THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST – Every Christians should understand the Judgment Seat of Christ and let it affect their decisions.
The Judgment Seat of Christ happens after the Rapture at #4 on the chart above.
Romans 14:8‑12 2 Corinthians 5:6‑11 1 Corinthians 3:11‑17
The Fire is in reference to the eyes of Jesus who will try our life – Revelation 1:14
Look up the word, “Account,” in your Bible – Psalm 144:3 Matthew 18:23 Luke 16:1‑2 Hebrews 13:17
Sins are not judged at this judgement – Only Christians are here who have already been redeemed.
They have no sins on their record – Hebrews 10:17 Isaiah 43:25 Hebrews 8:12
God says when He forgives you, your sins are never remembered again.
Jesus didn’t die for my sins to recall them at the judgement seat – I John 1:7 Revelation 1:5
REWARDS GIVEN AT THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
You get rewards in Heaven for 3 things – Hebrews 11:33-39 Philippians 3:9-12
Crowns or Rewards given at the Judgment Seat of Christ
Crown for self-control… Your ability to be led of the Holy Spirit
The Soul Winner’s Crown Soul Winning brings joy
Those who love the Second Coming of Jesus – – – Some will be ashamed I John 2:28
Pastor’s crown. Those faithful in full-time Christian service.
The Martyr’s crown
What will we do with our Crowns? – Revelation 4:9‑11
When will it happen? – 1 Peter 1:7‑8
SONG: Must I go, and empty-handed
Must I go, and empty handed Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him, lay no trophy at His feet?
Not at death I shrink nor falter, For my Saviour saves me now;
But to meet Him empty handed, Thought of that now clouds my brow.
O the years of sinning wasted, could I but recall them now.
I would give them to my Saviour, To His will I’d gladly bow.
O ye saints, arouse be earnest, Up and work while yet ‘tis day;
Ere the night of death o’er take thee, Strive for souls while still you may.
CHORUS Must I go and empty handed? Must I meet my Saviour so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him: Must I empty handed go?
SONG: SHALL I EMPTY HANDED BE? John P. Hillis
Shall I empty handed be when beside the Crystal sea I shall stand before the everlasting throne?
Must I have a heart of shame As I answer to my name With no works that my Redeemer there can own?
What regret must then be mine When I meet my Lord divine If I’ve wasted all the talents He doth lend?
If no soul to me can say, “I am glad you passed my way; For twas you who told me of the sinner’s Friend.”
If my gratitude I’d show Unto Him who loves me so, Let me labor till the ev’ning shadows fall;
That some little gift of love I may bear to realms above, And not empty handed be when comes the call.
When the harvest days are past, Shall I hear Him say at last, “Welcome, toiler, I’ve prepared for thee a place?”
Shall I bring Him golden sheaves, Ripened fruit, not faded leaves, When I see the blessed Saviour face to face?
When the books are opened wide, And the deeds of all are tried, May I have a record whiter than the snow;
When my race on earth is run, May I hear Him say “Well done! Take the crown that love immortal doth bestow.”
Our Wedding garment will be given us to wear at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb based upon how we lived our Christian life – Revelation 19:7‑8 & 14
When we see the LORD Jesus, we will fall at His feet – Revelation 1:12‑18 Daniel 10:5‑10
Can you live with yourself and what you are doing right now, for all of eternity?
Judgment SEAT OF CHRIST (Poem)
When I stand at the judgment seat of Christ And He shows me His plan for me,
The plan of my life as it might have been Had He had His way, and I see
How I blocked Him here, and I checked Him there, And I would not yield my will.
Will there be grief in my Saviour’s eyes, Grief, though He loves me still?
He would have me rich, and I stand there poor, Stripped of all but His grace,
While memory runs like a hunted thing Down the paths I cannot retrace.
Then my desolate heart will well-nigh break With tears that I can shed;
I shall cover my face with my empty hands, I shall bow my uncrowned head …
Lord of the years that are left to me, I give them to Thy hand;
Take me and break me, mould me to The pattern Thou hast planned!