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How to be victorious

The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.  Revelation 3:5 NIV

Revelation 3:5 offers us hope and encouragement, emphasizing the rewards of faithfulness, the assurance of eternal life, and the honor of being acknowledged by Christ in the presence of God and the angels.

The term “victorious” refers to those who overcome spiritual challenges and remain faithful to Jesus. It implies perseverance, commitment, and triumph over sin and opposition.

Being dressed in white symbolizes purity, righteousness, and honor. In the context of Revelation, white garments often represent the holiness and sanctification of faithful believers.

The promise that Jesus will “never blot out the name” of the victorious from the Book of Life assures us of our eternal security in God’s kingdom. This book of life is a metaphorical register of those who have received eternal life through faith in Christ.

Jesus promises to acknowledge the name of the faithful before His Father and the angels. This indicates a public affirmation and acceptance of the believer in the heavenly realm, signifying honor and recognition by God.

This verse provides a strong assurance of salvation for those who remain steadfast in their faith. It highlights the eternal and unchangeable nature of God’s promise to His followers.

The rewards mentioned—white garments, a secure name in the Book of Life, and Jesus’ acknowledgment—serve as powerful incentives for us to persevere in our faith despite trials and temptations.

The phrase “like them” refers to others who have also been victorious, indicating a community of faithful believers who share in these promises and rewards.

–Diane (blog.peacebewithu.org)

Written by Diane Levy

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