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Standing Before Jesus at the Judgment Seat

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March 6, 2021 7:00 am

Standing Before Jesus at the Judgment Seat

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March 6, 2021 7:00 am

Jan Markell plays a message given by Israeli Bible teacher Amir Tsarfati on the Judgment Seat of Christ or Bema Seat. This is the believer’s time when they receive rewards and judgment as well, though there is no punishment as that was dealt with at the cross. We are held accountable for all of our deeds in life, good and bad.

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Will Christians be judged just who is the judgment seat of Christ for their price is not designed to punish believers for their faithful service.

All of us will give an account of what we have gone after trusting Christ looking to notice any times radio with Jim Markel brought to you by all three ministries.

Radio for the remnant. Today, we play a message given recently by a your soft body on the bema seat judgment seat of Christ.

Yes the believer sins are forgiven at the cross still face a time of rewards and judgment near gives a clear presentation of this experience that faces the Christian after the rapture of the church. Here is today's program and welcome to the program so that you can join me today say I'm taken a week off of recording and I chose to play a wonderful message given by Amir Sarah funny head of the organization.

Behold, Israel Amir has spoken at five of my understanding times conferences starting in 2015 and the messages on the bema seat or the judgment seat of Christ.

This is when the believer right after the rapture receives his or her crowns for our faithfulness works in more and also receives judgment. No, not eternal judgment that was dealt with at the cross it says in Romans 14 verses 10 through 12 for we will all stand before God's judgment seat so that each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Second Corinthians 510 says we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad in context, it is clear that both passages refer to Christians, not unbelievers. The judgment seat of Christ therefore involves believers giving an account of their lives to Jesus Christ. It will be a sobering time and joyful time of receiving crowns and rewards. Here's Amir presenting this message, the likelihood for you to get hurt in California during American General is way higher than being in his Jesse plus in Israel. If the rapture happens.

It's much faster in Israel when you pray it's a local call that the step of faith. I know because the media is always so much garbage I: the Midianites and I totally understand why you will probably have an image of Israel that is truly not the reality of what's going on there. A lot of people are asking me why is it that you are so obsessed with teaching on him times on the things that are going to happen in the future.

It's a legitimate question. What should we be so interested in those type of topics and topics such as the rapture of the church and the events that will follow about why can't we just live the day. Got up AVM terrorists do the things we need to do and care about the things on earth and that's it.

Well, the Bible says in Colossians chapter 3 verses 1 to 8 Vin you were raised with Christ, it's a question are you at true Christian. Are you born again spirit of the music. Have you been resurrected while you are still alive from your deadly sins because the Bible tells us in Colossians 2 that while we were dead in our trespasses and our sins. He resurrected us while were still alive.

This is not the resurrection from the dead will happen in future. So while the Bible says if then you were raised with Christ. In other words, if you are a true believer then what seek those things which are both where Christ is, where is Christ's right these in Isa right hand of the father right now and it says those sitting at the right hand of God. Hello and then he says, set your mind on the things above and what on the things on the server was a true believer is someone who is not always thinking about the things on earth buddy someone who is rapture ready as we just who is geared up to something that is way higher much better readiness calling a whole greatest future of this is temporary here literally. It's all plastic. It's not real this thing right now we go through it is going to be such a eternity.

We have two seek those things which are both we have to learn to look up. We have to learn to hope for the future things that the Lord graciously detailed to us through the apostles and the disciples is interesting because looking up his super biblical. In fact, the Bible says in Philippians 314 I press on towards the goal for the prize of the Lord call of God in Christ Jesus. Even though you run it's the prize of the upward call of God. Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the hill you can just look all around all the time. Lift up your eyes because your health is not coming from the hills are from people, but from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Isaiah 4026 your eyes on high and see who has created these things, who brings out their host by number, he calls them all by name, by the greatness of his might and the strength of his power, no one is missing. Daniel chapter 4 when King Nebuchadnezzar was speaking. The Bible says and at the end of the time I Nebuchadnezzar left my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me and I blessed the most high, and praise and honor him who lives forever for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. When we lift up her eyes from the things that are all around us we understand the greatness of God. We understand the unity of our future. John 11 when Lazarus was resurrected, took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying and Jesus lifted up his eyes and said father I thank you that you have heard me. Jesus himself looked up and said father I think you could've looked at people and say thank you father, he looked up.

