BIBLICAL CONCEPT: Ruling and reigning

1) Romans 5:17; Christians will reign in eternal life through Jesus Christ.
    Compare Romans 5:21.

2) 2 Timothy 2:12; “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him; if we
    deny Him, He also will deny us.”

    Conclusions:  God rewards our Christian endurance with reigning
    rewards.  If we do not endure,  He will deny us reigning rewards.

3) Revelation 2:26; “And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My
    deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.”
    Compare Psalm 149:5-9.

4) Revelation 3:21; “He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down
    with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My
    Father on His throne.”

6) Revelation 5:10; “And Thou hast made them to be a kingdom and
    priests to God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

7) Revelation 20:4; “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and
    judgement  was given to them.  And I saw the souls of those who had
    been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the
    word of God, and those who had not worshipped the beast or his
    image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon
    their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a
    thousand years.”

8) Revelation 20:6; “Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the
    first resurrection;  over these the second death has no power, but they
    will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a
    thousand years.”

9) Revelation 22:5b; “. . . they shall reign forever and ever.”

10) Matthew 19:28; The Apostles “shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging
      the twelve tribes of Israel.”