Some folks are of the opinion that God will not judge anyone until the end of the world. That is simply not true, God began to judge all those who kept not the law. All of God's commandments and laws come with a judgement for those who keep them and those who break them.
Deuteronomy 11:26-27 I set before you this day a blessing and a curse. A blessing if you obey Me and a curse if you don't.
It doesn't get anymore clear than this, God can bless us if we obey Him but if we won't then we must deal with the devil. If Adam wouldn't have let the devil into our world, we would know only favorable judgement. If we would submit to the judgements of God we could avoid the judgement of the devil. What is the devil's judgement? The curse. If you are in Christ then you get His judgement because we are joint heirs with Him.
Romans 5:18 By the offense of one man (Adam) judgement came upon all men to condemnation.
When Jesus died for the sins of the world, His judgement came upon all men. Unfortunately not all men have received the free gift of justification, so they are receiving Adam's judgement. God's judgement is in the earth and if we are wise we will yield to it, it's far better to be judged now than on the last day! When we are judged in this life we can repent and avoid any and all consequence. Not all judgement is harmful, when the Lord judges us faithful, the blessing will surely follow. I once had a family leave the church because I taught that God's judgement is active today. Shortly after they left, I heard Kenneth Copeland teach what God's judgement in the earth is.
Galatians 6:7 A man's harvest in life depends entirely on what he sows.
God gave us a choice of what we can sow, we can reap of the spirit life everlasting or we can reap corruption of the flesh. When God used the prophets to get His Word in the earth, He gave laws that govern what men chose. We cannot blame God for our consequences, we made our pick and we must deal with it. I know this one thing, when a man truly loves his Lord, it is very easy to obey Him. God pours out blessings to those who diligently hearken unto His voice. In the book of Mathew Jesus refers to a parable concerning some men who were entrusted with some money. Two of the men did what their master told them to do and one became scared and hid away the money. Listen to what the master says to the two faithful men.
Mathew 25:21 His Master said unto the two men, well done you good and faithful servants: you have been faithful over little, I will make you rulers over much.
The Master judged these men here in the sweet now. His judgements, whether good or bad, are being meted out every day. When a man knows how to please His Lord, he has no fear of punishment. He is more dedicated to pleasing the Lord than being rewarded. King David went before the Lord and asked Him to judge him according to his righteousness (obedience). God's judgements keep us on the right path, we should be seeking His judgement just as David did. If God judges us and He finds error, He will point it out so we can repent because He loves us. As long as we are in these mortal bodies, we can repent and find grace and mercy, but on the last day of the world the time of repentance will be over. Judge us O Lord.