“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work“
The conclusion of Revelation runs from 22:6 through 22:21. John now turns to applications to the churches.
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
When Jesus comes during the Rapture (verse 7), He will come with rewards for the church. Immediately after the Rapture, He will evaluate believers according to their works and reward them at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10-11). This evaluation at the judgment seat of Christ is a judgment of works (1 Corinthians 3:1f).
Jesus will reward Christians according to the standard of their works.
When we stand before the Lord, our works will either be “wood, hay or stubble,” or they will have lasting impact as do “gold, silver, and precious stones” (1 Corinthians 3:1f). God will be fair to the Christian.
God will allow no trumped-up evidence. There will be no circumstantial evidence. He will evaluate every last Christian who has ever lived in absolute fairness, including you and me. We will receive nothing we did not earn. We will receive rewards for everything we did for His glory.
“And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just” (Luke 14:14).
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad [worthless]” (2 Corinthians 5:10).