Can you lose your salvation? No. In John 6:37-39, it tells us that all those who are in Christ will come to Him, and He will not lose them, but surely raise them up on the last day. In John 10:28-29 it tells us that no one can take us out of His hand or His Father’s hand. We’re clasped in both hands. Jesus says it is His responsibility, and gives the responsibility to keep you to the Father, and the Holy Spirit seals you. We were “justified” when we received Christ. We are being “sanctified” as God’s Holy Spirit works in our hearts to make us holy. We will be “glorified” when we see Him, for we shall see Him as He is, and we will no longer have the sinful flesh.
There is a difference between entering heaven and inheritance in heaven. Entering heaven depends on you receiving Jesus. Inheritance depends on what you do for the Lord on this earth. You can enter a hotel, but you may not inherit it.
A lot of End-Times Western humanist pastors say that we all have equal rights and free-choice and equal authorities. This is not true. In God’s creation, there are given certain authorities and roles. Not all are equal. Equal in value, yes; but not equal in authority and order. This satanic humanist value has permeated the Western church and Western mind, sowing to sin, breakdown of order and degradation of church and society. Likewise, the Millennial Kingdom of Christ is not going to be equal. You cannot lose your salvation, but you can lose your inheritance for faithfulness and perseverance.
Romans 8:15-17 tells us that we are joint-heirs with Christ, if we suffer with Him, so that we may be glorified together. The key word here is “suffer.” Do we carry the cross daily, and share in His suffering for the cause of the gospel? That is a question that only you can answer. Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:27 fears losing this inheritance, so that he brings his body into subjection. Paul in Romans preached the certainty of salvation, but he knew that you can lose your inheritance. The prodigal son lost his inheritance, but he never lost his sonship or salvation.
The Bible asks whether you are building your life on gold, silver and precious stones, or are you building on wood, hay and stubble. The earlier are non-combustible, and the later are combustible. Each man’s work will be tested by fire, and whatever is left will be his reward.
Matthew 8:11-12 tells us that those who inherit His Kingdom will be in the Temple’s holy of holies. However, those who do not inherit His Kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness of the Temple, and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The word “darkness” means “farther away.”
The bema seat is the judgment seat of Christ. This is not a judgment seat for sins that the non-believers will receive for salvation. Rather, it is a judgment that believers or saints will receive for the works that they have done while on the earth for Christ. It is not the man who is judged here, but the Bible says that it is every man’s work that will be judged. Even if none of your fruits survive, you will be saved. 1 Corinthians 3:14-15 says, “If any man’s work is left, which he has built upon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss: but he himself will be saved; but it will be as if by fire.”
Some will be entrusted with special privileges, some will reign with Christ, some will be rich, some will have heavenly treasures of their own, but not all will receive them. In 2 Corinthians 5:10 and 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, we see five crowns of faithfulness. There is the Crown of Life for those who have suffered for His sake. There is a Crown of Righteousness for those who loved His appearing. There is a Crown of Glory for those who fed the flock. There is a Crown of Incorruptible for those who press on steadfastly. There is a Crown of Rejoicing for those who win souls. To the overcomers in the seven churches of Revelations, there are seven promises given: to eat of the Tree of Life; not hurt by the second death; hidden manna, white stone, new name; power over the nations; white raiment; pillar, new name; and to sit with Christ on His Throne.
What is God calling you to? If you want more detailed information on this topic, you can check out Chuck Missler’s “Inheritance & Rewards” DVD at Koinonia House Ministries: Website: http://www.khouse.org/ ; Tel. 1-208-773-6310 / Fax. 1-208-773-6312; P.O. Box D, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816-0347 U.S.A. Press on to finish the race, and finish it good, my friend.