Degrees of Eternal Rewards

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO Why Strive for Rewards? Believers often question the mention of rewards as a basis for motivating us to live faithfully/ victoriously. However, remember in Revelation 4:4, 10–11, the twenty-four elders, who represent those believers who have gained crowns, cast them at the Savior’s feet. When they [...]

Eternal Reward: Seated with Christ

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO 1. All who are believers in Jesus Christ are overcomers by virtue of union with Christ (John 16:33; Rom. 8:37; 1 John 5:4–5). 2. All unconditional promises made to “overcomers” in the message to the seven churches belong to each and every believer in Christ. 3. [...]

Eternal Reward: A Named Pillar

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO 1. All who are believers in Jesus Christ are overcomers by virtue of union with Christ (John 16:33; Rom. 8:37; 1 John 5:4–5). 2. All unconditional promises made to “overcomers” in the message to the seven churches belong to each and every believer in Christ. 3. [...]

Eternal Reward: Walk in White with Jesus

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO The Church of Sardis, Revelation 3:1–6 • Commendation—none! Both Sardis and Laodicea are without any commendation! • Rebuke/Correction, vv. 1–3 Rebuked for spiritual deadness, imperfect works, called to be watchful (spiritual wake–up), strengthen what remains, remember God’s Word, hold fast, repent • Promise to Overcomers, vv. [...]

Eternal Reward: Co-ruler with Christ (corrected links)

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO The Church of Thyatira, Revelation 2:18–29: • Commendation, vv. 18–19 Good works, love, service, faith, patience—greater than before • Rebuke/Correction, vv. 20–24 Tolerance of Jezebel, sexual immorality, unrepentance by her followers, certainty of judgment unless they repent • Promise to Overcomers, vv. 25–29 As with Smyrna, [...]

Eternal Reward: A New Name

CLICK TO ADD VIDEO The question arises, based on what has been written above: Do the promises to the overcomers then belong to all Christians, or only to those who actively overcome? To which the answer is: “Yes.” The Church of Pergamum, Revelation 2:12–17: • Commendation, vv. 12–13 Good works, [...]

Eternal Reward for Suffering

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO The Church of Smyrna, Revelation 2:8–11:• Commendation, vv. 8–9 Good works, suffering, poverty (spiritually rich), resistance to the Synagogue of Satan • Rebuke/Correction—none! • Promise to Overcomers, vv. 10–11 Please note carefully that a challenge and a promise is given before the message to the overcomers. [...]

Eternal Reward: Tree of Life

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO Since our study has to do specifically with eternal rewards, we cannot deal with all the points made to each church. We will try to hit the high-points and zero in on the promises to the overcomers. The question arises, based on what has been written [...]

Eternal Rewards for Overcomers

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO When we come to the seven churches of the Revelation, our theological “sacred cow” will inevitably affect our interpretation. This is critical in regard to our identification of the “overcomer.” We will either see the “overcomer” through the lens of a Christ-centered theology, or we will [...]

Eternal Rewards for Endurance

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO The theme of “holding fast to the end” and of “patient endurance” runs through the book of Hebrews (3:6, 14; 4:14; 6:12–15; 10:35–39; 12:1–3). Time and space do not allow us the ability to cover this topic in detail now. It is certain that no child [...]

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