Youth Messenger Online Edition

July-September, 2017

The Overcomer
The Overcomer
Julia Loomis
Who is an overcomer?

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world” (1 John 5:1, 4).

With what weapon does a
person overcome?

“And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (Verse 4).

What is it to overcome the world?

Jesus said to His disciples, “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33), and it is written also that He "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

How did Jesus overcome?

He said, “I do nothing of myself” (John 8:28). “The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” (John 14:10).

How do His followers overcome?

Jesus says, “Without me ye can do nothing.” “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me” (John 15:4, 5).

What kind of faith overcomes the world?

“Faith which worketh by love” (Galatians 5:6).

How does this love work?

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour” (Romans 13:10). “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments” (1 John 5:3). “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me” (John 14:21).

What promise does Christ give to such?

“He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (Verse 21).

What is to be the final reward of the overcomer?

“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).