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Enjoying Christ to Receive a Reward (2)

2 Cor. 5:10 For we [the believers] must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done through the body according to what he has practiced, whether good or bad. Rev. 22:12 Behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me to render to each one as his work is.

[Part 2 of 2] We have pointed out that there are no terms, no conditions, for enjoying Christ in this age. As long as we believe in Him, accepting God’s invitation and offer, we may enjoy Christ today. Nevertheless, we need to enjoy Him faithfully in order to receive the reward in the coming age of the kingdom. Otherwise, we shall lose the enjoyment of Christ in the coming age. The kingdom will be a reward in the thousand years to the faithful enjoyers of Christ, and that reward will also be a jubilee. Today’s jubilee is real, but it is only a foretaste, not the full taste. God has presented us such a foretaste, and we need to have a high regard for it. According to the New Testament, God’s kingdom today is Christ as our enjoyment. This enjoyment is the jubilee.

The kingdom of God, which is Christ Himself, has set us free from the bondage of sin, Satan, the world, and the self. The kingdom of God has also recovered our right to the divine inheritance, the right to enjoy the Triune God in Christ. Today in God’s salvation we have the right to enjoy Christ, the right to enjoy the jubilee. Now we must remain faithful in this enjoyment. Properly and faithfully we need to enjoy God’s Son who is the all-inclusive Christ as the all- inclusive Spirit. This faithful enjoyment of Christ will qualify us to enter into the kingdom in the coming age and there to enjoy a fuller jubilee. That fuller jubilee will be a reward. Receiving this reward requires the fulfillment of a condition, and this condition is that we faithfully and continually enjoy Christ today.

In our daily living we may fail to enjoy Christ. If you fail, simply repent and confess your failure, and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you. Then you will be brought back to the proper enjoyment of Christ. We may need to do this again and again, each time we fail. When you go to bed at night, you may sense your failures that day. But if you confess them, you will have a new beginning concerning the enjoyment of Christ. Every day we should exercise to keep ourselves in the faithful enjoyment of Christ.

Prayer Confession King of Glory thank you for this word and revelation of the enjoyment of this very Christ and the rewarding of the faithful. Lord, we ask for the grace of enjoying Christ in this age and also to repent when we fail to enjoy Christ in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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