Judgement

Read the lesson on the 2300 Day prophecy first and you will understand when Judgement began.

How does the Bible describe the magnitude of the Judgement?
Daniel 7:9,10

What books and records are kept which will provide evidence for or against us in the judgment?
Revelation 20:12
Philippians 4:3
Malachi 3:16
Jeremiah 2:22
Psalm 76:4-6

How detailed is the judgement? How deeply does it search a person's life?
Matthew 12: 36,37
Ecclesiastes 12:13,14

Will anything remain hidden from God?
1 Corinthians 4:5

Who will act as Judge during the proceedings?
John 5:22, 27
Acts 10:42
Romans 14:10

Who will be our defense?
1 John 2:1


Hebrews 9:27

Who will be responsible for our final destination in the judgement?
Roman 14:12

What are the different types of people that will be represented at the judgement?
Righteous and wicked - Ecclesiastes 3:17
Quick and dead - 2 Timothy 4:1

What about our lives will the judgement be based on?
Works - 2 Corinthians 5:10
Words - Matthew 12:36,37
Secret Counsels of the heart - Jeremiah 17:10

What is the extent of the evidence gathered?
Revelation 20:12
Jeremiah 32:19
Amos 8:7

What is the standard that we will be judged?
James 2:12

The Law of God is the standard of the judgement.
Revelation 11:18

a. What did John see opened in heaven?
Revelation 11:19 (first part)

b. What did the temple contain?
Revelation 11:19 (last part)

The Law of God, a perfect transcript of His character. Everyone's destiny will be settled in view of their relationship to that law. If you have accepted Jesus and have agreed to accept his death as your substitute to cover your sins that the judgment will not see your acts of sinfulness but his death that covered them. But please keep in mind, Jesus does not save people so that they can continue in sin, He saves people in order to enable them to obey.

3 simple questions
1. Has the person being judged accept the saving grace of Christ?
2. Is this reflected by a changed relationship to the law?
3. Is their attitude now one of obedience or still of rebellion?

Psalm 40:8

The lesson on Understanding why Jesus died for you explains that by accepting Jesus' gift of dying in our place, and choosing to live under his government he will advocate for us at the judgement.
John 1:9
Revelation 3:5
Matthew 10:32

What about those who don't choose to accept that gift?
Matthew 10:33

How does someone's choices in their life effect their outcome in the judgement?
Galatians 6:7,8

Where are the names of the saved recorded?
Revelation 20:12
Luke 10:20
Philippians 4:3
Revelation 3:5

What will God do with the names of the wicked?
Exodus 32:33

How will the death sentence of the wicked affect our Loving God?
Ezekiel 33:11

Knowing the teaching of the judgement what can it motivate us to do?
Ezekiel 18:30
John 3:16

It is God's plan to end this conflict between good and evil and he is preparing for the judgement.
Turn ourselves from Sin - Psalm 9:7
Accept God's way to salvation - 1 Peter 4:5

Some people don't realize it but the judgement day has already been chosen
Acts 17:31

God gave Moses an illustrated version of the plan of salvation when he gave the pattern of the earthly sanctuary.
Hebrews 8:3-5

When Jesus ascended to heaven, what was his priestly ministry?
Hebrews 9:24
Hebrews 4:14-16

This lesson is just the beginning in learning what the Bible teaches about the judgement. In summary, we have learned that we alone are responsible for the choice to follow Jesus or not. That when we ARE judged it will make a difference as to whether we have accepted Jesus' death as our substitute. If we have, the judgement will be based on his merits not ours. If we have not, the judgement will be based on our works, words and secrets of our heart. Who can stand without Jesus?

Let me remind you that when you give yourself over to Christ and ask him to dwell in your heart daily. He will transform you into thinking his thoughts and with pleasure doing his will.

Additional lessons that expand on the judgement are: The Sanctuary, The Day of Atonement, 2300 Days & Hell