Devotionals & Poems


“He who overcomes” in Revelation 2:7 speaks in terms of a military conflict. Since the conflict of the church is not against “flesh and blood”, though instrumentalities of flesh and blood may often raise it (in addition to our own fleshly lusts and desires), our battle is against the root cause, “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” necessitating that we gird ourselves with “the whole armor of God” Ephesians 6:10-18, employing the formula of Revelation 12:11, “the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”. The reward of overcoming is the partaking of “the tree of life” symbolizing eternal sustenance in God’s paradise. Paradise is a Persian word for garden which suggests that over-comers will once again enjoy perfect fellowship with God as it was in Eden before the fall into sin!

He Who Overcomes

By Rose Hill

He who overcomes the spirit doth say,

Will eat of the tree of life someday.

And all the victorious ones will hear,

A welcome home from their Savior dear.

The second death their lives will not touch,

For in their God they have put their trust.

Rejoice for in God’s house you have a place,

And will receive ‘the crown of life’ for running the race.

Here in this life you have many sorrows,

But cheer up friend there are better tomorrows.

For Jesus says I will overcome for thee,

I conquered them all while on the tree.

So look beyond all the problems around,

And take the joy that in your Savior is found.

For he who, overcomes the Spirit doth say,

Will eat of the tree of life someday.

Scripture quotations are form the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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