« PreviousContinue »
"We (c) must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done, in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Cor. 5:10.
"We (c) shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ; . . . every one of us shall give account of himself to God."
"Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Rev. 22:12.
"Every man's work shall be made manifest: . . . and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." 1 Co. 3:13.
"Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to the light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts." 1 Co. 4:5.
"If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, (d) he shall receive a reward." 1 Co. 3:14.
"Whatsoever good thing (e) any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord." Ep. 6:8.
"But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done."
"If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; (0 yet so as by fire. . . . For the temple of God is holy which temple ye are." 1 Cor. 3:15-17.
"Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor."
1 Cor. 3:8.
"The prize of the high calling."
"The reward of the inheritance."
"The kingdom." Jas. 2:5.
"The crown of life."
Jas. 1:12; Rev. 2:10.
(b) For Christians only, in reference to service. Ro. 14: 4, 10, 12.
(c) "The church, the saints." 2 Co. In.
(d) The foundation, "which is
Jesus Christ." Isa. 28:16; 1 Co. 3:11.
(e) "Service as to the Lord." Ep. 6:7.
(f) "No condemnation." Jno. 5: 24; Ro. 8:1.
"A crown of Righteousness." 2 Tim. 4:8.
"An incorruptible" (crown). 1 Cor. 9:25.
1 Cor. 2:9.
"And then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Cor. 4:5.
"The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife (a) hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." Rev. 19:7, 8.
"Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it, ... that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Bph. 5:25-27.
[The Tribulation, or Time between the Rapture and the Revelation in which there will be a period of seven years, (1) at the commencement of which those Jews who shall have returned to their land in unbelief, t2) and have rebuilt or be rebuilding their temple. (3) enter into a seven-years' covenant with the Antichrist. (4) On the expiration of three and a half years he is revealed in his true character as the Man of Sin, (5) kills the two witnesses who had been prophesying during that time, (6) stops the daily sacrifice which had been resumed, (7) and has his own Image set up in the Holy Place. (8) The Devil and his angels are cast out into the earth, having great wrath, because their time is short. (9) Then follow, during the last three and a half years (10) the treading under foot of the holy city (11) and the time of the "great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world, no, nor ever shall be," (12) which, under the Antichrist (13) and his Prophet, (14) shall come upon all the world; (15) the penalty of death being suffered by as many as refuse to worship the Image of the Beast, (16) and unparalleled persecution undergone by all who have not received his mark. (17) A third part of the Jews in the land are brought through this time of trouble, (18) and are gathered by the Lord into Jerusalem, (19) to be purged of their dross. (20) The
The MARRIAGE ol the Lamb
and the Church.
nations are assembled against the city; which is taken by them, great suffering being inflicted upon the inhabitants, half of whom are carried into captivity. (21) The remnant no more again stay upon him that smote them, but stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. (22) The kings of the earth are gathered to battle against Jehovah and against his Anointed. (23) Then shall the Lord go forth, (24) with his saints, for the destruction of his enemies, and the deliverance of his people. (25)]
"this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." Acts 1:11.
"And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives." Zech.l4:4.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days . . . they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory."
Mat. 24:29, 30. (Mk. 13:26; Lu. 21-27.) "Ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."
Mk. 14:62. (Mat. 26:64.) "Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him." Rev. 1:7.
"And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced." Zech. 12:10.
"The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels."
2 Thes. 1:7. (Mat. 25:31.) "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True."
"Behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity."
Isa. 26:21. (Mi. 1:3.) "The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgressions in Jacob." Isa. 59:20.
"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord." Zee. 2:10.
Together with the Church
"And the armies which were in heaven, followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean." (a)
"They that are with Him are called, and chosen and faithful." O) Rev. 17:14.
"The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee." Zech. 14:5.
"Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His saints." Jude 14.
"The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints." 1 Thes. 3:13.
"When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye (c) also appear with Him in glory." Col. 3:4.
"When He shall appear, we shall be like Him." 1 Jno. 3:2.
"The manifestation of the sons of God."
[The power of the Antichrist is broken and destroyed by the voice of the Lord; (1) he and the False Prophet are taken and cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone, (2) and the ten allied kings and their armies are slain by the sword proceeding out of the mouth of the King of Kings. (3) The Devil is bound for a thousand years in the bottomless pit, (4) during which time the martyrs under the Antichrist, who shall have been raised as the completion of the first resurrection, will reign over the earth with the Lord Jesus and their fellow-saints. (5)]
The Resurrection of
"and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, O) and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received His mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." Rev. 20:4.
"Shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life."
"Shall awake, ... to everlasting life." Dan. 12:2.
"This is the first resurrection." (c)
"And in the days of these kings (d) shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed."
"I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth." Jer. 23:5.
"And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David."
Lu. 1:32. (Isa. 9:7.) "My king upon my holy hill of Zion."
"The Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients, gloriously." Isa. 24:23. (Mi. 4:7.)
"The king of Israel, even the LORD is in the midst of thee." Zep. 3:15.
"He must reign till He hath put all enemies under his feet." (e)
1 Cor. 15:25.
"Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him."
"The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ." Rev. 11:15.
"He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth." Ps. 72:8. (Zee. 9:10.)
"And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day there shall be one Lord, and His name one." Zee. 14:9.
"King of kings, and Lord of lords."
"We shall also reign with Him."
2 Tim. 2:12.
"Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; . . . glorified together."
(c) Including, "Christ the first fruits, afterward they that are Christ's at his coming," the Ingathering. 1 Cor. 15: 23; and here the martyrs under Antichrist (the Gleanings), Rev. 20:4.
(d) Antichrist and the allied kings, Dan. 7:24; Rev. 17: 12-13.
(e) "Unto me every knee shall bow," Isa. 45:23; Ph. 2:9, 11.