11-12-15: Heaven’s “BLING” for Believers

James 5:7-12 

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. .

The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.  You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.  Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing  right at the door. As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.”

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I would say it’s most likely ALL who read this blog are aware we are in dire times, with things getting even more difficult in these final days. Now, a few curious ones may stumble across this blog, wondering what this is all about, but . . . most know:

WE ARE IN THE FINAL DAYS THE BIBLE TOLD US ABOUT.

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So, what can we do, to help us not be pulled down into grief? A grief which is very real for those of us who are truly following Jesus and feel His heart. We can remember this:

JESUS IS COMING BACK and this life is only a temporary training ground, for eternity.

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Look at this life like living in a college dorm room, with room mates that can be annoying (go head, you can chuckle at that one).

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Hey, you know you aren’t going to live in that dorm room up to and through your retirement years, now are you?    NO!!!

 

So. . . . we REALLY MUST get the Heavenly Perspective of this TEMPORARY TRAINING TIME for ETERNITY

(or for the more geeky/nerdy types like me, let’s call it T3E . . . LOL).

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James 4:13-15
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

 

We’re like a spritz of life’s hairspray and POOF . . stepping into eternity.

ARE YOU READY?

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SO. . . back to —–> How do we get this Heavenly Perspective we truly need, to help lift us up and remember what AMAZING ETERNITY we face as TRUE believers and followers of Jesus? Well. .. let’s choose one of them. . . . . . 

——–>  Let’s look at Heaven’s “BLING” for Believers:   CROWNS *

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CROWN OF LIFE

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James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

Revelation 2:10 –Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN

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1 Corinthians 9:25 – “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

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2 Timothy 4:7-8 – “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 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.”

CROWN OF JOY

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Philippians 4:1 – “Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

1 Thessalonians 2:19“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?”

CROWN OF GLORY

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1 Peter 5:4 “And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”

 

——–>   WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THESE CROWNS?

We get to join the AMAZING Heavenly Worship of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, by casting those crowns at His feet.

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Revelation 4:8-11 –
“And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings,                                                         are full of eyes around and within;
and day and night they do not cease to say,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.”
And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne,
to Him who lives forever and ever,
the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne,
and will worship Him who lives forever and ever,
and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power;
for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

 

——-> HERE’S A QUESTION FOR YOU:

Are you ready to step into eternity and face Jesus Christ, the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords?   HE WILL JUDGE YOU!!!

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EVERYBODY WILL FACE HIM. . . . .Will you be getting a crown?

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OR – – – will you be getting a “Depart from Me, I never knew you?”

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IT’S UP TO YOU . . . YOUR CHOICE . . . DO YOU KNOW JESUS LIKE A BRIDE KNOWS HER BRIDEGROOM?

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—-> That’s the test . . knowing His heart and being in love with Jesus. . . . which is OBEYING HIM . . .picking up our cross DAILY and following Him.  

We MUST turn away from ALL sin . . REPENT. . . ask the LORD JESUS to forgive us.  If we don’t?  We will NOT be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven.  SIN is an AUTOMATIC BARRIER to YOUR relationship with King Jesus.

We MUST also FORGIVE ALL who have sinned against us.  If we don’t?  We will NOT be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven.  Unforgiveness is an AUTOMATIC BARRIER to YOUR relationship with King Jesus.

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NO man-made doctrine, or “flavor” of “church” that one attends, or having some assigned name (Pastor Thus-and-so. . . . Prophet This-and-that. . . Apostle All-of-that . . . Evangelist Get-me-that . . . Teacher I’ll-take-that . . . Bishop I’ll-claim-that) or anything else. . will get you into Heaven. .. NO NOT ANY OF THAT!!!!

ONLY A TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

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DO YOU KNOW HIM?

 

WORSHIP SONGS:

“I See the LORD” by Lindell Cooley

“Crown Him With Many Crowns”

 

INFO LINK:

Teaching Link about the Five Crowns –

Eternal Rewards – Crowns

 

* Crown photos are for illustration purposes only . . . these are not necessarily representations of the actual crowns given to believers in Heaven.

 

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18 thoughts on “11-12-15: Heaven’s “BLING” for Believers

  1. Excellent teaching and “perspective check”! It’s interesting that “The Kingdom of God” is upside-down from “the kingdom of the world” (Babylon system). Therefore, although being in the world system, we are NOT OF IT!
    As you state above there are only TWO choices in “The Kingdom of God.” (Heaven OR hell /lake of fire). We all know there seem to be SO many choices/options in the world, especially regarding choices of things we will buy, such as even a sandwich at Wawa. (What kind and length of roll, do you want the roll toasted or un-toasted, what kind of vegetables and seasonings etc, etc.).

    Also, my understanding is that true believer’s standing in the righteous blood-covering of Jesus will not be judged for sin solely because they are COVERED BY THE BLOOD, but will stand at the “Bema Seat” and receive crown(s) for how well they followed God’s will for their lives.

