Hi John and Doves,
For some time, I have been studying the Bible regarding the Judgment Seat of Christ and have many questions for how we born-again Christians will face Jesus immediately after the rapture. The way the Bible explains 2 Cor 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad”
So instead of living now in the joy of that moment, we live in anxiety and fear because we think we’re going to have to give an account, whether good or bad and be afraid that our deeds are tested by fire that burns wood and stubble and not be given a crown. In other words we are not worthy to enter the kingdom of heaven. I’m sure a lot of us have this fear including me. I have read many articles on this subject and many are not making us comfortable of what we have to face the word “Judgment”. Judgment should be reserved for the unsaved, not us saved who spend a lot of time studying the Word of God in Jesus name.
I just found out today that Robbie posted on RITAN that Johnny Tatum wrote an article on the “Blessing Seat of Christ.” This is a well-research article about certain scriptures either taken out of context or poor translation from original Greek. A poor translation of a Greek word can change the whole concept of the scripture. There is no clear translation from that Greek word and Judgment is not a proper translation, it should be close to Blessing, as in receiving a reward in a victory platform. See the article below for your review and I welcome any comment that you might have.
The meaning of the Judgment Seat of Christ should be labeled as the Blessing Seat of Christ. We now have no fear as we look forward to meet Jesus in the air AND to be rewarded for our deeds, whether good or of no value! Why, because bad isn’t allowed to be mention in heaven. We are covered by the blood of Jesus. Sin is wiped away and left behind. Isn’t that great! No worries! No stress and I cannot wait to be raptured!