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Rev. Dr. Samuel Somuah Asante is an ordained minister of the gospel, who is commissioned to project the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry emphasis is on th divine elevation of the believer in Christ. He believes strongly that all who are in Christ have the privilege to live above sin and failure, walk in righteousness and the resurrected life of Christ. He encourages Christians, especially pastors, to live a life that manifests the glory of God through them. Rev. Somuah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters degree in Theology from International Theological Seminary (Ghana Campus), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from ZOE Theological Seminar (USA). He is the Chief Servant of Jesus Witness Ministry, based in Taifa-Burkina, Accra. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Doris Somuah Asante and are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Arnold. They make their home in Accra, Ghana.

COMPASSION RELEASES GOD’S POWER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:14 (KJV). “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.”

The Lord Jesus was drawn from His solitude place by the multitude who came looking for help for various kinds of needs. The Lord could have gotten angered by the people invading His privacy, yet He rather did not see anything wrong with their action, but saw a needy, troubled and afflicted people who needed help. (Note: mangoes on a tree are never for itself but others, the gifts you may have are for the blessing of others. Give it to them when they need it) He was moved by compassion and healed those who needed healing. The power of God is mostly transmitted or stirred into action by compassion.

What is compassion? It is a stirring within one’s bowels to express pity, love and help to anyone who needs it. Compassion in itself is a moving of the Holy Spirit in you. “But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.”-Psalms 78:38 (KJV) In the above scripture God was moved with compassion and forgave them their sins. Compassion is always a conduit of the power of God.

Many of us wonder, how can I minister, to others by the power of the Holy Spirit. We can do this by cultivating an attitude of compassion. This can be done by considering the deplorable state of those who are oppressed or tormented. Stop focusing on your shortcomings rather consider others and pray for that deep sense of love for others. As you pray in passion, the Holy Spirit will fill your heart with compassion for others.

A brother shared his experience of ministering the power of God by compassion He said, he met a young man who he started sharing the gospel with. He spoke out of a great love for him. As he spoke he happened to place his hand on this stranger’s shoulder. The stranger felt waves of power flowing through the brother’s hand into his body. He held the brother’s hand which was on his shoulder and placed it on his chest, so that the waves of power would flow into his heart. He felt a great sense of peace for the first time in his life. This stranger was apparently a notorious criminal, but the brother did not know. He was wonderfully converted because of the love and compassion that allowed God’s power to flow to him. Don’t be worried about how to minister the power of God, just be compassionate about those you are ministering to, and the power would flow.

CONFESSION

The Holy Spirit has filled my heart with his love. I have a deep sense of compassion for the lost and those in need.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 5:5 (KJV). “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

 Matthew 15:32 (KJV). “Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.”

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:13 (KJV).  “When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.”

John the Baptist, had been slain by king Herod. John was born to prepare the people of Israel for the Lord’s coming. He came as a voice in the wildness “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”- Isaiah 40:3 (KJV) John faithfully executed his assignment. The Lord Jesus had fully commenced His ministry. This meant John’s ministry had come to an end. How was he to retire? Was he just to leave and go and rest or what? Herod brought the life of John to an end. The Bible said his disciples came to the Lord and told him about it.

The Lord stopped his great missionary work for that spur of the moment and departed by ship to a solitary place to reflect over certain issues. The scripture did not say what he went there to do, yet one could only conclude that it was the news of John’s death that led him there. This revealed his humanity. Showing love and empathy for John’s departure.

I believe He knew John had completed his work, since He, the Lord had been working busily and there was no more the need for John to keep preparing the way for Him. He could also have reflected over how diligent John worked and the need for him to also diligently work and finish His mission.

John had been killed for his faith and commitment to God. Jesus also knew he would be killed by ungodly men and needed to prepare His mind and even ask for strength to go through. “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;” -Hebrews 5:7 (KJV)

After this moment of solitude, the scripture said, the people came by foot from the cities, so He would minister to them. The Lord Jesus after that moment of reflection had to continue with His ministry to the people. The loss of a loved one does not mean life has come to an end. He rightly took some moment off for deep reflection and probably to express some sorrow, yet He had to report to duty. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4 (KJV). He came to execute a task and He had to finish it. He quickly went back into business of ministering to the oppressed, tormented, and the afflicted. The loss of a loved one is very painful and heart breaking. We would definitely express our pain and a reflection on some lessons from the life of the departed as well as our life as well. In the end we as Christians need to console ourselves concerning the truth of scripture that, the loss of a loved one who died in Christ means he has only changed location from the midst of men to the presence of the Lord. (2nd Corinth 5:6-8)

CONFESSION

Father we pray for all who have lost some very dear ones. May they be strengthened by the fact that, these who died believing in Jesus are not lost, but have only changed their address from an earthly one to a heavenly and a more glorious one.

