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He that overcometh Rev 21:7 ‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son’. Here is how it is written in eSword. The numerations are from the Strong’s Concordance.
Rev 21:7 He that overcomethG3528 shall inheritG2816 all things;G3956 andG2532 I will beG2071 hisG848 God,G2316 andG2532 heG846 shall beG2071 myG3427 son.G5207
Overcometh in the Greek is: G3528 νικάωnikaō nik-ah'-o From G3529; to subdue (literally or figuratively): - conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory. This is not a gift from the Lord God. It is obtained by a Christian through striving in life for holy righteousness and must be acquired by him/her self. Not everyone will acquire the status of an overcomer.
In Matt 7:21 Jesus says this about the matter: ‘Not every one that sayith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven’. Those that didn’t obtained the status of an overcomer, did not do the will of the Father, so says Jesus.
Son in the Greek is: G5207 υἱός uihos hwee-os' Apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship: - child, foal, son. Those that are overcomers are My sons/daughters according to this scripture. These overcomers inherit all things in heaven. This is very awesome and what I daily strive to obtain.
We know from 1 Peter 5:8 ‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:’. Therefore, in their daily walk with Jesus, Christians must be vigilant at all times. We must be conscience always to be found doing the will of the Father so that we please Him.
Religious people are not necessarily overcomers. The righteous are overcomers.
Rev 22:11 speaks of the importance of righteous living. Righteousness in Greek is: G1344 δικαιόωdikaioō dik-ah-yo'-o From G1342; to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent: - free, justify (-ier), be righteous. This righteousness is the Lord God’s righteousness, not what we consider righteousness. There is a big difference.
The bible clearly defines what Godly righteousness is. If someone is handed more change than they are entitled to at the cash register, they can keep the extra change or return it to the cashier. If someone sees a needy person they can help them or not. If one looks upon a married person and is tempted to sexually desire them; the choice to lust after that person can be continued or rejected. If one is unjustly dealt with by another, one can hate that person for their mistreatment of themselves, or they can forgive that person for treating them unjustly and even say a prayer to the Father for them to repent of their sin.
Righteousness is not necessarily obtained through church attendance, but through a lifestyle in submission unto the will of the Father. Do we live to please ourselves, or the Father?
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