The Christian Faith
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Episode #63: Could We Be Disciplined When We See the Lord? (1)
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How many Christians today have a proper view of salvation? Most, it seems, think that once we believe in Christ and our sins are forgiven, God’s work in us is basically over; now we are just waiting to go to heaven.
That was not the view of the Apostle Paul. He knew that, even though his eternal destiny was secure, he still had a race to run to win the prize of reigning with Christ during His 1,000 year kingdom on the earth (1 Cor. 9:24-27.)
So, we need to see that forgiveness is not the end of God’s work in our lives, but only the beginning. In this episode of the podcast, therefore, we consider how, if we are not faithful to run the race in this age, we may face a very serious discipline when we see the Lord at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10); we may even be excluded from the kingdom of God on the earth (Eph. 5:5), though we will still be with the Lord in His eternal kingdom.
May the Lord make us those who are faithful to run the race and win the prize of reigning with Him for the 1,000 years!
Whether we will be rewarded or of disciplined when we see the Lord depends on how we run the race in this age
RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE
BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE
1 Corinthians 9:24-27: Paul’s word about running the race.
Romans 5:8-10: After we are forgiven and reconciled to God, we still need to be saved in His life.
1 Corinthians 3:15, 2 Corinthians 5:10: Some clear words about the future judgment of the believers.
Luke 12:47-48: The unfaithful believers who don’t do the Lord’s will may be beaten with many lashes.
1 Peter 1:9: The salvation of the soul
John 15:6: The unfruitful branches are cast into the fire.
Revelation 2:11: The overcomers will not be hurt by the second death.
Revelation 3:11: Whom the Lord loves He disciplines.
Proverbs 27:6: Faithful are the wounds of a friend.
Hebrews 12:6,10: The Lord disciplines us to partake of His holiness.
1 John 5:4-6: The believers have overcome the world.
Acts 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 11:30-31: Unfaithful believers may in this age be judged by God even to death.
Luke 21:36: We need to ask the Lord to make us those who prevail.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-11, Ephesians 5:19-11: Those who live an unholy life will not participate in the kingdom of age in the next age.
This edition of the program was recorded starting on Thursday, 28 September 2023 in Chicago, Illinois