FURTHER STUDIES

2 Corinthians 5:7-8 (KJV). (For we walk by faith, not by sight:). We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Philippians 1:23 (KJV). “For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:”

AVOID BAD DECISIONS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:7 (KJV). Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.”

(Please read Mathew 14:3-9)

Wrong decision is a choice of action that opposes God’s will and leads an individual out of the will of God. Wrong decisions would always bring some negative or destructive effects, now or in the future. In our passage Herodias daughter danced at king Herod’s birthday party. She pleased Herod so much that he gave an impulsive promise to her. He promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. The girl went to her mother to show her what to ask. She asked for the head of John the Baptist. The Bible said Herod felt sorry but because of the people present and the oath he had made, he had to allow John to be killed. This was definitely a poor decision.

What made his decision a poor one?

1.His decision was very impulsive. He spoke out of his feeling.

Lesson. Never take a decision out of a feeling, whether it is good feeling or bad feeling. Decisions must be taken by considering and analyzing   the issues at stake. Marriages have been destroyed because at the moment of intense anger one party decided not to stay in the marriage. After so many years, he or she realizes how foolish she was or he has been. When you are in deep anger do not take any decision. Sadly, many people cannot resist the urge to take a very important decision in a moment of intense anger. Prov 25:28

2. It is wrong to promise any man you would give him or her whatever they ask. Only God can say such a thing. Anyone who says such a thing is a liar.

3. No one has the right to take another human life, and so King Herod should have said that he could not kill John for her. Exodus 20:13

4. Decisions are wrong when they give no reference to the will of God as revealed in His word. Every good decision must be done in the light of the revealed will of God. Prov 24:27

5.He decided to save his image before his audience. As children of God, we only project the will and glory of God.

It is always foolish to act because of the praise of men. Certain youth joined friends to vandalize school properties because of peer pressure. There are some men who started taking alcohol because their friends were drinking and so could not displease them. They had to drink o please their friends. Some have become complete drunkards because of this first error. There are even some married men who started cheating on their wives because they were with friends who were doing so.

It is very sad people are not able to resist peer pressure. Remember, pleasing men can be very deceptive. “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”-Galatians 1:10 (KJV)

DO you remember just a week or few days after the Jews hailed Christ and shouted hosanna, hosanna, they turned around and screamed crucify him, crucify him, when the high priest arrested and sent him to Pilate. No man would judge you in the final day but Jesus. Live to please him alone.

CONFESSION

My life is given to pleasing Jesus my Lord. I do not that which pleases me, but that which pleases God. I honor everyone who needs to be honored, but will never act against God’s revealed will.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs. 25:28 KJV” He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”

  Proverbs 1:7 (KJV). “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

BEWARE OF VAIN DECEIT

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:2 (KJV). “And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.”

Herod the Tetrarch was a son of Herod the Great. Herod the tetrarch means he reign over a quarter of his father’s kingdom. Herod had beheaded John the Baptist, so after hearing about the many miraculous feat by our Lord Jesus, he said the following “And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.” — Matthew 14:2 (KJV) What he said was not the truth. It was a baseless lie yet it could have been believed and carried around by others, why? Because it was said by no ordinary person, but the very king of Judea.

On many occasions people have spread all kinds of baseless deceit about our Lord Jesus, which has even succeeded in overthrowing the faith of some people. The Bible tells us to be aware of such things. “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” — Colossians 2:8 (KJV). There are some of the deceptions which are only philosophical. Some are just based on vain or empty deceit.

There is a group that goes around saying Jesus is a myth. This means the message about our Lord Jesus was just imagined by somebody and put forth there to appear it really happened. This thing is one of the vain deceits that is deceiving some very simple ones. Myths like fables cannot have real places, where the events happened. The story of Jesus has presently the town of Nazareth, Bethlehem, Judea and real places where the events took place. The persons involved in the story also gave their reports and comments about what happened. Just listen to what Peter wrote about him. “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”- 2 Peter 1:16 (KJV). He said I was an eyewitness of his majesty. John the apostle also said we have seen, heard and handled concerning the word of life. (1 John 1:1-3). Please note all these men who claimed they witnessed Jesus’ resurrection died (or killed) for what they knew was true. Jesus is not a myth; He is real and alive today.

