1 Corinthians 15:58, Jude 1:3, Hebrews 12:1-2, Matthew 25:23, Psalm 89:27, Genesis 43:33, Luke 19:17, Proverbs 31:29, Isaiah 62:2 , Revelation 2:17, Malachi 3:17, James 1:17, 1 Peter 1:3-7.
God gives us trial to refine us, to bring us to higher level of His glory while the devil tempts us with the motive of destroying us. There is a reward for those who overcomes temptation. The best thing that can ever happen to man is to go through temptations and trial because it brings the best out of us. Temptation brings out the best price God has reserved for those who takes after him. God is eternal overcomer.
“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” Matthew 25:23. You can’t be a good and faithful servant to God except you render services to Him. The number one work of God is soul winning so all faithful servants are to present the souls they won unto Him.
Every believer has a divine position born-order. Everyone has a position they are born into which they must occupy; so let no man take your position. God grades those who serves Him with an excellent spirit into different position. Which position are you occupying? You have the authority to choose your position in the rendering of services to God. Are you among the first born of Christ? “Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth” Psalm 89:27. ” And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another” Genesis 43:33. According to the capacity of kingship you function in will authority be given unto you. “And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities” Luke 19:17.
“And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name” Isaiah 62:2. God loves changing the name of His people from ordinary to extraordinary. He changed the Jacob’s name to Israel and Abram’s name to Abraham. This year 2019, God will give you a new name and great source of earnings. God gives a new stone to those who please Him ” He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it” Revelation 2:17.
SEVEN KIND OF TEMPTATION IN CHURCHES, THEIR CORRESPONDING OVERCOMERS AND ITS REWARD
The temptation in the church of Ephesus. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” Revelation 2:7.
The temptation in the church of Smyrna. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death”Revelation 2:11.
The temptation in the church of Pergamos. “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it” Revelation 2:17.
The temptation in the church of Thyatira. ” And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.” Revelation 2: 26-28.
The temptation in the church of Sardis. “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels” Revelation 3:5.
The temptation in the church of Philadelphia. “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name” Revelation 3:12.
The temptation in the church of Laodiceans. “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” Revelation 3:21.