Asalamu Aliekum! Bismila-Hir Rahma-Nir Rahim
Dear reader today may the Peace and Compassion from Allah who is Oft-forgiving and Most Merciful (Sura 2:226 Al-Baqara) be upon thee! This is part two on the subject of the Judgment .
In both the Honored Qur’an and the Holy Books, the subject of the Judgment Hour is often spoken about. In fact, this is referred to in the Honored Qur’an 77 times as “Day of Judgment” or “Day of Resurrection”. In the Holy Books of the Scriptures, this event is often referred to as the “Day of the Lord”. Upon this day all sinners, unless they before would seek to, “repent and believe, and work righteousness” (Sura 19:60 Maryam), will receive their reward… “the penalty of the fire” Sura 22:4 Al-Hajj.
Warnings proceed punishment
Allah in His love and mercy has told us ahead of time, how to come out alive and clean in this Judgment. Always before God sends judgments upon nations, cities or men, He sends a warning as to how to avoid the judgment. If souls turn from their wicked ways, the judgment may be deferred for a time. But if men continue on transgressing God’s Holy Laws, the judgments finally fall. We find examples of this when Allah sent Jonah (Yunus) to the ancient wicked city of Ninevah, “Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.” Jonah 1:1-2
Allah also sent Noah (Nuh) long before this to warn the inhabitants of earth of a coming flood. Noah was instructed to build an ark to escape the flood. Genesis 6 and 7.
“Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken… Jeremiah 27:13 “Get rid of all of the evil things you have done. Let me give you a new heart and a new spirit. Then you will be faithful to me. Why should you die…” Ezekiel 18:31
This is the effect it will have when we come to God asking for a new heart and mind… “Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices.” Ezekiel 36:31
You will loathe your former way of corrupt living and thinking! Allah is amazing, if we will allow Him to work freely in our lives. This is all part of the cleansing which is going on while Isa al-Masih is yet in the Heavenly Sanctuary above. A cleansing of our hearts and lives of sin and it’s devastating results.
Look at these serious promises from Allah!
Anciently Allah told His people…
“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die? “ Ezekiel 33:11
On Trial before Allah
There is a time when all the earth with all its’ inhabitants will have to stand trial before God. It will there be seen if they are worthy to receive Eternal Life. This announcement of just such a trial is recorded in the last book of Revelation.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:6-7
From the lonely Isle of Patmos, John or Yahya, the writer of Revelation clearly writes: “And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it…And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead in it…And each one of them was judged according to their works.” Injeel Revelation 20:11-13
None can escape this judgment
”For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive the things done through the body, according to that which he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14
Allah’s plan to cleanse and save you
“Whoever has the Son [Isa] has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.”1 John 5:12
Allah’s plan is to vindicate you in this Judgment. He is there to hold your hand. Look at this verse from Isaiah. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Taurat Isaiah 1:18
”The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.” Injeel Romans 8:3
Now is the time for us to confess our sins and send them before hand into judgment: “Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment. And some they also follow after.” 1 Timothy 5:24
Today is the time to accept Isa al-Masih as your sacrifice for sin? Isa is fully able to acquit you in the final judgment, but only if we have accepted Him as personal Saviour. God’s wish is to save all.
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:4-6
Here is a view of what Allah is going to do with those who are willing! Friends of Allah, are you willing?
“For I will take you from the nations and gather you out of all the lands and bring you into your land. Then I will sprinkle clean waters on you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your defilement and from all your idols. And I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be a people to Me, and I will be God to you. I will also save you from all your defilements…” Ezekiel 36:24-29
Friends do you have defilements? Do you have things in your life which need cleansing? This is what Allah is trying to do in each of us while Isa is yet in the Heavenly sanctuary. Will we allow Him to perform His Heavenly task? Will we constantly say yes to Him?
Man’s Intercessor is Isa
Therefore it is Allah’s plan to save, will you work with Him to save you? Will you allow Him to save you in His appointed way? “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
That worthy name is none other than Isa al-Masih the Saviour of all men. Will you accept Him into your life? Long ago it was foretold by Allah through the ancient prophets, that Allah would send One who would justify the sinner.
“After he [Isa al-Masih] has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11
Day of Atonement
Anciently this was called the Great Day of Atonement. Upon this day all Israel was to be assembled before Allah. Upon this day, a day each year called the “day of atonement” upon which all Israel were to be intelligently involved with and in heart put away all sin from their lives. This is what Allah had promised to ancient Israel on that special day. Taurat Leviticus 16:30 “For on this day he shall atone for you, to cleanse you from all your sins you shall be clean before Jehovah.”
This annual event which involved the desert model sanctuary, would fore-shadow a much greater event at the end of time. This ancient event fore-shadowed the event we are now living in. It is during this time
in which Allah was to do something very special. He wants to separate His people from their sins once and for all. A cleansing from sin the likes of which we have not yet seen on earth. Will you and I be a part of that heavenly cleansing.
May the sweet peace of Heaven be upon thee.