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9413 heaven, inheritance of

9413 heaven, inheritance of

Heaven is the secure inheritance, of priceless value, awaiting the redeemed. There, faithful service will be rewarded and the redeemed will be given resurrection bodies for service in the heavenly realm.

Believers inherit the kingdom of heaven

Their inheritance is secure Mt 25:34 See also Lk 12:32; Lk 22:28-29; Jas 2:5

The value of their inheritance is beyond human calculation 1Co 2:9-10 See also Ac 20:32; Eph 1:18; Eph 2:6-7

As those adopted into God’s family they are heirs of God and Christ Ro 8:17 See also Gal 4:7; Tit 3:7; Heb 6:17

The nature of the heavenly inheritance

It is inviolable 1Pe 1:3-5 See also Rev 21:25,27

It is a response to faith and love Jas 2:5 See also Col 1:12; Col 3:24; Heb 11:7

It is for overcomers Rev 21:7 See also 1Jn 4:4; 1Jn 5:3-5; Rev 2:7,11,17,26-28; Rev 3:5,12,21

The heavenly treasure is to be sought Mt 6:19-21 See also Mt 13:44; Mt 19:21; Lk 12:33; 2Co 4:18; Php 3:8; 1Ti 6:18-19; Rev 3:18

Heavenly rewards

Service will be rewarded in heaven 1Co 3:11-14 See also Mt 5:12 pp Lk 6:23; Rev 22:12

The prospect of heavenly rewards should be a spur to present service Php 3:14 See also Heb 11:26

Rewards will vary Mt 16:27 See also Da 12:3; Mt 25:20-23 pp Lk 19:15-19; 1Co 3:8; 2Co 9:6; Rev 22:12

Endurance for Jesus Christ’s sake will be specially rewarded Mt 5:10-12 pp Lk 6:22-23

Rewards for service include crowns signifying position and authority 1Pe 5:4 See also 1Th 2:19; 2Ti 4:8

The redeemed will share Jesus Christ’s position in glory Eph 2:6 See also Jn 14:3; Jn 17:24; 1Jn 3:2; Rev 22:4

The resurrection body as a heavenly inheritance

Php 3:20-21 See also 1Co 15:42-44; 2Co 5:1-4

See also

2375kingdom of God
5280crown
5312feasting
5498reward
5558storing
5591treasure
5705inheritance, spiritual
8117discipleship, benefits
8418endurance
8642celebration
9310resurrection