YOUR JUDGMENT:  Know it before you get there!

 
 

    If you have read this far you are doing well.  I am sorry to say that it will not get easier.  But when you're life is on the line I know it is worth the heart ache, and hope you also think so.

 

    God has given His Ten Commandments. They are the laws by which you will be judged. Let’s see how you do on just seven of them:

 

(The words in quotation marks are God's words. Taken from Exodus chapter twenty of the Bible.)

 

1. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  Has God always been number one in your life?

2. “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.”  Have you ever used God’s name as a curse word?

3. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”  Have you ever told a lie, even a little one?

4. “Thou shalt not covet.”  Have you ever desired something that belonged to another person?

5. “Thou shalt not steal.”  Have you ever taken, or kept, something that was not yours?

6. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”  Jesus said, “That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28)  Have you ever lusted after another person?

7. “Thou shalt not kill.”  Jesus said, “That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.” (Matthew 5:22)  Have you ever hated someone in your heart?

 

    How did you do? You owe it to yourself to be honest. God is unfalteringly just. When you face God Almighty in the judgment will you be INNOCENT or GUILTY? 

 

    Does it concern you that you are guilty before your Creator and Judge? If this judgment of God upon you concerns you keep reading, because God is love and He has provided a way where He can be just and punish your sins and also loving and save you from the wrath to come.

 

    Sin is a problem all people have. Not only do all have a problem with sin, each person’s sin is a huge problem both in this life and in eternity to come. God is holy, pure, spotless, and just. Your sins are many and they are terrible in God’s sight. Here are some Bible facts about your sin.

    Your sins have separated you from God:

“Your iniquities [sins] have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you…” (Isaiah 59:2)
 

    Your sins are all known by God:

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil…” (Proverbs 15:3a). God knows every sin you have ever committed in word, though, and deed.


    Your sins are recorded in God’s books in Heaven:

“...the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12b). Every sin you have ever committed was seen by God and has been written down in these books in Heaven. You are in trouble!


    At the last judgment, you will stand before God, and He will read your sins out of His books. Your sins will condemn you: “...be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23b).


    Even your sins which you kept secret will be read from the books by God at the last judgment: “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing…” (Ecclesiastes 12:14) 

 

    Sinful words which you have said will be read out of the books by God, and your sinful words will condemn you: “For by thy words ... thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:27).


    Your sinful thoughts will be read out of God’s books. Sins you have thought about will condemn you. “ And GOD saw ... that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil” (Genesis 6:5)


You have committed at least one of the following sins:


Pride           Hatred and Anger            Cursing

Greed            Pornography            Lying

Not loving God as much as you should

Drugs and Alcohol            Selfishness            Stealing

False Man-made Religion            Sex Sin            Dishonouring Parents


    Sin is the transgression (or breaking) of the law (1 John 3:4).

    You must see that you have committed at least one of these horrible sins, and if you are really honest you will see that you have committed very many. Your sins are written down in God’s books in Heaven.

    Even if you could stop sinning now, it would not help you. If you never again committed even one sin, it is too late for you. The sins you have already done are written in God’s books. These sins of yours are enough already to condemn you. IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU TO BE GOOD EVEN IF YOU COULD.

    Even if you are sorry for your sins it will not help you. BEING SORRY FOR YOUR SINS IS GOOD, BUT IT DOESN’T REMOVE THEM FROM GOD’S BOOKS.

    If you went and murdered someone is there any amount of being sorry or promises of being good after that should get you out of jail? No!, you are right. Nothing you can do can get rid of your sin!

    Does that mean there is no hope, but just a fiery Hell facing you after death? Not if you will continue reading and obey God’s commands.

    No one but Jesus can take your sins out of God’s books. God tells us in His Bible that He “so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)  When Jesus Christ died on that cross over 1,900 years ago He died your death, taking the punishment of your sins upon Himself, because He loves you.  “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” (1Corinthians 15:3)  “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1Peter 2:24) You need forgiveness from God Almighty and He has provided that in the death and shed blood of His Holy Son Jesus, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14)

    No one can remove your sins but Jesus—by His blood.  No one but Jesus has “power on earth to forgive sins” (Matthew 9:6).  And He can forgive your sins because He rose bodily from the dead and is seated in Heaven right now. 

 

    Listen:

Jesus “was buried, and...he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1Corinthians 15:4)  Because He lives “he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)  Jesus is not angry with you.  He loves you.


    Do you want Jesus to forgive your sins and remove them from God’s books?

 

There are two commands you must obey.
 

    Repent. “Except ye repent, ye shall...perish.” (Luke 13:3)  You have loved your sins and run from God. Repenting is a change of mind.  Repentance is to hate your sins and turn to Jesus Christ.


    Believe. Turn to Jesus Christ alone in full trust to save you, and no other.  Not your works or religion, or another person. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)


    Do not be hasty; count the cost.  Doing business with Jesus is serious.  He will change you.  “Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33)

 

    Will you repent of your sins and come to Jesus in faith so He can wash your sins away with His blood?
 

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