Rev 3:12; Rev 2-3; Rev 21:7,22:12; 2Ti 4:6-8; Jam 1:12; 1Co 9:25; 1Th 2:19; 1Pe 5:1-4
ROMANS-398-120624 - length: 78:57 - taught on Jun, 24 2012
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’.
In the NT, nikao speaks of attaining a victory in the angelic conflict after a struggle.
a. The crown of righteousness (2TI 4:8) is distributed to church age believers who fulfill the plan of God and advance to spiritual maturity.
c. The incorruptible crown (1CO 9:25) is issued for mastering your own sin nature through applying the power of the cross in their daily lives.
e. The crown of glory (1PE 5:4) is awarded to the Pastor-Teacher who was faithful in communicating the mystery doctrine of the church age.