Summary: There are seven major judgments in the Bible, and all seven of these judgments can be placed in time and in location in the Bible.
1. The judgment of sin
a. Our sin was judged in Christ. The time was 30 A.D. the place was Calvary. Their Jesus was judged for our sin.
2. The judgement of self
a. In time it takes place during the church age. 1 Corinthians 11:31. A Christian self-judgment.
b. If we judge ourselves, we avoid the chastening of the Lord.
c. I believe the only judgment of the believer is on this earth.
d. After death or when Jesus comes. I don't believe we're judged after that. Only now in this lifetime.
e. If we do not judge ourselves, the Bible teaches that God will judge us. Hebrews 12:5-8
f. The judge in this case is the spirit control believer. You have the responsibility to judge or discipline yourself upon the earth.
3. The judgment of the believers works
a. This is the main thought for the message tonight.
b. Come back.
4. The judgment of Israel
b. The time is at the close of the tribulation period.
5. The judgment of the Gentiles
b. The judgment of the sheep and the goat nations.
c. The place is on the earth
d. The time is at the close of the tribulation.
6. The judgment of Satan and the demons
a. It will take place at the end of the 1,000-year reign of Christ.
b. Jude 6
7. The judgment of the unsaved
a. At the close of the 1000-year reign. This is called the Great White Throne Judgement. Revelation 20:11-15
b. I feel they will be judged by the opportunities they had to be saved. I believe they will be punished by the same means.
8. The main thought is a time when the believer will be judged for all his life, his works.
a. Every person will come face to face with Christ. The lost person at the Great White Throne Judgement. For the Christian it will be the time we are talking about tonight. Think with me, the one who gave His life for me and for you. The one whom we love. The one whom we serve. One day we will stand in His presence and everything we have done for Him will be analyzed.