PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY MESSAGE #178 TAKE GREAT CARE TO RECEIVE - NOT LOSE - YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD! - Part 1 Please TAKE YOUR TIME to read and understand these very important Messages! (No need to do them all at once - there's always tomorrow! *grin*) Here's now it works in those who've become Christian men and women: when a person CHOOSES (and it IS a choice, a simple but SERIOUS choice) that they are going to go all the way with the Lord Jesus and His Gospel - WHATEVER IT TAKES!! - THEN the angels rejoice, and God gears up to do amazing things first IN, then THROUGH, that Christian!! Why is it that so few take this choice? *sadness!* All manner of things cause them not to - BUT... each bad choice is to the DETRIMENT of THEIR LIFE, and to THE DETRIMENT of the SPREADING of the GOSPEL, and most especially ULTIMATELY will SERIOUSLY AFFECT THEM in ETERNITY. We know that the only two 2 groups of people in the world are the SAVED and the UNSAVED, and that the saved spend eternity with God while the unsaved are punished in hell. And we who BELIEVE and are FULLY HIS are SAFE FOR ALL ETERNITY!! An absolutely great feeling isn't it!!! The test above concerns a separation between the saved and unsaved that occurs before Jesus as Judge of the nations (click: Matthew 25:31-32). But there's another event spoken of for Christians only: the Judgment Seat of Christ. 2 Corinthians Ch 5:10 For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Amplified Bible. Were you aware of this? That we are to be judged according to WHAT WE DO AS CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS? - by OUR WORKS!! It's sure not one that I was ever taught! And 'the pay' that the Amplified suggests here is our REWARD!! Continued in Part 2 (next post below)... - BM, with his Beloved OUR REWARD IS ETERNAL (forever!) - DON'T MESS IT UP!!