What Happens Right After the Rapture?
II Corinthians 5:10 describes a "judgment seat" (Greek, Bema) to
be set up to examine each believers' work while on earth. The Bema in
Paul's day was a "reviewing stand" where important persons would
be seated to watch and reward the contestants below.
Winners were led by the referee before the Bema, where high
officials would place garlands over them.
During that heavenly reviewing day, Christ would have only two standards:
"Good or bad." These
standards would examine motives, attitudes, and the heart.
When "done for Christ" (Col. 3:23), it is good, otherwise
it is bad. This little poem
Only one life, `Twill soon be past;
Only what's done for Christ, Will last.