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Issues of the judgment seat will involve the
activities of two dispensations — the present dispensation and the
coming dispensation. The present dispensation is one filled with
trials, testing, and preparation. Issues at the judgment seat will
be based entirely upon Christian involvement in these activities,
with a view to the coming dispensation. And in the coming
dispensation — the Messianic Era — findings, decisions, and
determinations previously made at the judgment seat will be brought
In the coming Messianic Era, every Christian
will find himself in one of two major positions. He will either
occupy a position of honor and glory or he will occupy a
position of shame and disgrace. And there will be no
equality among Christians in either position, for the previous
findings, decision, and determination at the judgment seat will have
resulted in a just recompense.
One acting as a servant in the Lord’s house, on
the Lord’s behalf, during the present dispensation will be
recompensed for his services at a future date. There will be
exact payment for services rendered; there will be a reaping
in exact accord with the sowing. Every Christian will “receive
the things done in his body,
according to that he has done . . . .” This is the
reason why some Christians will occupy higher positions in the
kingdom than other Christians. And this is also the reason why,
while some Christians will be given territorial authority, other
Christians will be denied any authority at all (cf.
Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-27).
work will become clear; for the Day will declare it,
because it will be revealed by fire . . . .