- Day 83 -
The Victorious Overcomers
The earth as we know it is in its death throes, soon to pass away. “And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” [As sure as He destroys the earth and we rejoice, we will see that these words He says are faithful and true about the New Jerusalem—the new heaven and the new earth.]
I am the Alpha and the Omega [Aleph and the Tav], the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost” (Revelation 21:5-6). “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast [Sukkot-Tabernacles], YAHshua stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink’” (John 7:37). And in Revelation, “I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost” (see Revelation 22:17). YAHshua is the beginning and He is the end. He is the Reward of those who have eagerly waited for Him and have endured patiently to the end in the face of trials, tribulations, and judgments. Great perseverance will be required for the saints who hold to the Commandments of YAHveh and their testimony of YAHshua (see Revelation 12:17 & Revelation14:12); it will not be required for the globally religious who take the mark of the beast and who give in to the one world religion.
But as YAHshua says, “Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Revelation 21:7-8 NIV).
YAHshua will rule, reign, and manifest His life in and through those who overcome the flesh and its sinful propensities. They will praise, honor, and glorify YAHveh, advancing His kingdom—and many will be brought to salvation. But the cowardly are at the beginning of the list of those who do not go in. They are too cowardly to have faith in YAHveh and to lay down their lives as sacrifices unto death.
How do we overcome? “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Messiah have come…” (Revelation 12:10). He has given us power and authority. It is given to us to use against the enemy of our souls and our flesh. “…for the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation 12:11 NIV).