Archive | January 28, 2012

Do you know that God has rewards prepared for His family?

I like to think of these rewards this way.  Let’s say that we are the child of a King.  Our kingly father has promised us many rewards throughout our life and upon entering into full maturity as the next king.  Well, God has made many promises of many rewards for His faithful, beloved family.  Did you know that He is even going to give you a crown for your loving faithfulness in one or more of five areas?

I’ll discuss the rewards that await us, but also we must discuss the judgment that awaits those who don’t know Jesus and are not born into His family.

Jesus is the Name above all names.

Philippians 2:10-11

New International Version (NIV)

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Look carefully at who will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord.  Everyone in Heaven, on earth and UNDER the earth.  That means fallen angels and people who died despising the Lord.  There are two major differences in the confession of His precious name.  One confession will be by those who love and confess Him before passing into eternity.  Their reward will be eternal life with Him.

The other confession will be by those who despised Him in this life but will eventually stand before Him in judgment.  Prior to eternal damnation, these people and fallen angels will bow before Jesus and confess His Lordship prior to being cast from His presence forever.  What a horrifying thought.