Sunday, October 9, 2016

To Him Who Overcomes

"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 shall not be hurt by the second death." Rev. 2:11

"To him who overcomes, to him I will give 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 shall 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 upon 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 shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son." Rev. 21:7
The pathway to glory is not one of flowery ease. There are . . .
   trials to be endured,
   difficulties to be surmounted,
   temptations to be resisted,
   and enemies to be encountered!

The Christian is called . . .
   to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ,
   to put on the whole armor of God,
   and to fight the fight of faith.

To stimulate and cheer him in the conflict, many encouraging assurances are given—especially made to those who press forward through all difficulties, and in the strength of Christ overcome all their spiritual foes:

O Lord, be my strength, give me courage, endurance, and holy fortitude! Increase my faith—that I may overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, and at last come off more than conqueror through Him who has loved me!
"Every Day!" Author Unknown, 1872