ONLY THE PERFECT WILL BE BOLD AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST:



JUDGEMENT BEGINS OUTSIDE OF THE DEFILED TRIBULATION TEMPLE:

      To establish the location of THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST which many believers already understand, is the time God's people will be judged and also will be rewarded according to merit; we have only to consult one Scripture: "JUDGMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD." (1 Peter 4:17) It is outiside of the defiled temple where the Lord will have judgement thrones set down.Quite a setting when you think about it. The defiled temple will not exactly be the most desireable background for God's people to face judgment. It was in the temple where Antichrist set up the abomination that made it desolate, and in betraying Israel; he proved to be a false Messiah. Let us begin to examine holy Scripture in regard to what will take place there:

THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON JUDGING THE LEVITES FIRST:

      "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. BUT WHO MAY ABIDE THE DAY OF HIS COMING? AND WHO SHALL STAND WHEN HE APPEARS? FOR HE IS LIKE A REFINER'S FIRE, AND LIKE FULLERS' SOAP: AND HE SHALL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER: AND HE SHALL PURIFY THE SONS OF LEVI, AND PURGE THEM AS GOLD AND SILVER, THAT THEY MAY OFFER UNTO THE LORD AN OFFERING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. THEN SHALL THE OFFERING OF JUDAH AND JERUSALEM BE PLEASANT UNTO THE LORD, AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD, AND AS IN FORMER YEARS. AND I WILL COME NEAR TO YOU TO JUDGMENT; AND I WILL BE A SWIFT WITNESS AGAINST THE SORCERERS, AND AGAINST THE ADULTERERS, AND AGAINST FALSE SWEARERS, AND AGAINST THOSE THAT OPPRESS THE HIRELING IN HIS WAGES, THE WIDOW, AND THE FATHERLESS, AND THAT TURN ASIDE THE STRANGER FROM HIS RIGHT, AND FEAR NOT ME, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS. FOR I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT; THEREFORE YOU SONS OF JACOB ARE NOT CONSUMED." (Malichi 3:1-6)

      Let's establish several facts by faith in the above prophecy. When the Lord completes the conquest of the earth, he arrives in Israel where he splits the Mount of Olives and brings back the surviving Jewish population in peace that flees the city in terror for their lives. In the midst of all of this activity, he comes suddenly to his temple.

      It will be "his temple" that has been defiled by Israel's wickedness in following after the false Messiah, Antichrist who uses Israel as a stepping stone to make himself world Emperor. In the above prophecy, we are told Christ will judge the Levites. They are the tribe of Moses and Aaron, set aside as the priesthood of Israel. They are first to be purged by the Lord's refining fire.

      Israel is accustomed to following the Levites. Once the tribe of Levi is cleansed by Judgment, they will immediately be available to help coordinate the task of judging the tribes of Israel and Gentile nations.

TWENTY FOUR (24) JUDGES SHALL JUDGE THE PEOPLE IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST:

      To really get a handle on THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST prophecies, it is important to realize Christ will be the Spirit of judgment in the prophets and apostles who will sit in the 24 thrones of judgment that will be set down near to the defiled temple to continue the judgment process. There will be no difference. The Prophets will judge the Gentile nations, the Apostles will judge the twelve tribes. They will be as Christ to the judged.

      In the book of Revelation 20:4 we read: "AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM:"

      We already know the Lord will have the twelve Apostles judging the twelve tribes which leaves twelve prophets to judge the saved from among the Gentile nations. Jesus told his twelve Apostles: "VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT YOU WHICH HAVE FOLLOWED ME, IN THE REGENERATION WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL SIT IN THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY, YOU ALSO SHALL SIT UPON TWELVE THRONES, JUDGING THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

THE SPIRIT OF JUDGEMENT AND THE SPIRIT OF BURNING:

      But before we get into the prophetic details, it is important for you to consider another prophecy where Isaiah the Prophet points out THE SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT and THE SPIRIT OF BURNING. These will just be words until THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST takes place, but Isaiah gives us nonetheless a better idea of what to expect:

