See, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds. Revelation 22:12
When Jesus returns, he will bring his rewards with him! Jesus is so anxious to show his beloved Church how much he loves his own, that he’s bringing all the gifts along.
The Bible says that Christ Jesus will return with a great host of angels. Since Jesus doesn’t need any help conquering the nations, what are the angels there for? I suppose it’s very fanciful, but I have imagined all those angels loaded down with gift-wrapped packages!
For those who believe, the Return of Christ is going to be far more fabulous than Christmas…
Of course, none of us know exactly how all of this is going to work out in real life… but the promise of rewards is a REAL PROMISE! And Jesus is so anxious to hand them out that he promises to bring all the rewards when he comes.
Of course, the promise has a serious side as well: there are many who will not like the rewards they have earned. The Lord of the Harvest will sift the wheat from the chaff, and burn all the weeds. (Matthew 13:29-30)
I’m a little curious about the rewards, whatever they are… but the exciting part of this verse is what it reveals about Jesus’ feelings toward US, his followers! Jesus is eager to hand out the rewards, eager to show favor to those who have worked so hard to be his disciples!
We’ve had to wait a long time, but Jesus isn’t going to make us wait a second longer than need be. The good times are going to start the minute Jesus shows up, because HE is anxious to be with us and HE loves those who love HIM!