There are few doctrines of greater importance to the child of God than the doctrine of the Judgment Seat of Christ. If we to examine the life of the Apostle Paul, we would find that the controlling factor in his daily life and experience was his anticipation and expectation of meeting the Lord at this judgment. Every step he took, every act he performed, every ministry he carried on, he did anticipating a day of reckoning at the Judgment Seat of Christ. we need the Spirit of God upon our hears and minds to instruct us as we consider this question. What the Judgment Seat is?. Why are we there? Who will be there" What will be the result?
There are several judgments contained in the over all program of God. For instance: The Judgment of Sin which Christ took upon Himself at Calvary: The Judgment of Israel during the Tribulation period which is called the "Day of Jacob's Trouble"; The Judgement of the Nations which will occur at the end of the Tribulation and the beginning of the Earthly Kingdom of Christ; The Judgment Seat of Christ or Bema Bar which will occur during the Tribulation and will deal with Christians who will be in Heaven; and the Judgment of the Great White Throne in the final aspect of the Judging Christ.
As we mentioned last week the Messianic prophecies will be finally complete in the unveiling (Revelation) of the Messiah.
The actual scene was witnessed by John on the Isle of Patmos and is recorded in Revelation 19:11 and the Logos or completed Messiah will ride a white horse, crowned with many diadems, have a vesture dipped in blood and on His thigh will be the name King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and the armies of the Lord which is composed of the Holy Angels and the Bride of Christ (Church) going to the earth.
The Sermon on the Mount was spoken by Christ before His rejection and was the constitution of the then offered Kingdom. Now that the Kingdom has been withdrawn, it is not in force but will be in the Millennial Kingdom.