Today as you look at the above two pictures, Brother Bob asks my friends everywhere are you ready to give account of yourself to God and Jesus? In the first picture above we see that salesmen give account of their work to their bosses who review their reports. Also, everyone gives account to the government about their earnings at income tax time by using the above pictured 1040 IRS booklet.
But did you know that all saved saints will give an account to God for the deeds done in their bodies? Every saved saint will stand before the bema judgment seat of Jesus Christ to either receive or lose rewards for the deeds they did as christians on this earth. 2 Corinthians 5:9 says Wherefore we labour that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him (Jesus). For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (note this is the bema judgment seat and not the great white throne judgment); that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he hath done; whether it be good or bad.
Saint reading this anywhere note that you and all saints will appear before this bema judgment seat. This is different from the great white throne judgment (for the unsaved dead only) who experience the second death as they are cast into the lake of fire (not the quick or living saints) stated at Revelation 20:11-15. But, saved saints all have a date with Diety and an appointment with the Almighty at the bema judgment seat of Christ. It may not be on your little notebook of engagements, but it is on God's schedule.
All saved saints must appear before the bema judgment seat of Christ. Friends, are you ready to give a good account to Jesus by winning multitudes to our Lord Jesus so you receive a reward at the bema judgment seat. Jesus promises these bema judgment seat rewards at Revelation 22:12 that says And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man acccording as his work shall be. Also note the warning of 2 John 8 that says Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
But some saved saints will lose rewards at the bema judgment seat when Jesus shows them the times they did not witness and win souls to Jesus. Brother Bob wants his reward and offers salvation to my friends all over this earth in this book for Jesus. Right now get saved; repent, stop sinning, and make Jesus God of your life as you daily believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Say daily I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil every day that the blood of Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever and has overcome the devil, cleansed me of all my sins, and evil must pass over me.
Now note that we are saved by grace and not by works proven by Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. But after we are saved, Jesus notes all our good works to win souls that will be rewarded at the bema judgment seat. The bema judgment seat will occur immediately after the saints are caught up to glory and meet Jesus in the clouds in the air pictured above. This is stated by 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing (note that the appearing of Jesus will be in the clouds when the saints are caught up to glory where Jesus will judge the dead in Christ with the quick who are those that are alive and remain at the bema judgment seat) and His kingdom.
All saved saints will stand before this bema judgment seat immediately after the catching up to glory. 1 Corinthians 3:13 describes what will happen at the bema judgment seat of Christ; This blessed bible verse says Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so by fire.
After the bema seat judgment, Jesus will return with his saints on white horses to this earth to be king for 1000 years after the beast and false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire. After the 1000 years when the devil is cast into the lake of fire, the saved saints who forgot to witness to lost souls will lose rewards and weep as they see lost sinners who were not witnessed to cast into the lake of fire at the great white throne judgment. This is stated at Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
But, when Jesus creates the new heavens and new earth with His kingdom and burns up this present earth, Jesus will remove all bad thoughts and memories; Saints will stop weeping about lost souls as Jesus wipes away all their tears. These saints will be saved forever and forget about the devil and all bad memories. Revelation 21:4 promises this by saying And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Isaiah 65:17 tells us For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not remembered, nor come into mind. Hallelujah, no bad memories of this earth in the kingdom of God.This is because there is no devil in the kingdom.
2 Peter 3:12-13 describes how this present earth will be burned up as Jesus creates a new heaven and a new earth with His kingdom. This scripture says Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevetheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Alright my next thought is a story about the woman pictured above who asked the gate man to a mine if she could enter the mine with her white hat and shirt. The gate man to the mine replied Lady, there's nothing to hinder you from wearing your white outfit into the mine, but plenty to keep you from wearing your white outfit out of the mine. As a result, the woman did not go into the dirty mine, deciding to keep her garments clean and white as snow.
Friends reading this anywhere, Brother Bob says be like this woman and avoid getting your garments spotted by this wicked world and your flesh. In the story above, the dirty mine represents this world and our sinful flesh. Neighbor, if you feel like you are dirty from the past sins of your flesh in this world, don't feel guilty because if you repent and ask Jesus to be your God and cover you in His blood, your sins will be removed, as you are washed white as snow. Just sin no more. Rejoice and say Revelation 1:5 Unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
The following two scriptures warn us to keep ourselves unspotted from this world and our sinful flesh. James 1:27 says Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this; To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction; and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Jude 22 says And of some have compassion, making a difference, and others saved with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
For our next thought, we see pictured above the impotent man at the pool of Bathesda waiting for a moving of the waters to be healed. John 5:2 describes this pool of Bathesda saying Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water, whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
After Jesus asked the impotent man at John 5:6 Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked and on the same day was the sabbath.
Note that this impotent man learned that he did not need any movements or men to be healed. He learned that the Master Jesus alone was all that was needed for his healing. This impotent man represents the unsaved lost sinners of this world who look first to movements, political and social, to alleviate their sick and sad conditions. Then they look to false prophets and false Christs as men for healings. But hopefully, they will learn as saints witness Jesus to this earth, that only the Master Jesus can heal anyone.
We don't need movements or men; all we need is the Master Jesus to heal this earth. This world of lost sinners is one vast pool of Bathesda with its impotent millions looking to movements and men instead of the Master Jesus for their deliverance and healing. Friends everywhere be like Brother Bob and write something on this internet to show people that there is a Master named Jesus who can save us from any trouble instead of any movement or a man.
For my last thought today as you look at the above two pictures read this story and be blessed. When the tide is low, every little shrimp has a puddle of his own; but when the tide comes in, every shrimp is caught up in the flood. Out in the farm country, all the fences are visible in the winter time; but at harvest time, the fences are hidden in the abundance of grain. When revival comes, every little shrimp rises out of his puddle, and all our dividing fences are lost in the harvest of blessings.
I just had to add this: Some women have made fools out of men; Others have made men out of fools. In heaven there were two lines at the gates; One line was for the macho men who were the head of their families and the other line was for the wimpy men who let the women rule the house. All the strong big men stood in the wimpy line but one scrawny little man stood in the line for the macho men. Everyone asked this scrawny little man, how did you get into the macho man line; the little man replied my wife told me to get into this line.
And some final thoughts from my friend Vance Havner: Don't compromise with contemporaries, allowing the vices of contemporaries to dull the voice of our consciences. When the church playhouse becomes more important than the church prayer house and when recreation gets ahead of re-creation, then God's house has become a den of thieves.
As always, I live to write these bible studies to bless multitudes all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.