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promise is given to the overcomer?
"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he
shall be My son." Rev. 21:7.
What is it to
To vanquish, to conquer, to be victorious. - Webster.
What must be
overcome to realize the promises to the overcomer?
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil." Rom. 12:21.
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world." 1 John
What is meant by
overcoming the world?
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin." 1 John 3:9.
What, then, must
we exercise in order to claim the promise of inheriting all things?
"But godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of
the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Tim. 4:8.
Who alone can
"Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that
Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:5.
By what means
are we enabled to overcome?
"This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our
faith." 1 John 5:4. "And they overcame him [Satan, the originator
and disseminator of sin, verse 9] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word
of their testimony." Rev. 12:11.
Who gives us
strength to overcome? and through whom is it bestowed?
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Cor. 15:57. "In all these things we are more
than conquerors through Him that loved us." Rom. 8:37.
What is one
important purpose of the promises given in the Bible?
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that
by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4.
What is one of
the greatest promises given to the overcomer?
"And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal
life." 1 John 2:25.
Name some of the
precious things promised to the overcomer.
(1) He shall eat of the tree of life.
(2) He "shall not be hurt of the second
death." Rev. 2:11.
(3) He shall eat of the hidden manna, and
receive a white stone, and "in the stone a new name written which no man
knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Rev. 2:17.
(4) He shall have power over the nations.
(5) He shall be clothed in white raiment;
and his name shall not be blotted out of the book of life, but shall be
confessed before the Father and the angels. Rev. 3:5.
(6) He shall be a pillar in the temple of
God forever, and Christ will write upon him God's name, and the name of the New
Jerusalem, and his own new name. Rev. 3:12.
(7) He shall sit with Christ on His throne.
(8) He "shall receive the crown of
life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him." James 1:12.
Have any of
those who in the past have sought to receive the promises, as yet come into
"And these all [those enumerated in Heb. 11] , having obtained a good
report through faith, received not the promise." Heb. 11:39.
When will these
precious promises be realized?
"Ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye
might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come, will
come, and will not tarry." Heb. 10:36, 37.
What manner of
persons ought we to be, as we see the time approaching when the promises are to
"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless." 2 Peter
What will be the
condition of those who realize the promises?
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the
throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and
about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces,
and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and
thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and
ever. Amen." Revelation 7:9-12.