Archive for the Rewards and recompenses Category


The prayer closet comes before prominence

The secret altar of the prayer closet precedes the public reward from God But you, when you pray, go into your prayer closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (Matthew 6:6) Our prayer […]

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Unequal Christian Rewards

Unequal Christian rewards for unequal Christian service Eternal life is equal for all, but in the kingdom, there will be different levels of reward and position among believers. In other words there will be unequal Christians rewards for unequal Christian service.  Each person will receive a reward according to his works.  Whoever has no works, will […]

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Heavenly Rewards for the Overcomers

Heavenly rewards are not heavenly gifts If salvation is a gift it can’t also be part of our heavenly rewards.  By definition gifts can’t be earned . . . I know, I know. . . it happens all the time in the real world here on earth.  But with God, a gift is a gift and […]

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Unprofitable servant

The Unprofitable servant of Matthew 25 What does it mean for a Christian to become an unprofitable servant? . . . and what does it take to become  a profitable servant? Whatever the meaning of this or any of Christ’s parables may be, they all have  a definite and vital meaning.  The fact that Christians […]

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Millennial Kingdom of Christ – What’s the point?

The Purpose of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom I always wondered why God would bother with the Millennium.  Why not just get on with heaven and skip Christ’s millennial kingdom?  What exactly is the point of this one-thousand year-long prelude to heaven?  The answer to that question may have several aspects but I believe that at least […]

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Parables of Jesus and talents – profitability and faithfulness

The parables of Jesus & the bottom line Of the several parables of Jesus the one that dealt with the three servants and their use of talents shows how God cares about profitability and faithfulness to His purposes. This profitability and faithfulness is shown by how each of the  three servants “traded” with the talents they had […]

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Parable of the talents

The Parable of the talents, not what you think Many of Christ’s parables are needlessly misinterpreted. The parable of the talents is one which is often misinterpreted as  speaking about investment of money and human abilities or gifts. This is not the case as can be seen by revisiting this parable. “For the kingdom of […]

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Eating the good of the Land

The Good of the Land – God’s best for you. The prophet Isaiah stated in Isaiah 1:19 “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”. These words were spoken to God’s people at a time of great difficulty and affliction. Isaiah prophesied during the time that Israel, the northern […]

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The Crown of life and the overcomer

I have already mentioned that the objective of the race and the fight is a crown, a reward, and now we will examine what the Word of God teaches specifically about crowns, more specifically that which Paul called the crown of righteousness or the crown of life. In I Corinthians chapter 4, the Apostle Paul […]

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Contending for the faith – Do we have to fight to get to heaven?

Contending for the faith – why the Christian should fight Not only is the Christian life a race but it is also a fight.  The apostle Paul likened himself to a boxer, a prizefighter contending for the faith.  This not only speaks of training and discipline but also of strategy and force.  A race demands […]

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