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.
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?