Last updated on January 20, 2021
What is the Crown Of Life?
According to the Bible, God will reward those who persevere in trials and tribulations. You see brethren, as believers in Jesus Christ, who is our life (1 John 5:11), we will come under persecution and oppression whether physical, spiritual, or both. The reason is, our adversary the devil, is trying to take our life away. He is trying to put us under the dominion of death. He will do everything in his power to take this life from us. This life is our spiritual life. This life is the Son Of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Devil will try to take this life from us any way he could.
1 John 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
That is why it is very important to hang on to your life who is the Son Of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Hang on to him even if you have to go through suffering. This is your chance to prove that you love God.
James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
The Crown Of Life is the life you retain after you have gone through the test that the Devil will put you through. This life is very valuable because it’s been tried and tested. When you get to this point, you would know what God requires from you.
He also said in John 14:2, Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.
Seeing The Light
When you try to hang on to your life, then you will go through trials and tribulations. Then you will see Jesus Christ as he is. You will understand that he is the Light. You will know the truth.
John 1:4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
So, hang on to your faith and life. Or if you never knew God, It’s never too late. Anybody can turn to God and have life.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”
The Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul said in the following verses:
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, 9for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10Test and prove what pleases the Lord.
11Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself. So it is said:
“Wake up, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Live By Faith
God has given us plenty of encouragement to overcome because greater is our reward if we remain faithful.
Hebrews 10:38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
Apostle Peter in the following verses said:
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.
Do not fear, what they fear. The Devil and his demons will scare you to death if you let them. If you have life and Jesus Christ is in you then you can assure God will come through for you.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
So we continue to live our lives even though we are experiencing trials and tribulations. The Devil will play games with us but we can take comfort in these verses:
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable.
Revelation 2:10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
Revelation 2:25 Nevertheless, hold fast to what you have until I come.
The Crown of Life is given to those who persevere under trials and tribulations. It is a spiritual crown of life. It’s the life that will live forever. It’s found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
And remember brethren, we need to persevere.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
I hope that the Holy Spirit has guided your understanding upon reading this blog. I will expand more on this topic of “life”. I will share with you my insight on how the Crown of Life is also connected to the Book Of Life and the Tree Of Life as they are part of the eternal life that is in Jesus Christ, our life.
Until then, May God bless you brethren!