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Crown, Good Work, Labor, Inherit & Reward…


What do these words have in common???


People are “Saved by Grace” in order to be Spiritually Saved and receive Eternal Spiritual Life.


The “Christian Saved” will be judged by their “Works” in order to receive a Glorified Body (including a White Robe; that is, an outer garment), the ability to serve the Lord in the Millennial Reign and then for the duration of Eternity; including the privilege of entrance into the Heavenly City.


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9.


1. The words:  “Good Works.”


Matthew 5:16:  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


Matthew 26:10:  [6] Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, [7] There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. [8] But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? [9] For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. [10] When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? For she hath wrought a good work upon me. [11] For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. [12] For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. [13] Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.


Mark 14:6:  [3] And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head. [4] And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? [5] For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. [6] And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me. [7] For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. [8] She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. [9] Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.


In Matthew 26:10 and Mark 14:6

The Greek word for “good” is:  # 2570 kalós – attractively good; good that inspires (motivates) others to embrace what is lovely (beautiful, praiseworthy). It has the meaning of:  applied by the Greeks to everything so distinguished in form, excellence, goodness, usefulness, as to be pleasing; hence (according to the context) equivalent to "beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable".


This “work” is different than the other word for “good,” in Mark 14:7, which is:  #2095 - εὖ - well done, good, rightly.


Whatever work you do for the Lord is a “beautiful work.”


Acts 9:36:  Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and alms deeds which she did.


II Corinthians 9:8:  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:


Ephesians 2:10:  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Philippians 1:6:  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


Colossians 1:10:  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


I Timothy 5:25:  Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.


I Timothy 6:18:  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;


II Timothy 2:21:  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.


II Timothy 3:17:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Titus 2:  [7] In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity, [14] Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.


Titus 3:  [1] Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, [8] This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.


Hebrews 10:24:  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:


Hebrews 13:21:  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


I Peter 2:12:  Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.


Matthew 16:27:  For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.


In Matthew 16:27:  {The Greek word for “reward” is:   #591 apodídōmi (from 575 /apó, "from" and 1325 /dídōmi, "give") – properly, give from, i.e. to return (especially as a payment), in relation to the source of the giving back; recompense.

The Greek word for “works” is:   # 4234 práksis – "a function, implying sustained activity and/or responsibility" .  It comes from:  # 4238 prássō – properly, the active process in performing (accomplishing) a deed, and implying what is done as a regular practice – i.e. a routine or habit.  


John 4:34:  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.


John 17:4:  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.


Romans 2:10:  But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:


I Corinthians 3:13:  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. [14] If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.


I Corinthians 3:15:  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


I Corinthians 15:28:  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.


Ephesians 4:12:  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


Romans 9:28:  For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.


Hebrews 1:10:  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:


Hebrews 4:  [3] For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. [4] For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. [10] For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.


I Peter 1:17:  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:


Revelation 2:  [2] I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: [5] Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. [9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. [13] I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. [19] I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. [23] And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. [26] And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:


Revelation 3:   [1] And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. [2] Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. [8] I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. [15] I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.


Revelation 14:13:  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.


Revelation 22:12:  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

         
 
        

2. The word:  “Labor.”

 

John 6:27:  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.


I Corinthians 3:8:  Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.


I Corinthians 15:  [10] But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. [58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


II Corinthians 5:9:  Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.


II Corinthians 6:5:  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;


II Corinthians 10:15:  Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,


II Corinthians 11:23:  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.


Galatians 4:11:  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.


Philippians 1:22:  But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.


Philippians 2:  [16] Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. [25] Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.


Philippians 4:3:  And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.


Colossians 1:29:  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.


Colossians 4:12:  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.


I Thessalonians 1:3:  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;


I Thessalonians 2:9:  For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.


I Thessalonians 3:5:  For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.


I Thessalonians 5:12:  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;


II Thessalonians 3:8:  Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:


I Timothy 4:10:  For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.


I Timothy 5:  [17] Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. [18] For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.


Hebrews 4:11:  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.


Hebrews 6:10:  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.


