Spiritual Gifts part 253: 'My reward is with Me.'

1Co 3:8-15; Col 3:23-24; Eph 2:8-9; Rev 22:12; Heb 6:9-12; Jam 1:12; 2Jo 1:8.

ROMANS-371-120415 - length: 78:46 - taught on Apr, 15 2012

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John Farley
April 15, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 253: “My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”

COL 1:11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness [hupomone] and patience [makrothumia]

COL 1:12
joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

God is at work producing mature sons who can step in and take on the amazing calling and destiny He has waiting for those who love Him.

These differences are spoken of in the Bible in terms of rank, rulership, reward, recognition, privilege, and intimacy.

1. Rank:
twelve thrones, first and last.
MAT 19:27-30

2. Rulership:
10 cities, 5 cities, no cities; sitting down on Christ’s throne to rule with Him.
LUK 19:11-27; REV 2:25-29; REV 3:21

The enemies of the nobleman (unbelievers) get slain (lake of fire), while the slaves (believers) either receive a reward or suffer loss of reward depending on the business that they do with what the Master has given them.

REV 3:21
He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

3. Reward:
to each according to his deeds; crowns.
MAT 5:11-12; MAT 10:40-42; LUK 6:35-36; 1CO 3:8-15; COL 3:23-24; JAM 1:12; 2JO 1:8; REV 2:10; REV 22:10-14

Rewards are associated with work and faithful service.

For the church age believer, part of the inheritance is a birthright (child), and part of the inheritance is in the category of reward (mature son).

The inheritance of the Church Age believer has two compartments:
the birthright (regeneration), and
the rewards (maturity).

Inheritance Chest

Birthright Reward
  • Salvation
  • +R
  • Eternal life
  • Res. Body
  • Crowns
  • Thrones
  • Morning Star


“God, in the New Testament Scriptures, offers to the lost, salvation, and for the faithful service of the saved, rewards.”

Salvation is invariably spoken of as a free gift, while rewards are earned by works.