Friday, May 1, 2009

daily text 05/01

Friday, May 1st, 2009
"The sea...and Hades gave up those dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds" (Revelation 20:13)

At some point during Judgement Day, scrolls will be opened. Along with the Bible, they will form the basis for judging all alive as to their worthiness to gain everlasting life. (Revelation 20:12)
By the end of Judgement Day, each individual will have had ample opportunity to show where he stands on the issue of universal sovereignty. Will he uphold the Kingdom arrangement and allow the Lamb to guide him to "fountains of waters of life?" Or will he resist, refusing to subject himself to God's Kingdom? (Revelation 7:17; Isaiah 65:20) By then, all on earth will have had an opportunity to make a personal decision, unhampered by inherited sin or a wicked environment. No one will be able to question the rightfulness of Jehovah's final judgement. Only the wicked will be everlastingly destroyed." -Revelation 20:14, 15
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/07, 5:16)