It's a very biblical thing. Acts 110 when Jesus ascended to heaven while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white up there, you see, the disciples learn to look up from the moment Jesus ascended to heaven and he is now the right on the father looking up his biblical looking up is essential. Looking up is a sign of a true believer. Hebrews 9 2720. Now comes a point we look up, and we understand our future and our future is containing some interesting things but we cannot run away from one thing no one can no living creature can escape judgment. The Bible says it is appointed for men to die once the contrived to die twice but it will help you. You have to look every born person. If you are born. If you're alive right now there's two chances one. You will die while on earth right now or that you will stay alive when the rapture happens understand that. But if you die, it's not the end of the story. It's the beginning of the story you understand that, but it whether you're a believer or nonbeliever they raised judgment awaiting the Bible says, but after this comes judgment. It's a given. You cannot change it. So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.

To those who what he was offered once to bear the sins of and that means those who accept the name, their sins are washed away when he died on the cross. You need to believe and that's when you have eternal life.

But now comes your role, your active role of looking up over and expecting him over. Looking forward to what he's about to do to those who eagerly wait for him. What he will appear a second time.

The Bible says from same which was the first coming, but this time for salvation if one is on which salvation is talking about both the Roman project right because it's the salvation of our body from this evil world, so Christ came wants to take care of same issue. Those who believe in him throughout the last 2000 years.

These are the many that he bore their sins mean I wish everyone believed that would mean he bore the sins of all, but he died for all. That's a fact.

And it's interesting because he will appear a second time. By the way the word appear is different from the word come.

It's a very big difference.

He will come back that's a different thing. It's a physical return of Christ with his feet standing on top of Mount of olives Marv all displayed in all of that will happen in the second coming after the seven-year stability but but the appearance we will appear before him he will appear for this is they language in the lingo that the Bible talks about when he speaks of the rapture of the church.

I will appear in heaven and we will appear before him, and that is the appearance and so to those who eagerly wait for him he will appear a second time, apart from sin, because he's coming back in the clouds to what for us to be saved. The salvation off the body and so judgment is inevitable. We already understand that not only the New Testament tells us that even Joe of the oldest books in the Bible says be afraid of the sword for yourself for wrath brings the punishment of the sort that you may know there is a judgment judgment is there are deeds have consequences judgment by the way some selected very harsh working half of your right now are scary.

What is he talking about but I'm safe.

But this whole thing of judgment is no longer for me or my sitting here for well when it comes to you it even more so become something that your entry to know what judgment is he talking about what I would like to answer this morning. Eight different questions regarding that first of all, what is the email because were going to talk about the bema judgment seat.

Where is the beam how many future judgments are there anyway who is going to stand there before Jesus at the bema seat.

How will they even get there.

How is this judgment from the others and when will that be and what is the purpose of the bema seat of Christ and why are we even talking about it today if it's in the future. Visible walk is a bema before we start, let's pray. Father, I thank you for your words, your word is truth, and we ask that you will sanctify us by your truth this morning.

You don't want to hear anyone's opinion or his own interpretation or zone commentary. We want to hear you through your work this morning in Jesus name, amen. So what is a bema bema seat of Christ visible.

