Revelation 3:21

21 1The one who conquers, 2I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as 3I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Revelation 3:21 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 3:21

To him that overcometh
The lukewarmness, and self-confidence, and security of this state:

will I grant to sit with me in my throne;
at the close of this church state, which will be the last of this kind, consisting of imperfect saints, Christ will descend from heaven with the souls of all the righteous, and raise their bodies and unite them to them; which, with the living saints, will make one general assembly and church of the firstborn, all perfect soul and body; among these he will place his tabernacle, and fix his throne; and they being all made kings as well as priests to him, shall now reign on earth with him, and that for the space of a thousand years: and this is the blessing promised the overcomers in the Laodicean state, that when Christ shall set up his kingdom among men, and reign gloriously before his ancients, they shall sit on the same throne with him, or share with him in his kingdom and glory; see ( Revelation 5:10 ) ( 20:4 ) ( Daniel 7:27 ) ;

even as I also overcame;
sin, Satan, the world, death, and hell:

and am set down with my Father in his throne;
in heaven, at his right hand; which is expressive of equality to him, distinction from him, communion with him, and of the honour and glory he is possessed of; but it is not on this throne that the saints will sit, only Christ sits on the same throne with the Father in heaven; it is on Christ's throne on earth, or in his personal reign there, that the saints shall sit down with him; and which honour they shall all have, all that are more than conquerors through him, and are made kings by him. And when this reign is over, then will follow the second resurrection, or the resurrection of the wicked, when will come on the judgment of the people, as Laodicea signifies; and when these, with the devils, will form themselves into the Gog and Magog army, and attack the beloved city, the church of glorified saints on earth, under Christ their King, which will issue in the everlasting destruction of the former; and thus these seven churches bring us to the end of all things.

Revelation 3:21 In-Context

19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

Cross References 3

  • 1. See Revelation 2:7
  • 2. Revelation 20:4; [Revelation 2:26; John 12:26; 2 Timothy 2:12]; See Matthew 19:28
  • 3. Revelation 5:5; Revelation 6:2; Revelation 17:14; John 16:33
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