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Martyrs and Overcomers

In the book of Revelation, overcoming saints persevere in their testimony of Jesus whatever the cost, even a martyr’s death .  Two themes that are repeated in the book are closely related - “ witness ” and “ overcoming .” Beginning with Jesus of Nazareth and his own martyrdom on Calvary, his followers are summoned to persevere in his “ testimony ,” and in this way, they “ overcome ” and they will emerge victorious in the city of “ New Jerusalem .” They must “ overcome, even as I overcame .”