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And After This Comes Judgment

May 21, 2014

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And  After This  Comes Judgment

We live  in a supposedly  sophisticated,  modern,  very intellectual world.     And yet,  in the face  of so much intellectualism,  people are sadly superstitious  —  often to the extreme.     Why?     Most often  the problem is  in the fact  that they don’t read  or study God’s word.     They might get involved in various philosophies,  religions,  cults  or atheism,  but,  none of those things  can prove  their truthfulness.     So,  the intellectual  is still  in the dark  about the reality  of his being  and the reality  of who God is  and what God has done  for us.

Superstitions  are often based  on the unknown.     When something is unknown,  people tend  to set up  their own personal hopes,  feelings,  and imagination  as what they end up  proclaiming  to be true.     They want their hopes  to be true  because  they don’t understand  or believe  in the love  and power  of God Almighty.     They don’t understand  or believe  because they don’t accept  God’s word  to them.

We need  to realize  that what Christ did  on the cross  is totally connected  to the details  of how the Jews  were instructed  by God  to worship  the LORD  thousands  of years beforehand.     They had to sacrifice animals  year after year  as a constant reminder  of what their Savior  would do for them  when He would appear  on earth.     They had to make the sacrifices repeatedly   because an animal cannot really be  a just payment  for anyone’s sins.     The sacrifice  was just a representation  of what the Savior  would truly  and perfectly do  —  once  and for all.

So, Hebrews 9:24-28  explains,

For Christ did not enter  into a holy place made  with human hands,  which was only a copy  of the true one  in heaven.     He entered  into heaven itself  to appear now  before God  on our behalf.     And He did not enter heaven  to offer Himself  again and again,  like the high priest here on earth  who enters the Most Holy Place  year after year  with the blood  of an animal.     If that had been necessary,  Christ would have had  to die  again and again,  ever since the world began.     But now,  once  for all time,  He has appeared  at the end  of the age  to remove sin  by His own death  as a sacrifice.

And  just as  each person  is destined  to die once  and  after this  comes judgment,  so also  Christ died once  for all time  as a sacrifice  to take away  the sins  of many people.     He will come again,  not to deal  with our sins,  but  to bring salvation  to all  who are eagerly waiting  for Him.

This explains why  we should not  believe myths  about any sort  of purgatory,  reincarnation,   or time after our death here  to try and live  a “better life”.     No such “second chance”  is ever given  in God’s word,  the Bible.     God’s word  has proven itself  to be true  —  so we need  to trust it.     Now  is the time  for us  to live  in faith  in the LORD.

In the knowledge  of God’s love  and Jesus’ power  to take away  all our sins,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for setting us free  from the superstitions  of this world.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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