By our works, we receive four levels of rewards in heaven or punishments in hell.

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India

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1. Let the unjust be unjust; let the righteous be righteous.

Gospel is the good news that is preached to convert people to inherit the kingdom of God instead of the kingdom in this world. The churches supposed to preach this message. But unfortunately, most preachers do not know the true gospel themselves, and so, they preach the benefits they can get in this world by the gospel. "James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins." So, saved people will not be in sin, and so, we will hide multitude of sins. "Titus 3:10 says, A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself." So, do not preach the same thing again and again to them. If they do not want to respond to the gospel, reject them and keep moving. Let us see what Jesus Christ says in 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." Here he stopped preaching the gospel. "12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Now he preached his reward. Rewards are not the pay. Pay is for the works that we have done, which will be equivalent in value of the work. But reward is different. Here, the reward will be according to the work; so, it is in proportion to the works that we have done. And rewards will be multiple times more than the worth of the job that we have done. Further, in this case, the works may either be righteousness or unrighteousness. So, we may receive either heaven or hell, and both are called as reward. "13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Here, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ identifies himself as he is God. "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." So, those who obey his commands, will enter heaven. If we believe his life story and have been attending churches regularly, but if we do not obey his commands, we will go to hell. "15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." These people are sinners. They did not know that it is easier to go to heaven than to go into hell. If you like to study the details, please click on this link and study: "Life or Death."

2. Our rewards in heaven or hell are by what we have done.

1 Corinthians 3:8 says, "every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour." 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, "we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthians 11:15 says, "whose end shall be according to their works." 2 Timothy 4:14 says, "the Lord reward him according to his works:" 1 Peter 1:16&17 says, "judgeth according to every man's work." In the book of Revelation, Jesus Christ himself says, in 2:23, "I will give unto every one of you according to your works;" in 18:6 says, "according to her works:" and in 20:12&13 "... and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13... they were judged every man according to their works." All these verses say the same thing that our rewards in heaven or in hell will be according to what we have done here on earth. So, the joy in heaven or the torment in hell, will be in exact proportion to our good or bad work in our life. Despite all these references, preachers arrogantly say that salvation is not by works, that is, not by what we do. If you like to know more about it, please look at this link: "Heaven."

3. Not by works refer to circumcision, ordinances, and rituals.

Christians think that we go to heaven by the grace of God, assuming that grace is the sympathy and goodness of God. Then preachers teach Ephesians 2:8&9. "8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast." So, churches teach that salvation is the gift of God, and we must not do anything for it, other than saying that Jesus died on the cross to save us. Then, leave it in the hands of Jesus, and he will take care of our acquittal at the final judgment, and we will be free. Then we will be in heaven. But, the next verse says, "10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." That is, if we are saved, the proof is that we will be doing good works by God.  If we do not do good works, we are not saved. Verse 11 says that it is not by the works of "Circumcision in the flesh made by hands" anymore. 15 says that he "abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances." So, our salvation is not by works; refers to circumcision and commandments in ordinances. They are ceremonies, traditions, rituals, and such things, and they boast about them. We must not to do those things for salvation. Pastors and preachers know this, but they preach just the opposite. For details, look at this link: "Works."

4. God rewards (torments) in four levels in hell, according to sin.

Hell is the holding place for those who did evil, until the judgment day. On the judgment day, hell will be cast into the lake of fire. There will be torment and it will be caused by four elements. They are: be bound in chains, cast into outer darkness, torment by flames, or be burned in fire. These elements are used even in combination to punish. Hell, or heaven is given according to our works. There are four status and places clearly mentioned in heaven. Such clarity is not given about the status of punishment in hell. A single element could give different degrees of torment; and combination of elements are also used. For example, if we take fire; there are various degree of fire; flaming fire could be lighter, unquenchable fire may be persistent, furnace of fire may be severe, everlasting fire will have no end, fire with brimstone may be of the most intense fire, and so on." Some theologians say that those who are cast into the fire will be burned to nothing in a few minutes or even in seconds and they will be no more, it will be like another quick death, and so, there will be peace after that. They think that people will be in the flesh in hell out of their ignorance; but they will be souls, and not flesh. Souls will not be destroyed, they are everlasting like spirits, and the hell fire will give pain to the souls. Scripture says, "their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." The death in eternity is permanent suffering. There are also verses like; "there shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth" and such. More verses say, "everyone shall be salted with fire, cast them into the fire, they are burned, tormented with fire, tormented day and night for ever and ever." Such terms indicate continued sufferings; it will be for everlasting. You may see the lesson for this in this link: "Hell."

5. God rewards people in four levels in heaven, according to their life.

"John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." There were many mansions in heaven already. So, it is the old garden of Eden, which is paradise, and now it will be called new earth. The tabernacle of God will be in new earth. So, new earth and the tabernacle makes it two places. Jesus Christ will prepare a place for the Sons of God, and this makes it three. Heavenly Zion is the place that God lives, and it makes it four. So, there are four places in heaven. The bride of the Lamb, that is bride of Christ, is described as New Jerusalem, will also live in Mount Sion with Jesus Christ. Please notice; New Jerusalem is not a place, but it is a symbolic name given to the bride of Christ. So, there will be four statuses among the people who will be in heaven. Revelation 21:1 says, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;.." That is, the present earth and heaven will be destroyed at the end. It begins eternity. The kingdom of God will begin in new earth and new heavens; the temple on new earth, and Sion on new heaven, makes it all four. Details are in this link: "Four levels in Heaven."

