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Living the Life of the Overcomer

Ephesians 6:11-12  Put-on the full-armor of God so-that you may be able to stand against the schemes[a] of the devil, 12 because the struggle[b] for us is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-powers[c] of this darkness, against the spiritual forces[d] of evilness in the heavenly-places.
Footnotes: (a) Or, stratagems, methods. (b) Or, wrestling, conflict, one-on-one battle. (c) Or, world forces, world rulers. (d) Or, beings, hosts.

1 John 5:4 Because everything having been born from God is being-victorious-over the world. And this is the victory having been-victorious-over the world: our faith!

John 16:33 “I have spoken these things to you in order that you may have peace in Me. You have affliction in the world, but take-courage— I have overcome the world”.

Romans 8:37  But in all these things we overwhelmingly-conquer[a] through the One having loved us. -Footnotes: Or, are completely-victorious.

James 1:12  Blessed[a] is the man who endures the trial, because having become[b] approved, he will receive the crown of [c] life which He promised to the ones loving Him. Footnotes: (a). Or, Fortunate (from God’s point of view). (b) Or, been. (c) That is, consisting of, belonging to.

Revelation 3:21  The one overcoming— I will give him authority to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

1 John 4:4-5  You are from[a] God, little children, and you have overcome them, because greater is the One in you than the one in the world. 5 They are from[b] the world. For this reason they are speaking from the world, and the world is listening-to them. Footnotes: (a) Vs. 4 That is, you belong to Him, having been fathered by Him.
(b) Vs. 5 They belong to the world which is passing away. This is the source of their words.

Revelation 3:5 The one overcoming will in-this-manner clothe himself in white garments. And I will never[a] wipe-out[b] his name from the book of life. And I will confess[c] his name before My Father and before His angels.
Footnotes: (a) Or, by no means. (b) Or, smear-out, blot-out, erase. (c) Or, declare, acknowledged.

Revelation 2:17 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the one overcoming— I will give him some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white pebble.
And having been written upon the pebble is a new name which no one knows except the one[a] receiving it. Footnotes: Or, the One; that is, Jesus, 19:12

Revelation 21:7 The one overcoming will inherit these things, and I will be God to him and he will be a son to Me.

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame[a] him because-of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of [b] their testimony. And they did not love their life until[c] death. Footnotes: (a) Or, were victorious over. (b) That is, consisting of. Or, the Word to which they bore testimony. Or, as far as, up to. That is, they loved Jesus more than their lives, until their death

Revelation 2:11 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. The one overcoming will never be harmed by the second death

Revelation 3:12 The one overcoming— I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never go outside again. And I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God— the New Jerusalem, the one coming down out of heaven from My God— and My new name.
Revelation 2:7 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the one overcoming[a], I will give him authority to eat from the tree of life which is in the paradise of God. Footnote: Or, conquering, being victorious.
John 5:4-5 Because everything having been born from God is being-victorious-over the world. And this is the victory having been-victorious-over the world: our faith!
5 And who is the one being-victorious-over the world if not the one believing[a] that Jesus is the Son of God! Footnotes: vs.5 or, having-faith, to show the relationship to ‘faith’ in v 4.
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we are loving[a] the children of God: when we are loving God and doing His commandments.
Footnote: That is, with love flowing from an abiding relationship with God. In this section, John inseparably binds together love for God, love for His children, believing in His Son, and obeying His commandments. We cannot claim to have one apart from any of the others.
1 John 2:13-14 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the One from the beginning. I am writing to you, young-men, because you have overcome the evil one.
14 I wrote[a] to you, children, because you have known the Father. I wrote to you, fathers, because you have known the One from the beginning. I wrote to you, young-men, because you are strong ones, and the word of God is abiding in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Footnote: (a) 1 John 2:14 John may mean ‘wrote’ from the readers viewpoint when they receive the letter, ‘writing’ (v 12-13) from his viewpoint as he writes; or, ‘wrote’ what he has already written, ‘writing’ the whole letter. Some think the change in tense is merely stylistic.

