Rev. 2:7To him that overcomes, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.Rev. 2:11He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.
Rev. 2:17Tohim that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows but him that receives it.Rev. 2:26-27And he that overcomes and he that keeps my work unto the end to him will I give authority over the nations and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken into shivers as I also have received of my Father.
Rev. 3:5He that overcomes shall be arrayed in white garments and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels.Rev. 3:12He that overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the Temple of my God and he shall go out thence no more 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 mine own new name.
Rev. 3:21He that overcomes I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne as I also overcame and sat down with my Father in His throne.Matt. 10:22And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake, but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved.Matt.24:10-13And then shall many stumble . . . false prophets shall arise and shall lead many astray . . . the love of many shall wax cold but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved.
Eat of the tree of lifeImmune to the second deathNamesJesus will confess our names to His FatherGiven authority and will sit with Jesus on His throneSaved
Webster’s New Collegiate DictionaryTo get the better of, to surmount, to overpower, to overwhelm, to gain the superiorityTo win.Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible“nikao”To gain the victory
Webster’sTo continue in the same state, to last.To remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding.Young’s“hupomeno”To remain under
The Christian Life?
Matt. 10:34Think not that I came to send peace on the earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword.Matt. 16:24If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.Rom 12:1I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual serviceWhat about Matt. 11:30?
1 Cor. 9:26-27So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air, but I discipline [buffet, ASV] my body and keep it under control lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.What lusts do we beat our bodies away from?Sexuality?Tempers?The “Good Life”?Margaritaville?
Is there anything else?
What did Jesus tell the 7 churches to overcome?False Teaching (Ephesus, Pergamum & Thyatira)Persecution (Smyrna & Philadelphia[?])Sin (Sardis)Laziness (Laodicea)
John 9:4We must work . . while it is day: the night comes when no man can workMatt. 9:38Pray . . . the Lord of the harvest that he send forth laborers into his harvest.There is a better rest coming (Heb. 4:9-11) why give it up for a lesser rest here?
Heb. 10:36For you have need of patience that, having done the will of God, you may receive the promise.James 1:12Blessed is the man that endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to them that love him.Eph. 6:13. Wherefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.
Gal. 5:1For freedom did Christ set us free. Stand fast, therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.1 Cor. 16:13Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.Matt. 24:13But he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved.