And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Most Christians say they believe that there really is a life, a real life beyond the grave. For many, it may just be a belief and not something that is really real to them. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that most people make all their plans for their life based on these few short years that we will live on this earth. Everything is aimed at being successful and having a good life here and now. But, if eternity is real, then most of us have our priorities way out of line. Most are using their resources and their talents in an unbalanced way if there really is a heaven, if there really is a millennial reign of Christ, if our quality of life in the kingdom actually does come from the stewardship of our talent and resources in this life. Don’t get me wrong, just being in the kingdom will be awesome. Everyone who comes to God by grace through faith will have an awesome eternal existence, but there will be different degrees and levels of blessing and rewards in His kingdom.
So how will the Christian be judged in the kingdom? Of course our sinful past is gone, permanently dealt with by Christ on the cross. What will be evaluated will be our stewardship, how we lived our lives and used our resources in regard to His kingdom. Did we use our God given skills only for this life now or did I invest my life in the kingdom of God. The works of a Christian will be evaluated, they will pass through the fire. Some of what we are will be consumed by the fire. What makes it through this purging will determine our eternal reward. What will that reward consist of? Only heaven will tell, but part of it will surely be our assignment in His coming kingdom.
What will be at the heart of the Judgement Seat of Christ? I think it will not only be what we did with our lives but why we did what we did. The motives and intentions of our heart are critical. The good news is that He sees it all. He sees the visits to the prisoners, praying for the sick in the hospitals, ministering to the widows and orphans, reaching out to the struggling at the rehab centers, and caring for the elderly. He sees it all and never forgets. The kingdom is almost here, I think it might be time to get busy.


  1. This is a question I have discussed with my brother and meditated on as recent as Sunday night. “So how will the Christian be judged in the kingdom?“ How cool to find it surfacing again. I also, believe it comes down to one’s motivation, God judges based on the heart, the unseen. I think this is first seen with Abraham believing in God and his faith action of obedience to God’s command. Who can forget the selection of David – not the first born, nor the son with most physical prowess?
    1 Sam 16:7; But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
    1 Sam 16:12; And he sent, and brought him in. Now he [was] ruddy, [and] withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this [is] he.
    Is what we do for God’s glory, initiated by Him or one’s own self recognition? The identical act(s) of two individuals will be judged completely different. This is seen in scripture.
    There is Luke 18: 10-14; the scene in the temple with the Pharisee and the tax collector and Jesus’ comments (red letters).
    The clincher for me is Matthew 6:1 – “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven” (red letters also). God dealt with me on this very issue not long ago. He brought to light another pocket of pride and then coincidently (HAHA) this scripture popped up in a Merry Monday blog. God is GOOD!

  2. Q. God Pours out more blessing’s upon certain people that love him with all of their heart, rather than people who do not serve him unfruitfully?
    A. In Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
    Isaiah 44:3 (KJV)
    Yes God most certain does bless people according to their works.
    I have always remembered when Jesus said that we should store up our treasures in heaven.
    Q. Well what about the people that make it to heaven, but just barely with smoke on their clothes?
    Lately i have been thinking about people that is anointed and get to feel God’s presence as well as other people when that person comes close to you, especially when your eyes are closed and as the pastor laying hands in the prayer line comes closer and closer. Does anyone else feel like you are in the Holy Spirit glory cloud?
    Wow what a great anointing on that Pastor.
    A. In Rev 7:15-17 (KJV)Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    I do not know about the rest of you but, I want more of that Anointing, from the Holy Spirit Glory Cloud!
    Hey while your thinking about the Holy Spirit Glory Cloud Check out the Victory FTM Video

    Keep looking up.

  3. There are many articals on this topic – google “rewards in heaven” and as you read be prepared to discern what is scripturally sound and not. Hope this helps you on you quest. I think this quote is vitally important as you move forward concerning rewards in heaven; “according to our obedience as Christians on earth.” As always,
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