Rev 3:7-13; Eph 6:10-12; Joh 16:33; Rev 12:14; Rev 2-3; Rev 21:7,22:12
ROMANS-396-120617 - length: 79:02 - taught on Jun, 17 2012
Each church is coming up against a different tactic of satan to halt the progress of God’s children in winning tactical victories in the angelic conflict.
The three major kinds of attacks are false teachers, persecution, and worldliness (with an emphasis on religion).
The “overcomers” in Rev 2 and 3 fight the good fight and win the race. They win tactical victories in the angelic conflict and receive special rewards at the Bema Seat judgment.
The present active participle of the Greek verb nikao.
to subdue (literally or figuratively): A participle is a verb acting as a noun.
It is in the singular.
nikao speaks of victory after a struggle.
It means ‘to conquer, prevail, triumph, overcome’.
from pallo (to vibrate or shake)
the act of wrestling; a battle or conflict.
a contest between two in which each endeavors to throw the other, and which is decided when the victor is able to hold his opponent down with his hand upon his neck.
In the NT, nikao speaks of attaining a victory in the angelic conflict after a struggle. A victory over:
or the evil one and the kingdom of darkness.
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.