Rev 22:12; 2Ti 4:6-8; Jam 1:12; 1Co 9:25; 1Th 2:19; 2Pe 1:1-11.
ROMANS-399-120627 - length: 61:14 - taught on Jun, 27 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.
In the NT, nikao speaks of attaining a victory in the angelic conflict after a struggle.
a. The crown of righteousness (2Tim 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.
a special name that only you and the Lord know. REV 2:17
These differences are spoken of in the Bible in terms of rank, rulership, reward, recognition, privilege, and intimacy.