The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Overcomer and the First Resurrection, continued

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. (Revelation 15:2)

There is this about God's victorious saints, His conquerors, and we need to note it carefully: They give glory to God in all situations!

We are near the time when men will rise up and declare God is unjust in His treatment of mankind and His treatment of Satan and his followers. But God's victorious saints are on God's side, like Levi of old.

"God is just," they declare. "God and God alone is righteous. No matter how Satan suffers or mankind suffers or the members of the Church suffer, God and God alone is righteous!"

Can you say that and mean it? You are going to see much suffering and bloodshed in the days to come. Could you serve as one of the saints who pours out the vials of the wrath of God? Or are you filled with the Antichrist spirit of human sympathy?

Do you care how God feels or are you man-centered?

It has been given to the saints to judge mankind and the angels as well. The true servants of the Lord learn to not judge according to what they see and hear with their eyes and ears but what they see and hear from God.

To judge according to what we see and hear, or people tell us, is a common weakness of the believers. Satan takes advantage of our weakness and the first thing you know we are gossiping about a fellow Christian or slandering him or her. This is how Satan tears down the work of God.

Get your emotions in tow! Don't run around with some opinion about a person until you hear from God. Better to pray about people than to talk about them.

This is a big, big problem in Christian circles.

Those who will sit in the throne with Christ and judge the nations will be victorious saints who have learned to wait until they hear from God before they form an opinion about anyone or anything.

Then the overcomers are seen as a firstfruits of the Bride. They are robed in their righteous deeds the righteous behavior that always proceeds from those in whom Christ is formed and dwelling.

When Christ returns the firstfruits will follow Him as an army along with the army of angels.

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (Revelation 19:14)

The last time we see the overcomers they are seated on the thrones of glory (Revelation 20:4). They have been raised in the first resurrection. They are poised for the onset of the thousand-year Kingdom Age.

They are blessed and holy.

No books are opened because "Dan" is not present. The second death has no authority over them. They have been judged and delivered previously.

Anyone can be an overcomer! Christians have been drowning in water that is only to their waist. They have been taught that no one can please God, that while they are in the world they have to sin.

Satan is running a bluff on us.

All it takes to be an overcomer right now is to look up to God and offer to do His will as He gives you wisdom and strength.

Presto! You are an overcomer. Just keep on doing that every five minutes for eternity.

All the good stuff we have talked about will be yours if you will look to Christ.

Satan will try to scare you away, telling you God will demand some awful thing of you. This is not true. God will never require anything of you that is not in your best interests. Have faith in God. Put your trust in Him.

You can do it.

Good sailing to you as you launch out on the wonderful course that will lead you at last to the rainbow throne. You will be eternally glad you made this choice.