You’re ‘More than a Conquerer’—But What Does that Mean?

Justin Holcomb | April 2, 2016


Because of Jesus’s resurrection, all threats against you are tamed. Jesus conquered death, so death and evil aren’t the end of the story. You can have hope.

In Revelation, one of the key themes is conquering through suffering. The number of occurrences of the verb “to conquer” illustrates this (it appears 17 times). John describes amazing promises, addressing them specifically to those who “conquer”: 

  • “To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (2:7)
  • “The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death” (2:11)
  • “To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it” (2:17)
  • “The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations” (2:26)
  • “The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels” (3:5)
  • “The one who conquers, I will make…

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