"Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last"
Imagine Jesus Christ stepping forward and placing a crown on your head, and saying, “Well done, thou good and
faithful servant...enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matt. 25:21)
“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ,”
(2 Cor. 5:10)
“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.”
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.
“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”.
Rewards You Can Earn At The Judgement Seat Of Christ
Gold in the Bible stands for Deity, as it is the highest element down here on Earth.
In New Jerusalem the streets are gold, as it is a golden city.
Take the word “gold” and
remove the “L”: you have the word.
Laying up gold
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
“The Sacrifice of Praise”
"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips
giving thanks to his name."
To lay up Gold in Heaven:
Worship Christ as God.
Magnify Jesus Christ as God.
Praise Jesus Christ as God.
"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in
his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."
(1st John 5:20)
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and
these three are one
(1st John 5:7)
God in a trinity with three parts. Jesus Christ IS part of God and should be worshiped as such, and Gold is rewarded.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the
Word of life
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(1 John 1:1-2)
These Sacrifices of Praise will go to the Judgment Seat of Christ.
“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven....For where your treasure is, there
will your heart be also”
In the Bible Silver is the price of redemption.
Jesus Christ was sold for thirty pieces of silver.
When the Jews went into battle, as an atonement for their souls, they gave every man so much silver.
To lay up Silver in Heaven:
Every time you give someone the Gospel (telling someone how to be saved - witnessing) you are laying up silver in heaven.
Pass out tracts! Every Gospel tract that you hand out will be rewarded silver in Heaven at
the Judgement Seat Of Christ.
Show someone this website! The Gospel is on the top of the homepage here at GetBlessedForever.com and
they can receive the Gospel by reading the scriptures, reading a cartoon tract, or watching a video!
And since you were the one who directed them here, you will be rewarded silver in Heaven at the Judgement Seat Of Christ because you gave some lost person a chance.
Once someone receives the Gospel they can either accept it or reject it. If they reject it you still receive your reward of Silver for offering it, and if they accept it you receive a Crown Of Rejoicing!
Quote: Dr Peter Ruckman, The Judgement seat of Christ, page 10: "Every time you tell a man how to be saved, you lay up silver in heaven". Click on the picture link below to purchase a copy from the source:
It is always good to pray for someone before you send them the Gospel.
Too many Christians are going to get home to heaven and find out that they have nothing at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
The precious stones are the people that you lead to Christ.
“And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day
when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern
between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.”
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies”
“As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion”
“lively stones, are built up a
(1 Peter 2:5)
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine”
“as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.”
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The Crown of Righteousness
This crown is given to people who love His appearing, and if you want the Lord Jesus Christ to come back, and you are looking forward to it, you have a Crown of Righteousness!
Crown of Righteousness
is given to people who love His appearing by waiting for their Lord Jesus Christ to call them up hither because they believe what God says in the Scriptures;
to those who believe a different Gospel
(Gal. Chapter 1)
than given to us in
1st Cor. 15
wrongly divide the Word by applying Tribulation passages now to the Church Age, who falsely believe that they will get the Wrath of God and go through the Tribulation,
and who are therefore fearing man
and not God,
be awarded a Crown of Righteousness.
“Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown”
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they
shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought
a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 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 Tim. 4:1-8)
The Crown of Life
A Crown Of Life is rewarded to someone who will put up with temptation and resist it for Christ sake.
“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”.
“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.”
The lncorruptible Crown
The lncorruptible Crown is given to the Christians who "keep under their body". Even though the sinful fleshly body was cut free from the saved soul at the time of the New Birth,
and we will one day have a new body fashioned as unto His glorified body, we (our saved soul) still must manifest through our BODY which has the CARNAL MIND. We want the New Man to reign, not the Old Man that is reckoned dead.
Therefore, "let not sin reign", but rather the Mind of Christ should reign, who is joined to the real "me"
(my saved soul), serving the Law Of Spirit and Life and having access to the Mind of Christ. Putting "on" the new man means "the resident is the president", the Holy Spirit fills us,
and we expect thoughts to come from the Mind of Christ. Then we are able
to "keep under my body" and hence we are OVER the fleshly body, and we place it UNDER us (our soul), and we strive to stay in command. The CARNAL MIND and the devils therein the FLESHLY BODY are doing all they can
to keep the Christian
ineffective in earning his rewards by tempting him with evil thoughts, so the battle rages on and on. We should strive to "run with patience the race that is set before us”,
therefore we should feed the Spirit with reading and studying the Scriptures,
and starve the CARNAL MIND by working on resisting temptation and sinning less, being temperate with moderation and avoiding gluttony.
We should stay in fellowship with God by confessing our sins as soon as
possible after realizing one was committed.
We still need a healthy body to carry us forth through our timeline and live long enough to "finish our course",
so we must take care of the body the Lord gave us so that we can live long enough to obtain many Eternal Rewards. Since the wages of sin is death,
un-confessed sin will affect the fleshly body and reduce the life span. We should “lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us”, so we should strive to sin as little as we can,
but when we do we should immediately confess our sins to our heavenly Father,
ideally immediately right after we realize we made one. Eating healthy and exercise will profit also, as "bodily exercise profiteth little" (1 Tim 4:8). Exercise is still profitable, as this "little" profit is still a gain.
This "little" profit of bodily exercise will help us live longer to obtain a "big" profit of more Eternal Rewards. Our bodies need to be healthy so that we can be fit enough to
"run with patience the race that is set before us” so that we may say “I have finished my course”.
We must also be careful of distractions which break our focus and continuity. Keep your eye on the goal, not how well we are doing compared to other Christians.
We are “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross”.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain....I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;
so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others,
I myself should be a castaway”
( 1 Cor. 9:24, 26-27)
“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 Cor. 9:25)
“lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us”
“I have finished my course”.
(2 Tim. 4:7)
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross”.
“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us”.
The Crown of Glory
The Crown of Glory is given to the faithful shepherd who feeds the flock the word of God. This can be a small flock of just a few Christians, or a huge flock with a pastor having a large local assembly.
“The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...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 5:1-4)
(1 Peter 5:1-4)
“Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?” Peter answered, “Thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep,”
(1 Peter 5:1-4)
Crown of Rejoicing
This crown is named the Crown of Rejoicing because every time a sinner gets saved, there’s joy in heaven! If
you were the one responsible for that saved sinner getting the Gospel, then you get a Crown of Rejoicing,
so run your race and pass out Gospel tracts and witness!
This Crown Of Rejoicing teaching video is great for KIDS and ADULTS!
“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 Thess. 2: 19-20)
“I say unto you...joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance”
Things You Can Lose
"Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward". (2 John 8)
Things You Can Lose - Christian! by Dr Ruckman
Life (1 Cor 10:10-11)
Health (1 Cor 11:29-30)
Rewards (1 Cor 3:15)
Joy (Psa 51:12)
Testimony (Gen 19:14)
Assurance (1 John 3:20-22)
Rewards Vs. Inheritance At The Judgment Seat of Christ - Dr. Ruckman
The Inheritance a Christian can Lose While Still Being Saved - Dr. Peter S. Ruckman 1985
Also, confess all known sins (1st John 1:9), as we don't want any carrying over to the Judgement Seat Of Christ.
Bible = Basic
Before Leaving Earth
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver
tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times, Thou shalt keep
them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve
them from this generation for ever."
Psalm 12:6 - 12:7
"For we are not as many which corrupt
the word of
2 Cor 2:17