Understanding the Power of the Spirit

Thus we also, since we are trapped by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside each weight, and the sin which so simply ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, two looking unto Jesus, the writer and finisher of our religion, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV In this teaching, Rodney Howard Browne describes the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ one. There’s a day coming when all we, who accept the Lord Jesus Christ, will all stand before Him at His Judgment Seat.

A. The Judgment Seat of Christ is for the follower, not for the sinner. B. Some folks are concerned only with getting their ticket to Heaven ; however, there’s more to Heaven than just getting there. C. Two Corinthians 5:9-10 AMP -, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly bold and try earnestly to be pleasing to Him. Ten For we must all appear and be disclosed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that every one may receive [his pay] according to what he’s done in the body, whether good or malevolent [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. D. The Judgment Seat of Christ isn’t a place of denunciation where your eternal destination heaven or hell is decided, but it is a place where you receive your pay according to what you have done, whether bad. E. Each man and lady will have to give an account for their lives here on the earth. Rodney Howard Browne shows us the way in which the Fire of God works in the life of a Christian two. The fire of God will try your works. A. One Corinthians 3:8-15 NKJV – Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and every one will receive his very own reward according to his very own work. Nine For we are God’s fellow employees ; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. Ten According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a smart master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let every one take heed how he builds on it. Eleven for no actual foundation can anybody lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Twelve Now if anybody builds on this foundation with gold, silver, dear stones, wood, hay, straw, thirteen each one’s work will become clear ; for the Day will declare it, because it’s going to be revealed by fire ; and the fire will test every one’s work, of what sort it is. Fourteen If anybody’s work which he has built on it endures, he’ll receive a reward. Fifteen If anybody’s work is burned, he’ll suffer loss ; but he himself will be saved, yet so as thru fire. B.

Jesus Christ – crucified and raised from the dead – is our foundation the sole foundation on which one can build.

C. You can not earn deliverance with good works – you receive God’s grace and mercy by religion. Once Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you’re going to heaven, but it remains vital to do good works alongside right motives.

This is where you earn your heavenly rewards. D. Your works are classified as either gold, jewels and dear stones or wood, hay and stubble, dependent on what your motives have been. E. Your works will be tested as a foundation for recompense of rewards. They’ll go through fire. F. Two John one : eight Easy-to-Read Version – Be careful! Don’t lose the reward you have worked for. Be careful so you will receive all your reward. Rodney Howard Browne debates the judgment of God three. What is going to be judged? A. Hebrews 4:12-13 NKJV – For the word of God is living and strong, and sharper than any two-edged blade, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Thirteen And there’s no creature concealed from His sight, but all things are exposed and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. B. Your thoughts and motives will be judged.

C. Matthew 12:36 AMP – But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for each idle ( inoperative, nonworking ) word they talk.

D. You’ll be judged for your idle, careless words. These are words that are not productive they produce no life gossip, grumbling and moaning, back-biting, judging, criticising, for example.