Many believers live as though the day of reckoning that the Bible talks about is fallacy. To live without Godly fear in whatever we do is to snub at God who says that everyone will bear his or her own burden. The scripture says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men, knowing that of the Lord, ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons” (Colossians 3:22-25, KJV). Are you seriously mindful of the Lord’s return and the day of reckoning? then pay close attention to this article.
To be at the top of watchfulness will require (a) readiness (b) responsibility (C) watchfulness and (d) alertness. We’ve to be ready because none of us know the hour or the day that the Lord will come or when death could take us away.
The consciousness of our accountability to Christ will keep us from many vices of the flesh and evil associations.
When you’re mindful of the fact that, as a born again Christian all your works shall be tried by fire, there is the propensity to live right. Those who live without the rule of law in their lives, live selfishly and carelessly. Once we become conscious of the day of reckoning our actions are judged by the word of God not by the fear of man. This consciousness safe-guards us from Satanic entrapment and position us in readiness to resist him in faith. Here are powerful keys of interest.
• The call for caution and diligence
Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith, in his name and blood we proceed to labor in faith hoping our labor will be acceptable before him on the day of reckoning. Whatever you’re building will be tried by fire for a possible reward or loss. We read, “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 3:13, KJV). Your works of righteousness here on earth should be screened by the word of God. See Matthew 7:22-23. Many times we’re overly mindful of the opinions of people and walk in direct disobedient to God’s word. The truth remains that we shall be judged by God’s word and not by people opinions.
• We are the Lord’s purchased possessions. See 2 Corinthians 5:15.
We’re the dwelling place of the Holy Ghost. We’re God’s temple, he works through us to fulfill his divine purpose. On the day of reckoning account shall be given on what we did with our body. The decision you make here on earth does affect and determines your destiny. Those decisions are not made in the grave but while you’re still here and carry with them eternal consequences. The scripture is very clear that there’ absolutely no repentance in the grave, the death knows nothing about the living.
• Spiritual gifts and talents shall be accounted for.
It’s your responsibility not to bury God’s gift to you but put it to use for divine purposes. The Bible says that the gifts are for the edification of the body of Christ. You don’t own the gift, the Lord gave it to you for service and not for storage. Are you using the gift or talent the Lord gave you? Remember there’s a day of reckoning.
• A call to steadfastness in whatever state you find yourself. See Revelation 22:11,12.
The day of reckoning is as certain as day and night. We’re not to be deceived as though this shall not come to pass. Jesus says that he is coming again and his reward is with him. Every person shall be rewarded according to their works.