      "AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT HE THAT IS LEFT IN ZION AND HE THAT REMAINS IN JERUSALEM, SHALL BE CALLED HOLY, EVEN EVERY ONE THAT IS WRITTEN AMONG THE LIVING IN JERUSALEM: WHEN THE LORD SHALL HAVE WASHED AWAY THE FILTH OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION, AND SHALL HAVE PURGED THE BLOOD OF JERUSALEM FROM THE MIDST THEREOF BY THE SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF BURNING." (Isaiah 4:3/4)

      There is an emerging picture of how Christ shall refine and purify, and the resurrected Gentiles ought to expect no less in judgment. The Lord does not want to advertise the time of judgement as a harsh experience lest he discourage some from not desiring to be saved, but he does make his ministers "A FLAMING FIRE." There will be by inference then to the Spirit of burning, strong rebukes to put the fear of God in those who persist in sins; and both the Prophets and the Apostles will be perceived as FLAMING FIRES in the day of Judgement toward those who need to be motivated to live rightously.

SOME WHO WALKED IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN THIS LIFETIME WILL BE BLAMELESS:

      The Protestant churches in America do not acknowledge Sainthood, but there are a few Saints in this world who are so purified by the bearing of the cross of the living sacrifice and persecutions, and the blood of Christ that they will be held blameless before the Judgment Seat of Christ.

      Saint Paul addresses Saints and also "all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:" (1 Corinthians 1:2) In other words, he knew he was addressing the body of Christ down through the Ages. In doing so, he says in verses seven and eight of chapter one: "SO THAT YOU COME BEHIND IN NO GIFT; WAITING FOR THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHIST: WHO SHALL ALSO CONFIRM YOU UNTO THE END, THAT YOU MAY BE BLAMELESS IN THE DAY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST." (1 Corinthians 1:8)

      The goal Saint Paul is pointing all believers to is "blamelessness" at THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, but few will attain to that spiritual condition.

      Saint James addresses the twelve Jewish tribes scattered abroad in his holy epistle, nonetheless we Gentiles can learn from it. He writes: "MY BRETHREN, BE NOT MANY MASTERS, KNOWING THAT WE SHALL RECEIVE THE GREATER CONDEMNATION. FOR IN MANY THINNGS WE OFFEND ALL. IF ANY MAN OFFEND NOT IN WORD, THE SAME IS A PERFECT MAN, AND ABLE ALSO TO BRIDLE THE WHOLE BODY." (James 3:1)

      A Master of the most holy faith like Moses comes under greater condemnation such as we read in the Old Testament of the Lord forbidding him to enter the promised land with Israel. "TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS REQUIRED."

      In saying there is a "GREATER CONDEMNATION" Saint James is telling the multitudes of believers there will be "condemnation." Yet, many who wish to tell the people what they want to hear will quote Jesus saying: "VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT HEARS MY WORD, AND BELIEVES ON HIM THAT SENT ME, HAS EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE." (Saint John 5:24)

      You will never find the Lord giving an allowance to the body of Christ to live in any other state than spiritual perfection. So it is those few who attain to spiritual perfection who can hope to not "COME INTO CONDEMNATION." Those Saints who studied to show themselves approved of God rather than man, who were called into Sainthood to walk in the Spirit of Christ as living sacrifices; to suffer persecution and poverty. They will not "COME INTO CONDEMNATION." They will be "BLAMELESS" in the day of Judgment.

      Saint Paul writes: "THEREFORE JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, UNTIL THE LORD COME, WHO BOTH WILL BRING TO LIGHT THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS, AND WILL MAKE MANIFEST THE COUNSELS OF THE HEARTS: AND THEN SHALL EVERY MAN HAVE PRAISE OF GOD." (1 Corinthians 4:5) What you should expect at THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST is a fiery rebuke for the darkness of sin you are living in most likely without your full awareness of how much you are troubling and hindering yourself from advancing spiritually.

