And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Friday, June 2, 2017

Peter on the Judgment

The Father, Who without partiality judges according to each one's work.
1 Peter 1:17
They will give account to Him Who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
1 Peter 4:5
"Because the time of the judgment begins from the household of God,
and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of Christ?
1 Peter 4:17

"By following the sanctuary path, Peter puts the true meaning on justification and sanctification and judgment.
Often people will say, why would Peter worry about the investigative judgment if it doesn't convene until 1844? The answer is simple enough? The condition of a person's spiritual life must be developed during the person's life time. A person living in 46 A.D. can't wait until after 1844 A.D. to make things right with God — they must do it in their lifetime. It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:2
   Thus, following the true understanding, Peter leads his readers through the entire sanctuary.
Peter continues:Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Whom heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3.19-21.

1. Evidently the sins are not automatically blotted out by just believing Christ died. Repentance
(being genuinely sorry for our sins and turning from them) is necessary. Also we must be converted, (transformed, made new, changed from the old way of life into a new way, given a new heart and thoughts.) Then our sins will be blotted out.

2. The work of the investigative judgment with the blotting out of sins is to be accomplished before the second advent of the Lord. Times of refreshing usually mean outpourings of the Holy Spirit. The context here indicates that the blotting out of sins accompanies the latter rain which is poured out just before Christ comes.
3. Obviously all the prophecies of the Old Testament were not fulfilled at the cross. For here it says Christ must be received in heaven until restitution of all things is made. This reminds us again of Revelation 5 where we see that the heavenly sanctuary stands open but no one is found worthy to administer the work that must be done. No one was worthy until Christ, as the lamb that was slain, was received and declared worthy!" Ulrike