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January 16, 2022 7:00 am
We are in a series called good pastor of her issuing for words that sound like bad news become good look at them through the lens. Today's message of the word judgment and I know what you're thinking.
And yes, even the word judgment. Pastor ever explains why this incredible message so much jump right so were a series called good news, and we've talked about how the gospel were gospel means good news and how because Jesus K.
She takes words that were bad news before, and changes them to good news, Francis Ford judgment and probably when you think of that. Euthyphro tell you you got your hands full this way – Robert and you know with no clue how you run a change judgment into a good work and even with a verse like this. Hebrews 927. It is appointed for men to die once and then after this the judgment, to adjust any sound that good might you know just want you to know you're gonna die matches.
I the judgment you are going over the judgment your notes so get it done see no I get it kind of reminds me of when my mother used to say to me just like your father gets home. You know Judge judgment is coming and it's going to be in the house of the Lord to see United States coming and so course, I would going to just pray that he had had a good day at work that day would come home and just say you know because God's been so good to me. I just give you grace and mercy any and that didn't happen very often. But anyway that was my prayer so I so here are my three things about judgment. I will get around to good strike number one the first four years each and every one each and everyone. Here's what I mean by that each and every person is going to go through the judgment. There's no way out is appointed for men to die and then after that it is appointed that everyone's going to stand before God in judgment.
So it's gonna start up a message like bad news but will get into good news right initially here versus Ecclesiastes 1214 for God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.
It isn't that good news I thought you done start that good then sound judgment doesn't sound good price change in Revelation 20 verse 13 the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them and they were charged each one according to his works. First Peter 117 and if you call on the father, without partiality, judges according to each one's work, conduct yourself throughout the time of your stay here in fear. It almost sounds like just like your father gets on but you know I just basically just not that pleasant sounding in Matthew 1627 for the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each according to his works. Revelation 2212 and behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me to give to every one according to his work.
This is why name the point each and every one and my question four years. Are you included in the word each and are you included in the word every each and every one is going to be sure, just by his works each and if this is such a bad news message so far each and every one and this doesn't say but not believers but I promise you I want to show you how this turns in the good news. But where reading verses that each one will be judged according to his works. Each and every one will be just recording his work now when we talk about eternity where we spend eternity is based upon our belief, but how we spend eternity is based upon our behavior. So it is important how you live. Every person is going to be judged according to his will, his or her works. Every person in your belief determines your behavior. One of the strangest things that anyone ever said to me to this day I remember he said.
I believe in typing I just don't do it and and shipmate so strong that I just had to stop and say that's just not a true statement that's not interesting.
I said no, no.
So I really do believe in tithing. I just don't do it.
I said such I said you believe in bathing because I hope you do it because if you really believe in it you doing do you believe in being faithful to your spouse because it's just like you stand here and tell me I believe in being faithful to my spouse. I just don't you don't believe you don't believe you can say you believe in tithing. If you don't you don't believe in you don't believe just psychologist that one passage you don't believe that God will remove a curse off of your life if you dive that he will rebuke the devour from your life and that he will open the windows of heaven, and bless you, if you believe that you do so I'm not I'm not trying to argue for or against him really not just simply telling you if you don't do it you don't believe it is solid for so belief determines behavior because were going talk about unbelievers and believers. And that's how it makes a difference, then how we judge for artworks so we thought that each and every one will be judged.
So for number two is the bad news. I know what you think it can get worse, it can end it does. Revelation 20 verse 11 then I saw a great white throne and him who 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, standing before God, and books plural. Please notice plural books were open and another book singular was opened, which is the book of life and the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books plural, the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them and they were judged, each one according to his works. Now you need to understand their two judgments. There's a great white throne judgment and there's the judgment seat and whether you believe in Jesus will determine which judgment you attend every person at the great white throne judgment is an unbeliever. Every person and every person at the judgment seat of Christ is a believer, so your eternal destiny is based solely upon your belief when you believe in Jesus or not, but how you spend separated for separation from God.
