What Judgment Is Ahead? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 10th

(Stand Before The Judgment Seat Of Christ)

TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 5:10
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. “

A young guy once asked me, “Pastor Chris, are Christians going to stand before the Great White Throne and the Judgment Seat of Christ, and what’s the difference between these two?”

I went on to explain that the Judgment Seat of Christ is very different from the Great White Throne judgment. The Great White Throne judgment is the most terrifying of all judgments, and it’s reserved for sinners alone.

The Judgment Seat of Christ, on the other hand, is where we, God’s children, receive our rewards one by one from the Master, and not in groups (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Now, notice what the Bible says in our opening scripture: “…in the body….” This “body” refers to the Body of Christ. When you were born again, you were baptised into the Body of Christ, and you’ve been there ever since.

So, how have you functioned in the Body thus far? Have you done good or bad in the Body? Remember, everyone of us will receive a reward for the things done in the Body, whether good or bad.

Another thing is that, at the Judgment Seat of Christ, not one of us in Christ will be condemned: “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.

Then each one’s praise will come from God” (1 Corinthians 4:5). We’re all going to be praised, even though it’s a judgment where we’ll give account.

“So, what about the bad things a Christian might have done?” someone may ask. The answer is in 1 Corinthians 3:13-15: “Each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

It’s all about your work for the Lord, so do more for the Lord and serve Him with wholehearted devotion. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Revelation 22:12; 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for the privilege and opportunity to participate in the propagation of the Gospel. I look forward excitedly to that great day when I’ll stand before you and give account of everything I did in the Body. I’m overjoyed knowing that all my services and sacrifices for the Kingdom aren’t in vain! What a day of rejoicing it will be! Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 12:22-48, Judges 9
Romans 9:1-13, Psalm 116-117

Meditate on Romans 14:10-11.

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