There are those who claim the Bible was written by some Europeans to deceive Africans and the world at large. How could this be? There Bible have evidence of existing manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic for the Old Testament and in Greek for the New Testament. There was the discovery of the dead sea scrolls which contained vivid portions of the Old Testament, dating back to a thousand years before Christ.

The greatest evidence of the validity of the Bible and our Lord Jesus is the power to transform lives in every part of the globe where the message is preached and men accept or believe it. You can also be saved, healed and set free to live a meaningful life, if you would believe in Jesus. 

CONFESSION

Jesus is my Lord. He is alive and has transformed my life. His message to humanity is ever applicable to change, heal, and bless any people who would believe in Him.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Acts 1:3 (KJV). “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”

 Colossians 2:8 (KJV).“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

“DON’T DISHONOR THE ANOINTING”

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:57 (KJV). “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.”

(Pls Read Matt 13:54-58)

The Lord remarked that a prophet is not without honor except, in his own kindred or among his own people. I am saying, this statement should not be associated with you. You should not dishonor the anointing, because of your association with the anointed. Don’t allow that natural relationship you may have with a man you clearly identify God’s anointing, to make you treat him as an ordinary man. The Lord Jesus had grown up in His home town among His friends. They knew him when he was a young man. They knew His brothers and sisters. They asked, where did he get these powers from?  Many people miss their blessing and divine visitation because they fail to see the anointing and rather focus on the man.

In Jesus day he could do no special miracles over there. “And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folks, and healed them.” Mark 6:5 (KJV). This means the Lord had wanted to do some mighty healing, yet he could not, because they could not believe in Him. They could not relate with the anointing, because of their relationship with Him. Dear child of God, never get too familiar with your pastor. Note, the degree to which you value a person would determine the virtue that would flow from him to you.

Never join the people who may be saying all kinds of unpleasant words about their pastor. “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” — Numbers 12:1 (KJV). Miriam and Aaron chose to oppose Moses, because they could also prophesy. Meanwhile Moses was their younger brother. The familiarity issue was playing over here too. Many people have crossed the path of the Holy Spirit, bringing unwanted problems into their lives, because they felt too familiar with the anointing. (Miriam was afflicted with leprosy)

There are certain men who may be clearly misbehaving and may not be functioning by the power of the Spirit. You may not fear such people. Their fruits evidently reveal who they are. I am speaking about those who live by the Spirit.  Do not get too familiar with such men or women, less you miss what God has for you, through them.

I give the following narration to explain my point. A close relation of mine came to me and said, his father was in a critical condition at the hospital. I decided to pray over an handkerchief and asked him to send it to the Father (Acts 19:12). I asked him to just tell the father that, a man of God has prayed over that cloth and asked him to bring it to him, and he would be well. I told him not to disclose who that man of God was. This sick man knew me from childhood and would have easily treated that anointed cloth with disdain, if he knew it was coming from me. This time he reverently received it, and by the next day, he was discharged. Familiarity could have robbed him off that divine encounter.

PRAYER

Father, I pray that all children of God will learn not to allow familiarity to rob them of their blessing and visitation.

FURTHER STUDIES

  1 Samuel 17:28 (KJV. “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.”

Mark 6:4-5 (KJV). But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

GET INSTRUCTED

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:52 (KJV). “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”

After the Lord had given a wide range of parables to his audience, He said every scribe who is instructed about the kingdom of God is like a householder, a person of influence who stores up knowledge in his store house or treasure room. He has old teachings to give his hearers as well as fresh information to feed those who receive from him. The first requirement is that he must be instructed. We are constructed by instruction. The book of Proverbs 4:13, says “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” Your life would be kept from destruction as you keep to right instructions.

WHO is a scribe?  A scribe is literally a recorder. One who writes down certain information, happenings that would be assessed and used in the future. Scribes are also teachers. Ezra was a scribe. “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”

 — Ezra 7:10 (KJV)During the days before Christ the scribes recorded the word of God, kept it and taught the Israelites. Dear child of God, you are a teacher of the many who have not come to faith in Jesus. The Lord said to every child of God, go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all that he has taught us.

You are a teacher who must teach others. You need to be instructed about the principles of the kingdom of God. You need to have a treasure house of information from which you would draw both new and old knowledge to help or bless those God has brought into your influence.

