New Testament
Lesson 45
“He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand some of the blessings that will come to those who overcome the trials of mortality through their testimony of Jesus Christ.

Scripture references for study:  Revelation 1–3; 12
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Lesson 45 Handout (PDF)


Introduction To The Book Of Revelation

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS, WHEN YOU THINK OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION?

WHO IS THE AUTHOR?

WHAT IS THE THEME OF REVELATION?

TO WHOM WAS THIS BOOK WRITTEN?

Outline of the Book (see Life & Teachings of Jesus & His Apostles, p447).

A note on the symbolism found within the Book of Revelation.


Revelation 1 - Symbols Representing Parts of The Church of Jesus Christ

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." (Revelation 1:1-3)

READ REVELATION 1:12-20.  John sees seven candlesticks.

WHERE WAS THE SAVIOR IN RELATION TO THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS?

WHAT WAS THE SAVIOR HOLDING IN HIS RIGHT HAND WHEN HE STOOD IN THE MIDST OF THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS?

WHAT CAME OUT OF THE SAVIOR'S MOUTH IN THIS VISION?

WHAT OTHER SYMBOL DID THE LORD POSSESS IN THIS REVELATION?


Revelation 2 & 3 - Blessings Promised To Those Who Overcome

"Chapters 2 and 3 contain the words of the Lord to each of the seven branches of the Church in Asia. The Lord reviewed some of the strengths and weaknesses in each branch and warned the Saints to correct their weaknesses." (Teacher's Manual, p188)

To Ephesus - Revelation 2:1-7.

To Smyrna - Revelation 2:8-11.

To Pergamos - Revelation 2:12-17.

To Thyatira - Revelation 2:18-29.

To Sardis - Revelation 3:1-6.

To Philadelphia - Revelation 3:7-13.

To Laodicea - Revelation 3:14-22.


Revelation 12 - How The Saints Overcome Satan

  1. As part of his revelation, John saw a symbolic version of the War in Heaven and its continuation on earth.
  2. READ REVELATION 12:1-2, 5.  A great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun.
  3. Chapter 12 refers to a dragon.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings from the Book of Revelation as discussed in this lesson. What teachings addressed to the seven branches of the church in Asia might you better incorporate into your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Collected Discourses.

Conference Report.

Doctrine and Covenants Commentary by Hyrum M. Smith and Janne M. Sjodahl.

Doctrinal New Testament Commentary by Bruce R. McConkie.

Doctrines of Salvation by Joseph Fielding Smith.

History of the Church by Joseph Smith.

The Life and Teachings of Jesus and His Apostles.

The Way to Perfection by Joseph Fielding Smith.


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