Every body will be judged for their deeds that they did while on earth. The apostle Paul wrote: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, 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. These words were addressed to believers.
Many Christian believers have been misled to believe that they will not be judged if they profess to believe in Jesus. Nothing can be further from the truth. God has ONE standard of righteousness by which all men will be judged, regardless of race, culture, beliefs or any other differences.
We read in Romans 2:6-16 ” God, … WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11FOR THERE IS NO PARTIALITY WITH GOD. 12For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; 13for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. 14For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 16on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”
Nobody will have any excuse. There will be nobody to reperesent you on Judgment Day. The facts are already written up and you will have no defense either. Judgment awaits, the moment that you die, your fate is set.
We read in Revelation 20:11-16: “And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Many who died are already in hell. Many of them Christian believers who thought they were saved, because they confessed to believe in Jesus, but they never obeyed, nor followed Jesus. Their DEEDS WERE EVIL. Jesus warned: 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:21-23.
Jesus commands that those who believe in Him must, REPENT, STOP SINNING, be BAPTIZED in water, SIN NO MORE, but follow Him and LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY. Those who practice sin, whose deeds are evil, will end up in hell and in the lake of fire, where they will be eternally tormented in damnation.
God judges by His Standard, not by human standards or opinions. Find out from Him whether He is pleased with your deeds, and repent, mend your ways. It will serve no purpose to say:”I did not know,” or “According to my opinion”. The Holy Spirit convicts the whole world, of sin, righteousness and judgment. Nobody will have any excuse on judgment day.
Is your name written in the Book of Life? How are your DEEDS? Are you ready to stand before the judgment throne of Christ?
Today, is the day of salvation. Jesus will save you from hell if you turn to Him today. Humble yourself before Jesus, on your knees, pray, plead His forgiveness for your past sins, repent, be baptized in water, SIN NO MORE, live holy and righteously. Live according to the teachings and commands of Jesus, as they are also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Always pray, seek Jesus and He will give His Holy Spirit in you to teach and guide you into all truth. If you once followed Jesus, but you backslid, repent, run back to Jesus, mend your ways and SIN NO MORE.
We will all be judged by Jesus. Are your prepared? Are your DEEDS pleasing to Jesus. Is your name in the Book of Life? Get right with Jesus today, and stay right with Him, until the end.
May Jesus bless you.