This Present Judgment
Often times when we hear the word judgment and we think about an event that will take place that is called the Great White Throne Judgment. There will be a day of final Judgment. When God will judge once and for all the living and the dead. But there are judgments that are happening at this present time. These Judgments are made in the dispensation of Grace and will soon be followed by final judgments made in the outpouring of God’s wrath.
a. Search your own heart under the direct guidance of the Lord and be willing to change as God reveals impurities and imperfections. (1 John 3:19-24; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32; 1 Corinthians 4:1-4)
2. Discipline Judgment of God
a. (1 Corinthians 3:12-17; Hebrews 12:6-11 )
3. Righteous Judging the Righteous
a. God judges those outside of the church but the righteous are to judge among themselves. (1 Corinthians 5; Hebrews 13:7, 17)
4. The continual Judgment of the wicked (John 3:18; Psalm 7:11-13)
Philippians 3:17,18 (AMP)
Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set you. For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ, the Anointed One.
There is the pattern of the ungodly and the Pattern of the righteous. Worldly pattern and a heavenly. A pattern of Christ and the pattern of antichrist.
Pattern: an observable characteristic or behavior of a person, group, or institution.
One of the responsibilities of the righteous are to lead the ungodly into the truth.
1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
The scarcely saved is not meaning that they are barely living for Jesus…you cannot be righteous and barely living right. You’re not kind of saved. This idea that you can have one foot in the world and the other in the kingdom is a lie. Your either wicked or righteous, saved or damned,
No this is talking about the judgment that will come on the world. It will start in the house of God and then move into the rest of the world. At the last possible minute the righteous are saved from the destruction. There is a lot the people of God had to endure but in God’s people had to endure such how much greater will the judgment be upon those that are ungodly.
Philippians 3:10-11 (AMP)
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know him. That I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding [the wonders of His person] more strongly and more clearly. And that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers]; and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].