Be an Overcomer!
What is it that keeps you from living the victorious Christian life? We all have something or some area in which we could do a better for the Lord or for our families. Maybe you have fears, anxieties, depression. Maybe you just wish you could lose weight, or keep a tidier house. Maybe this will be a little bit of encouragement to you as it has been to me. Seems I can’t stop thinking about the principle here.
Reading through the book of Revelations this last time, I came across the word “overcometh.” The children at church had just sung the song that goes with Rev. 3:12 – Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God,
As I read, I found that the word was mentioned repeatedly in a couple of chapters so I had to take a closer look.
I found it in 1 John a couple of times…Check this out!!!
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
If I am born of God, Saved, blood bought, then I can overcome the world!!! There will be victory and verse 5 says that “he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” is who overcomes the world!
Revelation mentions the word 8 times. Isn’t that the number of new beginnings? Maybe this is a good time to start over and seek to overcome the world and all the false promises and false hope. There is only ONE way to have fulfillment in this life. We are created for His glory.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Back to the study, look at all the Lord promises to him that overcometh!
Rev 2:7 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Rev. 2:11 He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Rev. 2:17 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 3:5 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 angels.
Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name
Rev 3:21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
That’s quite a list of rewards for those who are overcomers!!!
I want to be an overcomer! How about you?