You have to understand that bema seat is the judgment seat that is known also translated as a court or tribunal mandates a platform that could be either public or private. In other words, you could stand alone before the Lord, all you can actually have it some sort of a public hearing that we are talking about something that is promised in the Scriptures. The Bible says in John 1913. Why do you judge your brother, why do you show contempt for your brother, for we shall all, it's not, maybe not. Could be. We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, that we already know that is going to happen, 25, 22 is when we have a private one. They Agrippa said to Festus, I also would like to hear the man myself. Paul is standing in the theater of Caesarea Philippi and he has to stand on a platform that we called bema course tomorrow you shall hear, if you just join me here listening to understanding the times radio Jan Markel here playing a message given by Amir Sarah Fadi on the judgment seat of Christ, also known as the bema seat were all going to face it, if were believers, so I wanted you to better understand what's at the hand is exactly the bema seat of Christ is being is are everywhere in Romans 14 it says but why do you judge your brother.

We already talked about it we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

But I do want you to know that Paul wrote to the Romans, but for the most part most of Paul's writings regarding the bema seat was to the Corinthians. And if you've ever been to ancient Corinth, you would find out that up until today a bema standing in the heart of the old city of Corinth which was one of the most simple deprive city on planet Earth, probably only equal to Sodom and Gomorrah of the ancient times. Second Corinthians 510 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. So that means that we became believers and our sins are forgiven, but still we have to given sort of accountability to the things that we do and say and think as believers. Second Corinthians 510 in the Greek looks like that. Can you read it. What I can tell you, you may not be able to read but you can see the highlighted part which is been my thoughts will hoist us be my thoughts both raced also means the judgment seat of Christ, and it is in the Greek Bama bema or Bama is big Greek name for the high platform elevated platform that was used in the ancient times for three different things for award giving for judgment tribunal and also in the theater world. It was used for shows an act that wording be mine Hebrew or Greek and English would look like that be mine English Bay, minding the Greek and by minding the Hebrew language were using the same word, even in the Hebrew this is what the bema looks like in ancient oriented. If you wonder, in fact, I zoomed in all the way.

She can see the word beam you can see one more picture and you can see the money seat right there right there. People were judged in daylight in the middle of the city of Corinth, Paul understood that if there is a way for me to describe what is going to look like in heaven. That's probably it. You know, many times, in ancient times. I'm thinking about how would Ezekiel describe a war involved with rockets and tanks and aircraft does those things did not exist in the so he would use vocabulary that was known to him, he would use for example dark cloud coming from the north dark cloud.

Something is going to come flying darker than the sky.

Of course all the way towards more than is soaked in Paul's mind. What will the judgment seat of Christ is going to look like it's got to be an elevated is going to be a platform to be a place tribunal but is going to be very different but awake. If you been witness to Israel.

You could see that in Caesarea there is a big theater that by mistake, you also call it amphitheater. The theater itself has a platform to the other words when you see it what you call amphitheater. It's actually a semicircular shape building but it hasn't estate and that stage is called bema. I guess if you don't have that picture you may not have. Also the other pictures in the other pictures are of the Israeli national theater today, which is goal for bema, they bema bema. It is in Tel Aviv. It is tribunal for not punishment, but for us it's a tribunal for rewards. The bema is a tribunal for rewards in the large Olympic arenas was an elevated seat in which the judge of the contest set and after the contest were over the successful competitors would assemble before the bema to receive their rewards or crowns. You have to remember our life as believers are often described as something from the sport world.

We are running the race were fighting the fight and for such things in the ward will reward is awaiting all of us know how many future judgments are there anyway this is an interesting thing. There are three future judgments. According to the Bible, there is the bema seat of Christ.

Number one, they raise the sheep and the goats number two and there is the great white throne judgment seat which is number three. You can clearly see on this diagram that the other two. The first one is in heaven we go out to stand before Christ for the other two are on earth and its judgment that is not for us. The church it's for other people. So the first one in order to go to be with Christ is the first one because we we seek those things which are above because we have some business to do up above and we have some great things to to see up a box of the first one requires all of us to go all the way up and to stand before Jesus and that is a different thing.

