Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Second Resurrection (U64)

          'Your Eternal Inheritance'

Judgment is based on Works
Rev 20:11-14 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.
    The White Throne judgment is based on the works of each person from the books of which one is the book of life. Only the sea and Death and Hades gave up the dead to be judged.
Note - all those in heaven then will be the elect (judged and rewarded during the first Resurrection or Rapture).

Dead from the Sea
Those drowned especially during the deluge and tsunamis.

Dead from Death
Rom 2:11-12 For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law.
    All those who died and were not resurrected during the First Resurrection. These will include carnal and worldly so-called Christians, Jews, those before the Mosaic law and Gentiles.

Dead from Hades
Rev 14:9-10 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."
    All those who have accepted the mark of the beast, rebelled against God, rejected the gospel of Jesus and servants of Satan.
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

How will they be Judged?
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."
Cowardly - fearful of men more than God
Unbelieving - rejected the gospel of Jesus
Abominable - rebelled against God and His words
Murderers - includes those who hates his brethren
Sexually immoral - includes sodomites
Sorcerers - teach and practice heresies and deceptive doctrines
Idolaters - includes those who love money
All liars - servants of Satan the father of lies.
Rev 20:14-15 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.

Can Christians be Condemned?
Jude 1:5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
    Christians can lose their salvation if they are abominable and teach or practice distorted truth, wrong doctrines or heresies.
Rev 22:18b-18a 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,