The Overcomers

Jacob wrestles with the Angel of the LORD through the night. The angel asks him, “What is your name?” As Jacob holds on to the man with all his strength, he answers, “Yaakov” meaning “Heel-grabber.” The name is a reference to his talent for not letting go. It is a wrestling name. Then the man said, “Your name shall no longer be Yaakov, but Yisrael (ישראל); for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed” (32:28).

The name Israel means “overcomer.”

In the book of Revelation, the Master describes Israel in terms of those who overcome.

The ones who overcome are the ones given eternal life, paradise, a new name (like Jacob who became Israel), the seal of God on their foreheads, white garments, a place in the Book of Life, a place beside the throne of Messiah, and sonship.

They are the redeemed, that held their lives in low esteem compared to the message of His Glory and His Gospel which they lived IN TRUTH and did not shrink from death for living THE TRUTH in Christ…. but welcomed it, yearned for it even:

-To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)

-He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death. (Revelation 2:11)

-To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. (Revelation 2:17)

-He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, ‘To him I will give authority over the nations…’ (Revelation 2:26)

-He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Revelation 3:5)

-He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. (Revelation 3:12)

-He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21)

-All of Israel (the overcomers) will receive the seal of God on their foreheads to protect them from The Locusts that torment men like a scorpion. (Revelation 7:3 and 9:3-4)

-He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. (Revelation 21:7)

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