2 Corinthians 5:10 & 17
10 for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
The key trigger phrases for me this morning were:
• …whether good or bad
• The old has gone, the new is here!
One of the mental images I believe the Holy Spirit has given me is that of finally meeting Christ face to face. I’ve only shared it a few times and no one seems wowed by it so it may be completely wrong…but I really don’t think so. I think it disturbs people’s idea of what entering into eternal life with Christ will be like.
In my version, I am wrapped in Jesus” arms prepared for eternity…but first…I see my life for the first time through His reality, like a movie. Frankly some of what I have to see makes me weep tears of sadness that I missed the mark so many times. But those are not tears of guilt or punishment, they are the final cleansing. They are Tears of Purification. There in Christ’s arms the moment of perfection happens; the purification of my heart, soul, mind and strength for all of eternity.