Core Value 47: Overcome or be Overcome

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Core Christian Value

To be an overcomer is to, by faith, be a child of God, trusting in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. All of those who overcome will abide in the Paradise of God, forever.

When the Scriptures speak of our need to “overcome” what is it we have to overcome? Do we have what it takes to overcome? Listen to the Apostle John explain:

…this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 JOHN 5:4-5 NKJV

The remainder of this lesson will be direct quotes from the Bible. Discuss each quotation.

“Let everyone who can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: Everyone who is victorious shall eat of the hidden manna, the secret nourishment from heaven; and I will give to each a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one else knows except the one receiving it.” REVELATION 2:17 TLB

“To everyone who overcomes-who to the very end keeps on doing things that please me-I will give power over the nations. You will rule them with a rod of iron just as my Father gave me the authority to rule them; they will be shattered like a pot of clay that is broken into tiny pieces. And I will give you the Morning Star!” REVELATION 2:26-28 TLB

“Everyone who conquers will be clothed in white, and I will not erase his name from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that he is mine.” REVELATION 3:5 TLB

“As for the one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; he will be secure and will go out no more; and I will write my God’s Name on him, and he will be a citizen in the city of my God-the New Jerusalem, coming down from heaven from my God; and he will have my new Name inscribed upon him.” REVELATION 3:12 TLB

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” REVELATION 21:6-8 NKJV

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” JOHN 16:33 NKJV

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”‘ REVELATION 2:7, 2:11 NKJV

 

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