THERE WILL BE NO SECRETS HIDDEN FROM THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST:

      The Lord, his twelve Apostles and twelve Prophets are all Prophets. So every secret sin will be brought out into the Light of judgment.

      Jesus was quoted as saying: "FOR NOTHING IS SECRET, THAT SHALL NOT BE MADE MANIFEST; NEITHER ANY THING HID, THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN AND COME ABROAD. TAKE HEED THEREFORE HOW YOU HEAR: FOR WHOSOEVER HAS, TO HIM SHALL BE GIVEN; AND WHOSOEVER HAS NOT, FROM HIM SHALL BE TAKEN EVEN THAT WHICH HE SEEMS TO HAVE." (Saint Luke 8:17)

      Anything secret or hidden will be manifest not only to you, but to all; whether it be your secret or God's secret, or some motive you hid or some truth God hid in his Word. All shall be known by all. It shall COME ABROAD which means your peers will know about it. So the Lord is counselling his people to not take truth lightly. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU HEAR.

      Who will have boldness in the day of Judgment? Saint John writes: "HEREIN IS OUR LOVE MADE PERFECT, THAT WE MAY HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT: BECAUSE AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD." (1 John 4:17)

      Saint John explained very clearly that your love must be MADE PERFECT for you to HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT. Otherwise, forget your confidence in your wealth, your fame, your skills, your karisma, your good looks, your genealogy, and who you know. The Lord will know you by your fruits. Only those who find spiritual perfection in the cross of Christ will be bold before the Judgment Seat of Christ where they will be found blameless.

      For those who have backslidden and think they might get around to practicing the faith again some day, "IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD." (Hebrews 10:31) "THE LORD SHALL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE." (V30)

      For those who think to get away with judging their brother and in using worldly wisdom to deal with him, Saint Paul writes: "BUT WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOUR BROTHER? OR WHY DO YOU SET AT NOUGHT YOUR BROTHER? FOR WE SHALL ALL STAND BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST." (Romans 14:10)

WHEN WILL THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST TAKE PLACE?

      "Judgment begins at the house of God." (1 Peter 4:17) There should be no difficulty in locating where THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST takes place.

      As to the timing, there seems to be no doubt that judgment takes place at the beginning of the Millenium Age. The Lord will set his people straight right from the beginning of his thousand year reign to bring order to his global Kingdom.

      "THE LORD "SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM;..." (2 Timothy 4:1) By this verse Saint Paul provides us with the exact timing of when the Lord shall judge his people. He shall judge his people "AT HIS APPEARING" in the second coming right after Armageddon when he sets down on the Mount of Olives to establish his global Kingdom after the world conquest.

THE 24 JUDGES WILL SIT ON THRONES:

      We read in Psalms 122:5 of "THRONES OF JUDGMENT, THE THRONES OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID."

      In the book of Revelation 20:4 we read: "AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM:"

      We read of the twenty four elders who sit on those thrones in earlier portions of the book of Revelation, but the twenty four elders are not identified there. We do know they have crowns and are near the throne of God: "AND ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE WERE FOUR AND TWENTY SEATS (THRONOS IN THE GREEK OR THRONES) AND UPON THE SEATS I SAW FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS SITTING, CLOTHED IN WHITE RAIMENT; AND THEY HAD ON THEIR HEADS CROWNS OF GOLD. AND OUT OF THE THRONE PROCEEDED LIGHTNINGS AND THUNDERINGS AND VOICES: AND THERE WERE SEVEN LAMPS OF FIRE BURNING BEFORE THE THRONE, WHICH ARE THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD." (Revelation 4:4/5)

