The Judgment Seat of Christ – Leonard Ravenhill

“The Judgment Seat of Christ” is Leonard Ravenhill’s most popular sermon on sermonindex.net, with a total download of over 72,000. The following are notes on this awesome sermon:

  • The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
  • Mystery, Majesty, Misery
  • Hell: “The Harvest is Passed and We’re Not Saved”
  • Rev. 17, 18, 19
  • Rev. 1:3
  • Rev. 20:11ff
  • The Lake of Fire
  • Other Foundation Can No Man Lay…But Jesus Christ…

 

  • The Judgment of the Sinners.
  • “The Great Assize” by John Wesley
  • “Payday Sunday” by Billy Sunday
  • Your Day in Court
  • Great preacher held precious stones in pocket.
  • JUDGMENT: The Light of Eternity – cp: In Light of Eternity
  • “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards
  • Edwards: ‘Stamp Eternity/Judgment on My Eyeballs’
  • The Miracles of Jesus
  • YOU put water in the water pot–GOD turns it into wine.
  • John 5:28–the Last Resurrection
  • Rev 21
  • That Bachelor in Rome–Pope
  • All types of people in history will all stand at the judgment seat of Christ.
  • Rev. 6:12ff–the wrath of the Lamb
  • Fanny Crosby (blind): “Jesus’ face will be the first face I ever see.”
  • All the great kings and millionaires will stand before Christ.
  • No pictures of Jesus in Ravenhill’s home: no graven image (personally, I disagree).
  • The Book of Revelation shows what Jesus TRULY looks like.
  • “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
  • Pictures of Jesus: many look so pathetically feminine.
  • “Shake Hands with Jesus” – stupid new song; weak views of Jesus; He’s the JUDGE!
  • “His eyes are living coals of fire.”
  • 60 Minutes – Henry Kissinger; the Shah; John F. Kennedy @ Chappaquiddick; Watergate.
  • Rom. 14
  • All the criminals who ever lived; pornographers; pimps, Vegas at the judgment seat.
  • All the saints will see the unholy dead judged.
  • A. W. Tozer: the things I could have done worry me at the judgment.
  • Caesars and Pontius Pilate, everyone in the Encyclopedia Britannica at the judgment.
  • “the books will be opened”
  • The Books of the Ten Commandments
  • The Books of Memory
  • The unholy dead will remember every evangelistic effort.
  • Memory is eternal; it will never die!
  • If you like lust and drunkenness: will have insatiable unquenchable lust for sin in Hell.
  • “where their worm dieth not”
  • founders of the cults at the judgment: immoral founder of Jehovah’s Witness (Russell)
  • 4 year old child recited Psalm 119.
  • “the wrath of the Lamb”
  • “men shall seek death and shall not find it”
  • “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh”
  • Vile sinners, sexually immoral, one had 30 illegitimate children all over the world.
  • If you repent of your sin and plead for mercy: God can forgive you–because now Jesus is on a Throne of Mercy.
  • But at the judgment, Jesus is on a Throne of Justice.
  • David Wilkerson: 18 preachers went to Richard Nixon, but none got through.
  • Sloppy evangelism bumper stickers: this “God loves you”, “God loves you” stuff.
  • the kindness and SEVERITY of GOD.
  • The Wrath and Judgment of God!
  • 1 Cor. 3–The Judgment of the Believers.
  • What sort it is, not what size it is.
  • “wood, hay, and stubble”–your life’s work
  • FIRE.
  • Sure, God is love.
  • But GOD is a CONSUMING FIRE!
  • All the saints of all the ages will be there at the judgment of the believers.
  • “When the Saints Go Marching In”–they blasphemously sing it at Bourbon Street.
  • Its for Christians to sing!!
  • Biblical prophets and apostles will be there; we’ll see them all.
  • Grace is free, but rewards are not free (good works).
  • I’d love to see the prayer warriors.
  • to see the missionaries
  • the failures (joke).
  • There’s no condemnation for PAST SINS.
  • Thank God your not a drug addict, prostitute, covetousness, bad temper.
  • A lot of public ministry in that Day that will go down in ashes.
  • “The Book of Remembrance” – in Malachi.
  • Agape, Oral Roberts–corrupt ministries: stealing from widows houses…promising them a place in Heaven!
  • A lot of money is being wrongly invested.
  • One of the most famous preachers called me last night: “I’m convinced God has already taken His hands off of America.”
  • Imagine me (Ravenhill) standing before Christ: am I just a good showman? Or am I a real preacher? What’s my secret prayer life like?
  • Your Devotional Life: the number one thing Christ will judge at the judgment.
  • Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy.
  • Science is the world’s substitute for God’s power.
  • “I’m embarrassed to be part of the church of Jesus today, because I believe its an embarrassment to a holy God.”
  • Amy Carmichael–my son Paul Ravenhill has read all her books.
  • We’re overboard on laughter and happiness.
  • Prayer meetings are where the heart of God is.
  • Grief over the backslidden church.
  • “If you’re going to get mature in God, then all the dwarfs around you will sneer at you.”
  • The men who have the most heroic for God have had the greatest devotional life.
  • Praying through the night for a whole years.
  • Charles Wesley’s hymns have been mutilated.
  • “Crown Him With Many Crowns” – Matthew Bridges
  • Would you like Gabriel to take the book of your devotional life and read it to this audience?
  • “silver, gold, precious stones”
  • breastplate of the priests in the holy place (prayer closet)
  • big shot ministers with mailing lists: they don’t worry me; let me see his prayer life, and then I’ll measure him that way.
  • Praying Payson–prayed at the side of his bed; intercession; with energy
  • Praying John Hyde
  • The Ministry of Intercession–the greatest ministry
  • Charles Finney, William Booth, John Wesley–read my record to the multitude
  • David Brainerd: prayed until the snow melted.
  • Indians–adultery, drinking, shouting.
  • “His Plan For Me” – poem
  • “I used to really like cricket and running and art.”
  • “depart from Me”
  • “crown of righteousness”
  • there’ll be great distinctions in Heaven.
  • John Wesley–is going to have a much greater reward than the thief on the cross.
  • “We shall all stand at the judgment seat of Christ.”
  • Dr. P. T. Forsyth–he was his assistant pastor.
  • We ought to live every day with the power of the other world upon us.
  • Queen Elizabeth–when she was a princess; he saw her, she walked with dignity.
  • Send all your kids on the mission field.
  • “we shall not be ashamed at His appearing”
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About John Boruff

John Boruff is a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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