Scripture Reading — Revelation 2: 12-17
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2: 17)
My child, there are such rewards laid up for the righteous that if people knew the greatness of them, the honour and eternal praise, they would strive to be righteous only for the rewards. But I have hidden the true interpretation of these words, that your heart be not drawn after the gifts, but rather after the Giver. Keep your eyes on Me, My child, I am your exceeding, great reward.
The manna of My truth have I already given to you, but there remaineth still much truth and many mysteries in My Word which have yet to be revealed in these last days. As you press into My bosom, My heart will commune with your heart and reveal these truths to you.
The white stone is the seal of authority, the earnest of the inheritance, that touch of eternal glory, that sense of My indwelling. You can have the white stone in part now, but when you come through the gate, that stone will give you eternal status, eternal rewards, eternal position, recognized by the authorities of heaven.
Man does not recognize the “white stone” but heaven does. What more do you need?
The new name is your eternal high calling, your heavenly office, your place of leadership. Heaven will not be a place of many chiefs and no Indians. The chiefs (i.e. the overcomers) will be few. Strive to attain. This fiery trial of your life can give you great perfecting and stature but only if you overcome all your adversaries of self.
Daily Preparations for Perfection by Gwen Shaw
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