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“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne” (Revelation 3:21)
What is “to sit with Me in my throne?
For “to sit with Me in My throne”, does not mean to sit on a high place in glory and authority with the Lord Jesus,
“Then Zebedee’s wife came to Jesus and brought her sons. She bowed before Jesus and asked him to do something for her. Jesus said, “What do you want?” She said, “Promise that one of my sons will sit at your right side in your kingdom and the other at your left.” So Jesus said to the sons, “You don’t understand what you are asking. Can you drink from the cup that I must drink from?” The sons answered, “Yes, we can!” (Matthew 20:20-22)
To “drink from the cup” means the hard and sometimes bitter life before we enter into eternal life.
The meaning of “throne” is a dwelling place in heaven. For where God is, there is heaven located.
“I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
So heaven (“throne”) is for those “who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne“. The Lord is teaching spiritual principles that are found in His kingdom. That the salvation of our souls into eternal life (“throne”) is a process. And it is a life-long process. And at times, a difficult and hard process.
At first we are “born again” into the Lord’s kingdom. After that we enter into that process which is called “regeneration“, becoming a new person fit to be one of God’s children in heaven.
“I will bring them together and make them like one person. I will put a new spirit in them. I will take away that heart of stone, and I will put a real heart in its place. Then they will obey my laws and my commands. They will do the things I tell them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.‘ (Ezekiel 11:19-20)
These commandments from the Lord Jesus are non-negotiable. The institutional church of today say “once saved, always saved”. This is not the plan of salvation.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he also will reap. For he sowing to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh. But he sowing to the Spirit will reap life everlasting from the Spirit. But we should not lose heart in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint” (Galatians 6:7-9).
There is a time to run the race, and at the end of our life, there is a time for us to enter into that eternal peace.
“But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the overflowing of peace” (Psalm 37:11)
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22).