Three Appointments Everyone Will Keep
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die; but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
AN APPOINTED DAY OF DEATH - Yes, every living soul has an allotted space of time on this earth. No one is promised 70 years! Some barely live beyond conception. Some live a few days, a few months, or a few years. Even those who live to old age have lived but a very brief time, when that time is viewed in the light of eternity (II Cor. -5:1). The length of your time on this earth was fixed by God's decree from eternity. The means of your death was ordained by him before you were born (Acts ). At the day appointed, you shall die. Nothing will alter what God has ordained. Are you prepared to die now? Are you prepared to meet God? If not, I urge you now to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Only in him can sinners be prepared to meet God.
AN APPOINTED DAY OF RESURRECTION - Though no man knows the day or hour of Christ's coming, because God has hidden it from all men and even angels (Matt. 24:24-36; Mk. 13:32), he has appointed a day when Christ shall come, a day of restitution, restoration, and resurrection (Acts 3:21: I Thess. 4:13-18). When Christ comes again, there will be a great general resurrection, the resurrection of the just and of the unjust (John -29). The day of resurrection is also...
AN APPOINTED DAY OF JUDGMENT - Yes, there is a day appointed when God will judge the world by Christ (Acts ). There shall be a great, white throne judgment (Rev. 20:11-13). All who have a record of perfect righteousness, without any sin in the books of God's remembrance shall be rewarded with everlasting life and glory in heaven. All who are found guilty of sin, any sin, shall be cast into hell. The only way you can obtain a record worthy of heavenly glory is to be found in Christ, washed in his blood and robed in his righteousness! In that great day, God will neither justify the guilty, nor comdemn the just, but will give everyone exacty what he justly deserves,either upon his own merit or upon the merit of Christ his Substitute.