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DISCIPLESHIP - THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

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THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

1. When and where will The Judgement Seat of Christ take place?

Sometime after the Rapture, after we have recieved our New Glorified Body, and during the 7 Year Tribulation Period.
This event will take place in Heaven, so that’s why we will get our New Glorified Bodies first.
What is the Judgement Seat of Christ?
You can’t be admitted to heaven with a corruptible body.
1 Corinthians 15:53 KJV 1900
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Corthi
1 Corinthians 15:53 KJV 1900
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

2. What is the Judgement Seat of Christ?

1 Corinthians 15:53–54 KJV 1900
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
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2. What is the Judgement Seat of Christ?
What is the Judgement Seat of Christ?
What is the Judgement Seat of Christ?
a. It’s where all believers will stand and give an account for their stewardship.
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Romans 14:10–12 KJV 1900
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
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1 Corinthians 3:11–15 KJV 1900
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV 1900
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 hath done, whether it be good or bad.
1 Corinthians 3:11–14 KJV 1900
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
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b. The Judgement Seat of Christ is the giving of rewards for those who earned them.
b. The Judgement Seat of Christ is concerned with giving rewards.
i. Comes from the Greek word “Bema” which giving rewards.
ii. It is where our works will be tried by fire.
1 Corinthians 3:15 KJV 1900
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1 Corinthians

3. Who Will Be Involved in The Judgement Seat of Christ?

a. The Lord Jesus Christ, He will be our Judge.
John 5:22 KJV 1900
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Hebrews 4:15 KJV 1900
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews
b. Raptured believers.
c. “No unsaved people will be at this judgement. “

4. What Will The Lord Jesus Christ Not Be Concerned With At This Judgement?

a. He is not concerned about your salvation.
i. Because if your at The Judgement Seat of Christ, you would have to be saved.
Romans 5:6–8 KJV 1900
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
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b. He will not be concerned with punishing believers for there sins.
1 John 1:7 KJV 1900
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John
Hebrews
Hebrews 8:12 KJV 1900
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 10:17 KJV 1900
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews
Psalm 102:12 KJV 1900
12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; And thy remembrance unto all generations.
John 3:18 KJV 1900
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Psalms

5. What Will The Lord Jesus Christ Be Concern With At The Judgement Seat Of Christ?

a. He will be concern with how the Christian has conducted themselves concerning stewardship.
1 Peter
1 Peter 4:10 KJV 1900
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1 Corinthians
b. He will be concerned with the reason (motives) for the work done.
i. Did we do it for our glory or God’s glory.
ii. If we do anything, that’s not for the glory of God, it is rejected.
Genesis 4:3–5 KJV 1900
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Genesis 2:3–5 KJV 1900
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
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Genesis
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1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV 1900
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Corinthians 3:12–13 KJV 1900
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 12
2 Corinthians 5:11 KJV 1900
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
1 Corinthians 4:5 KJV 1900
5 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.
2 Corinthians 5: 11
1 Corinthians 1
John 3:18 KJV 1900
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
c. How we treat each other.
Hebrews 6:10 KJV 1900
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrew
d.How we use our money.
1 Timothy 6:17–19 KJV 1900
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
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e. How we suffered for Him.
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Matthew 5:11–12 KJV 1900
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
f. How we spend our time.
1 Peter
1 Peter 1:17 KJV 1900
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
g. How we run the race that God has chosen for us.
1 Corinthians 9:24 KJV 1900
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
1 Corinthians

6. What Are The Results Of The Judgement Seat Of Christ?

a. Some will suffer loss of their rewards.
1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 3:15 KJV 1900
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
John 1:8 KJV 1900
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John 1
b. Not all will suffer loss as many will receive rewards for good works.
1 Corinthians 3:14 KJV 1900
14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1 Corinthians
c. There are at-least five (5) rewards mentioned.
The Incorruptible Crown.
Given to those who overcome selfish and sinful desires of the old nature.
1 Corinthians 9:25–27 KJV 1900
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
2. The Crown of Rejoicing.
b. Given to those who witness and win souls.
1 Thessalonians 2:19–20 KJV 1900
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 20 For ye are our glory and joy.
Thessalonians 2: 19-20
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Thessalonians 2: 19-20
3. The Crown of Life.
c. Given to those who overcome in the times of trials, suffering, and temptations.
Revelation 2:20 KJV 1900
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Rev
4. The Crown of Righteousness.
d. Given to those who love the doctrine of the Rapture.
2 Timothy 4:8 KJV 1900
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4: 8
5. The Crown of Glory.
e. Given to faithful preachers and teachers.
1 Peter 5:2–4 KJV 1900
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
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i. Whatever these crowns are or whatever they represent, they will be used to glorify God.
Revelation
Revelation 4:10 KJV 1900
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
ii. There should be some results of The Judgement Seat of Christ in our lives now!
1 John 2:28 KJV 1900
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
7. Knowing This Future And What Jesus Will Judge Us On:
Should motivate us to be Faithful.
Should motivate us to Love One Another.
Should motivate us to Forgiving One Another.
Should motivate us to Witness for Him.
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