There is one message that is clearly addressed in The Bible that is the most needed Message for the world to hear.
The Message is: Understanding ‘works’, and why God will judge all men for works?
It is totally scriptural to say: God will judge all Christians for their works, and, God will judge all sinners for their works.
First : All the saved on earth will have their works judged [speaking of the coming judgment seat of Christ for believers]: See:
“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is,” 1 Corinthians 3:10-13.
Second : All the wicked sinners will be judged for their works. See:
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works,” Revelation 20:10-13.
The Bible says, every man then, regardless or not they are saved, will have their works judged.
Every man and woman will have their works judged.
In the light of this judgment of works… many are greatly deceived about why they will be judged, and many have even been led astray to believe false doctrine about how a person is saved or lost!
This is most serious!
The most needed message then is: What is the reason God will judge the works of Christians and believers in Christ?
It is this question that causes much confusion.
It is easy to understand why God will judge the works of the wicked, but not so easy for many to understand why God will judge the works of Christians who are forgiven of their sins and are saved.
If the saved are forgiven of their sins, then why the judgment for works?
If the saved are saved purely by Grace, then why bring up works and the judgment for works later?
The above question needs to be understood, else many will continue to believe false things about “How to be saved”?
If a man must work and will be judged for his works — then how could a man be saved without works?
“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his Faith is counted for righteousness.
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom go imputeth righteousness without works, saying, blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered,” Romans 4:4-7.
So, both Abraham — and also David — were saved by Faith only, without works!
To many, this is hard to understand. How could it be that these men were not required to “work” to be saved?
In actuality, they both were justified by Faith alone — without works!
Then why will God judge their works?
The most needed message is: God will judge all men’s work to see what sort of reward or loss of reward they will receive, at the end of their life!
God will not judge men’s works to find out who is saved and who is lost. No. God already knows who is saved and who is lost!
He does not have to examine them to know if they are saved or lost — because He knows them!
This is then the most needed Message, for men to understand then as to why God judges works, for if, any man believes he must work to be saved, then he has missed the true message and that person who can save him and he could remain lost forever, because he did not believe The Gospel Message!
See first The Gospel Message: — read also John 3:16 — Then Ephesians 2,
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:8-10.
The Gospel Message is — Salvation is a free gift! The gift is Jesus Christ who died to save men from their sins.
Bible Salvation then, is Free Grace, given to men to save them.
But, it would not be free if men had to work for it!
Today, literally millions of people are simply lost, because they are trying to receive Salvation by working, when Salvation “cannot be earned!”
God is not going to judge men to see if they are saved, no. He is going to look to see how they worked — after they believed.
Remember it says, they were created unto good works (Ephesians 2:10) and they will work, because they were saved and then to work.
The understanding of how works, work in salvation, and judgment, then, is a most needed Message.
When Jesus was asked the question: “What shall we do to work the works of God?”, The Word says:
“Then said they unto him, what shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent,”” John 6:28-29.
Are you believing — or working to be saved?
If you are believing to be saved, your work is not good enough to save you.
But if you work because you are saved, because The Holy Spirit is now in you, and you will work good works, because your saved.
But, the wicked will not be saved, because their name was not found written in The Book of Life, and therefore they will be judged for their works.
First of all — for not believing. Second of all — because their works will be evil.
The wicked will be punished in hell fire, and there will be degrees of punishment according to how they worked.
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I have posted this Teaching Word in obedience to my Holy Spirit Teacher, because I want it to be clear why God will judge works.
I am concerned that many will miss Jesus and His Grace, because they think He is looking for works.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
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