TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I created you for relationship – to be an heir to My glorious Kingdom. That Kingdom and its benefits are limitless. There is enough for all. Bring others to the table so I can call them family.
THIS IS A TEST!
When you get to heaven, there are two tests. The first test is a test of holiness. If you’ve given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you’ve passed! Jesus’ righteousness has been credited to you as an A+.
If you haven’t, your name is not in the Lamb’s Book of Life. So, get yourself saved and your name engraved in those pages so you can be holy or “set apart” for the Kingdom.
The second test is the Judgment Seat of Christ or the “Bema Seat” of Christ. This test is for those who have been found in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The Bible says after those who are dead that have been judged unholy, then He judges the holy according to how you served.
“But Pastor Troy, you mean Jesus is going to be mad at me because I didn’t do enough nice things for people?” No! The test of the Judgment Seat is not for punishment, it’s for rewards. This test is a party!
This is something you need to know: you will participate and it doesn’t need to blindside you. Here’s what’s on this test: Did you serve? Did you conform your life to the image of God’s plan? Did you love others and reflect Jesus through your actions and help some people get saved?
This is not a heaven or hell issue. This is a reward issue. Were your works – how you actually lived your life and served – were they man-made for your lifetime or were they Kingdom born for eternity?
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we for an imperishable. – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
You’re to strive for imperishable or eternal service – service that brings people closer to Jesus and testifies of His goodness. That is your sole purpose in this life – bringing people to a saving faith in Jesus. Will you pass the test?
FROM MY SERMON SERIES SERVOLUTION