Revelation 2:  [2] I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: [3] And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.


Revelation 14:13:  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.


3. The word:  “Reward.”


Matthew 5:  [12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. [46] For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?


Matthew 6:  [1] Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. [2] Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [4] That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.  [5] And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [6] But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. [16] Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [18] That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.


Matthew 10:  [41] He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. [42] And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.


Matthew 16:27:  For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.


Mark 9:24:  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.


Luke 6:  [23] Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. [35] But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.


Luke 23:41:  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.


I Corinthians 3:  [7] So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. [8] Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. [9] For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. [10] According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. [11] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. [12] Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; [13] Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. [14] If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. [15] If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


I Corinthians 9:  [17] For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. [18] What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.


Colossians 2:18: Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,


Colossians 3:24:  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.


I Timothy 5:18:  For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.


Hebrews 2:2:  For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;


Hebrews 10:35:  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.


Hebrews 11:  [6] But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. [26] Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.


II John 1:8:  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.


Revelation 11:18:  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.


Revelation 22:12:  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.


4. The word: “Crown.”


I Corinthians 9:  [24] Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. [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. [26] I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: [27] But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.


II Timothy 2:  [1] Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. [2] And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. [3] Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. [4] No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. [5] And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.


II Timothy 4:  [5] But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. [6] For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. [7] I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: [8] 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.


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. [13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: [14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. [15] Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.


I Peter 5: [1] The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: [2] Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; [3] Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. [4] And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


Revelation 2:  [8] And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; [9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. [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.


Revelation 3: [7] And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; [8] I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. [9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. [10] Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. [11] Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. [12] Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. [13] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.


Revelation 4:  [1] After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. [2] And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. [3] And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. [4] And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. [5] And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. [6] And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. [7] And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. [8] And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. [9] And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, [10] The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, [11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


Revelation 14:  [13] And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. [14] And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.


Revelation 19:   [11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. [12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. [13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

        

 

5. The word “Good.”


Matthew 3:10:  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.


Matthew 5:  [13] Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. [16] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. [44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; [45] That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


Matthew 7:  [11] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

[17] Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.


Matthew 25:  [14] For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. [21] His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. [23] His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


Mark 4:  [8] And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. [20] And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.


Luke 6:  [9] Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it? [27] But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, [33] And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? For sinners also do even the same. [35] But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. [38] Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. [43] For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [45] A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.


Luke 8:  [8] And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. [15] But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 11:  [13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


Acts 22:  [12] And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,


Acts 23:  [1] And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.


Romans  8:  [28] And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


Romans 10:  [15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!


Romans 12:  [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. [9] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. [21] Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


II Corinthians 9:  [8] And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:


II Corinthians 13:  [11] Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.


Galatians 4:  [18] But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.


Galatians 5:  [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,


Galatians 6:  [6] Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. [10] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.


{The Greek word for especially is: #3122 málista (from mala, "very much") – very much the case; particularly so; especially (mostly) so, most of all.


{The Greek Text, for the word: Faith is actually, the faith. τῆς πίστεως.}


Basically, it means to do good toward all human beings, but: very much so, particularly so, mostly so, most of all, to human beings who are of the “household of the faith.” These are people who have the same “Christian Faith” as is taught in the New Testament.


Ephesians 2:  [10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Ephesians 4:  [28] Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. [29] Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


Ephesians 5:  [9] (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)


Ephesians 6:  [7] With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: [8] Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.


Philippians 1:  [6] Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


Philippians 2:  [13] For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.


Philippians 4:  [8] Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


Colossians 1:  [10] That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


I Thessalonians 5:  [15] See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. [21] Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.


II Thessalonians 1:  [11] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:


II Thessalonians 2:  [16] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, [17] Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.


I Timothy 2:  [3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;


I Timothy 3:  [1] This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. [2] A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; [7] Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.


I Timothy 4:  [6] If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.


I Timothy 6:  [12] Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. [13] I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; [18] That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; [19] Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.


II Timothy 2:  [3] Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. [21] If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.


