Sermons and Fellowship: What Is a True Overcomer?
What exactly is an overcomer? What realities of the truth should the overcomer possess? No one understands this clearly. From the perspective of our human notions, if we can work hard for the Lord and hold on to His name, we’ll become overcomers in the end. But this is completely erroneous. Let’s see what God says about being an overcomer. As Revelation 14:4-5 goes, “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” And let’s see what Almighty God says, “Those who God refers to as overcomers are those who are still able to stand witness, maintain their confidence, and their devotion to God when under the influence of Satan and under siege by Satan, that is, when within the forces of darkness. If you are still able to maintain a heart of purity and your genuine love for God no matter what, you stand witness in front of God, and this is what God refers to as being an overcomer” (“You Ought to Maintain Your Devotion to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “Those who are made complete before the disaster are obedient to God. They live reliant on Christ, witness Christ, and exalt Him. They are the victorious male children and the good soldiers of Christ” (Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning). From God’s word, we can see that the overcomers are those who follow the Lamb’s footsteps closely, who by undergoing God’s judgment, chastisement, trials, and refinement in the last days come to understand the truth and know God, to revere God and shun evil. No matter what Christ says or in what ways He works, they will obey Him completely, and their loyalty to God will be absolute, unparalleled. Faced with the terrible circumstances of the CCP government’s ruthless persecution, they continue to eat and drink of God’s words, performing their duty as a creature of God. Throughout their trials and tribulations, they do not complain, and will obey God unto death, bearing a beautiful, resounding testimony to God. Only these people are the overcomers made through God’s work of the last days. They are the mere 144,000 victorious male children prophesied in Revelation. … do you have any knowledge of God’s work and His disposition? Do you understand how Satan corrupts mankind? Have you seen through Satan’s evil nature and substance? Do you truly detest Satan? Do you understand Satan’s extreme opposition and condemnation of God? Do you have true knowledge of your satanic nature and substance? Have you overcome the flesh and Satan’s influence? Do you truly obey God and revere God and shun evil? How much do you understand about God’s inherent disposition? If God incarnate expresses the truth, will you be able to hear God’s voice and thus obey God’s work? If you don’t have any of these realities of the truth, then how can you be called overcomers? Those who don’t know God have all been exposed by God’s incarnation. The truths that God has spoken have revealed all those who don’t love the truth. People who don’t accept God’s work of the last days do not know God. They are arrogant and self-righteous and belong to Satan’s brood. How could they possibly be called overcomers? It’s impossible for them to be overcomers!
from the movie script of Rapture in Peril
All those who truly understand the Bible know that the great white throne judgment prophesied in the Book of Revelation is a vision of God’s judgment work in the last days. The incarnate Almighty God came to express the truth and do His judgment work in the last days, starting to cleanse and save corrupt mankind. This means the great white throne judgment has already begun. Judgment starts from the house of God. God will first make a group of overcomers before the disaster. Then, God will bring down the great disasters and start to reward good and punish evil, until this evil era has been destroyed. God’s great white throne judgment in the last days will then be thoroughly complete. Then God will openly appear to begin a new era. We can all see it very clearly right now. The omen of the great disasters—four consecutive blood moons—has already appeared. The great disasters are near. When the great disasters come, anyone who resists God, judges God, or opposes God, and the ilk of the devil Satan will be destroyed in the disasters. Isn’t that precisely the great white throne judgment? We can see from the Bible’s prophecies that the Lord’s return is separated into the two stages of secret arrival and open arrival. At first, the Lord comes like a thief, which means God incarnate arrives secretly to express the truth and perform His judgment work in the last days. The main purpose is to make a group of overcomers. This fulfills the “judgment must begin at the house of God” prophecy. God’s judgment work in the last days already began when God incarnate secretly arrived to express the truth and judge all of mankind. The first part of the work is to begin judgment at the house of God. With that, God cleanses and saves those who hear His voice and are brought before Him, making them into overcomers. God’s great work is thus accomplished. Then the great disasters begin. God will use disaster to punish and destroy this old world. God’s judgment work in the last days thus reaches its climax. When God appears openly on the clouds, His judgment work will have been thoroughly complete. The kingdom of God will subsequently appear. This thus fulfills the prophecy of the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven.
from Classic Questions and Answers on the Gospel of the Kingdom