Judgment Day Is Coming
There is a day coming in which we will all stand in judgment before
the Lord. “And
as it is appointed for men once to die, but after this the judgment”
(Hebrews 9:27). We have two
appointments, which we will definitely keep: death and judgment.
These cannot be cancelled. When
we draw our last breath our eternal destiny is sealed.
We don’t know when we will die.
We might drop dead of a heart attack or stroke in the next few
minutes or be killed in a car wreck today.
Life is uncertain. Judgment
day is certain. There is no
way to escape it. All of us
will be there for this final appointment.
“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 in the body, whether good or bad.
Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men”
(2 Corinthians 5:10-11). No
one will be excluded from the Judgment.
Every person, who has ever lived, that is now living, and who will
ever live, will stand before the Lord and be judged.
We do not know when Judgment Day will come.
“But the day of the Lord will come as a
thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great
noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and
the works that are in it will be burned up.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of
persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness” (2 Peter
3:10-11). We must be very
serious about the Judgment. When
God decides to end time, “the Lord Jesus is
revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking
vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the
gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These
shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the
Lord, and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).
“For we shall all stand before the
judgment seat of Christ. For
it is written ‘As I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and
every tongue shall confess to God’.
So then each of us shall give an account of himself to God”
What will the judgment be like?
“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
were opened. And another book
was opened, which is the Book of Life.
And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things
written in the books…And anyone not found written in the Book of Life
was cast into the lake of fire…The devil, who deceived them, was cast
into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and false prophet are.
And they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever”
(Revelation 20:11-12, 15, 10). Being
cast into the lake of fire with the devil is not very good company to be
with forever and ever. Is your
name in the Book of Life? Are
you sure? Your eternal destiny
of either Heaven or Hell will be determined by whether it is there or not.
The Lord is omniscient. He
knows all things. “And
there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and
open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account” (Hebrews
4:13). The Lord will make no
mistakes in the Judgment. “For
God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing,
whether good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
We can have no secrets from God.
He knows everything about each one of us.
There will be only a few people saved, but the vast majority will
be condemned to the everlasting fires of Hell.
Our Lord tells us to “Enter the narrow
gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,
and there are many who go in by it. Because
narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life and there
are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
At the Judgment there will be two groups of people, the vast
majority who are lost and the few who are saved.
In which group will you be?
In the Judgment it will be determined where we will be spending
eternity, whether in Heaven or Hell. Concerning
Judgment Day Jesus says, “Not everyone who says
to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the
will of My Father in heaven. Many
will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your
name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?
And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me,
you who practice lawlessness” (Matthew 7:21-23).
Many will be shocked and terrified to learn that their sincerity,
good works, and prayers will be to no avail if they have left out the
essential component of obedience to God’s will.
It is very wise to obey the will of God and only the will of God.
No human creed written by men or convention of men will do us any
good, but will only cause one to be eternally lost in Hell.
God will not accept any of our excuses.
Being religious is not enough, doing good works is not enough.
We must submit to the obedience of God’s will, and not our will,
or else we will hear the Lord say, “I never knew
you, depart from Me” (Matthew 7:23).
The Lord’s judgment will be final.
There will be no appeal.
God will not accept anyone who is a member of any of the many
denominational churches established by men.
Jesus says, “Every plant which my
heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted” (Matthew
15:13). Jesus has only
promised to save His one church (Ephesians 5:23), the only one He
purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28).
All the foolish and false doctrines that men have devised in “handling
the word of God deceitfully” (2 Corinthians 4:2) will cause
billions of people to be lost forever in the burning fires of Hell.
The only standard of our judgment will be God’s word as found in
the Bible. Jesus says, “the
word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John
There will only be two verdicts: either 1) “I
never knew you, depart from Me”...”you
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels”
(Matthew 7:23, 25:41), or 2) “Well done, good
and faithful servant…enter into the joy of your Lord” (Matthew
25:21). Our number one
priority in this life is that we must be prepared to meet the Lord in
judgment. If we miss Heaven
and end up in Hell we can only blame ourselves.
We chose to be there. There
will not be a second chance. We
have got to get it right the first time.
The only thing that matters in this life is obtaining a home in
Heaven; nothing else is as important.
“Prepare to meet your God” (Amos
4:12). In the lessons to
follow we will see what the Bible says that we must do to be prepared for
Questions Lesson 7
Judgment Day Is Coming
1) (Hebrews 9:27) Our appointment with death and
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Can be canceled by us.
Cannot be canceled.
Will never happen.
There is no escaping our appointment with death and the Judgment.
3) (2 Corinthians 5:10-11) Who will appear before
the judgment seat of Christ?
Only the lost.
Because of the terror of the Lord we should persuade people
to obey God.
5) (Matthew 24:44, 2 Peter 3:10-11) When
the Lord comes back
No one will know it.
He will be expected.
He will not be expected.
After the Lord comes, the earth will be completely burned up.
7) (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) When the Lord
comes, He will take vengeance
On those who do not know God and haven't obeyed the gospel.
On no one.
On every one.
The Lord will come in flaming fire taking vengeance on the lost.
(Romans 14:10-12) When the Lord comes, who will bow before
Him and confess Him?
Only the saved.
On Judgment Day, no one will have to give an account to God.
(Hebrews 4:13) The Lord knows
Only what He can see.
There is nothing hidden from God’s eyes.
(Matthew 7:13-14) On Judgment Day
Only few people will be sent to Hell.
The majority of people will go to Heaven.
The majority of people will be sent to Hell.
Only few people will go to Heaven.
(Matthew 7:21-23) On Judgment Day, those who are saved will
Have not done the will of God.
Have done all the will of God.
Have done the will of men.
On Judgment Day, Christ will tell those who are lost “I
never knew you, depart from Me.”
(Matthew 15:13) On Judgment Day, every plant (church) which
God has not planted (built)
Will also be claimed as His.
Will be saved.
Will be uprooted (destroyed).
On Judgment Day, God will accept people from all denominational churches.