Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | June 7, 2015

ARE YOU AN OVERCOMER?

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“To 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” (Revelation 3: 21).

Because Christ loves us, He rebukes us. Because He cares for us, He warns us of specific dangers in these closing days of time:
The Danger of Diminishing Love (Represented by the church at Ephesus)
The Danger of Fearing, Suffering (Represented by the church at Smyrna)
The Danger of Doctrinal Compromise (Represented by the church at Pergamos)
The Danger of Moral Compromise (Represented by the church at Thyatira)
The Danger of Spiritual Death (Represented by the church at Sardis)
The Danger of Failing to Advance (Represented by the church at Philadelphia)
The Danger of Luke Warmness (Represented by the church at Laodicea).
In these closing passages we see a picture of  the standing Christ, symbolizing His readiness to enter our individual lives and corporate church fellowships to correct every deficiency; the knocking Christ, who seeks us unceasingly, He keeps on knocking;  the pleading Christ, continually speaking to us, wooing us to a more intimate relationship with Him;  the penetrating Christ, who as we open the door of our lives to Him, He enters in;  the companion Christ, enjoying sweet fellowship and communion with us, preparing and equipping us for His soon return.
We are also given preview of the ‘Nine Promises to Overcomers’ for Jesus is not returning for a weak, anemic, defeated Church. He is returning for a mighty, powerful Church composed of men and women who have learned to overcome. In each of His messages to the seven churches, Jesus gave a specific promise to those who overcome:

 
1. Overcomers Will Eat of the Tree of Life (Revelation 2:7). Those who overcome will inherit eternal life. They will live forever!
2. Overcomers Will Not be Hurt by the Second Death (Revelation 2:11). Those who overcome have their names written in the Book of Life and are part of the first resurrection. The “second death” is identified in Revelation 20:14 as the ‘lake of fire.’ This second death has no power over the righteous who are part of the first resurrection: “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6).
3. Overcomers Will Eat of the Hidden Manna (Revelation 2:17). “Hidden manna” refers to Christ because He is the Bread of Life (John 6: 33-35). Jesus, in all His fullness, will be manifested to those who overcome and they will partake of all that He is and has!
4. Overcomers Will be Given a New Name (Revelation 3: 12). To write the name upon something is a common Hebrew expression used to indicate taking absolute possession of something. Christ will write His Name upon the foreheads of those who overcome, forever identifying them as His own possession.
5. Overcomers Will Be Given Power Over the Nations (Revelation 2: 26); they will reign with Christ and sit in judgment over the nations. (Revelation 20: 4).
6. Overcomers Will Be Clothed in White Garments (Revelation 3: 5). The white garments that overcomers will wear represent the righteousness of the saints (Revelation 19:8). John saw the redeemed standing before the throne of God, clothed in white robes with palms in their hands (Revelation 7: 9).
7. Overcomers Will Be a Pillar in the Temple in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 3: 12). A pillar is permanent, so Christ’s promise to those who overcome means He will give them a permanent place in the New Jerusalem.
8. Overcomers Will Sit With Christ on His Throne (Revelation 3: 21). They will sit with Christ on His throne and reign with Him forever!
9. Overcomers Will Inherit All Things (Revelation 21: 7). The promise is the summation of all the blessings God can bestow. Like a son taking possession of his inheritance, those who overcome will take possession of all their Heavenly Father has prepared for them.
You Are Called to Overcome!  Beloved, these promises do not belong to half- hearted, uncommitted, compromising, fearful, unfaithful believers, but to those who overcome! The word “overcome” in these verses is translated from the Greek work, “nikao,” which means “to conquer.” When Christ calls us to overcome, He is calling us to conquer by locating our enemy, engaging him in combat, and defeating him! We are called to OVERCOME and CONQUER the flesh!
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lust of men, but to the will of God (1 Peter 4: 1-2). Amen!

We are called to overcome and conquer the world! Jesus said: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
We are called to Overcome and Conquer sin! “For sin shall not have dominion over you” (Romans 6:14).
We are called to Overcome and Conquer Satan! “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4: 4).
Christ has overcome, and by His Spirit living within us, we are able to do the same: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5: 4-5).   Hallelujah!
You do not overcome because of who you are. It is not because of any merit of your own, your good works, your strength, or anything else you possess. You are able to overcome the flesh, the world, sin, Satan and his evil principalities because of Jesus Christ who lives within you! In the Spirit, John glimpsed the great victory that belongs to God’s people and declared, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:11).
Beloved, you are an overcomer and more than a conqueror through Him who loved you (Romans 8: 36)!  Your victory is sealed with the assurance of the blood of Jesus Christ!

Jesus declares, “These things saith the Amen” meaning He is the “Amen”. The Hebrew rendering of Isaiah 65: 16 also calls God, “the God of Amen.” What does this mean? The original meaning of the verb “to amen” is used to affirm that someone is reliable, trustworthy, and truthful. It is used in the Old Testament in two ways:
• It echoes a leader’s prayer or praise. It means “Yes, indeed” or “may it be so in very truth” (For examples, see Psalms 41:13; 72:19; 106: 48; 1 Chronicles 16:36; Nehemiah 8:6).
• It is used as the assent of a listener to a royal decree or purpose (For examples, see 1 Kings 1:36; Jeremiah 11: 5).
When Scripture declares that Jesus is the “Amen,” it means that He is the divine “Yes” to the prayers of God’s people whenever they are made in accord with God’s will: “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1: 20).   “Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand” (Revelation 1: 3).


Responses

  1. Hi Judy;I’ve enjoyed your articles on the 7 churches of Revelation from your on hands point of view. also this last article wrapping it all up. We, who recieved these writings are privileged to be part of you “friends” May our
    God continue to bless you with wisdom and revelation knowledge, bro ken

    • Hi Ken; Great to hear from you from time to time. Glad the Revelation Churches spoke to you and others. I enjoyed doing them and know we, as the Body, and the CHURCH as a whole are represented in each Church to a degree. All I can say is, ‘GET READY’ The hour of Christ’s return is at hand. Blessings brother and greetings to your wife :)! In Faith, Judy


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