The Essential Necessity of Understanding the BEMA - Our Crowns - Our Rule with Christ


When each of us stand before the Judgment SEAT of Jesus Christ called the BEMA SEAT 2 Corinthians 5:10  .  This Judgment is not regarding our salvation but rather our works we've done for our Lord as Christians.  Here are the crowns we may get depending on what we've accomplished. Exception: All true Christians will receive the crown of REJOICING. 

The Crown of Righteousness 2 Timothy 4:8.  

The Incorruptible Crown 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

The Crown of Life   James 1:12 

The Crown of Glory   1 Peter 5:2-4 

The Crown of Rejoicing   1 Thessalonians 2:19   

A shining light of brilliance.  Just as stars have different intensity some of us will shine brighter than others depending on our works and accomplishments that have been recorded in heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:41-4

Each of us as true Christians must ensure we are striving lawfully to gain our rewards.       2 Timothy 2:5         1 Corinthians 3:12-15 

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Why this is so critical. Read 2 Timothy 2:12. See Suffering - Overcoming.

G5278 preserve under misfortunes and trials; used in Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 13:7 for the church.  Now compare with Matthew 10:22, 13:13, 24:13 KJV which applies to the JEWS and the Tribulation saints which is salvation. For the church this is NOT a salvation issue but a REWARD and REIGNING issue in position of authority. 

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Crown for the Overcomer

Incorruptible Crown (1 Cor. 9:25) 

Overcomers In Ephesus (church age - The Ephesians Paul addressed) who endured and came out of any partaking in the love of money and falling away from the faith will be crowned for OVERCOMING. 

 Those who walked away are those who were never saved in the first place.   During the Tribulation there will no doubt be those who must endure tremendous testing of this world not to be rewarded but to BE SAVED. Remember the Tribulation will be WORKS plus FAITH for SALVATION. Believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 

Compare Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 5, 6 and in Acts 20:17-38 to Revelation 2:4.  Some Bible Scholars believe Paul was also referring to The Ephesians in his letter to Timothy, 1 Timothy 6:9,10, regarding an actual case where people had fallen prey to greed and the love of money. Ephesus was a very wealthy city with a great temple to Diana. 

Revelation 2:4,5

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Overcomers In Smyrna

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

(Rev. 2:10)

The Crown of Life is also called the Martyr's crown or those who endure tremendous suffering. In the Church age, those who didn't give in to Ceasar or the world's system to be spared from persecution will be rewarded. Those who fall and turn on their brethren were most likely not saved.  During the Tribulation these are the ones will have to be martyred and have the faith and belief in Jesus Christ to be saved. Remember the Tribulation will be WORKS plus FAITH for SALVATION. Believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 

Actual history accounts for this period of time to encompass the 10 Caesars of over 250 years 
95 Domitian 112 Trajan 177 Marcus Aurelius (cf. the famous martyrdoms at Lyon) 211 Septimus Severus 235 Maximus Thrax 250 Decius 257 Valerian 303 Diocletian 323 Licinius 361 Julian The "10 Days" of Revelation 2:10 (

Overcomers In Pergamum


But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

(Rev. 2:14-17)

The 4th Century is marked by Christianity, but of what kind?  History:  The 4th century was dominated in its early stage by Constantine the Great and the First Council of Nicaea of 325, which was the beginning of the period of the First seven Ecumenical Councils (325–787). Translated, this means the beginning of the dominance of the Vatican, the Catholic Church.  Christians, the overcomers would have had to come away and not fall under the spell of Constantine and the RELIGION that was in major departure from what Paul warned. The overcomers would be rewarded for overcoming.  Those who fell in with the Pagan Roman system would obviously not have been saved.   During the Tribulation there will no doubt be those who must endure tremendous testing of the BEAST SYSTEM of the ONE WORLD RELIGION. To be saved the Tribulation Saint will have to refuse this system and have faith to be SAVED.  Remember the Tribulation will be WORKS plus FAITH for SALVATION. Believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, Call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 

Overcomers In Thyatira

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

(Rev. 2:20-26)

There is no doubt Thyatria is the Catholic Church. In years past since its beginning anyone who has come out of the "harlot, drunk on the blood of the Saints" will not only receive their crown for overcoming, but be saved.  No person can remain a true Catholic and be saved.  My mother was one who came out from them and our family were outcasts.  For the Tribulation Saints they will have to come out from the powerful influence of the BEAST SYSTEM and the False Prophet who I believe will be the Pope to overcome for salvation. They must also believe and have Faith in Jesus. Remember the Tribulation will be WORKS plus FAITH for SALVATION. Believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, Call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 

