Revelation 20:4,5,6 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
And I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given unto them and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God and which had not worshipped the beast neither his image __ neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished This is the first resurrection
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection on such the second death hath no power but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a thousand yearsThe overcomers will remain in the book of life, they will not have to pass through the fire. They have passed from death into life and they are washed in the blood of the Lamb because they have continually brought their sins to the light and strove to walk in love. They "overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their life unto death".
Revelation 3:4,5 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
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 angelsWe are like Sardis, their are few who are chosen to walk with Him in white. Most of us are recieving our reward in this life as we save our own lives and seek the glory of men and enjoy the life of this age- our works are nor perfect(mature/complete)
Revelation 3:4 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
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 worthyThere are overcomers in the midst of the "living dead/zombies/sleepwalkers". They are encouraged only to "hold out till He comes". The Lord knows those who are His. They are not identified doctrinally, but by the secrets of their hearts
John 15:4-6 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
Abide in me and I in you As the branch cannot __ bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more ">__ can ye except ye abide in me
I am the vine ye are the branches He that abideth in me and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit for without me ye can do nothing __
If a man abide not in me he is cast forth as a branch and is withered and men gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burnedIf we return to "abiding", drawing on the life of the vine, bearing fruit of eternity, we are blessed. If we dry up through self life and law and the pursuit of head knowledge we are going to be saved, but as through the fire
Those who abide"enduring to the end".... "faithful unto the death"...."walking in the light" (not asleep in the dark) will not have to pass through the fire. They will pass "go"- having passed from death into life and overcoming the sleep of death, they will rejoice at His appearing- and are rejoicing at His appearing daily.
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
Every man's work shall be made manifest for the day
shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fire and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon he shall receive a reward
If any man's work shall be burned he shall suffer loss but he himself shall be saved yet ">so as by fireThe fire is the discernment/exposure of the "eyes of Him with whom we have to do" before whom "all things are laid bare". The One whose eyes are as a flame of fire. For evrything that is hidden in secret will be brought to light by "the day"- so walk in the light.
Revelation 3:2,3 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
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 theeThe thief comes to those who sleep, therefore "Awake O Sleeper and arise from the dead and the Light of Christ will shine on you". Those who sleep are alive, but living like the dead, unaware of the purpose of God and not walking in His ways.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
But ye brethren are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief
Ye are all the children of light and the children of the day we are not of the night nor of darkness
Therefore __ let us not sleep as __ do others but let us watch and be soberIf we do not watch we will fall asleep and the trumpet will find us sleeping with no oil in our vessels, we will not "make it out" to the wedding supper(fellowship/celebration of the union of the Bride and the Lamb- always happening in the day, see Hebrews....you have come unto Zion and unto the heavenly Jerusalem.... Rev Coming down out of the heavens prepared as a Bride) Where is she coming down? IN THE DAY among all those who are walking in the light, continuing in the word and the Spirit and the love of God
1 John 1:7 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
But if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another __ and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sinAbide in the vine, continue in the word and in the fellowship of the saints, loving one another and shining as lights in a dark world. As the blood cleanses because we are transparent with one another(true fellowship/koinonea) we are assured that we will "awaken" to the unreserved "well done" of the Master. As James said, "For we all stumble in many ways"..... and "Confess your faults one to another and pray for one another that you may be healed". Abiding is not legal perfection, it is a state of "pressing in to know the Lord" and growing in grace and love. Thes are the "perfect works"- and only those who "come clean" in fellowship get the victory over the imperfect works of the flesh- and only those who stay clean through "walking in the light" in koinonea and love can stay there." For I know in whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have comitted to Him against that day"
"He that has begun a good work in you is faithful and will complete it unto the day of Christ Jesus"
"For I have loved you with an everlasting love, and I have called you from the foundation of the world to be my sons and daughters, a priesthood, holy and precious unto God"
Ephesians 2:5-7 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear)
Even when we were dead in sins hath quickened us together with Christ by grace ye are saved
And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus As I see it (in part) All those whos names are written in the Lamb's book of life will not be hurt of the second death(free pass- no fire, because it cannot light on them, because they stayed humble and blood washed because of their trasnsparency) - they will receive the ressurection of reward. Those whos name are blotted out of the Lamb's book of life are those whose works were imperfect and they lose that reward(be zealous therefore and repent). It is reserved for those in whom it was fulfilled through whatever secret love and service and transparency they yielded unto God in their lives.