He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

I love the promises of Jesus in the book of Revelation, Chapters 2 and 3.  Each section is ended with the words, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  followed or preceded by a promise. Consider those promises with me.

Ch 2 verse 7: “To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”

Ch 2 verse 11: “He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”

Ch 2 verse 17: “To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.  And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”

Ch 2 verses 26-28: “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations–‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; As the potter’s vessels, shall be broken to pieces’ –as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.”

Ch 3 verse 5: “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”

Ch 3 verse 12: “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.  And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God.  and I will write on him My new name.”

Ch 3 verse 11 also states, “Behold, I come quickly!  Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”

What wonderful promises from our Savior!!  Yes, in this world we will have tribulation, but He has overcome the world and we can overcome whatever challenges enter our lives by His strength in us.  When we do this, we are promised Paradise, food from the tree of life, protection from the second death, hidden manna to eat, a new name, power over the nations, the morning star, sparkling white garments to wear, our name guaranteed in the Book of Life, confessed before God the Father and His angels, life forever in the New Jerusalem, Jesus’ new name given to us, sitting on His throne with the Father.  Wow!  So exciting!!

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