II Timothy 3:  [17] That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


II Timothy 4:  [7] I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:


Titus 1:  [8] But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;


Titus 2:  [14] Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.


Titus 3:   [1] Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, [8] This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.


Hebrews 5:  [14] But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.


Hebrews 6:  [5] And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,


Hebrews 10:  [24] And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:


Hebrews 11:  [2] For by it the elders obtained a good report. [39] And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:


Hebrews 13:  [16] But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. [18] Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. [21] Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


James 1:  [17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.


James 3:  [13] Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. [17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.


I Peter 2:  [12] Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. [18] Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the forward.


I Peter 3:  [10] For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: [11] Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.


III John 1:  [11] Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.


6. The word: “Inherit.”


Matthew 5:  [5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.


Matthew 19:  [29] And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.


Matthew 25:  [34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:


Acts 20:  [32] And now, brethren, I commend you toGod, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.


Acts 26:  [18] To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.


I Corinthians 6:  [9] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, [10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


I Corinthians 15:  [50] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


Galatians 5:  [21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Ephesians 1:  [11] In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: [14] Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. [18] The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,


Ephesians 5:  [5] For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.


Colossians 1:  [12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:


Colossians 3:  [24] Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 1:  [4] Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.


Hebrews 6:  [12] That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.


Hebrews 9:  [15] And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.


Hebrews 11:  [8] By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.


I Peter 1:  [4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,


I Peter 3:  [9] Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.


Revelation 21:  [7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.


#7. An “Abundant Entrance” into The Everlasting Kingdom.


II Peter 1:  [1] Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: [2] Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, [3] According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: [4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. [5] And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; [6] And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; [7] And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. [8] For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. [9] But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. [10] Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: [11] For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

#8. The “Reward of the Eternal Home.”


Revelation 19: [5] And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. [6] And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. [7] Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. [8] 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. [9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.


Revelation 19:  [11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. [12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. [13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


Revelation 21:  [1] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [2] And I John saw theholy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. [4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. [5] And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. [6] And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.


Revelation 22:  [1] And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


Revelation 22:  [11] He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. [12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. [13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [14] Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [16] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
 
 
"True Christian Believers" who have:
 
1.  Been saved by Grace.
 
2.  Baptized by immersion correctly by a Scriptural Local Assembly/Church.
 
3.  Have united with a Scriptural Local Assembly/Church.
 
4.  Observe the Lord's Supper by members of the Local Assembly/Church.
 
5.  Make an effort to live Christ-like.
 
These "True Christian Believers" will be given an outer White Robe that will be "Magnificent Bright White"!!!
 
 
Revelation 19:7:  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
 
Revelation 19:8:  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.
 
The Word White in Revelation 19:8:  Original Word: λαμπρός
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: lampros
Phonetic Spelling: (lam-pros')
Definition: shining, magnificent, bright, splendid.   
 
There will be a countless number of saved people who will be in Heaven. They will also be given a spiritual garment, but it will not be like those individuals who made an effort to obey the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament teaching.
 
Revelation 19:14:   And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.         

The Word White in Revelation 19:14   Original Word: λευκός
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: leukos
Phonetic Spelling: (lyoo-kos')

Definition: white, bright.
 
 
Just like an angel kept Adam and Eve from the Tree of Life in the Garden, at the Entrance of the Heavenly City, there will be angels at the Twelve Gates and they will keep certain people out of the City who are not worthy to enter.
 
 
Revelation 12:12:  And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:     
 
Genesis 3:24:  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the Garden of EdenCherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
 
These are some Scriptures about Cherubims.    

Exodus 26:1  Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.


Exodus 26:31  And thou shalt make a vail [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:


I Kings 6:29  And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.


II Chronicles 3:14  And he made the vail [of] blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.


Ezekiel 1:5  Also out of the midst thereof [came] the likeness of four living creatures. And this [was] their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.


Ezekiel 10:20  This [is] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they [were] the cherubims.


Ezekiel 10:21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man [was] under their wings.


I Samuel 4:4  So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth [between] the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.


I Chronicles 21:16  And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders [of Israel, who were] clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.