Jesus has decided His judgement of you. Jesus loves you. He wants you to share His life forever. What is your judgement of Jesus? Please let me illustrate with a Mommy and her four year old.
Four year old children can be very naughty. They can make their Mommies very mad. Yet, a loving Mommy would NEVER lock her four year old out of her house. So, why do we worry that God might lock us out of Heaven? Good question! I’m glad you asked!
Many will think of Matthew 25:31-46; the Judgement scene of sheep and goats. In particular, Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. …” We read this and we hear Jesus speaking in an angry, judgmental tone. I believe it represents Jesus better if we hear sorrow and resignation in His voice as He sends the unrighteous to the life they have chosen.
We worry because we think of God like a fellow human being while, in reality, God is far beyond us humans. Consider these Bible quotes:
I will not reject anyone who comes to me, John 6:37
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him (on) the last day.” John 6:40
God will not lock us of of Heaven. However, we might lock ourselves out of Heaven. Just like, while a loving Mommy would never lock her four year old out of her house, the four year old might walk away. I can well imagine a four year old saying, “I’m going to Grandma’s house. She’ll let me have a cookie.” A four year old might leave the comfort, safety, and happiness of life with Mommy for the mistaken idea that Grandma’s house and a cookie await.
This is the true judgment you will face. When you die, Jesus will exercise His judgment and invite you to share His life in Heaven. You will exercise your judgment and choose whether to accept His invitation or to reject Him and go looking for the equivalent of that four year old’s cookie.
We all get to choose Jesus, or not Jesus. Which we will choose will depend largely on the choices we have made as we lived our life on Earth. If we have developed a strong attachment and love of Jesus, we will choose Him. If we have developed strong attachments and desires for earthly things, then we may well choose them, thus rejecting life with Jesus. Those who reject Jesus leave Jesus grieving forever.
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