Hi Paul,I think it is important to understand two things regarding the crowns. First, Jesus lays the foundation for us. We all get crowns, because of grace:1 Corinthians 3:10-15 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.Our good works that survive the fire will be our reward, that will adorn our crowns with "gold, silver" and "precious stones".Second, it is important to realize that it is all about what is in our heart, not whether we stumble or not:1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.I have written more about the crowns here: http://www.trackingbibleprophecy.com/rapture2.phpMaranatha!Amy Van Gerpen
Paul Wilson (16 Oct 2010)
"the crowns and the race"
The apostle Paul talks of the incorruptible crown and speaks of winning the race to get it. This seems to be a daily race run each day of your life. Must you always win that daily race to get the incorruptible crown?? It is a tough race to run and stumbling happens but in many races stumbling does not automatically mean you will lose. Or is this race your whole life?? As opposed to daily races you either win or lose. Again sometimes you will stumble but can the race be won with stumbling here and there.
I am a bit confused on the crowns some say everyone will get a crown of life some say only martyrs. I think the crown of righteousness is for those looking for the lord so the raptured should get that. Of the five I think 3 are possible for me(depending on who gets the life one): righteousness, incorruptible, life. Does anyone know about the crowns??? I am trying really hard for the incorruptible but sometimes stumble. I would hate to lose it from stumbling.
I would like to get responses to this email/post especially from those receiving this in their mail boxes not just those seeing it on the doves site.