Revelation 2:26 And the one overcoming and[a] the one keeping My works[b] until the end— I will give him authority over the nations. Footnotes: (a) Or, even. (b) As opposed to her works, v 22.

Revelation 13:6-8  And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name, and His dwelling[a]— the[b] ones dwelling in heaven. 7 And authority was given to him to make war against the saints, and to overcome[c] them. And authority was given to him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all the ones dwelling upon the earth will worship him— each whose name has not been written in the book of life of the Lamb having been slain since[d] the foundation of the world. Footnotes: (a) Vs. 6 -That is, place of dwelling, defined next. (b) Vs. 6 Some manuscripts make this a third thing, ‘and the ones’; others combine it with what precedes as ‘His dwelling in heaven’ (c). Vs. 7 conquer. d. Vs. 8 That is, slain since; or, written… since, as in 17:8.

Revelation 15:1-3 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having seven plagues— the last, because the fury of God was finished[a] in them. 2 And I saw something like a sea of-glass[b] having been mixed with fire, and the ones overcoming[c] from the beast and from his image and from the number of his name standing upon the sea of-glass, holding harps of God. 3 And they are singing the song of Moses the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying “Your works are great and marvelous, Lord God Almighty. Your ways are righteous and true, King of the nations.
Footnotes: (a). Vs.1 This third sign in heaven is carried out in detail beginning in v 5. John refers to it here as if it were already accomplished, as in 10:7 (b). Vs. 2 That is, made of glass, as in 4:6. (c) Vs.2 Or, coming off victorious from. (d) Vs. 14 These will wage-war against the Lamb. And the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and the ones with Him are called ones and chosen ones and faithful ones”.
Other Encouraging texts for the Growing Christian:

1 Peter 2:9  And you are a chosen family[a], a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may report the virtues[b] of the One having called you out of darkness into His marvelous light— Footnotes: (a) Or, race, people, nation (b) Or, excellencies, praises, mighty acts.

Hebrews 13:5  Let character be without-love-of-money, being content with the present things. For He Himself has said [in Deut 31:6] “I will never[a] let you go[b], nor will I by any means forsake[c] you”, Footnotes: (a). Or, by no means. (b)Or, turn you loose, give you up. (c). Or, desert, abandon

Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, become-strong in the Lord and in the might of His strength. 11 Put-on the full-armor of God so-that you may be able to stand against the schemes[a] of the devil, 12 because the struggle[b] for us is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-powers[c] of this darkness, against the spiritual forces[d] of evilness in the heavenly-places. 13 For this reason, take-up the full-armor of God in order that you may be able to resist[e] on the evil day, and having worked[f] everything, to stand.14 Stand [firm] therefore, having girded[g] your waist with truth, and having put-on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having sandaled your feet with the readiness[h] of the good-news of peace, 16 with all these having taken-up the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword[i] of [j] the Spirit, which is the Word of God, 18 praying with every-kind-of prayer and petition at every opportunity[k] in the Spirit, and keeping-alert for it with all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints—
Footnotes: (a) vs.11 Or, stratagems, methods. (b). vs. 12 or, wrestling, conflict, one-on-one battle. (c) vs. 12 Or, world forces, world rulers. (d) vs. 12 Or, beings, hosts. (e) vs. 13 Or, oppose, withstand. (f) vs 13 Or, done, accomplished, overcome., (g). vs.14 Or, tied. (h) vs. 15 Or, preparedness. (i) vs. 17 Or, saber, dagger.(j) vs. 17 or, belonging to; from. (k) vs. 18 at every opportunity. Or, at all times; or, on every occasion.
Matthew 24:21-27  For then[a] there will be a great affliction[b] such as has not taken place since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will take place. 22 And if those days had not been shortened[c], no[d] flesh would have been saved. But those days will be shortened for the sake of the chosen ones.23 Then[e] if someone says to you, ‘Behold— here is the Christ,’ or ‘Here’, do not believe it. 24 For false-christs and false-prophets will arise and give great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the chosen ones. 25 Behold— I have told you beforehand. 26 Therefore, if they say to you, ‘Behold— He is in the wilderness’, do not go out; ‘Behold— He is in the inner-rooms’, do not believe it. 27 For just as the lightning comes out from the east and is visible[f] as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Footnotes: (a) vs. 21 Or, at that time. (b)vs. 21 Or, distress, trouble, tribulation. (c) vs. 22 Or, curtailed, cut short. (d) vs. 22 Lit, all flesh would not have. Some think all flesh means all humanity; others, all those in Judea, v 16. (e).vs. 23 Or, At that time. (f). vs. 27 Or, shines.

