|1 Corinthians 15:55,57|
57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful who promised.
6 But Christ is a son over his own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
|1 John 5:4|
4 For whoever is born of God overcomes [has conquered] the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. [John tells us what it means to overcome the world in 1 John 2:17: the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it. Paul confirms: they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have (past tense) come; the world has been crucified to me, and me to it, Gal 6:14. To overcome the world is to be crucified from the lusts of the world: to have mortified the lusts and desires for things, wealth, bodies, sex; that is the victory that overcomes. But the only victory the believers of Christendom have experienced, is victory over their conscience and guilt for committing sin .]
|Revelation 15:2 |
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. Those who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand beside the sea of glass, having the harps of God.