Christians are well aware of the impending judgment that all men will be judged.
Romans 14:10 Why do you judge your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
God does not want us to judge one another, that’s His responsibility. He instructs us to judge ourselves honestly so that we are not judged with the world. The judgment of Christians is not the same as the heathen. The heathen will be judged for not having accepted Jesus as their Savior. The closest they will ever get to Heaven is the judgment seat of Christ. The believers will be judged for their deeds after their new birth. Our judgment will determine our rewards. The believers currently in Heaven have not yet been judged for their deeds. We will all be judged together after the rapture of the church.
2 John 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things we have gained, but that we receive a full reward.
Our Christian conduct determines our reward, but if we are not diligent, we can forfeit some of the things we gained. This reward is not referring to eternal life, it’s the rewards we have when we are in Heaven. If all God tells you to do is be a faithful member of a certain church and you obey Him, you will get a full reward. I am totally convinced that there will be regret in Heaven. We will wish we would have done more of what the Master commanded us to do. This regret will in no way impede your joy and eternal place in Heaven.
I Timothy 5:22 ...do not be a partaker of other men’s sins: keep yourself pure.
You can partake, share in or connect with other folks who are sinning a sin, you are not sinning. But if you agree with what they are doing, you are guilty of the same offense and you will be judged for it. True believers will avoid even the very appearance of evil. A true believer will not judge the sinner, they will pray for that person.
2 Corinthians 5:17 If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
If you’re “in” Christ, you will receive Christ’s reward. Why would anyone want to be anywhere else? We are in Christ and Christ is in us, there is no better life than that. I am not reward minded, I am relationship minded. I am very, very grateful to be saved and to have a covenant relationship with Jesus. I’m not concerned with judgment. My focus is on pleasing the one who bought me. I judge myself daily, whether I am pleasing Him or not. God must have a lot of faith in us to allow us to judge ourselves. People who are serious about their Lord will always do the right thing.
I believe the rewards we receive in Heaven are jewels and adornments pinned on our robe of righteousness. All of Heaven will know forever what you did to please the Lord in this life. I do not want to walk around Heaven wearing a plain white robe. I want Heaven to know how much I love my Lord and Savior. He will always be the greatest reward.
The devil has created satanic reservoirs,
he has robbed from us
because he is a thief.
But the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
God is the transferring agent, He will give His gold and silver to the just.
The sinner will finance his own redemption and God will save his soul.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…