Revelation 2:7

To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’

Revelation 2:8

8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:f]Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 2:12

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.

Revelation 2:18

18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write:26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the [o]nations; 27 and he shall [p]rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces,

Revelation 3:3

3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.


7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

Revelation 3:14

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:21 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne

it seems all who overcome are given somewhat different gifts

Could there be something significant why this gifts differ?

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    Have you considered that it would sound very repetitive and give a very narrow view of his Glory if he described it with the same words over and described it with the same words over and described it with the same words over and described it with the same words over again? – Caleb May 9 at 9:01
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    @Caleb,why then you use the same phrase 'who overcomes', thought this refers to different gifts – collen ndhlovu May 9 at 9:05
  • Some repetition establishes a pattern; full repetition risks seeming inartistic and dull. I doubt anyone enjoys reading Numbers 7:12-83 aloud. This isn't to say that repetition can't be artistic, but it's harder. Psalm 136 works, but it still needs a good reader to not butcher it. – curiousdannii May 9 at 12:32
  • @curiousdannii,is the author referring to one and same gifts/rewards to different over comers/churches? – collen ndhlovu May 9 at 12:39
  • I think this question is too broad since each of the Gatherings presents significant interpretative challenges. However, they are all discussed in this book: play.google.com/store/books/… – Ruminator May 9 at 15:11

I am not sure this will answer the question but it will provide part of the answer.

With the exception of the Laodicea, the rewards of each church appear progressive:


  • right to eat from the tree of life in paradise


  • crown of life
  • not hurt by second death


  • hidden manna
  • white stone
  • new name known only by receiver


  • authority over nations
  • morning star
  • rule with iron sceptre
  • dash nations to pieces like pottery


  • will walk with me
  • dressed in white
  • not erase name from book of life
  • acknowledge before Father
  • acknowledge before angels


  • pillar in God’s temple
  • never leave temple
  • write God’s name
  • write name of God’s city
  • write my new name
  • kept from hour of trial


  • right to sit with me on my throne

A careful reading will readily show that the rewards are the right source of encouragement for the spiritual condition of each of the seven churches. That is, the rewards chosen are specifically designed to match the needs of each congregation.

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