Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
- Jul 13, 2012
What is garaunteed to come is the Day of Judgement, also called the day of redemption, in which each of us will be judged according to our deeds.What was Paul referring to in these 2 verses?
2 Cor 1:22 - set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Cor 5:5 - Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
Those who believed and confessed Him as Lord, were granted His Spirit as a seal of authenticity until the Day He returns and determines or Judges each person to see if what He put His down payment on, when we first obeyed the Gospel, is what He will redeem.
IOW , a person can indeed go to a showroom to buy a car, and give their down payment, then when it comes time to drive it home, if the car is given a final inspection, and is found to be unacceptable, then the buyer takes back his down payment and does not redeem it.
Those who love Him and are faithful, and live for Him and suffer for Him in this life, look forward to this Day when we will see our beloved Lord face to face, and admire Him. To receive the salvation of our soul and here the words we have longed for, which say - Welcome good and faithful servant, inherit the kingdom prepares for you from the foundation of the world.
- Scripture text from the OP - 2 Corinthians 5:5
5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences. 2 Corinthians 5:5-11
All the scriptures about this Day need to be studied and examined in order to reconcile what the scriptures say about this glorious day.
Here are a few - Good for the faithful, not good for the unfaithful.
- when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
- in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:3-4
since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. Romans 2:5-11
God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: verse 6
- eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; verse 7
- but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, verse 8
28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. John 5:28-29
- those who have done good, to the resurrection of life,
- and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
I will list more verses about this Day, in the next post, because this one is getting too long.