A LIFE TO OVERCOME
By Laura L. Whitley
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21)
My intention for writing this book is to reveal the truths surrounding the Christianís future in the coming age. If you have a strong desire to know the Lord, and to know your purpose in this life as well as the next, this book is for you. It provides a monumental message, empowered by the Holy Spirit, that I felt compelled to share.
Unlike the teachings of the 20th century Church, salvation by grace is not the end of the Christian race, but only the beginning. The end will occur when this age comes to a close and all Christians find themselves facing the Lord at the Judgment Seat of Christ in the heavens. This is where the actions or works of all believers will be judged. Therefore, it would profit you to know how to overcome your present life and fulfill Godís purpose for you.
I challenge you to not just read what is written, but to study the truths presented alongside with an open Bible. But before you do this, I ask you to pray that the Lord provides you with the gift of understanding and of the full-knowledge (Greek: epignosis) of His Word. To aid the reader in the quest for truth, I chose to use the New King James Version of the Bible in this writing as well as Strongís exhaustive concordance for Hebrew and Greek definitions. I also use the word ďmanĒ in this book along with the appropriate pronouns that follow it, in the generic sense of the term, to mean the human race in its most inclusive sense.
I begin the book with a story, to give the reader a picture in their mind of what it will be like when the end comes. The actual events of the next age for the Church are revealed in the book of Revelation chapters 1-4. In my writing, you will find answers to numerous Scriptures that were not fully understood in the past. My goal for this book is to present the entire Bible as it relates to the central message ó Christís future kingdom. My second goal is to beseech you to walk worthy of the Lord and overcome your life in this age so that you may take part in Christís kingdom to come. God speed my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Laura L. Whitley