Overcomers In Sardis

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

 (Rev. 3:2-5)

The Protestant Church, represented by Sardis. The beginning of the Protestant church was noble and powerful. Our great institutions of learning like Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, were all originally great Seminaries, Universities of Divinity.  Out of Oxford and Cambridge University we were given our greatest minds with the fire of God burning in their souls who translated the King James Bible. Men like William Tyndale who was the first to translate the Bible into English.  The Vatican hated these men with the greatest passion. Against all hell prevailing against these men, God answered William Tyndale's prayer as he burned at the stake, "May God open the eyes of the King." In 1611 King James signed the King James Bible.  However, by the time 1880 came, 2 Cambridge Professors of Theology, Hort and Wescott both closet Jesuits and commissioned by the Vatican endorsed "newer" manuscripts from Alexandria Egypt. These absolutely corrupted manuscripts the CODEX Vaticanus and the Sinaiticus later became the harlot mother of all today's modern bible translations.  All true Saints who came up in the Protestant movement had to endure temptations and trials and will be rewarded with the appropriate crowns. Those who were the fake, Judas' the wolves who crept in and spoiled the flock, those who followed and led others astray are the ones who were the true CHINOs (Christian in NAME ONLY) and are NOT saved.

 For the Tribulation Saints these I believe will be those CHINO (Christian in name only) who are alive at the time of the Rapture and will be left behind. Now they must not only overcome for their salvation, but they must have faith in Jesus Christ as their savior. Remember the Tribulation will be WORKS plus FAITH for SALVATION.  Believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, Call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 

Overcomers In Philadelphia

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

(Rev. 3:8-12)

I have no doubt these are the true Saints of the time of the Rapture. I personally believe we are now in the days of very soon Rapture, so this would be us Saints living today.  We are literally living an a spiritual sea of apostasy. A cesspool of lies and deception everywhere we turn.  Read my testimony of coming out of the church after 50 years. Will we get our crowns for overcoming and not following after these false teachers? Absolutely yes.  

There are also degrees of personal obstacles we overcome like addictions, habits etc that I believe we will be rewarded accordingly also. The church of Philadelphia fits perfectly for the Saints who will be Raptured because verse 10 of Revelation 3 is clear: "We will "be kept from the hour of temptation" which harmonized scripture is clear this is the Day of The Lord = Time of Jacob's Trouble = 7 year Tribulation. 

Clarification of "The Hour of Temptation."  This is The Time of Jacob's Trouble because harmonizing scripture with scripture we find both strongs G8160 horah TIME and G3986 peirasmos Trial, affliction, TROUBLE sent by God fits.  See Daniel 3:15, Matthew 24:36, Mark 14:41, John 16:32, Revelation 3:3 related to time of marking an event. Daniel 3:15 actually marking severe testing, trial, trouble by fire. For trial, testing, see Hebrews 3:8, 8:6; Luke 8:13.

During the Tribulation, The Saints that can be classified as the Church of Philadelphia are identified clearly in Revelation 12:11. The Tribulation saints will have to overcome by both the Blood of the Lamb (salvation by believing in Christ Jesus as Messiah, and by confession backed up in deed unto death.  The question remains to me personally is what about the Jewish Remnant who escape the Dragon, the Woman who flees into the Desert, Petra Jordan? 

Although I wouldn't necessarily consider the Jewish remnant who flee Jerusalem as "Tribulation Saints", who had to overcome unto death, because they are sealed and protected, wouldn't these be a perfect typology of the Church that was Raptured?  What they're being kept from is the hour in which they escape.

It is a very strong possibility the Church of Philadelphia in the Tribulation will be none other than the 1/3 Remnant of Jews (Romans 9:24-27) who are led out of Jerusalem by King David, literally and flee into Petra during the 2nd half of the Tribulation.  Remember these flee and remember Christ's prophecy of Matthew 24:18 of "don't even go down to get your coat, RUN!.

See my study on "The Sign of Jonah" 

The Sign of Jonah for our Time #EndTimes #Rapture #Tribulation (

Their horrific hour (time) of temptation (Trouble) will be the WRATH of God that happens after the 3.5 years when the Antichrist breaks the peace treaty and desecrates the temple. Another study for another day perhaps. 

