At the end of the thousand years
After the Millennium, the thousand year of peace and living in a world that we can only dream of now, Satan is released for a little while and, can you believe this?
“Satan. . and will go out to deceive the nations. . to gather them together to battle . . They they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them..” (Revelation 20:7-9) He deceives everyone again probably with “We have had one party rule too long. Let’s get rid of these tyrants” and everyone comes up against the saints and “fire came down.”
This is followed by the Judgment Day. We often say ‘Why does God allow all this injustice?’ He has to allow things to take its course to see what is in each of our heart. What kind of person I am, Did I help or hinder, did I love or hate? Things will come around full circle. Nothing will be hidden!
“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”. (Revelation 20:11)
The truth will be known – out in the open – all will see
“The day when God will judge the secrets of men” (Romans 2:16) All the things done in secret will then be brought out in the open to be seen by everyone. (Matthew 6:18)
“every idle word men speak, they will give account of it in the day of Judgment.” (Mat. 12:36)
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14)
No judge to bribe and nothing will be swept under the carpet.
We have often said, “If God is justice then why does he allow all these bad things to happen in the world?” Remember it was God that made the world and nature beautiful, we are messing it up. However justice will be done and a malnourished child born in a war torn country, who saw his mother misused, before both his mother and father got killed, will get a much, much different reward than those that instigated the war and made billions on it.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Revelation 20:12,13)
“He that pities the poor lends unto the Lord; and what he has given will He will pay him again.” “He that gives to the poor shall not lack:” (Proverbs 19:17 & 28:27)
“He that stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.” (Proverbs 21:13)
We will be judged by what we have done and will reap accordingly.
“Be not deceived . . for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father
forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14,15)
How are our records kept?
Imagine all that was done in secret and all the ‘shady deals’ shall be brought out into the open to be judged. How can God possibly keep a record of what all these people that ever lived on earth have done?
From what we know it seems that God only played back people’s memory, which was like an audio/video recording and storage bank of all that they went through in their life time; and all the decisions, whether good or bad, were documented there. Our memory faithfully records everything we do and say, our words, our motives, loving and unloving deeds and although we sometimes try to erase these memories, or we would like to forget certain things, they are there documented forever.
Now Judgment Day is here; you are standing before the whole world, before all the people that admired or hated you, and God hits the playback button on the big screen for all to see. You can’t argue about the evidence. You can’t say that you did not do it, you can’t say, “I did not mean it like that”, because you are presenting your own evidence. You are standing there simply naked as a human being. There are no cover ups of religion, no cover-ups of power, nothing to get you off the hook. No lawyer to twist the truth that is presented by you, no judge to bribe. Just you and you can’t crawl under the table!
Two kinds of people
There will be two kinds of people. Those that say, “I am so sorry, would you allow me to apologize to those that I have hurt, could I ask you to please forgive me. You gave me a free will, but I really muffed it and I am just so, so sorry” And then there are those that say: “I had a horrible life God. I did my best. Don’t blame it on me it was you that allowed this mess, I did not chose to create myself.” Sorry friend, we are all creating and recreating ourselves by the decisions we make.
“It is not because we are strong in character that we make the right decisions, It is because we make the right decision that we become strong in character” (Aristotle)
What will you do? Will you pass the blame to others and to God? Or will you say “Yes, it was me that made these decisions. You tested me and I failed, please be merciful I am a sinner”. The ones that are truly sorry, repent and apologize to the ones that they hurt and those who want to come clean will be allowed to live on the new earth.
How to skip the judgment day:
Please do yourself, and your loved ones, and everyone, including God, who values and loves you more than himself, a favour and save yourself from this incredibly shameful, humiliating experience. You might say, “If God loves me so much, why does he force the judgment day on me?” Sorry, but God does not want the judgment day to happen. He does not want to humiliate you, he wants to forgive you and not hold your sins against you. He offers forgiveness, but we have to accept it. That is why he sent us his Son to take the punishment for us, so you and I don’t have to stand trial. If you have a son, then you know what kind of sacrifice I am talking about.
Jesus is eager to erase that memory file, so it can no longer be used against you. This is something that only he can do, but we have to ask him. “We all have sinned, and fall short . . . . . and the payment for sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus . . .” (Romans 3:23 & 6:23) Thank him that he gave his life for your wrongdoings and sins. Ask him to hit the delete button, which he will and you will no longer have to give testimony in the witness stand on the Day of Judgment and bring evidence against yourself. Unbelievable! What an offer! Give your
life back to God, who gave it to you in the first place and live forever . . . “and the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your heart and mind through Jesus”. (Philippians 4:7)