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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Judge of the Living and the Dead
    And He commanded us to preach to the people,
    and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God
    to be judge of the living and the dead.
    Acts 10:42
    Jesus is the Judge of the Living and the Dead. This means that He is the Judge of believers and nonbelievers, those who are living and those already dead. Those who believe in Jesus are saved (they have eternal life); and those who don’t believe in Him are dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). Jesus will judge believers to give them their rewards, and He will judge the unsaved to determine their punishment (Revelation 20:11-12). Jesus is the Judge of all people; none can escape His scrutiny. Because you believe in Him, your sins have been forgiven. Jesus will not punish you in judgment, but you will have to give an account of your faithfulness and works (1 Corinthians 3:12-17).
    Lord, thank You for eternal life. Help me to serve You faithfully so that I can look forward to seeing You, not to receive Your anger, but to receive Your rewards.
    Jesus is the Judge of the Living and the Dead; no one can escape His judgment throne. Some think that only those living when He returns will be judged. No, Jesus will raise all the dead to appear before Him with the living. He is the Judge of all souls in the universe; no one will be exempt. Plead His mercy today, so you won’t meet His anger in the future.
    Lord, I know You have judged my sins on the cross; in appreciation I worship You. I know You will judge all unsaved people, so in gratitude I thank You for salvation. I know all people will appear before You; I am not perfect, so I will be judged. My only plea is Your righteousness. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Acts 10:34-43
    Jesus will judge all people, both saved and unsaved.