      The location of this prophetic picture is in heaven by a sea of glass like unto crystal at a time before the seals were removed from the prophecies in the global Tribulation. The prophecies come down to earth in the book of Revelation 14:1/3: 'AND I LOOKED, AND LO, A LAMB STOOD ON THE MOUNT ZION, AND WITH HIM AN HUNDRED FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND, HAVING HIS FATHER'S NAME WRITTEN IN THEIR FOREHEADS. AND I HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN, AS THE VOICE OF MANY WATERS, AND AS THE VOICE OF A GREAT THUNDER: AND I HEARD THE VOICE OF HARPERS HARPING WITH THEIR HARPS: AND THEY SUNG AS IT WERE A NEW SONG BEFORE THE THRONE, AND BEFORE THE FOUR BEASTS, AND THE ELDERS: AND NO MAN COULD LEARN THAT SONG BUT THE HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND, WHICH WERE REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH." (Be careful now dear reader. Chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation is not in sequence. Remember what was said about CONJUNCTION TIME BRIDGES which the Prophets all use to move the content of their prophecies forward and backward into different time zones.)

      Return with me to Revelation 20:4: "AND I SAW THRONES, AND THEY SAT UPON THEM, AND JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM:" These are the thrones of the house of David. The government Christ establishes in his thousand year reign is of the house of David. This is easy to understand. He is of the house of David and is referred to in holy Scripture as THE SON OF DAVID.

      Now as to who shall sit in those thrones, Jesus, the Son of David told the apostles: "VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT YOU WHICH HAVE FOLLOWED ME, IN THE REGENERATION WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL SIT IN THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY, YOU ALSO SHALL SIT UPON TWELVE THRONES, JUDGING THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

WHAT MIGHT YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE AT THE JUDGEMENT?

      The carnal works of the religious will be tested by fire and their works will perish. Great cathedrals, churches, hospitals, schools, will all be gone at THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST. No carnally minded man or woman will be able to point to them as good works. "EVERY MAN'S WORK SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST: FOR THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT, BECAUSE IT SHALL BE REVEALED BY FIRE; AND THE FIRE SHALL TRY EVERY MAN'S WORK OF WHAT SORT IT IS. IF ANY MAN'S WORK ABIDE WHICH HE HAS BUILT THEREUPON, HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD. IF ANY MAN'S WORK SHALL BE BURNED, HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS: BUT HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED; YET SO AS BY FIRE." (1 Corinthians 3:13/15>

      When the Lord of glory returns in the second coming, he will burn the works of mankind with a dissolving fire of such fervent heat nothing will survive it. The only thing remaining will be the spiritual good men have done.

      The good works that will remain will be twofold: One the building of the new creature of Christ within, and two your part in saving and sanctifying souls.

      Once again the emphasis on rewards is for those who strived for spiritual perfection. Jesus told his disciples: "AND EVERY ONE THAT HAS FORSAKEN HOUSES, OR BRETHREN, OR SISTERS, OR FATHER, OR MOTHER, OR WIFE, OR CHILDREN, OR LANDS, FOR MY NAME'S SAKE, SHALL RECEIVE AN HUNDREDFOLD, AND SHALL INHERIT EVERLASTING LIFE. BUT MANY THAT ARE FIRST SHALL BE LAST; AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST."

SOME OF THE SAINTS WILL BE GIVEN CITY STATES TO RULE OVER:

      Consider carefully the real meaning of what the Lord meant when he spoke to a multitude of Israeli's as he entered and passed through Jericho:

St. Luke 19:12: A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

St. Luke 19:13: And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

St. Luke 19:14: But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this [man] to reign over us.

St. Luke 19:15: And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

St. Luke 19:16: Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained ten pounds.

St. Luke 19:17: And he said unto him, Well, you good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.

St. Luke 19:18: And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained five pounds.

St. Luke 19:19: And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

St. Luke 19:20: And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

St. Luke 19:21: For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up that you lay not down, and reap that you did not sow.

St. Luke 19:22: And he said unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge you, [thou] wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

St. Luke 19:23: Wherefore then gave not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

St. Luke 19:24: And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has ten pounds.

St. Luke 19:25: (And they said unto him, Lord, he has ten pounds.)

St. Luke 19:26: For I say unto you, That unto every one which has shall be given; and from him that has not, even that he has shall be taken away from him.

