Tag Archives: Revelation 21:1-8

Choose to Be an Overcomer!

In his message to the church at Laodicea, Jesus promises those who buy gold, white robes, and eye salve from him: “All those whom I may love, I convict and instruct. So you must be zealous and you must repent…the one overcoming, I will give to him to sit with Me on My throne” (Revelation 3:19-21).

Do you hear the instructions of Jesus? Your salvation depends on obeying and submitting to what the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart. Jesus said, “My sheep always heed My voice, and I know them, and they always follow Me” (John 10:27).

Does this describe your Christian experience? Or are there areas of rebellion in your life that you’ve been “working on”–perhaps for years? Beloved, do not rest until you’ve overcome sin by faith in Jesus Christ!

The Way Up Is the Way Down

The lie of declared righteousness typifies the lukewarm, modern-day Laodicean church in America. However, our risen Lord makes it very clear that only those who are truly righteous, and have left wickedness, will have the right to drink of the water of life. We must cut off those things in our life that allow us to be comforted in our sin. Only then will we enter into the desert, where we learn to depend on Jesus as our only source of life. The book of Revelation outlines a three-step process by which we can leave our lukewarm state, repent, and be saved!