Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rewards and Judgments (U19)

     'Understand Endtime Signs'

First Resurrection at Rapture
Mat 16:27 "For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works."
    At Rapture at the twinkling of the eye, the elect who are being taken back to heaven will immediately have their incorruptible bodies transformed into the new glorious incorruptible bodies.
1. The bride of the Lamb who will sit on the throne of Jesus will be transformed into the most glorious bodies.
2. The next group - His faithful servants will be rewarded as
a. kings - for He is the King of kings
b. lords - for He is the Lord of lords.
3. The third group will be His blessed sheep (Mat 25:34-40)
1Cor 15:40-42 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

1Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And *the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them* in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
   So far only the elect (godly Christians) are resurrected to be with the Father in the Kingdom of heaven during the 1st Resurrection or Rapture.

Great White Throne Judgments
Rev 20:11-13 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
    Everyone coming before the Great White Throne will be judged according to his works, and if his name is not found written in the Book of Life, he will be cast into the lake of fire. Those found in the Book of Life will be born again Christians, godly Jews and those found righteous.
Rev 20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Removed from Book of Life
Rev 22:18-19 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
    Brethren, we must not distort the teachings of our Lord Jesus and the Epistles of the Apostles. By deducting sufferings and chastisements as God's refinement, or adding Jewish Law and Feasts to Christianity, He may remove our names from the Book of Life.
Rev 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."