Emanna for 08/01/2019
Being Careful Not to Pass Judgment on Others
Rom 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. (12) So then each one of us will give an account concerning himself to God.
Words of Ministry
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The judgment at the judgment seat of God will be held before the millennium,
[1000 year kingdom]
immediately after Christ's return (1 Cor. 4:5; Luke 19:15), and the life and work of the believers will be judged at that time (Rev. 22:12; Matt. 16:27; 1 Cor. 3:13- 15). This judgment has nothing to do with a believer's salvation, for everyone who appears at the judgment seat of God will have already been saved. This judgment will judge the believers' life and work after they have been saved. This judgment will determine a believer's reward in the millennial kingdom (Matt. 25:21; Luke 19:17, 19). The believers will stand before this judgment seat to give account to God of their life and work. Here is Paul's thought: we should not argue with others or criticize them, but take care of ourselves, because one day we shall stand before the judgment seat of God to give an account of our life and work after we were saved. Do not judge others, judge yourself. Whenever we are about to receive another believer in the Lord, we must exercise our discernment in the light of the judgment seat and say, "O Lord, have mercy on me. I am not worthy to judge my brother. Cover me, Lord. I want to be judged by You. I want to pass judgment on myself, on my life and living." This should be our attitude.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 336-337, 341. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/10/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.