What Would You Do if 2010 Were Your Last Full Year on Earth?
ow would you fare if your judgment seat was scheduled for some time this year?
What would you have to offer God for reward on behalf of your Christian life on earth?
Tough question for those who haven’t given their life totally unto Him.
Jesus’ parable of the minas, Paul’s judgment seat admonition, and John’s last-days revelation show us the rewards of obedient living and the heavenly mindedness of God.
17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithfulin a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.’
27 “But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bringthem here and slay them in my presence.”
Could you give Jesus positive account for your committed Christian life as reason for reward?
Would He recognize you for kingdom building pursuits in soul winning and other noble Christian service?
It’s easy to get caught up in the grace of our western New Testament moment and “barrel” on in life without giving this question a thought.
Never forget, it’s always up to you. You are the one who will stand before Jesus on that day, not your husband or wife, not your boss or business (that took most of your earthly time) not your pastor, no one but you.
38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”
Jesus ministered as fully man and fully God during His time on earth. During His earthly ministry, He labored to show our responsibilities in His spiritual Kingdom Now of the Church, and in a future age He spoke of often, His Kingdom to Come. Jesus divided them literally in Matthew 12:32, and dedicated His testimony, which is the spirit of prophecy (Rev. 19:10), to disclose mankind’s coming life.
32 “And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him,either in this age, or in the age to come.”
There are rewards awaiting those in the next age who obey God’s Word and calling in this age. What will you have to offer? Are you trading with your minas? As 2008 begins, what is waiting for you?
2 Corinthians 5:10,11
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
11 Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
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