When we reach our heavenly home each of us will receive an inheritance from God. We will receive our share of all creation. God has not forgotten to make out His will. He blesses us here on earth, and He blesses us without measure in eternity. We are blessed with all spiritual blessings because we are His children. Why is God so generous? Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 NKJV Our heavenly inheritance is reserved for us and kept safe from corruption. It is in Christ and is undefiled in anyway. It will never fade away, large in portion, and rich in glory.
We will stand before Jesus and receive our just reward. Each of us will receive the fruit of our deeds done while in our body, both good and bad. We will be judged by the Word of God. In one way or another we have all fallen short of the mark. We have all been found guilty. Some of us who have served the Lord faithfully will come out the other side of judgement with a full reward, some partial, and some will lose all their reward. None will lose their salvation because believing is receiving. If you are concerned about your reward, there is hope for you. Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. James 5:20 NKJV Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.1 Peter 4:8 NKJV
All believers are sons and daughters of God. We possess the Holy Spirit and we possess divine nature. We will inherit a glorified body when Jesus calls us up at the rapture. If we die before the rapture occurs we have a spiritual body waiting for us in heaven. Meanwhile, we long to be clothed in our heavenly body so that what is mortal will be swallowed up in eternity. God made us for this particular purpose by giving us a spirit, as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. We are always confident that as long as we are here in this body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV We would prefer to be away from the body, and present with the Lord, but we make it our goal to please Him by sharing the gospel of grace with others.
When we arrive in heaven we will all have homes waiting for us. Now these places of residence will not be like our homes on earth. We will not need the division of rooms like we have here. We will not need bedrooms, because we do not sleep. We will not need bathrooms, because our new bodies will be made of flesh and bone. No organs or blood necessary. We really don’t need a kitchen, because our body does not require food to survive. We can, however, eat and drink at our leisure. We will be received up into the pearly white city. The New Jerusalem. You can read about it in Revelation chapter 21. Those of us that can be trusted with a few things here on earth will be trusted with many things when we reign with Christ during the millennial kingdom. The Lord knows the days of the upright , and their inheritance will be forever. Psalm 37:18 NKJV
I know that all I have and everything that will come to me is because of Jesus. I also know if I received my just reward I would be burning in hell right now. But, thanks be to God’s marvelous grace, I will receive an inheritance far greater than anything I could possibly accomplish here on earth. It is mine through faith in Jesus Christ. I have heard many people share what they are going to do when they see Jesus. One gentleman, confident in his own ability, told me he was going to look God straight in the eye. As for me, I am going to place my face prostrate on the ground because He is my King, my Master, and my Savior Whose shoes I am not worthy to buckle. I am not going to concentrate on my new home or my inheritance. I am going to concern myself with the wonderful gift my heavenly Father granted me through His Son, Jesus Christ. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.1 John 3:2 NIV
I cannot imagine that I will be able to do anything, at that moment, but to burst into tears. Tears of love, and gratitude and awe. Then fall to my knees in praise and wonder, fighting the temptation to cling to the One I live.