Spiritual Gifts part 279: The 5 crowns for overcomers.

John Farley
June 21, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 279: The 5 crowns described in the New Testament.

3. Reward:
to each according to his deeds; crowns.
Mat 5:11-12; Mat 10:40-42; Luk 6:35-36; 1Co 3:8-15; Col 3:23-24; Jam 1:12; 2Jo 1:8; Rev 2:10; Rev 22:10-14

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’.

singular noun
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:
the world;
or the evil one and the kingdom of darkness.

Joh 16:33
“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.”

Rom 12:21
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.



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