“Levels of rewards in heaven”
Question: Are there levels of rewards in heaven?
Answer: According to the scriptures there are levels of rewards you can receive in heaven. First and foremost in order to receive an award in heaven one must get to heaven. Romans 3:23 says,” For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, in other words we deserved God’s condemnation. But, through God’s mercy and His love for us our sins and guilt were passed on to His Son Jesus when sacrificed on the cross. If you believe with all your heart that God performed this magnificent feat you will be saved.
Jesus spoke of rewards in Matthew 16:27,’ For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works”. Also, 1 Corinthian 3:8 Paul states,” The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be re-warded according to their own labor (NIV)”. (Matthew 10:40-42 & 13:23) Jesus is giving levels of rewards.
The Bible speaks about losing rewards as in the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:28-29). In this parable God rebuked a servant and took away his reward.
For some making it into heaven is good enough. But, why settle for an average reward when God has much more to give. Jesus Christ says in Revelation 22:12″ And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work’.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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