Texas Sue (11 Dec 2010)
"Re: Steve W's  Post in reply to April , Re: Faust's Millenium"

 
I agree with Steve that Faust's qualifying view of a Christian's place in the Millenium is a "works" doctrine and totally false.  The Bible tells us that Jesus is no respecter of persons, that there is no partiality with Him.  His work on the cross was in His own words, "Finished".  Whatever we do with our walk with Him AFTER we are saved is recognized or rewarded at the Bema Judgment after we are raptured.  No one, repeat, NO ONE will be cast into outer darkness that belongs to the Lord.  What rubbish! 
 
 Here is an account for the purpose of the Bema Judgment from Roland Buck's book, "Angels on Assignment".  Pastor Buck was visited by angels and caught up to heaven to talk to God the Father and the Lord Jesus before he died in 1979. 
 
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This has been referred to practically every time God has dealt with me. God wants us to know our position in him. As we desire to live for him, and we WANT him as our Lord, the blood covering is there! He sees us through the covering as the flowers and trees which he has planted himself. He sees us like Christ because we are accepted in him, all wrapped up and covered in his love. With our faith in him, he wants us to know this position. He wants us to know that the day is coming which the Apostle Paul spoke of in 2 Timothy 1:12 where he said, "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." This will be a day of beauty and a day of reward!..........

 

I remember some of those hell, fire and brimstone evangelistic sermons that used to make straight hair curl, trying to scare people into heaven. I heard one man say, "God takes all the sins that he is holding in reserve against you and holds them over your head to keep you going straight!" Then he would thunder on, "You're going to have to face every sin because they are all written down in your book and held in reserve. On the day of judgment, God is going to take a big screen and projector and show all your sins to the world, including your family and friends." Then he said, "The wrongs that you did before you were saved are all forgiven, but everything you do after you are saved is kept in reserve to be held against you." People really squirmed when they heard a message like that, and it seemingly moved some people toward God, but praise God, it isn't true!

As the angel gave me this message, he said that this is in conflict and contrary to the character of God. When you confess your sin, he destroys it, wipes it out, and says he will never, never remember it again. If you have been deceived into believing that on that glorious day of judgment a lot of condemnation is going to be brought against you, I have good news for you! It simply will not happen that way. It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day when, instead of judgmental condemnation, God says, "THANKS!"..........

 

The things of this life are going to pass away on that great judgment day, but to the believer it will be a time of great reward where God brings praise to his people. There is not going to be a person present at this believers' judgment who will hear one harsh word of condemnation, because Jesus has already paid our penalty through his death......

 

This day is special to God. It is a day that he has looked forward to for a long time. This is the day Paul talked about when he said he knew he could trust God to keep those things which he had committed to him against that day! He continues in 1 Corinthians 4:5 where he says, "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have PRAISE OF GOD!" "At that time God will give to each one whatever praise is coming to him" (TLB).

Every person is going to hear those words, "Thank you, thank you! You did a good job." Some people do more than others, but EVERYBODY there will have praise of God.

"Then shall EVERY man have praise of God." The apostle Paul said that the day was going to declare it. All the beautiful things God has written down for you are going to be known on that glorious day. God doesn't do things that aren't important, so think what it will mean to him when he takes your hand as you stand before him, looks you in the eye, and says "Thanks! Thanks for all those things you did for me!" Every Christian is going to hear those words, "Thank you! You did a good job!"

 

GET THIS BOOK AND READ IT!  It will give you great assurance of the wonderful love and care that God has for His own.  Blessings to all the Doves who are looking and waiting for the Rapture.  Hope to meet you all soon! Texas Sue