If you're an unbeliever, or how you spend eternity in heaven as a believer is determined upon your behavior so will get that. I just wanted notice the books in the book. Okay the books are works. The books were opened. And each were judged according to his work. But notice that this judgment. The book of life is not open. That's the book we know that if the book of life because it tells us is the book of life, and reveille just go down just a few verses verse 15 says and anyone not found written in in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
So you want your name in the book but is actually very easy to get your name in that book, and that simply change your mind about who Jesus is that he is the son of God, that he did live and die for you and that he rose again for you on the third day. That's how easy it is to get your name in that book.
So when you do that you that are going to show up at the judgment seat of Christ, and you certainly judged and I want to show you because .3 shall be the good news when we get there, but the bad news gets better because unbelievers are judged according to their works and are punished according to the workers there are degrees of punishment and this is not a message for actually for me to go into all of that but I'll show you enough so that you'll say, but let me just ask a question that you will buy theology own own logical questions, although logic the word logic come from the word logoff which makes the word of God such term logic is based on the word of God.
But we base theology own the word soft show you the word.
But when we assess urological question. Let's work when I say there are degrees of punishment would a man who lives his life and has a family goes to work doesn't kill people. Does to commit adultery doesn't do things like that.
Yet he refused is to give his life to Jesus Christ or he's an unbeliever to be separated from God, but will he receive the same punishment or degree of punishment that Hitler will receive only one will still be separated from God for all eternity.
But you gotta remember God to just God. And so, I'll show you just a few scriptures to help you understand that, so everyone shall be judged by the works and unbelievers are going going to be punished to the degree of their CM will make sure your Scripture.
Matthew 11 verse 21 woe to you, this is Jesus speaking, car racing, woe to you. Best, Sega for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in tar and sideman and I'll explain to you about these two cities a moment, they would have now is just try to bring a little bit from last week change their minds and by the way, this is Jesus talking.
He's not saying I think I would have. He has all knowledge.
He says they would have repented that they would have if they had seen what you saying they would have repented long ago in sack cloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable in the Greek.
This means more lenient, more lenient for them for tire inside in the day of judgment.
There's organ judgment than for you and you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades. That's the Greek word for hell. For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom and one remember Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom is one of the most amazing verses in the Bible and Jesus speaking if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day I married this next person to come back the same but I saved you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you at least talk to Capernaum city in Israel. Okay, here's what's amazing about that statement. He said those mighty works of been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day is Jesus talking so he can't life is what he say my father and I wouldn't destroyed Sodom if Sodom had seen what you say, they would've repented that you see what they have and save you having repented.
So let me let me tell you a little about the tire inside us because you know about solving the mark tire and sideman were to cities north of Israel. They report cities. They were Phoenician cities part of the Phoenician cities they were see merchants that's what they did. Therefore, mighty ceilings are listed for Todd Seiden in Ezekiel, Amos and Joel Annamarie going Joe because I believe Joel lists the most grievously and that they were involved in, and it's amazing how we just read over this because Jesus says if what had been done in time Seiden had beds. It's been been done in Ukraine's MSA that had been done there, they would've repented. So the most grievously on that they were involved in was child traffic H of the Scripture. Joel 33 they have cast lots for my people. Others, they were involved in enslavement have given a boy as payment for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink their selling children for sex, sex and alcohol so that there there was a grievous sin entire inside and then of course we know about Sodom and the Ezekiel and even the New Testament. List the sins of Sodom momentum going all that. But she says courageous and Beth Sega and Capernaum. Usually cities are going to be judged more harshly than tire sideman Sodom case. Here's why. Verse 20 right before Matthew 1120 then he began to rebuke the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done because they did not change their minds they not been so we know study in the life of Jesus and his travels most of his mighty works were done in these three cities. That's why he say if the mighty works with which had been done in you had been done in three of the most wicked cities ever.
