by Steve Wagers

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Here Comes The Judge
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Revelation 20:11-15

1. I remember reading of a story, many years ago, of a man and his son who visited a local general store. This was in the day of horse and wagon. The man parked the horse and wagon outside the general store and went inside leaving his 4-year old son in the wagon all alone. Suddenly something startled the horses and they took off through the main street of town, with the wagon in tow. Needless to say, the little 4-year old boy was extremely frightened. A man happened to be walking down the street, and saw the whole event taking place. He quickly cut through an alley, and arrived just in time to jump onto the wagon and take the reigns and stop the horses. The action of the man quite possibly saved the life of that young boy. And, both the boy, and his father were extremely grateful to the man.

2. Twenty-five years later, the 4-old year boy is now a 29-year old man. In the past 25 years he had lived a life of crime and wickedness. Finally, one day, he was brought into court for arraignment. As he stood before the judge he looked up and noticed that the judge was the same man who 25 years earlier had saved his life. The man asked the judge if he recalled the incident. The judge did remember, and then expressed his regret that the young man had not been more of a model citizen. However, as he peered over his bench to look into the face of the young man he said, "Young man, 25 years ago I was your savior. Today, I am your judge!"

3. One day, at the Great White Throne Judgment, every lost person, from the beginning of time until the end, will stand before God. Today, He is your Savior. That day, He will be your judge.

4. Get the picture. The last person who will ever die has died. The last person who will ever be raised from the dead has been raised. Now comes the final fulfillment of one of the most solemn s ...

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