Summary: All saved people will be judged and rewarded according to what they did or did not do for Jesus after they were saved, if their works were good they will be rewarded, if their works were bad they shall suffer loss, yet they themselves are saved.
1Cor. 3:10-15 ~ THE JUDGEMENT OF THE REDEEMED ~ 6-2-12
* The judgment of saved people:
It seems that a lot people have the idea that, well I'm saved so now I can do what ever I want to do; to start with, "our want to do" will not be to dabble in the sinful things of the world maybe as before, if there's no obvious change it may be because there's been none, but I must say this, a person that has been a drunk for years or perhaps a prostitute and maybe notorious for his or her filthy mouth, there will be an obvious change, because he or she will suddenly quit all of these things, but a person that never has really lived a very wicked life may not be so noticeable after their saved, because they may have been good people before they were saved,** "morally speaking".
But good moral people are just as lost as any drunk that walks the street, when God looks on the heart of people He will either see that this person has been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus or he has not.
We think of Nickodemus in John 3: he was a good religious man, he had religion, and Jesus said to him in;
Verses 3-5 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
(WATER- The Word of God- Eph 5:26 --the washing of water by the word,)
SPIRIT-(Holy Spirit- Rom. 8:9- if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you)
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
* There are two judgments:
The redeemed will be judged and rewarded for what they did for Jesus after they were saved.
The lost sinner will be judged 1007 years later at the WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT of the lost for their wickedness. -7 year Tribulation, 1000 year reign of Christ.
John 5: 28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29And shall come forth; (not at the same time) they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; (saved) and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (Lost)
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
There will be no hidden secret sins at either judgment.
Psalm 90: 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
The judgment of the saved may not be such a happy occasion for most of us, I believe as we're standing or kneeling before Jesus and He looks at our record, I'm sure most of us will wish we had lived a godlier life, and witnessed for Him a lot more.
On that day all of our deeds, motives and works will be brought into the light of His glory and they will be seen for what they are. -- The day shall declare it, there's coming a day that all saved people will stand before Jesus the Judge and give an account of our service to Him.
Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
1 Cor. 3: 10-15 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
~Let every man be careful how he or she builds on this foundation, for our deeds in this lifetime, that is, after we were saved, will determine our rewards at that time.
Matthew 25: 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: --
I have said many times, what we do for Jesus on this side of the rapture (after we're saved) will have a Hugh bearing on what He will allow us to do for Him on the other side of the rapture, in His Kingdom and even beyond.
11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ~There is nothing else to build on other than Christ, all else is sinking sand. ~