WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Scripture: Revelation 5:5
Revelation 5:5 says, “But one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.’” The word translated prevailed is the Greek word nik-ah-o and in Revelation 2:4 the church at Ephesus is told they have left their first love and then in verse 7, to them who nik-ah-o or overcome apathy, blessing comes. Every single church ends with the same statement—a promise to him who overcomes. At Smyrna, they had to overcome fear of persecution. At Pergamos, they had to overcome sexual immorality. At Thyatira, they had to overcome tolerance. At Sardis, they had to overcome apathy. At Philadelphia, they had to overcome hardship through perseverance. And at Laodicea they had to overcome ease. Are we overcoming? If we are overcoming, then we are preparing to represent the Kingly Christ.