The Foundation Part 5
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to speak about the final part of the Foundation: Eternal Judgment. Let's turn to 2 Cor 5:10&11, 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. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men....Let's go to Rev 14:6&7, Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." Now let's turn to Mat 25:31-46, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.' "Then they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?' Then He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Let's turn to Jude; the Book of Jude, verses 14-21, Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. This is what we need to do. We need to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, as it says in Rom 5:5, by the Holy Ghost; so it is very important to receive the Holy Spirit, and then you can pray in the Spirit, as it says here in Jude, and build yourself up on your most holy faith, and keep yourself in His love; it is very hard to actually walk in the love of God without the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Let's turn to 1 John chapter 4, verses 16-19, And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: 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 casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. Verse 17, in the King James Version: 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, verse 18. We love Him because He first loved us. The answer is LOVE ! Walk in the love of God. Come to Him! Yield to Him! Love Him, and let Him lead you in your life by His Spirit. Jesus said, If you love me, keep my Words. So we just read in verse 17 of 1 John 4 that we can actually stand before the living God at the Judgment, and have boldness, and have confidence, and have joy. Why? How can we do that? The answer, as I said, is loving Him, walking with Him, humbling yourself to walk with the Lord. Come to Him! Humble yourself! Confess your sins! He will forgive you. He promised in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, He is not only faithful and just to forgive us our sins, but he will cleanse us of all unrighteousness. And Jesus said, If you continue in my Word, you will be my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. We need to consider these words that I have been reading to you out of the scriptures.
There is a judgment coming. There is an end coming to all of this. It will be good for some, and it will be bad for others. As I said, the answer is LOVE. Luk 21:36, Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." So you see there again; if we will do certain things that Jesus told us to do, that the Apostles told us to do, if we will humble ourselves; that's the main thing folks: Humble yourself ! We need to humble ourselves before the Great and Mighty God ! Right now ! If there is any of you that is reading this, right now, and you know I'm talking to you, you know that God is talking to you, not me, and He wants you to humble yourself right now, that He may have mercy on you, don't hold it back. Don't hang on to your pride. Humble yourself before the Living God ! Humble yourself and He will exalt you to inherit what He has given to you, through the death, the burial, and the resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ who loved you !! Who loved you, and washed you from your sins in His own Blood !! Have you ever thought about that? : That the Living God gave His Son Jesus, and He became a man ! He was born of the Virgin Mary; holy, but He was also wholly a man! He was a man! He was the Son of God, but He was a man, and He was tempted in every way as you have been, and yet He never sinned. He never yielded to those temptations. That's why He is called the Spotless Lamb, and He was able to give Himself on the cross, and suffer the death of the cross, for us!, for us! To pay for our sins. There is a way to escape the Lake of Fire! There is a way to escape the Judgment: that is to LOVE HIM!!, to repent of your sins, to come to Him! Turn to Him with all your heart! Repent from the heart! He will forgive you! Not only that; He will cleanse you! Not only that; He will lead you into walking with Him; to overcome!, to overcome the things that have held you down!, that have oppressed you!, that have sought to destroy you in your life! He will raise you up! He will help you to overcome all that, as you continue with Him, as you continue in His Word! You will be set free from the things that have bound you up!, and have sought to destroy you! Turn to Jesus! Turn to Him now! If you reject Him, you will perish! Make no mistake!: Jesus Christ; There is one name given among men, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by which we must be saved! Saved from what?, you say: the wrath that I am talking about; Eternal Judgment; the day of God's wrath; it is coming!! Don't be deceived by lying preachers telling you everything is going to be ok, you can do whatever you want, you're under grace; that's a lie!! Confess your sins! Come to Him! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord!
What I believe God has given me to share with you this day is there is a way. There is a way, and the way is love. There is a way for you. You don't have to be afraid of the Judgment of God, if you will love Him, if you will fear Him, and if you will love your brother and your sister, if you will repent. Love does no ill to his neighbor, the Bible says, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law. If you will learn to walk in love and do good, to walk in the Holy Spirit, doing the will of your Heavenly Father from your heart, you will fulfill the righteousness of the Law, and you will not be damned to the Lake of Fire. James 2:13, For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment. Isn't that wonderful! If you will continue to show mercy, you will receive mercy in the Judgment Day. Mat 7:12-14, Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Again, love does no ill to his neighbor. What do we want? Of course we want people to love us, so we need to love them. We need to stop doing evil to them. Is there someone reading this, right now, and you know you have done something wrong to someone, and you know what you did was wrong. You tried to blow it off, but it won't go away. It's nagging you. Well that is your conscience telling you what you did was wrong. So humble yourself. Go to that person. You know what? You will overcome. If you will humble yourself and go to that person and say, please forgive me, what I did to you was wrong. Even if they are still angry with you, even if they won't forgive you at that moment, you have done the right thing, and your conscience will be cleared, and also you will be cleared before the Living God. Verse 13&14, Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereby. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it. Don't go along with the crowd into the pit! It doesn't matter if people think you are strange, or if people despise you and hate you; the gate is narrow that leads to life, and few there be that find it. Cry out to God! Cry out to God! Pour out your heart to Him! He will hear you if you will come to Him with humility.
There is nothing to fear of the Judgment of God, if we will fear Him, obey Him, follow Jesus, show mercy, pray always, seek after righteousness and His Kingdom with all our hearts, abiding in him, and in His love. Perfect love casts out fear. This is love: that we walk after His commandments, and His commandments are not grievous, they are not too hard, and love one another, in deed and in truth, not in word only, doing the Father's will, keeping our conscience free of offence toward God and man, confessing our sins and forsaking them, rejoicing to do good and please God, yielding to the Holy Spirit, being led by Him to do righteousness.
Mat 21:42-44, Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. THIS WAS THE LORD'S DOING, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES' ? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder. The Judgment of God is coming. God has promised throughout the Bible that He is going to give unto every one of us according to our works. He knows our works. So fall on this Rock: Jesus Christ, and be broken, be changed, be cleansed by His precious Blood from all your sins, to love Him and serve him, and live forever in his glorious Kingdom. Those who reject Him and His Words to continue in their lawless deeds will experience the wrath of the Lamb, as the stone which they have rejected falls on them to condemn them to eternal torment in the Lake that burns with fire and brimstone. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.