Michael Colunga (10 Feb 2012)
""How long is the arm of God?",  Or "How to be ready""

Hello, John and Doves,

"Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear."

Isaiah 59:1


"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

Hebrews 7:25


"I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live."

Ezekiel 33:11


"Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good."

Romans 12:9


"He has shown you, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you:  but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8


“…distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”

Romans 12:13


"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' [Deuteronomy 32:35] says the Lord.

      "On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.' [Proverbs 25:21] In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.

    "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Romans 12:19-21


"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 hath done, whether [it be] good or bad."

2 Corinthians 5:10

This judgment seat is the Greek word,
Strong's G968 - bēma




bā'-mä (Key)

Part of Speech

neuter noun

Root Word (Etymology)

From the base of βάσις (G939)

TDNT Reference



Outline of Biblical Usage

1) a step, pace, the space which a foot covers, a foot-breath

2) a raised place mounted by steps

    a) a platform, tribune

        1) of the official seat of a judge

        2) of the judgment seat of Christ

        3) Herod built a structure resembling a throne at Caesarea,

            from which he viewed the games and made speeches to the people

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 12
AVjudgment seat 10, throne 1, to set (one's) foot on + 4128 1
Our Savior will judge the works of the saints by fire.  If anything lasts, we will have a reward.  If it all goes up in smoke, then that person is still saved, but so as through fire.  [1 Corinthians 3:13-15]  Our salvation is dependent wholly on the grace offered to us by way of the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus Christ as payment to the Holy God for our sins.  So then, here is how to be saved.

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

"Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;

"That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

Titus 3:5-7

And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Hebrews 9:22


There is nothing to lose, except your fear of disappointment.

“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts."  Romans 5:5


“As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ "

Romans 10:11, quoting from Isaiah 28:16

Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi,
Mike C.