They would've repented and even remained until this day is it's pretty amazing Romans to verse five, but in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart that would be unrepentant would be another word there are stubborn or hard heart that you will change your mind about things you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. Take Jesus said to people who give to the kingdom you are treasuring up for yourselves in the kingdom you're laying up treasure store up treasure for yourself.
He's now speaking to people who have not repented and he saying in the saying this again to the apostle Paul to the church at Rome, but he saying to them, you are treasuring up wrath. This is what you and I'm only trying to prove to you that there are degrees of judgment for the unbeliever. I so we get to the good news, here's here's part number three. The good news is I told you there are two judgments in our time at the judgment seat of Christ. Sega (510 for we must all appear he's writing to believers before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body according to what is done, whether good or bad.
Each one may receive this. Romans 1410. Why do you judge your brother, why do you show contempt for your brother, for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Now first Corinthians 3 easily go into a little more about how believers are going to be judge how our works are going to be judged first printing spray varsity and according to the grace of God which was given to me as a wise master builder I laid the foundation, and another builds on.
But let each one.
Remember during each one. If you accept the cry she got foundation price and that your building on that foundation. Let each one take heed how he builds on for no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation member. This foundation Jesus and then he's going to name three nouns that are eternal and three via our temper that her temple gate. If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones. What I mean by terminal is the last of the father, which is a judgment and then the three that are temporal would hey straw, each one's work will become clear for the Day will declare because it will review really be revealed by fire and the fire will test each one's work, so this is for every person that's accepted Christ of what's forget the rented define what what that means. What sort it is.
If anyone's work which he has built on it in jeerers, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss.
He would suffer any reward he would've received even though it was a good work because of what what that what he did that made it temple not eternal, but he himself will be say yet so as through fire. Again it is showing that were saved through the blood of Christ, not throw works but were still judged by works okay so how do you know whether what you're doing is an eternal work are temporal work.
Matthew six verse one says, take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before me, and that this is very important.
The next three words to be seen by them and let me come back and just moment redress this passage, but here here's.
I know because every charitable lead you do you can do it in state and in other words, if you volunteer at a homeless shelter are you. You pick someone up to bring some of the church. It doesn't have arrived. Are you do something like that.
You can't do everything in sacred but you can do it with a motive to be saying all you can do it with a motive actually helped person when you do it to actually help the person that receives an eternal reward when you do it to be saying it's burned up not going to by choice as to be seen by the end don't do it.
Otherwise you have no reward from your father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound the trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and industries that they may have glory for me and give notice the motivation is that glory from people. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a terrible charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing that your charitable deed may be in the secret and your father told your father is always watching who sees in secret will himself become like that reward you openly that that's one of the greatest verses in the Bible that the father himself himself is going to reward you one day Satoshi is going to get.
This is forget to be pretty goodness. See, it's not going to be that the father just walks out on the on the stage one day with like billions of people there and and and says y'all done good and then you're going to be way in the back someone where you go say what what did he say I think he said they need more wood and I know it's not going to be anything like that you're actually going to get to meet the father personally. One day because he's going to reward you personally so no membrane altogether and I'm writing this altogether. Here's the way judgment is a bad is a bad news word for people who don't put your faith in Christ and it's a good news work for people to put their faith in Christ. I really if you don't give your life to Christ that the judgment you're going to be punished for your bad works.
If you give your life to Christ at the judgment, you're going to be rewarded for your good works totally to totally different completely totally different. Every person gets appointed to the die.
After that the judgment, but if you get if you don't give a live conference will be punished for every evil work done if you give your life to Christ. He took your punishment for you and your actually going to be awarded for every good take a moment to think about the pastor of a church today and listen to with the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with this or check out some of pastor Roberts other messages visit Pastor Robert.com if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. Thanks for being with us sitting next time. Pastor Robert is concluding the series with the message about death. This is a really important message and one well worth tuning. We will see you