It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
The Bible talks about 4 judgments. The first is the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10) for Church believers (Body of Christ) that occurs in heaven after the Rapture. The second and third judgments are for the Old Testament saints (Daniel 12:2-3) and believers who have died in the Tribulation period (Rev. 20:4). Both of these judgments occur on earth after Christ’s Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation. The first three judgments are all for believers.
God’s judgment for unbelievers is a lot different than the judgment of His children. It’s called the Great White Throne Judgment. This final judgment of the unsaved occurs in the blackness of space after the Millennial Kingdom, after the destruction of the universe and before the creation of the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 20:11-15).
Here I want to focus on the Great White Throne Judgment where all mankind who has ever rejected Christ will appear. Close your eyes and picture it for a moment. The Millennium is now over, Satan and his armies have been cast into the Lake of Fire, that Jesus said was prepared for the devil and his angels (Mt. 25:41).
Now things take a sharp turn…God speaks and planet earth spontaneously combusts and vaporizes. In the aftermath… the residents of Hell for the past 6,000 years find themselves, not free, not dead, but now standing before a great white throne.
What they see is frightening as Jesus stands before them in His robe as judge with the books of man’s deeds in His hands. Instead of receiving a glorified body like the body all believers will receive, they’ve been resurrected into a body suited for tormenting day and night that will never die.
And here they stand in the blackness of the uncreated world… on nothing. Standing and facing God. No friends to help them here. The books of judgement from Cain to Hitler to the last sinner who rejected Jesus are now opened, and the lifetime of deeds of every unsaved person is read and man is judged according to what’s written in the books! No excuses at this throne… it’s all written down and read out loud. As judgment is past, each and every one is cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 21:15).
From this point forward, God creates a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness and beauty beyond our imagination (Rev. 21).
Which judgment will you find yourself in after you die? It’s a sobering thought and only you can change the outcome! It’s up to you and you can make that eternal decision today.
Religion of Climate Change
By Robert Spencer
Edited by Tim Buck
Is modern American Leftism a new, secular religion? Of course it is.
Who could forget House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Grey Goose) giving thanks to her god for his salvific sacrifice: “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice”? Or New York Governor Kathy Hochul proclaiming that the unvaccinated “aren’t listening to God and what God wants.”
And now the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which has long been a hollowed-out shell teaching social justice Leftism in vaguely Christian garb, has done its part for the sanctification of the contemporary Leftist agenda by publishing a new hymn, “The Climate is Changing.” The lyrics are far more ludicrous than the title might suggest.
Presbyterian News Service reported Friday that the hymn was prepared for the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference on Sunday in Glasgow. Apparently the assembled dignitaries, after working hard all day on strategies to compel the U.S. and Western Europe to commit economic suicide and hand global financial hegemony to China on a silver platter, will be in the mood to belt out a rousing hymn about saving Gaia. The pious Presbyterians were happy to oblige.
“The Climate is Changing” is helpfully written to a tune that many of the conference participants will find familiar: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” an enduringly popular nineteenth-century hymn that begins: “Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.”
Now, this is the twenty-first century, and all that patriarchal business about a wise, omnipotent, glorious God is as dated as porkpie hats and the notion that there are only two genders. “The Climate is Changing,” which was written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, co-pastor with her husband, Bruce, of First Presbyterian Union Church in Oswego, New York, is much more up-to-date. Here are the first two verses, in all their virtue-signaling pseudo-Christian glory:
The climate is changing! Creation cries out!
Your people face flooding and fire and drought.
We see the great heat waves and storms at their worst.
We pray for the poor, Lord — for they suffer first.
We pray for the animals here in our midst
who cannot defend their own right to exist.
We pray for the mountains and forests and seas
that bear the harsh footprint of our human greed.
You get the idea. If you don’t recall Jesus saying much about the necessity to reduce greenhouse emissions, but only in the West, while giving China a free hand to pollute as much as it wants while turning the world into its personal economic fiefdom, Bruce Gillette, the husband of the holy hymnographer, might want to have a few words with you.
“We all need to be doing more to counter the crisis ASAP,” said Bruce, who is also (surprise!) vice-moderator of Presbyterians for Earth Care.
