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Ready to meet God?

Discussion in 'Bible Chat' started by KingJ, Jun 8, 2018.

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  1. #1 KingJ, Jun 8, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018
    Ready to meet God?

    How will it go? Will He be happy to see us? Will we be happy to see Him or will we be ashamed?

    There are righteous that are barely saved 1 Pet 4:18. So, this is a valid issue for us all to consider.

    Based on Matt 22:40, that there are two fronts / two bases we need to cover. 1. Our love for God and 2 our love for others.

    1. I feel our love for God is evidence by our hatred of what is evil. Our drive to repent and deal with sin. To consider His heart behind OT law. All instructions in the Bible. It is also evidenced by our eagerness to spend time in His presence at say church. Or in prayer behind closed doors. Or fasting on the quiet.

    Are we ready to give account on this? Will we know God when we see Him? God will love and welcome us all into His arms. The shame and knowledge of our ''lack / shortfall'' is going to be on our end. We will know that we just did not do enough. Or something like that. It will eat at us. There is literally nothing God can do for us on that. We are responsible for our own actions. Hence the uttermost importance of daily judging ourselves, repenting and exhorting ourselves to do better the next day.

    2. Well I guess this doesn't require a long explanation. It is simply to judge ourselves on the whether or not we put others before ourselves.

    Are other people in heaven going to be waiting to see us? Or are they going to be busy with something else? We assume they will all be eager to see us, that is a bad assumption. Every human and every angel in heaven has free will. We can only safely assume with God. Because, only God is a perfect rock that does not change. He died for us. We can know He loves us and is waiting with joy for all who make it to heaven. Such a wonderful God we serve!!!!

    This is such a scary thought to think about. Scary as if we mess up / do not go out with a bang, we don't get to retry. Earth / life in the flesh is gone. Over with. We now live with what we did, didn't do. Scary!! if we not prepared. We need to prepare / be ready to speak to God face to face right now.

    Just sharing what God has laid on my heart. I can't stop thinking about this. I do believe God and all in heaven are watching us, right now.

    God IS going to greet us with overwhelming love and joy. Are we going to reciprocate? Are we going to feel like we could have done more for Him? Are we ready for God's perfect love to hit us with it's full force? Because that is what is coming when we meet Him. God is love. God is perfect. God is good.

    We will bow the knee when we meet Him. Because we will in that instant grasp how good He is. Are we ready for this?​
     
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  2. Dear Brother @KingJ
    Considering that I see nothing worthy in myself that is not from God. Pleasing in me and something that I have done or not done is not the focus for when I meet Him and I pray for Him as well! That He might see His Blessed Son Jesus in me is my hope and desire. I'd have to say that what all of us would desire is to hear "Welcome Good and Faithful Servant".
    With the Love of Christ Jesus.
    YBIC
    Nick
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    Lyrics to a Song which when I first heard it. Moved me to imagine what it would be like.

    "I can only imagine what it will be like, when I walk by Your side...
    I can only imagine, what my eyes will see, when Your Face is before me!
    I can only imagine. I can only imagine.
    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

    I can only imagine, when that day comes, when I find myself standing in the Son!
    I can only imagine, when all I will do, is forever, forever worship You!
    I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?

    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?

    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!! Only imagine!!!
    I can only imagine.

    I can only imagine, when all I do is forever, forever worship You!
    I can only imagine."

    Copyright: ©1999 MercyMe
     
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  3. #3 B-A-C, Jun 8, 2018
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    It's amazing how often this comes up. But I wonder if "nothing" good comes from us. Why are some saved, and others not saved?
    If nothing good is in the unsaved... OK. If nothing good is in the saved... then what makes us different? better? Does God just "pick" us, and not the others?
    I know this quickly gets into predestination, and predeterminism, and all that... but without arguing all those things again.... (for the 1,000th time)
    Why are some saved, and others not saved?

    The other comment I would make here... is that in the parable of the talents... from which you quote above "well done, good and faithful servant".
    The "good and faithful" servants are the the ones who did do something. The "wicked and lazy" servant is the one who didn't do anything.

    Also... when we use the phrase someone "might see Jesus in me". How do you mean that? Now God is omnipotent and all knowing, yes.
    He knows your heart and the rest of the world doesn't, OK I get that. But does it really mean what people "do" see in you.

    For example... John (apologies to anyone named John) is stingy, selfish, and a known liar. He doesn't pray or go to church or read the Bible.
    But... he believes in Jesus. When people look at him... do they "see" Jesus in him?

    On the other hand... Tom (congratulations if your name is Tom!) is giving, thoughtful, compassionate, goes out of his way to help others,and show love
    to others. He often prays for people, visits the sick, and helps out at the orphanage. When people look at him... do they "see" Jesus in him?


    ... as a side note... I do like mercyme a lot. I have some of their CDs.
    But some of their songs (not "I can only imagine") are decidedly Calvinistic.
     
  4. #4 Dave M, Jun 8, 2018
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    [QUOTE="KingJ, post: 306199, member: 30204"

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    We will bow the knee when we meet Him. Because we will in that instant grasp how good He is. Are we ready for this?​
    [/QUOTE]

    I think it will be more like a face planted in the ground to kiss the most Holy feet .
     
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  5. Rev 1:17; When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
     
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  6. An old hymn comes to heart and mind....I hope I havent distracted from your thread too much @KingJ

    Face to face with Christ, my Saviour,
    Face to face—what will it be,
    When with rapture I behold Him,
    Jesus Christ who died for me?

    Face to face I shall behold Him,
    Far beyond the starry sky;
    Face to face in all His glory,
    I shall see Him by and by!

    Only faintly now, I see Him,
    With the darkling veil between,
    But a blessed day is coming,
    When His glory shall be seen.

    What rejoicing in His presence,
    When are banished grief and pain;
    When the crooked ways are straightened,
    And the dark things shall be plain.

    Face to face! O blissful moment!
    Face to face—to see and know;
    Face to face with my Redeemer,
    Jesus Christ who loves me so.

    Face to face I shall behold Him,
    Far beyond the starry sky;
    Face to face in all His glory,
    I shall see Him by and by!




    *Mrs Frank A Breck - 19th century hymn
     
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