Overcomers In Laodicea

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

(Rev. 3:15-16-20-21).

If you have been following my Blog and Videos for anytime now, you know exactly what I believe regarding the Laodicean Church.  This is TODAY in our current era of the organized 501C3 RELIGION and all and any of these false YouTube teachers.  Most will NOT come out of this. For the ones and twos that do (which according to Matthew 13 Kingdom parable; SOWER) I believe only 4.5 % will actually come out of this church. These will be saved and receive a crown for overcoming. This means the rest will be left behind and then during the Tribulation these will have to face unimaginable horrors.

Since the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will have been removed and the Saints have been removed in the Rapture, the great deception- strong delusion will be so strong, most of these will take the mark of the Beast and not be overcomers. Those very, very few will have to overcome for salvation - believe in Jesus Christ to be saved. Follow the Kingdom Gospel rules of Salvation.  Repent, Believe, Call on the name of Jesus, be baptized. 


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  1. Food for thought... 💓

    Believe those Rev.2&3 churches are all Jewish...not of the dispensation
    of grace which we live in today. Just for your perusal.

    Praying for all!🙏👑📣

    1. Thank you Bobbivilla. Love you. Yes, waiting for our blessed hope with great joy.
      I will check it. I know Mcgee's work. Been years since listening to him. No doubt I will have to send him the same message I'm sending you. Amazing you bring this up. I'm going over this currently with a brother in Christ who believes as you do, but sadly he's a hyper-dispensationalist. You are absolutely correct these first churches were mostly Jewish converts, but you have - as many who understand the Dispensation of Grace - thrown the baby out with the bathwater. It's all over these days like another virus mutation. Hyper-dispensationalism is usually found around the corner from hyper-grace folks. How can you tell me that a Jewish Christian is really a Jew first and a Christian second, and a Gentile Christian is truly a Christian first? Hyper-Dispensationalists are not teaching what my KJB tells me. Please read carefully Galatians 3:25-28; 4:25-26. Ephesians 2:6-22; 3:1-6 KJB. So, you tell me that the church of Ephesus that Paul writes to in his Epistle to the Ephesians is NOT the church of Ephesus in Revelation? If McGee told you this, you need to run. Want to know why Jesus says what he says to the church of Ephesus? Paul was so worried about this issue with the Ephesians that he mentions this to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:9,10 - compared to Revelation 2:4... To save me the time, there are pages I could write on this. In fact, I'm now going to devote a new Blog and YouTube video on this. Should have it finished in a few days. But anyway, thank you for taking the time. Love you. Maranatha!

  2. Brother Andrew,
    You stated above;

    “ NOTE: Compare Paul's Letter to the Ephesians and in Acts 20 to Revelation 2:4. They had fallen from the heights spoken of by Paul.

    Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (Rev. 2:4-5,7)”

    This is the danger in not using Gods word and instead using a corrupted counterfeit version!

    I don’t see we’re Paul says anything about them fallen from “heights”

    Nor do see the word “Height”
    In Rev 2:4,-5,7.

    I instead see the word “whence”. By substituting the word “height” for “whence”, the focus is changed from (where or what) they have fallen from, and instead focuses on how far they have fallen.

    Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

    This my seem like a minor difference, but a little leaven can leaven the whole loaf!!

    If you can put in a note a comment about the height they fell from, (a word that is not even in this verse), and compare it to what Paul says, just think how easy it would be for a babe in Christ to confuse these false versions with the true word of God.

    I am just giving my opinion on this, but personally I would not use any corrupt scripture that wasn’t Gods word because it has zero value, except to confuse and mislead folks.
    Even if a disclaimer is used.

    I would say, that having these counterfeit verses in your blog, you are indirectly endorsing them.

    You may not agree and that’s ok if you don’t, but It’s just something to think about.

    God bless you and
    Grace and Peace to you brother Andrew!!

    1. Dear Brother Daryl,
      Thank you for your comment. Yes, I agree especially knowing I know the difference, and even though I had a disclaimer, it could still very easily confuse, or worse cause a weaker brother to stumble.
      God Forbid.Paul is very clear in that although I am free in Christ, I must be mindful of others growing. I will work on cleaning this up immediately. I will also amend or post clarification on Video related. Again thank you. Yours in Christ


    Amended Blog. Thank you Brother Daryl.


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