You must be acquainted with the truth. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)God’s word is our instruction manual. Study it, study it for you would be built up and fully equipped unto every good work.

2 Timothy 2:16-17. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

CONFESSION

I always equip myself with His Word that lights up my path in this life.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Proverbs 8:10 (KJV). “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.”

 Acts 20:28 (KJV). “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

YOUR ALL FOR THE KINGDOM

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:44 (KJV). “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”

We continue with our walk with Jesus through the gospels. At this point, the Lord gave a parable about a man who found a treasure hidden in a field. To get the treasure he had to sell everything he had to buy the field. This is a call from the Lord to give our all for the sake of the kingdom of God or serving God. The revelation here is that, the man discovered the treasure in the field. You must discover the Supreme importance of knowing and serving Christ.

 Apostle Paul gives a similar action he took in order to fully participate in his relationship with Jesus. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”- Philippians 3:8 (KJV). Apostle Paul says he has found the treasure and that is Jesus. He said knowing Jesus is above everything. He has lost all things for the sake of knowing Jesus. He says he counts all these as dung. No pursuit of any form or value is comparable to the knowledge of Jesus our Lord. Knowing Him is power.  Daniel 11:32.

 Knowing Jesus is peace 2 Peter 2:2

Knowing Jesus is wisdom Colossians 2:3

Knowing Jesus is eternal life John 17:3

Knowing Jesus surpasses all knowledge

Please note the following, our Lord Jesus gave His life to purchase us. To really have Him, we must give up everything to possess Him. Anything dear to us enough not to be given up, in pursuance of Him disqualifies us. “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”— Luke 9:62 (KJV).

How many of us really qualify to be part of His kingdom?  Many Christians have all kinds of things competing with the master to have our hearts. Many men cannot turn down a UEFA soccer match to go and pray, and some ladies cannot turn off their soap opera to meet with the Lord. Apostle Paul was talking about issues that gave him so much pride and dignity, yet he says he counted them as dung. (Phil 3:3-9)

In Matt 19:16-25, the Lord asked the rich young man who came to him to go sell his possessions, give them to the poor and he shall have treasure in heaven. This man went away sad, because he had great possessions. The truth is that his heart had been possessed by what he had. What has possessed your heart, that you can’t forsake to allow the Lord to totally possess your heart?

Remember, you cannot have the treasure (Jesus) in the field by giving away part of your possessions, you need to give away ALL, to be able to have Him. Matt 13:44

CONFESSION

Lord Jesus you are my everything. You are my wisdom, my peace, my health, my wealth, even my very life. Nothing can compete with you in my heart. My life has a meaning because of you. Thank you, my Lord, for opening my eyes to the truth.

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 2:8-9 (KJV). Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Philippians 3:7-8 (KJV).  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL SHINE AS THE SUN

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:43 KJV” Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

The Lord described one of the rewards of the righteous, as that, they will shine as the sun in the kingdom of the Father. This is a glorious state that must motivate everyone to live an upright life. The prophet Daniel had an insight into this revelation and said in Dan 12:3 KJV, that “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. In Daniel 12:3 the Spirit speaking through Daniel said, those who would be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament. Now in the book of Proverbs, 11:30, the scripture teaches that he that wins souls is wise. Dear child of God, from these scriptures, we are enjoined to win souls or turn many from darkness to light. The reward is that you would shine as the sun. Remember that our Lord Jesus gave His last message to his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. Many Christians are not involved in the business of saving the lost. Start sharing your faith and encouraging others to give their lives to Jesus.

The Lord remarked that the righteous shall shine as the sun. The righteous in this context is the one who believes in the word and does what it says. Everyone who bears the title Christian must live as one. Righteousness is fundamentally expressing the love of God. It involves being sincere and truthful to all persons. The righteous never slanders or backbites his neighbour. He does not seek for an undue advantage over his colleague. It is very shocking when our society and even Christian teachers support cheating in examination. They pay money to examination invigilators to allow students to teach(cheat) each other in exam halls. Failure in an examination is not always a satanic package, it is at times a lesson in the path of life that prepares an individual to become a better person later in life. A desire to be rich overnight wrongly is what is destroying our nation Ghana. Christians must exhibit the righteous life of God.

