Tuesday, October 18, 2016


: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the
faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and
doctrines of devils; 1 TIMOTHY 4 : 1.
READ : REVELATION 2 : 12 - 17 :
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos
write; These things saith he which hath the sharp
sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest,
even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast
my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in
those days wherein Antipas was my faithful
martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan
14 But I have a few things against thee, because
thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of
Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a
stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat
things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine
of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
and will fight against them with the sword of my
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and in the stone
a new name written, which no man knoweth
saving he that receiveth it.
In the Bible reading, Jesus Christ commended the
Church in Pergamos, reassuring them that
nothing about them is hidden from Him. The
interesting thing about this Church is that in spite
of the nearness of the Church to the seat of
Satan, they still held on to the Name of Jesus
Christ, they never denied their faith even in the
face of terrible persecution. However, Jesus
Christ had a serious allegation against them.
They tolerated in their midst those who were
holding on to and practising false doctrines. This
is a food for thought for Christians of the 21st
century. In this end-time, we compromise a lot of
the apostolic orthodox in the name of civilization
and fundamental human rights. We have forgotten
that just as God is not a democrat, He is also not
a human activist. He has His set of rules that we
must abide by, however, we compromise this
divine standard because we think we can through
that, win these blasphemers into the Kingdom.As
a matter of fact, because we have tolerated them
so much, they now see themselves as Christians
too, setting worldly standard for the Church as
they dangle their wealth at the saints.
Will Jesus not hate such a compromise in the
name of magnanimity when it becomes a
stumbling block to the saints? The saints are
living their first love because of the doctrine of
Balaam. This compromise spoiled the good works
of the Church in Pergamos. In Revelations 2 : 16,
Jesus warned the Church :
“Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and
will fight against them with the sword of my
One major revelation in this passage is that the
message of repentance was preached to the
Church in Pergamos. We are hereby encouraged
to heed this warning too, so that we can
overcome these temptations through genuine
repentance. When we overcome, our reward will
be the hidden manna and a testimonial of
perfection written on precious stone.
Beloved, do not be deceived by your longevity in
Church. God knows your works and He will
reward you accordingly.
ACTION POINT : Father, help me to disassociate
myself from worldly pollution.
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