Thursday, March 31, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Are You Ready for Trial?

“For there is no longer any sacrifice that will take away sins if we purposely go on sinning after the truth has been made known to us. Instead, all that is left is to wait in fear for the coming judgment and the fierce fire which will destroy those who oppose God! Anyone who disobeys the Law of Moses is put to death without any mercy when judged guilty from the evidence of two or more witnesses. What, then, of the person who despises the Son of God? Who treats as a cheap thing the blood of God’s covenant which purified him from sin? Who insults the Spirit of grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment he will deserve! For we know who said, ‘I will take revenge, I will repay’; and who also said, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’ It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!” (Hebrews 10: 26-31.)

The courtroom can be a nerve racking place. Standing or sitting before a judge, taking an oath to tell the whole truth and not perjure yourself, pleading with the judge to understand your story and rule in your favor, listening to the witnesses, and waiting for the judge’s decision on the matter. How scary that is for most here on earth, yet I cannot imagine how terrifying it is in the “courtroom” of our Father.

His laws have been set before us just as the laws of our countries are put into place; by which to be abided and enforced. We hope for leniency of our wicked ways yet scripture notes a “no tolerance” policy. Perhaps some of us think we can lie our way into the Judge’s favor? What fools! Our Father can neither be deceived nor manipulated like the laws and the courts of this world.

And, what do you think it will be like to give your testimony to our Father? “For it is written:
‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14: 11-12.)
What will you say? Will you tell Him of your good deeds? Without an “attorney” present to advise you, how will you know that “all of us have been sinful; even our best actions are filthy through and through. Because of our sins we are like leaves that wither and are blown away by the wind.” (Isaiah 64:6.)

Will you argue that you did not know that He existed? Errrrt, wrong answer! You are reading this and therefore have been warned. Our Father does exist and so I ask you this:

What have you got to lose?

If you study the bible everyday therefore “staying in the word” and live your life according to the laws set forth therein, what will you lose?

If you chose not to believe and abide by the laws handed down by our Father, tell me then, what will you lose?

I think of my love ones who have already left this earth and I cannot help but wonder how their “trial” went. One day I will know the outcome but until then I can only hope for the best. I hope for the best for you as well, my friend.

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