This is a place where you going to stand and get your rewards by the other two have to do with right after the seven year tribulation and right after the thousand years millennial kingdom. These are the two other judgments that the Bible is telling us that are going to be my question for you this morning which I probably going to ask at the very end as well, which judgment here is yours. Is it the judgment when you go out because you are a true believer and you will be rewarded for the things you did. All rewards will be taken from you for the things you probably did in the wrong way with the wrong heart or are you going to be those who go through the tribulation. How many volunteer there's a lot of teachers that teach that you will go to the tribulation will be my guess.

I can tell you one thing this whole debate over free-trade mid trade posted it's just like going to restaurant and putting on your steak rare medium relevant relevant.

How do you want to go to heaven rare medium well oh well.all I know is one thing if we need to spend time in front of the bema seat of Jesus and if we need to stay and have the marriage ceremony up there and if we want to look at those mentioned that he's been faithfully working on for the last 2000 years were not described as going with crutches and on wheelchairs because we made it through halfway of the tribulation are completely dead without heads because we are at the end of the tribulation. That's not the case were standing there. The only thing that has to happen all of us prior to us going to be with them is that all of those lowly body. Sorry for my comp. All of our lowly bodies will have to take. That's it. To stand before the bema seat of Christ.

Only the church only the church. The participants in the judgment are members of the New Testament church. It's not even the Old Testament saints.

It's the church we going to stand before Christ and the Bible says the people who have trusted Christ as Savior from the day of Pentecost from the time the Holy Spirit came because he said unless I go I can send you the comforter and then of course he said, but if I send it.

I will also come back and receive. I have to go visit to prepare place for you want me to go to prepare place for you and then he says I will come back and receive you, I will receive not to come back to be reviewed down here I will receive you to myself, to where I am you will also be set now. How will we go to be with Jesus in order to stand before him that that bema seat bema judgments. How are we going to do that very simple.

It's called the rapture of the church and it's not a word you'll find in the Bible because your Bible is in English, but if your Bible was in Greek, you would've found that word in the Greek, which is how Paso and if your Bible was in Latin would've found that word in Latin, which means have to little and so we call it rapture based on the Latin version, but the word rapture is not in your Bible, but the action kids how they call look for the Bible says that is going to happen to us.

As Paul describes to the people of Thessaloniki. Those people were holding on to every word Paul is the only safety that Paul was writing a letter without quoting a single word from the Old Testament. They were only Gentile. They had seen our knowledge of the Old Testament. Three. Could you know so many people come to Israelis and try to evangelize to them. John 316 that will bring them believing job Israelis don't take the New Testament as the word of God to the New Testament, Jesus never let anyone to believe in him through the New Testament. You know that only the Old Testament because the New Testament Paul could not convinced that the Lord is of anything using the Old Testament, but they were holding on to every word he had to see regarding their future. What happens after I die. Why even die.

They were so worried about them.

They were so worried that people took advantage of that and told him you've missed the day of the and they were holding a letter with one what what in pulses drawn be afraid you have not missed.

Then you read second Thessalonians, which is what comes after first read the second chapter and begins with Paul telling them know there's certain things that must happen first. And it's interesting because he described to the Thessalonians in amazing event where the sheriff the Bible says the Lord himself with a shout with a archangel call and with the sound of God. Somebody will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first and we who are alive and remain. We will be caught up in the Greek on Basel in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air and so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. So first we have to be translated into our glorified bodies in order to make it to be able to even stand before me and in my lower attempt to draw something to explain how it's going to look like. First of all you see that you not standing Christian should not stand. He should always run the race.

