We live in a land and day where people live in peril, choosing to focus on the pleasures of the season instead of setting their minds on the world to come. In this life people chase personal dreams, the American Dream, personal happiness and fulfillment without regard to the fact that tomorrow they will stand before the Judgment Seat of God to give a rendering of their lives.
There Is a Judgment
The Bible is clear that God has set eternity in our hearts, Ecclesiastes 3:11. And though one may kick and deny the eternal realm, denial doesn't rid oneself of what is coming. What's coming? Death is coming! And when death comes, after that will be the judgment, Hebrews 9:27. For God has appointed a day in which He will judge the entire world, Acts 17:31. Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, has called that day "the judgment of the great day," Jude 1:6.
The Day is Certain
As certain as you are reading this today, is as certain the Judgment Day is approaching. The truth is the Day of Judgment is irreversible, unalterable, and irrevocable. There is no power strong enough to wish it away or to force God to change His mind. It is so irrevocable that the Apostle Paul references it over and over again as "that day," "that day," "that day," in 2 Timothy 1:12, 18; 4:8. Jesus calls "that day," "the hour," John 5:28, and says the hour is coming in which all that are in their graves will arise and face the judgment seat of God.
The Day is For Everyone, And That Means You
Every person from Adam to the last born on earth will stand before their Creator on that day. The Revelator saw, "the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne," Revelation 20:12. That is people from every nation, for "all the nations" of the earth will be present, Matthew 25:32. And that includes you, for "every knee" will bow, and "every tongue" will confess, Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10-11.
Are You Ready?
Today we are standing in the Valley of Decision, Joel 3:14, and like Joshua asked Israel almost 3,500 years ago to choose this day whom they will serve. Your life is about the ultimate choice, being, not who you will marry, or what to study, or where to live, but will you choose God or self? If you are not certain what choosing God or self means, and the consequences of it, why gamble with your soul today? Please seek out one of our elders or deacons and ask them for their help in answering this question today!