What do you see in the painting that can help us remember what Jesus has done for us?
And I saw a great white throne, and I saw the one who was sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from His presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to the things written in the books, according to what they had done. — Revelation 20:11-12 (NLT)
God will finally have to deal with everyone who has chosen to disobey. He is the perfect Judge of right and wrong. He says the penalty for sin is death, but He doesn’t want anyone to die, so Jesus came to take our place. He is the only way we can escape Hell, the place where He will send the devil and his demons forever. Everyone who refuses God’s way will someday have to stand before the Great White Throne of God. (Revelation 20:11-12) Then they will not have any excuse for rejecting God’s Son, Jesus. If we believe in Jesus as God’s only way to Heaven, we will never have to stand at the Great White Throne. When we follow Him, we already have everlasting life, and our place will be at the Judgment Seat of Christ. He loves us and wants to be with us, so we never have any reason to fear His judgment, but II Corinthians 5: 9-10 says we should “…make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we all must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”