You should always fight the fight. He should just sit at home and say well I'm waiting for the Rector. No, we have a lot to do we have to do our father's business. We have to spread the word teach the word in season and out of season have to be everywhere all about God's word so we have to be active and then of course as we run the race. Our eyes are not fixed on an earthly target but on that which is in heaven, where Christ is to take a short break, but let me just remind you that many ministries are having issues with the contact and just a heads up here that you can find us on a couple of alternative platforms including rumble and began for now, we remain on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter, but just how long we will be on the big platforms is uncertain. We remain on YouTube though the program has been taken down frequently in sensor. The video version of our programming is on his channel television as well as on our website. Olive trees use.org olive tree views.org and on one place.com those are ways to stay in touch with us and I hope you will more in a moment. We love friendly feedback right us through our website. Olive tree views.org olive tree views.org color simple time at 763-559-4447 635594444 get our mail when you write to John Markel and polity ministries. Box 1452, Road, MN 55311 Xbox 1452 Grove, MN 55311. All gifts are tax-deductible in this age of uncertainty both to change and make use we are so thankful you trust, understanding the time are you taking advantage of all of the platforms analogy ministries provides. We are in unprecedented times. The Bible says in Chronicles 12 God was pleased with her sons as a car understood at the time. Are you keeping up with the significant breaking stories today. If not, check our daily headlines posted on our website.

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Here is a mere two wrapup today.

Let's conclude in their certified his message on the bema seat or the judgment seat of Christ, and Christ is not only the Lamb of God, and the leopard is also the lion of the tribe of Judah. He already warned he already has the victory and when we get up there.

It's not about hell or heaven because were all running.

It's about receiving rewards know what's the difference between this judgment and all the other judgments is very simple. Bible said that God will reward the actions of the believers.

Psalm 62 you can see says and that you will Lord our loving surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.

Matthew 1627 for the Son of Man is going to come in his father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Ephesians 68 knowing that whatever goodwill do we will receive the same again from the Lord. Whether we are slaves or free, your status on earth means nothing regarding your reward in heaven and that it's not the judgment for sin.

Make no mistake, people on earth will be judged for their sins because their sins are not being covered by the blood of Christ simply simply do not believe in him. Faith is what's required from all people in order to have eternal life. That's what John 316, six so when I'm going to be judged for our sins. This thing is already something that was already been forgiven. The Bible says in Psalm 103 versus 10 to 12. He is not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his mercy towards those who fear him.

As far as the east from the West. So far he has removed our transgressions from us our sins had been removed and you better understand that even Mica says in chapter 7, he will again have compassion or not, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea, so the destiny of the Christian has been settled already. We will make it to heaven, and if same is there we couldn't but we are no longer going to be judged for our sins are single issue has been dealt with, past, present and future.

But now we going to stand before the Lord.

And there's something else that we have to deal with. There's definitely no condemnation is Romans eight says the devil wants you to feel that you are not worthy that you will never make it that will. This is from the devil.

Obviously, but I wanted to know that we do have certain things that the Bible says that are part of every promise to every believer. We have eternal life.

The Bible says John 524 I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and he will not be condemned, he has crossed over from death to life. Look when we are born were already condemned on earth you know the where born sinners already condemned.

The Bible says he'll believes is not condemned for him he will does not believe so all of us were born in the camp of the condemned.

Whenever we place our trust in Jesus.

We then are moved to the camp up enough content has been removed that curse of sin. This occurs because the babies being born. He did nothing yet already listen, believe it or not, but babies can use their fifth and babies can depend what they want, not what you that curse against believers being removed. The Bible says in Galatians 313 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. The Bible says that the price for our sins have been fully paid. First Peter 224 he himself bore our sins in his body on the cross so that read from sins we might live for righteousness.

Now you see were free from sin, but our life now should be for righteousness by his wounds you have been healed.

And of course the sin offering of Christ in second Corinthians chapter 52. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Believers judgment with respect to sin is long past the Bible says in Hebrews 12 on run the race and the Bible says in first Timothy 612 fight the good fight.

So what we are going to deal with in heaven has nothing to do with our sinful past. It has to do with their fruits.

All the aborigines and that I those rewards.

