Pocket Sized Thoughts – Temptation – Part 12

He who overcomes …” (Revelation 2:7,11,17,26 ; 3:5,12,21).

This repeated statement is made at the end of each message to the seven churches. It is not a guarantee but a conditional statement. Some of the churches were commended, others were sternly rebuked. All was done from a heart of love. Every church faced problems and trials of various kinds. This is a reflection of life which is never continually smooth. The key is how we act under such situations. We could complain, give up, withdraw, rebel, or even be led away by deception. The key is not to wilt under all the pressure but to continually and faithfully look and listen to Him who is the Head of all the church. By deriving our life from Him we shall have the grace to continue to the end. It is not a sprint but more of a marathon. As we have started the race let us also be sure to finish and complete it. What joy and treasure awaits those who do and who overcome.

PRAYER – “Lord, thank you that your grace is supplied for me to be an overcomer in all things.”