1. Exposition

Is Jesus in a position to give privileged positions to the one who conquers?

Revelation 2:26 (ESV)

26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,

Yes, he certainly is. As Jesus himself says, “I myself have received authority from my Father.” Because of Jesus’ victory on the cross, “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to” him (Matthew 28:18; see also Ephesians 1:19–23; Revelation 5:1–14). He received this authority in fulfillment of the promise of Psalm 2:1–12.