The Christian Faith
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Episode #72:
Could We Be
When We See
the Lord?

27 November 2023

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As the believers in Christ, we can and should have the assurance that, because our sins are forgiven, we will be with the Lord for eternity; praise the Lord for that! (John 5:24).

Nonetheless, we cannot have the assurance of where we will spend the Millennium, the 1,000 year reign of Christ upon this present earth. As the New Testament makes clear, that will be based, not upon the blood of Christ, but upon how we live our Christian life. Thus, that will not be determined until we stand before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10; cf. Rom. 14:10).

A proper understanding of this aspect of the truth will, on the one hand, strengthen our assurance of salvation, and on the other, save us from becoming loose and careless in our following of Christ.

In previous episodes in this series we looked at the clear verses in the New Testament regarding this matter, as well as the type of the Children of Israel. So, in this episode we go on to consider some of the basic parables the Lord gives in the four Gospels to explain this matter to us.



We know our eternal destiny, but where will we spend the Millennium? That will not be decided until we stand before the judgment seat of Christ



Other Episodes in this Series:
Episode #63: Could We Be Disciplined When We See the Lord? (1)
Episode #68: “Could We Be Disciplined When We See the Lord?” (2)

Related Episodes:
Episode #71: “The Central Thing: God’s Purpose and Our Transformation

D.M. Panton: The Judgment Seat of Christ
Watchman Nee: The Salvation of the Soul



Main Portions:

Matthew 18:21-35:     The Parable of the Unforgiving Bond-Servant.
Matthew 25:1-13        
The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins.
Matthew 25:14-30      
The Parable of the Unfaithful Bond-Servant.
Luke 19:21-35:            
The Parable of the Minas.

Other Verses:

2 Corinthians 5:10:
The judgment seat of Christ.
Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Peter 1:9:
Transformation and the salvation of the soul.
Matthew 6:14-15:
The requirement for the believer’s forgiveness.
Proverbs 20:27:
Our spirit is the lamp.
Romans 9:21:
Our soul is the vessel.
John 10:14:
The Lord knows of His sheep.
Luke 12:48:
To whom much is given, much more will be required.
Revelation 20:4:
The degrees of reward.
Revelation 21:7:
All of the believers will be overcomers in eternity.
Ephesians 5:5:
Do not be deceived by empty teachings!



This edition of the program was recorded in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, 22 November 2023