Are You Ready for the Judgment Day? Part Three

Jesus is spoken of in Acts 17: 31. It is stated the Father “…has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

The connection between our instinctive fear of death and the associated judgment is spelled out by many. After the agonizing death of the Greek Empire, Epicurus wrote, “what men fear, is not that death is annihilation, but that it is not.”

The German theologian Richard Niebuhr reminded his readers near the end of World War II that the fear of death was chiefly the result of another fear — the fear of judgment.

Daniel Webster, the great American jurist, declared the most significant thought ever to cross his mind was that of his personal accountability to God.

A recent survey conducted by “Psychology Today” revealed that most Americans “still ache to believe… there is something beyond our personal and collective reach.” That is, we believe in life after life.

In light of that, you carpet your mind with this question: “Are you ready for the judgment day?”

Don’t fret over the thought, just make sure you are prepared for it and rejoice.

We are a calendar conscious culture. You have an inexcusable and inevitable date with God which no person can avoid.

God’s judgements are not always immediate, but they are certain. Messina, Italy displayed rare beauty physically but moral bankruptcy. On December 25, 1908 the local press defied God. The city had grown wicked and irreligious. The paper, “Il Telefono” published a sacrilegious and abominable parade. In it they dared the Lord to make Himself known by sending an earthquake.  It was a mockery of Jesus’ birth.

Three days later, December 28, 1908, the ground began to shake. In the moments that followed 84,000 citizens died. God’s judgements aren’t often that swift, but they are that certain.

Establish your faith in Jesus by asking His forgiveness and consigning your will to Him. Affirm your faith commitment in Him and henceforth follow Him.

“There is therefore no condemnation (judgment) to those who are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1).