SUDDENLY THE JUDGE WILL COME!
The Church of Christ in its continuous Orthodox confession says, not once, but at every reading of the Creed: “He shall come again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and His kingdom has no end.” The year or date makes no difference to any of us, for we are all a heartbeat away from judgment. To ignore this is disaster and horror, but to heed it is a call to happiness, joy and eternal life.
Accidents and sickness can shorten our days, including war and insurrection as well as crime. There is no guarantee as to how long this life will last and how soon we will leave this world to face the Judge, who will judge justly , bestowing mercy only upon those who called upon Him., and obeyed His commandments.
Without any warning, all of a sudden, shrill angelic trumpets will sound and be heard by every person in every corner of the earth. In a moment, the wicked and sinful, the unbelievers and haters of Christ, will be terrified of this great event and seeking death they will not find it. “They will cry out to the mountains and rocks; Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand.” (Rev. 6:16-17).
Those who wasted their days in vain pursuits, in searching for riches, full bellies, and various entertainment, will be terrified realizing that they are no better than those who cried: “Away with Him! Crucify Him!. They will remember having heard of the Resurrection but giving it little attention. They never picked up their Bibles so that God could communicate with them. Scoffers will hang their heads in shame and seek repentance but not find it, for it is too late.