The short answer about the overcomers is "yes".
The long answer....
The Lord Jesus Christ comes to open up our minds by the opening up of the Scriptures to our understanding….the Word of Truth. This is His “testimony”….the opening up of the Scriptures to our hearing ears in this last time.
It will not align or conform with what the word of man has been deceptively preaching for generations…. man’s various private interpretations of the Scriptures in order to deceive many and get paid for it.
One must overcome our own religious thoughts/understanding and ways for His thoughts/understanding and ways (which are higher than ours) when we hear the Word of Truth.
The hearers of His words….the hearing of what the Spirit is saying today to the churches…are to overcome those things that He points out. We must hear the Spirit of Truth today and overcome.
Paul overcame his own religious thoughts and ways….counting all those things but a loss….in order to gain the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ the Lord…and we are to do the same today and not hold on to the thoughts and ways of our church “fathers”. We are not to be found defending their “knowledge” nor their ways…their handwriting of church dogmas…the doctrines and commandments of men.
Philippians 3:6-10 KJV (6) Concerning zeal, persecuting the church;
touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. (7) But
what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. (8) Yea
doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the
knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss
of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Paul was found in Christ instead of going about defending his own righteousness.
He instead believed in what he heard the Lord saying….the faith of Christ and the righteousness which is of God by that faith. He didn’t argue with the Lord about what he heard but was found believing and overcoming his own religious thoughts and ways. He was found in Christ by dying to sin (evil speaking)….being made conformable unto His death.
(9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is
of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by faith: (10) That I may know him, and
the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings,
being made conformable unto his death;
This is eternal life….that we might know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He sends. We show we know Him by the doing of His commandments….especially at the moment we hear His voice as He is sent to give us an understanding so that we might turn to Him and live His eternal life now in this earth.
John 17:2-3 KJV (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that
he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. (3)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Again, the Son of God comes and gives us an understanding (by the opening up of the Scriptures to our minds through His interpretation of them). We show that we know Him by the doing of His commandments at the hearing of this heavenly “understanding” presented to us. We believe that this is His Son that we hear speaking in the Spirit of Truth (he that hears the voice of the Lord, let him hear in faith of what the Spirit is saying to the churches).
1 John 5:20 KJV (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and
hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and
we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the
true God, and eternal life.
We show that we know God who is true by the keeping of His commandments. We are to let brotherly love continue and entertain His words….without contentions, envy, strife, wrath, etc.
1 John 2:3-6 KJV (3) And hereby we do know that we know him, if we
keep his commandments. (4) He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not
his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (5) But
whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:
hereby know we that we are in him. (6) He that saith he abideth in
him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
We must overcome our own thoughts and ways in order to inherit all things. He that overcomes shall inherit all things.
We are to affirm that these revealed words of the Lord are “true and faithful” when we hear them as we are then at His throne. The Day arrives when we hear His words and we are to be found “awake” to the doing of His righteousness and not being forgetful to do His will....being bogged down in the worldly things.
We either receive His words and do good or reject them and do evil and are judged accordingly.
Revelation 21:5-8 KJV (5) And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful.
The true Jesus our Lord is the author and finisher of our faith. He is the Beginning and the End….the completion of our faith.
We are to hear His voice and attest that His words are “true and faithful” and every man’s words that has been preached before were erroneous and are to be rejected…to be counted as a loss for the excellency of His knowledge.
Let God be true and every man a liar. Whoever will receive the testimony of Jesus certifies that God is true while what man has been preaching is erroneous and disregarded.
We are to bring forth good deeds towards the hearing of His “true and faithful” words….sealing that God is true.
Faith with good deeds towards the hearing of His words of knowledge completes our faith…. “it is done” or finished. Good works completes our faith. He is the author…the beginning…and the completion of our faith as we hear His voice and do His commandments which completes faith in Him.
Only then (the completion of our faith through the keeping of His commandments) can we go into the full understanding of His knowledge: “ I will give unto him that is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely.” He will give His full knowledge unto those who will complete or show the evidence of their faith in Him and His words by the good deeds towards Him and what they hear Him saying.
(6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the
fountain of the water of life freely.
He that overcomes shall inherit all things and He will be our God and the overcomer shall be His son.
(7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his
God, and he shall be my son.
But those who will not overcome shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone….which is the second death. They will not go into His full understanding but will be left “outside” of His knowledge because of their evil deeds towards the hearing of His voice. Without are those who will be found not doing His commandments at the hearing of His voice.