Therefore, the judgment seat of Christ is not designed to bind as believers, but rather to reward them for their faithful service. All of us will give an account of what we have done. After trusting Christ as Savior. Therefore, the judgment seat of Christ is a judgment of believers wipes works cannot save you once you're safe. Works count again will regardless because works are not backward Sage or else you can boast but once you get to heaven. There is accountability for the things you did know you may say I did so many things yet, but did you do those things with the right heart. You see, the judgment seat of Christ is a judgment of believers works after salvation, and the analogy that Paul gave to the Corinthians days.

According to the grace of God which was given to me as a wise master builder I laid the foundation, and another one builds on it but I do each one take heed how he builds on now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver and precious stones would Jesus brought each one's work will become manifest for the Day will declare their ears and Dave were going to stand before Christ and the things we supposedly did for him are going to be exposed because it will be revealed by fire. It's interesting because the world revealed by fire or probably refined by fire is also word that the prophet Zechariah chapter 13 talks about the nation of Israel. All Israel will be saved according to Romans 11. But the Bible says that two thirds of Israel will perish.

Only the last third, he will bring for the fire. The reason the intentions matters. Even then when you have to understand that fire will try each one's work, and some of us will suffer a loss.

You see it's not about life or death Hal or heaven is about standing before Jesus after supposedly will live for him for the last few years and you can either be glad or you can be a shame suffering loss. The Bible says in first Corinthians 315 if anyone's work is burned, they will suffer loss but they will be saved okay.

It's not about not making a drug heaven, but you gonna stand there looking at everyone else receiving the report and the ones that you had was taken from because that which you thought you did integrate the way all I feel stadiums. All I filled church is all I had tons of followers here this everything is going to be tested through fire and if it's not really the right heart which you thought is yours taken from. You'll be safe. That is, through fire like you Nolan the cartoons when they go through fire there still standing but smoke comes out of that's not the picture you want to see yourself like fire, the judgment will be by firefighters using Scripture as a symbol of judgment and holiness of God can see in Genesis the Lord rains down burned sulfur in Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the heavens and you see that fire of judgment. Using Deuteronomy 424 for the Lord your God is a consuming fire jealous God. But in Revelation 1. One of the ways to describe the holiness of Jesus's head is Annie's hair were white as white wool white as snow, and his eyes were like flame of fire, and we really want to stand before Jesus we already understand the minute the rapture take place. Whether you're dead or alive. We will be change. The Bible says in first Corinthians chapter 15 verses 1551 behold, I tell you a mystery. Not all of us are going to sleep to dive all of us are going change in a minute in the twinkling of an eye. The last trumpet we will wear incorruption. You can go to the gym as many times as you want that body is dying and you will need a new body. If you want to enter into heaven your body.

I'm not encouraging you not to live healthy lifestyle I'm encouraging you not to trust that this body will get you to have first John 228 and now, little children, abide in him he needs to be the thing you draw your life from abide in him that when he appears, appears number that work pertains to what talks about what the rapture the time he appears before, when he appears we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming. While so there is a possibility of being ashamed that his coming. We want to receive the full reward believers will receive that full reward for the deeds of of faith. But the question is what is going to look like second John eight look to yourselves that we do not lose those things we have worked for, but that we may receive a full be careful not to lose them. It's not about losing your salvation is losing your reward. Revelation 311. Behold, I come quickly. Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

That means whatever you do, however, you leave the way you believe should be changed not only if you join me late this week I'm playing a message given by Amir Sarah funny on the bema seat, also known as the judgment seat of Christ.

We all face it happens after the rapture.

It's something we can all look forward to and be in awe about now. I'm very batting illustrations that I don't even have a clue how to use illustrations so I found it on. We can illustrate the loss of rewarding the following manner. Let us say that you recently built a new two-story house while on the second floor you smell smoke.

Looking downstairs to see that the first floor is on fire you jump out of the second-story window in life.

But then you watch your new house burned to the ground, and obviously will have mixed emotions. You're thankful that you were able to jump and save your life but you are sad because your new house is this.

