Jesus will one day sit in judgment over all people. This is a day for which we all need to prepare well. The way that we do this is by being obedient to His will here on earth because once our life is over, that is it. There is no such thing as reincarnation. We all get one life to live and then there is judgment. This should not strike fear into our hearts unless we know that we are living in serious sin. If that is the case, the simple solution is to repent and reform one?s life. God is merciful and will always accept our repentance. But after we die the time for repentance and conversion is gone.
1 I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice, ?Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?? 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to examine it. 4 I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it. 5 One of the elders said to me, ?Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.? 6 Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders, a Lamb that seemed to have been slain. He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the [seven] spirits of God sent out into the whole world. 7 He came and received the scroll from the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. 8 When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones. 9 They sang a new hymn: ?Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. 10 You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth.?
P S A L M
Psalm 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
R: The Lamb has made us a kingdom of priests to serve our God.
1 Sing to the LORD a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful. 2 Let Israel be glad in their maker, let the children of Zion rejoice in their king. (R) 3 Let them praise his name in the festive dance, let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp. 4 For the LORD loves his people, and he adorns the lowly with victory. (R) 5 Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy upon their couches; 6 let the high praises of God be in their throats. 9 This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia. (R)
G O S P E L
Disaster will inevitably befall those who persist in sin. What form it will take we do not know. But come it surely will as no one is able to defy the goodness of God orever and get away with it. It is not that God will come after the sinner to punish him or her, but that the consequences of our sinful actions will eventually catch up with us. Let us pray that we will have the wisdom to repent while we still can and thus avoid any permanent state of separation from God. Let us beseech the Lord for the grace of true repentance every day.
41 As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, ?If this day you only knew what makes for peace ? but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. 44 They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.?
think: Jesus will one day sit in judgment over all people. This is a day for which we all need to prepare well.
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