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THE UNSTABLE OR COMPROMISING CHURCH(PERGAMOS).

THE UNSTABLE OR COMPROMISING CHURCH(PERGAMOS).

SCRIPTURE: REVELATION 2:12-17

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

REFLECTION:

One significant lesson I have learnt from the church at Pergamos is what John tells the Christians of Pergamos to repent. The Hebrew word for repent is simply to Rethink. A lot of Christians believe the word was meant for unbelievers or sinners. God wants us to rethink, rather reconsider your ways of believing. Don’t follow false and ungodly teachings. As Christians, we must be aware that the enemy of our souls wants to entice us to run after sin and embrace the worship of other gods as long as it’s not Jesus.

I’m aware lots of believers may find their church(hearts) in this part God wants to teach us today. Revelation 2:13 reads “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

This implies that we ought to be careful about where we dwell because God calls those secret places(works of the flesh-see Galatians 5:19) as Satan’s throne- his dwelling place. I’m sure, you are aware that God knows the status of your heart. However, i’ll encourage you read verse 14 carefully as God stressed on those who hold the doctrine of Balaam (see verse 14).

You are a servant of God, a Christian or believer and you are holding onto the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the Children of Israel.

As a result, stop preaching, teaching false doctrines. I’m not saying anyone is preaching false doctrine, but if what you preach or teach your members, disciples, followers, congregation are your own words other than the words from God, please stop. Depend on the Holy Spirit to teach you his word.

Moreover, verse 16 concludes that you’ve got to Repent, else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth, you know what that means, I guess?

 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’

 PRAYER:

O LORD, HELP OUR COMPROMISING HEARTS TO TURN BACK FULLY AND WITH A SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, AND LOVING HEARTS IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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