Moments With Marti

I love sharing what God has done in my life and the lessons that I have learned from each experience whether good or bad. There are many lessons that I have and am still learning. It's only been by His Grace that I can sit here today and without a doubt know that I am forever secure in His Love.
This blog is simply an avenue for me to share my heart felt thoughts from scripture as well as from my every day moments…My prayer is that there will be a small nugget of hope and encouragement that you can apply to your life as well.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 08:45 AM

Sunday's sermon has had a great impact on my life. We are so blessed to have a pastor who "teaches" as he preaches... he explains scripture in a way we can all relate to and understand.

To read the Sermon Transcript please click HERE

Today, I am only giving my thoughts on this truth and how it has affected me. 

The Bema Seat of Judgment.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

This is our giving an account of what we have done from our time of salvation. This is not the same as the Great White Throne of Judgment in Revelation 20:11-15

11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

This is really serious truth.... VERY SERIOUS!

Yet I stand by and see so many people ignore it. Why is that? For me it's like watching a flock of sheep heading to a cliff and they fall to their death...  every last one of them! And I can do nothing to stop them.

Some of it falls back to yesterday's subject of excuses. Let me tell you, one day those very same excuses cannot be used anymore.

For me, some of the principles that really have struck my heart are these:

  • Every person will face this day; It's unavoidable
  • During this review every believer's conduct, service and motive will be turned inside out.
  • Rewards are based on what we did with the opportunities, resources and time we had to serve Him.
  • "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Eliot)

And these are the thought provoking thoughts that I cannot escape, nor do I want to:

  • "The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is 'my accountability to God." (Daniel Webster)
  • From Erwin Lutzer:  "Imagine staring into the face of Christ. Just the two of you, one on one. Your entire life is present before you. In a flash you see what he sees. No hiding, no opportunity to put a better spin on what you did. No attorney to represent you; The look in His eyes says it all. Like it or not, that is precisely where you and I shall be someday."

Like I said, This is really serious truth.... VERY SERIOUS!


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