Does the eternal rewards involve a heavenly hierarchy?
It is very likely that the rewards system in heaven will result in a hierarchy. A lot of Christian think heaven is some sort of giant commune, where God is the only One occupying any type of authority role. This view is in total conflict with the nature of God. The Lord repeatedly organizes this creation by a rank structure.
The Bible lists all types of angels having leadership roles. I’m sure Satan didn't receive his status by vote. He was given his position of authority by God. Paul describes the devil’s underlings as being organized in a series of orders.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph 6:12).
On earth, mankind In Heaven the Lord Jesus has promised his disciples that they will rule like kings over the Children of Israel. “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father” (Rev 2:26-27 ). "And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Luke 22:29-30). I'm sure we will have many layers of bosses in heaven. The Good thing is that they will be men that we would be honoredto have as our mentors. We will able to judge angels. How can judge them if we don't have authority over them? Earth certainly has a system of hierarchy. The Lord repeatedly says that he is the one that decided who achieves greatness. Revelation 2212 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.