The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on His throne. - Rom 8:35
A call to verbal witness - Rev 1:35-5; 6:19; 19:16-19
Political / Social / Economic forces aligned against their witness.
Trade Gilds and Sects.
Temptation to compromise and accommodation.
Jesus challenges their compromise and lack of witness.
Jesus gives a chance to repent - Rom 2:3
Promise to overcomers