Ask the average believer, “What is the greatest promise in the whole Bible?” I doubt seriously if one in a hundred could give you the correct answer – probably not one in a thousand, even if it is a hundred preachers you ask that question. Most would probably say, “God’s promise to give us eternal life,” or “God’s promise to forgive us of all our sins.” Those ARE mighty promises. But neither is the greatest promise in all the Bible. Only someone intimately acquainted with the Book of Revelation would know the answer. Here is the answer: “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne (says Jesus Christ), even as I overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne” (See Revelation 3:21). THAT is the greatest promise in all the Bible. There is no greater, there can be no greater promise than that – the promise made by the One who CANNOT lie, that He will grant the true overcomer the right, the privilege, the fantastic, mind-boggling reward to sit with Him on His throne – the throne that rules the universe, the throne that would grant one power and authority second only to God the Father. THAT is “the mark…the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” the apostle Paul speaks of in the Philippian letter and for which he was striving with every atom of his being. (See Philippians 3:14).
In that one short paragraph you have just received some of the most fantastic Bible revelation you will ever receive in this lifetime, revelation hidden from the minds and understanding of most other believers – believers now living in this age or believers who have lived in any previous age. Can YOU think of a promise of God greater that the one I just gave you? No you cannot. Don’t tax your mental powers needlessly. There IS no greater promise. Of course the next most logical question to ask, since the promise is given to “him that overcomes,” is overcomes what? And what does it mean to overcome “even as Jesus overcame?” What IS the Bible definition of an overcomer? Can any believer make the grade? Is the promise a blanket promise made to one and all?
To be continued……