One of the most wonderful things about coming to God again and again (i.e. being an overcomer) is experiencing His presence. Being in love with God is a wonderful thing. There is nothing as fulfilling, nothing as satisfying to your mind, soul and spirit as being in experiential communion with the Father, in Christ and by the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives. I’ve been 34 years experiencing God, experiencing His love, knowing His touch. I’ve had visions, embraces, revelations. It has been like paradise on earth to be raised up in the Spirit before the throne of the Father because of the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
And this is what the first promise to the overcomer is all about. S/he who overcomes has the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God (Rev. 2:7).
That is not just a promise for the future, it is a promise for now.