This is similar to those believers who were saved but have nothing to show for it. The squandered their opportunities to live for Christ.

Yet they are enjoying the benefits of heaven which while how sad that instead of rejoicing in the presence of God instead of standing before Christ make it happen.

That's the happiest place in the world instead of rejoicing your standing there, your whole life is passing right in front of you and you find out the one thing after the other you father doing for the Lord that he actually did it because you want other people to see you doing all you actually did it because there was some sort of a game where the Bible says all who experience the judgment seat of Christ will possess the privilege and honors the children of God. But Jesus said he will acknowledge those who have believed in him before his father and before the angels, as Matthew 1032 says there will be gifts to be received. As Paul said to the Corinthians eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor as have entered into the heart of man is which God has prepared for those who love him, but God has revealed them to us through his Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God that we have understand that our rewards will be proportionate to the way relief into the things we did with that which God gave us the reward of the believers is proportionate to the faithfulness they showing this life. The key is faithfulness to the gifts God has given in the Bible is clearly indicating that first going to for tomorrow ever.

It is required in stewards that one be found faithful. There's different degrees of rewards and Jesus said that in several of his parables in Luke 1917, he says, well done, my good servant his master replied because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter. Take charge of 10 cities and you to someone else. He said in verse 19. You take charge of five city.

Another words that God gave you is enough to give you everything you need, but if you don't do with it. Anything then you will not be blessed and be rewarded the way you could have if you work trustworthy if you were faithful because God gave every one of you either time, talent or resources, and even ask you what have you done with the time, talent and resources that I gave you those crown second Timothy says I've fought the good fight, I have finished the race, Paul isn't at the end of his life. He understands okay I guess I am going to die, but look what he says that I'm going to die with a huge smile. Why, because I know I thought the good fight. I didn't stay at home didn't do nothing. I fought the good fight, I ran that race and I finished it I have kept the faith. I'm faithful because I've done everything God gave me whatever he gave me.

I did something with and look what he says now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness and and Paul understands the sequence of which things are going to take place. So he's not saying, about to appear before Christ today, and I will receive the crown of righteousness right now. Oh he knows the reason D set the reason they reserve not only for so he said that crown of righteousness, that the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me when on D not only to me but he says, but also to all who have low for he is what appearing why this is appearing me exactly here appearing in the sky in the cloud for us, were taken to be with him, to those the crown of righteousness is reserved is the book of life that the Bible says that is part of that judgment seat because we going to look at what we did in our life.

Death is no longer has dominion over the believers. Believers will be closing white garments having their names written in the book of just you understand every person on planet Earth that has ever been born.

His name was written automatically in the book of life because life means he's a lot. However, when you die and you do not have faith in Christ and your name is not written now in the Lamb's book of life with the blood of Jesus that can never be raised, then you are blotted out of the book of life because you no longer life and as Arthur simple the book of life is for those who are alive and then you your name is now in the Lamb's book of life that ended cannot be blotted out.

That's why the Bible says in Revelation 3, four and five. Those who overcome will have their names written in the book of life.

That's the length of the line. Then he said, you have a few names even in Sardis who have not filed their garments and they shall walk with me in life for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the book of life because they have eternal and I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels and men will not be of course you have to be with names of the raptor that we have to stand right after the raptor because first comes judgment. The Bible says in the book of Hebrews is appointed upon men to die once and then comes a dozen is not to be okay. You sit here watch this movie at this popcorn.

I'll come back in two years and judging right after the rapture, the judging of believers will occur right after the rapture, we can as stated before name.

Revelation 1970.

Let us be glad and rejoice in getting glory for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and he, his wife has made herself ready. Finally named Brian and clean, was given her to wear that represents the righteous acts of the saints.

