Speaker and podcaster David Bryant says in the end times, everyone on earth will face one of two realities: Either they'll be consumed with Christ, or consumed by Christ. The worst part of hell, he says, is the absence of God's presence.
"To be consumed with Christ means that you are caught up with Him and with all the saints, into an everlasting adoration of Him and into an everlasting loving service to Him," Bryant says. "But to be consumed by Christ means to be brought into accountability, to be brought into judgment before Him. To be consumed by Him means to be banished forever by Him, banished from His presence. And in so doing, we end up being banished from the love and life of God."
In the end, on Judgment Day, Jesus will look at every action we've done, Bryant says on the Christ Today podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Everything Christians have done that wasn't to the glory of God will be burned up.
"Paul cautions all of us when he says this in 1 Corinthians 3—he writes, 'no one can lay any other foundation than what has already been laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ,'" Bryant says. "Each person's work ... will be brought to light. It will be put through the fire. The fire will test how good each person's work is. If the building doesn't burn up, God will give the builder the reward for all of their work.
"If the building burns up, well, the builder will lose everything. The builder will be saved, but only like somebody escaping through the flames. Everything about our walk with Jesus today will be put to the test, will be put to the fire. Everything that's wood, hay, straw, stubble, everything that really was not of Christ, not for Him, not out of our union with Him—it's all going to be evaporated, burned away, gone."
To listen to more discussion on the end times and Judgment Day, click here for the entire episode.
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