The Daily Word: Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
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. – Rev. 20:12-13
Are you a perfect person? Me neither. The truth is, we’ve all made some mistakes. But Scripture says you will stand before God on Judgment Day and be, “…judged, each one according to his works.” Are you ready to answer for the things you’ve done?
On Judgment Day, you won’t be judged compared to a serial killer or Bernie Madoff. You will be judged compared to Jesus: the spotless, sinless Lamb of God. You are either perfect, or you’re not! If you’re perfect (hint: you’re not!), you get to go to Heaven. But if you’ve ever done anything wrong (hint: you have!), you will be, “…cast into the lake of fire…[and] tormented day and night forever and ever.”
The only way to survive Judgment Day is to be, “…hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). When you receive Jesus, you are no longer judged according to your works; you are judged according to His works! You get the reward that comes with Jesus’ perfect track record. Don’t you see that the only way out of Hell is to be hidden with Christ?
Father, I am saying YES to Jesus! I don’t want to go into Judgment Day naked and alone. I want to go hidden with Christ! I say yes to Jesus; and I say goodbye to all my sins, in Jesus’ name!
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