Beloved, ALL MEN shall eventually stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and each one of these may be SURE that he has One for his Judge “Who can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities,” and One Who is loving and compassionate on them who have been in BONDAGE to sin and to death. Jesus said, “The hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear His (Christ’s) voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF TRIAL (probation).” The last word in this verse is “krisis,” and this means (as I have already shown) “trial or probation, a time for proving, correction and teaching.” This verse dovetails with one that we have already looked at which says, “it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the probation.” We are shown through these verses that those who do evil or who have no light and knowledge of God shall come forth from their graves, NOT TO BE CONSIGNED TO AN ENDLESS HELL OR TO BE DESTROYED, but to have THEIR “trial or probation” before the judgment seat of Christ. I’m having mine (my trial) now, as I hope to attain to “the first resurrection,” a raising out from all adamic death (not speaking here of the general resurrection of the dead). When speaking of the general resurrection though, Jesus made it clear that there are two different types of resurrection, one being “the resurrection of life,” and the other being “the resurrection of trial.” Can you see, beloved, how this all harmonizes with the view of judgment/probation as A BLESSING TO ALL OF MANKIND?
There is another passage that I would like to touch on briefly here which also confirms this view. This is Acts 17:31 which says, “God hath appointed a day, (the day of judgment) in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man (the Lord Jesus Christ) whom he hath ordained. Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead.” Does this not also plainly indicate that the world’s judgment is a blessing, beloved, that even Christ’s resurrection is A PLEDGE AND AN ASSURANCE from the Father that EVERYONE shall one day be judged in righteousness and that this shall ultimately lead to the deliverance of all men from sin and death?
I sure think that it does.
“Good News,” is what this is.
Dear Father, please, give your Church a revelation of Your love for all men, and of THE MAGNITUDE of Calvary’s victory.
(some thanks and credit given to A.P Adams)