Spiritual Gifts part 281: The abundant entrance into the kingdom.

Rev 22:12; 2Ti 4:6-8; Jam 1:12; 1Co 9:25; 1Th 2:19; 2Pe 1:1-11.

ROMANS-399-120627 - length: 61:14 - taught on Jun, 27 2012

Class Outline:

John Farley
June 27, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 281: The abundant entrance into the eternal kingdom.

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

The “overcomers” in Rev 2 and 3 fight the good fight and win the race. They win tactical victories in the angelic conflict and receive special rewards at the Bema Seat judgment.

In the NT, nikao speaks of attaining a victory in the angelic conflict after a struggle.

In particular, victory over:
the world;
false teachers;
or the evil one and the kingdom of darkness. JOH 16:33; ROM 12:21; 1JO 2:13; 1JO 4:4; REV 5:5-6; REV 12:7-11.

a. The crown of righteousness (2Tim 4:8) is distributed to church age believers who fulfill the plan of God and advance to spiritual maturity.

b. The crown of life (JAM 1:12; REV 2:10) is given to the spiritually mature believer who passes evidence testing. This crown is given persevering while suffering for the cause of Christ.

c. The incorruptible crown (1CO 9:25) is issued for mastering your own sin nature through applying the power of the cross in their daily lives.

d. The crown of rejoicing (1TH 2:19; PHI 4:1) is distributed for being a soul winner in time.

e. The crown of glory (1PE 5:4) is awarded to the Pastor-Teacher who was faithful in communicating the mystery doctrine of the church age.

4. Recognition:
the order of the Morning Star, name of renown, pillar.
REV 2:25-29; REV 3:4-6; REV 3:11-13

5. Privilege:
the right to eat of the tree of life, entering by the gates into the city.
REV 2:7; REV 22:14

6. Intimacy:
a special name that only you and the Lord know. REV 2:17

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