Tuesday, March 15, 2016

"Whether At Home or Away"

“Whether At Home or Away”


So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.         2Corinthians 5:9-10


The goal in the earthly life of EVERY BELIEVER is to PLEASE CHRIST, whether we are here in our bodies or when we are away.  There is coming a time when Christ will be given the nod by the Almighty God, and Christ will step out of Heaven and into the clouds to call ALL of God’s Children, those who belong to Him, HOME to Heaven.


Paul is referring to the RAPTURE of ALL TRUE BELIEVERS.  Following the RAPTURE, we will appear before the judgment seat of Christ NOT for the determination of ETERNAL DESTINY, but for the testing of ALL our works, whether GOOD or BAD, they will be tried by fire.  Those that are BAD will be burned up, but those that are GOOD will survive. 


If the BAD works are destroyed by the fire, you will lose ALL those works that were not done by the leadership of God’s Holy Spirit, which indwells the TRUE BELIEVER.  Yet you will be saved, it’s like someone that escapes from the flames. 


So as TRUE BELIEVERS, we need to be SENSITIVE and SUBMISSIVE to God’s Holy Spirit, as He works in us.  We MUST be OBEDIENT to Him and ALLOW Him to USE us to accomplish whatever God wants and expects us to do. 


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you will be LEFT BEHIND when Christ steps out onto the clouds to call HIS CHILDREN home.  And if you survive the RAPTURE, you will SUFFER through ALL the TURMOIL and HEARTACHE of the TRIBULATION period.  Then when Christ returns, at His SECOND COMING, you will be facing the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT SEAT of CHRIST, where ETERNAL DESTINY will be determined.  Those who have not given their HEART and LIFE to God will be condemned to an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of torment with NO WAY OUT.  You NOW have the opportunity to escape that part of YOUR destiny by:  CONFESSING your sins to God, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE BELIEVER, filled with God’s Holy Spirit to do His GOOD works.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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