      Once THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST has run its course, the global government will be established and the Gentiles will be sent to their homelands where the Saints set over them as KINGS OF THE GENTILES will reign with Christ a thousand years.

      "DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE SAINTS SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD?" (1 Corinthians 6:2)

      There will be a complete reversal of order in that those who built great churches, cathedrals, hospitals and colleges and who reigned over mega-congregations with a religious carnal mind; will have little or nothing to show for their labors and "EVEN THAT WHICH HE HAS SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM."

      So it will come to pass that "THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST, AND THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST." The reward of religious leaders will be nothing. They will be saved so as by fire for "ALL OF THE HONORABLE OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BROUGHT INTO CONTEMPT."

      But the righteous who have led many to the Lord will shine as the stars in heaven. They will wear a crown of glory upon their head and shall bring their glory into Jerusalem gloriously. They shall walk in Christ and he shall walk in them as a king to rule over the resurrected.

      And though the parable appears to be addressing financial gain, it is not. The Lord would never approve of usury (interest). The Lord is referring to the management of our time and resources spiritually. At the Judgment Seat of Christ he will be looking for how much we gained spiritually in his work. So it is the Saints shall judge the world.

THE LORD WILL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD:

      "THE LORD "SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM;..." (2 Timothy 4:1) Since most believers do not know what the "QUICK AND THE DEAD" means, this verse receives very little attention in the churches of America.

      Throughout this document, it has been pointed out to you, the reader, that some of the Saints will be BOLD at the Judgment Seat of Christ where they will be found BLAMELESS. And it has been pointed out to you that they are those rare chosen few who leave everything behind after the Lord calls them to take up the cross of the living sacrifice to serve him day and night.

      The Saints are those who are "QUICKENED IN THEIR MORTAL BODIES BY THE SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN." They are classified as "THE QUICK." They are made quick by the Word which is Spirit living within them. "THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK...." (Hebrews 4:12)

      This definition will never be popular with the Church, for the Church is not "QUICKENED IN THEIR MORTAL BODIES BY THE SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN" therefore the Church is "DEAD." That is to say, the Church is not moved by the Spirit within.

      The earth is essentially a spirit factory where God builds his divine Spirit in those who are absolutely obedient. In the thousand year reign, every resurrected believer will become "QUICKENED IN THEIR MORTAL BODIES BY THE SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN" and all will learn how to walk in the Spirit of Christ perfectly. Meanwhile, those who ran out in front of the main body of Christ to build the new man in Christ will be set over God's people in the thousand year reign to make sure the Spirit of sanctification and spiritual growth are not quenched like it has been here in this present world.

      Only those who are "QUICKENED IN THEIR MORTAL BODIES" will be considered to rule over one to ten cities (or eleven) in the world to come. Religious leaders who built great physical works in the name of the Lord while neglecting the building of the new man internally will not qualify. They will be found naked of the Spirit before the Lord.

      Listen to Saint Paul writing on this subject: "FOR WE KNOW THAT IF OUR EARTHLY HOUSE OF THIS TABERNACLE WERE DISSOLVED, WE HAVE A BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS. FOR IN THIS WE GROAN, EARNESTLY DESIRING TO BE CLOTHED UPON WITH OUR HOUSE WHICH IS FROM HEAVEN: IF SO BE THAT BEING CLOTHED WE SHALL NOT BE FOUND NAKED. FOR WE THAT ARE IN THIS TABERNACLE DO GROAN, BEING BURDENED: NOT FOR THAT WE WOULD BE UNCLOTHED, BUT CLOTHED UPON THAT MORTALITY MIGHT BE SWALLOOWED UP OF LIFE. NOW HE THAT HAS WROUGHT US FOR THE SELFSAME THING IS GOD, WHO ALSO HAS GIVEN UNTO US THE EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT." (2 Corinthians 5:1/5)

      There you have it. The entire emphasis of the gospel of Jesus Christ is for believers to build "AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS." Those who build visible houses for God are more inclined to religion but those who study to show themselves approved of God seek the infinite spiritual path that Christ is.