Just as Jesus overcame the world He expects us to overcome the world. What does it mean to "Overcome"? To overcome is to prevail in spite of adversity, to successfully solve a problem or defeat an opponent, or to be consumed with something. It means to fight against the adversity and never quit or give up. In the last days there will be a lot of adversity and chaos. Only the strong in the Lord will resist the temptation to take the easy road. I believe Christians will be so hated be the world that people will murder Christians because they think they are doing the world a favor - Read John 16:1-4.
23 "Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?”
And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ Luke 13:23-25New King James Version (NKJV)
This verse reminds me of "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" - I mentioned this parable in my previous post. The last days will be a time of judgment coming on the earth for her many sins, but I believe it is very possible it will be a time of testing for the Church. Only the true Church will overcome the world even unto death just as Jesus did.
In the last days many people will not be prepared for the tribulation and will be in a panic for food and water. They will be in such fear they will agree to take the mark of the beast just to survive. Once they take the mark they have doomed themselves and can never repent again. Those that take the mark will no longer be the person they once were. They will become like zombies or the walking dead and hell bent on killing Christians.
The overcomer knows and understand the signs of the end and prepare themselves for what is coming. The overcomer is sealed with The Holy Spirit and does not fear what man does to him. The disciples of Christ trust the Lord Jesus with their lives and are willing to lose their life because they know they will soon be with Jesus. In those last days many Christians will have their heads chopped off, but they are not afraid as they overcome the world. They look forward to the time when they will have a new and glorified body and to be will Jesus for all eternity.