The theme for Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional November 16 2022 is ”JESUS CHRIST IS THE JUDGE OF ALL”
SCRIPTURE: he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness… (Acts 17:31).
The verse above says Jesus will judge the world in righteousness. He is the judge. The Father judges no man; He committed all judgement to Jesus: “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22).
Also, in Acts 10:42 NIV, we see that Jesus was appointed by God to be the judge of all men. A similar thought is communicated by the Spirit in 2 Timothy 4:1 NIV through the Apostle Paul: “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge.”
The Judgement Seat of Christ is described in 2 Corinthians 5:10: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” The Judgement Seat of Christ is the judgement of God’s people—Christians— where we each receive our rewards from the Master. Everyone will be praised (1 Corinthians 4:5).
At His return to the earth, Jesus will judge all nations: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats” (Matthew 25:31-32).
Then, in Revelation 20, we find Jesus executing the most terrifying of all judgements, which are reserved for sinners. It’s called The Great White Throne Judgement: “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them” (Revelation 20:11). These judgements aren’t far away. Therefore, serve the Lord truly and live for Him every day as we await His soon return.
PRAYER / CONFESSION
Precious Father, I thank you for the opportunity of service in your Kingdom and the privilege to impact my world with the message of salvation as I look forward to the glorious appearing of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.