|Revelation 2:26-28 |
26 He who overcomes, and continues my [commanded] works to the end, to him I will give power over the nations; [You must overcome the world, sin, and the devil to attain salvation; and to overcome, you must persist in obedience to the word of the Lord within to the end when you see Him bring your eternal life and salvation. [Notice again! Jesus is referencing their works, which are works of loving obedience to the commands you hear spoken from God in your heart.]
27 And he will rule them with a rod of iron, like the vessels of a potter they will be broken to pieces; just as I also received authority from my Father.7
28 And I will give him the morning star.8 [We have the more sure prophetic word [the word in your heart]; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19. As the lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west; so also will the coming of the Son of man be. Mat 24:27. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright morning star. Rev 22:16. From the Word of the Lord within: "Light comes from faith in the voice. First the light arises, then the kingdom."]
8 He who overcomes, ..I will give him the morning star. What morning star? We also have the more sure prophetic word which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19. While we wait for the appearance of the Light, Jesus, we listen to and obey his spoken prophetic words. I, Jesus.. am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star. Rev 22:16. When you overcome: the Light of God shines in your heart to see the face of Jesus, giving you knowledge of the glory of God, and this light intensifies in ever increasing glory. 2 Cor 4:6,3:18.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Light comes from faith in the voice. First the light arises, then the kingdom."