Summary: To show that we die once and after this we go to the place of judgement: Heaven or hell.
Have you prepared for death?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we die once and after this we go to the place of judgement: Heaven or hell.
Hebrews 9:27 (Amplified Bible)
9:27 And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,
Thank You very much a LORD JESUS, for in death, we will see You.
After Death, Then Judgment
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Man dies once here on earth
"And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die,"
Job 14:5 (Amplified Bible)
14:5 Since a man’s days are already determined, and the number of his months is wholly in Your control, and he cannot pass the bounds of his allotted time—
Job 30:23 (Amplified Bible)
30:23 For I know that You will bring me to death and to the house [of meeting] appointed for all the living.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (Amplified Bible)
9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.
Romans 5:12 (Amplified Bible)
5:12 Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
If death is expected we prepare for it by accepting the LORD JESUS as our LORD, MASTER and SAVIOR, that's how we are saved from the coming judgment (coming death, as everybody dies).
Romans 5:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
5:15 But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass [His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man]. For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift [that comes] through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for [the benefit of] many.
5:16 Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one [man’s] sin. For the sentence [following the trespass] of one [man] brought condemnation, whereas the free gift [following] many transgressions brings justification (an act of righteousness).
1 Timothy 1:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
1:15 The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.
1:16 But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.
B. Man is judged after his death
"and after that the [certain] judgment,"
Ecclesiastes 11:9 (Amplified Bible)
11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your adolescence, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your [full-grown] youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 (Amplified Bible)
12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.
Matthew 12:36 (Amplified Bible)
12:36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
Acts 17:30 (Amplified Bible)
17:30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins),
2 Timothy 4:1 (Amplified Bible)
4:1 I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom:
When we die, we go at once to the place where we are judged to be, Heaven or hell.
Thank You very much for in death, we will see You.