Romans 8:36-37  Just as it has been written [in Ps 44:22] that “For your sake we are being put-to-death the whole day. We were considered as sheep for slaughter”. 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly-conquer[a] through the One having loved us.
Footnotes: (a). vs. 37 Or, are completely-victorious. (b) vs.7-8

Revelation 19:7-8 7  Let us rejoice and be overjoyed, and give the glory to Him, because the wedding[a] of the Lamb came, and His wife prepared herself ”. 8 And[b] authority was given to her to[c] clothe herself with shining clean fine-linen. For the fine-linen is the righteous-acts of the saints.
Footnotes: (a) vs. 7 Or, wedding-celebration. (b) vs. 8 The preceding quotation may extend to ‘fine-linen’ or ‘saints’ in this verse. (c) vs. 8 Or, that she might.

Isaiah 55:8-13 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)  For not My thoughts [are] your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, — an affirmation of Jehovah,
9 For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts.
10 For, as come down doth the shower, And the snow from the heavens, And thither returneth not, But hath watered the earth, And hath caused it to yield, and to spring up, And hath given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater,
11 So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that [for] which I sent it.
12 For with joy ye go forth, And with peace ye are brought in, The mountains and the hills Break forth before you [with] singing, And all trees of the field clap the hand.
13 Instead of the thorn come up doth fir, Instead of the brier come up doth myrtle, And it hath been to Jehovah for a name, For a sign age-during — it is not cut off!

2 Timothy 2:11-13  The saying is trustworthy— for if we died-with Him, we will also live-with Him; 12 if we are enduring, we will also reign-with Him; if we shall deny Him, that One also will deny us; 13 if we are faithless[a], that One remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. Footnotes: (a) vs. 13 Or, without faith, unfaithful, unbelieving.

1 Corinthians 3:12-14  And if one builds gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw upon the foundation, 13 each one’s work will become evident. For the day will make it clear[a], because it is revealed by fire. And the fire itself will test what-sort each one’s work is. 14 If one’s work which he built-upon it shall remain, he will receive a reward.
Footnote: (a) Vs. 13, Or, reveal it, show it (for what it really is).

Matthew 10:28  And do not be fearing[a] anything from the ones killing the body but not being able to kill the soul. But be fearing instead the One being able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna[b]. Footnotes: (a) vs.28 The grammar implies, Stop fearing or, Do not be in the habit of fearing. (b) vs. 28 That is, hell.

Acts 17:11  Now these ones were more-noble[a] than the ones in Thessalonica— who[b] received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things might hold so. Footnote: (a) that is, more spiritually noble-minded, as seen in their willingness to examine the Scriptures. (b) This refers to the Bereans.

John 14:6  Jesus says to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through[a] Me. Footnote: (a) Or, by-means-of.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you that the one hearing My word and believing the One having sent Me has eternal life. And he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 16:33  “I have spoken these things to you in order that you may have peace in Me. You have affliction in the world, but take-courage— I have overcome the world”.

John 8:31-32  Then Jesus was saying to the Jews having believed Him, “If you remain[a] in My word, you are truly My disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”. Footnote: (a) Or, continue, abide, stay.

1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, keep-watch. Your adversary the devil is walking-around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour—

2 Peter 2:20  For if— having escaped-from the defilements of the world by the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and again having been entangled by these things— they[a] are defeated, then the last state has become worse for them than the first. Footnotes: That is, the false teachers (v 17-18a); or, their victims (v 18b-19); or, this may be a general principle referring to all.

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Literal Translations used here:
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Disciples’ Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

Young’s Literal Translation (YLT) by Public Domain

KJV-King James Version-Public Domain

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