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God's people must learn to endure. They must also obey his commands and have faith in Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Put this in writing. From now on, the Lord will bless everyone who has faith in him when they die." The Spirit answered, "Yes, they will rest from their hard work, and they will be rewarded for what they have done."
Revelation 14: 12 - 13
It is a wonderful thing that we are not saved because of our own works! If our salvation was based on our own efforts, then no one would be saved. The debt that you owe because of your sin, to the bank of Justice is greater than anyone, other than Jesus could ever pay!
Even though we are not saved by our works, as followers of Jesus, He gives us tasks for every day, and even every moment of every day! Some think that since we are not saved by our works, that we don’t have to work. That is totally opposite from the truth! A man or woman saved by the Blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit will be constantly engaged in doing the Will of God!
He or she will work more than anyone else! And yes, these verses in Revelation say that they will be rewarded for what they have done! Heaven is not an “Everyone gets the same trophy” place! What you do here will make an difference in Heaven. Your work here will not get you in to Heaven, but you will be rewarded for what you did here, when you get there!
“Lord Jesus, thank You for making it possible for me to live with You forever in Heaven! Show me today the things that You have planned for me to do. And may You Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”