27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he will reward every man according to his works. [From the word of the Lord within: "Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin. You are without excuse O man. People must stand the price for their very brazen behavior. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion. The way is clear: listen and obey. There are two things I hate: pride and an excuse for failure."]
36 But I say to you, for every idle [non-edifying] word that men speak, they will give an account of the same in the day of judgment. [From the Word of the Lord within: "People don't realize the evil that comes from their mouth. All talk is an abomination. Conversation is to be restricted so much that you are ostracized. Let your words be as few as possible." "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth except what is edifying, so that it may minister grace to those who hear you." Eph 4:29. "But let your 'yes' be 'yes,' and your 'no,' 'no;' for whatever is more than these comes from the evil one (the spirit of Satan within you)." Mat 5:37.]
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."4 [For we all err in many things; and if any man does not err in his words, he is a perfect man. James 3:2. So if you are going to be condemned for speaking idle words, and if you cannot control your words until you are perfect, then perfection is obviously required to be justified and saved. We must make the tree good, (perfect) to produce good fruit, or it will be cut down and cast into the fire. From the Word of the Lord within: "A good tree is a holy tree. You must be holy as I am holy. Pursue righteousness and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord." ]
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds. [Every man is every man, including those who believe in Jesus; every man is judged according to his words and works, be they good or evil. Mat 16:27,12:36-37, Rom 2:14-16, Jer 17:10, 2 Cor 5:10, Pro 24:12, Rev 2:23,20:13. There are no free passes to escape the fair, equitable, just, perfect, pure, righteous judgments of God. From the Word of the Lord within: "Without obedience you have nothing; sorry, there are not wildcards in the camp. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin." Hope motivates us to expose ourselves to the commands of God; we are saved through faith, which is belief in what we hear; the evidence of faith is obedience to what is heard; the evidence of obedience is works as commanded; we are judged, not on faith, but on works or deeds.]
14 For when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do [obey] by instinct the things contained in the law, these men who do not have the law, are a law to themselves.
15 Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness; while their thoughts accuse or else excuse them.4 [This law is written on every man's heart. It makes us feel bad when we lie or steal or disrespect our parents. This law includes the external moral laws: do not steal, do not lie, do not covet, do not murder, do not commit adultery, (and all sexual immorality), honor your parents, do unto others as you would have them do to you, etc. Every man will be judged by God according to the inner law; no man is excused from this law for any reason, and it has never been annulled or cancelled. The law has dominion over a man as long as he lives, Rom 7:1; the inner law on the heart of every man, which includes moral core of the outward law, is our schoolmaster until we have crucified our sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial. The inner law's moral laws exceed the external, Mosaic moral laws for as Jesus said, he came to fulfill the law; and then He told us how it was to be strengthened, which the inner law reflects. This strengthened inner law can be understood to have been violated anytime you exhibit a fruit of the flesh, which includes: sexual immorality, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, jesting, profanity, adultery, lack of restraint, sorcery, hatred, arguments, jealousies, rage, selfish ambition, divisiveness, envies, murders, drunkenness, revelries (partying), evil thoughts, fornications, wickedness, deceit, blasphemy, pride, anger, boasting, flattery, immodesty, immorality, and foolishness; any of these disqualify any man from heaven.
From the Word of the Lord within: "The law is in every man's heart, and it must be obeyed; the supreme law — never been cancelled. Do your best to follow the moral commands in the Bible. You cannot pass the moral commandments and be a Christian. You must have a devotion to the law that is on every man's heart; you must listen; and you must obey. Be on your guard at all times to be sure your words do not reflect the fruits of the flesh."]
16 All this occurs in the day when God will judge the secrets of men's hearts by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
|2 Corinthians 5:10|
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; so that everyone may receive what is due him, according to what he has done in the body, whether it is good or bad.3 [From the word of the Lord within: "Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin. You are without excuse O man. People must stand the price for their very brazen behavior. The way is clear: listen and obey. There are two things I hate: pride and an excuse for failure."]
|1 Peter 1:16-17|
17 And if you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in reverent fear; [Notice! God judges all persons without partiality according to every man's work; all persons includes those in the churches to whom Peter was writing; for if you are not holy, (still sinning), when you die, you are defiled and will be banned from heaven. From the word of the Lord within: "Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin. Only a heart that is purged of sin is acceptable to God."]
12 If you say, "Behold, we did not know [at judgment];" does not he who ponders the heart consider it? And he who keeps your soul, does he not know it? And shall he not render to every man according to his works? [Notice! This verse tells us that ignorance of a coming judgment, or ignorance that judgment also applies to Christians, is no excuse. All men are judged on their words and works! And there will be many who say to Him on the day of judgment, "'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name cast out demons? And in your name done many wonderful works?' and then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you, depart from me you who work iniquity,'" (they were still sinning when they died and were defiled.]
|Revelation 2:23,20:13 |
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am he who searches the minds and the hearts; and I will give to each of you according to your works.6 [Notice again! Jesus is referencing their works, which are works of loving obedience to the commands you hear spoken from God in your heart.]
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead that were in them; and every man was judged according to his works.