Archive for June 18th, 2010

Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past

posted by Jael Ever @ 12:55 PM
June 18, 2010

Have you noticed the metaphoric symbols by digital artist Bryce Wilson on our blog artwork?   We are most grateful for the telling symbolism that his art portrays, for truly the Cross of Jesus Christ is the dividing line between strong and weak Christianity, and between true and false Christianity. 

 Galatians 2:20 instructs Christians to be crucified with Christ, meaning to take our self-centered desires to the Cross, and live only for what Jesus calls us to do––in our personal behavior and in our work for Hm.  And we are to discipline ourselves in the same way that He directed His earthly life to please His Father.  Such is true love––those who love, as Jesus loves, sacrifice their own desires to please the One loved.  The hallmark of true Christianity is love:  love for God––as Jesus said with all the believer’s heart, mind, soul and body––and after devotion to God comes love for others.   And love for God demands submission to His instructions that we love one another as He loves us.

 Years ago, a very popular limerick made the rounds in Christian circles:
“Only one life, twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”  It was understood that the term “will last” speaks of eternal reward.  As we mentioned in a recent good news blog, during the seven years of the anti-Christ’s reign of literal hell on earth,  authentically born-again Christians will have been raptured, or caught up in the air, ferried away from earth.
 After the Rapture, believers will spend seven years before the Judgment Seat of Christ.  Here each individual, each family, each church will receive eternal rewards or suffer eternal loss.   In 1 Corinthians 3: 11 – 13, the Apostle Paul refers to the Judgment Seat as holy fire treading through the archives of each Christian’s life.  Naturally, the burning will destroy what he calls “wood, hay and stubble.”  And only eternal rewards will remain––that which the Apostle refers to as “gold, silver, precious stones.”

 Repentance is getting rid of the wood, hay and stubble in our lives before we stand before Our Savior’s Judgment Seat.  Such repentance is where the Christian’s Cross begins.  Taking ourselves to the Cross to burn out the useless junk––usually religious excuses stuck onto us by made-up fables from false or weak Christianity––is true repentance.
 The Judgment Seat of Christ is only for true Christians.  Rather than being judged with the world, Christians will judge unbelievers before what is called The Great White Throne Judgment.  That judgment happens after armed believers return to earth with Our Savior.   As He wears His crown and war robes, we will be suited with Him for all-out war against Satan and his hosts.  And that will be victory, pure, sweet everlasting victory.

 Come on! Jump into this victory pool.  Read wholesale Christian Bibles.  Get wholesale Christian books.  Read and know.  True Christians win now and forever.  And that indeed is V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!

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