Are You Ready to Meet God?
If you have never listened to anything else in your life listen to these words. Here is God’s Almighty Word. This is God’s description of His Judgment Day, a day when every unbeliever must stand to be judged.
“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. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15.
These are the words of the Lord God. They are not my words, nor the preacher’s words, not your friend’s words. These are the words of the Lord God telling us every unbeliever’s fate.
But there is no judgment for those who believe God and accept His Son, for their names are entered in the Book of Life. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1. The judgment of believers took place at the cross of Calvary. I stand before God clothed in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus, who was made to be sin, He who knew no sin. I’ll never be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, and no accusing finger will ever be pointed at me, because the Lord Jesus has already borne my sinfulness. God laid upon Him the sins of us all.
I address every person who has never accepted Christ. Imagine that the time has come when the Judge is speaking. The angels and the archangels are in attendance. Time’s final drama is about to take place. Skyscrapers have fallen and the wheels of industry have ceased turning; the places of amusement are empty; the cocktail bars are vacant; the theatres have no one in them – all the places of the world are deserted. Motor cars are at a standstill and the beaches are empty. Then God calls for the dead to be brought forth. From the ocean depths where ships were sunk long ago, from graveyards long since forgotten, from the battlefields of the world they come – millions and millions of people. They are crying for the rocks to fall on them, they are crying for the caves to open up and give them a place to hide, but there is no hiding from Him who sits on the throne. They come before the Lord and they say... “But Lord, we cast out demons in Your Name.” “Depart from Me, ye cursed, I never knew you.” “But, Lord, we were members of the First Church.” “Depart from Me, ye cursed, I never knew you.” “But, Lord, I lived a good life.” “Depart from Me, ye cursed, I never knew you.” “But, Lord, I paid my debts and led a good respectable life.” “Depart from Me, ye cursed, I never knew you.”
The Bible says there will be only one question in that day – what did you do with Jesus? You don’t go to hell for drinking liquor, you don’t go to hell for using profanity – you go to hell for rejecting Christ! Are you sure you are ready to meet God? Are you certain that you are saved? If there is the slightest doubt in your mind, you can make sure.
God says, “Prepare to meet thy God.” Amos 4:12.How do you prepare? “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved,” the Bible tells us in Romans 10:9. “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.” John 1:12 God says, “Believe on My Son and you will live; and when you die, you will go to Heaven.”
What a wonderful thing! Are you sure, are you certain? Are you dead sure that if you died tonight, you would go to Heaven?