Friday, March 13, 2015

Judgment Comes To Us All. For After Death Comes Judgment. Yet Death Itself Judges Those Who Try To Hang On To This World. If Only There Were Something That Could Deliver Us.

Judgment comes to us all. After death comes judgment. What surprises me is how people are quick to judge some people but others they let off the hook. 

God is not partial. 

 For there is no partiality with God. (Romans 2:11 World English Bible WEB)

But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors. (James 2:9 World English Bible WEB)

God shall judge everyone according to the standard of established by Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ. 

This standard has been put down in writing and it is called the Ten Commandments. Every person who claims to be a Christian ought to know this standard. 

The Apostle Paul wrote:

What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?  I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God’s law, but with the flesh, the sin’s law. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 7:24-8:4 WEB)

 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. For finding fault with them, he said,“Behold, the days come”, says the Lord,
  “that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers,  in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they didn’t continue in my covenant, and I disregarded them,” says the Lord.
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel.   After those days,” says the Lord;
 I will put my laws into their mind,  I will also write them on their heart. I will be their God,
 and they will be my people.

 They will not teach every man his fellow citizen,
 and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’  for all will know me, from their least to their greatest.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.

In that he says, “A new covenant”, he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.

Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary.  For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place. After the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, 4 having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;  and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can’t speak now in detail. 6 Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services,  but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people. The Holy Spirit is indicating this, that the way into the Holy Place wasn’t yet revealed while the first tabernacle was still standing;  which is a symbol of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshiper perfect; being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.

But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh:  how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without defect to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 8:7-9:15 WEB)

 About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing. For although by this time you should be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the revelations of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby. But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil. Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection—not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God, (Hebrews 5:11-6:1 WEB)

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