by Grace Gems
“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872
“To him who overcomes . . .” Revelation 2:7
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:
“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God!” Revelation 2:7
“He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death!” Revelation 2:11
“To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it!” Revelation 2:17
“He who overcomes will be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before My Father and His angels!” Revelation 3:5
“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; and I will also write on him My new name!” Revelation 3:12
“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne!” Revelation 3:21
“He who overcomes will inherit all this–and I will be his God and he will be my son!” Revelation 21:7
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!
by Grace Gems