Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
"Do not lay up stores of wealth for yourselves on earth, where the moth and wear-and-tear destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.
1 Timothy 6:19
storing up for themselves that which shall be a solid foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of the Life which is life indeed.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.
1 Corinthians 9:25
But every competitor in an athletic contest practices abstemiousness in all directions. They indeed do this for the sake of securing a perishable wreath, but we for the sake of securing one that will not perish.
Blessed is he who patiently endures trials; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the victor's crown--even the crown of Life--which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
1 Peter 5:4
And then, when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the never-withering wreath of glory.
Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.
Surrounding the throne there were also twenty-four other thrones, on which sat twenty-four Elders clothed in white robes, with victors' wreaths of gold upon their heads.
2 Timothy 4:1
I solemnly implore you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is about to judge the living and the dead, and by His Appearing and His Kingship:
The fact is that in the stubbornness of your impenitent heart you are treasuring up against yourself anger on the day of Anger--the day when the righteousness of God's judgements will stand revealed.
2 Thessalonians 1:5
For these are a plain token of God's righteous judgement, which has in view your being deemed worthy of admission to God's Kingdom, for the sake of which, indeed, you are sufferers.
Then I saw a door open in Heaven, and a white horse appeared. Its rider was named "Faithful and True" --being One who in righteousness acts as Judge, and makes war.
2 Timothy 1:12
That indeed is the reason why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know in whom my trust reposes, and I am confident that He has it in His power to keep what I have entrusted to Him safe until that day.
Many will say to me on that day, "'Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name expelled demons, and in Thy name performed many mighty works?'
"But as to that day and the exact time no one knows--not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
"I tell you that it will be more endurable for Sodom on the great day than for that town.
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief;
And more than that, we ourselves, though we possess the Spirit as a foretaste and pledge of the glorious future, yet we ourselves inwardly sigh, as we wait and long for open recognition as sons through the deliverance of our bodies.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But--to use the words of Scripture--we speak of things which eye has not seen nor ear heard, and which have never entered the heart of man: all that God has in readiness for them that love Him.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this one we sigh, because we long to put on over it our dwelling which comes from Heaven--
1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to await the return from Heaven of His Son, whom He raised from among the dead--even Jesus, our Deliverer from God's coming anger.
in expectation of the fulfilment of our blessed hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
so the Christ also, having been once offered in sacrifice in order that He might bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, separated from sin, to those who are eagerly expecting Him, to make their salvation complete.
He is coming in the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and so will those who pierced Him; and all the nations of the earth will gaze on Him and mourn. Even so. Amen.
"He who solemnly declares all this says, "'Yes, I am coming quickly.'" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes shall find so doing!
1 Corinthians 15:13
If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life.