I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. Revelation 3:11 ( to take )
Think it can’t happen, read on. It happened to those opposing God.
Now, however, You have spurned and rejected Him; You are enraged by Your anointed one. You have renounced the covenant with Your servant and sullied his crown in the dust. Psalm 89:39
You have made his splendor to cease and cast his throne to the ground. Psalm 89:44
As opposed to…
You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. Psalm 21:3
And in Revelation 4: 10, 11, we have the four and twenty elders prostrate, casting their crowns at His feet. We will likely do the same as we get to heaven and see the Lord. He really is the only one worthy. Crowns are some of the many rewards to believers, and there are various kinds, including soul winners and martyrs.
And I looked and saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was One like the Son of Man, with a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. Revelation 14:14
But I can tell you that my personal belief is that the are more types than the ones we read about and are familiar with, for instance He crowns us with lovingkindness, tender mercies and wore a crown of thorns for our peace, so in effect, He changed our crown of thorns for His crown of peace as we were crucified with Him, He took our place. He may actually fashion our crowns Himself, or oversee the workmanship of them, silver, gold, jewels.
He also can crown us with glory, the Hebrew word kavod, or what is known as shekinah glory. And is a crown that encompasses us from head to toe, what Adam and Eve would have had before the fall. It would be like a canopy, a golden glow some might call an aura but we know it is His glory and glory often is interchanged with splendor.
And of course every believes who overcomes will receive the crown of life.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12
And Proverbs 12:4 calls a wife of noble character a crown to her husband.
But the basic teaching is five crowns, life that we just read, Incorruptible Crown as opposed to temporal, 1 Corinthians 9:25, Crown of Righteousness for believers who have intimacy with God.
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8
The Crown of Glory for shepherds or pastors who have faithfully served and been a good example. 1 Peter 5:4
And lastly, the Crown of Rejoicing or soul winners crown because angels rejoice over sinners being saved.1 Thessalonians 2:19 and Philippians 4:1
But whether you believe there are five or how every many, don’t let anyone take it. Hold on tightly to your crown, even if it is only one, so you can toss it at His feet. He is coming! Hold fast!
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And a couple of more.
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3
She (wisdom ) will set a garland of grace on your head; she will present you with a crown of beauty. Proverbs 4:9
crown Hebrew feminine atarah Greek diadem