Revelation 2:11 Index
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
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"He that hath an ear..." (Revelation 2:7)

  • CLOSING: An admonition to heed the words of Jesus. "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;" (KC 39)
  • PROMISE: What will be given if the church follows Jesus's instructions. "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." (KC 39)

"...He that overcometh..." (Revelation 2:7)

  • ...stress should probably be placed on overcoming in spite of the "tribulation" mentioned in Revelation 2:10.

"...the second death."

  • The Bible speaks of two deaths. Both the believer and the non-believer will experience the first death. The Scripture speaks of death as sleep. "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope" I Thessalonians 4:13... Both the righteous and the unrighteous will be resurrected. "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation" (John 5:28, 29).... It is not the first death we have to fear, for we will all come forth from it. It is the second death that is eternal. "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" (Revelation 21:8). "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death" (Revelation 20:14). The second death is never referred to as a sleep, because there is no return from this death. (KC 43)
  • Jesus has a special promise for all the saints that lost [or will lose] their lives for the Master in church of Smyrna. They will come forth [in] the first resurrection singing, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (I Corinthians 15:55). Never will they face death again throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity! (KC 43-44)
  • As contrasted with the first death, which ends human life temporarily now, and from which there is a resurrection, both for "the just and unjust" (Acts 24:15). The second death is the final extinction of sin and sinners, and from it there can be no resurrection (Revelation 20:14; Revelation 21:8) (7BC 748)