What Is the Purpose of the Rewards We Will Receive in Heaven?

Studying Bible Prophecy

The overall purpose of our rewards, as in all things, will be to the praise of His glory (Eph. 1:12). Hence, whatever reward we receive: whatever praise, whatever service, or whatever responsibility, it will not only be filled with His glory, but it will reflect that glory back to Him. So, we will find ourselves in a never-ending cycle of glory. He gives us glory in our rewards. And then, as we use our rewards of service to service Him, His glory will be reflected back to Him.

Now, though all will receive His glory, and all will gladly give it back to Him (Rev. 4:10); not all will have the same capacity to radiate His glory. That may seem unfair, but we now in our works have the opportunity to determine our own destiny. Yes, He gives us now, through our obedience, the chance to make things right for…

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How Will We Be Rewarded At the Bema Judgment?

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  I think the best reward we will get is to hear Jesus say to us in front of all, “Well done My good and faithful servant.” That alone will be enough. But He has more in store for us that will be a joy to us for eternity. Our reward for eternity will be ownership of land, rulership, and areas of responsibility.

By land ownership. According to Randy Alcorn, from his book, Heaven, we will be “pioneers and settlers on the New Earth.”3 The term “inherit the earth” is God’s promise to those who fear Him and wait on Him, and is a term that suggests land ownership on the New Earth (and, I think, also on the new millennial earth). But if you are not particularly excited about owning land, you could also think of it as being prosperous. And I doubt that you will…

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The Meaning of The Crowns Rewarded Us at The Judgment Seat

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Paul, in 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”  The key word we are looking for here is “recompensed.”  It means to be rewarded for. It is God’s praise to us for our good works. It is the way He will bless us for eternity.

A word used to describe our blessed reward is “crown.” In one respect, we may see this word as a reference to rulership. For because we will receive crowns, He will make us rulers alongside of Him in His kingdom.

In another respect we may see our crowns, generally, as our eternal life; and yet each crown given may represent certain characteristics of our eternal life. The following are five different examples…

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