very much..and boy am I glad that I do know I am saved....and yet this is just the beginning...and believe me the enemy is already attacking...
Deby

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. deby....Oh boy is he ever!!

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