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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

November 10 - Morning

"So we make it our goal to please him, whether we
are at home in the body or away from it.
 For we must
all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

- Second Corinthians 5:9, 10

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Bema    

Major cities in the Greek and Roman world had a raised platform for the governor or the emperor
to ascend and be seated upon in order to hear legal cases and make official judgments and pronouncements. This seat of judgment was called in the Greek “bema.” The city of Corinth had modeled their bema after the one in Rome that was built for Caesar Augustus. Paul arrived in Corinth for the first time in the fall of 50 AD. By 51 AD the Jews of Corinth took Paul to court for dividing
their synagogue. The Corinthian bema was used by Proconsul Gallio (Proconsul of Achaia from
Jan. 25, 41 AD until July 31, 52 AD; mentioned by Roman historian Tacitus) in Acts 18 when Luke says that the Jews brought a case against Paul to Gallio at the Corinthian bema (translated “court” below):

“While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court (or, epi to bema, ‘to the tribunal’).”   - Acts 18:12

The remains of the impressive bema in Corinth can still be seen today. (See Dr. Carl Rasmussen’s photos here and here.) The Corinthian bema, since it was modeled after the one in Rome, was originally covered with marble and decorated with elaborate carved moldings.

When Paul writes the letter called Second Corinthians to the church in Corinth in 56 AD he tells them that since, “we must all appear before the bema of Christ” we should “make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.” Just like we fear the judges of our land who righteously enforce the laws of our land (and, so we drive the speed limit, accurately fill out our taxes, etc.), Paul tells the Corinthians they should live every moment of their lives knowing that the day is coming when:

“We must all appear before the bema of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” – 2 Cor. 5:10

This, of course, is not a judgment to determine salvation, since only citizens would appear before the bema. This is an evaluation of our performance as citizens of the kingdom of heaven during our time on earth. The result will be rewards or loss of rewards based on the things we do labeled by Paul as “good” (agathos – meaning intrinsically good, good in nature.) or “bad” (thaulos - a word that means “poor,” paltry,” “worthless,” “of no account,” “good-for-nothing,”.” Think of “wood, hay and straw” in comparison to “gold, silver, and costly stones” of 1 Cor. 3:11-15. All these are building materials, but some have no longevity, or no eternal value.)

  Christian Quote from Church History
"You are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill.
You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it....
Your delicacy is cruelty.
Your flatteries are poisons. You are a murderer.
Shall we keep men in a
fool's paradise?
Shall we lull them into soft slumber from which they will awake in hell?
Are we to become helpers
of their damnation by
our smooth speeches?
In the name of God
we will not."
- Charles Spurgeon
Something to Ponder??
Advocates of the Holiness Movement from the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition often hold to the doctrine of "Entire Sanctification." This teaches that all believers receive grace at the point of salvation to eradicate all sin from their lives and to live without sinning.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Nachalah (Hb) - Inheritance (Eng) - the Hebrew word nachalah is properly translated as "inheritance," "possession," "heritage," or "property."
The Promised Land was just that, "promised" to Abraham (Genesis 15:15-21)
The tribes of Israel were given their nachalah (Numbers 26:52-53).
The nation of Israel is Gods nachalah, or God's special
"inheritance," "possession" or "property" (Deut. 4:20)

  Jeremiah 44:30 mentions Egyptian Pharaoh Apries (Hophra). This pharaoh is
also identified in numerous inscriptins including on the capitals of the columns of his palace. The Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BC) mentions him.
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I neglect the concept of a final evaluation before Jesus Christ?
Do I consider myself saved and, so, eternity is "good to go"?
Indeed, a believer is secure in their salvation, but yet their life will be evaluated at the bema of Christ.
I will live in such a way that my life will be worthy of Christ's recognition and words,
"Well done, good and faithful servant!"
  "The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die
for lack of judgment."
- Proverbs 10:21
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John 7 Romans 1 John 15
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Neighbors Spiritual Warfare understanding and victory National Revival
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Sudan - church needs unity, teaching, recovery
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

This is a photo of the Eastern Gate (or, Golden Gate) that faces the Kidron Valley and the Mount of Olives on the east side of the Temple Mount. The dotted line shows the northeast corner of Solomon's 500 cubit by 500 cubit (861 x 861 feet) temple mount platform. The addition to the temple mount from Herod's work in 19 BC is to the north (right) of the dotted line and is called "Herod's Extension North." The measurement is 500 cubits from the "Offset Stone" going south to the Hasmonean bend where the Hasmonean's put an extension onto Solomon's southeast corner. The distance from this same "Offset Stone" to the corner of the northwest stairway, that does not set parallel with the Muslim platform, is also 500 cubits along what would have been the north wall. So, Solomon’s original parameters of the Temple Mount platform can be located. (click on image for larger size)

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
  Map of Israel around 4 BC showing Herod the Great's territory under Rome and how it was divided after his death.(click on image for larger size)
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