Originally Posted by Lazy afternoon
Read Rev.chs 4 and 5.
The answers are all there.
Jesus was not on the throne until He had overcome.
Overcoming is something a man does.
Overcoming is something no man can do, for there are none righteous...which is why our Lord needed to come down from heaven and do it for us. How did Jesus overcome the world?
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
He defeated sin by not sinning.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
He defeated death by raising from the dead.
The only way man can overcome is to be born again by placing his faith in the One who overcame. Justification by Faith.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
1 John 5:4-5
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith
. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?