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Being Found Faithful Until He Comes (6 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
Our theme for this series of messages is Found Faithful. I Corinthians 4:2 says it is required, God requires of His servants that we be found faithful. And we have been talking about that now for 4 or 5 weeks and again today we want to talk about being found faithful.
In Revelation 22, I want us to look at a passage of Scripture there. And I want to speak today about "Being Faithful Until He Comes". This is the last promise in the Bible. And the last promise in the Bible from the lips of Jesus is in this passage.
Revelation 22:10 "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
Now we are saved my grace. I cannot work my soul to save. That work my Lord has done, but I will work like any slave for the love of God's dear Son. I am saved by grace but I am rewarded according to my works. Jesus said I come quickly in this verse and that means that in the next moment He comes quickly. And in the next moment you and I could be standing before Him at the judgment seat of Christ.
In II Corinthians 5:10 you see the judgment seat of Christ mentioned. It is also mentioned in I Corinthians 3 and Romans 14, but in II Corinthians 5:10 when Jesus talks about giving His reward He is talking about the place of reward being the judgment seat of Christ. This is not a judgment of condemnation or a judgment of salvation but it is a judgment of evaluation where our deeds are evaluated. This is the time when every visit you ever made, every song you ever sang, every dime you have ever given, every class you ever taught, every service you ever attended, every thing you have ever done for Jesus will be evaluated. He is going to evaluate our motives, our ministries, and our management and then He is going to give us rewards.
Look at II Corinthians 5:10. It says, "For we must all appear before ...
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