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For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
You are the ones who stood by Me in My trials. I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me, so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
for You gave Him authority
over all flesh;
so He may give eternal life
to all You have given Him.
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.
For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands.
But they now desire a better place—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:Salvation belongs to our God,
who is seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb!
They will fear the name of Yahweh in the west
and His glory in the east;
for He will come like a rushing stream
driven by the wind of the Lord.
“For My name will be great among the nations, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Incense and pure offerings will be presented in My name in every place because My name will be great among the nations,” says Yahweh of Hosts.
I tell you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
And they sang a new song:You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because You were slaughtered,
and You redeemed people
for God by Your blood
from every tribe and language
and people and nation.
I said to him, “Sir, you know.”Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.
They washed their robes and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb.
For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’
And just as we have borne
the image of the man made of dust,
we will also bear
the image of the heavenly man.
We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.
He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.
Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in God’s paradise.
The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord.
Then I heard a loud voice from the throne:Look! God’s dwelling is with humanity,
and He will live with them.
They will be His people,
and God Himself will be with them
and be their God.
But I will see Your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.
The pure in heart are blessed,
for they will see God.
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord.
You reveal the path of life to me;
in Your presence is abundant joy;
in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
And the redeemed of the Lord will return
and come to Zion with singing,
crowned with unending joy.
Joy and gladness will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy!’
I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance.
“I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy!
keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.
It is a clear evidence of God’s righteous judgment that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering, since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
(for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with what He has said:So I swore in My anger,
they will not enter My rest.And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world,
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.
For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.
But those who are counted worthy to take part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. For they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are sons of God, since they are sons of the resurrection.
Those who are wise will shine
like the bright expanse of the heavens,
and those who lead many to righteousness,
like the stars forever and ever.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. Anyone who has ears should listen!
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.
When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am.
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.
we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.
Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you:
- Heart, Divine
- Heavenly Rewards
- Last Things
- Participation, In Christ
- Rest, Eternal
- Resurrection, Of Believers
- Taken To Heaven
- Validly Like God