All True Believers Are Overcomers
Listen to the Apostle John as he wrote to the early church:
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:4–5, NKJV).
All Christians and every true believer is an overcomer. In Christ, by God’s grace and power, we all have overcome the destroying, enslaving power of the world’s evil system. Paul explained overcomers in Romans 12 as those who resist the world.
Romans 12:21 (NKJV) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Truly regenerated overcomers are given seven precious promises: the privilege of eating from the tree of life (2:7), the crown of life (2:10), protection from the second death (2:11), the hidden manna (2:17), a white stone with a new name written on it (2:17), the authority to rule the nations (2:26–27), the morning star (2:28), white garments, symbolizing purity and holiness (3:5), the honor of having Christ confess their names before God the Father and the holy angels in heaven (3:5), to be made a pillar in God’s temple (3:12), and to have written on them the name of God, of the new Jerusalem, and of Christ (3:12).
Jesus summarizes what He had already promised us, which is captured in His words written down in the Gospel by John. Do you remember how often Jesus talked about “Life the Way God Designed it to Be”?
Overcomers Possess Life the Way God Designed It to Be
For a moment go back with me and listen to Jesus as He spoke in the Gospel by John about real life. The lost who heard Him and did not receive Him, never understood or experienced life as Jesus described it, and God designed it.
Here is what eternal, endless, abundant life from above looks like in Christ’s words:
John 1:43: A Life of Following Christ
John 3:36: A Life of Presently Possessing Eternal Life
John 4:13-14: A Life that Never runs dry or Goes empty
John 5:24: A Life that Never has to Fear a Bad Ending
John 6:57: A Life that Feeds on Christ
John 7:38: A Life that Becomes a Mighty Fountain of Endless Life
John 8:12, 36: A Life Never trapped in Darkness, but Freed
John 10:10, 28: A Life Abundant & Secure
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