The demonic religion of climate change worships the creation instead of the creator. Like an environmental cancer, the nations of earth have foolishly bought into this lie!
The notion that man can somehow control earth’s temperature is a direct assault on the sovereignty of God who holds the universe and earth’s changing seasons and temperatures in place for His purposes.
Climate Change is another sign of the last days and according to Revelation 8, God will purposely judge earth’s ecology in the Tribulation for man’s misplaced worship of “Mother Earth” instead of God Almighty.
Explore the Bible’s unique promises for the church in heaven that outline what’s in store for every believer AFTER THE RAPTURE!
Chart highlights major events for the church while in heaven during the 7-year Tribulation on earth. While earth is preparing for war, Heaven is preparing a wedding!
7 Years In Heaven
What Will The Church Do?
Despite today’s hardships, the Bible promises a glorious new era is rapidly approaching. God’s future plans for the church are out of this world!
The future is so wonderful for the church that the Apostle Paul says the heavenly and spiritual realm we are about to experience is hard to comprehend.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Cor. 2:9
After the Rapture, the church will spend 7 years with our groom Jesus in heaven before returning to earth to rule and reign with King-Jesus for 1000 years! During our 7 years in heaven, God brings the church through a series of events preparing us for eternity.
God’s plans for us include our rapture and being lifted up to see Jesus and then our journey to heaven. What will that be like? Imagine passing through the universe on a guided tour by its creator.
At the moment of the rapture, we receive our glorified bodies like the resurrected body of Jesus. We won’t be given a new body, we’ll receive a perfected version of the one we were born with, just like Jesus.
Finally we reach the Father’s house and according to Jude 25, we will be introduced to the Father by Jesus with expressions of exceeding great joy.
We will pass through the Bema Seat in heaven to receive rewards and crowns for our service to the Lord and have the privilege of casting them back to Him.
The pinnacle of our stay in heaven is being wed to the Son of God in an amazing ceremony called the Marriage of the Lamb. It’s simply impossible to comprehend being married to God… but in that day we will more fully grasp our unique and eternal relationship to Jesus!
The wedding is the last event for our 7-year stay in heaven. It’s time to saddle our horses and descend to earth with Jesus for the wedding reception with the special guests (Rev. 19:9) being the resurrected saints of the Old Testament.
And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
After the wedding reception on earth we will all gather (Church and Israel) for the inauguration of Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and rein with Him in His Millennial Kingdom!
No doubt, the church is special! So be thankful you are a child of God who has plans beyond our imagination to care for us and shower us with His incomprehensible blessings throughout eternity.
Afghan women dressed in traditional clothing caring their children through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghan’s underground church is strong but under serious threat! Please stand with them in prayer. Afghan Christian’s are saying the Taliban takeover is a nightmare!
Brothers and sisters,
pray for us.
1 Thess. 5:25
FIRST-HAND GROUND REPORT IN AFGHANISTAN
What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. We are watching twenty years of work and the strengthening of a nation being destroyed in a single day.
The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians they are targeting to pursue and kill. The US Embassy is defunct and there is no longer a safe place for believers to take refuge.
All borders to neighboring countries are closed and all flights to and from have been halted, with the exception of private planes. People are fleeing into the mountains looking for asylum. They are fully reliant on God, who is the only One who can and will protect them.
The Taliban are going door-to-door taking women and children. The people must mark their house with an “X” if they have a girl over 12 years old, so that the Taliban can take them. If they find a young girl and the house was not marked they will execute the entire family. If a married woman 25 years or older has been found, the Taliban promptly kill her husband, do whatever they want to her, and then sell her as a sex slave.
Husbands and fathers have given their wives and daughters guns and told them that when the Taliban come, they can choose to kill them or kill themselves—it is their choice.
Some women said they had no time to buy a burqa to comply with Taliban rules that women should be covered up and accompanied by a male relative when they leave the house.
To Afghanistan’s women, the flowing cloth represents the sudden and devastating loss of rights gained over 20 years—the right to work, study, move and even live in peace—that they fear will never be regained.” [Source: CNN World]
Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM), a longtime ministry partner of FAI, is taking an active stance in prayer, support, and advocacy for our brothers and sisters—many of whom have been serving as leaders as the Afghanistan church grows at a historic rate (second only to Iran right now).
