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Will You Be Found Guilty Or Innocent Before God?

When we hear in the Bible that a person “was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of” so and so, this is what is recorded for their life as a whole. Now, if this does not make you think twice about your own life, then think about this. Did you know that each person’s life is also being recorded? It sure is, and at the end of our days, it will be said about us that we “did evil in the sight of the Lord” or “that which is righteous in the sight of the Lord”. All throughout the Old Testament, more people were counted as evil than righteous. Even in 2 Kings 13, we hear about Jehoahaz and Jehoash, and how God really saw them. Their lives were opened before God and it says that Jehoahaz 1“did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.” (2 Kings 13:2) And Jehoash’s life was not much different, for it says that 1“he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.” (2 Kings 13:11) How about your life? It is also recorded before God. If you were to die today, would you be found guilty or innocent when you are set before the Lord Jesus in judgement? How about if you are around when Jesus returns in His Second Coming? Would you be raptured up with the rest of the saints of God, or be consumed with fire, along with the rest of the wicked? Now, I know this is a lot to take in right now, but know that we are living in the last days. Jesus is coming soon and even our lives are not guaranteed till tomorrow. So why not repent today, before it is too late?

We just talked about how our lives are recorded before God, but one thing you must know is that this all relates to the book of life. If you were found to do righteous before God, then your name would also be written in the book of life. These are those who will be with the Lord forever in the new earth and the new heaven. However, those people who are found to do evil in the sight of God, their names are not written in the book of life. These are those who will be thrown into the lake of fire, where there will be torment, pain, and suffering. It was Jesus who gave this vision to John, of which reads, 2“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) Where do you stand with God? Will you also stand before God in fear and trembling on judgment day, or be joyful on this grand occasion? All this depends upon how you lived your life for Christ or this world. Seek Jesus daily through reading the Bible and praying often, then you will make better choices and start doing right things for God.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people will examine their lives. That they will not wait until judgment to see if they are found innocent or guilty. It doesn’t have to end badly for people as long as they still have breath. There is still time for people to repent and give their lives to You, Jesus, in prayer. Then, You can take a wretched person like I was and conform that man, woman, or child, into the person You wish they would be. We are either living in our old life still or have been given a new life. This new life cannot be gained any other way, but through Your mighty hand, Lord. We must call upon Your Name in prayer, and then forgiveness can take place in our lives. As we enter baptism, can the fire of the Holy Spirit enter our lives, and renew our souls. Lord, all I desire is to live this life for You. I have been found unworthy most of my life, but since You cleansed me of all my sins, my thoughts and desires have been moved to trust in You now. Therefore, I pray that You will continue to use me all the rest of my days. Shine Your light down from the heavens, even upon my life and other Christians, that more people will see You in us and want to follow You. Help me to be a good example to everyone round about me. Help me to always make the best choices. I know that my flesh desires certain things, and will often lead me on an entirely different path, which is evil if I am not looking to You in faith. Therefore, keep my eyes looking upward. Guide me in everything I do. I do not wish to conformed like the world any longer, but to have Your purity and righteousness flow into my life daily. Cast out any wicked part of me that still exists and replace these things with Your love. I love You more than what this world offers me. I love You, Lord. I give You glory and praise.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

2 Kings 13
12 Kings 13 (KJV)
1 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.
3 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days.
4 And Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
5 (And the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
7 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead.
10 In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.
11 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.
12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands.
17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.
19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.
21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
23 And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and Benhadad his son reigned in his stead.
25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.
Revelation 20
2Revelation 20 (KJV)
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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