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Overcomer’s Don’t Just Make it to Heaven, They Rule (Rev 2:26-27)

| February 14, 2013

The Daily Manna (book-by-book, verse-by-verse)

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Now this is a fascinating promise. Overcomers don’t just make it to heaven. They rule in heaven. They are people that God can trust to govern His kingdom. Are you someone He can trust? We’ll see. We must first pass the test.

a) he that overcometh. The Greek word translated “overcome” is used 17 Times in the Book of Revelation. 17 in Biblical Mathematics means = VICTORY
overcome

Now that’s perfection, because the word “overcome” means victory as well.

(Read “What Is An Overcomer?)

b) keepeth my works unto the end. Notice it didn’t say “he who gets raptured”. It says “he who keeps working unto the end”. This is because Christians are going to be here working throughout the Tribulation. We are going to be testifying and bringing the gospel of the kingdom to the entire world. It will be our mission as “potential” overcomers to help pull countless others out of confusion while enduring persecution from the world system.

We will suffer much like Christ suffered.

Do the words “take up your cross and follow me” come to mind?

They should. Because that’s what we are called to do. We call ourselves Christians because we’re willing to do for others what He did for us. We’re not just supposed to leave those poor suckers behind for the tribulation while we are taken high up into the clouds to lay back and watch them suffer.

I cannot think of a more selfish doctrine than the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine. It’s all about me, myself, and I. It’s like a soldier going into combat not caring about his fellow soldiers, or the mission, but who is only concerned about saving his own skin.

(Read “The Rapture Deception”)

c) to him will I give power over the nations. During the Millennial Kingdom the overcomers will rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years (Rev 20:6).

d) And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Not only are we are going to rule but we will do so with force. The nations of the world will obey God’s law or suffer immediate consequences. Man if you are someone who thinks God’s law is too strict to be put into practice now, you’re in for a rude awakening. It will be rigidly enforced during the millennium. No one can escape the judgment and justice of God. His law will reign supreme whether we like it or not. Every knee shall bow.

Now remember, at this time the entire world just got done worshipping the Antichrist and his New World Order. They are going to need discipline. They’re going to need to shape up real good and quick or else they will take a one-way trip into the lake of fire.

Beloved, we still have a great test to pass, and when we do we’ll be rewarded with a great deal of responsibility.

Are you ready to handle all of this?

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  1. Rhonda Smith says:

    Great study Ben. I was thinking about what Jesus said, “take up your cross and follow Me”. I think as time gets closer to the appearance of antichrist and even when he is here, there will be a tremendous persecution of faithful Christians.

    Another scripture came to my mind, Luke 23:26, And as they led Him away, they laid upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

    I can’t help but believe that as we struggle to bear our cross and stand up for Christ, that He will be there for us to handle the burdens that we are not able to bear on our own or, at least, give us the strength to. This is encouraging to me because I feel that the elect will be strengthened in a special way to fulfill the commission of being a witness to the world via the Holy Spirit.

    In being delivered up to antichrist, when you think about the fact that you’ll be betrayed by friends and/or family, which could be hard in itself to deal with but then to stand as a witness, I know that I will need His help. It makes me thankful that Jesus promised that He will not leave nor forsake us.

    As for as people believing in the Rapture doctrine, a good friend of mine told me that the reason she believed in being raptured was because she was afraid of the tribulation. I tried to encourage her but the fear was just too great to hear the truth about it. But, it did make me see that fear can hold people in chains to false doctrine.

  2. Susan Yang says:

    Every knee will bow and every tongue confess Christ is Lord. I cannot wait to see that!

    I worked as a church secretary for 6 years. I remember one day asking the Pastor what his opinion was of the rapture. He said he wasn’t for sure when ‘it’ was going to happen but he said, “just to be safe I will believe in the mid-rapture doctrine. If we’re not going to be taken early maybe it’ll atleast happen in the middle”. I was so surprised that after years of seminary school that’s the best he could some up with! (well not that surprised)…After that I knew what ‘eyes to see and hears to hear meant’. I would always try to ‘plant seeds’ with this Pastor while working there. Especially, around easter time…:) I continue to pray for him, his church and other like them. Such loving, caring people with many good works but they just don’t seem to have their eyes opened yet.

    Thank you Pastor Ben for these studies! They are such a daily blessing to myself and my husband. And thank you to our Heavenly Father for this understanding he has given us. I am for sure counting my blessings! :)

  3. Lois Sackett says:

    Amen Pastor Ben! Love the analogy on the Rapture doctrine. Defectors from truth and combat!