In my blog ‘Spiritual Foundations - Repentance’ I made the following comment: “I do not want to show up in Heaven when it is my time and find out that I chose to sit in the back of Heaven because I was too much in love with the stuff.” I had someone ask me this questions after reading this statement.
What is your understanding of levels/rewards in Heaven?
The scriptures do not go into too much detail on this subject, but we do see Jesus’ disciples asking Jesus if they can sit on His right or left in Heaven. Jesus said to them that the Father would assign these spots. This states that there is different seating or places in Heaven according to the way the Father sees it.
Let me share what God has shown me on the subject, and then you can judge it from there: What we do here on earth determines where we are placed and what we do in Heaven. First one needs to ask the question of what they think they will be doing in Heaven when they get there. Most people have not thought about it, or if they have, there seems to be no grid for what happens in Heaven. If you spend some time in scripture looking up about Heaven, you find that it talks a bit about what will take place when we get there, but you need to search it out.
So what the Lord has shown me is if we do well here on earth then we will be placed well in Heaven but those who do not do what they are called to do here on earth will find that they are in the back of Heaven. What I mean by that is where we live and where we gather. God determines where we are in Heaven based upon our response to Him on the earth. The Lord showed me when I became a new Christian that our time on earth was the introduction to life, and what we do not learn here we will need to learn there in Heaven. So let’s make sure that we take the time to learn what we are called to learn and help others around us to determine what they need to learn. It is not about getting saved into Heaven. If that were the case, we would die right after we got saved. No, it is about making disciples, and we will be judged on how well we have done.
There are many levels in Heaven and rewards. Read Revelations 2-3, and you will see that there are seven rewards mentioned just in those chapters. If we do what God has laid out for us, then we will be rewarded very well and depending on how we fulfil our calling will determine on what level we sit at in Heaven. This is the way God has shown me, and I have heard of many others who have seen the same thing in more details and less. What matters in the long run while we are here on the earth is not to miss out on what God has called us to do. We will reap what we have sown. God did say to build up our treasures in Heaven and not on the earth, and what I have spoken about is just that. Too many think it is about receiving here on earth when it is about living out eternity with God in Heaven.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.