    The unrepentant will stand before “The Great White Throne Judgement.” They will be judged on their life and works, which will NEVER stand. There will be good things in the books as well as bad. Even the good things will not save them. Sadly, many are under the impression that they can enter heaven because they see themselves a “good” person, or see themselves as “better than the guy down the block” or even much better than Hitler. They also say that their God is a good God and would never throw someone into hell. Well, that’s their own idea, and possibly something they picked up in the “feel-good” and “ear-tickling” churches of the church-age of Laodicea, which we are in now.

    The Bible clearly has MANY direct references to hell. ONLY Jesus’ blood covering will save any of us. Also, after “The Books” are opened at “The Great White Throne Judgment,” THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE will be opened and it will be noted that their name is not in it. Then, the most terrifying words one could ever hear, “Depart from Me, I never knew you.”

    It’s enough to motivate us to reach out with the Gospel Message to others before it is too late for them.
    Eternity is a long time. Our spirits will live FOREVER in one of those two totally opposite destination.
    It is the Father’s will that NONE would perish. (end up in hell/lake of fire for eternity, although being very much alive).

    I recommend the book “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese. He supports all of his experience with much Scripture from the Bible. His videos of varying lengths can also be found on Youtube.

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    1. Excellent points, Peggy. I also read “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese; quite sobering and truthful.
      I would like to suggest you go to my friend, Bette Steven’s website, referred to on my page:

      Bette was taken to hell twice by the LORD. There He showed her “professing Christians” who continued in sin and were sent to hell when they died. They did not repent. Some had unforgiveness in their hearts. You can hear Bette’s story on Youtube or purchase her book, or get a free PDF download of her book. She does not charge for anything, but appreciates donations.

      Here’s the link to that page: Getting Set Free

      Here’s her direct website link: Victorious Vision Ministries International

      Bette is also a contributing author to: Z3News

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  2. Oh, wow, that’s interesting. Also, I did check your link to Z3News which you noted on a previous post. Thanks so much for that link. I REALLY like it, and I especially like YOUR posts on it!

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  3. Here is a short, but super worthwhile link to a 3 minute excerpt from Paul Washer’s Sermon called
    “Live for Eternity” (relates to the topic of today’s message above).

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  4. Thank you so much for your website!!! It really encourages me:) I sensed the Holy Spirit impress on me the other day that “Jesus is our Blessed Hope,” Titus 2:13.
    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    Your focus on heaven helps each one of us to stay grounded on what is important…which is that which is in fact eternal.

    May God continue to Bless you,
    Beverly

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  5. That was an amazing post…with all of the pictures of the crowns Linda. It’s obvious you pour your heart and soul into these blogs. That was very encouraging in a time not so encouraging. Thx you for your dedication. Really awesome ! God bless.

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  6. Yesterday, something unexpected happened. About 10:30am, I had to get down on my knees & I started weeping, an overwhelming sense of grief came over me. Unlike anything I’ve ever felt. It was SUPER intense. I don’t remember how long it lasted, but it was awhile. Among other things, God was revealing to me how grieved he is. Beyond that I’m praying for clarity & wisdom.

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    1. Hello Kenzelsfire,
      What it may be is you experienced the grief of the Heavenly Father over yesterday’s loss of life during that islamic invasion jihad attack. Also, more of that is coming and it’s going to be in the Western Nations. The intensity of grief? MOST of those who died are heading into eternal damnation because they did not choose the free gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ; that is something He revealed to me this morning. . . . He still loves those who did not love Him and it GRIEVES Him deeply when the choices people make send them straight to hell.

      Please keep praying with me that those who don’t know or follow Jesus, and those who are lukewarm, will call on His name in the day of trouble. They may be saved at the very last minute before death.

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      1. I thought about that, about whether it’s related to yesterday, next month or the months ahead. Something very INTENSE is on the horizon. It’s troubled me for some time. I’ve had 2 dreams in the last year that are only now starting to make sense. I’d not written about them because I didn’t understand them. I, too, have been praying for the lost. Will keep praying with you
        Blessings,
        – Kenzel

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        1. Yes, Kenzelsfire, many “awake” believers and followers of Jesus are feeling this very same thing; something looming and intense on the horizon.

          If the LORD allows, please consider sharing your dreams on my blog. I set up a page/post for people to do that. OR . . . If a dream is related to one of my posts, you can also share the dream in the comment section of that post.

          Sometimes I found when we bring what we are shown together. . . we get a “bigger picture” of what the Holy Spirit is saying to those who will listen.

          Here’s the link, if you would like to do that (and I also have a page set up, so it’s easy to find as well . . . just to to the upper right-hand corner and click on those 3 lines . . it will open up and give you page options to choose, as well as archived posts, categories and recent comments).
          Sharing Your Dreams & Visions

          Blessings to you and thank you for sharing.

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