Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Who Is the Overcomer?

Being an overcomer should be an ultimate goal. If one has obtained the position of an overcomer, this position should be a prize possession, though it’s not obtained by good works, or kept in possession by hard labor. There is only one way to overcome Satan and his world.

To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God (Rev. 2:7).

He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death (Rev 2:11).

To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it (Rev 2:17).

He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations (Rev. 2:26).

He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels (Rev. 3:5).

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name (Rev. 3:12).

He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne (Rev. 3:21).

He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son (Rev. 21:7).

There are awesome gifts awaiting the overcomer, and are well worth the suffering one will probably go through while enduring to the end. But while the road of endurance may be a long, laborious road, overcoming is, in fact, easy.

People tend to think it’s so hard to defeat Satan and to overcome the world, but this is not the case. Being an overcomer isn't about us. We don’t overcome the world by working harder, and we won’t defeat Satan with A-K 47’s. We have overcome the world. We have overcome Satan. Christ overcame for us by His death and resurrection, and it’s faith in His finished work that gives us the position of overcomer. If you know Christ, you are an overcomer!

And they overcame him (Satan) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death (Rev. 12:11).

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5:5)?


Stephen On The Road said...

Jesus gave me His new name in 1983. I've met 2 other guys in 1986 who also were given His new name. As far as I can tell, the election began in the late 40s or early 50s.

Overcomer said...

That is so true Dave. Being an overcomer is not about us. We are in the One who is the Overcomer! Yes, I chose that name for my new blog because I love the concept of Christ being our Overcomer. We just rest in that. Wonderful, yes?!

Overcomer said...

"He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world", and "Christ in you, the hope of glory". All I can say is, WOW!

Overcomer said...

I feel a new blog post coming on...after I finish editing my niece's wedding photos. =)