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1 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO THE RETURN OF CHRIST

2 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO THE RETURN OF CHRIST - - Study 3 We must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ

3 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Sinai – Mountain of Judgement …the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, …unto blackness, and darkness, and tempestHeb. 12:18 …the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, …unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest – Heb. 12:18 Heb. 12:28-29 Heb. 12:28-29 – Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have (hold fast to) grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. 1 John 4: John 4:17-18 – Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

4 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Duration of the Judgement Seat But, how many months or years the work of setting in order his own Melchizedec Household will consume I know not. It will take time. The Lord is never in a hurry. He is always deliberate and dignified. If He pleased, He could flash everything into order; and all his enemies into destruction. But He has not acted in this way in the past; and it is clear from the word that He does not intend to act flashingly in the future. There is no question about His ability so to do. He can do what He wills; and He has revealed His will, and from that revelation, it is evident that He will be deliberate in all His movements. Bro. John Thomas, Eureka Vol. 3 pg. 364

5 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Made Apparent at the Judgement in 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. terror 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 2 Cor. 5:10-11 Gr. phaneroo – to make apparent, show forth Gr. dia - through Reaping what we sow Gr. phobos - terror

6 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Judgement Seat – Matt. 25:31-46 Luke 9:26 31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: - i.e. Christs judgement throne – Luke 9:26 goats 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: Suggests goats more numerous John 5:27 Title of Christs delegated authority to judge – John 5:27. His work as saviour qualified him to be judge of man. (Bro. John Carter) Acts 15:14; Rev. 5:9 People of all nations – Acts 15:14; Rev. 5:9

7 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Two Classes at the Judgement ? SHEEP DependentSubmissive Willing Obedient Gregarious White Selective eatersGOATS IndependentRebellious Callous Disobedient Solitary Black Eat anything

8 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Reward of the Right Hand Matthew 25 left 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. King 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are Ps. 16:11 pleasures for evermore. Ps. 16:11

9 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Angels at the Judgement 1.Accompany Christ when he returns as judge of the household – Matt. 16:27; 25:31; Mk. 8:38 2.The results of judgement are to be declared in their presence – Luke 12:8-9; Rev. 3:5 3.They will remove and punish the rejected – Matt. 13:49-50

10 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Hebrews 1:14 to minister 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Gr. eis diakonia – Lit. with a view to service Gr. apostello – to send forth, equip and despatch on a mission Gr. litourgikos – public service; esp. in the Temple Primary role of the angels

11 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Books of Judgement 1.A book of the Life 1.A book of the Life – An individual account of our daily lives 2.The Book of Life 2.The Book of Life – A record of the names of all the Redeemed The Book of Life Moses Abrahm David Enoch Chrsit Jesus Jacob Uriah Bathsheba David

12 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Are the books literal or figurative? Psalm 56:8 book 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Heb. caphar – to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e. to inscribe Heb. ciphrah from caphar – a writing or record An Individual Account of Davids Life

13 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Malachi 3:16 remembrance 16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. Heb. zikrown – a memento; rt. zakar –to mark, i.e. to remember Heb. kathab – to grave, write Heb. chashab – to plait, weave; to compute by mental effort

14 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Second Judgement at the end of the Millennium will follow the pattern of our judgement! Revelation 20:12 the books were opened 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Individual records of the life of mortals Who opens these books?

15 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The purpose of judgement is to determine motivation 1 Cor. 4:5 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. Gr. phaneroo – to make apparent, show openly Gr. boule – will, determination, propensity; purpose, design, plan. Weymouth – and will disclose the motives

16 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ A Verbal Account Romans 14: But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. confess Isa. 45:23 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. – Cited from Isa. 45:23 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Should be – God Gr. exomologeomai – to speak out and confess fully Gr. logos – the word spoken; an expression of the thoughts of the mind; an account or exposition

17 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Fate of the Rejected 1.Shame (Dan.12:2), tribulation, anguish and wrath (Rom. 2:8-9), weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 8:12). 2.Punishment meted out by degrees – Luke 12: Shame revealed before brethren – Rev. 16:15; Luke 12:3. 4.Depart from Christ in fearful expectation of inevitable destruction – Heb. 10:27. 5.Cast into outer darkness to suffer with the nations – Matt. 22:13. Read Nazareth Revisited pgs

18 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Questions on Children at the Judgement Seat 1.What of children whose parents are rejected at the judgement seat? Gen. 18:25 Outcome will be right – Gen. 18:25 Deut. 20:16-18 Where children have followed parents ungodly example likely to be dismissed too – Deut. 20:16-18 Num. 26:9-11 Where children have shown interest despite parents they will be given an opportunity – Num. 26:9-11

19 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ Children and Judgement 2.What is the age of responsibility and what will happen to those who have reached it but have not been baptised at Christs return? Num. 14:29 In the wilderness 20 was the age of responsibility when judgement was passed – Num. 14:29 Luke 12:47 Responsibility depends on knowledge and intent – Luke 12:47 Jer. 17:10 The honest and genuine will not be rejected – Jer. 17:10

20 Events Subsequent to the Return of Christ The Final Urgent Warning Revelation 22: He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Soon there will be no opportunity to make any necessary changes to our life


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