Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 22:12-13)
In Revelation 21 and 22 we learn that the Lord will return for us. He may come any day, or he may wait 10,000 years. What we can rely on however, is that he will keep his promise.
The Bible teaches that those who believe in Jesus will not be condemned for their sin (Romans 5:8-9 and 8:1, and, John 5:24).
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! (Romans 5: 8-9)
The Bible also speaks of “rewards” given to “everyone according to what they have done” (Romans 2:6 and14:12, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, and Matthew 16:27). Click here and here for more articles on this topic.
For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
There are several things to remember in our Christian walk while waiting for Jesus to return.
For Growing Christians
- Growth is about the direction you are headed, not just the distance you’ve traveled.
For non-Growing Christians
- Ask the Holy Spirit to arouse a renewed appetite for God.
- Know well that Jesus is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
- And let those who hear say, “Come!” Whoever is thirty, let him come, and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. (Rev. 22:17)
Live your life in the grace of God, and cling to the Christ who died on the cross and rose victoriously.
Pastor Tommy and the congregation of Bent Creek Baptist Church invite you to join us each Sunday at 11 am in the worship sanctuary. Come early, and join us for Sunday School at 9:30 am.