These days, it becomes more and more difficult to find very upright people. This is rather unfortunate. It is a sign of a lack of knowledge of God and subsequently faith in God. It is one’s deep conviction about who God is, and His demands for our lives that produces right acts, even in very trying moments. We must understand also that righteousness as a gift of God and the nature of Christ has been imparted to our spirit. Philippians 3:9 KJV” And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” This should be a strong motivation for a righteous life. Another motivation is the fact that we would shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father. Dear child of God, this life is a lease period awaiting our real destination, which state of life there, will rather depend on how we lived our lives when we lived in this temporal period, here on earth. SO LIVE RIGHT ALWAYS

CONFESSION

I am the righteousness of God. I therefore live an upright life. I believe in God and therefore relate to all persons and things on the bases of my faith in God. He does not expect me to cheat, and so I do not cheat.

FURTHER STUDIES

Titus 2:11-12 (KJV).  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Philippians 2:15 (KJV). “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”

SOME FACTS ABOUT GOD’S JUDGEMENT

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 17:31 (KJV). “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

 We continue with the facts of God’s judgment.

4.There will be appointed principles and standard of judgment.

A. Men would be judged with righteous judgment Acts 17:31, PS 96:13. There is no partiality with God and so everyone would be given his or her due.

B. Men would be judged according to God’s holy standards. (Rom 2:6,10,11, Rev 22:12) Every action would be judged according to how sincere and pure his motive was

C. Men would be judged according to their attitude to Christ (Luke 12:8,9) Did you act in love for Jesus or something else. Did you do whatever you did, because of money, fame or genuine love for Jesus?

 D. Men would be judged according to their measure of light or opportunity given them. (Matt 11:21-24, Luke 12:48,) To him much is given much would be expected. Teachers would be judged more sternly James 3:1

E. Men would be judged by the infallible and omniscient judge. There would be no chance of mistaken judgment, for He has all the hidden facts, deeds motive, and thoughts of men before him. (Eccles 12:14)

F. Men would be rewarded and punished in different degrees Luke 29:16-19. Some rewards would be more glorious than others.

G. Men would be convinced of the righteousness of God’s judgment upon them. No one would have any doubts about the absolute fairness of the judgment meted to him or her. (Jude 14,15, Matt 12:37, Luke 19:22)

Dear brother or sister the above facts about God’s judgment is like an examiner’s marking scheme, study it carefully and write the examination of life accordingly.

CONFESSION.

I thank God for stating very clearly His terms for judging all men. I live in line with His revelations, pleasing Him by grace.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Ecclesiastes 12:14 (KJV). “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

Jude 1 (KJV).  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Judgement for all the disobedient

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:41 KJV The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

LIFE teaches us that, the good obedient and the disciplined are always rewarded whiles the disobedient, and the offenders are always punished or discipline. 2Co 5:10 KJV. 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”. In our subsequent studies, we would be studying about God’s judgements as revealed in the Bible.

WHY is it necessary to be judged?

1. Man’s conscience demands that when one violates rules and laws he must be judged. The scriptures reveal that one’s conscience will accuse the guilty (Rom 2:14-15)

2.History demands that the injustices of the human race through and the perversions of God’s righteous laws must be judged before the holy and righteous God. World leaders, various people in advantaged positions who maltreated their subjects, husbands who wickedly battered their wives and many more cannot go without facing God’s righteous judgment.

3. God’s law which is just, righteous and holy, demands that He judges all sin. He does this at His throne of judgment.

The Day of judgment. This will be a day of reckoning when God will bring all men before His throne to give account of their lives as lived here on earth. (Acts 17:31, Rom 2:16, “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”— 2 Peter 3:7 (KJV)

The following are some facts about God’s judgements.

A. There will be an appointed day of judgment for the believer and for the unbeliever (2 Corinth 5:10, Rom 14:10, Acts 24:25, Rev 20:11-15)

B. There will be the appointed Judge our Lord Jesus Christ, John 5:22-27,Matt 25:31-32,2 Timothy 4:1,

C. There will be an appointed purpose

1. To reveal the true character of each person Matt 10:26,1 Corinth 4:5

2.To determine the value of all the works of men. 1 Cor 3:13

3.To render public reward or punishment, as men are not always rewarded or punished in this life. Matt 16:27, Rom 2:6-9

4.To vindicate the righteous of God, in His dealings with men. Rev 19:1-2

PRAYER

O Father, fill the minds and hearts of your children wit the truth concerning your eternal judgment, so all men will act responsibly at all times.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 2 (KJV). For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Romans 14:10 (KJV). “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.”