Thursday, June 10, 2010

What Makes an Overcomer



Good Evening to All!


The Explanation of an Overcomer
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
1 John 5:2-5

Reference by New King James Version: 5:1-2) The condition for being born of God, for being a child of God, is believing or trusting in Jesus Christ. Only correct, sincere belief produces spiritual birth. This birth is reflected in love for others who also have been born into the family of God.

5:3) The love of God demands obedience ( see John 14:15). However, rather than being burdensome, God's commands free believers to be the people they were originally created to be: holy beings who clearly reflect the image of "God.

5:4) Whatever speaks of the new nature of the child of God. Regeneration (that is, our spiritual rebirth) provides victory of the world which is opposed to God. The faith that overcomes the world is faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died for us. the one who overcomes the world obeys God rather than following the expectations of the world. If we love God, we will find obeying Him a pleasure.

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Jesus said, "Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you...I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have,, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name."
Revelation 3:10-12

Reference: 3:10) Christ's promise to keep the believers from the hour of trial is most likely a promise that He will remove them before the period of unparalleled tribulation. However, some take this promise to mean that believers will not be removed but rather protected, during the trial. The hour of trial is another way of referring to the unparalleled judgment of "the great tribulation" (7:14) predicted in Dan. 12:1, Matt. 24:21.

3:11) The Christian must always be ready for Jesus' coming . (3:3) . Christ's return with expected suddenness is an incentive to persevere in faithful service. Through misconduct one can lose a crown that had been previously attained (see 2 John 8). The crown signifies the royal authority given to the victorious coheirs of Christ. The judgment seat of Christ will be an occasion of either reward or regret. (2 Cor. 5:10) This picture of Christ being resurrected to me shows the Ultimate act of overcoming. He showed the Satan that no matter what he caused to happen to him that he could not keep Christ down. That Christ was stronger than Satan ever could be. Not only that, as the old song says, "He beat the devil at his own game" by being our sacrifice so that unless we choose the "world" as our home, that our souls will be heaven bound come that glorious day.

3:12) Christ promises that the faithful believer will be a pillar, the most stable and permanent part of a building. To be a pillar in the temple implies a prominent place of service in Christ's kingdom . The overcome is identified with the names of God (signifying His ownership); the city of my My God, the New Jerusalem ( citizenship in the heavenly city); and Christ's new name (the full revelation of His character). The latter also implies special intimacy . The overcome is associated with the ultimate rulers and the governing center of the universe throughout all eternity (21:9-22:21).

Good Night to All and May God Bless!



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