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“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son“


“He who overcomes shall inherit all things,

The overcomer here is the Christian who will “inherit all things.” God will be his God, and the overcomer will be God’s “son.” There is a special relationship between God and His people in the eternal state.

and I will be his God

Our relationship with God does not depend on how good we are. It depends solely on the work of Christ on the cross. From the moment we accept Jesus’ death to take away our sin, God becomes our God.

and he shall be My son.

This relationship began in time and will continue into eternity (Galatians 4:1-7). We make one decision to receive Christ in time, and that lasts for eternity (John 5:24).


Christians have an inheritance awaiting them in eternity.


People who believe in Christ have an inheritance. They will inherit “all things.”

“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Acts 20:32).

“…’to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’” (Acts 26:18).

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together” (Romans 8:16).

“…giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light” (Colossians 1:12).

“…that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:7).

“…to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you….” (1 Peter 1:4).