Jesuís judgment seat,
time to see the church complete,
never to repeat!
The Judgment Seat of Christ.......(The Bema)
Remembering that, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, (Ps.111:10), the Christian believers witness, testimony and works should reflect this attitude. Being saved by grace, with sins forgiven, the believers response should surely be one of showing eternal gratitude in continual dedicated service to the Lord. This can be through the Church, or other Christian ministries within the Body of Christ. By faithfully giving support in tithes and offerings. By troubleshooting the many problems in this depraved world or through the power of intercessory prayer, destroying Satanís strongholds.
Generally considered to be the next event on the Church calendar following the Rapture; ALL believers, have to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, (2 Cor. 5:10-11) also known as the Bema. Their works being tested with fire, (1 Cor. 3:11-15). This should be sufficient motivation to instill a servant attitude and pilgrim spirit, leading to a fulfillment of the Great Commission and doing even greater works than Jesus did, (John 14:12).
Sadly, many shall SUFFER LOSS!
Those who have accepted the free gift of salvation, yet, responded with:
...NO significant Church commitment
...NO active prayer life,
...NO real witness &
However for those who have responded favorably the following rewards await them:
Incorruptible Crown or Victors Crown
...for those exercising self control over their bodies
Crown of Life or Martyrs Crown
...for those who are faithful unto death
Crown of Glory or Elders Crown Pastors Crown
...for those not serving for filthy lucre
Crown of Righteousness or Watchers Crown
...for those looking for the day of his appearing
Crown of Rejoicing or Soul Winners Crown
...for those who brought others to know Jesus as LORD!
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.2 Chronicles 19:9
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.Psalms 19:9
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.2 Corinthians 5:10-11
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.1 Corinthians 3:11-15
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.1 Corinthians 9:25
Crown of Life...
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.James 1:12
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.Revelation 2:10
Crown of Glory...
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.1 Peter 5:2-4
Crown of Righteousness...
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.2 Timothy 4:8
Crown of Rejoicing...
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The message then is to "Watch & Pray Always.......!"
Page Title: The Judgment Seat of Christ - (The Bema)
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