Have you thought about how what you do on Earth today will be reviewed, in front of Jesus, at the judgment of believers? If you died today, would you be proud of what you’ve done with the talents and abilities that God has given you to further His kingdom here on Earth?
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So often, Christians look at their situation and don’t realize that God has put them into an area for a reason – to infiltrate that area of Satan’s kingdom, to tear it down from the inside. because people don’t know their job, or their mission, they end up wasting what God has blessed them with, and they’ll be shocked and embarrassed at this judgment. Prepare now!
So let’s jump in to today’s question:
Your Questions Answered
Question: Why don’t Christians want to die young and beautiful and enter heaven as quickly as they can?
Answer: Because I have a job to do – to spread the message of Jesus Christ.
Believers are awarded crowns for their good works on Earth at the judgement of believers.
Judgment of Believers
Unbelievers will not be at this judgement – they will be at the Great White Throne judgment.
This judgement of believers does not determine if you’re saved, as only faith in Jesus will save a person. All believers in Jesus will “go to Heaven,” but what they will do in Jesus’ kingdom is dependent on their works here on Earth. This is why Jesus said,
“19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21
You Have Limited Time To Earn Crowns
I have a limited amount of time on Earth to get my resume and work experience in order so that when Jesus sits on the Bema seat and begins handing out rewards, that I’m not left embarrassed and living like I’m broke in God’s Kingdom.
“9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” – 2 Corinthians 5:9-10
I want God to see that I’m capable and responsible with what He’s given me today, so that He deems me worthy of a good job in God’s Kingdom. Will I be a ruler of cities, a priest, a judge of the angels? I think my work experience is on the priestly track, but whatever, it’s not up for me to decide.
“and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” – Revelation 5:10
Crowns Are Earned In This Lifetime
I have to work hard towards my Kingdom job goal in this lifetime. I don’t want my time cut short because God knows I need all the practice I can get.
“15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. 16 The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19 And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
20 Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief; 21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24 And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26 ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’” – Luke 19:15-27
Don’t Be Left Empty-Handed
I don’t want my mina taken away and given to someone more diligent than me. I’m really not looking to embarrass and anger God by being idle with my time before He comes to receive His kingdom.
Originally Posted to Quora on June 1, 2018