Are You Ready for the Judgment Day? Part One

The very thought of ultimate judgment is an encouragement to think and do right. Question: “Shall not the judge of all the earth do right” (Gen. 18:25).

King David gave insight as to how this is possible: “O Lord, You have searched me and know me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it all together … Such knowledge is too wonderful for me…”  (Psalm 139: 1 – 6).

We have a tendency to think that if we got away with a thing in the moment of it’s happening we have escaped judgment for it. Not so! It lingers on God’s record. There is physical evidence of this. It is said every sound ever made is still reverberating in the universe. Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” and Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” are still out there reverberating and someday technology may advance to the point they can be recorded. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Get the sequence involved in this story. In the December 1958 issue of Reader’s Digest the following was reported. In England in 1953, thousands of British TV viewers were amazed when their favorite program was interrupted by a test pattern from a Houston, Texas television station. The superimposed image was from station KLEE-TV in Houston. It had traveled thousands of miles without satellite aid all the way to England.

Here is the amazing part of the story. That occurred in 1953, but station KLEE-TV had been completely dismantled in 1950, three years before. The signal not only traveled approximately 4,000 thousand miles, but was actually broadcast three years earlier. Scientists now believe that not only previous sounds, but sights, may someday be recaptured technologically. 

If science can do that God will have no difficulty providing an accurate record for your judgment.

This text says there is an authentic future event confirmed by a substantiated past experience. That is, there is a day of judgment coming. Proof of it is the past event of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Two brilliant jurists, James E. Bennett of New York and Irwin H. Linton of Washington, D.C., have, over the years, studied the evidence supporting the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They have concluded that it is absolutely impossible for any man with a legal mind, and accustomed to sifting evidence to sit down and thoroughly investigate the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ and come to any other conclusion than that Jesus rose from the dead.

That past evidence is proof positive of a coming future event — the judgment. With that as a backdrop to all of life rejoice over knowing Jesus in the forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. Make sure both are true in your life.