Mixed Messages. It’s reward! It’s a gift!
It’s a gift!
The gift of God is eternal life. Romans 6:23
By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.. Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water... springing up to eternal life.” John 4:10,14
Let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.Revelation 22:17
“It is finished!” John 19:30
It’s a reward!
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to his work.”Revelation 22:12
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10
No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
What are rewards? Go to cypressvalley.org, January 15, 2017
The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, immorality, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, murders, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Colossians 3:23-24