Listen To “Judgement Day” 16 Min 3 MB
I want to speak this morning about “The Day of Judgment.” We don’t often hear people talk about judgment. It is going to be a universal judgment for every nation and every kindred. Everyone is going to be called to stand before the Lord. They will give an account for the works they have done on the Earth, and the works they have done in their bodies.
We don’t get to heaven by works. No man can boast. However, we should not be sitting idly by. We are called to work for Jesus. We cannot sit and just do nothing, just because works do not count.
Works do count, and when we get to glory all that will stand is what you have done for Jesus. Nothing else from this world is going to matter. When you stand before Jesus, we will all want to hear the words, “Well done good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you over much.”
Some will hear Jesus say, depart from me you workers of iniquity because I never knew you. They will say, “Didn’t I cast out devils in your name?” “Didn’t I lay hands upon the sick?” We must know those who labor among us, the Bible says so. How do you know people? You have to spend time with people to get to know them.
Sometimes when you meet somebody, you automatically know right away, “Wow, I really like this person and I really feel bonded with this person.” Our spirits have to agree. The Bible says try the spirits and see if it is of the Lord. Sometimes people are going about as wolves in sheep’s clothing. We think we can trust them. We do find out we really cannot trust them.
By your fruit you will be known. We need to bring forth good fruit. Fresh fruit. Fruit that is sweet and juicy that is just coming off of the tree. I’m not talking about you walking around with a peach, or an apple in your hand all of the time. I’m talking about the fruit of the spirit from the book of Galatians. We always talk about the love, the joy, and the peace, yet we must remember that it goes on to say we need to be long-suffering with people.
Some people are easy to bring to the Lord. Some people will take a little longer. We cannot stop trying. We need to press in and keep on trying. If God has put us there to work with them God will certainly bless you for the work you do and the time you spend. You do not labor in vain.
We talk about temperance, and we need to be temperate in all things. We are not supposed to overdo everything. We are to have a steady amount of everything in our life. We are supposed to have goodness and gentleness in our lives. We are supposed to have meekness in our lives. We are supposed have faith in our lives. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Without faith no man will see God. We need to stir up the gifts inside of us this morning. Not only this morning but each and every day we walk our walk with our heavenly father.
I want to start my Scriptures this morning from the book of Matthew 25:32. “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.”  “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.”
There’s going to be a separation one day. The Bible says when we are in the house of God the wheat and tares will be together. You cannot start pulling them out, and pulling them out and maybe they did not do this or they said that wrong, and they did not walk here or they did not do this. No, we have to let them sit in the house of the Lord and let them grow for the only one who can separate the wheat from the tares, and the sheep from the goats is Jesus.
Only Jesus knows your heart and what is in your heart. We might say we have a good relationship with the Lord. But do you know what? Your fruit needs to prove you have got a good relationship with the Lord. We believe and receive the coming of the Lord can be at any time or any day. We also know we could go by way of the grave. Those who are dead in Christ will rise first, and we which are alive and remain will be caught up with them to meet Jesus in the air.
What a blessing the Lord has given us. Our hope is not in this world. Our hope is in the city whose builder and maker is God so we can reign for ever without any kind of problems whatsoever, but we will have the victory, victory, on every facet, and every side.
I want to go to the Book of Acts 17:31. “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
We need to stand and believe God the Spirit, raised Jesus from the dead. He was in the grave three days. On the third day, up from the grave he arose with a mighty triumph over his foes. At one time, God winked at our ignorance. Now God commands all men everywhere to repent.
Do you know what? When we come to God, a lot of the foolishness in our lives, God will wink at it because he knows that we don’t know any better. The Bible clearly says if we know to do good and we don’t do it, it is committing sin. God does not wink when you know the difference between right and wrong.
God says you need to mature and you need to grow. You cannot stay on the milk of the Lord for ever. You must come into full perfection and maturity, so you can eat the meat of the word and when you come into the meat of the word, and you know better, we need to repent of the sin that we have committed in our lives.
The Bible says we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. If we say we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar. We are born into sin and iniquity. From our mother’s womb, we come into the world as sinners. Stop and look at the past in your life. There are things that we were absolutely horrified about. I have to speak about myself, also.
I was selfish. I was rebellious. All of these things were there in my life. I praise God that a part of the long-suffering is part of the fruit of the spirit. Christ is certainly long-suffering with us. He never says that is it, you are done and you are gone, I will cut you off. He always says, come on, come on. I will help you to take a few more steps. When you start out, they might be baby steps, but God expects you to mature and grow up. You should walk like a man and take big giant steps heading to the throne of glory and salvation for your soul.
I want to go to Romans 2:16. “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”
The Bible says what you do in secret God will shout from the rooftops. There are things and secrets you will be judged when you stand before the Lord. I don’t want God to say to me, this or that, that I should not have done this and that, but I did it anyway. Do you know what? We need to confess our faults to the Lord so the Lord can forgive us. Not only forgive us, but I think it is wonderful how he puts it into the sea of forgetfulness. I realize the Scripture says confess your faults one to another, so you can pray for one another. You can all be set free and you may all be healed.
