And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.
The overcomer, the one who steadfastly maintains the works of genuine Christianity, will be given power over the nations. The reward will be to reign with Christ during His one thousand year reign. During Christ’s reign, sin will be dealt with severely and promptly. The overcomer does not earn this position by their works, but their works demonstrate the reality of their faith.