Although people are heading for the hills, many want to stay in the country and continue to advance the Gospel; however, we will relocate those who need to be secured. GCM’s stance has always been and will be to do whatever is necessary to move the Gospel forward. Our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan continue to inspire us with their boldness and resolve in their darkest hour.
When He came the first time, Jesus came to a world dictated by both the Caesars and the Herodian dynasty. While Jesus was growing up, Augustus died in A.D. 14, and was replaced by the paranoid emperor, Tiberias. During the reigns of these tyrants, Jesus presented Himself as the sacrificial Lamb of God, and became a sacrifice for the salvation of the entire world. In that day, His timing was perfect.
He came not to a land of peace, but of wars and revolutions. It will be so again, and very soon, since we’re approaching the second millennium since His departure. He is coming again, and His timing is always perfect.
Remember the special prophecy of the Prophet Hosea!
“After two days he will revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight”
We believe this is a prophecy about two prophetic days of a thousand years each. Since most scholars believe Jesus was crucified in 30 AD, the end of the second day is approaching.
Soon, He will come again, and His arrival will be as perfectly timed as it was at His first coming. But this time, He will not live a modest life among the miserable power-grabbing leaders of today.
Instead, He will come to take His own people – both the dead in Christ, and the living faithful – home to heaven. There, with the Body of Christ in heaven, we will be witnesses of Christ’s Coronation Ceremony as King of Kings and watch Him prepare to judge this world in the seven-year Tribulation period.
When He came the first time, the world was wracked by revolution and false religion. Today, we groan, as we await a remedy for all the lying and the breakdown of morality, rampant false religion, socialist revolution and the threat of rising Islamic aggression.
But this time He’s coming not as the humble Savior, but as the risen Christ, who will gather His own, and soon after that, begin to open the seals of judgment.
Jesus is coming for His Bride, the Church! Be blessed by the thought of meeting Him in the air!
First, they threatened the pastor. He’s a born-again, godly pastor with a wonderful testimony and graduate of Master’s Seminary in California.
Next, they threw him in jail for violating COVID laws for holding church services.
After fining him and releasing him from jail, the police were at the Spruce Grove church in Edmonton, Alberta before 8 a.m.
Crews could be seen putting fencing up around the building’s perimeter, as well as blocking off several parking stalls. Alberta Health Services physically closed GraceLife Church and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s chief medical officer of health’s (CMOH) restrictions,” AHS said in a statement Wednesday morning.
It appears Satan has a grip on our northern neighbor. Does this mean we won’t be too far behind?
Obeying God Not Man
The pages of history are filled with examples of faithful believers who resolutely obeyed God, even if it meant facing severe repercussions from men.
When Daniel refused to stop praying, he was thrown into a den of lions. When the apostles refused to stop proclaiming the name of Jesus, they were arrested and scourged. When the church father Polycarp refused to renounce Christ, he was burned at the stake. When the Puritan John Bunyan refused to stop preaching, he was put in jail for twelve years. Many other examples could be given, but the point is clear.
To obey God rather than men is not always easy. But it has been the heartbeat of believers in every age.
James Coates is a living illustration of that same kind of resolve. When government officials interfered with his congregation’s ability to meet and worship, James and his fellow elders determined they must choose God over government. That courageous stand came at a cost. James was arrested.
When he appeared before the judge, he was told he would be released if he stopped holding church services as he had been doing. Like Luther at the Diet of Worms, he respectfully answered that he could not do so. His conscience was bound to God and Scripture. As a result, James was imprisoned and treated like a common criminal.
It is clear the Provincial Health Authority of Alberta wants to make an example out of James. But believers across North America should also want to point out his example, because his conduct has truly been exemplary. The church should stand in solidarity with James’ courage and the courage of his church today! We should applaud the unwavering convictions on which that courage is established.
We need to be trusting the Lord in this assault, and continue to pray for our dear brother, his wife, his sons, his fellow elders, and his congregation.
Our prayer is only that, as a result of these bazar circumstances, the message of the gospel will shine forth to the honor of Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria! To God Be The Glory!