For many years, I have taught a lot of women’s meetings in the past, and we are not to tell our secrets to just everybody. The Bible says we should be careful to whom we tell our secrets. Some people will think you are telling them a secret, because you want them to tell everybody in town. Do you know what? Nobody needs to know your business. Nobody needs to know at one time in your life, you slipped and fell. You are not proud of it, but you are forgiven by Jesus. It is in the sea of forgetfulness.
My husband went to a men’s conference and there was a gentleman at the conference and he was in Phoenix, Arizona. They asked this gentleman to come up and say a few words for the Lord. When he went up there the pastor said–and I’m not saying this in a negative way, I just want to share this with you.
The man went up there and the pastor said, (and the man had already said a few words) and the pastor said, “Tell the people about your past.” The man said, “My past? I don’t have a past. My past has been thrown away in the sea of forgetfulness. I will not remember it and talk about it anymore.”
Come to find out, this gentleman and this brother in the Lord had been one of the kingpins of the drug cartels in Arizona. One day Jesus looked at him and Jesus called him, like he called us. He listened to the cry. His whole life was turned around. We don’t need to be confessing things to people. Once you tell Jesus, “Jesus I did this and I did that,” Jesus knows all about it. He says everybody should repent.
When we stand before Jesus, when we receive the white robe, we will also receive crowns on our heads. Think about the freedom we have in Christ, so no one else could’ve brought that in our lives but Jesus.
I want to go to Romans 14:12. “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
I thank God that God allows each and every one of us to speak for ourselves. Nobody else knows your heart but the Lord. No one knows the reasoning in your life. We are so quick to judge one another. We are like a bunch of turkeys. When turkeys are in a group, and when a turkey is injured, do you know the other turkeys will go and peck the other injured turkey to death?
We need to lift up one another when we are hurting. We need to give encouragement. We need to say, you can do it. Keep on keeping on. It is going to be all right. God is for you and there is nothing to hang your head about. I say it is well, it is well, and it is well.
You are going to give an account for yourself. When the book is opened, and your life is brought out, oh my God, think of the wonderful things. We will shout, and I say we will shout the victory when we get to glory. First, there will be one half-hour of silence, and when that half-hour of silence is over, look out, because I believe and receive we are going to shout and shout and shout until we cannot shout anymore. Praise His Holy Name.
Once again, I say I am thankful I don’t stand for my neighbors. I stand for myself. The Bible commands me not to covet my neighbor, but to love my neighbor, even as I love myself. I can only witness to them what the Lord says. I don’t stand in accountability for them. If I share my testimony, and I share the goodness of God with them, they will have to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling.
I want to go to Second Corinthians 5:10. “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.”
You hear me say all of the time there is a judgment day some day for good or for evil. We are pressing to bring goodness forth in our lives. Do we slip and fall? Yes, we do slip and fall. I feel, even though I love God more than anything, he is my life and my health, he is my love and he is my strength. I still say and do things, and I think afterwards, “Why did I do that?” I am in the flesh.
I want to overcome. Only Jesus can help me to overcome. It is the things we do in this body. The things we do in the flesh, we need to have the spirit strong. We need to bring our flesh down. We need to allow the spirit to get up high. We can walk in the Spirit and we don’t walk after the things of the flesh. We do not walk after the things of this world. We need to be more and more like Christ.
Revelation 20:12. “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.”
God has a record for us. I think sometimes about putting a tear in the eyes of God. I don’t want to make the Lord cry. I want to put a smile on God’s face. Sometimes I like to joke around and dance around and have fun. I always look up and I say, “Jesus, dance with me. Just dance with me, and be my dance partner.” I know God is watching over me. When I do something I should not do and God touches my heart. My heart is sad over the things I do that offend my Lord and my Savior.
He has said in his word offenses will come to us but woe to those who send the offense. It would be better to put a millstone around your neck, and cast into the deepest part of the ocean then to offend one of God’s children.
I want to go to revelation 13:8 and 9. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear.
We need to hear what the Lord says. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. All men, great and small are going to bow down before the Lord. They will profess with their lips that he is the King of kings; he is the Lord of Lords. Jesus is going to be on the throne of glory. Saints of God, you stand before him in all of the splendor that was there in heaven. You will see the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I say it is well, it is well, and it is well.
Jesus is coming soon and very soon. We are watching and we are waiting. We are speaking it out of these lips of clay, even today, even now, Jesus is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and certainly he and he alone is worthy to be praised with these lips of clay down on this earth.
So let’s remember, every kindred, and every tongue and every nation is going to stand before the holy one of Israel. We will receive a just and fair reward. We believe and receive the fair reward for those who have served him will be life eternal. It will be blessings throughout eternity. We will be in the presence of those who have gone before us, and those will go with us. We want our loved ones to go with us. We want our friends; we want our neighbors to go with us to heaven.
After we are in heaven, we will be in the presence of Jesus for ever and ever. God bless you all and thank you so much for listening and sharing the message with me this morning.