For the proclamation of the Gospel and the edification of the Body of Christ
Living Waters Magazine Nr. 28
July - August 2004
The expression "overcomers" suggests the participation in a battle, in which a victory is gained. To which overcomers and to what battle are we referring? We are, of course, speaking about a spiritual context and refer to the battle of the faith.
Paul exhorts Timothy, in his first epistle, to fight "the good fight of the faith" (6:12). Then, when finishing the second epistle, Paul himself gives testimony of having "fought the good fight" and of having overcome (4:7-8). Elsewhere he says "I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage..."
The Christian life can be lived as a battle, or as a mere gentle stroll. Whoever opts for the latter, without doubt will be able a witness to God's mercy, but at the end of their days will not be able to say "I have fought the good fight".
God needs men and women who live the Christian life in such a way that they can be declared overcomers. For that reason, according to what Revelation 2 and 3 shows us, through every period of church history, the trumpet has sounded has sounded, calling the children of God to prepare to fight the good fight, and to conquer.
May the Lord grant us the privilege of being among those blessed individuals!
The Last Call to the Churches
The call to overcome.
The Search for the Treasure
The overcomers are, historically, the searchers of treasures.
The Lord Jesus Christ looks for friends in those which to whom He can entrust the intimate desires of his heart.
Authority in the House of God
However reasonable an act of rebellion against the authority might appear, it will never have the backing of God.
The "When" of the Lord's Return
Before the return of the Lord certain things should be happen on earth.
The Testimony Entrusted to the Church
The revelation of the mystery and Christ's centrality are deposited in the hands of the Church.
As a Lion or as a Lamb?
A call to the Church to continue on the way to Christ in humility.
David's Mighty Men
What To Do With the Classroom Rebel?
I'm glad God prompted me to see past John's defiant scowl.