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Jesus Christ Will Be the Judge

March 21, 2016

The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. (John 5:22-23)

This same truth about Jesus is found in the Gospel of Matthew: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory… he will sit on his glorious throne.  Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats” (Matt. 25:31-32).

Friends, this is huge!  We know who the Judge will be.  That is marvelous information, because the Judge offers us an opportunity to make peace with him now.  In grace and mercy, the Judge invites you to become his friend.  The Judge has come into the world to offer himself to you as your Savior!

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Everyone who has been to court knows what it’s like to wait for the judge to enter and take his seat.  What will it be like for those who have despised Christ to see him take his seat as the Judge?  What will it be like for you, if the pattern of your life is to resist Christ’s claims?

Picture the scene with Thomas Watson, who imagines Jesus Christ taking his seat on the heavenly throne and saying to sinners, “I am Jesus, who you have sinned against.  I am Jesus, whose laws you have broken.  I am Jesus, whose blood you have despised…”

Jesus Christ will be the judge and one day we will all stand before him.

What does this mean to you?

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The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.


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