Some believers of what they will hear will fear persecution from other churchgoers for believing His words that are “true and faithful” and will hide their faith….not completing their faith. What they thought they had…their faith… will be removed from them as judgment and have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
Some churchgoers will not believe in what they will have heard at all.
Some will become angry towards what they hear: His words that are “true and faithful”. Some will “kill the messenger” (who will speak His words) with evil speaking…thereby, murdering their brother.
The liars say they know God but do not do His commandments.
Others will continue on as business as usual: the handling of the Word of God deceptively for their own unjust gain. They will not enter in to His knowledge.
(8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone: which is the second death.
The “second death” is the condition of being judged without mercy for the rejection of His true and faithful words. The tongue is a fire which will speak evil and will not cease as final judgment at the hearing of His words.
They will be “tormented” at His words and cannot receive them in faith as their judgment will be final upon them. They will die from this earth in their sins…their evil speaking.
As Jesus said to the unbelievers, “you shall die in your sins” if they did not believe that He (I am) was who He said He is: the Son of God who was speaking to them. The judgment of unceasing speaking evil (sins) is final until one dies from this earth (the second death).
John 8:23-24 KJV (23) *And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I
am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. (24) I
said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye
believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
If we sin willfully…continuing to speak evil after we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins. Our judgment will then be final. What was once "willful" speaking evil will then become unwilful in the final, righteous judgment of God. It will be unceasing evil speaking of the tongue which will bring ourselves torment. The "worm"...the uncontrolled, unceasing blurting of evil....will not die. The fire of the tongue shall not be quenched.
We shall have our part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone as there is no remedy (the sacrifice of our Lord) for not doing His commandments at the hearing of His full knowledge as He shall open up the Scriptures to our hearing ears. There will be no mercy shown as a result of continued speaking evil without the repenting of it.
Hebrews 10:26-31 KJV (26) For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
for sins, (27) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
This judgment then will be “without mercy” and it will be final until we perish from off this earth in our sins….the unceasing of speaking evil. The tongue is a fire which will bring us torment….rage and lamentation. And there will then be no mercy….no sacrifice will be available.
(28) He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses: (29) Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall
he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and
hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified,
an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (30)
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will
recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his
people. (31) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
The drink of the wine of the wrath of God will be poured without mixture as His judgment will be made without mercy mixed in.
And those who will have done evil towards the hearing of His voice shall be “tormented” with fire (the tongue is a fire…a world of evil) and brimstone (the divine, righteous judgment of God continues upon them).
They will die in their sins….their continued, unwilful, unceasing evil speaking which is the final judgment upon them for their previous willful, continued speaking evil of what they heard.
They will be tormented in the presence of the “holy angels”…that is, the true and faithful words of the Lord spoken. They will hear His words and rage upon what they hear…as it and their own words will torment them. They will gnash their teeth in rage against His true and faithful words and will lament as their own evil will come back upon them.
They will be tormented in the presence of the Lamb….that is, in the presence of those who will keep the daily sacrifice of the Lord by the dying to sin. They will not return evil for the evil of the persecutions of those who are being judged... who have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
Revelation 14:10-13 KJV (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the
wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the
presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
The smoke of their torment will ascend up "for ever and ever"….that is, there will be no more sacrifice for their sins as their judgment is final until they die for their sins….the “second death”. Forever = final judgment upon them without remedy of the sacrifice of the Lord to atone for their sins. The only way out is for them to die from off this earth while in their sins ...the second death.
(11) And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:
and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his
image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (12) Here is the
patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of
God, and the faith of Jesus.
But blessed those who are “dead” which “die” in the Lord…that is, those who will keep the dying of the Lord in their bodies. They will die to sin…evil speaking…in the face of the persecutions of the group that is dying in their sins without remedy. They will inherit the eternal life of Jesus in this earth. They will have peace while the other group will not.
(13) And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do
Blessed are they that do His commandments so that they may have right upon the tree of life….and they will enter in to know His knowledge.
Revelation 22:11-17 KJV (11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust
still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is
righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be
holy still. (12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with
me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (13) I am Alpha
and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (14)
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to
the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Outside in the darkness of not knowing His knowledge will be those who will hear His voice and will not overcome but will continue on. The wicked shall not have His understanding.
(15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and
murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (16)
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the
churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and
morning star. (17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let
him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And
whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely