Meditation Revelation 3:5

25/09/2016 21:17
Meditation Verse
 
Scripture.  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels.  Rev.3:5  KJV
 
These are words from the Word Himself, Jesus. He is not a liar.
 
These Words are a Promise to those who will overcome evil with His help.
 
Therefore let us take them seriously.
 
Jesus speaks to us of overcoming and speaks of our reward for succeeding. 
 
He knows what sin besets us, and He saw it at work on us and experienced it at work in His life, when He walked among our ancestors.  Yes, from Heaven the Trinity is aware of evil's destructive powers and knows it's impact on us, but God has given us free will to make choices. He expects us to make those choices for Him and His Kingdom, but until we come to know Jesus as our Lord, we rarely will even try to please God.
 
He is saying that we can overcome sin in our lives, when we look to Him as our King. The One Who holds all the Power and will judge all.
 
When I first heard these words in Revelation 3:5, I thought it could not be done. 
 
As the years go on, I realize that it is a process. Yes, some things, petty bad habits, we can just discipline ourselves not to do.  Others are deeply ingrained and sometimes are what could be considered, generational in nature, due to being brought up a certain way within the family dynamics.
 
These need our Lord's help in order for us to overcome.  Evil will buffet us as we try to overcome, and release forces to keep us bound to the sin, to where only God can find a way to victory over it.
 
If we follow Him closely, it is His good pleasure to make a way for us and to help us overcome. 
 
He will sustain us if we release the problem to Him and allow Him access into our life, and He will confess to the Father that He knows us when we stand before the Judgement Seat of God.
 
Prayer
Lord, thank you for your Word that reveals Truth.  Help me to hold onto the gains we have made together and help me to release to You all the deep seated sin that is offensive to You.  In Jesus's Name.  Amen.