“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)
“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.” (Eze. 18:32)
In my mind’s eye I see the Lord Jesus Christ sitting on the Great White Throne of Judgment, but I cannot see if tears are flowing from His face or if it is filled with anger.
Those that the Lord has not given over to a reprobate mind have until their very last breath to repent, whether they are a kindly old woman or a man who has simply lived his life to the best of his ability. I do not know how many times the Holy Spirit attempts to convict these individuals, I do not know that if He stops knocking on the door of their heart if they can be called reprobates, I only know that the Almighty takes no pleasure in their death.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb. 9:27)
There are no second chances, those who are in hell today repent more than many, if not most still alive on this earth do today, but to no avail. Hell is where they will remain until they are removed and placed before that final Throne of Judgment. They will know if there are tears on the face of our Savior or not.
His face will likely be the last one they will ever see.
Those who mock Him here will mock Him no more, those who believe today that they are good enough, that they have lived a life that, although not perfect, was not altogether bad, much less evil, will know the error of their thoughts.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10)
This is what we try to tell them, that they must be righteous, completely devoid of all sin, perfect in the eyes of the Almighty to be able to enter into His eternal rest. And when they say, “No one is perfect, and no one ever can be.” What are you going to say? How will you respond? Can you tell them that you are perfect, that you are sinless? No, you cannot. But you can tell them that the Living God sees you as such, and you can tell them how that happened.
Because we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths revealed about Him in the Scriptures, we are hid in Christ, we are the righteousness of God in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every single person who will not believe these truths has only one other option, and it does not matter what religious ideology they adhere to.
Personal works done by them as proof that they were more good than they were bad. Works my friends depend on a set of scales, and the Almighty has no such instrument.
One could consider Daniel 5:27, “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” But not in the area of salvation.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
One or the other, a soul saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or one who believes in a personal set of works, of achievements that God will honor as righteous in His site. The latter who have fallen into this deception will see His face on that Throne, they will offer excuses, they will plead, they will beg, and then they will be cast into that Lake of Fire.
If you can envision them there as you are speaking to them here, you will not stop until they leave your presence, until they make it quite clear that without even knowing the verse, they will see it in you. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1st Cor. 1:18)
If you know Him as Lord, He will smile at you.
I cannot say what they will see.