We Must All Appear Before the Judgment Seat of Messiah
- 2 Corinthians 5:10 -
We have very little daylight left by which to work, and we are going to be held accountable for other people’s blood. (Ezekiel 3:18, Mark 16:15, 1Corinthians 9:16) “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Messiah, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10). YAHshua (Jesus) made it very clear, "But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36). Idle words means words that do not come from the Spirit in us but originate from our flesh. They are an impediment blocking the flow of the words of love, truth and YAHshua’s (Jesus’s) life that have the power to save men’s souls. When we stand before the Lawgiver and Judge at His judgment seat, giving an account of what we have done, we will be shown many things that will cause great sorrow and grief. We will see the many ways we had fallen short including the way we didn’t seize opportunities to lay down our lives and many souls ended up never hearing the love and truth of YAHshua (Jesus) from His Spirit. "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
These lost souls died and went to eternal darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Most likely there will be great screams of all those crying out to the people they knew, “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME? WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME? THEY WILL BE IN ANGUISH ETERNALLY WAILING, “WHY DID I PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE? WHY DID YOU NOT HAVE COURAGE TO SPEAK TRUTH TO ME?” Many will hear those screams—probably more than not. Will you join YAHshua (Jesus) in His sufferings and lay down your life for the lost?
We have got to reach that point in our walk sooner than later that you “do not love your life so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation12:11). “See, I have set before you today life and … death” (Deuteronomy 30:15), Moses’s words are magnified and multiplied by YAHshua (Jesus). The blessing of a child of YAHveh is to choose death to self instead of eternal death. The blessing is to live to die to self so that others can live within the Kingdom of our great and righteous King. The great blessing of death being at work in us moment by moment is the choice we have to make. We are to choose every moment, who are the people going to see? Who are they going to hear from? Whose words are going to come forth YAHshua’s (Jesus’s) or ours? Will you make a conscious choice not to bring them idle chatter? "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life” (John 6:63). Are you going to let YAHshua’s who lives through you, bring forth His words that are spirit and life? These are decisions we must vigilantly and continually be aware of and choose wisely: life to others—death to our flesh, or our lives—denying others the life of YAHshua (Jesus) because we want to be seen and heard.
Will you lay down your lives at any cost so that others can hear and be drawn to YAHshua (Jesus)? Or will you go through a ritual and a motion, giving them a tract and hoping for the best, or giving them a few words and not giving them the reality of the life and love of YAHshua? His life and love will cry out beseeching them to come out of the darkness, out of deception and the judgments that are coming on all sinners. To be freed from the eternal judgment and damnation by His atoning blood covering and removing their sins so that they are free to become His children, family and ultimately His holy Bride forever in His kingdom. YAHveh (Jesus) warns, “Do not be deceived, YAHveh (God) is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8).
Prayer: YAHveh (LORD), I am convicted that there have been more times than I even know that I have been so self consumed and preoccupied with my own life that the thought of other people’s salvation was very far from my thoughts and desires. I have sinned in being self-centered and indulgent and being so heartless and insensitive to Your heart that pours out unceasing love and anguish, seeing and hearing the cries of all those who are waiting to find their Savior. Father, please wash me with Your blood, fill me with Your Spirit, give me your heart for the lost that I might gather with You to seek and save the lost and to pour out my life on Your altar as a drink offering so that others can live because You will be magnified in my crucified selfless life.