Ready to Meet God
"Then I saw a
great white throne and Him who sat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven
fled away. And there was found no place for
If you are a Christian, the idea of a
final judgment shouldn't frighten you. Here is the
good news: Though it is true there will be a final
judgment, it is also true that you won't be there.
Christians will be judged, but it will be more like
an awards ceremony that will take place in heaven as
rewards are meted out for faithful service to the
Lord. It will not be a judgment as to whether or not
you go to heaven.
You see, when believers die, they don't go before
God to determine whether they will get into heaven.
Let's see if your name is in the book. . . .
Okay. You are in. Come in. That is not how it
works. When believers die, they go straight to
heaven. They are in. It is done. It is sealed.
On the other hand, the people who stand before God
at the Great White Throne Judgment are not getting
in, and that judgment will demonstrate why
they are not getting in. The reason is because their
names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life:
"And anyone not found written in the Book of Life
was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15).
It doesn't matter who you are, how important you
are, how famous you are, or how wealthy you are.
None of that will matter. You will stand before God.
And the big question will be, what did you do with
So here is my question to you: Are you ready to meet
God? Jesus came to this earth to die, to pay the
price for our sins, and to rise again from the dead
so that we don't have to be afraid when our lives
come to an end. We can be ready to meet God.