The topic I would like to focus on in the next few blog entries is a topic that, nowadays, not so many people like to talk about: Judgment Day.
Years ago, when I lived in California, I would go to Venice Beach every Sunday with a good friend of mine, and talk to people about God and our faith in the Messiah of Israel. Almost every week we had a gentleman that would come and harass us. I remember one time – which happened to be the last time I ever saw him – that he went too far, and told me that because of my faith in Yeshua and my “betrayal” of the God of Israel, I would end up in hell.
It was at that moment that I felt a righteous anger bubbling within me, and as I gestured with my fingers at him, I told him that one day, each of us will meet Yeshua –the Judge – face to face and will give an account for everything we’ve done in our lives. I firmly told him that whether or not he likes it, all men will bend the knee, and confess Yeshua as Lord, and that I hoped he would be justified by his faith in Yeshua.
My brothers and sisters, I want to pose to you a simple question: Do you know the Judge?
Note that I am not asking if you know about Him, but rather do you know Him in a personal, intimate way?
The day is coming, possibly sooner than any of us imagine, in which each one of us will finish his or her earthly life and will meet the Judge to give an account for our lives. God’s one and only redemption from eternal separation and punishment will be through accepting the atonement of the One who took upon Himself the punishment of us all, so that we could dwell in His presence eternally. So again I ask, do you know Him?
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.” Revelation 22:12-15
It is my sincere hope that as you meet the Judge at the entrance to the City, you will gain the right to enter in and not be left in the outer darkness.
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It’s interesting that you should bring this topic up. A dear Jewish friend of mine that was 86 years young, passed away this past week. I know she wasn’t walking with God or had a relationship with Him. I feel so guilty for not having been bold enough to share about Yeshua with her. She knew that I was a believer and we’d talk about Torah but I never talked to her about her salvation. It’s not only about our relationship with Him, but, is our relationship with Him solid enough that we desire to share about Him to others. I feel as believers, we have a responsibility to share with others about the Precious Gift that was given to us. I’m praying that Yeshua will give me the boldness to share Yeshua with my family and friends. Thank you Moran, I needed that!
Thank you. I need to talk with people more about knowing Yeshua in a more personal way. It’s is so hard because so many are convinced of their “golden ticket” of believing in Yeshua; yet, their mouths, actions, and lives speak far from even knowing Him. 🙁
Thank you for sharing, I needed to be reminded. 🙂