That means that you been already. After the Lamb's throne of judgment so the judgment seat of Christ is a time of examination and reward from Scripture, we can conclude the following concerning the judgment seat of Christ. First of all, the Lord will resurrect the bodies of the saints who have died during the church age, as well as change the bodies of those were so like I said, I believe, to they will meet the Lord in the air and proceeded to judgment seat of Christ. Three. This judgment will consist of rewards for faithful service and it will not be a condemnation for anyone for rewards will consist of crowns given to believers based upon our faithful service to him. The rewards will be proportionate to our faithfulness and now comes the last question why in the world do we have to study about that and what is the purpose of the judgment seat of look, I always have to ask myself what the purpose of thing I struggle when I started for the millennial kingdom message.

I struggle, I said to the Lord.

I'm sorry but I don't agree with.

I said you took me all the way up there to taste heaven and you gonna throw me back for another thousand years on earth. And then I had to get all my assurances from the Scriptures to understand that a for us who are like him now thousand years are like what one day every second I understood that that was a display of his righteousness, because after a thousand years.

When Christ is in Jerusalem, physically raining, no sin, no satanic influence with he's locked down in the bottom of the piece. Still, people at the end of the thousand years in length and are ganging up against Christ and his people. That means that they do deserve the judgment seat of the wife judgment throne at the end of the millennium can so he is displaying his righteousness, for thousand years. And here knowing today what the bema seat in heaven is all about causes us to live faithful lives today as believers here on earth. When you understand that Christ will judge you for the things you do as a believer then you have to ask yourself now. Maybe starting from today. My doing those things with the right attitude. The greatest consequence of unfaithfulness here on earth is that it disappoints Christ first John 228 and now, little children, abide in him that when he appears we may have confidence and not be ashamed or boring at his coming. It's a sobering thought that we could be ashamed as we stand before the Lord at the same time, which would encourage us with a prospect of receiving his lavish rewards if we serving faithfully during our time on earth, sin and indifference in this life and rob us of our present desire for serving the Lord.

That in turn means loss of rewards is in Ephesians 515 to 16 see then that you walk circumspectly, not as foals but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil, sin, and indifference result in a loss of power in our lives, because sin grieves the Holy Spirit in sin and indifference causes also asked to pass up opportunities for service which we would otherwise perform and be rewarded for and I would conclude with this. We are to run the race in order to win.

You show up to the stadium. Paul and then you start walking yet direction, but even just run right. The Bible says that those who run, run the race. They all run, but only one receives the price so Ron is such a way that you may obtain. Ron is a winner and everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things but now they do it to obtain a passable crime, but we or in even perishable crown and what ever you do. Colossians 323 and 24 do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to man knowing that from the Lord, you will receive the reward of inheritance for you serve the Lord Jesus Christ and I will conclude with Romans 12 one. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice wholly acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Father, we thank you so much for your word is not only giving us comfort knowing that sin has been dealt with and there is no condemnation, but it also encourages us to use the talents we have received to be as faithful as we can flee from temptation and to run the race fight the fight and do it in such manner in excellence and in in great anticipation for that day that we will spend before you in heaven. Father, you said through Jesus that he will come back the second time. Those who eagerly wait for his appearance. Obviously, for not ready or not, eagerly awaiting the father we ask that you will work in our lives to show faithfulness in our service to you. So we will be ready in eagerly wait your return. Is anyone here this morning that his life even as a believer is not reflecting the sincerity of service to you and maybe he's not even aware of the consequences of how he does things. Why father this morning. We ask that you through your Holy Spirit convict change renew redeem and restore. Bless your name this morning and we do that in the name of the holy one of Israel.

Name of Shula. Our salvation all of God's people say a so there you have it. We will all receive rewards, but we may also be chastised at this bema seat.

James 112 says, referring to the bema Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. The purpose of the bema is an exhaustive evaluation of our lives. May that be an exhortation to you for how you live the remaining days of your life that you may receive more rewards I want to thank you for listening will talk to you next week. I write us through our website. Olive tree views.or next Olive tree views.org, central time, at 763-559-4444 763-559-4444 we get our mail will you write to Jim Markel and Olive tree ministries.

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