Opening the Books on Judgment Day
In my previous postings I have communicated to you about my severe trauma that landed me in the intensive care unit, dying. There, I left my body and traveled through space and time and entered into the Lake of Fire, the place of the second death. I swam there in all of the horror there. Then I was transported to Hell where I was place before Satin and experienced his extreme hatred of me. Then I was taken to the Judgment seat of God and relived all of my sins in an instant in time. It is hear that God asks me: “Why should you live?”
This posting will communicate what happened as the books of Life are opened:
Then another certainty dawned on me. Somehow, I realized that the question had to do with more than just mortal life and death on earth as I knew it. It was a question relating to a life lived forever with God or the second death as I experienced it in Golgotha (A-Journey-to-Golgotha and Inside-the-Lake-of-Fire-the-Second-death).
Now, even more than ever, I began to truly understand the significance and gravity of the question and the consequences of my answer. Death forever!
Agony, torture, and suffering for eternity in the lake of fire accompanied with unending torment at the hands of Satan. Then that “oh, no” feeling came over me in a wave. It is the feeling you get when your stupid mistake hurts someone real bad.
Just then the silence was broken. I could hear a commotion coming from somewhere behind the voice.
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. (Revelation 20:4)
I heard another voice say, “What about good works?” This was followed by more rustling and commotion. It sounded like a number of people were searching for the good works in my life.
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. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Revelation 20:12 – 14)
The commotion soon stopped and I heard another voice reply, “There are none.” I stood there stunned and thought how can this be? Surely I have done some good works. This was followed by another shattering realization of the truth. The sad report was true as it seems that even the good things I had done in my life were for the wrong reasons.
In our next posting we will tell you what happened next.
May all of God’s blessings be yours!
Papa Joe Gordon