What Is A Full Reward
2 John 8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone have any insight as to what a full reward might consist of for a child of God?
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---Bob on 4/13/09
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A full reward is just about exactly twice as much as half a reward. (That's straight off my calculator, which is only accurate to 12 digits.)
---BruceB on 6/20/09|
A person who receives all five crowns spoken of in the Bible would be one who has a full reward.
---mima on 6/5/09|
"Anyone have any insight as to what a full reward might consist of for a child of God?" Four Crowns.
A Crown of Righteousness, rejoicing, Glory, and life.
As marks of ones honored usefulness and genuine service as a member under submission within the kingdom of God.
2Ti 4:8>1Th 2:19>1Pe 5:4>1Pe 5:4>Jam 1:12>Rev 2:10
---josef on 5/1/09|
Wow. I have never heard this before.
While Matt. 25 is about the Kingdom of Heaven it is a continuation of Matt. 24 which is the answer to the questions the Apostles pose of what will the signs of His coming and the End of the Age be.
The end of Matt. 24 tells us to be ready for His coming and the Parable of the Virgins is a continuation of that theme, that is, being ready for His coming or else you will not get in.
Getting inside in this passage is analogous to Salvation.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/21/09|
The invitation is given to all men Revelation 22:17, "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come...take the water of life freely."
Many will be found unprepared at the time Christ is reunited with the bride (the Church). They are like the foolish virgins which did not prepare and will be lost.
It is a story about being prepared for the Lord's return or not being ready. There is no indication that "there is a house in heaven..." as you say.
Mat 34:44-24 gives the same warning with different examples (parables) Please read it.
---Bruce5656 on 4/21/09|
"many levels of Christians. Some build their house on sand, some on the Rock, amen?"
No, not amen at all to that. There is no support in scripture for "many levels of Christian".
You are referring to parables which tell a story to make a point.
The foolish man built his house upon the sand and was lost - never saved. The wise man built his house on the rock - Jesus - and was saved.
The wise heard the sayings of Christ and followed them. The foolish never did.
Matthew 7:26-27, "And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand..."
---Bruce5656 on 4/21/09|
Bruce5656 - Please read Matthew Chapter 25:10 and tell me what you think this means:
And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
vs. 11 "Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.B ut he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you."
Within heaven is a building that has a door because here it says "and the door was shut." Not all who make it to heaven will be invited to the marriage feast. There are many levels of Christians. Some build their house on sand, some on the Rock, amen?
---donna8365 on 4/21/09|
Are you kidding me? We are co-heirs with Jesus. Just imagine the inheritance that God has prepared for Jesus and we get some of that!!! Mindblowing! Rev. 2 & 3 also lists a bunch of stuff we get if we overcome to the end. And do not forget the crowns!
Read 1 Cor. 3:10-15 to see what will happen to your reward if you do not watch yourself.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/20/09|
First of all, eternal life is not a reward. It is a gift. Undeserved and unearned.
In I Cor 3, Paul speaks of building up for ourselves treasures in Heaven. This is in the context of rewards for faithful service - not salvation. It is apparent from this chapter that some will recieve rewards for that faithful service and those who were not as faithful in their service will also be there - in Heaven - but "empty handed" when it comes to this type of reward.
It is most likely this reward which is spoken of in II John 8.
---Bruce5656 on 4/20/09|
Re: Ana Mendez
I had a look at the website. Anytime you have a "ministry" that does not post it's statement of fundamental and essential truths (or "What we believe" if you will) on their website it raises a big red flag.
I do notice their store is featured though. I can find their catalogue and "sales" contact information and how to "donate" but no statement of faith.
In this day and age, with so many "prophets" "and "ministries", many of which are in it just for the money, this is inexcusable.
---Bruce5656 on 4/20/09|
"The way is narrow that leads to life and FEW are those who find it."
Matt 7:13,14 which you partially quote above, says that the alternative to the narrow way that leads to life is the broad way that leads to destruction.
There are no degrees of salvation. Either you are or are not saved. The concept of "Christians" going to "Heaven" only to be turned away to destruction is most decidedly against all principles of
---Bruce5656 on 4/20/09|
"Anyone have any insight as to what a full reward might consist of for a child of God?"
The opportunity and privilege of reigning as kings and priest of God on earth with Jesus during His millennial reign, and to know that one will have the blessedness of eternal life with Him as a joint heir of all things our loving Father has provided for them that love HIm.
---joseph on 4/20/09|
Donna, that could be a blog question > what the requirements are for getting into the wedding feast > being "as He who called you is holy" (in 1 Peter 1:15 > without holiness, "no one will see the Lord" > Hebrews 12:14). Also, "Love as been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17) With this, how Jesus wants us to love all people > "For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?" (in Matthew 5:46) Sermon on the Mount love will get us in, and having "the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (in 1 Peter 3:4)
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/14/09|
FULL reward...What else, "Heaven". Is my answer!
---catherine on 4/14/09|
The full reward is being invited to the Marriage Feast of Jesus Christ. When you make it to heaven, there is going to take place a Marriage Feast - this is in Matthew Chapter 25.
Ana Mendez said that many Christians will be standing outside the door of the building where the marriage feast is going on and many will not be invited - only whom Jesus chooses to invite. The ones left out will be knocking and pounding on the door of the building where the feast is taking place and won't be let in.
I don't know the requirements for being invited to the Marriage Feast, but I would imagine there are some. The way is narrow that leads to life and FEW are those who find it.
---donna8365 on 4/14/09|
Bob notice what verse seven has to say,"7-For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." Who or what is this deceiver? Some people think like this,
a-those who pray to Mary make a goddess of Mary.
b-if Mary is in fact a goddess her son could not possibly have come in the flesh. Goddess do not have fleshly sons!!
Therefore those that pray to Mary denied that Jesus came in the flesh!!!!
To obtain a full reward it is incumbent upon us to closely guard our beliefs or doctrines we believe in.
For example I have never heard a person who prays to Mary had an effective witness. And thereby not having a full reward.
---mima on 4/14/09|
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When I stay in a relationship and do not let troubles decide if I leave or not, but get with God and how He has me loving while things work out > there is the full reward of how I'm in His Spirit and seeing how He has things going better than I could have wished and prayed and tried.
And I'm enjoying and *resting* in this.
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/13/09|
Heaven! Eternal life! With Jesus!!!
---SusieB on 4/13/09|