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IBC Women’s Blog Post November 7, 2019

IBC Women’s Blog Post November 7, 2019

Move together through Acts: Chapters 23-24 by Jodie Montgomery

 

Acts 24:24-25 But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you.”

It’s hard to teach on the judgment of God, and for many it is terrifying to hear about the judgment of God. The judgment of God warns that you want to be in the Son when He returns or when you die because there is a time when the time to repent is no more.

The judgment of God should not surprise anyone. There is no love apart from justice and God is love so He is also just. Uncorrupt justice confronts evil. It is never loving to leave evil unaddressed. You cannot love without fighting any that destroy your love. God loves.

The judgment to come is described in many passages in Scripture. This judgment is to comfort those that are identified in Christ as it is in this judgment that God avenges His children. Matthew 24 and 25 provide details of God’s judgment as Jesus purposes to prepare the disciples to carry the message of His delivering presence to the nations. John teaches that anyone who believes in Christ “shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). There is no condemnation, for Christ paid the believers’ penalty for sin. Revelation 20:11-15 provides the details for the Great White Throne Judgment. At this judgment, God will judge Satan, the unsaved dead of all time, and fallen angels.  This judgment is final and is followed by the creation of a new heaven and new earth.

If you have been horrifically impacted by unrepentant evil know that God hears your cries for help. You echo the psalmist that asked God “How long, O Lord?”, “How long will my enemy be exalted over me?”, “Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my only life from the lions”, “How long, O God, will the adversary revile, and the enemy spurn Your name forever?”

The answer of judgment is imminent. Tell the “Felixes” in your life they’d better get ready. God loves His children.