6. First level in heaven is Paradise, New Earth. Temple of God is in it.

The first level in heaven is new earth, which is paradise. The description of paradise is same as the Garden of Eden, and the tree of life is in the middle. The Lord Jesus Christ has introduced the word 'paradise' from the cross. (In the video I said, Isaiah 23:42&43, but it is slip of the tongue, it is Luke 23:42&43.) "Luke 23:42 says, And he, (who was the thief on the cross), said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." So, it is evident that paradise is in the kingdom of God, so it is heaven. "Genesis 2:9 ... the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, ..." It is in the garden of Eden. "Revelation 2:7 ... the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." The tree of life, which was in the middle of the garden of Eden and is also in the middle of paradise. So, the garden of Eden is paradise in the new testament.

And those who barely escape hell will be in paradise. 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, is the reference of a guy, who was is a filthy fornicator, the church gave him to Satan to destroy his flesh, so that he may be saved if he will repent for his sins. If he repents, he may be in paradise. Jesus Christ told a parable in Matthew 25:31-46. In the final judgment, those who were compassionate to the poor the servants of Jesus Christ and helped them, even if they had not lived a holy life, they would inherit the kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world, which is new earth that is paradise. According to Colossians 3:22-25, those who are sincere and honest, doing their secular job with good conscience, with the fear of God, will go to new earth, which is heaven. Jude 1:23 says, "And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh." Those who are pulled out of fire, will go to paradise. Luke 16:20-23 is the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Lazarus was a beggar, sick, suffered extreme poverty, and death. Other than that, he did not do any good works. He was also in paradise. These all will be in the status of children of God. If you like to study the details, please refer to this link: "New Earth."

Those, who will be going to heaven, will take rest in paradise until the judgment of Jesus Christ. But after judgment, the entire heaven will be active. Lazarus the beggar was taken to Abraham's bosom as in Luke 16:22&23. Lazarus was qualified to paradise, but Abraham was qualified to Sion, yet both were resting in paradise, until the judgment day. So, until the final judgment day, the Saints will rest in paradise.

The next level is to be a servant, to serve God in the tabernacle in new earth. Jesus Christ commanded his disciples in Acts 1:4-9, to wait until they shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost and receive power. And to preach the gospel to the uttermost part of the earth, after the Holy Ghost has come upon them. So, the disciples and about 120 people waited and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and the power of God. It was the ordination from Jesus Christ to do his ministry. The Holy Ghost has given them gifts and power to do ministry. Those who do good service to the Lord in their ministry, will also serve God in heaven, in the temple of God, in paradise, which is new earth. Revelation 21:3 says that the tabernacle of God is with men, it is on new earth. Next level is to be the Son of God. We must become perfect to be the Sons of God.

There will be one more group of people in the temple of God in new earth. "Revelation 7:14 ... And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them." Please notice, Jesus Christ did not wash these people by his blood, but they washed their robes in his blood and made them white. So, they were not holy people, but they became martyrs for the Lord Jesus Christ. They will also serve God in the tabernacle of God in paradise, which is new earth.

7. Sons of God will be in New Heavens; Bride of Christ will be in Sion.

"John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" We must receive him, by believing on his name. Then, God will give us power to become his sons. But what is to believe his name? His name is Lord Jesus Christ. His name is not a friend Jesus or buddy Jesus "Philippians 2:10 says, at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;" He is Lord Jesus Christ. Do Christians have this respect for Jesus Christ? If we believe on his name and receive him as Lord in our life, then we will receive his power to become his sons. "John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." If we receive him as Lord, we will be born of the spirit, that is, we receive the Holy Spirit in us. Only those who has received the power from God can become his sons. Next is the highest level, and it is the bride of Christ.

"Psalm 48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." Much is said about Mount Zion even in the old testament. This is the place of Jesus Christ in heaven, and the bride also will be with him. "Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect." Resurrected Jesus Christ is the first born, and his bride is declared as born after him, and so they are the church of the first born, they are all made perfect, and Mount Sion is their place in heaven. "Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." It was the prophecy long side with the prophesy of the begotten Son, that God will set Jesus Christ on Mount Zion. "Romans 11:26 ... There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, ..." So, the deliverer comes out of Sion. "Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee." If we are the bride, we will be in the midst of him in Mount Zion. "Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads." Again, his bride will stand with Jesus Christ in Mount Sion. You and I can also stand with the 144 thousand. For more information, please click on this link: "New Heavens." Please study this. It will be hard work, but we can be with the lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever sharing his glory with him.

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Matthew 28:20, & Mark 16:15. Jesus Christ preached his commandments to obey, as his Gospel; it is the true Gospel to inherit Eternal life. Genesis 3:1-4 & 2 Corinth 11:2-4. But Preachers, who are Serpents of Satan, preach the life of man Jesus just to believe, but not to live as a chaste virgin, as the gospel; it is another gospel, which cannot and will not give Eternal life.

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