“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” (Rev. 14:3)
How do you react to that, how does it make you feel knowing that throughout all eternity you will never sing that particular song of praise, that it is specifically reserved for all time only to those 144,000. Here is how you should react to it. “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.” (John 21:22)
It is God’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom, but like all kingdoms, I personally do not believe that access is granted everywhere to everyone, some are given more than others. “Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.” (Matt. 25:28)
Those who work more diligently than others are rewarded the greatest, those who apply themselves the most receive the most. There are twenty-four thrones before the throne of God, I will not sit in one of them. There are two seats, one on either side of Christ, they are reserved for two people, not all.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16) But it is not your throne to sit upon.
You will be rewarded for the work that you have done here for the glory of God, more work, more rewards, less work, less rewards. There are many who do not like to believe this truth, but just the few short verses offered here show the proof of it, the real question is, can you be happy and filled with joy knowing that there are those in heaven who will receive more than you, and just as equally true, can you keep pride out of your heart knowing that you may receive more than others?
It is one thing to be born-again my friends, it is quite another to die to self, it is true that all who have been saved by grace are crucified with Christ, it is quite another to live for Him.
“For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1st Sam. 16:7b)
How much of you belongs to the Lord is directly correlated to the rewards you will receive, he who has been faithful in one thing will not receive fifty. David will be the viceroy, the chancellor if you will, of this planet during the Millennial period, not you, because that is what the Lord has determined.
You follow Christ.
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Rev. 1:6) If you are not one of them, you follow Christ.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3) If one’s measure of faith is greater than what you have been blessed with, it matters not, you follow Christ.
What He has chosen for you to do for His glory, do well, the tasks He has set before you, do with great desire, the part of the path that He has set you on that leads to His eternal Kingdom walk diligently on and with great love for Him who first loved you.
We who have been born-again will live throughout all eternity in the presence of the Almighty, many tasks will be set before us, and we will accept them, sadly, differently than we do today, for today we walk by faith, but then with the full and unmitigated knowledge of sight, for we will see God.
That faith today must rest in the full assurance of the promises of the Lord, it must trust without question that He is faithful who promised. Your place in the Kingdom is assured if you have been saved by grace through faith, the question is, can you be happy in that place?