- Joe Norton
Three Promises (6/5/2022)
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels" (Revelation 3:5).
Sardis is one of two churches that receives no praise in the Lord’s assessment of the seven churches of Asia; yet the Lord does say there are a few faithful followers in that church who have “overcome,” meaning having overcome the world or the devil; and these, along with any others who successfully keep their allegiance to the Lord, can expect to receive three promises.
They shall be clothed in “white garments,” referring metaphorically to the majestic position those faithful to Christ will have in heaven. The second promise is stated in the negative: “I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life,” referring to the judgment when the faithful will be rewarded and the unfaithful condemned.
The third promise is really thrilling and reassuring: Jesus will confess the names of the faithful to the Father with the angels as witnesses.
To receive such promises from the One who never fails to keep His Word should motivate all who belong to the Lord to be the best they can be and to give Him the best service they have to offer.