I was sharing with someone some time ago, that there are times when the thought of going to heaven doesn’t always excite me. They of course wanted to know why I felt this way. So, I explained to them that when I think about the accountability that I will have before my Lord and God, concerning what I have done or not done with what I have been given in the Lord Jesus Christ, well, I am not always too thrilled about this. I mean when I think of the accountability that hell reflects I am certainly excited about being in and with the Lord Jesus Christ in glory and therefore would most definitely choose heaven. If in truth, it was just that simple. However, the reality of our accountability before the Lord God Almighty, still remains and at times it bothers me, a lot. The one with whom I was speaking explained to me that they felt that it was the fear of the Lord in me that made me think in this manner.
I would have to say yes it is a very genuine sense of the fear of God that I have, that concerns me. The day when I will have to stand before my Lord God and King, to give an account for what I have done or not done with what I have been given in the Lord Jesus Christ, is most definitely a reality to be concerned about. I wonder why there isn’t much more of this fear of the Lord within the Body of Christ. Is it that people just do not believe or even reflect on the reality of our judgment before God as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ? The scriptures have much to say regarding this reality of accountability before the Lord God Almighty, for one and all, including those who are the elect of God.