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Are You Ready For The Judgment

ARE YOU READY FOR THE JUDGMENT?

II KINGS 20:1-11

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        “Life is only a split second between two eternities”; Hebrews 9:27

            B.         One should be prepared for eternity; James 4:14

            C.        What the Bible says about life, death, and judgment

 

I.          WHY SHOULD ONE PREPARE FOR DEATH AND JUDGMENT?

            A.        We will all die and face judgment; Hebrews 9:27

            B.         We must prepare in order to be ready for judgment; II Corinthians 5:8-10

            C.        To rob death of its sting; I Corinthians 15:55

            D.        To make it a blessing; Revelation 14:13

                        1.         To have hope; I Thessalonians 4:13-18

                        2.         To make death a gain; Philippians 1:21

                        3.         To have the final rest; Revelation 14:13

 

II.         HOW CAN ONE PREPARE FOR DEATH AND JUDGMENT?   

            A.        By setting his house in order; II Kings 20:1

            B.         By obeying Christ; Revelation 22:14

            C.        By fighting and finishing; II Timothy 4:7-8

            D.        By being faithful in Christ; Revelation 14:13; I Corinthians 15:55-56; 

                      Revelation 2:10

 

III.       WHEN SHOULD ONE PREPARE FOR DEATH AND JUDGMENT

            A.        Death is sure to come; Hebrews 9:27

            B.         Urgency is required; Life pictured in scripture:

                        1.         “A swift runner, etc”; Job 9:25-26

                        2.         “A flower, a shadow”; Job 14:1-2

                        3.         “A vapor”; James 4:14

                        4.         As “grass”; I Peter 1:24

                        5.         “A hand breath”; Psalm 39:5

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Life is short; Job 7:1

            B.         We must be ready for the coming of the Lord and judgment