Authorized Overcomers

I will declare the Lord’s decree:
He said to Me, “You are My Son;
today I have become Your Father.
Ask of Me,
and I will make the nations Your inheritance
and the ends of the earth Your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron;
You will shatter them like pottery.”
So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with reverential awe,
and rejoice with trembling.
Pay homage to the Son, or He will be angry,
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

(Psalm 2:7-12 HCSB ©®)

To the ekklesia at Thyatira:
“The one who overcomes, who continues to keep my words until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will be a shepherd to them, ruling over them with an iron rod, so that they are crushed like pottery, just as I received authority from My Father. I will also give him the Morning Star. Who has an ear that can hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the ekklesias.”
(Revelation 2:26-29)