The Judge Standeth Before The Door

By David J. Stewart | August 2014

James 5:9, “Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned:
behold, the judge standeth before the door.”

The Holy Bible warns to be careful how we live, because God is the Judge before Whom, we must stand when we enter into eternity. Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Ecclesiastes 12:14, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Could the Word of God be any plainer that we all must face the judgment of God when we die? I think not.

No one is going to get away with anything. I get sick hearing about all the blatant plethora of crimes committed by the Clinton, Bush and Obama presidential administrations in the United States, but God is still on His throne and sees the evil they are doing. Ecclesiastes 5:8, “If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.” Judgment day is coming for all mankind!

When in doubt how to treat others, follow “THE GOLDEN RULE” in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Galatians 5:14, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” The Judge standeth before the door!

The Holy Bible teaches that God will hold people accountable for even their thoughts. Proverbs 24:12, “If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” Do you know that God won't need juries in Heaven? The purpose of a jury is to weigh the evidence and decide whether a person is guilty or not. My friend, we are all guilty sinners because we've all broken God's holy commandments. Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”

The Bible teaches that God will even hold men accountable for even the idle words they speak. Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Every idle word spoken shall be judged. How much more shall men give account for the lies, cursing and hurtful words which they utter! I fear God, do you? If you don't fear God you will... YOU WILL! Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” The Judge standeth before the door!

So don't fret when you hear about all the horrible crimes and evil things being done in the world, because God will judge all mankind one day. Every individual person will be judged by God (Romans 14:10-12). There will be a corporate judgment of the nations (Matthew 25:31-36). There will be a judgment of all Christians, the saved, who are the Church (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11). There will be a judgment of the unsaved, who are damned (Revelation 20:11-15). No one can escape God's judgment.

The most important thing in life is to make sure that you get born-again (John 3:5-7; 1st Peter 1:23). You cannot save yourself (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:3-4; Titus 3:5; Romans 3:19-20). We are all woeful sinners and deserve to be punished by God in Hell forever (Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:8-9). Since all men are sinners, God had to become incarnate as the Son of God and live a perfect life to provide a perfect sacrifice for men's sins (John 1:1-3,14; Romans 5:15-17). Jesus died as the sinless Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice for our sins (John 1:29). Jesus died in your place, and mine, on the cross (2nd Corinthians 5:21).

Hebrews 4:10-11 teaches us to completely rest in Jesus Christ for our salvation, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” We are saved by God's righteousness and not our own human effort, not in the least. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” Jesus has done everything necessary for our salvation. If we simply rest in what Christ has done, then God the Father imputes Christ's righteousness to us, and our sins to Christ (Romans 4:5-6).

Jesus is the Savior of all the world (1st Timothy 4:10), but you must receive Him as your personal Savior to be saved. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” All you need to do to be saved is by faith receive Christ's payment on the cross for your sins (Colossians 1:20). The Gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 is three things; namely, Jesus DIED, He was BURIED, and He was bodily RESURRECTED three days later. If you believe that, and make this your only hope for eternal life, then you are saved. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 8:32,36, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

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