The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

THE JUDGMENT OF WORKS AND THE OPENED BOOKS

In prior postings I have communicated how a life threatening illness took me to the emergency room of a hospital where the doctors did not expect me to live through the night. At some point during that night I left my body behind and entered into the spiritual realm. In the spirit I was taken to the Lake of Fire which is the second death. From there I was taken to Hell, where I faced Satan and felt his incredible hatred of me. All of this culminated on the Judgment Seat of Christ where I was asked, “Why should you live?”

The Last Judgment by Rogier Van Der Weyden

This episode was the catalyst that changed my life remarkably as I eventually surrender my life to Jesus Christ later in life. At this point in my story however, the battle had only just begun. It lived through a great deal more pain and suffering before I sought the protection that only God can provide. As you will find out, the path that God has led me down is quite remarkable and you will hear the rest of this story in time as I deliver my future postings.

If you would like to go back and review the postings that tell the above story please use these hyperlinks:

The-Initial-Attack

The-Intensive-Care-Unit-and-the-Initial-Prognosis

Entering-the-Spiritual-Realm-of-Death

A-Journey-to-Golgotha

Inside-the-Lake-of-Fire-the-Second-death

Confronting-Satan-in-Hell

Judgment-Day

Reliving-my-sins-before-the-Judgment-Seat-of-Christ

Gods-Question-on-Judgment-Day

Opening-the-Books-on-Judgment-Day

Repentance-Brings-Salvation-Even-on-Judgment-Day

I believe that it is important to examine the events I have already reported to you in the context of the Bible. By looking at these experiences from a Biblical perspective we will find that what may be perceived as a very bad dream was in fact, a spiritual reality. I say this because it is substantiated in the Bible and proclaimed by God’s prophets. As we proceed, I will reflect on my experience and contrast it to scripture. In doing this I believe that the scriptures will bring to light fundamental messages that God has communicated to His people over the course of thousands of years.

My Judgment Day experience is to be looked at today (see the last four hyperlinks above). If you recall, I stood in a gray cloud while I was being judged by God.

The Judgment Seat of Christ

I could hear voices inside the cloud that were searching to find good works on my behalf. I also relived the experiences of the poor choices that I had made in this life. More that this, I experienced the pain that these poor choices had inflicted on others.

Is there a reference to being judged in the Bible and if so, are records kept to assist in the judgment process? The answer to both of these questions is yes. Everyone will be judged in accordance with their works:

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things, which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works (Revelation 20:11 – 13).

 

The Last Judgment by Michelangelo

 

This bible passage clearly states that there is a judgment and that we will be judged by our works and the book of life.

In addition, there are also several references to God existing in a cloud, which would be exactly like the gray place that I was in.

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. (Acts 1:9)


While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Matt 17:5)

In our next posting we will look into the validation of the Second Death.

Until then, may God’s blessings be upon you.

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